University Gets New Emergency Alert System to Replace CaseWARN
March 02, 2012
Case Western Reserve University takes campus safety seriously, and as part of continuous efforts to improve security, the university has partnered with a new company to deliver emergency alerts to the campus community.
Beginning next week, Rave Mobile Safety will replace CaseWARN as the university’s text and voice messaging alert system. Rave specializes in higher education emergency communication and serves institutions such as Brown University and University of Massachusetts, among many others. Rave will be used to communicate safety alerts and information about inclement weather closures.
Next week, members of the university community will receive a welcome email for this new system. Faculty, staff and students are automatically registered for the system but are encouraged to log in to the Rave Mobile Safety site (getrave.com) to confirm contact information and choose notification preferences. Note that cellular phone providers may charge a per-text message fee for the delivery of emergency notifications to mobile devices. Individuals are permitted to opt out of the service, but the university urges campus community members to recognize that this is an important campus safety feature. Any Rave notices will be brief and will occur infrequently.
Individuals may sign in using their Case Western Reserve single sign-on ID and password. Please note that you may need to identify Case Western Reserve as your institution. Users then will be prompted to complete the registration process and will be able to update profile information.
Information about campus emergencies or closures will continue to be available on the university’s website, via email and the VOIP campus phone system, and through social media. Be sure to “like” the university on Facebook (facebook.com/casewesternreserve) to get a variety of updates on campus happenings.
Members of the campus community are encouraged to periodically review campus emergency procedures. Find the latest information here.
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