Sign up for UB Guardian

more than "text me when you get home". Phone displaying a map of part of UB North campus with text: Stay safe on or off campus with UB Guardian. Set a virtual safety timer to check in with family and friends, report suspicious activity, and receive emergency safety notices.

UB Guardian converts smartphones into personal safety devices

Turn your phone into a personal safety device. Download the free UB Guardian safety app to check in with family, friends, University Police or others you trust to help you stay safe both on and off campus.


UB Police and the Office of Emergency Management encourage all students, faculty and staff to enhance their personal safety and the safety of their friends by first registering for UB Alert and then downloading the free UB Guardian app from the Apple store or Google Play. The app can be found by searching for "Rave Guardian." UB Guardian is a service supported by Rave Mobile Safety, the same company UB uses to send UB Alerts. 

With this app you can:

Set up a Safety Timer

With the Safety Timer, your status and location are available to those you trust. Set it up when you are heading somewhere unfamiliar, meeting with someone you don’t know or any other time you would like someone to check in with you.

Your Guardians will be notified if your timer expires. Remember to deactivate it when you are safe.

If the Safety Timer has run out, your guardian will be notified by the app, and they will also be able to see the location of your phone on a map.

Emergency and Chat with University Police

  • Call University Police: If you are in trouble on campus, you can easily call (716) 645-2222.
  • You can also send a text tip – including photos – to the University Police Dispatchers.
  • UB Guardian can also connect you to other support services including UB medical and counselling resources.

Receive UB Alert Push Notifications

UB Guardian is a companion app to the existing UB Alert emergency notification system, and will be able to receive UB Alert push notifications about weather and emergency situations.

UB Guardian is available for download for iPhone and Android devices

You must first register with UB Alert

Register for UB Alert.

For detailed installation instructions, visit  For additional information about UB Guardian visit our FAQ page.