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Raven Safe App Now Available

tawny.scarlet - August 17, 2020

picture of the Raven Safe App with icons for downloading it from the apple store and google playThe anticipated Rosemont College Raven Safe App for smart phones is now ready to be downloaded and used to help keep Rosemont College Safe! The free app, downloadable from the Apple Store and Google Play, will play an important role in mitigating the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on Rosemont Campus, and is an integral part of Rosemont 2020 (link to Rosemont.edu/Rosemont 2020)

screen shot of Raven Safe App on iphoneUsing the Raven Safe App, students, faculty and staff are required to complete a Covid-19 Self-Assessment to screen all members of the Campus community for symptoms of the virus. The app offers a quick easy way to answer six yes or no questions to assess a person’s likelihood of being sick (paper questionnaires are available for individuals without smart phones). A Green QR code appears when successfully completed without indications of Covid-19 symptoms, or a message is displayed with the request to report to the Wellness Center, if symptoms are present. App clearance will be required for all faculty and staff to enter campus, and for all students to enter the Dining Hall and/or classrooms.

More than a mechanism to use during the current pandemic, the Raven Safe App offers multiple ways to keep the Rosemont community safe on campus. Raven Safe is a comprehensive safety app with immediate anonymous reporting at students' and employees’ fingertips, access to emergency contact information and public safety officers, and more. The Raven Safe App was developed as part of Rosemont’s $24,957 grant from Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to combat sexual assault on Pennsylvania college and university campuses through the Department of Education’s It’s On Us PA grant program.

Raven Safe Features:

  • Covid-19 Self Assessment and links to Rosemont 2020, information about Rosemont’s partnership with Main Line Health, the CDC and PA Department of Health.
  • Emergency Notifications for all employees
  • Emergency Contacts listing – phone numbers (RC Public Safety, Police, and any other emergency service that we designate).
  • Mobile Blue Light – push to send individual’s location to Public Safety and it will initiate a call to dispatch when an emergency arises
  • Friend Walk – sends location to a designated friend where they can watch your walk and they can notify emergency services if needed
  • Report a Tip – crime reporting (can be anonymous)
  • Safety Toolbox – tools to enhance safety such as chat with Public Safety, I’m Okay button, share map with location, etc.
  • Maps – load various maps including campus map, emergency procedures maps, etc.
  • Emergency Proceedures
  • Twitter News Feed
  • Weather and Events Notifications
  • Emergency plans – can upload College’s emergency plans for quick reference like what to do in an active shooter , evacuation, shelter in place situation
  • Support Resources – listing of support (Rosemont and outside) resources for victims of sexual assault, RC Support Guide, bystander intervention tips, dating violence information, consent, etc.

Benefits:

  • Another mechanism for anonymous reporting – at their fingertips, don’t have to go to get computer to report something by using Rosemont’s website, immediate reporting, enables quicker response by Public Safety/Police
  • Quick access to Sexual Assault resources, policies, procedures, helpful tips which also includes emergency procedures
  • Safety features – connection with a friend and Public Safety
  • Real time reporting

Rosemont was one of 36 Pennsylvania colleges and universities to receive the It’s On Us PA award. The focus of the grant funding is primarily for awareness and prevention training and programs with a special emphasis on reporting. In addition to the app, supporting resource tools and materials will be produced to remind the campus community how to report an incident and reinforce the training.