Randy Young, spokesman for DPS, said his office did not have any data on the number of students who have registered for the app but admits notifying students about it can be challenging.
“Those who have discovered it have had nothing but good things to say about it. It’s just a matter of getting the information out there about it,” he said.
More than 100 universities in the U.S. have implemented the safety app called Rave Guardian. UNC pays an annual $40,000 licensing fee for the app and an annual $10,000 for the company’s Smart911 program, according to documents obtained by The Daily Tar Heel.
UNC has worked with Rave for many years, initially launching a mobile app and a 1-800-service before this version. Students sign up using their UNC email account to connect to DPS services. It’s available on Android and Apple devices.