Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Please encourage your student to download the uSafeUS app — a UNH innovation helping students feel and stay safe.

In 2020, UNH Durham was named the safest university in New Hampshire, and the sixth safest campus in the country. Technology is one of many tools UNH uses to keep students safe, including a cutting-edge app, uSafeUS®, which was developed by faculty, staff and students at UNH’s Prevention Innovations Research Center.

Now used at 22 colleges across New England, uSafeUS helps protect students in uncomfortable or potentially risky situations. And if they or a friend experience stalking, relationship violence or sexual assault, uSafeUS provides information, guidance and direct connections to campus, local and online help. Please click here for a brief description of uSafeUS functionality.

We strongly recommend all students download this essential safety tool. Find it on the App Store or Google Play. Additionally, UNH students can use the RAVE Guardian app to communicate with UNH police dispatchers 24/7 via text message. This tool offers discreet and anonymous reporting, including the ability to share photos and precise locations.

Help keep UNH a safe campus. Remind your student to download uSafeUS and RAVE Guardian today. Available on the App Store, Google Play and the UNH Mobile App portal under “Health & Safety.”

Thank you,
Timothy Cashman, president, Parents Council
Pam Dey Vossler, chair, Communications Committee and President Emerita, Parents Council