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Guardian App

The Guardian App is one of the best ways to improve your personal safety and make campus a safer community.  It provides rapid and proactive communications with friends, family, co-workers, UTPD, and 9-1-1 in the event of emergency.

Guardian Features

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Set a safety timer

Notify people you trust to check in on you if you are alone or in an unfamiliar place.

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Manage and message your guardians

Invite family, friends, or others to be your guardian, and communicate with them within the app if needed.

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Easy emergency communication

Call safety officials directly for help if you are in trouble and send text tips—including photos—if you see something suspicious.  UT Alerts can also be received through the app notifications.

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Send a Tip

Send a crime tip or report suspicious activity through text and images directly to UTPD.  UTPD will be able to contact you to follow up as needed.  Text tip should not be used for ongoing emergencies or for reporting being a victim of a crime.  Call 911!

Download the UT app at to receive the Guardian app, which will appear in the main menu under campus resources.

Users will be prompted to set up their Guardian account and create a safety profile. Use your UT email address to access the UT-specific interactive features and allow notifications to receive UT Alert messages through the app.

Alerts to the app are delivered using WiFi and will work in the event that text delivery is impacted by issues with cellular connectivity.

For complete Guardian instructions see this presentation.

Questions?  Check the Frequently Asked Questions on the UT Alert webpage.


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