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RAVE - Text message alerts and more

Get emergency alerts on your mobile phone. Optional Features include a Virtual Escort connected to Public Safety.

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Sign For Emergency Text Alerts! (CSCC students and employees)

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Sign up as a non-CSCC student (Parents, Franklin U, CCAD, etc.)


Columbus State has a text message alert system called Rave Mobile Safety, so sign up your cell today to receive these alerts. You won't be getting commercials. We're using it for emergencies on campus and snow days only. And the system is more than just text messages. You can also send it to your home email, or get voice messages to your home phone.

The video below will show you how to sign up, or you can just visit the Rave Mobile Safety site. Once you get there, just sign in with your regular Columbus State username and password. (Use your CSCC login without the

Non-CSCC Students: Now parents and students from nearby colleges (such as Franklin University, CCAD or Ohio State) or businesses can sign up for Columbus State text alerts. Use your full email address (including to sign up. Sign up for Non-CSCC Students


Other Great Features


Using the system, you can also send a text message to Public Safety to report suspicious activity. Watch this video for how the feature works. (As in the past, you may also continue to reach them 24/7 at 614-287-2525. For emergencies you should still dial 911.)



Click here to read our Frequently Asked Questions.

About the System

While GPS features on some cell phones can provide a general location, it's vital for subscribers using Rave Guardian to give specific locations in the virtual escort voice message or when speaking with 911 and campus police dispatchers.