Public Safety Resources

USF has several public safety features available for student, staff, and faculty use while on campus. If you have questions regarding these resources, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Statement of Support.

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MoBull Messenger

MoBull Messenger is part of the USF Emergency Notifications System that allows you to receive emergency updates via text message. All official USF emergency notifications will be sent out through MoBull. Faculty, staff, and students are urged to sign up.

To register or update your contact information follow these instructions:

  1. Login to NetID Account Services web site using your NetID.
  2. Click Update Emergency Notification Settings.
  3. Follow instructions to opt in, provide mobile phone number and select campus locations for alerts.
  4. Click Submit.

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RAVE Guardian App

The RAVE Guardian app has several features that allow users to turn a smartphone into a mobile safety device.

You must subscribe to MoBull Messenger prior to signing up for Guardian (instructions are in the previous section). To setup Guardian follow these instructions:

  1. Go to RAVE Guardian Profile (login using your NetID).
  3. Click link: "Click here to resend your code"; enter the code you receive in the space provided and CONFIRM.
  4. Follow instructions on screen to complete sign up and provide additional details about yourself.

* This service is currently only available for USF Tampa and can only be used while on campus.

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EyeWitness allows registered USF Tampa MoBull users (students, faculty and staff) the ability to send anonymous crime tips and reports to the University Police via text messaging.

Eyewitness offers tipster’s anonymity and is also beneficial to be used in situations where discretion is required and calling 911 may place the tipster in danger. University Police can continue to communicate with the tipster via text messaging.

You may send tips to USF Tampa Police using the following methods:

* This service is currently only available on the Tampa campus. Please note standard text messaging rates apply based on your individual plan.