Important Safety and Emergency Preparedness Information

Posted: February 13, 2018 at 1:06 pm

Dear Patriots,

Safety is a top priority at George Mason University. We encourage you to visit to become familiar with Mason’s procedures on how to prepare for and respond to emergencies.

Mason Alert: Register one or more cell phone numbers with Mason Alert, the university’s emergency notification system. This will allow you to receive timely notification of events that affect your safety.

Active Threats: Please visit the university’s Active Threat Response Webpage for information about how to respond to violence on campus and to register for Active Threat Training.

RAVE Guardian App: The university offers a free public safety app that features a virtual safety escort function, allows users to submit tips to university policy anonymously, and has the ability to relay your information and location.  The RAVE Guardian application is free through the iTunes store and the Google Play store.

Safety is everyone’s responsibility.  Remember: If you see something, say something. If you have any questions or concerns about Mason’s readiness for potential emergencies on campus, please contact EHS at or 703-993-8448.


David Farris, PhD
Executive Director of Safety & Emergency Management