Top 3 tips to stay safe on campus

By Ollie Ajami | 8/23/14 11:48am


GVL / Archive Officer Jeff Stoll is one of many GVPD officers who help keep campus safe

Grand Valley State University is one of the safest campuses in Michigan, and the Grand Valley Police Department is doing everything it can to sustain its dedication to keeping campus safe for all. Below are ways that may help students out if necessary.

  • Safe Walk Program: If students don’t feel safe walking alone at night and would prefer having someone walk with them to their on-campus destination, they may call GVPD. The department will assign an employee to meet the student wherever they may be and walk with them to wherever the student is seeking to go to.
  • Download the free campus safety app: Rave Guardian is an app that allows students to communicate with GVPD whether they want it to be anonymous or not. If a student is worried about something happening to them on the way to a known destination, they may submit their trip through the app and if the student is taken off track, the app will send a notification to GVPD, who will then act accordingly. It is available both for iPhone and Android.
  • Register your bike: Be sure to register the serial number of bicycles on campus. That way, if it is lost or stolen and GVPD finds a loose bicycle, they’ll be able to give it back to the correct student.

GVPD is open 24 hours, all seven days of the week. For more information about services offered for student safety on campus, visit

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