What resources are available from the University to help me be prepared?

The university has a preparedness application called RAVE Guardian.  RAVE Guardian is a campus safety mobile application that enhances preparedness and safety on-campus using interactive features and allowing students to create a virtual network of friends, family and campus safety personnel.  The application also includes anonymous, two-way crime reporting through text and picture messaging. The application is available to all students with a university email address for free through the iTunes store and Google Play store.

More information about the RAVE Guardian application and other preparedness resources can be found at ready.gmu.edu/be-prepared/.


What steps should I take to be prepared at home and at work?

Get a kit. Make a plan. Be informed. Information on each of these actions is available at www.ready.gov.

How do I make an emergency supply kit for work and at home?

Go to the “Build a Kit” page on ready.gov/kit. There you will find information on what to include in your emergency supply kit, where to store it, and how to maintain it.

What emergency supplies should I keep in my car?

Go to ready.gov/car for a list of additional items to keep in your car, as well as, a mechanic check list to prepare your vehicle for emergencies.


Does George Mason University keep a list of emergency contacts for employees in case of an emergency?

Employees are encouraged to provide information for one or more emergency contacts to the university in the event that an emergency occurs and the university must contact an employee’s emergency contact. Emergency contact information can be entered in Patriotweb. Visit Patriotweb, log in, select “Personal Information”, select “Personal Profile”, scroll down to the Emergency Contact section and add or update contacts as necessary.


What happens if I cannot come to work or am unable to leave the university because of an emergency?

If you cannot come to work due to unsafe conditions and the university has not altered its operating schedule, contact your supervisor to discuss your work arrangements and concerns.

When the university experiences a regional emergency, university-wide emergency, or severe weather event and determines that it is not safe for students, faculty and staff to leave campus, instructions will be provided on where to assemble, who to contact for assistance, and the services available. Information and messages regarding emergencies will be sent to you via Mason Alert, George Mason University’s emergency notification system alert.gmu.edu, and will also post on the university webpage, www.gmu.edu.