Turn your cell phone into a personalized blue light emergency phone. In the event of an emergency, Drexel Guardian allows the Drexel Public Safety Communications Center to immediately access important information about you, such as your name, photograph, important medical information, and location, when you call 267-298-1442 from your cell phone — dramatically increasing the odds that they can find you and help you. The service is free and voluntary, and the information you provide is kept completely confidential.
In order to register for Drexel Guardian, you must first register your mobile phone number in the DrexelAlert system online through DrexelOne using your Drexel login and password. The link to DrexelAlert can be found within the “Drexel” tab, under “Safety and Security” (top center). Click the link enter your mobile phone number and then click Submit. Please wait two days for your account to be created.
To build your Drexel Guardian profile, sign in through DrexelOne (go to the “Drexel” tab and click the Drexel Guardian link, under the “Safety and Security” heading) and follow the directions to provide as much or as little information as you desire.
How does it work?
Speed Dial - You can trigger immediate Drexel Public Safety response by using speed dial to call 267-298-1442.
Emergency GPS Locator - Based on your cell phone signal, a GPS locator is activated during your active call. The registered profile information assists Drexel Public Safety in identifying and locating you.
Escort Timer - You can set a timer for reaching a target destination by calling 267-298-3008. If the timer is not deactivated after a series of reminders, or when you reach your destination, Drexel University Police will be notified.
For more information on how to register your phone, set up your personal profile, and activate Drexel Guardian in an emergency, view Drexel Guardian’s Frequently Asked Questions.
Drexel Guardian is not a substitute for calling Drexel Police (215-895-2222) or Philadelphia Police (911). In the event of an emergency, users are advised to call 215-895-2222 or 911, as Drexel Guardian should not be used as the primary source for an emergency assistance call. Drexel Guardian is an optional back-up alert notification system that users may use at their discretion. As with any cell phone usage, certain factors (such as signal strength, type and quality of your phone carrier, and dead spots) can affect the GPS locator accuracy.