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New programs enhance campus safety at UofL

Lighted trail, 911 app among changes

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 13, 2105) — The University of Louisville is implementing several new programs this fall to enhance campus safety. Safety efforts have been merged into one comprehensive program, CardSafe.

uoflCardSafe includes two new features:

  • The L Trail: Developed by the Student Government Association, the Dean of Students, UofL Police Department and Physical Plant, the L Trail is a brightly lit, patrolled path that runs from the center of Belknap Campus to the Swain Student Activities Center and to the Ville Grill/Cardinal Towne area northwest of campus. The trail features new, energy-efficient, high-powered lighting and large white signs with a red “L.” ULPD personnel will patrol the trail in the evenings. A map is available on the CardSafe website.
  • CardGuard: UofL’s version of the RAVE Guardian phone app, CardGuard can be downloaded to students’ or employees’ phones. The program allows users to dial 911 with the touch of a button and to anonymously record and report crimes. CardGuard also features a timer function in which the phone will alert friends and police if the user is late in arriving to a pre-determined destination such as the library or dormitory.

The CardSafe program also includes already existing campus safety initiatives: UofL Alerts, the university’s Belknap and HSC shuttle services, the Campus Escort Service, the Green Dot Bystander Campaign (sponsored by the PEACC program), and the national “If You See Something, Say Something” program.