Circle of 6 U is the school-specific version of the Circle of 6 personal safety app.
If you are not a student or faculty at the schools listed below, please search for "Circle of 6" on the iTunes store.
Now customized for University of Houston: Main, Downtown, Clearlake, Victoria campuses; Prince William County Public Schools; Williams College, UCLA, Hobart & William Smith Colleges.
Built specifically for colleges and schools, Circle of 6 U connects students to each other and the critical resources specific to their campus.
Circle of 6 U lets you choose up to 6 trusted friends to add to your circle. If you get into an uncomfortable or risky situation, use Circle of 6 U to automatically send your circle a pre-programmed SMS alert message, with your exact location. It’s quick. It’s discreet. Two taps on your phone is all it takes.
Circle of 6 U also connects you to critical resources and hotlines dedicated to student safety on campus and nearby.
A personal safety app for everyone, Circle of 6 is the Winner of the 2011 White House and HHS “Apps Against Abuse” Technology Challenge, and Winner of Avon Foundation for Women/Institute of Medicine "Ending Violence @Home"
By: Tech 4 Good, Inc.
Featured in NPR, Time, Cosmopolitan, the New York Daily News, MTV, Marie Claire, Wired Cult of Mac and The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Vice President Joe Biden says, “Thanks to the creativity and vision of these developers, young people now have a new line of defense against violence in their lives.”
Circle of 6 U is a project of Tech 4 Good, LLC. Tech 4 Good, LLC is a human rights mobile start-up. Bringing our experience with youth culture, storytelling, code and design we develop engaging tools and campaigns to support a culture of connectivity and accountability.
WHAT’S NEW IN VERSION 1.9:
Customization for University of Houston: Main, Downtown, Clear Lake and Victoria
The app is now usable with 3 contacts (although we still recommend 6)
Optimized school selection process
Design updates and fixes
- ToS updates
Ratings and Reviews
I love this app and feel that everyone should have it, but it would be nice if I could remove people from my circle. I tried but it only gave me the option to replace them. It would also be nice if I could customize the responses I send out. Just a few nitpicks on an otherwise great app.
All college students should have this!
My father is in the military and during one of their recap training courses on sexual assault they told them about this circle of 6 app and the university one! This is truly an amazing app that every college student should have. Thank you for creating something that is so helpful!
Has only 3 colleges on the app
Love this idea but please add a way to add a campus.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.