Students, staff and faculty wishing to have an escort, should call 269-387-RIDE (7433).
Driving escorts have been temporarily suspended. Walking safety escorts will continue.
Please be familiar with the guidelines posted below.
The escort driver / walker usually arrives within minutes. However, timeliness is dependent on call volume.
Unfortunately, due to severe weather and other factors beyond our control, this service may be cancelled on limited occasions.
Safe Ride operates when classes are in session, during the fall and spring semesters, 7 days a week.
Walking Escorts provided: 6 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Driving Escorts provided: 8 p.m. - 6 a.m.
The Safe Ride program is a service designed to enhance your safety and peace of mind while you walk on campus after dark. The primary purpose of the WMU Safe Ride program is to provide escorts to persons walking alone to on-campus destinations such as classrooms, buildings, residence halls and parked cars and is concerned about walking alone at night-not just simply for the sake of a free ride.
Safe Ride also provides additional eyes and ears for the WMU Police Department by observing the campus environment during the escort service. All Safe Ride personnel are equipped with a two-way radio for direct access to the Department of Public Safety's police dispatch center. Safe Ride and Student Watch personnel are not permitted to become involved in any physical altercations.
Safe Ride employees are carefully screened for employment. Like all our other employment groups, student employees must have: