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Safety & Security

Keeping Our Community Safe

Safety Resources & Mobile Apps



A free peer-to-peer mobile app that turns your phone into a personal safety device by letting you ask smartphone contacts to virtually walk with you on or off campus in Evanston.

Download NUGuardian

Safe Ride

A safe and free alternative to walking alone after dark on or near the Evanston campus.

Download Safe Ride
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Campus Shuttles

Free shuttles between the Evanston and Chicago campuses that run late into the night.

Shuttle Routes
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Safety Escorts Program

A free service to provide a walking escort or to monitor travel on the Evanston or Chicago campuses.
Request a Safety Escort
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Department of Safety & Security

Visit the Department of Safety & Security website for more information on the services that protect the Northwestern community, as well as security tips and strategies that reduce the likelihood of crime.