History of Safe Ride

Safe Ride began in the late 1980s as a walking escort service called Student Escort Services. The Naval ROTC provided volunteers to walk students between destinations on campus at night. In 1992 ASG took over the service and in 1993 bikes were provided for the escorts to get to students' locations faster.

Eventually, in the late 1990s, the University provided 3 cars, eliminating the walking escorts. In the fall of 2006, Student Escort Services was renamed to Safe Ride. 2007 marked the year of the first Prius vehicles, as Safe Ride acquired 6 of them as well as 1 handicap accessible van. The Safe Ride fleet was increased to its current size of 8 Prii and 1 handicap accessible van between 2010 and 2012. Today, Auxiliary Services heads Safe Ride, which is staffed by friendly student employees.