Personal Safety Escorts
We want you to feel safe walking on the Augustana University campus. The escort service provided by the Department of Campus Safety operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
HOW DO I REQUEST AN ESCORT?
Call the Department of Campus Safety at 605.274.4014. Tell the dispatcher your name and exact location, destination, and a call back telephone number. An officer will be dispatched and respond as soon as possible. In most instances the officer will respond in a timely manner, however an emergency situation may dictate a longer waiting period for the escort. Please be patient.
WHERE CAN I BE ESCORTED TO AND FROM?
From one point to another anywhere on campus or within a three block radius of the campus. Escorts will not be provided for convience stops ie. a local convenience store or fast food restuarant.
WHAT ARE THE HOURS DURING WHICH I MAY REQUEST A SAFETY ESCORT?
The service is available for Augustana University students, faculty and staff arriving or departing campus anytime especially during hours of darkness.
WHAT ARE THE RESTRICTIONS OF THIS SAFETY ESCORT SERVICE?
The safety escort service is NOT intended to be a taxi service. We strongly encourage you to walk in pairs or small groups especially late at night. Inappropriate use of the service takes officers from regular patrol and campus safety issues.
The escort service will not provide transportation to the following off-campus locations: Escorts to places of employment, the airport, bus stops, restaurants, drinking establishments, convenience stores, etc. The escort service will not provide transportation to groups or subjects demonstrating disruptive behavior before or during an escort. The Department of Campus Safety reserve the right to refuse service to disruptive individuals. No pets or animals allowed except for a personal aid animal.
The escort is designed specifically for personal safety and NOT for convenience.
If parking on a city street in the neighorhood or a remote parking lot we recommend that after making the telephone call you stay in your vehicle with the doors locked until the officer arrives. Don't forget to give the dispatcher the make, model, color and location of your vehicle.
If you have any questions on the escort service or need to request an escort, call the Department of Campus Safety at 605.274.4014.