Safety Escort Program

Get home safely

Get Home Safely

If you are a VU student or employee and your car won’t start, or your walking route feels unsafe, all of our campuses provide safe escort services.

Hours of availability vary by location. 
From a Campus Phone: 5555
From off-campus: 812-888-5555
Or use a blue emergency phone.

The VU Safety Escort Program is designed to enhance your safety and peace of mind if you must be on campus after dark. The primary goal is to deter sexual harassment, verbal abuse and assault, and to enable students to travel about the campus with a greater sense of security. The security escort is primarily a mobile service, but walking escorts are available upon request. 

The mobile escort is not intended as an alternative form of transportation and may be denied in the following cases:
As a regular means of transportation to full-time employment.
When two or more students have the same destination.
If public transportation is available.

When are escorts available?
Escorts are available from dusk to dawn, 365 days a year.

Who will escort me?
The escorts are officers of Vincennes University Police Department.

To what locations can I be escorted?
Escorts are available to accompany you from one campus location to another, from campus to student housing, or from housing to campus.

How do I arrange for an escort?
From a Campus Phone: 5555
From off-campus: 812-888-5555
Or use a blue emergency phone.
Tell the dispatcher where you are, where you will be waiting, and your destination, then go immediately to the location you specified. If you call from a building, wait inside but check periodically for the officer who will pick you up. 

It is not necessary to call in advance, as officers are ready to be dispatched. There could be a delay, but you should not anticipate that.

Remember.....You don't have to walk alone. An officer will accompany you.