What is SAFEWALK?
Safewalk is program that was formed at DPS in 1988 in response to women's safety concerns on campus. Over time, we have come to realize that safety is an important issue for all members of the community - men and women, students, staff, and faculty. We also recognize that all members of the community are at risk of being victimized, and the Safewalk service should be available and accessible to all.
Safewalk is a program staffed by student employees who provide point-to-point walking escorts for their fellow community members on the Brown campus. Each two -person team also patrols the campus, against the Brown safeRIDE shuttle route, acting as additional "eyes and ears" for community safety. SW also stations a team at the Rockefeller Library, as well as the CIT, to accommodate those who study late. The teams can be identified by their distinctive Safewalk vests with reflective strips, and photo IDs. Each SW team is also equipped with a two-way portable radio to communicate to DPS dispatch at anytime. If you see a Safewalk team on campus, feel free to ask them to walk with you if you are feeling unsafe.
Earn Bear Tips Coins by getting a walk with us!
2017-2018 Safewalk Leadership:
Safewalk Coordinator, Ian Pearsall
Supervisors: Nothando Adu-Gyami, Calvin Nickelson, Leah Hardenbergh and Pieter Brower
Safewalk operates during the academic year only, Sunday through Thursday, 9pm-2:15am
Safewalk Request Line: (401)863-1079