UPDATE: Safewalk ends for the semester on March 15, 2020
What is Safewalk?
Safewalk was formed by 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 - students, staff, and faculty of all genders.
Safewalk is a DPS program staffed by student employees who provide point-to-point walking escorts free of charge) for their fellow community members. Each two-person team patrols the campus, along the Brown safeRIDE shuttle route, acting as additional “eyes and ears” for community safety. The teams can be identified by their distinctive Safewalk vests with reflective strips. Each SW team is 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!
Safewalkers are Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) under the Clery Act. CSAs are required to report to the Department of Public Safety allegations of Clery Act crimes that the CSA receives. If a victim does not want the report to go any further than the CSA, the CSA is still required to submit the report for statistical purposes, but it can be submitted without identifying the victim.
How do I get a Safewalk? One of three ways:
- Call us! (401) 863-1079
- Reserve in advance by filling out this form!
- Just ask one of our teams!
We’d love to hear from you!
Coordinator: Veronica Junco
Supervisors: Zachary Baytosh, Bailey Hunton, Thomas Castleman
For inquiries, email: [email protected]
Connect with us on Facebook: Safewalk at Brown
Interested in working with us? Fill out our Walker Interest Form!