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Safety Escort Service

To and from all parking areas & on campus locations.

Areas of service

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to take advantage of the escort service provided from dusk to dawn by the SDSU Police Department's Community Service Officers (CSO) and Police Officers. The CSO service is a safety walking escort to all parking lots, structures and on campus locations. This service is provided seven days a week from 5:00p.m. to 11:00p.m. when classes are in session during the Fall and Spring semester. To request an escort please call 619-594-6659.

If you require an escort after 11:00p.m. or when classes are not in session please call 619-594-6659 and your call will be forwarded to the Police Department's Communication Center. Please understand the police dispatcher is handling other (emergency/non-emergency) calls as well as radio traffic from police officers patrolling the campus. If you are put on hold, please wait patiently for the dispatcher to respond. Additionally, if there are emergency calls coming in, the escort will have to wait until the officers are finished responding to those calls. If you are told the officers are on other calls and there will be a wait, please stay in a place that you feel safe until the officer can come to you.

If at any time you wish to cancel your escort request, please call the escort line to advise the dispatcher so they can remove you from the queue.

Please view “Personal Safety While Walking” tips, for more information.

Additional services provided by our CSO program for your safety:

  • Red & Black Shuttle
    The Red & Black Shuttle operates Monday through Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters.  This shuttle drives a loop around campus stopping at 13 shuttle stops and offers convenient pickup locations that give easy access to the campus core.  The shuttles run approximately every 10-15 minutes depending on traffic. Red and Black Shuttle Route
  • Library Shuttle
    The Library Shuttle operates Sunday through Thursday from 10:45 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. during the fall and spring semesters.  This shuttle picks up students on the north side of the library by the dome and provides transportation from the library to parking lots/structures, residential halls, Albert’s apartments and Greek houses.   The shuttle does not have a pick up schedule; rather it runs continuously to/from the library based on passenger demand and their location of drop off.
  • Accessibility
    The Red & Black and Library Shuttles do provide accessible van service.  Safety escorts are provided on foot or by patrol vehicles.  Should you need accommodation during the normal hours of operation of the shuttle services for your class schedule, please call (619) 594-1991.  In addition, Student Disability Services will be acquiring an accessible golf cart at the end of September for those students needing transportation to and from classes.
















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