Students, faculty, staff, and visitors on the University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus can utilize the free services of the OU SafeWalk escort service if they do not wish to walk alone. Persons who do not wish to walk alone can call 325-WALK (325-9255) and request an escort from 8 p.m. till 2 a.m., 7-days a week.
Escorts arrive within ten-fifteen minutes at any OU campus location and escort persons on foot to their campus destination. SafeWalk escorts carry and display an identification card with their likeness, name, and SafeWalk name and year of service to verify their identity. SafeWalk staff carry flashlights at all times and umbrellas in wet weather. SafeWalk can be contacted by phone at 325-WALK (325-9255; 5-9255 from a campus phone) and you can call free from any campus courtesy phone, or by using the blue emergency phones. When using a blue phone, simply ask the OUPD dispatcher to connect you with SafeWalk.
OU has installed special telephones at multiple outdoor locations in academic and housing areas on campus that are connected directly to the OU police - no money - no dialing. These phones can be located by a blue light and a blue sign with the word:"EMERGENCY." Simply open the blue cabinet and lift the handset to talk to the police dispatcher.
The SafeWalk coverage area spans north-to-south from Boyd Street to Lloyd Noble Center and west-to-east from Elm to Jenkins streets. In addition to campus locations, SafeWalk will provide service to the north and south Greek areas immediately adjacent to campus. This service is free of charge to anyone who requests it.
For more information on SafeWalk, please visit OUPD's SafeWalk Web-site.
The University of Oklahoma also offers a free taxi service in and around Norman, Oklahoma for OU Students on certain nights. Please learn more about SafeRIDE.