What is SAFEWALK?
SAFEWALK is a joint initiative between Mount Royal Security and the Students' Association. Student volunteers and Campus Security will escort those individuals who do not wish to walk to remote Mount Royal locations unaccompanied. SAFEWALK is based on the belief that there is safety in numbers. Student volunteer teams will provide escorted walks from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. Monday through Friday. Campus Security will provide escorts at all other times.
SAFEWALK seeks to ensure a strong sense of security among the 40,000 individuals studying, visiting and working at Mount Royal. A recent student satisfaction survey revealed that campus safety is a serious concern for students. As Mount Royal continues to grow, safety concerns grow along with it. SAFEWALK offers a proactive approach to keeping the campus a safe place for all students, staff and visitors.
How do I get a SAFEWALK?
It's simple. All you have to do to have an escort to your car, bus stop or residence, is stop by Campus Security at the West Gate or use one of the red phones or pay phones around campus to call for a walk. Simply give the dispatcher your name, location and destination. Personal information will be kept strictly confidential. All student volunteers wear blue vests and carry flashlights and cell phones, enabling them to communicate directly with Campus Security.
How can I help out?
SAFEWALK recruits volunteers to work one three-hour shift per week. Shifts are available Monday to Friday, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., or 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Applications can be picked up at the Students' Association office in Z201, second level Wyckham House. For more information, contact the SAFEWALK program administrator by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 403.440.7073.