Gettysburg College wants to provide a safe learning environment and a way of traveling on campus by persons who find themselves alone and do not feel comfortable traveling alone. It is a well-known fact that walking alone at night increases everyone's risk of being a victim of a crime. The safety escort service was developed to provide a proactive measure to this situation.
Campus Safety is responsible for the safety escort service and must provide the best service to the community. The safety escort service must have a high quality control in order to avoid poor service and /or misuse.
The following is a set of guidelines for a request of an escort.
- Any student can request a safety escort.
- The starting location and destination must be from either college owned property or an off campus related housing property such as fraternities or private property within close proximity to campus.
- Safety escorts will be a walking escort unless there are not enough resources to justify it. Example: Very busy workload or under staffed shifts.
- Student Patrol Officers will be assigned this detail when on duty.
Call 717-337-6912 to request this service.