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Safewalk is run by volunteers who operate in male-female pairs

You can arrange for someone to meet you by calling 306-966-SAFE(7233).

On average, Safewalk provides approximately 300 walks per year to U of S staff, students and visitors.  Safewalk has approximately 35 volunteers each year. All volunteers are given police background checks, and must pass through an interview process.


Safewalk volunteers walk people safely to their destination on or near campus from Sunday to Thursday, 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm. Outside of these hours, Protective Services provides walking escorts. This service is free and available to students, staff, faculty and campus visitors.


Safewalk Coordinator: Akanksha Ganguly
Phone: 306-966-8038
Fax: 306-966-6978
Email: student.crew@ussu.ca

When is Safewalk available?

You can receive a Safewalk at ANYTIME.  The Safewalk Volunteers operate Sunday through Thursday, 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. However, you can receive a Safewalk at any time by calling 306-966-SAFE; when the volunteers are not on, the service is taken over by Protective Services

How do I get a Safewalk?

There are a number of different ways to receive a Safewalk

  1. Call Safewalk at 306-966-SAFE  and request a walk.  The dispatcher will require your first name, pick up location and time, and destination. Feel free to call in advance!
  2. Stop by the Safewalk office, Sunday through Thursday, 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Do I have to pay for a Safewalk?

No, you simply specify where you would like the Safewalk volunteers to meet you when you call 966-SAFE or on your booking form, and our volunteers will happily escort you to your destination.

Where do I meet for a walk?

You can call 306-966-SAFE and the Safewalk volunteers will be happy to meet you anywhere on campus, or within the boundaries off campus in order to walk you to or from your home, car, office or class.

How far can I get a walk?

The Safewalkers will take you as far as a 30 minute radius of Place Riel.  For example; the South West boundary is the corner of 14th Street and Clarence, but if need be and if time allows, the Safewalkers will go as far as 12th and Clarence.  However, a clear destination should be established before the walk begins.

Will I have to wait for a walk?

Some times are busier than others and you may need to wait while the Safewalk volunteers are returning from a walk or patrol.  In most cases, if there is a wait it should not be longer than 20 minutes.

Is campus safe?

The Safewalk program is not a reaction to crime, it is a proactive way for students, staff, and faculty to prevent crime.  We are lucky to be on one of the safest campuses in Canada.  However, like any area of the City of Saskatoon, the campus community is susceptible to some crime.  Safewalk provides security in numbers, and through their patrols, the volunteers also act as an extra set of eyes and ears for Protective Services.