Personal Safety Escorts

We encourage you to utilize this service whenever you feel walking alone may not be in your best interest.
What is the purpose of the Personal Safety Escort Service?
The Sacred Heart University Department of Public Safety Personal Safety Escort Service is provided to enhance your safety and peace of mind on-campus from dusk to dawn.  The primary goal of this service is to deter sexual harassment, verbal abuse and assault, and enable you to travel from one on-campus location to another on-campus location with a greater sense of security. 

The Escort Service is intended primarily to be a walking service, with mobile escorts provided when appropriate.  When calling for an escort you should assume that you will be provided with a walking escort, unless the dispatcher indicates otherwise.

The mobile escort service is not intended as an alternative means of transportation, and may be denied in the following cases:
  • When 3 or more individuals are going to the same destination.
  • If it is determined an individual has provided false or misleading information to the dispatcher.
  • When the same students request to be taken to or from 2 or more buildings within the same hour.
  • During the daytime.

Who is eligible to use the Personal Safety Escort Service?

The escort service is provided to all students, faculty, staff and visitors on campus.

When are Personal Safety Escorts available?

Escorts are available from dusk until dawn, every day of the year.

From and to what locations can I be escorted?

Public Safety will provide you with a walking (or mobile) escort to or from any on-campus location. This includes all areas on the main campus in Fairfield. Escorts are also available to and from all University owned or leased property in Bridgeport: East Hall, The Ridge and Taft Commons. Public Safety does not provide this service to Avalon Gates in Trumbull or to or from the Westfield Shoppingtown Mall in Trumbull (refer to the Student Union Shuttle Service).

How do I arrange for a Personal Safety Escort?

Call Public Safety at 203-371-7995 any time between dusk and dawn.