OSU launches new program to keep students safe while on campus on night

Posted on: 11:00 am, November 13, 2013, by

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STILLWATER, Okla. – A popular university is trying to make it safer for students by adding a new program to campus.

Oklahoma State University is launching a Safe Walk program that uses trained student ‘Public Service Officers’ to accompany anyone from one campus location to another between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m.

“The personal safety of our students and employees is a top priority on our campus,” said OSU President Burns Hargis. “The purpose of this program is to fulfill that priority.”

The officers, who work in pairs, will also patrol the campus on foot to help with security in campus parking lots and facilities.

They will also watch for any suspicious activity.

If you are interested in becoming a PSO, visit the OSU website.

If you want to receive assistance through the Safe Walk program, call the OSUPD at (405) 744-6523 and ask for a PSO to be dispatched to your location on campus.