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OPERATION HOURS!

Thursdays: 8 PM-11:45 PM

Fridays and Saturdays: 8 PM-1:30 AM

What is Cougar Safe Rides?

Cougar Safe Rides is a volunteer-run program that offers free rides home at night to the WSU community. 

Cougar Safe Rides is a service for all students, staff, friends and family. You do not need to feel unsafe to use our program. However, if you do feel unsafe, please let our dispatchers know immediately.

To qualify for a ride, passengers must be going to a non-commercial location and must be able our cars without assistance*. 

We differentiate ourselves from taxi and rideshare services by only providing rides to residential locations, and locations on campus such as the CUB and Spark. This allows us to focus on ensuring the safety of our fellow students.

We will pick up riders anywhere within Pullman city limits, including stores and bars. Individuals are always welcome to take a bus or taxi to any location in Pullman, and call us for a ride home. 

For more information on our rules and regulations, please contact us via email.

Cougar Safe Ride receives funds through Services and Activities Fees (S&A Fees). Thank you!

Volunteer with Cougar Safe Rides

We are always looking for drivers and dispatchers! If you want to volunteer with us, please email us and fill out our application. Please also send us a photo of your driver's license or state-issued ID card. Once we have your application, We'll send out emails regarding orientation dates.  Our background checks can take a few weeks to be processed, so don't put it off!

Cougar Safe Ride will contact you once your application and training have been completed to sign up for a volunteer shift. We use GivePluse to log volunteer hours. 

*Alcohol Poisoning & Disability Accommodations Statements

If an individual is at risk of alcohol poisoning, and/or in need of emergency medical assistance, our volunteers cannot provide transportation. Instead, please contact 911. A part of our standard procedure for determining if an individual is at risk of alcohol poisoning, requires that individual to enter our vehicle without assistance. 

Cougar Safe Rides does not discriminate; this policy does not apply to individuals with physical disabilities. We work hard to accommodate any patron in need of a ride, regardless of any disabilities. However, please note that we may be limited by the capacities of our vehicles. While we currently don't have a van, we hope to add one to the program in the future. We thank you for your understanding! You can help us raise funds for a more accessible vehicle, by donating here.

Want to connect with us?  

You can reach our team at cougar.safe.rides@wsu.edu. Our office is located in Wilson-Short Hall, room 8A. You may also call or text during operating hours at WSU-267-SAFE (978-267-7233).

You can also follow us on Social media

Instagram: @wsu.cougar.safe.rides

Twitter @CougarSafeRides

For Cougar Safe Rides OPS SharePoint access, please email Amy Sharp, alsharp@wsu.edu.