Current Operating Hours (fall 2023):
Thurs-Sat 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Cougar Safe Rides is a volunteer-run program that offers free rides home at night to the WSU Pullman community on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Cougar Safe Rides is a service for all students, staff, friends, and family. You do not need to feel unsafe to use our program. If you do feel unsafe in an emergency, we ask that you call 911. To qualify for a ride, passengers must be going to a non-commercial location and able to get into our cars (Ford, Focus) without assistance*.
We differentiate ourselves from taxi and ride-share services by only providing rides to residential locations, and locations on campus such as the CUB, lecture halls, and Spark.
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.
Volunteer: Apply to be a Driver or Dispatcher
Fill out the application, along with a photo of your driver's license or state-issued ID card.
Once your application is processed, we will perform a background check and schedule an orientation and training. Cougar Safe Rides will contact you once your application and training have been completed to sign up for a volunteer shift. We use GivePulse to log volunteer hours.
Alcohol-Related Emergencies: Call 911
If an individual is at risk of alcohol poisoning and/or needs emergency medical assistance, our volunteers cannot provide transportation. Passengers must be able to enter our vehicles without assistance.
We now have a wheelchair-accessible van, so please let our dispatchers know if you need accommodations. We work hard to accommodate any patron in need of a ride.