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What is Cougar Safe Rides?

Cougar Safe Rides is a volunteer-run program that offers free rides home at night to the WSU community. To qualify for a ride, passengers must be going to a non-commercial location and must be able to enter our cars without assistance*. Additionally, Cougar Safe Rides only operates within Pullman city limits. 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.  Once we have your application, check for orientation dates on our Facebook page. 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.  These are found at our GivePulse event page with the Women*s Center as Cougar Safe Ride Volunteer Shift Sign Up

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.


How do I contact Cougar Safe Rides?

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).

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