Cougar Safe Ride is closed for the semester and will be supporting the WSU Pullman Food Pantry. Cougar Safe Ride is calling this effort Cougar Eats. For us, Cougar Eats means it is a collaborative food pantry program through the offices of Access and Opportunity, Dean of Students, Center for Civic Engagement, and Women*s Center who will be coordinating the delivery of food pantry go-bags for students with transportation needs.
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.
*Disability Accommodations Statement
Currently, our policy states that patrons will be denied a ride if they cannot enter the vehicle unassisted. We want to let all of our patrons know that this statement only applies in cases of intoxicated passengers, as a way to determine if they are in danger of alcohol poisoning and need greater assistance. This statement was not intended to discriminate against anyone with a disability; we apologize for any confusion!
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!