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Safewalk Program

The Grand Valley State University Police Department provides a Safewalk program for on campus pedestrians.

This service is offered seven (7) days a week from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. during the fall and winter semesters.

Safewalk is provided to students requesting someone to accompany them walking to or from their destination.

Safewalk requests cannot exceed two (2) students per requesting party.

Safewalk is staffed by building security students employed by the department.

To request a Safewalk, call GVPD Dispatch at (616) 331-3255.


If you are in an emergency, CALL 911.

Plan ahead. Do not wait to consider your personal safety and nighttime plans. 

Whenever possible, do not walk alone at night. 

Use Safewalk or Rave Guardian services. 

Utilize the RAPID when possible. Click here for the bus schedules. 

Be mindful of your surroundings. 

Do not use headphones or be completely distracted by your phone, especially at night. It reduces your awareness. 

Stay away from poorly lit areas and avoid taking shortcuts or paths. Choose well-lit, heavily traveled sidewalks. 

Trust your instincts! If something doesn't feel right, don't take any chances. 

Tell someone your plans and travel routes.