Two important safety measures have been implemented on campus to keep faculty, staff and students safer into the evening and night.
The concept of an escorted walk around campus is back in action. Community Service Officers (CSOs) trained by the University Police department are available to walk students, staff and faculty around campus after hours.
To request an escort from Safe Walk, contact University Police at (920) 424-1212 or 1212 from any campus phone. CSOs will be available from 7:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday and from 7:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
In the past, the Knight Owls, a program organized by United Students in Residence Halls (USRH), provided escorts after dark; however, increased training was needed, and the program had a shortage of volunteers.
“During last summer’s retreat, we talked about the issue and discussed other alternatives,” said Lori Develice Collins, assistant director of Residence Life. “We settled on CSOs trained by the University Police and funded through Res Life and USRH.”
In addition to Safe Walk, the Oshkosh Student Association has launched Titan Transit, an initiative to extend city bus services to evening hours. The focus of the evening bus routes is transportation to and from campus.
Buses run for the 14-week semesters from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
For more information about Titan Transit, visit http://reeve.uwosh.edu/services/titan-transit.