Does your walk home or to work feel unsafe? IU Safety Escort provides free safe rides within Bloomington city limits for up to two IU students or employees.
If this is an emergency, call 911
We're not an emergency service—please call 911 if you are in immediate danger. If you are not in immediate danger but need a law enforcement officer, call IU or city police.
IU Police Department: 812-855-4111
Bloomington Police Department: 812-339-4477
Request our service through TapRide
It's easy to make Safety Escort ride requests through the TapRide app or website.
Safety Escort TapRide instructions
1. Download the TapRide app or use their mobile site.
2. Select “Indiana University” (smartphone app users only).
3. Enter your IU username and password and other info requested. Our ETA (estimated time of arrival) will arrive a few minutes after you select “Submit ride.” Stay close to your smartphone (or your computer, if you're using the mobile site) and watch for notification that we've arrived.
Sorry, we can't take you to a party or a bar
We're a safety service—we'll pick you up from a party or a bar, but only if you're going home. We also can't take you to work unless you have proof of employment, like a staff ID. See our service rules.
Who we are and what we drive
We are IU students who care about your safety. We all need safe rides sometimes, and we want you to feel comfortable asking for one. Safety Escort is free, thanks to funding from IU Parking Operations and minivans from the IU Motor Pool. Learn more about us.
Call us at 812-855-SAFE
If you're having trouble requesting service through TapRide, call us at 812-855-7233. We're busy with pickups and dropoffs during our service hours—but we'll answer your call as soon as we can. If your question isn't urgent, email us at email@example.com.
Safety Escort is available when IU is in session and is generally not available during IU breaks and major holidays.
FALL AND SPRING SEMESTERS
8 p.m. to 1:45 a.m.*, 7 days a week
8 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.*, 7 days a week
*On busy nights, we might need to stop taking new requests a half hour before we close.
2015 CLOSED DAYS
Service will not be available on these days:
- September 6
- October 8–10
- November 20–28
- December 18–31
When we're closed, try these services
This service uses electric taxis. Call 812-961-8294.
Red Tire Taxi
Yellow Cab Taxi
Uber’s budget car option can transport up to four people.