How Things Work: Safe Rides

The Safe Rides van does not look like a shaggy dog, or any other animal for that matter

Kenyon campus feels enormous when you’re out on the weekend in the winter and need to get home. I’m sure this is a familiar conversation for many of you while standing outside Old Kenyon in the freezing cold:

You: “Okay, time to go home/to the Cove/to Ganter now!”

Your annoying friend: “But I’m drunk/wearing heels/lazy/emotionally unstable! I can’t walk all the way North!”

Although your friends at bigger state schools will undoubtedly scorn you for laziness, we have a wonderful thing called Safe Rides here to shuttle you all over campus! This is actually a fabulous resource that everyone should utilize. Safe Rides will take you anywhere on campus between 10:00 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 9:15 p.m. to midnight on Wednesdays. It’s organized by Greek Council, which means that the Greek organizations take turns driving (and if they slack you can look it up and see which organization is flaking out) and everyone is nice so please don’t be belligerently drunk/puke in the van.

The Safe Rides number for the rest of the year should be 740-427-6149 but emails are sent out to student info regularly so check them in case the number changes!

Again, Safe Rides is really handy and as someone who volunteered to take the midnight — 2:30 a.m. shift last night,  I’d like to say thank you to all the friendly drunks I picked up. I hope your nights went well.

4 responses

  1. FYI – the NEW safe rides number is (740) 427-6100. If you call the 6149 number, it’ll direct you to campus safety first.

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