Public Safety Escorts

Illinois Tech continuously strives to provide services designed to keep our campus safe. In support of this effort, the Illinois Tech Department of Public Safety offers safety escorts for faculty, staff, and students in situations where individuals have a significant concern about their personal safety. Safety escorts are not a convenience in lieu of other transportation options, such as taxi/ridesharing services and/or CTA trains/buses. Requests that are not safety related will not be accepted.

Mies Campus Public Safety Escort Procedure
A Public Safety officer will escort members of the Illinois Tech community to any facility on Mies Campus if individuals express a significant concern about their personal safety. Security escorts to off-campus locations from Mies Campus will also be available, during specific hours, to a specified number of destinations. As previously noted, such security escorts are not in lieu of taking public transportation or using a taxi/ridesharing service.

Conviser Law Center Public Safety Escort Procedure
In the evening hours, a Public Safety officer will be available to provide a walking escort for individuals who express a significant concern about their personal safety. This service applies to any location within a two block radius of CLC, covering Union Station and many adjacent parking locations. Officers can be found at the lobby security desk, or you can call for one using the CLC’s Public Safety emergency line: 312-906-5030. Such security escorts are not in lieu of taking public transportation or using a taxi/ridesharing service.

Masking Requirements
At this time, all community members using the escort service will be required to wear an appropriate mask or facial covering while inside any escort vehicle.

Escort Request Telephone Number
To request an escort on Mies Campus, please call the Public Safety Escort Line at 312.808.6310. For the Conviser Law Center, please call 312-906-5030.

Priority
Security escorts are provided when an officer becomes available and will be priority-based.

Hours of Service
On-campus security escorts may be requested at any time, 24/7, if a student, faculty, or staff member expresses a significant concern about their personal safety.

Off-campus security escorts are available between the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. for students, faculty, and staff.

On-Campus Escorts
On-campus security escorts may be completed in different ways, based on officer availability and the escort destination. Public Safety officers provide:

  • Walking escorts
  • Bike escorts, riding alongside
  • Vehicle escorts, in vehicle or riding alongside

Off-Campus Escorts
Off-campus security escorts begin from a central pick¬up point on campus and are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. The escort vehicle will leave Galvin Library (Sunday through Thursday nights) and Hermann Hall’s southwest entrance (Friday and Saturday nights) at regular intervals from 7 p.m.–3 a.m. Passengers will be dropped off at the following off-campus locations:

  • 32nd and Rhodes (Lake Meadows building entrances)
  • 29th and Vernon (Prairie Shores building entrances)
  • 2941 South Indiana (South Commons building entrances)
  • 31st and Normal (Bridgeport)
  • 35th and Halsted (Bridgeport)
  • 36th and Dearborn (South)

The van is expected to make approximately two or more round trips per hour, depending upon how many passenger destinations are requested and traffic conditions. The exact time of arrival and departure, however, cannot be guaranteed.

ID Requirement
Illinois Tech identification must be shown in order to receive security escorts.

Prohibited Items
No alcoholic beverages, illicit drugs, or weapons are permitted in the vehicles.

If you have questions, please call the Public Safety Escort Line at 312.808.6310 or email Public Safety at publicsafety@iit.edu.