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Public Safety Escort Policy

January 30, 2012 author:

What is a safety escort?

If you are concerned about your personal safety, Public Safety can accompany you from campus to a safe destination on campus, near campus or to nearby public transit. If you require transportation for other reasons, please consider calling a taxi service or using public transportation.

Who can request a safety escort?

IIT students, staff, and faculty. Please be prepared to show your IIT ID.

Where can a safety escort take me?

On campus, Public Safety can escort you to your car or residence.

Also from the IIT campus, Public Safety can escort you to the following off-campus locations:

  • Lake Meadows
  • Prairie Shores
  • South Commons
  • and other locations at the discretion of Public Safety.

What about medical escorts?

If you have a minor injury that requires medical attention, Public Safety can provide an emergency escort service to Mercy Hospital. Call 911 if there is a major medical emergency.

How do I request a safety escort?

1) Contact Public Safety at (312) 808-6300.

2) You will be asked to provide:

  • Your name
  • Your location
  • Number of persons requesting the escort
  • A call back number
  • Your destination

What else should I know about safety escorts?

  • If you are requesting an escort, please allow for extra time. Emergency and high priority calls may delay fulfilling your request.
  • Public Safety Officers are not permitted to carry or assist with packages or luggage when performing this service.
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