Stranded Students

Stranded Students

This program was developed as a means of providing students with safe transportation back to campus from local addresses when they have no other way home.

If a student is stranded off campus in an area of questionable safety (in the surrounding area) and has no money with her to pay for a taxi, she can call the Security Office at 284-5000 and explain her problem to the dispatcher. At the discretion of the shift supervisor, one of the following options will be taken:

  1. A taxi will be summoned by the dispatcher for the student. This taxi will transport the student to the Security Office where emergency funds will be used to pay the fare. The student will be required to show her student ID or other identification at this time. She will be expected to reimburse Security for the cab fare within 48 hours. Failure to reimburse the fund will cause the fee and a $10.00 fine to be posted to her student account.

  • If a student is seriously concerned about her immediate safety, the shift supervisor may elect to assign a security vehicle to go to the off campus location and meet the student. If any difficulty is anticipated, Security will notify the South Bend or County Police Department and arrange for their assistance in meeting the student.
  • All Saint Mary's students are encouraged to utilize this service if they find themselves in a situation in which they fear for their safety. Please understand that this service should only be used in emergencies.