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NIGHT OWLS

Campus communities nation-wide are concerned over issues involving personal safety in the university environment. The purpose of the program will be to provide a measure of safety for those that are uncomfortable or apprehensive about walking alone between points on campus.

The Night Owls – campus transport program provides prompt, courteous, safety escorts to the students, faculty and staff of Mississippi University for Women seven nights a week during the academic year between the hours of 7:00PM to 2:00AM. To contact a Night Owl, contact (662) 241-7777.

Night Owls will:

  • Provide escorts within the campus boundaries.
  • Be staffed by trained and supervised student workers.
  • Be identified by brightly colored vest.
  • Continuously inspect campus when not transporting individuals.
  • Report all safety concerns on campus such as campus lighting, exterior doors propped, broken windows, suspicious activity, etc.
  • Not operate during holidays and campus closings.

Night Owls Regulations:

  • Passengers must present a valid MUW Identification Card when entering the vehicle.
  • Persons who are not affiliated with The W are not permitted in the vehicle.
  • Night Owls cannot stop for pedestrian "flag downs."
  • Ride requests are limited to 3 or fewer passengers at a time.
  • Night Owls will not wait more than 5 minutes at a location on campus. Passengers need to be outside and waiting on the Night Owls.
  • Nights Owls reserve the right to refuse service in situations that put the driver or other passengers at risk.

 

To contact the Night Owls, contact (662) 241-7777.

 

 

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Fax: (662) 241-6882
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1100 College Street
MUW-459
Columbus, MS 39701