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Downtown Vermillion

Safe Rides is a free transportation service devoted to saving lives, preventing injuries, protecting neighborhoods from late-night vandalism and keeping impaired drivers off the road.

Contact & Hours

Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m. - 3 a.m. during the academic year
605-624-RIDE (7433)

Support Safe Rides

  • Safe Rides gives an average of 10,000 rides for students and community members each year - equivalent to one ride for every undergraduate student every semester.
  • Vandalism, public urination, DUIs and sexual assaults have decreased since the program started.
  • More than 1,500 rides were given throughout the 2016 Dakota Days weekend.

This transportation provides a safe and convenient alternative for university and community members. Its continued service depends on the much-appreciated generosity and support of its donors.

give to safe rides

When giving to Safe Rides, first enter the amount you would like to donate and then choose "Other" in the drop-down menu. On the next page, enter "Student Counseling Center" as the recipient of your donation.


Call 800-521-3575 or 605-677-6703.