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The Clark University Student Safety Escort Service (SSES) is a safety service intended to provide transportation to and from the Clark campus area by helping students explore the neighborhoods surrounding Clark in a safe and convenient manner. We work closely with University Police to ensure a safe ride for all!

Clark’s Safety Escort Service runs four vans from 4:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m., 7 days/week during the academic year and it is staffed by over 50 Clark University students. We run over 50,000 calls per year for the entire Clark Community, including staff and faculty.

No orientation meetings will be held. Email us if you have questions.

How to Use Escort

  • Call the dispatch 1-508-793-7777.
  • Request where you’re coming from and where you’re going to, within the established boundaries.
  • Wait for an estimated time of arrival (ETA) from the dispatcher. The dispatcher will give you a van # to watch out for.
  • Wait in a place where you can see the blinking yellow strobe from the van (The van will have Clark University written on the doors as well as the van #).

Repeat for when you want to go home!

Track Your Van

Escort Do's and Don'ts


  • Be outside or in a place you can see the van when your ETA is up.
  • Be courteous and respectful to our employees.
  • Respect your fellow passengers.
  • Be flexible with the route the driver takes.
  • Treat the vans with care.


  • Wait until the end of your ETA to get ready.
  • Rely on the van to call you to tell you they’re outside.
  • Talk on the phone while in the van.
  • Bring alcohol (even if you ARE of age) or any other illicit substance into the van.
  • Act out or harass other employees or other passengers.

Where Can You Go with Escort in a Quarter Mile Radius?

On and off campus residences: Clark offers multiple on-campus apartments and dormitories, but many people live off-campus. Escort will take you to any off-campus housing in the neighborhood!

Restaurants: Da Lat, Peppercorn’s, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Pho Dakao, Applebee’s, China Lantern, Bootleggers Prohibition Pub, Debbie’s Pizzeria, Pho Bowl, Red Pepper, Saigon, Popeyes, KFC/Taco Bell, Crown Fried Chicken, Chinese Buffet, Hacienda Don Juan, Bahn Thai, My Sister’s Crawfish II, and many others!

Coffee Shops: Dunkin Donuts, Acoustic Java, Dippin Donuts, Boston Donuts, Yoway

Pharmacies and Grocery Stores: Price Chopper, Big Y, The Living Earth, CVS, Walgreens, Ha Tien, Holiland Market, Honey Farms, Asian Super Market, and more!

Thrift Stores: Salvation Army, Clark Thrift Store

Full map of Escort’s range

Contact Information

Clark Safety Escort

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