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Safety and
                                           SNAP SNAP
   SNAP                                   Don’t walk alone                                 Don’t walk
Safety and security should be your
top priority, wherever you are. Here        on campus                                    alone at night!
on the University of Florida campus,
there are precautions you can take
and services you can utilize to help         at night!                                     You have a choice:
                                                                                       FREE nightly campus escorts.
ensure your safety.
                                          Call 392-SNAP (392-7627)
❋ Use the SNAP Service!
                                            for a free, on-campus
❋ Be aware of your surroundings.                escort at night!
  Stay alert. The more aware you
  are, the less vulnerable you will be.                Sponsored by:
                                                   Student Government
❋ When out at night, wear white or                  Student Traffic Court
  light-colored clothing.                 University of Florida Police Department
❋ Keep your cell phone charged and
  with you in case of emergencies.             Hours of Operation
❋ Carry a whistle or noisemaker. If           Fall and Spring Semesters                Student Nighttime
  you are harassed or bothered, use
  the noisemaker to attract attention.
                                               6:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
                                                  Summer Semester
                                                                                         Auxiliary Patrol
❋ If a situation seems frightening, or         8:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
                                                                                       Includes Walking Escorts and
  something does not seem right,                     7 days a week
  get away from the area. In an              http://www.police.ufl.edu/csd/csd_snap.
                                                                                         Point to Point Van Service
  emergency, the Emergency Blue
  Phones around campus are a direct
  link to the University of Florida
  Police Department.
                                                                                       (352) 392-SNAP
       WHAT IS                                               Snap                                                   How do I
        SNAP?                                              Services                                                 use SNAP?
                                                                 Hours of Operation                              ❋A person requesting an escort may
The Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol                            Fall and Spring Semesters                       contact SNAP by telephone at 392-SNAP.
(SNAP) provides nightly escorts for students,                      6:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
                                                                                                                 ❋ Each caller provides his or her first name, pick-up
staff, and visitors on campus. SNAP is staffed by                     Summer Semester
                                                                                                                   location, destination, UFID, and phone number.
University of Florida students who serve as shift                  8:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
                                                                        7 days a week                            ❋ The caller will be asked to look for a
supervisors, dispatchers, escorts, and drivers.
                                                                                                                   walking escort or one of the SNAP vans
A student coordinator, working directly with                Point to Point Van Service                             and given the approximate time the
the University of Florida Police Department,        SNAP vans will pick up passengers as dispatched and            escort will arrive at the specified location.
coordinates SNAP operations.        Escorts are     are available anytime SNAP is in operation.*
                                                                                                                 ❋ Each SNAP staff member wears an orange
provided by SNAP employees, who will walk or
                                                                     Walking Escorts                               polo-style shirt and a picture ID badge clearly
drive you to your campus destination.               SNAP is your official “buddy.” There is NO                     identifying him or her as a SNAP employee.
                                                    need to walk alone on campus at night. SNAP
                                                                                                                 ❋ All SNAP employees must be University
                                                    employees are stationed on campus and can
                                                                                                                   of Florida students, must undergo a police
                                                    arrive at your location within minutes. Utilizing              background check prior to employment, and
                                                    this service helps reduce the risk of crime and                must receive extensive training.
                                                    provides peace of mind.*
                                                        *Location and destination will determine which service
                                                                         will be dispatched.




     Purpose and History
The Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol
(SNAP) was established in 1976 to enhance                        RTS Bus Service                                  Accessible Transportation
personal safety and provide nighttime escorts on    The Gainesville Regional Transit Service provides            Accessible transportation is available from the
the University of Florida campus. The “buddy        various public bus routes through campus. While              Traffic and Parking Gator Lift service Monday
                                                                                            ,
                                                    this service is not affiliated with SNAP it is free to       through Friday. Please call (352) 374-6547,
system” has long been recognized as a means of
                                                    UF students, faculty, and staff with a valid Gator           extension 482 (wait for the tone, then enter
enhancing personal safety. SNAP provides an on-     One ID. For more information about this service,             the extension number), to arrange service.
call “buddy” ready to escort university students,   call RTS at (352) 334-2600 or look online at                 You can also contact (352) 392-8048 for more
staff, and visitors.                                                  www.go-rts.com.                            information.

				
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