Safe Escort Programs

Safe escort programs, available free of charge to all students, faculty, and staff, provide a walking companion or a safe ride on campus.

Walking Escorts

A personal escort to your car or residence hall can be requested by calling University Police (878-6333) or extension 6333 from a campus or blue-light phone.

Recognizing Your Escort

University police officers wear gray uniforms with name badges; University Police Student Assistants (UPSA) wear bright red jackets, red shirts, and ID tags. Each UPSA carries a police radio to stay in touch with the university police dispatch center.

Day Time: Grant Cleveland Shuttle/Evening: Escort Van

Escort Van Routes (PDF)

During the day time, the Grant Cleveland Shuttle is a free express shuttle service connecting students, faculty, and staff who park in outlying lots along Rockwell Road and Letchworth Street to the center of campus.

The Grant Cleveland Shuttle picks up riders in Lots G-20 and R-14 and takes them directly to Lot R-4—also known as the Cleveland Circle—from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. when classes are in session.

During evening and overnight hours, the Escort Van operates from 4:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. seven days a week when classes are in session and provides late-night service to all parking lots and most buildings. To catch this free escort van, wait at a blue-light phone along the route.


In support of Buffalo State’s mission to provide safe, timely, and reliable escorts to the campus community, all Buffalo State escorts vans have been equipped with a web-based Global Positioning System (GPS) to track the location of the vehicles.  Using the Escort Van Location Service, riders can track the location of the escort van/shuttle, on either the day or evening shuttle route via the web or smart phone.
Riders will know their shuttle’s location and be able to project its arrival time at the location where they are waiting.


The Buffalo State Web Viewer provides quick and convenient access that allows you to view the location of the escort vans in real time, along with the route of your choice.  Click on the name of the route you wish to use to access the map and shuttle locations from the list below:

Grant Cleveland Shuttle (Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm) 

Escort Van (Seven Days a week 4:30pm – 4:30am)

The van times are adjusted on holidays, and does not run over school breaks.
Please call 716-878-6612 for those times.


The Buffalo State Mobile App provides users with a map view of each route that can be viewed on a smart phone.  You can view and estimate the time of arrival of the escort van to a particular stop after navigating through the menu.  Download the SmartTraxx app, choose Buffalo State, route, and map.  This will give you a real time location of the shuttle; clicking on the circular icons will give you the name of the stop.
Download the free SmartTraxx app for Android.
Download the free SmartTraxx app for Iphone. 

University Police

Buffalo State  •  1300 Elmwood Avenue  •  Chase Hall 110
Buffalo, New York 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-6333

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