Safe Rides Sweet 16 Celebration – March 8-13

Safe Rides, the student-run, anonymous late night driving service for Elon students will be hosting daily events the week of March 8-13 to celebrate its 16th birthday!

Safe Rides “Sweet 16” Celebration includes a week of events open to the Elon student-body, faculty and staff. Other campus organizations present during the week’s events will include the Student Union Board, Student Government Association, Greek Life and SPARKS.

Events during the week include a DUI presentation from the Town of Elon Fire Department, risk management speaker, Marcus Engel, a Luminaries memorial, an outdoors Moseley Center celebration with music and food, and a car wash.

“It’s important to remember that the students are the ones that make Safe Rides work. Without volunteers we would be nowhere. I really just want to see the students out at the events having fun, bringing home free gifts, and feeling proud of the program that they are all responsible for the success of,” said Junior Elon student and event coordinator, Nicole Parker.

Former Elon students Patrick O’Malley and Eddie Stuart began the organization on Elon’s campus in March 1993, one year after the death of Chad Edward Macy, 18, who died in an alcohol-related car accident.

The purpose of Safe Rides is to deter students from walking home alone or getting behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated. Safe Rides currently has a fleet of two cars and three vans. The program provides anonymous rides on Thursdays from 10 p.m.–2 a.m. and Fridays and Saturdays 10:30 p.m.–2:30 a.m to locations within a one-mile radius of campus.

If you have any questions about the event please contact Nicole Parker at