NDSU Personal Safety and Security Assist

Connect to NDSU Police with Personal Safety and Security Assist. The service is available 24/7 on or off campus so we can help you reach your destination safely.

NDSU Personal Safety and Security Assist is a service of the University Police and Safety Office that uses a smartphone security app called Pathlight®. With the app on your smartphone, you can enhance your safety by entering your destination and estimated travel time. The app allows NDSU Police to quickly respond to you in the event of an emergency, or it will alert a dispatcher if you don't arrive within the time you allotted. You can also send a silent alarm to the dispatcher with the swipe of a finger if you feel threatened.

The app only monitors you when you want it to; if you don't open and activate Pathlight, it cannot be used to determine your location.  Regardless of what you're doing, a responding officer's primary concern will be your safety.

NDSU Personal Safety and Security Assist complements NDSU's in-person Campus Safety Escort Service.

How the App Works

With NDSU Personal Safety and Security Assist, you enter your destination, select how long you think it will take to get there and click "Follow Me Now." NDSU dispatchers are able to determine your location on a computer map, and if you do not reach your destination within the time frame you designated, or if you swipe "SLIDE FOR HELP" the NDSU Police will respond. You can also call a dispatcher at any time by pressing the telephone number, 701-231-8998 at the bottom of the app screen.

Start Here

Begin the process of downloading and configuring the application at this page:

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Pathlight is a registered trademark of the CBORD Group, Inc.


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