Night Owls are a friendly, non-judgmental, sober, and supportive presence during weekend evenings and special social events on campus. We provide early intervention in potentially hazardous situations when possible, and to engage emergency services when necessary, all with the goal to reduce harm and promote safety on campus! Owls travel the campus in teams of two on Friday and Saturday nights from 10:00pm to 2:00am, and are present at large campus events, like Spring Fall and Renn Fayre.
Night Owls are trained in non-confrontational bystander intervention, evaluating people for signs of potential over intoxication, and to assess and support students in distress. In emergency situations (or when asked to do so), they will contact Community Safety.You can spot an owl in a high visibility vest to ask them for snacks, water, ear plugs, or safer sex supplies; friendly conversation and accompaniment; and help with concerns for overintoxication or sexual misconduct.
Need help on Friday or Saturday nights? Text us at 844-458-3067
Interested in learning more about the Night Owls, or how to become one? Email Program Director L. Mattson for more information!