SALISBURY, Md.- Salisbury University's Saferide organization welcomes student's to come out and have some fun during its "Rock the Square" event on March 25 from 10:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.
"The event is held to inform students about Saferide," said Saferide Employee Supervisor and SU junior, Teresa Rogers. "It's an opportunity for our employees to engage with them and answer any questions they might have."
Saferide was established in 1993 as a student-run entity, when it was chartered by the Student Government Association. Its mission is to provide free, safe and confidential transportation to SU students to prevent tragedy for students and the surrounding communities.
The organization, which transports 800 students every weekend, is constantly looking for new ways to improve themselves. In the spring of 2013, it purchased a fifth van that enabled it to become more efficient. This improved the time that it takes for a van to respond to a student's request to be picked up.
"The best part about being involved with Saferide is the difference we make every weekend," Rogers said. "It's the times that we talk a student out of getting behind the wheel and into the van that make the late hours worth it."
Rogers, who has been with the organization for two and a half years, said she lost two very good friends in accidents where they were hit by drunk drivers. She said she feels good knowing she can prevent that from happening to others.
Saferide operates every Thursday-Saturday from 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m., for more information, visit www.saferidesu.org