Safety and Transportation Service

Department of Public Safety

1319 Cramer Circle
Big Rapids MI 49307
(231) 591-5000

Purpose is to serve and protect the students, faculty, staff and visitors of Ferris State University. To further the academic pursuits of FSU in two ways: actually keeping people and property safe and in helping to create an environment where people feel completely safe.  Emergency 911, Non-Emergency (231) 591-5000, Campus Crime Hotline (231) 591-5900.

Parking Services

1319 Cramer Circle
Big Rapids MI 49307
(231) 591-5000

The Parking Services and Registration Bureau is located at the Department of Public Safety and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Parking Permits may be purchased during this same time.  The Department is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day for information, guest parking permits, and temporary student parking permits. 

Public Transportation

Dial-A-Ride Transportation (DART) (231) 796-8675
Mecosta-Osceola Area Transit (MOAT) (231) 796-4896
Indian Trails Bus Line  (231) 591-2212 

RAD

The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The RAD System is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. RAD is not a Martial Arts program. Our courses are taught by certified RAD Instructors Officer Joy Paquette and Sgt. James Wing. To sign up or if you have any questions you can reach the instructors at (231) 591-5000 or you may email at:  paquettej@ferris.edu or wingj@ferris.edu.