About Us

Founded in 2001, STRIPES has grown to become a staple of the University of Missouri and the city of Columbia. STRIPES, a safe ride program, stands for Supportive Tigers Riding In Pursuit of Ensuring Safety, and supported by the Missouri Students Association. Mizzou Students who pay the Student Activity Fee can link a Mizzou Uber account to their Uber app (similar to being logged into multiple Instagram accounts on one phone) to request a safe ride home on Friday and Saturday nights during the fall and spring academic semesters. Each student will receive $10 per month to use on up to 2 trips from downtown Columbia to their residence.

There are no questions asked; students are encouraged to request a ride for whatever the reason. Whether a student is working late, on a bad date, or is unable to safely operate a motor vehicle, STRIPES aims to serve as a safe ride home.

STRIPES is a partnership between the University of Missouri and Uber for Business and is funded by the Missouri Students Association and private donors.