UT Austin – West Campus AmbassadorsAustin, Texas
The West Campus Ambassadors are a specialized safety, cleaning, and hospitality team established by UT Austin, in collaboration with business and community leaders, and dedicated to the revitalization of Austin’s West Campus neighborhood.
Between 3:30 pm and 3:00 am, the Safety Ambassadors will be an onsite presence on foot and bicycle, and by truck, sharing safety resources and tips, escorting residents to their destinations in the late evening, monitoring the region for unwanted activity, discouraging panhandling, working with local law enforcement to address other problematic situations, and serving as another set of eyes in the area.
From 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, the Cleaning Ambassadors will provide daily cleaning services, including litter and trash collection, weed abatement, graffiti and sticker removal, pressure washing, and cleaning of street fixtures (benches, trash cans, etc.). In addition, the Cleaning Ambassadors will provide hospitality functions such as greeting visitors and providing directions, and homeless outreach and de-escalation.
Number of Blocks - Serving Since: 2023