Staying Safe on Campus

During the busy Winter term, hours on campus grow longer and daylight hours get shorter. Please take measures to ensure your safety and well-being on campus. You can review Safety-Related Policies here.

York Safety App

Designed for York U students, faculty and staff, the free app provides access to all of the University’s safety resources, including a direct call to campus security and goSAFE, as well as information regarding the Campus Shuttle and other campus safety related services. Push notifications and the safety alert feature allow the university to communicate campus emergencies directly and immediately with users.



goSAFE Program

GoSafe is a safety service available to faculty, staff, and students free of charge. By request, this service will walk you from one point on the campus to another.  GoSafe operates during the evenings, usually after 6:00pm in the fall/winter and 8:00pm in the summer. More information is available on their website.


Why Work Alone Program

If you are concerned about working alone in a classroom, a lab or an office at night, on weekends or on holidays, you can request periodic check-ins from Security Services.



YorkU Support Resources

YorkU has resources to assist if you or someone you know needs support for a critical incident, sexual violence or just a check-in on your mental well-being:

  • Office of Student Community Relations:
  • The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education:
  • Student Counselling, Health & Well-being:
  • Grad Counselling: