Safety on Campus

Safety on campus

York U Safety Mobile App

Designed for York U students, faculty and staff, the app provides a one-stop access to all of the University’s safety resources, including a direct call to campus security and key student safety services such as goSafe, the Campus Shuttle, and other important safety information. Download the app from Safety Together website.


GoSAFE exists to make all York students more safe by providing escorts to and from any location on campus, as well as by conducting weekly audits of all on-campus exterior lighting, all on-campus automatic doors, and on-campus Emergency and Elevator phones to ensure that York’s safety infrastructure is always operating.

For more information, visit goSAFE’s website.

GoSafe’s hours of operation:

  • Keele: 6:00pm - 2:00am (Fall/Winter); 8:00pm - 2:00am (Summer).
  • Glendon: 6:00pm to 1:00am (Fall/Winter), no Summer service.

GoSAFE does not operate during the Fall University Holiday Closure, but does operate on all other days of the year, including statutory holidays and other University closures.

For service when goSAFE is not operating, please contact York Security Services at 416-650-8000416-650-8000.

Contact GoSafe

  • Call 416-736-5454416-736-5454 or extension 55454.
  • Use any on-campus payphone (it is a free call).
  • Use any Blue Light Emergency Phone and ask for goSAFE.
  • Use any on-campus Safety Phone and push the goSAFE button.

Give us a call whenever you are ready to go, and a team should be able to meet you within 10 minutes.

York Security Services

York Security Services are responsible for ensuring that York is a safe place for all who study or work here. York Security Services work like an on-campus police force and are the first to respond to any emergency calls.

A complete description of the work that York Security Services does can be found on their website.

Toronto Police Services

At anytime, anywhere in the city, help from the Toronto Police is only a phone call away. Dial 911 from any phone and an operator will dispatch an officer to your assistance right away.

Visit Toronto Police Services website for complete information about the role that they play in keeping Toronto safe.

Protection from Discrimination

In Canada, all people are protected from discrimination based on race, colour, creed, religion, sex, marital status, physical disability, age, nationality, ancestry or place of origin by the Human Rights Code. If you experience discrimination, you should report the person to the Office of the Ombudsperson and Centre for Human Rights at York.

Their office is located at 327 South Ross Building. Their phone number is 416-736-5682416-736-5682 and you can find their office online at