Student Safety Engagement Program
The Student Safety Engagement Program (SSEP), initiated in summer term 2017, is a student-run volunteer program which collaborates with Safety & Risk Services (SRS) to create personalized volunteer experiences in the fields of safety and security.
The SSEP provides the opportunity for students to get involved, explore career paths, gain volunteer experience, and meet new people.
Our mission is to build an enthusiastic team of student volunteers to facilitate a safe and secure academic environment in partnership with SRS, while providing a meaningful volunteer experience that promotes leadership and allows students to gain transferable skills.
The program is coordinated by one student supervisor and three student team leaders who coordinate volunteers at each of the SFU campuses Burnaby, Surrey, and Vancouver. The program also allows for flexible scheduling to accommodate class schedules.
To be eligible as a member of the Student Safety Engagement Program:
- You must be an SFU student
- You must be enrolled in the subsequent or past term
The SSEP accepts ongoing applications. If you are interested in joining the team, send your resume and cover letter to the Program Supervisor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the subject line "Volunteer Application".
Risk Item Registry
- Photo documentation
- File documentation
- Vehicle inventory
- Vessel inventory
- Claim questionnaires
- File documentation
- Best policy/practice research
EMERGENCY & CONTINUITY PLANNING
Provide response to the following:
- Fire Emergencies
- Organize and Design the training programs
- Review Planning
- Organize exercise for EVT
- Research and update the program
- Assemble Emergency Kits
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & RESEARCH SAFETY
EHRS Student Safety Team Responsibilities:
- Air quality
- Noise complaints
- Fire safety
- Workplace bullying and harassment
- Routine activities
- Detect safety deficiencies
- Follow-up on safety protocols
- Identify areas of improvement for safety protocols
Personal Security Engagement and Education
- Designated Driver Safety
- Opioid Crisis Awareness
- Sexual Assault Awareness
Campus Safety Presence
- Theft Prevention Awareness
- Smoking Prevention Awareness
- Provide campus information and direction
Traffic Safety Projects
- Transit & Pedestrian Education Safety
- Bike Safety Education
- Elementary School Educational Presentations
- Speed Watch
- Light Audits
Safe Driving Monthly Campaigns
- Distracted Driving Campaign
- Auto Crime Campaign
- High Risk Driving Campaign
- Impaired Driving Campaign
- Pedestrian Safety Campaign
- Speed Related Safety Campaign
- Holiday Impaired Driving Campaign
OUTREACH & EVENTS
Meet the Team
MIRIAM SISE ODAA
Miriam has been involved with the SRS student program for 2 years. She is pursuing a joint major in Political Science and Gender Sexuality Women’s Studies and a minor in Criminology. Miriam enjoys working in the SSEP because it has helped foster a sense of personal connectedness to the university by bridging safety initiatives and student engagement.
BURNABY TEAM LEAD
Gurjot joined the Student Safety Engagement Program in the summer of 2017 as a way of getting involved in the SFU community. She is a biology major and decided on pursuing a criminology minor after interest in law enforcement. She hopes to increase the confidence of the student community in campus safety through the various safety resources offered by SFU.
SURREY TEAM LEAD
During the semester of Fall 2016, Kitty joined the SRS student program to learn more about the SFU community. This was a natural fit given that being a criminology major and working in safety and risk management go hand-in-hand. Kitty hopes to help build a safe and welcoming environment for students, staff, faculty and visitors at SFU!
VANCOUVER TEAM LEAD
Satpal Samra joined the Student Safety Engagement Program in the summer of 2017. He is currently pursuing a joint major in Criminology and International Studies. Satpal enjoys working in the SSEP because of the opportunity it provides to build relationships and engage students, as well as the wider community, through safety initiatives.