Campus safety: What you need to know

September 06, 2022

With the fall term upon us, it’s important that all students, faculty and staff familiarize themselves with campus safety and know what to do in an emergency.

All members of the community are encouraged to learn about emergency plans and download the Snap App for emergency alert notifications. Safety is a shared responsibility so let's work together to build a culture of safety and care at SFU.

Do you know what to do in an emergency?

For an emergency on campus, dial 911 first. If you dial 911 from a campus phone, Campus Public Safety will be automatically notified of the call location. A phone is located in every classroom. Urgent assistance is also available 24/7 at each of our campuses by simply dialing 778-782-4500.

Fire and emergency safety routes are posted in all classrooms and buildings. Familiarize yourself with emergency exits and procedures so you know what to do in case of emergency.

Visit campus safety and security for more information.

Safe Walk

The Safe Walk program provides SFU community members with a Campus Public Safety escort to support safe travel on campus 24/7.

To request a Safe Walk escort, call the Campus Public Safety non-emergency line, 778-782-7991.

At SFU’s Burnaby campus, you can request a Safe Walk to anywhere on campus. On Surrey campus, you can request an escort to nearby transit stops. While on Vancouver’s campus, Safe Walk is offered in a two-block radius, to the nearest bus stop, or between buildings until 10:30 p.m.

Visit Safe Walk for more information.

First Aid

For minor injuries, call Campus Public Safety, or if an injured person can walk, proceed to the nearest First Aid facility at all three campuses.

Campus Safety Guides

There are a number of helpful Campus Public Safety guides covering a number of topics such as: wildlife, controlled substances, harassment, scams and fraud, theft prevention and students in distress. Please take the time to review the SFU Campus Public Safety guides to help be a champion of safety at SFU.

Safety and Risk Services: Access Control Services (for keys, cards and fobs):

Access Control is open in-person for staff, faculty and students without an appointment. Visit here for more information.

Be a safety champion!

Report suspicious activities or concerns here www.sfu.ca/emergency.