Campus safety: Do you know what to do in an emergency?

September 21, 2021

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 alerts. Safety is of major importance at SFU and collectively, is a shared responsibility.

Do you know what to do in an emergency?

For an Emergency on campus, dial 911. If you dial 911 from a campus phone, Campus Security 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, simply dial 778-782-4500.

Fire and emergency safety routes are posted in all classrooms and buildings. Please familiarize yourself with emergency exits and procedures so you’ll 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 Security escort to support safe travel on campus 24/7.

To request a Safe Walk escort: Call the Campus Security 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. (Please note that 611 Alexander St. has a taxi-voucher Safe Walk program run by the Contemporary Arts Technologist. Vouchers can be obtained at their office near the main doors.)

Visit Safe Walk for more information.

First Aid

For minor injuries, call Campus Security, 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 keep our community safe.

SRS Access Control Services (for keys, cards and fobs)

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