Safe Walk

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

The Safe Walk escort is provided by either a security officer or a student campus safety member. These Safe Walk personnel are equipped with portable radios and flashlights and are in direct communication with the Security Operations Centre dispatcher.

Safe Walk personnel can be identified by a valid SFU Campus Security picture identification card.

Requesting a Safe Walk

To request a Safe Walk escort:

  • Call the Campus Security non-emergency line: 778-782-7991
  • Use any of the direct dial telephones
  • When requesting a Safe Walk, always give the dispatcher the exact location where you are and the destination desired
  • After making the request for a Safe Walk, wait for the escort inside a building if possible. The escort will meet you at the location specified

Remember that you cannot reserve a Safe Walk time; you must call when you need the escort.

Campus-specific information

You can request a Safe Walk to anywhere on SFU property.

  • Burnaby campus: Request a Safe Walk to anywhere on campus
  • Surrey campus: Request an escort to nearby transit stops, between the SC and SE buildings, or to parking lots and garages adjacent to SE and SC buildings. Safe walks can be requested by visiting the SFU security desk at the entrance of the building (SC-mezzanine, SE-atrium) or by using any of the direct dial telephones in a classroom or lab.
  • Vancouver campus: Safe Walk is offered in a 2 block radius, to the nearest bus stop, or between buildings until 10:30pm. Note that 611 Alexander has a taxi-voucher Safe Walk program run by the Contemporary Arts Technologist. Vouchers can be obtained at their office near the main doors