Special Events

Campus Public Safety oversees all events occurring on SFU campuses where security coverage is required.

Groups wishing to hold special events where there is a requirement for additional guards, liquor or security assessments must contact Campus Public Safety at least 10 days prior to the event. A Campus Public Safety supervisor will work with the event organizer to determine if additional steps are required for the event. 

There is no cost for the consultation or security assessment but should guards or liquor permits be required, the event organizer will be required to fund the expense.

Departments requiring additional security must also follow the same procedure.


Cost for Internal and External entities is as follows:


  • Security Guard: $35 per person per hour
  • Security Supervisor: $50 per person per hour
  • SSEP: $15.12

External (or Sponsored through MECS, SFSS, etc.):

  • Security Guard: $40 per person per hour
  • Security Supervisor: $55 per person per hour
  • SSEP: $15.12


NOTE: This process does not eliminate any requirements related to booking spaces with groups such as Meeting, Events & Conference Services or the Simon Fraser Student Society.

Event organizers may submit an event request via email to security@sfu.ca.

Any group requiring roadway or construction access is required to contact our Traffic Safety unit



Liquor Permits


Various clubs, organizations and other SFU-sanctioned groups and individuals may organize functions where alcoholic beverages are served. It’s important to note that serving alcoholic beverages is subject to both provincial regulations and SFU policy.

It’s imperative that any group or individual wishing to obtain a permit to serve alcoholic beverages be familiar with the SFU Policy and Procedures manual that contains the university's policy.

Any person or group requiring a Special Occasion License should contact a Campus Security supervisor at 778.782.3922, or email security@sfu.ca at least seven days prior to the event for applicable forms and more information. Approval is not automatic and Campus Security may require special provision in the area of security services before approval is granted. Applicants also need to get police approval from the Burnaby RCMP main police detachment at 6355 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby.  Police approval can take several days. It’s important to begin the application process as soon as possible.

Click here for a link to a PDF of SFU Policy AD 1-12 Appendix III, which includes detailed application information and instructions.

If you have questions on this process please contact a Campus Security supervisor at 778.782.3922, or email security@sfu.ca.