Welcome to York University Safer Together.

Designed for York U students, faculty and staff, this site provides one-stop access to all of the University’s safety resources that will help you be more informed and take action about your safety.

You'll find information on the tools and services available to the York U community, as well as educational components to support the community as we aim to prioritize value and respect for all of our members.


July 22, 2016

Off Campus Fire at Factory

For your information, please note that there is a fire off campus at a factory near Keele and the 407. There is some residual smoke blowing towards campus but there are no concerns for safety.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact York Security Services at 416-650-8000.

July 14, 2016

Pokemon Go App and Risks for Personal Safety

Please be advised that the popular Pokemon Go App has some risks for personal safety. Accordingly, the Department of Community Safety is offering the York  community some safety tips, if playing this game:

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Be alert  and mindful of traffic
  • Do not drive, ride or operate any machinery while monitoring the App.
  • Be mindful of trespassing on private property or going into areas you are not familiar with
  • Consider playing with a friend or as a group
  • Be aware of the potential to be lured for robbery or other purposes

Have fun and stay safe!

June 14, 2016

We are united in our efforts to combat homophobia, transphobia and all forms of hate

The tragic mass shooting in Orlando, Florida has deeply impacted LGBT2SQIA+ communities around the world and all of us collectively.

The Department of Community Safety would like to assure our community that we are mobilized, proactive and engaged in support of our campus communities. Please reach out to us if you have any concerns about your safety.

For urgent matters, please contact Security Services at 416-736-5333 or ext. 33333. For emergencies, please contact 911. For non-urgent matters where you would wish to discuss safety support services, please contact the Director of Security Services Aldo Altomare at 416-736-5418.

For additional resources and support services available, please visit: safety.yorku.ca/resources

June 13, 2016

Statement from President Shoukri, Provost Lenton & Vice-President Brewer: We Stand With Orlando

Dear Members of the York University Community,

On behalf of all of us at York University, we offer our heartfelt support and sympathy to all those affected by Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, the worst in U.S. history. As a university community resolutely committed to, and guided by, our values of inclusivity, respect and diversity, we condemn unequivocally this act of hatred and intolerance, and any attempt to divide us or to threaten our freedoms or our right to live without fear of discrimination, harassment or harm.

We acknowledge the collective response of first responders and bystanders, whose actions saved countless lives early Sunday morning, and our thoughts are with all those who were injured or who lost loved ones. Should you need support or wish to speak with someone, please contact York’s Counselling Services

We stand with the LGBTQ community in Orlando, on our campuses, and around the globe. As an expression of our collective support for and solidarity with all those impacted, the flags at our Keele and Glendon campuses have been lowered to half-mast.

Mamdouh Shoukri, President & Vice-Chancellor Vice-President

Rhonda Lenton, Academic & Provost

Gary Brewer, Vice-President Finance & Administration