For Your Safety and a Safe Residence

General Safety Tips

Creating a safe environment starts with you! Here are some tips on how you can prevent becoming a victim of crime in Residence:

  • Ensure your room door is locked whenever you leave your room, even if you are just going down the hall.
  • Do not let anyone you do not know into your residence
  • Do not loan your keys to others
  • Close your curtains at night
  • Do not respond to obscene phone calls. Hang-up immediately
  • Do not leave your wallet, bank cards, or credit cards out in the open
  • Get to know your neighbours

In addition to the above tips, you can also help keep campus safe by becoming actively involved with the "Campus Watch Program".

Standard Safe Practices

For your safety and the safety of others, the following protocols were created. Failure to comply with these and the Residence Community Standards will result in the appropriate disciplinary action.

Please note that the University does not carry insurance on the property of any student. View the "Residence Insurance and Liability" policy. You are strongly encouraged to arrange for coverage of your belongings with an insurance company.

The University is NOT RESPONSIBLE for lost, stolen, or damaged items, however caused.

  • Keep radiators and heaters free from furniture and other belongings, to ensure proper air circulation and to reduce the chance of fire.
  • Do not bring or use hot tubs in Residence. For the well being of all Residence students, hot tubs are not permitted to be used on Residence property.
  • Do not tamper with, remove, relocate or alter Residence property, structures or fixtures.
  • Be careful of how you store food in your room. Improper storage can attract insects and other pests. The storage of empty cans and bottles on window ledges is also not permitted as this can attract insects, create odours, and cause the need for extra cleaning.
  • Ensure that all electrical cords and equipment are CSA (Canadian Standards Association) approved. Frayed cords or defective appliances and equipment are not permitted in Residence.
  • Please exercise care when operating electrical equipment and avoid overloading power outlets by running multiple electric products at once. The use of power bars is strongly recommended.
  • Report all power outages to the Residence Front Desk.