Physical Safety

Physical safety

Western's Safe Campus Community initiative reinforces a commitment to ensuring members of the University community are able to study, work and conduct their activities in an environment free of violence. This culture of respect is supported through policies, resources, regulations, programs, community support and requires a commitment from all campus community members to help to keep Western a safe place.

  • Campus Community Police Service is involved in activities that include Patrols, Response, Crime Prevention, Emergency Management and Fire Safety.
  • Being Aware provides tips for personal and community safety.
  • Crime Alerts are issued when personal safety information is received by Campus Police and it would be advisable to alert specific areas of campus or all members of the campus community to the situation.
  • Work Safe Program is free of charge and is open to anyone who will be working late on campus. Customers call to register with the program, and after which they can call the service at any time when working late at night.
  • Western Foot Patrol raises awareness of personal safety issues, deters crime through visible patrols and provides safe escorts to community members.
  • Student Emergency Response Team's mission is to provide first-aid response to the university campus.
  • Sexual Violence Resources - all members of the Western community have the right to study, learn, work and research in an environment free of sexual violence.
  • Women's Safety - the President's Committee on the Safety of Women on Campus is committed to the safety of the study and work environment of the women who are members of Western's community.
  • Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children - collaboratively works to pursue research questions and training opportunities to understand and prevent violence and abuse.