Personal Safety

Emergency Handbook


Code Blue Phones

The campus is equipped with Emergency telephones, providing a direct line to the U of T Scarborough Campus Community Police (located on the St. George campus) when the receiver is removed from the cradle or the button is pressed. No dialing is necessary and University Police can pinpoint the location of the call immediately. Familiarize yourself with the Emergency telephone locations near your residence and throughout the University.

Refer to the Campus Emergency Phone List to find the locations of Code Blue Phones across campus.

Mass Notification System

In the event of an emergency, the Scarborough campus is equipped with a Mass Notification System which is designed to deliver information and direction to the community via speakers installed internally and externally throughout the campus.

Residence Safety Resources

Students should familiarize themselves with campus resources regarding safety and avoid behaviors that put them at risk. Residence Advisors can answer questions and assist with problems. Residence staff are on duty each evening to help Campus Community Police create a secure environment. Staff members do nightly rounds within the buildings. An on-call system assures resident issues are addressed during the evenings and weekends.

Workplace Violence

Visit the University of Toronto’s HR and Equity page for policies and guidelines for Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment, as well as the policy on Workplace Harassment.

Alcohol Awareness

UTSC Campus Community Police conduct alcohol impairment simulations using Fatal Vision Goggles™ during Frosh week, Alcohol Awareness week, Police Week and at service fairs during the academic year. The goggles simulate the effect of alcohol on the nervous system and your inability to compensate.

For more information and scheduling presentations please contact:

Staff Sergeant Shahid Zafar at (416) 208-2930 or Staff Sergeant Chris Ibell at (416) 287-7588