Emergency #: 416-675-6622 ext. 4000
April Sexual Violence Awareness Month
- Stay Alert - Know where the exits are and when in crowded places or at events tell someone where you will be.
- Phone care - Make sure you have data on your phone and it’s fully charged, or consider bringing your charger or a portable battery with you.
- Emergency Phones - Locate the “emergency call boxes” on campus to contact Public Safety. When on campus and you feel unsafe use the emergency phone or call 416-675-8500 or use the Guardian App to contact Public Safety
- Call Security - Report any situation that is unsafe such as insufficient lighting, high bushes, broken locks, propped doors and suspicious activity on Campus
- Access Control - Do not prop open any doors to a residence hall, house or apartment building at any time.
- Meet in a public place. It may make both you and your date feel more comfortable to meet in a coffee shop, restaurant, or bar with plenty of other people around.
- Don’t rely on your date for transportation. It's important that you are in control of your own transportation to and from the date so that you can leave whenever you want if you are uncomfortable
- Unknown Drivers - If the person you're meeting volunteers to pick you up, avoid getting into a vehicle with someone you don’t know and trust, especially if it’s the first meeting.
- Vehicle Security - Always make sure you lock your car doors, whether or not you are in the car. Always check the car tires and rear seats/floor before getting into your car.
- Car Mechanical Failure - Raise the hood and remain in the car with the doors locked until the police arrive. If you have a cell phone, call someone for help or call 911. If someone should stop and offer to assist you, roll down the window just enough to tell them they can call the police for you.
- Download ride share apps - In case one is not working when you need it, you’ll have a backup ready.
- Enlist help from others. If you feel uncomfortable in a situation, it can help to find an advocate nearby. You can enlist the help of a lab monitor, waiter/bartender, employee to help you create a distraction, call security or the police, or get a safe ride home.