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Five Ways To Stay Safe

The University of Calgary provides many services and supports to help keep everyone safe on campus.

Know who to call

For imminent life-threatening situations, call 911. For all other situations, call Campus Security at 403.220.5333 (24 hours/day, 7 days/week).

The University of Calgary is committed to providing a safe and respectful environment for all students, faculty and staff. If you are feeling harassed or threatened, you can confidentially contact the Office of Diversity, Equity and Protected Disclosure at 403-220-4086 or visit the office in the Administration Building, room 116. All members of the university community can also contact the Confidence Line, a service that allows individuals to anonymously report sensitive issues in the workplace, at 1-800-661-9675.

If you would like to talk to someone, resources are available for all students, faculty and staff.

Faculty and staff:
Homewood Health: Employee and Family Assistance 1.800.663.1142

SU Wellness Centre: MacEwan Student Centre, room 370
403-210-9355: press option 2 for counselling

Download the UC Emergency app 

The UC Emergency app delivers alerts and updates that can save lives and prevent injury. Get the information you need quickly and easily in case of an emergency situation. To learn more and to get the app today, visit The @UCalgary twitter feed is a great way to keep up to date on university news, including building closures and upcoming wellness initiatives. In the event of an emergency situation on campus, up-to-the-minute information is also available through the twitter feed and is a quick way for students, faculty and staff to receive updates.

Know your closest emergency exits and assembly point

As part of our efforts to support a safe campus environment, the university will carry out evacuation drills every September in buildings around campus. It is important for all students, faculty and staff to know your primary and secondary exits, your evacuation procedure and the assembly point for your building.

Learn the assembly point for your building.

For a complete schedule of dates and times of evacuations, visit the emergency management website.

Know what to do in the unlikely event of an armed assailant on campus

In the unlikely event of an active shooter on campus, experts recommend three essential courses of action to help you avoid harm: Get out — Hide — Fight. These methods are demonstrated in the video Shooter on Campus: Know You Can Survive. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to view this instructional video or view the PowerPoint presentation.

Learn more.

Request a Safewalk

Twenty four hours a day and seven days a week, Safewalk volunteers walk people safely to their destination on campus. This service is free and available to students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors, thanks to a collaboration between Campus Security and the Students' Union.

To request a Safewalk, call 403-220-5333, use one of the Help Phones on campus (they are not just for emergencies), or approach an on-duty Safewalk Volunteer, and request they walk with you.