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Mid-term Momentum: Week 5 - Community Safety

Dear Daniels students, 


The University of Toronto and the Daniels Faculty work to provide a safe and secure environment for all students and we encourage you to be especially conscious of your personal security. We stress the importance of closing doors that are locked to the public, never leaving personal belongings unattended, and of not walking alone in unlit areas. 

Daniels FOB Access

Access to the Daniels buildings on campus is by FOB key only after regular business hours.  Studio spaces are only FOB accessible. For security, please do not let anyone into the Daniels buildings/studio spaces who does not have their own FOB key

TravelSafer

TravelSafer is a free service offered 24/7 365 days a week.  You can request an escort to and from your campus locations to any location on campus/TTC station.  You can contact the service via the UofT Safety App on your cellphone.

UofT Campus Safety App

Campus Police and the Community Safety Office have partnered to release the official U of T Campus Safety App.  

Download the App today:  App Store or Google Play.

Key features include: 

  • Real-time Alerts for safety-related incidents or campus closures 
  • Live Chat with Campus Police, connecting users with U of T safety staff in real-time 
  • TravelSafer, allowing Campus Police to monitor a user’s route when coming to or leaving from campus until reaching a destination 
  • Mobile Bluelight, which sends the user’s on-campus location to Campus Police in a case of crisis. 
  • Additional features — such as Friend Walk and Support Services — assist users anywhere in the world.   

Community Safety Office

Do you feel unsafe, need assistance? The Community Safety Office provides short-term support and assistance to students who have experienced personal safety concerns, including and not limited to:

  • Stalking and harassment
  • Family violence
  • Threats
  • Bullying and Intimidation

Sexual Violence Prevention & Support

The University of Toronto Sexual Violence Prevention & Support Centre serve students, staff, and faculty at the University of Toronto who are affected by sexual violence or harassment. Confidential, non-judgmental consultations are available by phone, e-mail, and video conferencing. Further contact information can be found on https://safety.utoronto.ca/sexual-violence-sexual-harassment/ 

If you are in crisis and need immediate attention, CALL 911 for immediate response. 

Scams and Fraudulent Emails

We urge you to be careful and aware of fraudulent messages.

Ensure any emails are from a trusted source.   Be cautious about an email claiming to be from official sources that ask you to send money or personal information.  Be careful of offers of gifts that ask you to send money to claim the gift. 

If you receive an email that you are not sure about, check UofT’s “Phish Bowl”.  Additional fraud prevention, reporting and resources can be found here.


Further information on 24-Hour emergency help on or off campus visit https://studentlife.utoronto.ca/task/get-24-hour-emergency-help-on-or-off-campus/ 


Wishing you a good week ahead