Campus Security

Campus Security Policies

It is the policy of York University to provide a secure, safe campus and workplace for students and employees. York University is a private campus and facilities are for the use of the faculty, staff, and students. Prospective students, alumni, guests, and persons having business with the University may also have access to these facilities during open campus hours. Unauthorized persons loitering in or using university facilities should be reported to university personnel.

York University’s open campus hours are as follows:
  • Sunday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

York University (YU) has contracted with Blue Knight Security in order to provide security and campus safety for the university. Security will be provided by Blue Knight on a regular basis throughout the week. The phone number where security personnel can be reached is 402-363-2640. A well-marked security vehicle will be making rounds periodically throughout the day.

Please contact security personnel when you feel that the safety of YU personnel and/or property are in question such as, but not limited to, suspicious activity on YU property, individuals who present with loud or aggressive behaviors, any form of violence or threats of violence, any form of property damage or threats to damage property, anyone who presents with a weapon of any kind, and if a personal escort is needed when feeling unsafe. If and when the university security personnel are not accessible, call 911.

Incident Reporting Procedures

Student Development and Residence Life staff are on-call 24 hours a day by phone. Students should contact their Resident Director​ to report concerns or incidents.

Students, faculty, and staff at York University who observe or are involved in any crime or incident on campus should report it to 911 if appropriate and then contact someone in Residence Life staff or the Dean of Students as soon as possible.

A collection of incidents will be kept on file by the Dean of Students.

Annual Report

Important Phone Numbers

Dean of Students: (402) 363-5614

Local Police
  • Emergency :911
  • Non- Emergency: (402) 363-2640

Road Conditions (Nov 1 through April 1): 511

Campus Security Emergency
  • Office: (402) 363-5721
  • Cellular: (402) 366-2657

Informational programs available to students and employees about crime prevention, campus security, and alcohol and drug abuse can be received from the Dean of Students or other local sources.

Counseling Services