Campus Safety

At Algoma University, we are dedicated to protecting the rights and security of everyone on campus while providing a professional, respectful, and safe campus environment.

We have 24-hour video surveillance, campus security, Residence Advisors, and secure-access residences. The Walk Safe Program provides a walking buddy escort for students, staff, and faculty during the evening hours from Monday through Thursday. We run education and awareness programs, and have policies and procedures in place to address issues when they arise.

Health and Safety

Feeling Distressed?

Quick Contacts


Campus Security

SSM: 705-949-2301 Ext. 4444

Brampton: Internally dial Ext. 5555 or 905-451-0100 ext. 5555

Timmins:  705-235-6842


In the event of an emergency, imminent threat or harm CALL 911

Coronavirus Information

This page has been created to provide our students, faculty, and staff with the latest information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Sexual Violence Resources and Supports

Speak out about campus safety.

Sexual violence consists of a range of behaviours that vary in severity. The term includes, but is not limited to, sexual harassment, sexual assault, the threat of sexual assault, criminal harassment (including stalking and cyber harassment), and relationship violence.


Telephone Scam

It has been brought to our attention that a number of students have received unsolicited phone calls from individuals indicating they are from Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC), Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and/or the police. These highly organized scams are becoming increasingly common across the globe and often include individuals making threats of deportation and other negative impacts based on common personal information they have been able to obtain from other sources (or in some cases, provided directly by the person who has received the call).

For more information, please see view this communication memo.

Walk Safe Program

If you are walking to your car or residence between 8:00 PM and 10:30 PM from Monday to Thursday, you can take advantage of Algoma University's Walk Safe Program.

All you have to do is go to the Walk Safe table located beside the security desk and a Walk Safe attendant will be happy to walk you out to your car, residence, or the George Leach Centre. You can also call 949-2301 ext. 4444, tell Security that you require a Walk Safe attendant and give them your first name, location, and destination.

Off-Campus Students: If you live off campus and would like a Walk Safe attendant to escort you to a destination on campus, you can call and arrange for an attendant to meet you at the edge of campus; just give the location where you wish to meet the Walk Safe attendant and the estimated time of your arrival.

Safety Tips

  • When alone on campus remember to look alert, confident, and walk with a purposeful stride
  • Don’t overload yourself with books, bags, parcels, etc.
  • When going out at night, travel in pairs or groups when possible
  • Always check your car before entering and never leave your car unlocked

When alcohol is involved

  • Use the buddy system: this involves making plans with friends to leave together and watch over each other at parties
  • Never leave your drink out of your sight, if you do, get another one
  • If you’re in a public establishment only accept drinks from a server or bartender
  • If you’re at a party, do not accept open container drinks or drinks from punch bowls
Have you encountered a concerning behavior?

We’ve got an Emergency Response Plan (ERP)

Algoma University places the health, safety and well-being of all students, faculty, staff and visitors as its most important priority. Despite having policies and procedures in place to address various health and safety issues, an emergency may nonetheless occur. For this reason, an Emergency Response Plan (ERP) has been developed to deal with those types of events that require a greater concerted effort to effectively resolve the situation. This ERP is specific to the Algoma University main campus only and does not include our Brampton or Timmins campuses.

Find out about the steps to take when encountering a concerning behaviour on campus.



Sault Ste Marie Campus

  • Campus Security: 705-949-2301 Ext. 4444
  • Human Resources: 705-949-2301 ext.4373
  • Housing Coordinator: 705-949-2301 ext.4215
  • Student Services Advisor: 705-949-2301 ext.4212
  • Director of Student Services: 705-949-2301 ext.4729


Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM:

  • Student Services Advisor/Campus Counselling Services (Ext. 4212)
  • Human Rights and Equity Office (Ext. 4112)
  • Director of Ancillary and Student Services (Ext 4729)
  • Health and Safety Officer (Ext. 4373)
  • Coordinator of Housing (Ext. 4215)


Employee Assistance Program: 1-877-630-6701 / TTY: 1-877-371-9978

City of Sault Ste. Marie


  • Assaulted Women’s Helpline: 24/7 line: 416-863-0511 Toll Free: 1-866-863-0511
  • Chantel’s Place: 905-848-7580
  • Peel Regional Police: 905-453-3311
  • William Osler Health Centre Crisis Intervention Team:905-494-2120
  • Victim Services of Peel:  24-hour Line: 905-568-8800


  • Timmins and Area Women in Crisis: 1-877-268-8380 (24/7)
  • Timmins & Area Women in Crisis (TAWC): 705-268-8380
  • Sexual Assault Helpline: 1-800-205-7100 (24/7)
  • Good to Talk: 1-866-925-5454
What to do in the Event of an Emergency

If danger is imminent call 911 immediately (note Physical Plant is notified when 911 is dialed from a landline phone) and then call Security at ext. 4444 after reporting the incident. All external communication is coordinated through the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC).

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Policies and Procedures

Find out more about the university's policies and procedures.

Report an injury

All Community Members must complete and submit this form after an incident or injury.

Report a hazard

The purpose of this form is to identify hazards on our campuses so they can be addressed.