The Community Safety Office (CSO) assists Huron’s students, staff and faculty with their personal safety concerns.
Huron community members can visit the Community Safety Office to explore options related to their situation in a confidential and supportive setting. We can also assist in co-creating a safety plan and provide resources both on campus and in the community.
The Community Safety Office can help students, staff and faculty at Huron file official complaints to the University under our Gender Based Sexual Violence policy, the Non-Academic Student Code of Conduct and our Harassment, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Racism prevention policy. Additionally, the office will be offering Gender Based Sexual Violence prevention programming, women’s self defence sessions and fraud awareness programming each year.
Get to know the
Community Safety Office
The Community Safety Office is here to offer support, resources and information. We are located in the Wellness Centre, Office #6, and we can help if:
The Code Blue Emergency Phones provide direct two-way communications to the Western Special Constable Service. There are Emergency Phones located on Burnlea Walk just past the Wellness Centre, as well as at the front of Huron’s parking lot and at the front of Springett parking lot; over 20 other phones are located throughout Western’s campus. Press the “Emergency” button for assistance.
If you would like to report an incident of Gender Based Sexual Violence; harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and racism; or Huron’s Non-Academic Student Code of Conduct, you can attend the Community Safety Office or report online here:
Computers and mobile devices are often targeted by thieves as they are easy to conceal and transport. Please consider the suggestions listed below to keep your property safe.
6 Tips to Avoid Becoming The Victim of Fraud:
- Immigration Canada, Canadian Police and the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) will never threaten to deport or arrest you if you don’t provide money, personal information, etc.
- Beware and never respond to emails that ask for gift cards, personal details or offering you money, or offering you a job from an unofficial agency
- Protect your identity at all times. Never give out your personal information, PIN, credit card number, password or financial information in a text, email or phone call
- Your bank will never ask for your password, PIN number, account number over the phone, via text, or email. They will ask you to come into the bank
- Be very cautious when clicking on links sent via email – make sure the sender is who they say they are.
- Set your social media profile settings to private
IF YOU RECEIVE A PHONE CALL, TEXT OR EMAIL THAT YOU THINK MIGHT BE A SCAM, ALWAYS ASK FOR ADVICE. WE ARE HERE TO HELP!
WHEN IN DOUBT, REACH OUT TO:
Alcohol and Drug Safety
Alcohol and drugs (including cannabis and nicotine) are substances that cause a change in someone’s mental, emotional, or physical state. The use of any substance carries some risk, and can increase your vulnerability, so it is important to think about its short-term and long-term effects on your well-being and safety.
It is okay to say no to using alcohol or drugs – do not let others pressure you to doing something you don’t want to. Here are some tips to reduce potential harm to you or others if you do choose to use alcohol or drugs.