Safety on Campus

Safety and Security on Campus – a prime contact for security-related incidents, non-emergency issues, lock-outs, etc.

Everyone plays a role in creating a safe community where we can all feel secure. Yukon College has taken a number of steps to promote a safer and more secure environment. In addition to these actions, it is important to look out for each other and for ourselves.

Safety and Security Services
The Safety and Security department is your front-line contact for security incidents and non-emergency issues. Personnel are on campus year-round and can be reached 24 hours a day:
t. 867.668.8722 
c. 867.334.6042

Emergency Phone
There are nine pay phones located throughout the college, which can make 911 calls with no charges.

There is a phone available for use in the foyer between the Attached Single Campus Housing and the Attached Family Campus Housing as well as outside of the Admissions Office. To make a 911 call from an on-campus phone, dial 9 and then 911.

First Aid
Should you or someone else require first aid, contact Safety and Security Services and/or dial 911. If you are using an on-campus phone, dial 9 and then 911.

Need an Escort to your Vehicle, Residence or Bus?
If you feel concerned for your safety, don’t take a risk. We are happy to escort you to your vehicle, residence or bus to make sure you arrive safely. Contact Safety and Security Services at 867.334.6042.

Safety Basics

  • In an immediate threat to safety, call 9.1.1.
  • Practice awareness of your surroundings. Know your exits in advance and who else is in your general area.
  • Know who to call/contact in an emergency.
  • Project an assertive image.
  • Do not prop open locked doors.
  • Keep your interaction with strangers to a minimum.
  • Have your keys (car or dorm) ready so you are not delayed getting into your car or residence.
  • Trust your instincts. If you believe you are being followed, go immediately to a public place and call emergency personnel.
  • Avoid isolated areas.
  • Ensure someone knows your whereabouts and when you expect to return.
  • Always get consent before engaging in any sexual activity with someone. Consent is a freely given and enthusiastic “yes!” Never assume consent if it is not given. If you are unsure, ask.
  • Check the Safety Mirrors. Safety mirrors are installed so that you can see around blind corners.

If you believe you are in a dangerous situation:

  • Attempt to diffuse the situation (remain calm, speak clearly in an even tone);
  • Make all attempts to leave the area;
  • Activate any alarms at your disposal (including a personal ‘screamer’ device), yell, scream, make noise; and
  • Prepare to defend yourself with whatever might be available. 

In the event of a fire alarm or evacuation order, vacate the building immediately, using the nearest exit, following instructions provided by the Campus Fire Wardens or representative. They are identified by an orange hat and reflective vest. Do not re-enter the building until your Fire Warden or Emergency Responder advises you to do so.

Evacuate the building by pulling the nearest fire alarm.

Exit maps are posted in each classroom and gathering area. Become familiar with these to determine your exit route.

The fire alarm is indicated by a series of 3 buzzes.

Suspicious Behaviour – Who to Contact?
In addition to contacting any emergency personnel (police, ambulance, etc.) please report any suspicious or threatening situation to your Dean, Director or security personnel and be prepared to provide a description of any person(s) involved.

Locked out of the Building?
If you find yourself locked out of the building, contact Safety and Security Services. There is a phone available for use in the hallway between the Attached Single Campus Housing and the Attached Family Campus Housing as well as outside the Admissions Office. 

Needles on Campus
If you find a used needle, do not touch it. Contact the custodian on campus at 867.332.6463 or Safety and Security Services at 867.334.6042 immediately.

Car Boost
Dead battery? Call us at 867.334.6463 or 867.334.6042. We have a "booster pack" to start your vehicle.

Lost and Found
The Lost and Found is located at the Safety and Security Services office (beside the main entrance at the Ayamdigut campus).

Incident Reports
An Incident Report must be completed after each incident involving Safety and Security Services. Report forms are available from your Department Administrative Officer/Dean’s Office.