York U releases safety audit report

June 28, 2010

A York University committee and an external agency have submitted their final report on a campus safety audit, which makes a number of recommendations pertaining to York U's social environment, physical environment, and security services. Recommendations include creating a comprehensive violence prevention policy to target and address violence against women, hate incidents, and systemic discrimination; increasing security staffing levels to improve campus patrols and response time to calls; and conducting a climate survey on campus for students, faculty, and staff at the end of 5 years. Over the 2-year period of the audit process, York U has worked hard to enhance security measures, says president Mamdouh Shoukri, which include the establishment of the residence watch officer program and more staff devoted to campus escort programs. Y-File | Read the report