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goSAFE is one of the largest student employers on campus, and gives students the opportunity to give back to the York community while also earning money for their education.  goSAFE is staffed entirely by York University students and are easily identifiable in their red jackets or goSAFE and YorkU branded polo shirts.

goSAFE staff member with YEO, the YU mascot

What We Do

goSAFE teams accompany York community members to and from any on-campus location, such as the Village Shuttle pick-up hub, parking lots, bus stops or residences. They will strive to meet you at your pick-up location within 10 minutes of your call and will gladly wait with you until your bus or transportation arrives or your car starts. Please note that children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

In addition to escorting students, staff and faculty around campus, goSAFE staff conduct weekly audits of all of the on-campus exterior lighting, on-campus automatic doors, and on-campus emergency and elevator phones, reporting any malfunctions for repair.

How To Reach US

  • Call 416-736-5454, or from your office phone at extension 55454
  • Use any on-campus Blue Light Emergency Phone and ask for goSAFE
  • Use any on-campus Safety Phone and push the black goSAFE button

Our Hours


  • 6 pm to 2 am (Fall/Winter),
  • 8 pm to 2 am (Summer)


  • 6 pm to 11 pm (Fall/Winter),
  • no Summer service

goSAFE operates every day of the year except for the University closure during Winter Break. For services when goSAFE is not operating, please contact York Security Services at 416-650-8000, or from your office phone at extension 58000.