Personal Safety and Security

MacEwan University is committed to fostering a safe and inclusive campus community where everyone can work, play, live, and learn safely. Every person has the right to physical and psychological safety and you may consider the following in regard to your safety:

  • Trust your instincts. If something doesn’t feel right or someone doesn’t seem trustworthy, you may be able to say something, leave, or ask for help.

  • Remember that you don’t have to put others’ feelings above your own safety. You do not owe it to anyone to be polite or friendly, especially if you feel threatened.

  • Report suspicious people or activities. If you are on campus, contact Security Services. If you are off campus, direct your concern to the appropriate authorities (e.g., the police, the property manager, or an employee).

  • Secure valuables by locking them up, watching them, and/or keeping them out of sight.

  • Keep an eye on your laptop, backpack, purse, and bags.

  • Store things in a locker, glove box, trunk, or other location.

  • Advocate for safety. If you see something that needs changing, change it or speak to someone that can.

  • Educate yourself about campus resources including SafeWalk, NoPlaceHere campaign, related policies.

Bicycle Safety

The Province of Alberta and the City of Edmonton have established laws to promote bicycle and transportation safety. By law, cyclists must:

  • Obey all rules of the road. Cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists.

  • Ride as close to the curb as is safe.

  • Ride in single file except when passing another vehicle.

  • Not operate a bicycle (with wheels more than 50 cm) on a sidewalk that is not designated as shared-use.

  • Yield to pedestrians at crosswalks and on shared paths.

  • Ring your bell before passing pedestrians on shared paths.

  • Use a bell or horn, adequate steering and brakes, a helmet (for those under 18 years), and, when cycling at night, a white headlamp, a red tail lamp and a red rear reflector

Additional considerations for cyclists include:

  • Wearing a properly fitted helmet that meets ANSI, Snell or CSA standards.

  • Locking your bike in public areas where pedestrian traffic is frequent.

  • Having a picture of your bike and note its serial number in the event that it is stolen.

  • Locking your bike well and with an appropriate lock.


Have you witnessed or experienced inappropriate or unethical behaviour? Are you unsure of how, where or if you should report? Do you want to report anonymously?

Contact the MacEwan University Confidence Line or read more about the service.