York University’s commitment to inclusion, respect and diversity

It is important to remind our community of York University’s commitment to inclusion, respect and diversity. As you attend various events on campus and listen to alternative points of view, keep in mind that York expects all community members to actively engage in our shared responsibility to protect the dignity and human rights of all individuals.

York will always work to ensure safe and supportive spaces and will continue to uphold the importance of freedom of expression, vigorous debate and the interrogation of ideas and points of view. Students, faculty and staff must have a safe environment for work and study, free of violence, harassment, intimidation and bullying. The University investigates all formal complaints and does not tolerate messages of hate in our community.

We are a community of passionate, motivated, talented teachers and learners who are all committed to making a difference locally and globally.

If you find yourself in a situation where you need assistance on campus, contact York Security Services at 416-736-5333 for urgent matters and 416-650-8000 for non-urgent matters. Security Services is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have an immediate safety matter you can also contact 911.


Lucy Fromowitz
Vice-Provost Students