Why Walk Alone?

goSAFE staff walking a student

Who We Are

goSAFE is a complimentary service provided by York University that provides students the opportunity to give back to the York community while also funding their education. The program is one of the largest of its kind in Canada. While our core service is our evening service, which operates year-round to help people get around campus, we also provide a number of supplementary services to the York community. We are staffed entirely by York University students, with all teams always working in pairs, easily identifiable in their red jackets or goSAFE & YorkU branded polo shirts.

What We Do

goSAFE teams will go with you to and from any on-campus location, such as the Village Shuttle pick-up hub, parking lots, bus stops or residences. Upon request goSAFE staff will gladly wait with you until your bus or transportation arrives or your car starts, and we strive to meet you at your pick-up location within 10 minutes.

In addition to going with you around campus, goSAFE staff also conduct weekly audits of all of the on-campus exterior lighting, all on-campus automatic doors, and on-campus Emergency and Elevator phones, reporting any malfunctions as they are encountered for repair.

How to Reach Us & Our Hours

Our hours of operation are:

  • Keele: 6:00pm to 2:00am (Fall/Winter), 8:00pm to 2:00am (Summer)
  • Glendon6:00pm to 11:00pm (Fall/Winter), no Summer service
  • goSAFE doesn't operate during the Fall University Holiday Closure, but does operate on all other days of the year, including statutory holidays and other University closures
  • For service when goSAFE is not operating, please contact York Security Services at 416-650-8000

There are a number of ways to contact us:

  • Call 416-736-5454 or extension 55454
  • Approach any goSAFE staff you see at anytime
  • By using any on-campus payphone (its a free call!)
  • Use any Blue Light Emergency Phone and asking for goSAFE
  • By using any on-campus Safety Phone and pushing the black goSAFE button

Give us a call whenever you are ready to go, and a team should be able to meet you within 10 minutes

Become Part of the goSAFE Team

goSAFE is one of the largest on-campus employers of students - for hiring information please visit the Employment Opportunities page of our website