Conestoga College is committed to providing a safe campus environment. The safety and wellbeing of all staff, students and members of the public who attend College facilities is of paramount importance. The Office of Campus Security and Safety is committed to protecting the rights of everyone on campus while ensuring a professional, respectful and safe campus environment.
The goals of the college's comprehensive Emergency Management Program are to:
- Protect human life and prevent/minimize personal injury
- Protect the environment
- Prevent/minimize damage to campus facilities and physical assets
- Ensure business continuity
- Restore normal college operations
Our Mission Statement
“To work with the Conestoga Community to provide a safe and secure work and learning environment. To promote partnerships with the college community and local organizations. To enhance personal safety through prevention, education and compliance.”
The college, like any other business, is not immune against disaster. Emergency situations can occur suddenly with little to no warning, creating situations in which the college’s normal business operations of academic learning and service may become strained, even overwhelmed.
As a result of these operational challenges, the college has developed this emergency plan to improve its state of preparedness and ensure that timely response measures are enacted to control and terminate an emergency. Once an emergency is dealt with, the emergency plan then seeks to resume the college’s normal business operations safe, expedient manner.
Students and staff should never try to handle a dangerous or unpredictable situation on their own. Members of the college community can contact Security Services by dialing extension 5555 from any college phone to report an emergency. This is a dedicated emergency phone line, monitored 24 hours a day by Security Staff.
College staff, students and faculty are encouraged not to make comments to the media during an emergency. All media inquiries are to be referred to the Department of Corporate Communications.