Civil Disturbances

Responding to a Civil Disturbance

The University is guided by a commitment to the right of its members to communicate, discuss, and explore all ideas, and to engage in peaceful demonstrations.  

Forms of protest have been a force for progressive change at the University for generations.

  • Peaceful protests are a form of free expression.
  • Most campus demonstrations such as marches, meetings, picketing, and rallies will be peaceful and non-disruptive. 
  • A demonstration should be allowed to proceed unless there is a threat of physical harm to persons, or a threat of damage to U of T property or facilities.
  • If either of these threats are present notify the Campus Safety dispatcher at 416-978-2222 when it is safe for you to do so. 

Important Contacts

Emergency: 911

Campus Safety
St. George/UTSC: 416-978-2222
UTM: 905-569-4333

Campus Safety
St. George: 416-978-2323
UTSC: 416-287-7398
UTM: 905-828-5200

Other Incident Response Guides

Active Attacker
Medical Emergencies
Suspicious Packages
Cyber Incidents
Gas Leak
Power Outages
Extreme Weather