Campus Life

University Security

University Security Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Emergency contact

  • From an external line or cell phone: 902-420-5000
  • On campus extension: #5000

Non-emergency contact

Other emergency phone numbers

Off-campus emergency resources

  • Police/Fire: 911
  • Avalon Sexual Assault Centre: 902-425-0122
  • Mobile Crisis Intervention Service: 902-429-8167

Counselling and help lines

  • Helpline: 902-421-1188 (empathetic listening and referrals to community resources; includes mental health issues, food & housing support, addictions, and parental support)
  • SMU Counselling Centre: 902-420-5615
  • Gambling Help Line: 1-888-347-8888
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: 902-461-1119
  • Shepell-fgi: 1-855-649-8641 (counseling services available through your SMU insurance plan)

Remember: The Counselling Centre is not an emergency clinic. If you need emergency assistance, please go directly to the QEII Hospital Emergency Department.


Health services

  • SMU Student Health: 902-420-5611
  • SMU Health Services Nurse (24 Hours): 902-471-8129
  • SMU Housing & Residence Life Office: 902-420-5598

Shelters

  • Adsum House (for homeless women and children): 902-423-4443
  • Bryony House (for battered women and children): 902-422-7650
  • Metro Turning Point (centre for homeless men): 902-420-3282

Other

  • Halifax District Office, Child Welfare: 902-425-5420

Parking Enforcement

  • Phone: 902-420-5577

University Security Services Manager

  • Kevin Trudeau, Manager, Security
    Phone: 902-420-5578
    Email