Safety and Security

Student Walk Home Attendant Team (SWHAT) 905-525-9140 ext 27500

SWHAT is a student run volunteer organization dedicated to improving personal safety on campus.Volunteer teams (one male & one female) will walk anywhere within a 30 minute radius from campus or take the bus with students traveling to downtown Hamilton. If you’re interested in learning more click here.  

Emergency First Response Team (EFRT) 905-522-4135

EFRT is a volunteer organization, on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the school year. They respond to any medical emergency on campus in a team of 3 responders, with an impressive response time of 1-2 minutes. Trained in both the Red Cross Emergency First Responder and Toronto Ambulance’s International Trauma Life Support courses, these responders come equipped with oxygen, an automated external defibrillator (AED), and EpiPens. If you’re interested in learning more, click here.  

McMaster Security Services 905-522-4135

McMaster Security Services are sworn Peace Officers – appointed under the authority of the Ontario Police Services Act. Their appointments give them the powers of a Peace Officer and enable them to enforce the Criminal Code of Canada, Federal and Provincial statutes and Municipal by-laws on the University Campus via foot, bike, and car. If you’re interested in learning more, click here.