Emergency and Security

For an urgent situation at the Champlain residence:

Medical emergencies: 911 or Residence Security: 819-560-2374 


For non-urgent situations: contact your Residence Advisor: 819-571-6639



ON CAMPUS: 819-822-9711



Bishop’s University Security Department must be contacted as first responders for all types of emergencies on campus.  Campus Security is located in the Dewhurst Annex.


Email: security@ubishops.ca


Security officers are on duty 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. To contact Security anytime day or night, there is an emergency telephone located:


  • At the entrance to the Security Office;
  • in the front entrance of Johnson;
  • at the Paint Shop (behind the Library);
  • at all the “Pay and Park” machines;
  • behind Paterson;
  • in the Champlain building classrooms and hallways.

The Role of Campus Security


The responsibility of Campus Security is to ensure the safety and security of everyone on the Bishop’s University and Champlain College Lennoxville campus. Campus Security maintains a good working relationship with the Service de Police de la Région de Sherbrooke, who are responsible for investigating crimes and criminal activities on campus.


All buildings are checked on a daily basis by Security Officers on foot patrols. The campus exterior is also patrolled on foot and with a Security Vehicle. Any suspicious persons and/or vehicles are checked.


Security at Champlain residences is ensured by guards from GardaWorld Security Services.



Emergency Protocol


To help ensure the safety and security of our community, the College has partnered with the Service de police de la Ville de Sherbrooke and broader educational partners in Estrie to produce the following video. The video includes specific plans to keep students, staff, and others safe in the event of an active shooter situation.

Safe Walk Program


SafeWalk is a volunteer-based walk-home program that includes a network of student volunteers who are dedicated to keeping their fellow Gaiters and Cougars safe. The service allows students to walk home from night classes, late study sessions, or anywhere around Lennoxville with the company of our volunteers. The program is to ensure that each member of the Bishop’s and Champlain community is comfortable walking home after dark.

To call for a walk-home, please contact Campus Security at (819) 822-9711.  To volunteer for the SafeWalk program, please fill out the form here: www.busrc.com/safewalk