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Crime Prevention

Tips and awareness on theft prevention, how to recognize scams and what to do when you see vandalism. 
Protective Services recommends becoming familiar with the smoking, vaping and cannabis policies as well as alcohol use on campus.

Report all suspicious activity to Protective Services at 306-585-4999

Tips & Awareness

Theft Prevention Tips for personal belongings and personal property
  • Never leave your personal items unattended for any amount of time; unattended items can be stolen within seconds.
  • Keep your valuables at home, unless you need them.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings when taking out and using your electronic devices.
  • Utilize location trackers on your electronic devices.
  • Report any suspicious activities.
Theft Prevention Tips for Residence, Offices and Buildings
  • Always lock your office, lab and resident room doors to avoid theft and intruders, even when away for a short duration of time.
  • Between the hours of 11:00pm-6:00am, do not hold the door open for anyone you are unfamiliar with.
  • If the person requires access, they should have their own keys or fob to gain entry; you never know who you may be letting into a building with ill intentions.
  • Do not prop open secure doors. Secure doors are locked for a reason; you never know who may gain entry who is not welcome in that area.
Scam Phone Calls

Recognizing a scam phone call be difficult, however, some common scam calls are:

  • Being offered deals, free items or vacations
  • Demanding or requesting payment by Bitcoin
  • Pretending to be the CRA
  • Emergency scam/”Grandparent scam”: caller claiming a loved one or family member is being charged with a serious offense and is demanding money be sent for their release.
  • Pretending to be Canada Border Services Agency
  • Employment scams

Tips to avoid fraud during a scam phone call:

  • Do not provide personal information over the phone: eg. Social insurance number, address, full name, where you work, credit card numbers or other banking information.
  • Do not share access codes, PIN numbers or passwords.
  • Do not send money or Bitcoin to anyone unknown over the phone or through texting apps

Note: If you have been a victim of a scam phone call and have accidently provided personal information, report it! Call Protective Services at 306-585-4999 and we can assist you in what to do next. Or, report it to Regina Police Service directly.

For online, email or more information of Phishing scams, please visit: Information Services | University of Regina (


What is vandalism?
It is the action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property.

Common vandalism on university property are: graffiti, knocked over street signage, knocked over parking signage, broken windows, broken candy/vending machines, etc.

What to do if you see vandalism on university property?
Report it immediately to Protective Services.

University policies

Smoking on Campus

The University of Regina is a community that respects the importance of and takes responsibility for the quality of the air we breathe. We are committed to providing a safe and healthy place in which to study, work and live. The University of Regina recognizes the hazards posed by smoking, the use of tobacco products and exposure to second-hand smoke.
Smoking and the use of tobacco products is prohibited in all university buildings, property, outdoor areas used for sports, meetings or other gatherings and inside university vehicles or in vehicles parked on university property. Violations to this university policy will be subject to academic and non-academic disciplinary actions.
For more information, please visit the following: Smoke-Free Campus | Policy, University of Regina (

Cannabis on Campus

The official legalization date for Cannabis: October 17, 2018.

All those who wish to consume cannabis on campus are expected to do so responsibly, with care for their own health and safety, as well as the health and safety of others. All University employees, students and visitors are expected to be aware of potential impairment due to cannabis consumption and must take reasonable precautions to avoid impairment while involved in the core activities of the University.

Saskatchewan’s legal age of consumption and purchasing for non-medicinal cannabis is 19 years of age (the same as alcohol).

Also consider smoking cannabis on university property to be prohibited; relating to the smoking policy on campus. Violations to this university policy will be subject to academic and non-academic disciplinary actions.

Be aware of impaired driving. Cannabis can slow down your reaction time and increase your chance of a crash. If you use cannabis, it is important that you do not drive. If you drive while impaired, you will be charged. Saskatchewan has taken a zero tolerance approach for drugs and operating a motor vehicle. For more legal information, you can visit: Cannabis and Driving | Cannabis in Saskatchewan | Government of Saskatchewan

Alcohol use on Campus

Only those licensed to do so, and with the authorization of the University, may bring alcoholic beverages onto University property with Special Use Permits. The University expects that those who wish to include alcohol as part of their activities will do so legally and responsibly.
Private residences, such as student residence rooms, are exempt from the restrictions of the Special Use Permit; however, SLGA’s regulations are still in effect and the requirements of this policy must be obeyed.

If you are legal age (19 years and over), you may consume alcohol responsibly in your apartment or dorm room. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in common areas, which include, but are not limited to: hallways, computer rooms, lounges, game rooms, laundry rooms, elevators, etc. If you are transporting alcohol to another location, please do so in a properly sealed container. Violations to these policies and laws will be subject to academic and non-academic disciplinary actions, and could also result in legal disciplinary actions.