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The General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Governors maintains a comprehensive list of University Administrative Policies and Procedures on the Board of Governors' website.
Ryerson Senate publishes a list of all current Senate Policies on their website.

Some of these policies are highlighted below:


Students are expected to regularly attend classes, seminars, and laboratory periods. Students should make themselves aware of specific attendance regulations, since in many courses, participation by the student in the classroom or laboratory is part of the total evaluation. These regulations will be described in the course outline. If a medical certificate is required to verify your absence, please contact your family physician or the Ryerson Medical Centre at the start of the illness.

Consumption of Alcohol

Alcohol use and service on campus is governed by the Liquor License Act of Ontario, and the associated regulations under the Act. Permission to rent or use Ryerson campus facilities does not automatically convey the privilege of alcohol licensing. The use and service of alcohol in a campus facility is administered through the Director, University Business Services and is coordinated by the booking contact. Licensing facilities is dependent on meeting all of the provincial and municipal approvals and the conditions applied by the Director, University Business Services, which include all arrangements for the delivery and service of alcohol to be served in the facility. See Temporary Use of Space Procedure.

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) and Security

Safety is a community responsibility.

Each individual within the Ryerson community shares responsibility for the identification of environmental health and safety hazards and managing the related risks.

Integrated Risk Management (IRM) coordinates and guides the efforts of the community in achieving due diligence in a manner which vitalizes the University's culture, mission and objectives.

Please consult the website for a complete list of programs, policies and guidelines that affect all members of the Ryerson community.

Contact Information:

Security Environmental Health and Safety

Have an emergency? Call 911.

You can also reach Ryerson Security at 416-979-5040, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

External phones: 416-979-5040
Internal phones: Dial 80
Location: Victoria Building (VIC), 285 Victoria Street, 1st floor

EHS Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8 - 5:00pm

EHS Location:
11th Floor, Jorgenson Hall
416-979-5000 ext. 7096

Ryerson has several posting boards available on-campus for student, staff, and faculty to post information about upcoming events, available services, research studies, etc. These boards are maintained by Campus Planning & Facilities and require that posters have a stamp from Student Services to remain posted.

Any posters not bearing the stamp will be removed. To receive a stamp you must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Posters must be sponsored by a Ryerson acknowledged student group, or a Ryerson department.
  2. The content of the poster must adhere to the Ryerson Non-Academic Code of Conduct.
  3. Posters must include a 1.5" x 3" blank, white space for the stamp to be applied.
  4. ONE COPY will be stamped that subsequent copies can be made from.
  5. Posters advertising a student group event must have an accompanying risk assessment form in order to receive approval.

All posters should be submitted to the Student Information Desk in POD 61 for review. Posters will be reviewed and approved daily at 4:30 pm. Posters received after 4:30 pm will not be reviewed until the following day.

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Information Desk at or at 416-979-5000 x5187.  

Print and Digital Copying Guidelines

Ryerson University complies with Canada’s Copyright Act which protects both creators/owners and users of copyrighted materials.

The university does not condone copyright infringement by students. Students who copy or communicate copyright-protected works must either obtain the permission of the copyright owner or be satisfied that copying or communicating the works falls under Ryerson University existing licences or within one of the exceptions in the Copyright Act.

Students should familiarize themselves with Ryerson's Copyright policies and procedures, and contact the Copyright and Scholarly Engagement Librarian at for questions, concerns and clarification of the copyright rules.

Residence Contract & Community Standards

The Residence Community Standards is a document that outlines appropriate behaviours for everyone in our community. It covers important information regarding behaviour and the discipline system in residence.



Smoking on Campus

Smoking is prohibited within all University buildings including, without being limited to, classrooms, laboratories, studios, offices, lecture halls, hallways and enclosed workplaces, patios that have food and beverage service, university residences, elevators, hallways, parking garages, party or entertainment rooms, laundry facilities, lobbies and sports and exercise areas. 

Smoking is prohibited within a nine metre radius surrounding any entrance or exit of a building.

It is illegal to sell tobacco on university and college campuses (this applies to buildings that are owned and areas that are leased by a postsecondary institution or student union).

See also, City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 709-Smoking, the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and Ryerson's Leave the Pack Behind peer-to-peer smoking cessation initiative.

Ryerson Student Computing Guidelines

Ryerson believes that information technology is vital to our educational mission. We provide the best possible learning environment with modern computers, helpful support staff and open access to the Internet. In return, we expect - and depend on - student co-operation. Ryerson Student Computing Guidelines  outline your rights and responsibilities as a computing user.

Identification on Request

Students are required to provide a valid form of identification (such as a Ryerson issued One Card) to representatives of University Security & Emergency Services, exam invigilators, or other University employees where such information is relevant to the legitimate pursuit of their duties.

Students shall not possess, distribute or use false or altered identification.

See Student Code of Non-academic Conduct Pol #61