Residence Hall Safety

Fire Safety Concerns

  • Gasoline, lead acid batteries, explosives, spray paint, propane, charcoal lighter fluid, and fuel burning engines of any kind may not be brought into, stored, or worked on in residence halls.
  • Open flames (candles, incense burners, horseplay involving fire, etc.) are not permitted.
  • Electric space heaters and other portable heat sources are prohibited.
  • Locked exterior doors may not be propped open.
  • Power strips should be used instead of extension cords. Plugging multiple items into the same outlet can overload circuits and is a potential fire hazard.
  • Be careful to unplug hair dryers and curling irons after use. Make sure that they are placed in an area where they cannot cause damage or contact combustibles.

Note: Tampering with fire alarms, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, etc., is considered a serious infraction. Problems with this equipment need to be reported to the Residence Supervisor.

Personal Safety and Property Concerns

Workers in Women’s Residence Halls

  • Since Facilities Management men may be working in the women’s dorms from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, women students need to listen for the call “man on the floor” in order to avoid embarrassment.
  • University employees and other male authorized workers should wear an identification badge while in women’s residence halls.

Also see the Fire Safety Report and Personal Property and Liability