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 in, 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.
- Surge-protected 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
- Students may not be in rooms other than their own unless one or more of the room’s occupants is also in the room.
- Wrestling, water gun fights, practical jokes, horseplay, etc., are not permitted.
- Firearms, BB and pellet guns, hunting arrows, or any potentially dangerous weapons may not be brought into the residence halls.
- Hunting practice (Bow or otherwise) is not permitted on campus [SL 9/08].
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 to 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.