Safety & Security
Safety and security are important issues within the residence hall community. Each resident must be aware of and abide by safety and security regulations to protect him or herself and others. In all emergency situations, you can receive assistance from the Police Department (911) and from the residence hall staff.
Here are some steps you can take to ensure your safety and the safety of the other people sharing your residence hall community:
- Keep your room door locked. This is especially important when you are asleep or when you are going down the hall for a couple minutes.
- Never prop open an outside door. Propping open doors allows people who aren´t supposed to be in the hall access to your room and everyone else´s in the hall.
- Report missing keys immediately. Residence Life personnel will change the lock as soon as they can, which ensures you and your property remain safe.
- Leave immediately when a fire alarm sounds. Even though fire drills do occur in residence halls, don´t assume the fire alarm is a false alarm. When you hear the fire alarm, leave the building. It´s a good idea and it´s the law.
- Don´t tamper with fire equipment. Tampering with smoke detectors, fire extinguishers or fire alarm pull stations puts everyone in the hall in great danger.