Housing, Dining & Conference Services 110: Health and Safety

Purpose

To protect the health and safety of residents

References

Board of Regents Policy P05.15.010

Policy

Shared Safety Responsibility UAA and Housing, Dining & Conference Services will work cooperatively with residents and with UAA colleagues to promote a safe and secure environment, although absolute safety cannot be guaranteed. Residents must take a primary responsibility for their own safety and security and to support the safety and security of fellow residents and the residence and dining areas. Residents must read and abide by the security and health rules contained in the Guide to Living on Campus and the Housing and Dining Agreement.

Medical Care The university assumes no responsibility, financial or otherwise, for medical care. Such costs and services are the responsibility of the student and/or his/her parents or legal guardian. Students are encouraged to obtain their own medical and hospitalization insurance. Information regarding student health insurance plans is available from the Student Health Center.

In the event of sickness, injury or emergency, university personnel may contract for emergency care on behalf of the student, but the student will be financially responsible for all costs incurred.

Immunizations All residents, prior to check-in, must provide the University Housing office with evidence that they have current immunizations. Immunizations are required for Hepatitis A and B, Rubella, Measles, Mumps, Diphtheria, and Tetanus. Students must also provide evidence that they have tested free from Tuberculosis.

Alcohol, Drugs and Smoking A violation of the university alcohol and drug policy may result in disciplinary action or termination of the student's housing agreement.

  • Smoking is allowed only outdoors is not permitted within 50 feet of campus buildings.

  • Possessing, consuming, or furnishing alcoholic beverages is prohibited in public areas on campus unless at university catered events. Residents and their guests of legal drinking age may possess and consume alcoholic beverages in their rooms and apartments subject to the rules in the Guide to Living on Campuses. All state and federal alcohol laws are in effect.

  • Use, possession, or furnishing of illegal drugs or controlled substances or drug paraphernalia on university owned or controlled property or at university sponsored or supervised activities is prohibited.

Dangerous Items The following items are prohibited

  • Possession, use, or threatened use of firearms (including but not limited to BB guns, air guns, water pistols, paint guns, and slingshots), ammunition, explosives, fireworks, dangerous chemicals, or any other objects as weapons on university property except as expressly authorized by law or university regulations. Firearm storage is provided through the University Police Department.

  • Brandishing weapons is prohibited.

  • Misuse of personal defensive devices, e.g., pepper spray, etc. The owner is responsible and accountable for any misuse of these devices.

Fire Safety Residents must observe the following fire safety requirements:

  • No hot plates, cook tops, microwaves, ovens, or other privately owned cooking devices, space heaters, full sized refrigerators or freezers are permitted in the residence halls or apartments.

  • The building evacuation plan for each building is posted on every floor and should be reviewed by each person. Every alarm must be treated as an emergency and all persons must evacuate the building immediately.

  • Possession, displaying, or burning of flammable materials including, but not limited to, candles, incense, sage, gasoline, kerosene lamps and other open flame devices is hazardous to the health and safety of guests and is prohibited inside the residence units and common areas.

  • Tampering with fire extinguishers and cabinets, smoke detectors, sprinkler heads, or other safety equipment is prohibited. Hanging of any items over or covering the smoke detector or sprinkler pipes is prohibited.

  • Immediate eviction and/or a fine will be imposed for activating false alarms in residence halls, propping fire doors, creating a fire hazard, malicious burning, or tampering with any fire equipment.

  • Conference guests are not to deface, modify, or remove "Life Safety" stickers placed on the inside of every residence hall room door.

Security Residents are required keep their room doors locked at all times. Doors should never be propped open. Interior doors with automatic closers are intended to reduce the chance of fire spreading through a building and propping them open is a violation of local fire code. Should an intruder be discovered in your hall, call the University Police immediately at 786-1120.


Effective: 10/25/2005