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Fire Safety Policy

The potential danger posed to the residence community by fire is very severe. Consequently, any resident identified as intentionally, or through negligence, igniting any facility, furnishings, equipment or substance within the residence halls or tampering with fire safety equipment will be subject to applicable University and/or civil and criminal actions and may be immediately vacated from the premises.

Tampering includes de-activating a smoke alarm or intentionally causing a detector to activate, discharging fire extinguishers, or intentionally activating any portion of the sprinkler system. Students are prohibited from hanging any items on the sprinkler equipment. This may result in the permanent loss of any future privileges to student housing and/or suspension and expulsion from the university. SPACE HEATERS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED IN THE RESIDENCE HALLS. Residents and their guests must evacuate the building each time the fire alarm is activated.