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Emergencies

Emergency Response

If an emergency arises (e.g. fire in a residence hall, bomb threat, national crisis), Residential Life & Housing staff will be on site to assist in disseminating information. When possible, students are encouraged to go immediately to their residence hall room to await pertinent information to be delivered by their RA or other Residential Life staff member. In the event it is not possible to return to a room, check the College web site for the most up-to-date information regarding the current situation. In the event computers are inoperable, remain calm and seek out a safe location to await further instruction. Updated information will always be available at each residence hall front desk.

Fire Safety

See also Fire Safety Information

Fire safety is of the utmost importance in any living environment. It is up to the members of the community to ensure that safety is maintained at all times. Persons found in violation of any of the following policies will be subject to the strictest sanctions.

Failure to Evacuate

It is a violation of residence hall policy to fail to evacuate the residence hall (during any fire alarm) in a reasonable amount of time. Students are subject to disciplinary sanctions as well as monetary fines if they are found responsible for this violation.

Tampering with Fire Safety Equipment

It is a violation of residence hall policy to tamper with or engage in the improper use of fire fighting, detection, and/or alarm equipment. The removal of or tampering with smoke detectors is prohibited.