Health & Safety Inspections
Complex Directors and the Resident Assistants conduct Health and Safety Room Inspections once a month. The hall staffs check each student room to insure that safety issues such as overloaded electrical outlets, extension cords, major electrical appliances and other issues are discussed and corrected with residents. This allows the resident to become aware of safety issues within his/her room(s). Health and Safety checks include visual checks of the entire room and/or suite. Is the room too dirty? Have bathrooms been cleaned properly and consistently (Hasbrouck Complex only)? Have work requests been completed? Does anything need to be repaired?
The inside of the closet may only be visually inspected and
staff may open closet doors or coverings to do so. The same
applies for looking under the beds. At no time will residence
hall staff go through any resident’s belongings. The purpose of
checking these areas is not to invade a student’s privacy but rather to assure that health and safety hazards are not present.
Custodial personnel are trained to maintain public areas on
daily schedule. Residents are responsible for keeping their
rooms clean. Hasbrouck Complex (suite style) residents are
also responsible for keeping their suite and bathroom areas
clean. Vacuum cleaners, mops, brooms, and other cleaning supplies are available for student use. Large trash containers are in the trash room of each building. Dumpsters are in rear of each building. Dirt and other debris are not to be
left in the hallways or bathrooms. In suite style halls, bathrooms and common lounges are the responsibility of members of the suite. The hall staff is more than willing to help the suite members facilitate any meetings regarding a suite-cleaning schedule.
Students are permitted to decorate their rooms within fire/safety guidelines. Residents are reminded that they are responsible for any damage to the walls as a result of hanging objects. Room/suite walls are not to be vandalized or written upon. All residents are expressly prohibited from attaching any item to the ceiling of the room or suite.
Because of the hazards of fire and the limits on the amount of
electricity which can be safely used on any given electrical
circuit, the Department of Residence Life requests that good
judgment be exercised in using electrical appliances in
University housing facilities. Televisions,VCRs, stereos, and
computer equipment are permitted provided that all
occupants of the room agree. Electrical appliances such as
medusa lamps, sun lamps, clamp-on bed lamps, halogen torchiere lamps, hot plates, toasters, toaster ovens, open element popcorn poppers, air conditioners, space heaters, woks, crock pots, electric frying pans, rice cookers, and appliances in need of electrical repair or which may be considered hazardous are specifically prohibited. Refrigerators must be UL approved, cannot exceed five (5) cubic feet in volume and must require three (3) or less amps of electrical power. Microwave ovens are not permitted in the student rooms. Microfridges are permitted and are available for rent in the beginning of each semester.