to Safety and Security
A Resident's Commitment to Safety
I am responsible to assist the staff in making my residence hall safe.
I will continually be security conscious and play a part in keeping our communities
I understand that security of our residence halls is only as strong as my commitment
to keep my community safe and secure.
I will emphasize personal safety at all times.
I will lock my room, always carry my keys, and never prop open or tamper with
an exit door.
I will report suspicious persons to the staff and University
I will not allow someone to follow me through an entrance door without using
their key or card.
I will respect and cooperate with staff in their efforts to enforce safety
and security policies.
I will respect and follow all hall and university policies.
I will become familiar with, and participate in, campus safety and security
programs, such as the Rape
Aggression Defense course.
I will not tamper with safety equipment such as smoke alarms, fire extinguishers,
and pull stations.
I will take personal responsibility for the safety and security of myself,
as well as the residents and staff in my community.
I will keep a personal emergency kit, including water, in my room.
Living areas of the residence halls are locked 24 hours a day. Guests must
call from the call boxes at the entrance of each building.
The resident must come to the desk, sign the guest in, (guest’s photo
ID required) and escort the guest everywhere they go.
Residents are responsible for guests at all times. Lending or duplicating building
entry cards or keys is prohibited.
Written roommate permission is required for overnight guests.
Security monitors serve as the “eyes and ears” of the hall. Their
primary responsibility is to ensure the safety of residents. They assist in
making halls secure by controlling resident and non-resident entry.
University Police are sworn law enforcement who respond to emergencies and
unlawful behavior. They are present during periodic safety checks and assist
in various educational programs in the halls. They are available 24 hours a