Residential buildings are equipped with state-of-the art smoke detection and fire suppression systems that are linked to the Campus Police. All residence halls and most of our apartments facilities are made of concrete and steel construction. Fire drills are conducted each semester to test the fire safety equipment and to give residents practice in responding to an alarm. Students are always required to leave the building and the immediate area around the building for the duration of all fire alarms.
Because some actions endanger the safety of the residential community, students involved in any of these behaviors are subject to disciplinary action: falsely reporting a fire, bomb threat, or serious injury; activating a fire alarm when no fire is evident; setting a fire; possessing or using flammable or highly combustible materials; tampering with or misusing (whether accidental or intentional) any fire/safety equipment; failure to vacate the building when a fire alarm sounds. Residents are asked to report all problems concerning fire/safety equipment to a University Housing staff member immediately.