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Housing, residence life and Greek life policies

Abiding by fire safety guidelines in residence halls not only ensures a resident's safety, but also the well-being of other residents and property in a building.

All residents assume responsibility for ensuring fire safety in all residence facilities. Violation of fire safety includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Setting a fire.
  2. Sounding a false alarm, including:
    a. Falsely reporting fire, bomb threats, serious injury, or any other emergency;
    b. Intentionally or negligently activating a fire alarm when no fire is present;
    c. Tampering with a fire alarm pull station or fire suppression system.
  3. Using a fire extinguisher in a non-emergency situation.
  4. Not evacuating the building during a fire alarm.
  5. Tampering with a smoke/particle detector; sprinkler heads, or other fire safety equipment.
  6. Using or possessing cooking appliances (except in designated cooking area), hot plates, electrical heaters, halogen lighting sources, extension cords or similar electrical equipment.
  7. Leaving cooking items unattended while in use.
  8. Using candles, incense, or any open-flamed device.
  9. Storage of a motor vehicle of any type within a residence facility.
  10. The blocking of any inside or outside exit.
  11. Storage of explosive or flammable/combustible materials.
  12. Obstructing or blocking fire doors, corridors, hallways or tampering with self-closing mechanisms.

For more information about residence life, fire prevention or safety guidelines, visit the Undergraduate Handbook. on the Case Western Reserve Student Affairs Web site.