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:
- Setting a fire.
- 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.
- Using a fire extinguisher in a non-emergency situation.
- Not evacuating the building during a fire alarm.
- Tampering with a smoke/particle detector; sprinkler heads, or other fire safety equipment.
- Using or possessing cooking appliances (except in designated cooking area), hot plates, electrical heaters, halogen lighting sources, extension cords or similar electrical equipment.
- Leaving cooking items unattended while in use.
- Using candles, incense, or any open-flamed device.
- Storage of a motor vehicle of any type within a residence facility.
- The blocking of any inside or outside exit.
- Storage of explosive or flammable/combustible materials.
- 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.