2017-2018 Student Handbook

Page 82 of 107 Updated 1.25.17 21.2(a). Fire Procedures The building should always be evacuated if an alarm is sounded. All fires should be immediately reported to 911. The Residence Director on call will be notified by HSU police in the event of a fire in a residential building. (1) No student or staff will jeopardize his/her life in order to complete evacuation of the halls. (2) In the event of a fire in a residential building, all residents should congregate at a safe distance from the building (at least 100 feet). Anderson Hall, Ferguson Hall and Nix Hall residents will evacuate to Anderson Lawn. Lange Hall and Behrens Hall residents will evacuate to the Pine Street Parking lot. Hunter Hall residents will evacuate to the Logsdon Seminary Lawn. Residents must check-in with responding staff members and may not re-enter buildings until the all-clear has been given by fire personnel or Residence Life Professional Staff. 21.2(b). Fire Drills Fire drills are conducted in all residence halls during the beginning of each semester to allow occupants to become familiar with and practice evacuation procedures. Drills are conducted by the Residence Life Staff in conjunction with University Police. 21.3 Furniture For safety, students are not permitted to reconfigure beds. Students are permitted to request the reconfiguring of beds by the Facilities Department during the first three weeks of the semester. After the first three weeks, requests will only be approved for health and safety reasons. No homemade lofts are allowed on campus in any living area. If a resident disassembles any university furniture, a $50 fine will be applied to the student's account. 21.4 Guest Policy Residential students are permitted to invite a guest to spend the night in their living space, free of charge, a total of three nights per semester if they are registered with the Resident Assistant or Residence Director of the living area. Guests must be at least 15 years of age and of the same sex as the host. A $10, per person, per night fee will be charged for each additional night stayed beyond three nights per semester. A guest may not stay in university housing longer than one week. Upon their arrival, guests must check in with a member of the Residence Life Staff and provide emergency contact information using the designated form. Failure to register an overnight guest with Residence Life Staff could result in the loss of overnight guest privileges, or further disciplinary action. The resident and guest must remember that they are in a shared living environment, and roommates are affected by the presence of the guest. Therefore, it is the resident’s responsibility to respect the needs of roommates and explain university regulations and community behavioral standards to guest(s). Guests are required to follow all university standards while on HSU premises, and the student host will be held responsible for any inappropriate behavior and/or damage caused by their guest(s). Minor guests are defined as anyone under the age of 18 years old. Related minors age 15 and over are permitted to stay with their residential student family member with the proper registration. A child who is unrelated to a resident is allowed to visit a resident’s room or stay overnight in university-owned housing if he/she meets all of the following conditions: the child (1) is 15 years of age or older, (2) is invited to do so by the host student, (3) is the same sex as the host student, and (4) the parent/guardian has filled out a liability release and medical permission form. Overnight visitors must sleep in their host’s room, and not in a public lounge or individual floor lounge. A child who is unrelated to a resident and is under the age of 15 years, may visit university-owned housing if he/she is invited to do so by a host resident. The child may not stay overnight or visit in any bedroom of the host or any