HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY
Personal safety and residence hall security are top priorities of The University of Southern Mississippi. Students, staff and the University Police (Campus security officers patrol the residence hall areas on a 24-hour basis.) have worked together to develop procedures that have greatly increased security in the residence halls. Students must share in the responsibility to ensure security and maintain control of each hall.
Reason for Policy/Purpose
This policy is required for the effective communication of university policy regarding health and safety.
Who Needs to Know This Policy
All students of The University of Southern Mississippi community living on campus.
Website Address for this Policy
The Residence Life department expects that students will respect the security of the buildings, be knowledgeable of safety policies and procedures and refrain from creating fire or other safety hazards. Students have the responsibility to maintain residence hall rooms in a manner that will not create an adverse living environment for themselves, roommates and other students within the building.
The residence hall staff will, as it deems necessary, set a specific time to conduct a periodic room inspection for any health or safety hazards. Should you fail your room inspection, you will be given a time frame in which to clean your room. Another inspection will then take place, and a fine and possible disciplinary action will be issued if you fail the inspection.
The following safety regulations and guidelines should be followed:
The Director of Student Housing Administration is responsible for the review of this policy every four years (or whenever circumstances require immediate review).
Amendments: Month, Day, Year – summary of changes03/15/13: Formatted for template. Minor editing throughout.