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Policy STUA-RES-046

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Responsible University Administrator: Vice President for Student Affairs
Responsible Officer: Director of Student Housing Administration
Origination Date: N/A
Current Revision Date: 03/15/13
Next Review Date: 03/15/17
End of Policy Date: N/A
Policy Number: STUA-RES-046
Status: Effective

 

BUNK BEDS/LOFTS/CINDER BLOCKS/RAILS POLICY


 


Policy Statement


Students residing in the residence halls are expected to use the bunk beds as provided and not to augment that use with lofts, cinder block or rails. 


Reason for Policy/Purpose


This policy is required for the effective communication of university policy regarding bunk beds, lofts, cinder blocks and rails in the residence halls.

 


Who Needs to Know This Policy


All students of The University of Southern Mississippi community living on campus.

 


Website Address for this Policy


usm.edu/institutional-policies/policy-stua-res-046

 


Definitions


 



Policy/Procedures


The Department of Residence Life provides bed assemblies that are designed for bunking and meet safety requirements in all the residence halls. The use of cinder blocks is not permitted. Students are responsible for bunking and un-bunking their beds. Bunking pins are available at the main desk of each residence hall (supplies are limited). Please keep in mind that each resident is responsible for returning his/her room and its contents to the original condition (as defined by the inventory form) before checking out.

 

Due to liability and safety issues, lofting, using bed risers or stacking beds other than specified will not be allowed.


Review


The Director of Student Housing Administration is responsible for the review of this policy every four years (or whenever circumstances require immediate review).

 


Forms/Instructions


N/A 

 


Appendices


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Related Information


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History


Amendments: Month, Day, Year – summary of changes

03/15/13: Formatted for template. Minor editing throughout.

 

 

 

 

 

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