There are more than forty (40) residence buildings on campus. All entrances to our traditional residence halls are locked or monitored by Residence Life Staff. An Area Director and several Residence Assistants administer each area residence hall.
The Department of Public Safety, in conjunction with the Office of Residence Life, is responsible for developing and implementing products and programs to provide an effective, responsible, safe and secure environment within the residential community. In addition to access control procedures established by the Office of Residence Life, the Department of Public Safety provides continuous external security and police patrols to the residential community. Additionally, the Department of Public Safety provides internal security in the Residence Halls.
Educational programs emphasizing security and steps residents can take to help themselves will be provided by the Office of Residence Life, the Department of Public Safety, and other campus/off-campus services, as appropriate to meet the goal of this policy.
Every effort is made to ensure all residence halls are free from uninvited visitors or guests. However, it is necessary that residents themselves take an active role in making sure strangers are reported to Residence Hall personnel and that doors are not propped open.
- Hall Staff and Residents are encouraged to challenge/report the presence of strangers in the residence halls.
- All visitors and guests must be accompanied by a resident at all times.
- Residents are held accountable for their guests' actions.