Fort Hays State University > About FHSU > Division of Student Affairs > Residential Life > Safety
Residents in FHSU residence halls are not allowed to have lighted
candles, burn incense, or use open heating coil appliances within the residence
halls. For safety reasons, toaster ovens electric skillets and electrical
grills (e.g. George Foreman grills) are not permitted. What's allowed: popcorn
poppers, blenders, small microwaves (800 watts), or coffee pots.
All FHSU residence halls are tobacco-free. This includes the use of any
tobacco product. Smoking is only permitted in designated FHSU parking lots, and
residents and their guests must dispose of tobacco materials in the receptacle
provided. Smoking is not permitted in any other areas on campus.
Firearms, ammunition, martial arts weapons, knives, explosives, and
other weapons are not allowed in the halls or on the FHSU campus. Please
note that this policy includes, but is not limited to: paint ball guns,
blowguns, and wrist rockets/sling shots.
According to the State Fire Marshal, the residence halls at FHSU meet the
state fire safety codes. Halls are equipped with safety equipment including
smoke detectors in each room. If the fire system is activated, everyone in the facility
is required to leave immediately and not allowed to reenter the facility until
Residence Life Professional Staff gives a clear signal. Any person who misuses
fire safety equipment (including smoke detectors and sprinkler systems) will be
subject to severe disciplinary action and/or arrest..
A Tornado Watch means that
conditions are favorable for tornadoes to form. Be alert to weather conditions
and announcements. A Tornado Warning means that a tornado has been sighted
or radar indicates rotation in the clouds. In case of a warning, everyone in the facility
is encouraged to move to the basement, first or second levels and away from all
windows in the facility. If you are in the
Stadium Place Apartments, you are encouraged to go to your bathtub and place a
mattress overhead. If you are in the
Wooster Place Apartments, you are encouraged to go to Wiest Hall.
Your personal safety and the protection of your possessions require a
joint effort between you and the university. If you have visitors, you are
responsible for their actions and must escort them at all times.