Campus Housing Safety

CAMPUS HOUSING INSURANCE
Drury carries insurance on the buildings only and assumes no responsibility for a resident’s personal belongings. Drury accepts no responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged articles. Residents are encouraged to insure their personal belongings by purchasing renter’s insurance. Rooms should be kept locked when unoccupied. Front doors should be kept shut and locked at all times.

CAMPUS HOUSING HEALTH AND SAFETY CHECKS
To help ensure the health and safety of all residential students, the Residence Life staff will conduct periodic room checks for potential hazards or violations of university Policy. Examples include:

  • Dangerous electrical configurations or other fire hazards
  • Nonfunctioning smoke detectors
  • Burned candles and incense
  • Excessive trash or food waste buildup
  • Unauthorized furniture or appliances
  • Drug and alcohol violations, including hard liquor

Room checks are scheduled a minimum of twice per semester, usually around academic breaks. Notice will be posted in advance either by flyer or via email. Students need not be present during their room check, but are welcome to be if they wish. Students will have the opportunity to correct potential health and safety hazards. Failure to correct potential problems may result in a fine or other sanction. Policy violations will be processed through the university’s judicial process.

CAMPUS HOUSING INSURANCE
Drury carries insurance on the buildings only and assumes no responsibility for a resident’s personal belongings. Drury accepts no responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged articles. Residents are encouraged to insure their personal belongings by purchasing renter’s insurance. Rooms should be kept locked when unoccupied. Front doors should be kept shut and locked at all times.

CAMPUS HOUSING HEALTH AND SAFETY CHECKS
To help ensure the health and safety of all residential students, the Residence Life staff will conduct periodic room checks for potential hazards or violations of university Policy. Examples include:

  • Dangerous electrical configurations or other fire hazards
  • Nonfunctioning smoke detectors
  • Burned candles and incense
  • Excessive trash or food waste buildup
  • Unauthorized furniture or appliances
  • Drug and alcohol violations, including hard liquor

Room checks are scheduled a minimum of twice per semester, usually around academic breaks. Notice will be posted in advance either by flyer or via email. Students need not be present during their room check, but are welcome to be if they wish. Students will have the opportunity to correct potential health and safety hazards. Failure to correct potential problems may result in a fine or other sanction. Policy violations will be processed through the university’s judicial process.

COMMUNITY HOUSING STANDARDS
Individuals are personally responsible for upholding all university policies in their own residences and will be held accountable should violations occur. Roommates/suitemates are encouraged to complete and sign a written agreement at the start of each year that informally governs generally accepted behaviors in their residence (guests, cleaning, shared expenses, etc). Roommate/suitemate conflicts should first be dealt with personally. If a resolution cannot be reached, the appropriate person should be contacted to act as mediator:

  • Residence halls: Your Resident Assistant, then Resident Director/Coordinator
  • Fraternity houses: Your House Director
  • All other campus housing: A Community Assistant, then the Area Director

Common areas should be treated as if you lived there. All trash should be removed and the area cleaned after use. Certain common areas have amenities (televisions, furniture, etc) that are available for resident use on a first-come, first-serve basis. Any conflicts should be reported to the appropriate director or coordinator listed above. Residents are financially responsible for any damages that they or any of their guests cause in the common areas.

CLEANLINESS AND TRASH REMOVAL
Trash service is provided for all residents of university housing, but residents are responsible for taking their own trash to appropriate trash bins. Trash must be placed in a plastic bag, tied and placed inside the designated trash bin. Residents are responsible for the routine care and cleanliness of their suite/apartment and outside landings and porches to prevent health and infestation risks. Trash must not be disposed of in toilets and bathroom sinks. Additional trashcans are not allowed outside apartments, in hallways or on decks or patios. Trash found outside a residence, on patios, in entryways or on porches or decks is prohibited, and fines will be assessed for all trash (bagged or loose) found. Apartment-style residents are responsible for keeping the stovetop and oven free of grease accumulation to prevent fires.

Trash bins can be found at the following locations:

  • North side of College Park cottages and studios on Lynn St.
  • West side of College Park Phase Three in parking lot
  • Fraternity house parking lots
  • Jefferson Park and Jefferson Park West parking lots
  • Summit Park parking lot
  • Sunderland/Wallace Hall parking lot
  • Behind the Findlay Student Center (south of Smith Hall)
  • East side of University Suites
  • Parking lot behind 517 E. Calhoun

Midtown house residents on Robberson, Jefferson & Calhoun (except 517 Calhoun) have trash service that comes every Monday morning. These residents are responsible for seeing that the university-provided trash carts are taken to the street on Sunday evening.