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:
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.
Residential students are encouraged to become familiar with the locations of fire extinguishers. Most are located in hall closets or next to an air conditioning unit.
Do not remove batteries from smoke detectors. Batteries only provide a backup if the power should fail. If your detector starts to chirp, notify Facilities Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 417-873-7219 or through MyDrury by clicking “Facilities Work Order Request” from the left-hand menu.
Tampering with fire alarm systems, alarm pull stations, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and safety equipment is prohibited and will result in a fine or further judicial action. Please see the Property Rights section for a list of specific sanctions. All students are expected to evacuate facilities during emergency alarms and comply with the requests of university personnel. Students will be fined for noncompliance and may be evicted from campus housing for interfering with safety and security procedures.
If a fire occurs, call the Safety & Security Office immediately at 417-873-7911.
Report any damages immediately to Facilities Services at 417-873-7219.
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:
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:
Midtown residents living on Jefferson Street or Calhoun Street (except 517 Calhoun) should use the Jefferson Park or Manley Hall trash bins. Midtown residents on Robberson have trash service that comes every Monday morning, as does 517 Calhoun. These residents are responsible for seeing that the university-provided trash bins are taken to the street on Sunday evening.