C. Health and Safety

  1. Student licensees are strongly urged to keep the doors to their room/suite/townhouse locked at all times.
  2. Student licensees are strongly advised to have their personal property protected against theft, damage, and other loss by individual or family insurance coverage. The State of New York, the State University of New York, and SUNY Brockport do not carry or provide insurance coverage and are not responsible for theft, damage, or other loss.
  3. All students are urged to participate in all University Police programs including Campus Watch, Operation Identification, and Community Policing.
  4. Reports of vandalizing, damaging, theft or tampering with any card access equipment, security cameras or any elevator will be reported to Student Conduct and/or University Police, and, subject any offender(s) to revocation of the License to Occupy an On-Campus Housing Facility.
  5. Smoking or vaping of any substance is prohibited on all University-managed property both indoors and outdoors unless officially designated otherwise. For more information visit SUNY Brockport’s Smoking Policy.
  6. Non-residents must contact their guests, prior to their arrival, to gain entry to all On-Campus Housing Facilities and to sign-in with the Resident Assistant, Desk Attendant or Night Desk Attendant on duty. Students must present a valid photo ID (see above- Section A-9) to the Resident Assistant, Desk Attendant, or Night Desk Attendant each time they enter the hall and a staff member (RA ,DA, or NDA) is sitting desk. Admittance to any on-campus housing facility is at the discretion of the Residential Life/Learning Communities staff.
  7. Emergency exit doors located throughout the buildings are to be used in the event of emergency only. There are designated doors with card access clearly labeled in MacVicar, Benedict, Dobson, Harmon, Gordon, McLean, McFarlane, Thompson, and Eagle Halls that may be used between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm. Please consult your Resident Director, if clarification is needed.

D. Fire Safety

  1. Each student licensee is required to familiarize themselves with and abide by the fire and fire safety regulations applicable to their housing assignment. Fire drills are held from time to time and, in accordance with the rules and regulations approved by the College Safety Committee in June 1973, all University Housing Facilities must be immediately and completely evacuated when the alarm sounds. Each Facility has a building evacuation route document posted on the inside of the door (bedroom door in the lower quad, suite door in the middle/upper quad, and apartment door in the Student Townhomes).
  2. The following are strictly prohibited anywhere in a University Housing Facility (unless stated otherwise):
    1. Multi-plug adaptors or extension cords of any type.
    2. Plug strips (surge protectors), with a fuse, are allowed if they are plugged directly into an outlet - no daisy chains of plug strip to plug strip. Protect cords to prevent wear or pinching especially in doorways, behind furniture or under rugs.
    3. Cooking devices that can produce grease (ex. Foreman grills, hot plates, crock pots etc.). The possession or use of food/beverage heating, cooling, cooking, or other preparation devices of every nature and description except as provided by the University or as expressly sanctioned by the University (with the exception of coffee makers). However, in the Student Townhome kitchen, the following are allowed: Crockpots, food/beverage heating, cooling, cooking, or other preparation devices, griddles and George Foreman Grills.
    4. Any halogen or five-light multi-colored floor lamps.
    5. Burning candles and incense (battery operated candles and plug in aroma scents are allowed).
    6. Overloading with combustible materials such as papers, posters, or fabric. Tapestries covering more than 10% of a single wall surface or ceiling. Do not put anything over lamps, such as scarves, clothes, or towels. Tube, rope, or string lighting of any type.
    7. Using holiday lights unsafely is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to plugging one into another, using them for more than just holiday use, placing them behind flammable materials/fabric, or hanging them in or around an entryway.
    8. Lanterns, volatile solutions, explosives, fireworks, or other dangerous materials.
    9. Space heaters.
    10. Electric blankets.
    11. Pop-up Bed Tents
  3. The storage, cooking, and other food preparation is strictly prohibited anywhere in a residence hall in which the University has not provided or expressly sanctioned refrigerators, ranges, ovens, microwave ovens, or other facilities clearly designed to be used for such purpose(s). All electrical appliances must be UL or ETL approved and in good working order. Electrical appliances are not permitted which: (1) have exposed heating units; and (2) are used for cooking foods, except hotpots, popcorn poppers and coffeemakers contained in an enclosed unit. Any cooking equipment that can produce grease or has an exposed heating element is prohibited. One microwave oven not to exceed 700 watts and one refrigerator not to exceed 5 cubic feet are permitted in each bedroom. The University is not responsible for refrigerator contents that may be ruined because of a power outage.
  4. The University reserves the right to limit or prohibit the use of any appliance which may cause excessive energy usage and/or constitutes a potential fire hazard. Each student licensee must provide a surge protector for their computer.
  5. Causing a false alarm, discharging a fire extinguisher, breaking or damaging an exit light,
    activating a heat or smoke detector, or removing or tampering with any fire or safety equipment is strictly prohibited. Covering a smoke detector is prohibited by law.
  6. All on-campus housing will be officially inspected once each academic year. The Inspection Team includes a State Fire Inspector and representatives from the University. Those representatives may include personnel from Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities and Planning, or Residential Life/Learning Communities. Students must correct any violations immediately. If the violation(s) is (are) present upon re-inspection, the student(s) will be referred to the Student Conduct System. Costs associated with a fire safety violation may be charged to the student’s account.
  7. Residential Life staff will conduct informal fire safety checks of all University Housing Facilities at least once an academic year.
  8. All prohibited items will be confiscated and action in accordance with applicable laws and/or University rules and regulations will be taken. The list of prohibited items may be updated at any time by the Office of Residential Life/Learning Communities.
  9. $6438 of New York State Education Law requires notification of fire safety standards and measures in all University Housing Facilities. The following information is provided:
    • Thompson, MacVicar, McLean, McFarlane, Eagle and Townhomes:
      • Smoke Detectors are located in Rooms & Hallways
      • Heat Detectors are located in all bedrooms
      • Sprinklers are located in trash rooms
      • Fire extinguishers are located in hallways
      • Sprinklers are located in bedrooms
      • AED’s are located throughout each building*
      • Fire alarm notifications are both audible and visual
    • Mortimer, Perry, Briggs, Bramley, Benedict, Dobson, Harmon, Gordon, Morgan:
      • Smoke Detectors are located in Rooms & Hallways
      • Heat Detectors are located in all bedrooms
      • Sprinklers are located in trash rooms
      • Fire extinguishers are located in hallways
      • AED’s are located throughout each building*
      • Fire alarm notifications are both audible and visual
    • The Complete listing of AED locations (including Residence Halls, Townhomes, and Academic Buildings)
    • Additional fire safety information may also be found in the annual fire safety report
    • Questions should be addressed to the Office of Residential Life/Learning Communities at (585) 395-2122 or email housing@brockport.edu. The Office of Environmental Health and Safety may also be contacted at (585) 395-2408.
  10. For the acceptable use guidelines and reservation link for the Eagle Hall fire pit, please visit our Policies web page.