XII. Health and Safety

Residence Hall Access Policy 

Any person who poses an immediate danger to the health or safety of themselves or others may not be allowed entry or access to the residence halls. This includes those who exhibit: actions or behavior that indicate a likelihood of physical violence to themselves or others, high levels of alcohol and/or controlled substance impairment, unconsciousness or reduced levels of consciousness, contagious diseases or other physical/ medical conditions that put themselves or others at risk. Should a resident be denied access to the halls due to health or safety concerns, conduct actions and/or health related issues, the department will not be responsible for charges incurred by the resident for off campus accommodations. 

Distressed Residents

The university has protocols which may restrict student's access to campus locations if they pose a threat to themselves or others. In accordance with these protocols, residents in distress may be denied entry or access to the halls until such time an evaluation by medical professionals may indicate a return to the resident hall environment would be advisable and in the best interests of the resident and others in the halls.

Fire Safety

Tampering with or disabling any part of the fire alarm system, altering door closing or latching hardware, discharging an extinguisher, activating or causing a false fire alarm, or setting a fire can endanger life and property, and may result in cancellation of your housing license agreement, restitution, disciplinary action, and/or criminal prosecution. Items may not be attached to or hung from any smoke detector or any part of the sprinkler system. Failure to report damage to fire or life safety equipment may also be considered a violation.

Disease & Inoculation Requirements

Regulations passed by the Nevada Division of Health require that, any freshman college student under the age of 23 may not live in on-campus housing unless vaccinated against Neisseria meningitidis (Meningococcus) unless excused because of medical or religious reasons.  Due to lifestyle factors, such as group living situations and sharing of personal items, college students living in residence halls are more likely to acquire meningococcal disease than the general college population.  Residence hall students who do NOT need this vaccination include those who: a) lived on campus last year and are returning to the residence halls, b) are over the age of 23, or c) are not a freshman.  All other residence hall students, including international students enrolled in the IELC or OISS programs, must receive this vaccination as a condition of occupancy in the residence halls.  

Room Entry 

University officials reserve the right to enter and inspect residence hall rooms at any time without prior notification.  Inspections will occur when necessary to protect and maintain the property of the University, the health and safety of its students or whenever necessary to aid in the basic responsibility of the University regarding discipline and maintenance of an educational atmosphere. Police will be contacted in incidents which may involve drugs, weapons, stolen property or other criminal activity.  If determined to be an immediate threat to the community, items may be confiscated.  In addition, emergency personnel may remove residents or guests from a room if they are unable to care for themselves or when their health or safety is at risk.  

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