All Greek Fraternity Facilities must comply with all sections of the Fire Prevention Plan to include the Campus Residential Living Areas in this section.
All Fraternity House must maintain a fire detection system. This system must report all trouble and fire alarms for the Office of Public Safety. Public Safety Officers will respond to all fire and trouble alarms. During a fire alarm all occupants must evacuate the building without delay. See Fire Protection Systems
Detection equipment must be present in all sleeping areas either by a central system or by local alerting device. Local devices will be inspected and tested during the inspection periods.
Facilities Services conducts monthly inspections of all common areas within the resident hall facilities for fire extinguishers, exit signs, exit doors, trash, improper storage and other safety violations. These inspections are documented and all violations are reported to the Director of Greek Life as well as the Alumni Corporation Representative. Any violation deemed as serious requires immediate action by the Alumni Corporation.
During the Christmas and Spring Breaks, Public Safety inspects each Fraternity House's individual sleeping areas are inspected for Prohibited Items listed below. These inspections are documented and all violations are reported to the Director of Greek Life as well as the Alumni Corporation Representative for proper follow up. Any immediate safety violations are corrected at the time of the inspection.
During the summer, all fraternity rooms are inspected by Facilities Services and Public Safety for structural damages, infrastructure damage and mandates needed repairs before the fall academic year. Any house determined to be unsafe for residential living will not be permitted to be open for the fall academic year unless all repairs and conditions are satisfied. Fire Drills Fraternities will receive at least two fire drills per academic semester. These drills will be documented on a Fire Drill Report Form. These forms will be forwarded to the Director of Greek Life for follow up. See Fire Drills Section Under General Provisions.
Greek Sorority Facilities
All Greek Sorority Facilities must comply with all sections of the Fire Prevention Plan to include the Campus Residential Living Areas in this section.
Sorority Chapter Rooms are located at the Ice House Complex, building A on North Washington Street.. Each chapter has its own room with a kitchen. The building is protected by a detection and sprinkler system, which report to the Office of Public Safety. The Office of Public Safety inspect each room monthly for fire extinguishers, blocked exits, exit signs, excess furniture and candle usage. These rooms are non-sleeping areas, but permission from the Associate Dean of College Life can be granted for a sleep over. Public Safety must be notified when any sleep over is approved.
Candles are prohibited from use unless prior permission is obtained from the Public Safety in advance. Any approval will be on the condition that a post event inspection will be conducted by a Public Safety Officer. Helium tanks are prohibited to be stored in this building and other arrangements must be made for the use of helium
Sorority Rooms are inspected monthly for fire and safety related issues. Any issues that need to be resolved will be presented to the sorority president and or the Associate Dean of College Life. The Life Safety Coordinator will work with each sorority to adequately make arrangements for elimination of hazards or unsafe practices.