First call an RA or RLC for assistance. If you cannot contact a member of the Residence Life Staff, call the Winthrop Campus Police, open 24 hours a day. The phone extension is 3333. In emergency situations, contact the Campus Police immediately.
Modifying or tampering with windows in any way is prohibited in all Winthrop University Residence Halls. This includes, but is not limited to, removing window stops, breaking windows, or damaging them in any way. Violation of this policy may result in disciplinary actions and monetary fines.
Two fire drills are conducted every semester. You are required to participate in both. These are necessary for you to learn fire drill procedures and to practice exiting your residence hall safely. When you hear a fire alarm, you must assume there is a fire and follow Residence Life staff's instructions.
The sounding of false alarms and tampering with fire-fighting or safety equipment including extinguishers, smoke detectors, hoses, sprinkler pipes, exit signs, dooor and fire alarm systems is prohibited.
The use of open-coiled, open-plate devices, open flames, ember devices, oil lamps incense and candles is prohibited.
Possession and use of firearms, knives with longer than a two-inch blade, dangerous weapons, slingshots, explosives, air-guns, paint-ball guns, flammable fluids, kerosene heaters, fireworks, hazardous chemical mixtures or propelled missiles is prohibited.Students are not allowed on roofs and ledges.
Objects are not to be thrown out of any window, nor are articles to be placed on exterior window ledges.
Room doors should be bolt locked
Window screens are not to be removed
Only main entrance doors are to be used after 8pm. Any outside door may be used during fire alarms. Locked outside doors are never to be propped open. Using these doors after hall closing will result in a $25 fine or other sanctions.
Tampering with elevators and electrical equipment is not permitted.
A tornado watch means that tornadoes are possible.A tornado warning means that a tornado has been sighted in the warning area. Usually warning sirens will be sounded.
Click here for more fire safety information