Due to fire safety regulations, certain electrical appliances and other potential hazards are not permitted in Georgia Health Sciences University residence hall facilities. These include, but are not limited to, hot plates or similar cooking devices, candles and open flames, and extension cords. Surge protectors (UL-approved) may be used provided they are properly installed (permanently affixed at least 8 inches from the floor). Other examples of prohibited items are delineated in this policy.
Reason For Policy
This policy is required to ensure that Georgia Health Sciences University residence hall facilities meet fire and safety criteria and state and local laws.
Entities Affected By This Policy
All students living in Georgia Health Sciences University residence halls are affected by this policy.
Who Should Read This Policy
Students who choose to live in Georgia Health Sciences University residence halls should be aware of this policy.
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Residence Life Agreement: available through Office of Residence Life
Due to fire safety regulations, certain electrical appliances and other items as described below are not permitted in Georgia Health Sciences University residence hall facilities. These items may not be used or stored in the residence halls and include, but are not limited to:
- Hot plates or similar cooking devices
- Candles (including decorative ones) or any other open flame
- Extension cords
- Heat lamps
- Portable heaters
- Neon signs
- Portable air conditioning units
- Outside television or radio antennas or satellite dishes
- Portable dishwashers
- Waterbeds or other water-filled furniture
The following items may be used with the following restrictions:
- Surge protectors, if UL-approved, provided they are properly installed (that is, are permanently affixed at least 8 inches from the floor).
- Microwave ovens provided they use less than 10 amps of power.
- Refrigerators provided they hold less than or equal to 4.5 cubic feet.
Students contracting to live in Georgia Health Sciences University residence hall facilities are required to adhere to this policy as stated in the Residence Life Housing Agreement. Failure to do so may result in the termination of the agreement by Georgia Health Sciences University.
The responsibilities each party has in connection with Academic, Research, and Student Affairs Policy 6.07, Policy on Appliances & Other Items Prohibited in Residence Halls, are:
|Students living in residence halls||Adhere to this policy|
|Director, Residence Life||Discusses violations of policy with student and makes decisions regarding consequences of a violation.|