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Safety and Security

Each resident must be aware of and abide by safety and security regulations to protect themselves and their community.

  1. Keep your door locked. This is especially important when you are asleep or when you are leaving your living unit for a couple of minutes.
  2. Carry your CentralCard. Residents must use their CentralCard to tap/swipe into residential buildings.
  3. Never prop open an outside door. Propping doors allows people who aren't supposed to be in the hall access to the hall.
  4. Don't keep your ID with your keys. Those key chains with ID holders are a convenient way to carry your things, but if you lose your keys, you lose your ID. Whoever finds them knows where you live.
  5. Report missing keys immediately. Residents should immediately inform a front desk staff member or a paraprofessional staff member if their keys are missing.
  6. Immediately leave when a fire alarm sounds. When you hear the fire alarm, leave the building. It's a good idea, and it's the law.
  7. Don't tamper with fire equipment. Tampering with smoke detectors, fire extinguishers or fire alarm pull stations puts everyone in the community in great danger and will result in disciplinary action.
  8. Immediately report any suspicious persons or unescorted guests to the front desk or to the CMU Police.