Safety and Security

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

Safety Tips

Keeping the residence halls and the campus safe and secure is a shared responsibility. All residents should become familiar with their surroundings and observe the following basic safety and security guidelines to help assure the safety and security of people and property in the residence halls and throughout campus.

  • Do not share your keys, ID card or PIN number.
  • Report lost keys or ID cards immediately.
  • Lock your door, even if you are leaving for just a moment.
  • Do not prop any exterior doors.
  • Don’t let strangers follow you into the residence hall as you enter.
  • Always exit the building promptly when the fire alarm sounds.
  • Show proper ID to the security staff.
  • Notify staff of broken doors and safety equipment.
  • Call Police if you see any attempts to tamper with safety equipment or undermine security.
  • Report suspicious activity to Police.

 

Prohibited Items

The items listed below are prohibited and should not be brought to your room. Staff and the New Jersey Fire Marshall conduct regular health and safety/fire safety inspections. Students found with prohibited items are subject to disciplinary action and potential fines. 

  • Alcohol - unless you and your roommates are all over 21!
  • Illegal drugs
  • Amplified instruments
  • Candles, lanterns, oil lamps
  • Dart boards
  • Gas or charcoal grills
  • Hover boards
  • Space heaters
  • Firearms, knives, or other weapons of any kind.
  • Paint-ball, air, or BB guns
  • Fireworks
  • Curtains, flags or tapestries that do not have documentation of NFPA 701 fire retardant.

 

Fire Safety

Fire safety and prevention is an important aspect of safety in residence halls. All residents need to be proactive to keep their living space safe, know how to respond in the event of a fire, and prevent unnecessary alarms that create a complacent attitude to fire alarms.

  • Minimize clutter and keep your floor and all exit pathways clear.
  • Learn where the nearest emergency exit, fire extinguisher and fire alarm pull station is located in your building.
  • Always exit the building promptly when the fire alarm sounds.
  • Take care when cooking to prevent unnecessary false alarms.
  • Stay with your food while it is cooking on the stove. Keep heat levels low enough to avoid burning food or causing smoke. Remove all wrappings from food before placing in the oven or microwave.
  • Never cover smoke alarms with anything that would prevent them from operation properly.
  • DO NOT smoke or use candles inside any residence hall or apartment building.
  • Use a surge protected power strip for all electronics.

 

Department of Public Safety

The Rowan University Department of Public Safety provides a comprehensive array of safety and security services to the campus community. The department is fully accredited by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, meaning that our department meets strict internationally recognized standards. 

The campus is patrolled 24 hrs. a day by sworn Police as well as Security offices to prevent crime and respond to public safety concerns. In addition, the department has a dedicated detective bureau to manage criminal investigations.

 

Public Safety Contact Numbers:

  • Emergency- 856-256-4911
  • Non Emergency- 856-256-4922