Health & Safety
Drugs or Illegal Substances
The possession, use, sale, distribution or manufacture of any illegal substance is prohibited in any building or on any property owned and/or controlled by the University.
Violators will be subject to disciplinary and / or legal action, that will result in removal from University housing and possible dismissal from
Lake Superior State University.
Electrical, Telephone and Fire Detecting Systems
A minimum $50 fine will be assessed to any individual changing or otherwise tampering with University-owned electrical, telephone or fire detecting systems.
Entry and Search Procedures
Lake Superior State University recognizes and respects the rights of its students to have privacy with respect to their personal belongings. The University also recognizes its responsibility to protect the health and safety of all members of the University community. The University (represented by a RA/CA or other
appropriate official) reserves the right to enter University rooms and apartments under any of the following circumstances:
- When there is an immediate threat to the health and safety of the occupantsor the University property,
- With permission of a resident,
- With a search warrant,
- By University personnel in the course of utilizing recognized legal authority of their responsibilities as University employees,
- By residence hall or public safety staff when there is a probable cause to believe that a University regulation has been broken or where there is a specific indication of danger in a student room or apartment,
- By University personnel and their designated agents for repair, replacement or inspection of University property,
- By an RA/CA to complete closing and check-out procedures,
- Health and Safety inspections,
- During routine fire drills and scheduled inspections, or
- During non-residency periods, such as between semesters, rooms are the sole property of the University and not the resident’s. University staff will conduct routine inspections and maintenance activities from time to time. The University reserves the right to remove from the room, without the resident’s permission, any objects or materials which constitute a health or safety hazard, or are the property of the University. The University does not assume responsibility for items of a personal nature that are damaged, lost or stolen.
Firefighting Equipment and Fire Drill Procedures
Fire alarms, extinguishers and smoke detectors are placed in University housing for your protection against fires. It is against the law (Michigan Comp. Laws Section 16607) to use them for any other purpose. If it is determined that tampering has occurred, disciplinary action will be taken that may include, but may not be limited to, fines, expulsion from housing, etc. Health and safety inspections will be made on a regular basis throughout the year.
Residents discharging a fire extinguisher needlessly, turning on false fire alarms, or tampering with smoke detectors and/or fire alarms will face serious disciplinary action by the University as well as possible action by state and federal officials. A minimum of $50 is assessed. Violations of this nature could result in termination of campus residence and/or expulsion from Lake Superior State University.
When a fire extinguisher has been discharged, please report it immediately to your RA/CA, custodians, public safety or to Housing and Residential Life.
Escort hours for Brady Hall and Osborn Hall are 9pm-10am on Sunday- Thursday and 10pm-10am on Friday and Saturday. If you are not a resident of these buildings you must be accompanied by a resident of the building during these hours.
Fire Drill Evacuations
Public Safety performs periodic fire drills in residential housing throughout the year. At the sound of the fire alarm vacate the room / apartment and the building immediately. Move quietly and orderly out the nearest exit and away from the building at least 50 feet beyond the outside door
to the designated meeting area for your building.
The building should not be re-occupied until an authorized all-clear signal is given. You can then re-enter the building. This process is easiest if everyone moves quietly and orderly back through the same door, that they left the building.
For your own safety and that of everyone else in the building, you are required to comply with all fire drills. Anyone not evacuating a building will face disciplinary action.
Students are required to comply fully with all University fire safety regulations. All students are to become familiar with the Fire Safety Policy. A Fire Safety Policy booklet is on-line and available to all students.
See www.lssu.edu/housing. The University will conduct inspections from time to time to ensure compliance.
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Residents who choose to bring any firearms and ammunition to campus must register and check them in at the Public Safety Office located in the Administration building immediately. Firearms, ammunition, explosives, air pistols, blow guns, and bow and arrows of any kind are not permitted in any on campus housing or any other area of campus at anytime. It is illegal to possess a concealed weapon on the campus of LSSU.
Garbage bags are available free of charge from HRL. Students are expected to package all garbage and trash in plastic bags, tie securely and place inside dumpsters supplied for this purpose. It is the responsibility of the student to dispose of all garbage, including empty cardboard boxes, to the dumpsters.
Garbage is not to be left in lobbies, common areas, porches, laundry rooms, hallways, community area garbage cans, etc. for any length of time. Offenders of this policy will be assessed a minimum $25 fine.
Inspections — Health and Safety
In the interest of maintaining a healthy and safe living environment, all on campus housing units will be periodically inspected for cleanliness, fire safety equipment and maintenance issues. Advanced noticed will be given prior to each inspection.
Should any student come in contact with any bodily fluids in a public area or come upon bodily fluids, please contact an HRL staff member or Public Safety immediately so that custodial support can address the situation and minimize the risk of contact with blood-borne pathogens.
You may still be covered on your parents’ insurance policies. If not, a health and accident policy is available through the Health Care Center, x2110.
Personal Property Insurance
The University is not liable for the loss of money or valuables by any person or for the loss of, or damage to, any resident’s property, or bodily injury sustained on the premises. Your parents’ homeowners’ insurance policy may cover private property away from home or you can have arider attached. If not, you may wish to obtain renter’s insurance.
For safety, anyone who uses needles, for any reason, is asked to obtain a sharps container from the Health CARE Center. When full, or on a timely basis, they can be returned to the Health CARE Center for disposal and a new container obtained. Individuals who are not eligible for the “Student Health Care Plan” will be assessed a fee for the service.
Harassment and Intimidation
In order to succeed personally and academically, all residents must be able to live free from unnecessary emotional stress caused by others. Physical and verbal harassment, including harassment based on race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, religious preference, etc. will not be tolerated in a residence life community. Should a resident be found responsible for harassing and/or intimidating another resident, strict disciplinary action will be taken immediately, possibly resulting in removal from on-campus housing.
Witnesses or victims of harassment and/or intimidation should report it to a HRL staff member or Public Safety immediately.
Student Health Services
Health care services are available on campus at the LSSU Health CARE Center. The Health CARE Center is located at 621 W. Easterday Ave. across from Brady Hall. The center is staffed by health care professionals. Appointments can be made from 8:00 am to 4:30pm. Nursing professionals are available most days between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. You may phone the center at 635-2110 (on campus, ext. 2110) anytime during office hours to make an appointment.