Health and Safety Inspections occur monthly in Student Housing and are conducted by your Resident Assistant and a Resident Director. The purpose of Health and Safety Inspections is to ensure that all apartments are maintained in a way that provides all residents with a healthy and safe living environment. This includes, but is not limited to, rooms and common areas relatively clean, undamaged furniture, all appliances/ lighting fixtures in working order, etc. Housing staff will not "go through" a resident's belongings, but will walk the entire apartment and enter all bedrooms to assess the overall condition of the apartment and identify any maintenance needs. Maintenance needs, from light bulbs to broken shower doors, should be reported to your Resident Assistant as soon as they are identified, and should not be put off until Health and Safety Inspections.
Occasionally during Health and Safety Inspections Housing staff will identify policy violations such as candles, furniture covering heaters, or empty alcohol containers. Each violation is handled according to the Housing Code of Conduct, and may or may not result in a fine to residents. In the event that an apartment fails Health and Safety Inspections due to a lack of cleanliness, residents will be given a 24 hour notice outlining areas in need of improvement. If identified areas have been addressed upon second inspection (which takes place within 24 hours), no further action is needed. If the areas indicated show no improvement, fines and/ or other consequences will result.