Residence Life: Campus Safety
Campus Safety assists in the safety of all persons at Malone and the protection of both personal and University property. All officers are professionally trained to perform their duties and are here to help as well as to protect. The free cooperation of every student is required whenever approached by a security officer. Any student violating campus regulations or refusing to cooperate with a safety officer is subject to discipline up to and including suspension from the University.
Campus Safety can be easily reached if you need help in an emergency situation. If you are off-campus, call 471-8111; if you are on-campus call extension 8111. These numbers will be answered twenty-four hours a day. You will also find a safety officer on duty at The Gatehouse nightly. The Safety Department is here to help when needed. For more information, please refer to the “Home Malone, A Guide to Campus Safety” brochure.
Safety should be notified when:
- Questionable strangers are on campus, or in a residence hall
- A strange/unknown vehicle appears on campus
- There is a problem with student safety
- There are situations which require the attention of the Canton City Police
Safety may be reached at ext. 8251 through any campus phone during business hours which are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. During non-business hours and weekends, use ext. 8111.
See also, Safety and Security Information
For your protection and in accordance with fire codes, the following are not permitted in the residence halls: candles, incense, potpourri burners, sterno cans, sparklers, etc. Brand new candles (white wick), birthday candles, and candles for the purpose of “ring downs” are the only exceptions to this policy and are permitted ONLY with the approval of the Resident Director. Combustible liquids of any type are not to be used or stored in the residence halls. Halogen lamps operate at a very high temperature and even though newer lamps are shielded, they continue to present a fire hazard and are therefore not permitted in the residence halls. Only free standing or desk lamps may be added to rooms.
Fireworks, firecrackers, and similar explosives are not permitted in the residence halls or on Malone University property. Violators are subject to fines, removal from housing, and/or other disciplinary action.
Firearms and/or Any Other Weapons
Firearms, ammunition, knives, martial arts weapons, hunting bows or arrows and/or any other weapons are not permitted in the residence halls or on Malone University property. Permission may be granted from the Resident Director to store minimal hunting equipment. Violators are subject to fines, removal from housing, and/or other disciplinary action. Information concerning how to build weapons is not permitted on Malone property.
Fire Alarm and Drills
Each residence hall is equipped with a fire alarm system, which is monitored by Campus Safety. Fire drills will be conducted periodically, sometimes unannounced, to insure that proper fire alarm procedures are known and followed. All students are to comply and cooperate when a fire drill is being conducted. When the fire alarms sounds, all students must immediately exit the building and stand at least 50 feet from the exit doors. Violators are subject to disciplinary action.
The University expects that students will respect the security of every building, be knowledgeable about the proper use of all fire safety equipment and refrain from creating fire or other safety hazards. Anyone tampering with fire alarm systems or fire protection equipment will be subject to disciplinary action including but not limited to a $100 fine. If a deliberate incident occurs in a residence hall and the responsible party cannot be identified, the hall will be charged collectively for the incident.
The use of electrical appliances is limited because of sanitation, safety and circuit overload. All approved appliances such as hair dryers, irons and fans, must bear the American Underwriter's Laboratory seal of approval and have self-contained (not exposed), heating elements. Appliances of this type should be unplugged when not in use.
Microwaves, electrical space heaters, sandwich makers, toasters, hot plates, candle warmers, crock-pots, electric fry pans and other high intensity or exposed coil electrical appliances are prohibited. One refrigerator per student, not exceeding 3.6 cubic feet, is permitted. Electrical devices may not be attached to sleep surfaces. Extension cords must be of three-wire design and have a grounding plug. Two-wire and other light duty extension cords (usually brown) are not permitted. Surge protectors must be plugged directly into a wall outlet.
The preparation or cooking of food is not permitted in student rooms. In order to guard against insects, any food such as cookies, crackers, etc., should be kept in sealed containers on a shelf and not on windowsills or building ledges.
Water, Snow, and Sports
Students are not permitted to throw or spray water, snow, shaving cream, etc. within, into or out of a residence hall. Students are not permitted to play sports in the hall. Violators will be fined commensurate with real and potential damages.
Students are not permitted to sunbathe in swimsuits or other immodest attire on campus.