All residents and their guests are responsible for their behavior and actions. The following policies and regulations explain in depth inappropriate and prohibited behaviors.
+-Balconies, Stairways, Sidewalks, Roof Safety
The following behaviors are prohibited.
- Balconies, sidewalks, stairways and walkways are made for walking and are not to be used as storage areas. Nothing should be left on the stairways, walkways or balconies at any time, including garbage in the area around the room, apartment or house. No couches or other furniture designed for indoor use may be kept on a patio or walkway or any outside area, including houses.
- The use of skates, skateboards, or other wheeled vehicles typically used for recreation (see Bicycle Operations (http://www.chapman.edu/publicSafety/Bicycles.asp) and Parking (http://www.chapman.edu/publicsafety/parking/vehrules.asp)) is prohibited in all University buildings, parking structures, public roadways, balconies, and in all areas bordering construction zones. Any person skating or riding or propelling a skateboard or wheeled vehicle upon any sidewalk shall exercise due care and shall yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians.
- Screens are not to be unhooked or removed from windows for any reason.
- Spitting from stairwells, walkways, windows, and balconies.
- Windows are not to be used as entrances or exits to and from buildings.
- No structures are to be built out of windows.
- Items and objects are not to be thrown or poured from windows, roofs, or balconies. Items such as banners or sheets cannot be hung from roofs, windows, or balconies or attached to the exterior of any building.
- Students are not permitted on roofs or fire escapes, building ledges, or overhangs of any University building, scaffolding, or to scale the outside of buildings or on top of any elevators. (See also Balconies, Stairways, Sidewalks, and Walkways within Appendix 4).
+-Fire Safety and Equipment
The following behaviors are prohibited:
- Causing a false alarm, arson, tampering with the fire alarm system, smoke detectors, sprinkler system, emergency exits, carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers, exit signs, and other equipment are federal offenses.
- Failing to evacuate a University building during fire and/or emergency alarms or re-entering the building before the all clear sign is given.
- The propping open of doors in residence buildings with enclosed corridors (e.g. Pralle-Sodaro, Henley, Residence Center, and Glass Hall).
- Possessing and/or using candles, incense, oil lamps, helium tanks, and other combustible and/or flame-producing items in the residence areas. Burning candles in any campus building is prohibited (except for those events specifically scheduled through the Fish Interfaith Center and other approved events).
- Displaying holiday lights in residence areas, except during the month of December. Christmas trees may only be used if they have been treated with a fire retardant (resident must present proof of this to his or her Resident Director), are artificial, or are still alive and planted in a pot. Extension cords may not be used for holiday lights.
- Possessing and/or using multi-plugs, halogen lamps and extension cords in the residence area. However, power strips with surge protectors are permitted.
- Possessing and/or using of fireworks, CO2 cartridges, explosives, chemicals and other hazardous materials.
- Possessing and/or using barbeques and other outdoor cooking equipment in the residence halls and apartments except those provided by and installed by University officials. University-provided outdoor cooking equipment can be used in designated areas.
- Attaching excessive wall coverings or other items to walls and/or ceilings.
Guests – Having guests on campus is a privilege. Guests must comply with University policies at all times. Any person(s) who comes onto campus to visit a student or students (whether or not they were specifically invited) is considered a guest of that student. Students are responsible for the behavior of their guests; this includes any possessions that the guest brings onto campus which violate University policy (e.g., weapons, drugs, alcohol, paraphernalia, or other similar material).
Students need to accompany their guests during their stay on campus. Students will be held fully responsible for their guests and will be subject to conduct review for the behavior of their guests.
- Guests who violate University policy will be immediately removed from campus, and may be forbidden from entering Chapman University property or attending University events.
- Guests are required to provide their name and show appropriate identification to a University Official upon request. If guests do not have identification, they will be asked to leave or escorted off campus.
- With the permission of the roommate(s), guests may be housed overnight in the residential areas no more than three nights per semester.
- Any University Official has the right to request a guest to leave.
- Students and their guest(s) may be restricted from the residence areas and/or immediately removed from the residential areas if they have, or are suspected to have, violated University policy.
- Residential guest(s) must be registered by their host via the Office of Housing and Residential Life website. Guest(s) will receive a confirmation form they, should print and carry with them as they visit campus.
Solicitation and door-to-door sales on campus is prohibited except as approved by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs/Dean of Students Office, Student and Campus Life or the Office of Housing and Residence Life.