We all share responsibility for safety in the residences and on campus. Rutgers University Public Safety works very closely with Residence Life to insure that students feel safe on campus and in their residences and that they are aware of the resources and services available.
The Rutgers University Police Department, RUPD, has a visible presence on campus. In addition to police officers in patrol cars, on bikes, motorcycles and ATVs, students can expect to see Security Officers, and Community Service Officers, students who patrol campus on foot, bike and horses. For any on-campus emergency, dial 911 from your room, or (732) 932-7211 from your cell phone. For safety tips visit: http://publicsafety.rutgers.edu.
All on-campus residences are equipped with a sprinkler system and fire-safety equipment; students, however, are expected to review the list of items that are prohibited in the residences and understand the behaviors which may place themselves or others at risk. Listed below are a few items that are prohibited, but for a complete list, please review: http://rues.rutgers.edu.
- Candles, incense, and fireworks, halogen lamps, extension cords (longer than 6 feet and not UL listed)
- Smoking is not permitted in on-campus residences
Students are able to move their furniture around, however there are fire safety restrictions. Furniture should never block the width of the door and bunks/lofts must be at least 18 inches from the sprinkler head.