The following regulations were established to maintain a safe living environment for students residing in Rutgers University housing. University fire safety regulations are enforced by certified Fire Inspectors of Emergency Services.
- Students found in violation will be issued a violation and will be referred to Residence Life for disciplinary action.
- Residents must discontinue use of cited hazards immediately, but are allowed seven (7) days to remove prohibited items from the residence hall.
- A Fire Code Violation Follow-Up Form must be completed and returned to Residence Life verifying that the violation has been corrected.
- Students who commit a second offense will be placed on probation and may face further disciplinary actions.
- Students who commit a third offense may be removed from their residence.
Violations are issued to the student responsible for the offense. When it is not apparent to the Fire Inspector who was responsible, the violation will be issued to all occupants of the room. Students who believe their involvement has been inaccurately documented must submit an explanation, in writing, and return it to the Residence Life staff member within 10 days of the Notice of Violation issuance. If a student is found to not be responsible for the violation, the roommate will assume the full responsibility for correcting the violation.
Residents are reminded that under the provisions of the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code (N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.13 and N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.12A) they may be held financially liable for dedicated and compensatory penalties and the actual costs of extinguishing a fire directly, or indirectly, caused by a violation which had been cited and remained unabated.