student life

Fire and Personal Safety Policy


Item 1: The following items are absolutely prohibited from the residence halls without exception:
Candles / Incense
Corrosive, explosive or inflammable devices, liquids, or materials
Drugs and drug paraphernalia
Full-size refrigerators
Halogen lamps
Large personal furniture
Personal microwaves (micro fridge units may be rented)
Open-coil heating or cooking appliances, including toaster ovens
Weapons, firecrackers, explosives, or ammunition
Drum Sets
Car (Freshman are not permitted to have cars on campus)


Item 2: Stringing clothes lines, lights, wires, tapestries, posters, or any other decorations from or across the ceiling is strictly forbidden. Any and all room decorations of any kind may not be hung or attached any higher than eight inches from the ceiling.


Item 3: For the protection of walls, doors and furniture, screws, large nails, scotch, masking or duct tape, small picture hooks, and thumbtacks may not be used to hang any objects. Stickers may not be placed on walls or furniture. Drilling holes into walls or furniture is forbidden. Painting walls or furniture or installing carpet is also forbidden. Damage will result in a damage charge assessed to your student account. Fun Tack may be used to hang small items in limited quantity.


Item 4: Tampering with, dismantling, or covering smoke detectors or fire system equipment is absolutely forbidden. Such behavior will be treated like arson and is subject to fines and serious disciplinary action.


Item 5: All residents are required to evacuate the residence halls when building fire alarms are sounded for any reason without exception.


Item 6: All pathways to modes of egress in private spaces and common areas are to be kept clear at all times.


Item 7: Smoking is not permitted anywhere in any FTC residence hall including all bedrooms and common areas.  When smoking outside the Residence Halls, students must be at least 25 feet from any and all entranceways.  All cigarettes must be disposed of properly.


Item 8: Residents are solely responsible for their own personal safety and their property in their assigned living spaces. Residents are expected to carry their FTC ID card or other photo identification and their building/room key(s) with them at all times. Students should keep room doors locked when away from their living area, even if they remain in the building.


Item 9: Residents are required and should be prepared to show their FTC ID card or other photo identification to a Security Guard or other FTC administrator upon request at any time without exception. FTC Security and authorized administrative staff reserve the right to refuse access to any FTC student or guest of a FTC student if proper identification cannot be verified.


Item 10: FTC students are responsible for the behavior of their guests and may not leave guests in the residence hall without their presence.


Item 11: FTC students may not lend out or duplicate room keys.


Item 12: FTC bears no responsibility for loss or damage to any personal property of residents or their guests regardless of cause.

We strongly recommend that each student have personal property insurance to protect against theft, flood or fire damage, or other disasters. Typically, if your son or daughter is still your legal dependent, then their belongings are automatically covered under your homeowner's insurance policy. However, if you do not have such coverage, or are not certain that your insurance covers the student's property, it remains your responsibility to provide this coverage.



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