Residence Life and Student Housing at Southern Methodist University works closely with Risk Management and the University Park Fire Marshal to educate residents about fire prevention. All students residing in residence halls are expected to abide by the policies in the Fire Safety Regulations for Residence Halls. (pdf format). In addition, the brochure is available in print form at the RLSH office and is distributed at check-in.
Residents of Daniel House, Hawk, Martin & Moore Halls are expected to abide by the Fire Safety Regulations for Apartment Halls. These regulations are slightly different to allow residents the use of the apartment kitchen.
Please contact your Residence Community Director or the RLSH office if you have any questions regarding the Fire Safety Regulations.
Fire safety is important in all student housing, including Fraternity chapter houses. The Fire Safety Regulations for Fraternity Houses is available on-line in pdf format.
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