Fire Safety Policies

A map is posted in every classroom showing the route to the closest designated fire exit. All students should make a point of familiarizing themselves with the fire exit for each room in which they attend classes. In the case of a fire (or fire drill), alarms will sound. Students must immediately exit the building via the designated exits. Time should not be wasted in shutting down computers, putting away materials or going to lockers. Faculty and staff members will be stationed at the exits to direct traffic and assist students. Freshmen and sophomores should gather with their classes on the Michigan Avenue side of the block, and upper- division classes should gather on the Jackson Avenue side of the building. Your teachers will join you there and ask for your assistance in assessing whether all those present in your class that day have been accounted for.

Students should not use the outside fire escapes (the ones at the windows) unless other escape routes are blocked.

Any students with physical disabilities that may necessitate assistance in the case of a fire will have aides assigned to them. Such students should inform the Academic Dean at the beginning of each semester so that safety arrangements can be made.