Emergency, Fire, and Health

Emergency: If there is an incident within the residence hall, find a staff member (residence hall director/complex director or RA) of that hall to report the emergency. For emergencies, contact VSU Police by calling their emergency number 229-259-5555 or 911.

Life safety: All VSU residence halls are equipped with networked smoke and heat monitoring systems. Some rooms are also equipped with individual smoke detectors. These devices constantly monitor individual rooms and corridors. Additionally, all corridors in all buildings as well as apartments in Centennial and suites in Converse are equipped with approved fire extinguishers. Once per semester, Environmental and Occupational Safety will conduct fire drills as required by law.

Health and safety Inspections: Resident Assistants will perform health and safety inspections in all resident rooms, suites, and apartments to check for proper trash removal, proper cleaning of all areas, and to ensure life safety devices have not been altered or otherwise tampered with. Health and Safety Inspections will be performed as outlined below:

  • Traditional Halls – once per semester
  • Suites – twice per semester
  • Apartments – once per month