Safety and Security

The University places a high priority on the safety and security of residents. We ask that you cooperate with the security guards by showing your ID Cards on request. This is very important.

The security systems which are in place are similar to the standards of universities this size worldwide. Emergency stairwells and security devices have been installed to ensure each student's safety as best as possible. Fire drills have been developed to ensure that, in the event of a fire or any other emergency requiring evacuation, proper procedures will be carried out safely and efficiently.

Evacuation Procedures

It is of the utmost importance that students do not abuse or ignore the systems put in place, and that good safety is practised at all times. When ordered to evacuate a building, all must proceed quietly in a single line to the nearest Emergency Gathering Point.

The Emergency Gathering Points are:

  • The Front Field
  • The Back Field

Use of safety devices is not only for the protection of your individual halls, but also for the University environment as a whole. Your security depends on you.

Please adhere to the following security guidelines:

  • Non-residents should not have access to keys or swipe cards.
  • Visitors must enter and exit the residence via the front door only.
  • Emergency exits should only be used in emergencies. Students caught using emergency exits in other circumstances will face disciplinary action.
  • Access control doors are installed on the halls of residence for your safety and security.  They are intended to close seconds after a card holder swipes and is given access hence no object should be used to cotch the door or prevent it from closing.  Disciplinary action will be sought against student(s) who are caught doing this.
  • All students must participate in emergency drills. Failure to do so will result in appropriate disciplinary action being taken.
  • In the event of an impending natural disaster, please refer to the Resident Manager and the Safety and Security Department as outlined in your Emergency Manual.
  • ID cards should be displayed at all times.
  • Residents are encouraged not to walk alone and to avoid using the ATM at nights.
  • Each resident of the dorms is deemed to be responsible for the behavior of his or her guest.
  • The security officer on duty is empowered to enforce all regulations regarding the use of dormitories.
  • Students obstructing or impeding an officer from doing his or her duty will face disciplinary action.
  • Any incident or infraction can be reported to the control room 24 hours per day by dialing 2170 internally, or 876-970-5170 and 876-832-8300 (lime) by cell or external line.
  • Fire-fighting equipment is placed on the halls of residence for your safety.  Extinguishers must only be used when there is the imminent threat of fire.  If they are used to extinguish a blaze, this must be reported to Safety and Security so that the unit can be replenished.  Misuse (use if there is no fire) of fire equipment will attract disciplinary action.