Welcome to Residence Life and the University of Wisconsin Green Bay! The purpose of this information is to inform you of policies and practices which are in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable campus living experience for you, while simultaneously respecting the values and rights of all individuals within our residential community.
While the University of Wisconsin Green Bay and the surrounding community are relatively safe places, it is important to recognize that no place is without certain dangers. With this in mind, you are encouraged to practice the following five fire safety recommendations.
Fire Safety Recommendations
- Take responsibility for fire prevention and know how to protect yourself in the event of a fire.
- Know where exists are located, and the location of fire extinguishers and fire alarm pull stations.
- Maintain a safe living environment by using 3-prong extension cords; not overloading electrical outlets; checking smoke detectors regularly; not leaving items on top of the cooking range.
- Confronting or reporting others violating fire safety policies.
- Take all fire alarms seriously.
In the event of a fire, survival is your top priority. If safe to do so, notify others near the fire; activate the fire alarm system; call 9+911; and quickly decide if you can extinguish the fire. If not, get out, closing all doors behind you. If you cannot get out, get someone’s attention for help
Personal Safety Recommendations
- If you choose to consume alcohol, do so in a legal, safe and
responsible manner. Many crimes against people, including sexual
assault, are more easily committed when under the influence of alcohol.
We strongly encourage you to make thoughtful and responsible decisions
regarding the use of alcohol. This includes not drinking in illegal,
peer-pressured, high-risk, or life-threatening ways. By avoiding alcohol
entirely, or choosing to consume it responsibly, you will decrease the
likelihood of being victimized by crime or being cited for
alcohol-related infractions. You will also reduce your risk of suffering
negative consequences to your physical and/or emotional welfare, your
interpersonal relationships, your financial fitness, and your academic
- Lock your door anytime you leave your room or apartment, even if
gone for just a brief period of time. It is also recommended that you
lock your door when you are alone in your room or apartment. Recognize
that your room or apartment door is the front door to your home. You and
your possessions are safest when the door is locked.
- Use the “buddy system”, especially at night. In many instances of
crime, the victim is alone. If you are out late at night, it is
recommended that you do so with a friend. And if you are returning late
at night to your residence from a place of study, entertainment or
employment, it is recommended that you do so in the company of others.
- Be especially attentive to your personal safety during non-routine events and times of the year. Crimes are sometimes perpetrated at times of the year when population density increases or decreases. For example, if you are staying on campus during the semester break periods when fewer people are around, it is recommended that you pay particularly close attention to your safety and welfare.
If you would like additional information about residence hall policies,
enhancing your safety and security, or reducing your risks associated with
the use of alcohol, please contact the offices below. In the meantime,
please check out this online video entitled
Stay Safe at
- Office of Residence Life 920-465-2040
- Public Safety Department 920-465-2300
- Counseling and Health Center 920-465-2380
- Dean of Students Office 920-465-2152
Please know that the following are examples of student misconduct which will result in university judicial action and/or civil action, including possible housing contract termination and eviction.
- Illegal possession, use, and providing of alcohol or drugs.
- Possession of explosives, accelerants, fireworks, and firearms/weapons.
- Presenting a fire hazard, including the use of cigarettes, candles, incense, and open-coil cooking or heating equipment.
- Tampering with fire safety equipment, including smoke detectors, pull stations, alarms, exit signs, extinguishers/hoses, sprinkler heads,and annunciator panels.
- Throwing/dropping objects out of windows and climbing in/out of windows.
- Trespassing in apartments and residence hall rooms.
- Physical or verbal abuse, harassment, or battery of another person or staff member
- Any behavior deemed dangerous to self or others.
As a community member, you play a very important role in ensuring the quality and safety of your living environment. Please do your part by reporting all policy violations, suspicious behavior, hazardous conditions, or safety and security concerns. Together we can make campus living a wonderful experience for all!