NSU Residential Living Guide 2023-2024

NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY 25 2023–2024 RESIDENTIAL LIVING GUIDE 24 prohibited inside or outside of any NSU facility. This policy does not include wheel chairs or other ADA mobility devices. Please see full policy at nova.edu/ehs/fire-emergency/fire-life-safety.html. Unmanned Aircraft Operating any unmanned aircraft system, including drones, small unmanned aircraft and model aircraft, on or off NSU’s lands or property is prohibited at all times. Exceptions may be made for official institutional use or research/teaching use with a specific authorization issued by the university. Any unmanned aircraft system shall not be used to observe, transmit, photograph or record any area where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy in accordance with accepted social norms. Such areas include but are not limited to bathrooms, locker rooms, residence areas including individual rooms, lounge areas, and hallways. 3D Printers 3D printers shall be registered with University Housing and the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). 3D printers shall be of the filament based printer medium. No resin based 3D printers are allowed in residential spaces. 3D printers shall have a UL or other nationally recognized rating. Please see NSU Fire Prevention Plan for full details and registration at https://nova.edu/ehs/ fire-emergency/fire-life-safety.html. Bicycles and Motorcycles Bicycles may only be stored in student rooms or bicycle racks. Bicycles stored illegally (landings, stairwells, etc.) may be confiscated by Physical Plant and disposed of accordingly. Bicycles are considered a safety and fire hazard if not stored properly. Bicycles are not allowed to hang from the ceilings within any of the University residence halls. Occasionally, Public Safety and or Facilities Mangement will clear out bicycles that have been abandoned on the bicycle racks. All motorcycles and mopeds must be parked in the motorcycle parking within the residence parking area. The Public Safety and or Facilities Mangement has installed motorcycle locks for the safety of your vehicles. Hoverboards, E-Scooters, E-Skateboards, and E-Bikes Due to the safety concerns, the operation, charging, storing and use of hoverboards is prohibited in all Nova Southeastern University facilities and on all university property and other properties owned or leased by the university with no exception. This includes, but is not limited to, all indoor and outdoor areas and properties. E-Scooters, E-Skateboards and E-Bikes are allowed for transportation to and from campus. These devices shall not be allowed to be stored or used in any NSU facility. Charging is strictly In the event that a student has a concern about the potential for the spread of communicable disease within the University community, those concerns should be brought to the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs for review consistent with the current available information on the spread of the particular communicable disease. After review and evaluation of the concerns, if there appears to be a reasonable likelihood of the spread of disease within the University Community by an infected person, the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs will, after notification of the issues presented to the University President, contact the Center for Disease Control and/or Broward Health Department for recommendation of appropriate action consistent with state law. Emergency Contact Policy The Office of Residence Life and University Housing holds the safety and security of the residential population a primary concern. All residential students are required to fill out an emergency contact through their Housing Portal. This contact information for two people and will be utilized in cases of emergency. The Housing portal also requires a listing of all medical conditions or allergies for notification of medical personnel in case of emergencies. Residents under the age of 18 must list a parent or legal guardian as one of the two contacts. Residents under 18 years of age In a medical, behavioral, or psychological situation, a Residence Life staff member will attempt to contact a parent or legal guardian immediately. Resident is 18 years of age and older In a medical emergency in which the resident is transported to a medical facility, a Residence Life staff member will attempt to contact the listed emergency contact(s) immediately. The Office of Residence Life reserves the right to contact a parent or legal guardian listed emergency contact (based upon age range Communicable Diseases Guidelines It is the intent of the university to protect students from communicable diseases that pose reasonable risk of harm to members of the university community. It is also the intent of the University to protect the rights of those infected with a communicable disease. Students who do become infected with a communicable disease are subject to the guidelines listed below. The University will be flexible in its response to incidents of communicable disease, evaluating each occurrence in light of this policy and current available medical information. The University will make available to the University community information about the transmissibility of communicable disease and precautions, which can be taken to prevent the spread of various communicable diseases. An infected student can continue to study and work so long as they are able to continue to perform their regular responsibilities satisfactorily, and so long as the best available medical evidence indicates that the student continual status does not present a health or safety threat to themselves or others. A student who contracts a communicable disease has the responsibility to notify the University of the illness immediately. A student returning to school after a leave of absence for reasons related to a communicable disease must provide a statement from the student’s physician indicating their current medical status. Students should submit their statement to their program Dean and the Associate Dean of Student Services. Within reason, the University will make accommodations to the student, whenever possible, to ensure continuity in the classroom. No student may be dismissed from the University solely on the basis of a diagnosis of an infection of a contagious disease. A decision to dismiss or discharge will only be made after reasonable accommodation has been attempted, and an examination of facts demonstrate that the student can no longer perform essential requirements of the program or poses a reasonable threat to the health and safety of those around them. Safety