RESIDENTIAL LIVING GUIDE 26 Emergency Contact Policy The Office of Residential Life and Housing holds the safety and security of the residential population a primary concern. All residential students are required to fill out an emergency contact card as a part of the check-in process. This card lists contact information for two people and will be utilized in cases of emergency. The card 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 Residential Life and Housing staff member will attempt to contact a parent or legal guardian immediately. Resident is 18–20 years of age In a medical emergency that includes alcohol or drugs, in a psychological emergency, or in a medical emergency in which the resident is non-responsive, a Residential Life and Housing staff member may attempt to contact a parent or legal guardian immediately. In a medical emergency in which the resident is responsive, a Residential Life and Housing staff member will attempt to contact the listed emergency contact(s) immediately with the resident’s approval. Resident is 21 years of age or older In a psychological emergency or in a medical emergency in which the resident is non- responsive, a Residential Life and Housing staff member will attempt to contact the listed emergency contact immediately. In a medical emergency in which the resident is responsive, a Residential Life and Housing staff member will attempt to contact the listed emergency contact(s) immediately with the resident’s approval. The Office of Residential Life and Housing reserves the right to contact a parent or legal guardian/listed emergency contact (based upon age range above) at the discretion of 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. 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.