Safety & Security
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Personal and apartment/unit safety is every resident's responsibility. Evergreen Housing is like other high density living community in that crime exists.
The following actions can help protect you, your belongings and your fellow students. Never leave your door propped open, always find out who is knocking before you open the door, always lock your door when you go to bed at night, do not loan your keys to anyone, do not leave your keys lying around and report lost keys to the Residential and Dining Services Office or the on-duty Resident Assistant in person immediately by calling campus dispatch at 360.867.6832.
You are required to report all communicable disease or communicable insect infestation to Residential and Dining Services and seek appropriate college, public, or private treatment. On-campus housing will be made available to students with communicable diseases or insect infestation while complying with federal, state, county, and College policy and procedure in relation to the disease. Precautions will be taken by Residential and Dining Services on the advice of appropriate public or private health science professionals.
If you are concerned for your personal safety in your apartment/unit, contact the on-duty Resident Director to facilitate an Emergency Transfer. The Resident Director will meet with you to discuss your concerns, and may approve an Emergency Transfer.
Emergency Transfer Procedure
After determining that an emergency transfer is appropriate, the on-duty Resident Director will find you a temporary room if one is available. After the situation has been resolved your Resident Director will assist you in transferring to a new apartment/unit or assist you in returning to your apartment/unit.
If you choose to transfer you will receive a list of vacant bedrooms to select from and a Room Transfer form. After you turn in your completed Room Transfer form you will receive your keys to your new room. You will have 24 hours to move and Check-Out of your old room.
All exterior doors lock. You are responsible for protecting building security by ensuring exterior doors are locked each time you enter/exit a building. You are prohibited from propping or leaving any exterior building, apartment or unit exterior door open. You are responsible for securing your bedroom door.
You are required to identify yourself with college ID or other acceptable picture ID at the request of Residential and Dining Services professional staff, Campus Police Officers and Residential and Dining Services Resident Assistant student staff.
Responsibility to Self and Others
You are required to demonstrate responsible behavior for yourself and to others. If you exhibit behavior that indicates you may be a danger to yourself or a danger to others you may be required to be evaluated by a licensed professional to determine the best course of action for you and the residential community.
Walking at Night
Evergreen is relatively safe environment to walk in at night, but assaults can and do happen. Be aware of your space, your environment and the community you walk in. Be responsible for your own safety and the safety of others by walking at night in pairs and/or calling Police Services at 360.876.6832 and request an escort.