Residence Life & Student Housing

Residence Hall Fire Safety Standards & Regulations

Residence Life and Student Housing at Southern Methodist University works closely with Risk Management and the University Park Fire Marshal to educate residents about fire prevention. All students residing in residence halls are expected to abide by the policies in the Fire Safety Regulations for Residence Halls. (pdf format). In addition, the brochure is distributed at check-in.

Residents of Daniel House, Hawk, Martin & Moore Halls are expected to abide by the Fire Safety Regulations for Apartment Halls. These regulations are slightly different to allow residents the use of the apartment kitchen.

Please contact your Residential Community Director or the RLSH office if you have any questions regarding the Fire Safety Regulations.

Information for Fraternity Houses

Fire safety is important in all student housing, including Fraternity chapter houses. The Fire Safety Regulations for Fraternity Houses is available on-line in pdf format.

Fire Safety Violations - Link for Educational Options

Fire Safety Educational Options Fall 2014 (Residence Halls & Apartments)

Article: Establishing a Relationship Between Alcohol and Casualties of Fire
Article: Structure Fires in Dormitories, Fraternities, Sororities and Barracks
Article: University Housing Fires
Article: NFPA Case Study - Nightclub Fires

updated 9/15/2015