Trained Conference Staff members conduct periodic security checks in and around the residence halls to secure all doors and make sure all buildings are safe. The Conference Staff reside on campus and are on-call all night. They will respond to any emergency along with the University Police Department (UPD).
UPD is located in the Student and Business Services building, Room 101. They can be reached any time by calling (707) 826-5555. The professionally trained police officers at Humboldt State University are responsible for the protection of life and property in our campus community. Some of the services provided by UPD that would be of interest to participants include:
All residence hall exterior doors are locked for security purposes. Each conference participant is issued a building entrance key card for entrance at any time. We ask that participants do not prop any doors. This undermines all security. We ask that participants report any suspicious persons to the Conference Staff or UPD immediately.
Though many University Departments, including Housing and Residence Life and the University Police Department have instituted safety and security policies and services, your personal safety and security is largely up to you. When you fail to take precautions, you put yourself at risk. An awareness of the environment and your surroundings is the best place to start.
You may have valuable possessions in your room such as jewelry or a computer. You must ensure that these things are not vulnerable to theft or damage. These crime prevention tips will assist you in doing just that.
All residence halls have a key card access system for building security. Participants should always carry their key card, as their card will allow them to gain access to the building in which they live as well as access to the cafeteria. Participants who lose their key card must go to the Conference Desk to receive a replacement key card. Please report a lost card immediately!
Located on the back of the room door is an Emergency Information Card. It includes important safety and evacuation information. Encourage participants to familiarize themselves with this emergency information and learn where all exits are located.
We respect the participant's right to privacy; however, we reserve the right to enter the participant's room at any time for health, safety, welfare, law enforcement, or maintenance purposes. It is expressly understood that the Conference and University Staff may perform such inspection and maintenance in or outside of the participant's room without prior notice. The conference agrees to cooperate fully with the Conference and University Staff and understands that such inspection or maintenance may entail noise and inconvenience.
Look for the Evacuation Plan signs near the door.
Feel the door for temperature (use the back of your hand). If it is hot, do not open it.
If the door is not hot, exit the room and head for the Rally Point designated on the Evacuation Plan.
Close the door behind you.
Move quickly, but do not run.
If the Rally Point is unsafe or if directed to do so by emergency personnel, head for the secondary Emergency Assembly Point (EAP) designated on the Evacuation Plan.
After exiting the building safely, await further information at the Rally Point or EAP from emergency personnel.
If you cannot leave the room, stay calm.
Close the windows.
Call 911 to notify authorities of your location.
Stuff wet sheets or clothing under the doors.
Hang a sheet out the window or shout to attract attention.
Stay low to the ground if smoke is present.
Take a towel to avoid smoke inhalation.
You can obtain additional information on KHSU 90.5, at humboldt.edu/emergency, or by calling (707) 826-INFO (4636).
Do not re-enter the building until permitted to do so by a staff member.
Tampering with or disabling any part of the fire alarm system, discharging an extinguisher, or registering a false alarm, or setting fire can endanger life and property and will be grounds for removal from the residence halls.
Smoke and heat detectors installed in rooms and common areas must be kept in working order.
Report any malfunctions to theHousing Info Desk at (707) 826-3451.
For more information on evacuation procedures and assisting individuals with functional and/or access needs, go to the Evacuation Procedures website.
During an Earthquake:
After an Earthquake:
Non-Summer Office Hours : Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Summer Office Hours : 8:00 am to 8:00 pm daily
Housing Conference Services Main Desk : (707) 826-3451