Health and Safety Checks

Health and Safety Checks are required in all Residence Halls, Suites and Townhouses. These checks are conducted to increase safety within our residential buildings by timely identification and removal of prohibited appliances and other violations from student rooms. These checks also allow our staff an opportunity to educate residents through positive, personal contact.

During the check, Resident Advisors (RA) conduct a non-invasive scan of the room. They do not open drawers, refrigerators, or closets, but may move (or ask the resident to move) items blocking outlets.

During the Holiday Break in December and January, inspections are conducted by Residential Life staff in every Residence Hall.

The New York State Department of State's Office of Fire Prevention and Control (OFPC) routinely inspects all Hartwick College facilities' common areas and some randomly selected rooms, suites and townhouses for fire code violations. Hartwick College works with OFPC to make changes as identified during these inspections.