Policy Manual



Guidelines for Use of Offices and Classrooms

Policy #:


Authorized by:

Associate Dean for Administrative and Financial Services 04/28/98

Approved by:

Dean of the University 6/12/98

  1. Other than wall decorations, no personal furnishings should be used on University premises. Generally, pictures and other wall decorations should be hung by stick-on type hangers rather than by nails, screws, or other means. Please call the Maintenance Department for assistance in hanging your materials, as well as a determination.

  2. No electrical appliances of high energy usage, such as space heaters, should be used in offices or classrooms, except those furnished by the University (e.g. laboratory equipment, etc.).

  3. Overhead lights, and desk and table lamps should be turned off unless an office or classroom is in actual use.

  4. Personal pets are not allowed in buildings. (See ADMN 113)

  5. Generally, thermostats are set by the maintenance staff, and are not to be tampered with or adjusted by anyone other than authorized personnel. Exceptions to this general policy are the classrooms, labs, and offices in the Classroom and Science Buildings. Call the Maintenance Department if you are experiencing problems with the heating or cooling.

  6. Consumption of food and beverages is permitted in classrooms with the case-by-case express approval of each faculty member in each scheduled class. Faculty members who permit consumption of food and beverages in their classes are responsible for reporting spills to the Maintenance Department and for ensuring that the resulting trash is properly disposed of at the end of the class period. Faculty members are encouraged to include their personal food and beverage policy in each of their syllabi.

  7. Food and beverages are not permitted in the computer labs, Anderson Library, and Nettles Auditorium.

  8. Smoking is not permitted inside any building on campus.