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Linfield Policies & Procedures

Alcohol/Drug Policy:
Smoking:
Fire Equipment:
Disruptive Behavior:
Personal Property:
Personal Safety:
Fire Safety:
Campus Safety:
Incident/Accident Reporting:
Fireworks and Explosives:
Skateboarding and Rollerblading:
Parking:
Pets:
Youth Camp Supervision:

Alcohol/Drug Policy:

Linfield's basic alcohol policy complies directly with Oregon State Law. Those under 21 years of age may not consume alcohol under any circumstances. Those over 21 may consume alcohol only in the privacy of their own room, with the door closed. College policy prohibits alcoholic beverages in public areas, (Kegs and other similarly large containers are not permitted on campus) unless specifically approved by the Linfield College Board of Trustees.

Anyone who manufactures, possesses, has under his/her control, sells, furnishes, or facilitates the use of a narcotic or dangerous drug on college property, in a college residence hall, or a college-owned off-campus house, is subject to disciplinary and legal action.

Smoking:

Oregon State Law prohibits smoking by individuals under 18 years of age. In addition, smoking is prohibited in all buildings on the Linfield College Campus. This includes common use areas as well as private rooms. Smoking is also prohibited within 30 feet of a building entrance or window.

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Fire Equipment:

Tampering with fire alarm systems or with fire-fighting equipment is prohibited by college policies and city laws. Any guest who willfully tampers with or breaks any fire alarm or fire-fighting equipment or who gives, transmits, or sounds any false alarm is guilty of a misdemeanor. The typical fine for such acts is $500 per incident. In addition to the fine, the cost of refilling, repairing, or replacing misused fire alarms or fire-fighting equipment, as well as any damages resulting from their misuse, will be charged to the party determined to be responsible.

Disruptive Behavior:

Guests are encouraged to cooperate with one another, with the staff of C&EP, and with other college officials and staff. A guest shall not interfere with, annoy, disturb, or obstruct any other guest or staff member of the college by means of noise, abusive language or any other disruptive behavior. The college reserves the right to remove from its premises any individuals participating in such acts.

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Personal Property:

Guests are urged to take all necessary precautions to protect their personal property from damage by accidents, unexpected natural events, and theft. Guests are urged to keep valuables secured in their rooms and to keep room doors locked (with deadbolt lock) at all times. The college does not assume any responsibility for loss or damage to any guests' personal property under any circumstances, nor will it assume responsibility for belongings guests may leave behind in residence hall rooms at the conclusion of the conference.

*If you have a smaller item that requires greater protection we will be happy to store it in our safe in the C&EP office which is located in Cozine Hall

Personal Safety:

Although the Linfield campus may appear to be quite safe in its surroundings, we recommend that guests exercise precautions to protect themselves:

--Walk only in well-lighted areas at night or early in the morning.

--Park your vehicle in a well-lighted area, preferably in a parking lot rather than one of the city streets.

--Do not walk alone, especially at night.

--Contact Campus Safety or C&EP (ext. 7233) to report incidents or suspicious persons or circumstances.

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Fire Safety:

In order to be prepared for the unlikely event of a fire, conference guests should be aware of the following procedures and precautions:

--Upon arrival on campus, everyone should familiarize themselves with building exits, hallways and stairways.

--If you become aware of a fire, pull the fire alarm and verbally alert others in the building.

--Leave the building immediately, even if you think the alarm may be false.

--Choose the most remote exit from the fire for your escape from the building. Move at least 50 feet from the building. Do not use elevators.

--Once having exited the building, try to make sure that someone in your group has notified campus officials of the emergency.

--Do not re-enter the building until safety clearance has been provided by the McMinnville Fire Department, Campus Safety or other campus officials.

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Campus Safety:

Linfield's campus safety officers are easily recognized by their uniforms and they carry mobile phones at all times. The phone number to reach an officer is 503-883-7233. These safety officers are on duty 24 hours per day, seven days per week. The officers are responsible for locking and unlocking all campus buildings and residence halls and get instructions from the C&EP Office regarding the times to unlock and lock the buildings. If your group has special schedules for locking or unlocking of the residence halls, arrangements must be made through the C&EP Office.

In special circumstances, the C&EP staff has provided additional security personnel. The people that we find to serve in this manner are generally older students or alums of the college that reside in the area. Typically, these people have been employed to help the normal safety officers patrol the campus in the late evening hours, and are in direct contact with these officers.

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Incident/Accident Reporting:

In order to comply with state laws and regulations, the C&EP Office requires all conference planners to keep accurate and timely written accounts of incidents and accidents that occur while the conference group is on campus. If an accident should occur, such as a cut or broken bone, an accident report should be filled out in its entirety and brought to the C&EP Office.

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Fireworks and Explosives:

College policy prohibits the possession or use of firearms, ammunition, explosives, fireworks or any other item that could be used as a weapon. Firearms include air rifles, BB guns and pistols.

Skateboarding and Rollerblading:

In order to protect the safety of individuals on campus, roller blades and skateboards are not permitted on college property. We strongly encourage guests to simply leave those items at home.

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Parking:

There is adequate parking along side streets and in parking lots to meet your conference group's needs. During the summer months, no parking permits are required. The only restrictions are on areas marked by yellow paint or special signs.

 

Pets:

Because of health regulations, no pets are allowed on campus, with the exception of service animals. This applies to dogs, cats, reptiles, rodents, pot-bellied pigs, etc. A minimum $75 fine will be assessed for every day that the pet is on campus as well as additional maintenance/day fees.

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Youth Camp Supervision:

A large number of conference groups are made up of youth. In an effort to be able to continue to accommodate these kinds of groups, we must ask for the conference planner's assistance in the supervision of the group. For the safety of the youth participants, the college requires that there be at least one counselor or chaperone assigned for every 15 youth, we also require at least one counselor or chaperone living on each residence hall floor that the group occupies. Finally we require at least one adult (beyond college) in each residence hall as a supervisor. In this policy, the definition of youth applies to individuals who are seniors in high school or younger.

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