July 1, 2019
Office of Primary Responsibility
Office of Residence Life
Summary of Policy
This policy provides detail about permitted and prohibited appliances in College residential facilities.
Reason for Policy
Preventing fire and electrical hazards is a very important shared responsibility of each community member necessary to maintain a safe environment. Residents must not use or possess the appliances/items listed below.
Allegheny College will provide refrigerator/freezer/microwave units in most of our traditional residence halls. Students may not provide their own refrigerator, freezer, or microwave unit.
Personal appliances that do not have exposed heating elements and have an automatic shut off such as coffee makers and hot pots are permitted. Only one of each type of appliance is allowed per room.
Any appliances with an exposed heating element (an appliance with a coil such as,toasters, toaster ovens, space heaters, etc.) are not permitted for fire safety reasons.
Personal air conditioning and heating units are not permitted in any of the residence halls/houses, unless as an accommodation approved through the Office of Student Disability Services. Approved units are provided, maintained, and installed by Allegheny College.