Campus Housing

Anyone who's ever been on a college or university campus knows that a dormitory is more than just a residence. It's a social hang-out, a study lounge, a cooking facility--in short, it's a home. It's also densely populated, so it's important to be aware of any potential health hazards, applicable environmental regulations and safety procedures designed to keep injuries, chemical spills and other accidents to a minimum.This section addresses potential risks including: lead paint, fluorescent lights, mercury-containing items, asbestos and household hazardous materials.

The focus of the virtual tour will be to help staff that work at the school and not necessarily the students who live in the dorms, since often the students are not responsible for handling issues governed by environmental regulations.

It also discusses conservation and recycling measures, and the regulations that have been established to protect all dormitory residents. (These regulations fall under the acronyms EPCRA, RCRA, TSCA, NESHAP and the CAA, each of which is discussed in the Topic Checklist below.) Best practices for residential-life management are offered here as well.