Safety and Security
Video Series on Campus Safety
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Traditional and Renovated Apartments
Each resident is provided with two door keys, one mailbox key and a keycard for the laundry/mail facilities. An additional mailbox key and laundry room keycard may be requested for a spouse. If the mailbox key is lost, the mailbox lock system will have to be changed to ensure proper security, charging the resident responsible for the loss. Residents must report lost keys to the Jardine office. Additional apartment keys may be ordered for a fee, but must be returned to the Jardine office when residents checkout. There are no refunds for keys. Residents are charged for a lock change if all the keys are not returned to the office at time of checkout.
Each resident is issued a door access card and a bedroom key, if applicable. If an access card is lost, this must be reported to the Jardine office. A new access card will be created for a fee. If a room key is lost, the locksmith will make another copy of the bedroom key for a fee. There are no refunds for keys. Residents are charged for lock changes if all the keys they are issued are not returned to the office at time of checkout.
University regulations prohibit possession of firearms including, but not limited to, tasers, pistols, rifles, air rifles, shotguns, flare guns, BB guns, paintball guns or any homemade device resembling any of these items.
Motorized vehicles, with the exception of maintenance and emergency vehicles, are not permitted on pedestrian walkways throughout the Jardine community. Bikes and motorbikes should not be ridden on sidewalks in accordance with university policy.
Residents are asked to exercise caution when near the pond. The pond is not for recreational use. At no time should residents or their guests be in or on the pond for any reason including, but not limited to, swimming, the use of watercraft, fishing and walking or skating on icy surfaces.
Skate Board Policy
For the safety of Jardine residents, skateboarders and in-line skate usage is prohibited on the inner perimeter of the Jardine community and on any surface that could be damaged. Skateboards should be used for transportation purposes only, and should be steered at a low speed with caution to pedestrians. Recreational stunting (grinding or jumping off of benches, ramps, or steps) is prohibited.
Residents are responsible for removing snow from apartment entrances, as well as porch and balcony walkways. Snow shovels are available for free use and can be found under the stairwells or in the storm shelters. Ice melt is located at the top of the stairs in the apex of the apartments. Please return snow shovels when done using to allow other residents to use the resource. The streets and parking lots are the responsibility of the K-State Division of Facilities and Parking Services respectively. You will be notified if you need to move your vehicle to aid in the snow removal procedure. Main sidewalk areas are cleared by facilities management staff.
Flammable liquids may not be stored inside or outside apartments (charcoal lighter fluid excluded).
For the safety of all children who reside in the Jardine Apartment community, residents should not leave a child unattended for any period of time.
All Jardine Apartments residents are responsible for attending to children and guests on balconies. Parents are responsible for supervision of their children. Unsupervised children will be reported to the proper authorities. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted in the Frith Community Center or out in the community without an adult.
Children under the age of 12 are not permitted at programs or events without adult supervision, unless otherwise noted. Children must be accompanied by a parent to off-site events sponsored by the Jardine Apartments for the entire event, and no exception to this policy will be made. Any damage to K-State property by children living in the Jardine Apartments is the responsibility of the parents. Children locked out of an apartment are not provided entry by Housing and Dining Services staff unless a Right of Entry form has been signed and is on file with the Jardine office. Forms are available on request.
Fire extinguishers are mounted in each apartment. Residents must be familiar with the location of the fire extinguisher and how to use it. Residents must immediately report a fire by calling the Manhattan Fire Department at the emergency number 911. The fire should also be reported to the Housing and Dining Services Facilities Management office at (785) 532‑6466 and the neighborhood on-call staff. Residents should try to put out the fire, if possible with the available fire extinguisher, taking into account personal safety. Each resident is responsible for maintaining their fire extinguisher and should check it each month. The dial on a charged extinguisher will point straight up and be within the charged zone. If an extinguisher needs to be recharged, the Housing and Dining Services Facilities Management office can recharge extinguishers for a fee in the event of a nonfire related event. All apartments with battery operated smoke detectors are checked each month for low batteries and maintained by facilities management staff. Smoke detectors in modern and renovated apartments are hardwired and initiate the fire system automatically. At time of checkout, there is a fee assessed for missing or discharged fire extinguishers, as well as missing or damaged smoke detectors. More information about this policy is located under the Indoor Health, Safety and Aesthetic Standards Policy portion of the handbook.
The K-State campus, Manhattan and Riley County have implemented a system of storm warnings to assist citizens in using safety precautions should a tornado occur. Below are suggested procedures to follow if a storm is approaching. Don't wait for a severe storm to devise a safety plan.
In the event of a tornado warning:
- Outdoor sirens will sound a steady three-minute blast when the need to take cover is necessary.
- If you are outside when the sirens go off, seek shelter immediately. Go into the closest building and seek out the lowest floor in the center of the building.
- The university's K-State Alerts notification system will alert the campus community. Sign up for K-State Alerts.
- After the tornado has passed, report any injuries. Call 911 for ambulance and fire; call the University Police (785-532-6412) to report building damage.
Residents may tune in to local radio and television stations for updated weather information, such as: B104.7 FM Country, 94.5 Country FM, 1350 AM News Talk, Sunny 102.5 FM and 101.5 K-Rock. Multiple weather resources are accessible from your smartphone.
Residents must be aware of developing storm situations so they are not taken by surprise. When a storm watch is issued, residents should mentally rehearse a plan of action so it seems routine when the warning sirens sound. The warning provides very little time to act — a few seconds to a few minutes.
In the event of a tornado warning, residents should proceed to the nearest storm shelter. Storm shelters are located on the first floor of all our "Modern" buildings — Buildings 1, 1A, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16. (See map (PDF).)
If it is impossible to go to a shelter, residents should seek protection in the first floor apartments, stay away from windows and try to get under a table or bed. The bathroom is another alternative; however, residents are encouraged to go to a shelter if possible since a basement is the safest place during a storm.
It is advisable all residents have a battery-powered portable radio and a flashlight. Storms occur at night, as well as in the daytime.
The all clear comes from 1350 KMAN and 91.5 KMKF‑FM radio stations in Manhattan. No one should leave shelters or premises until an all clear from these stations is given. A second blast of the siren indicates another storm has been sighted. It is not an all clear signal. K-State Alerts will also advise students when the tornado warning has expired.
On the first Monday of each month at 10:20 a.m., the city sirens, the siren on building V, and the power plant whistle are activated for test purposes only.