Fredonia has an obligation to provide a safe environment for faculty, staff, students, and visitors. The use and burning of candles or other open-flame devices within campus buildings infringes on our ability to fulfill this obligation. It creates a potential for fire that could result in property damage, personal injury, and/or loss of life.
II. POLICY STATEMENT
It is the policy of Fredonia that no person shall use or cause to burn any open flame device such as candles in buildings located on the campus or otherwise owned by the college except as follows:
The burning of small flame devices and candles will be allowed for public events including but not limited to ceremonies, dinners, weddings, and other social gatherings under the supervision of Faculty Student Association, Campus Life or other approved organization.
This policy does not apply to the residence of the college President.
Penalties for violation are as follows:
1st Offense - Confiscation of the open-flame device and a written warning from the campus fire code official with a copy being sent to the individual's immediate supervisor or person having authority over the individual.
2nd Offense - Confiscation of the open-flame device and disciplinary action based on the applicable disciplinary policy of the college relating to the individual in question.