Grilling on Campus
Students may not bring or utilize any type of grill on campus for individual use. Registered student organizations, other campus units, or person(s) wishing to use a Campus barbecue grill for any event or purpose must request and receive written permission from Student Activities at least three (3) Campus business days prior to use. Written approvals must be kept on-site and produced, upon request, at all times throughout or after an event. Failure to produce an approval constitutes a violation of this policy. The College also reserves the right, through staff or designees, to make site visits, obtain more specific information on an event/use, and provide further recommendations based on the circumstances of each individual event/use. Requests sent directly to B&G from students will be denied.
The following safety requirements must also be met for any grill usage on campus.
General Safety and Requirements
- A single person must be designated as the responsible person for starting the grill, remaining with it the entire time, and ensuring it is put out before leaving the grill.
- The single, designated person in charge of grilling must keep water available at the site throughout the entire use of the grill. Fire extinguishers must also be readily available when using the grill.
- Grills shall be used on a firm, flat, stable surface.
- Grills shall not be used indoors, on elevated platforms or balconies, or in covered areas. This includes, but is not limited to, any structure equipped with an overhang.
- Grills shall not be used within 40 feet of any structure, except as might be the case for permanent, fixed grills.
- Grills shall be placed a safe distance from event attendees and out of paths of travel.
- Loose clothing should not be worn when grilling.
- Flame-retardant mitts should be used when cooking or handling any part of a grill.
- The grill shall never be left unattended.
- Long utensils should always be used to reduce risk of injury.
- Grills shall not be relocated once the fire has been lit or the grill is hot.
- Food should be cooked thoroughly and properly so as to avoid food-related illnesses
- Grills shall be cleaned completely after use and returned in the same condition as or better condition than received. This includes a full cleaning of all cooking surfaces and apparatuses and of any college-provided utensils.
- Grills shall be returned, along with any/all other borrowed items, to the designated storage location.
Charcoal Grilling Safety
- Only charcoal may be used in the grills.
- Charcoal may be pretreated with starter fluid by a manufacturer (for example, Kingsford, Matchlight charcoal). However, no liquid starter fluid, gasoline, kerosene, Students may not bring or utilize any type of grill on campus for individual use.