Date Adopted: 5/31/17
References: 1991 Uniform Fire Code, Sections 2.201-2.205
Issuing Office: Administration and Finance
Approved By: Susan Briggs
Because of fire safety and health risks associated with the burning of candles and incense, The University
of Montana Western does not allow their indoor use in any campus building. Because of the close
proximity of living quarters the ban on the indoor use of candles and incense applies to all student
dormitories and apartments. The use of candles and incense are prohibited in all campus work locations.
This policy is established to provide a safe and healthy campus environment.
Exceptions to this policy include:
A. Special requests may be approved in advance by the Vice Chancellor for Administration &
This policy is consistent with The University of Montana Policy Number 202.8; Procedure OPS-053
Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance/Student Affairs, Dean of Students. Directors and facility
managers are responsible for assisting in this enforcement by monitoring their indoor areas for possible
violations. Persistent violators can be reported to the Director of Human Resources or the Dean of
Students for appropriate personnel policy or student conduct code action.