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601.7 Burning of Candles and Incense

Date Adopted: 5/31/17
Date Revised: 
Date Last Reviewed: 01/16/2024
References: 1991 Uniform Fire Code, Sections 2.201-2.205
Issuing Office: Administration and Finance
Approved By: Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance

I.    Policy

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 is prohibited in all campus work locations.

II. Purpose

This policy is established to provide a safe and healthy campus environment.

III. Procedures

Exceptions to this policy include:

A.  Special requests may be approved in advance by the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance.

IV. Authority

This policy is consistent with the University of Montana Policy Number 202.8; Procedure OPS-053

V. Responsibility

Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and 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 Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance or designee or the Dean of Students for appropriate personnel policy or student conduct code action.