Health & Safety Inspections

Students are responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of their rooms, suites and apartments, including ensuite bathrooms and kitchens. Health & Safety Inspections are conducted monthly in  residential communities with ensuite bathrooms and kitchens to ensure areas are up to our cleanliness, health and hygiene standards. Fees for re-inspection and cleaning will be assessed if areas do not pass inspection. Traditional residence halls with communal bathrooms and kitchens are not inspected as the communal areas are maintained and cleaned regularly by our custodian team.

Inspected Communities

check mark Aztec Corner check mark Tarastec
check mark Granada check mark Tepeyac & Tacuba
check mark Huaxtepec check mark Toltec
check mark Metepec check mark University Towers
check mark Mixquic check mark Villa Alvarado
check mark [email protected] check mark Zacatepec
check mark Piedra del Sol check mark Zapotec
check mark South Campus Plaza  

What to Expect 

check mark Inspections may be conducted as often as once a month.
check mark The purpose of the inspections is to help maintain a safe living environment. It is not to invade privacy.
check mark Staff members will provide advance notification to residents by posting notices and emailing residents at least 24 hours prior to the inspections.
check mark Staff members will announce specific days and times they will be conducting inspections. Residents are highly encouraged to be present, but presence is not mandatory for the inspection to be completed.
check mark The inspection should take no more than 5-10 minutes per room, suite or apartment.
check mark There will always be a minimum of two staff members entering the room, suite or apartment to conduct the inspection.
check mark As staff members begin inspection, they will knock on the front door. If there is no answer, they will try again. If there continues to be no response, the staff members will announce themselves and key into the room, suite or apartment in order to complete the inspection.
check mark Once inside, staff members will look at the listed items on the Inspection Form and for any other policy violations.
check mark As staff members are conducting the inspection, they are completing a plain view inspection with the exception of emergency and facility equipment/appliances that may be located behind closed doors. Staff members will be looking under or around furniture to inspect extension cords, multi-plug outlets, etc.
check mark If the resident t is present at the time of the inspection, staff will ask if there are any facilities issues. If applicable, resident will be asked to submit a Service Request on the Housing Portal.
check mark The resident will receive notice via email when inspections are complete and results are available on the Housing Portal
check mark If there are violations that require improvement and re-inspection:

  • Resident will be informed when a follow up inspection will be scheduled.
  • Resident will be billed $25.00 for the follow up inspection.
  • If the room, suite or apartment is found to be in violation of the cleanliness health and hygiene policy a second time, the university will take action to rectify the violation by cleaning the space and billing for the cleaning service.
check mark During an inspection, if staff become aware of other types of violations of university policy, they are required to respond in standard process to the violations. This may include contacting university police and/or writing an incident report for further judicial action.
check mark If animals (other than what is permitted under policy) are found, they will need to be removed from the building immediately. An incident report will be completed for further judicial action and you may be billed for clean up or damage charges related to the animal.

check mark Upon completion of the inspection, staff will lock the front door.

How to View Results

View Inspection Results

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