Housing > Resident Resources > Terms & Conditions > Lincoln Park Student Housing Guide > Prohibited Items
Except for university-provided gas stoves, open flames (including candles and incense) are prohibited within all campus housing. DePaul University has a zero-tolerance policy for flammable items and will remove items on sight. Confiscated flammable items will not be returned to residents and are discarded. If an open flame is discovered, this violation type is more serious and will result in a $150 fee assessed to each person in the housing unit. In addition to the fee for serious-nature infractions, Housing & Residence Life staff will submit an incident report. The incident report will be reviewed and may be referred through the student conduct process.
Weapons such as firearms, stun guns, tasers, switchblades, swords, and knives (not used for cooking or eating) are not permitted. These items will be confiscated by Housing or Residential Education staff and given to Public Safety. Weapons will not be returned to the resident out of an abundance of caution.