The U.S. Fire Administration has a special website devoted to safety tips for students and parents.  Ball State University does its best to insure a safe on-campus environment.  Federal law requires the University to annually publish procedures, statistics, reports, and documentation on fire safety in on-campus student housing.  See http://cms.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/studentrights/reportsandstatistics/annualsecurity .  In short, make sure you know how to report a fire on campus (University Police 765-285-1111), know how to exit a building if necessary, and make sure your smoke alarms are in working order.