Policies & Procedures
STUDENT AFFAIRS


424.00 STUDENT HOUSING

 

Residing in College Housing carries with it very serious responsibilities; therefore, students should have the maturity and the capability of relating on a positive basis with others in a residential atmosphere away from their own homes. The College is in the position of assisting students in securing housing, and current lists of available rooms and apartments are maintained by the Director of Housing. The College operates a limited number of housing facilities, which are available on a "first-come-first- served" basis to full-time students, regardless of race, color, or religious affiliation. Exceptions may be made in cases of previous violations of campus rules and regulations. The following are guidelines for student conduct on the entire campus, including parking lots:

  1. All students making application to live in the dormitories must make an initial deposit or have approved financial aid prior to moving into the housing facilities. Students must insure all College bills are paid in full or a payment schedule be arranged between that student and the College or dormitory privileges will be revoked.
  2. Students shall not abuse facilities. The actual cost of repairing damages will be assessed against persons damaging or destroying college-owned property.
  3. Facilities, including grounds, will be kept clean by occupants. No pets are allowed.
  4. Visitations in College housing shall be permitted between 9:00 a.m. and midnight on week days (Sunday through Thursday) and between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. on weekends (Friday and Saturday). Non-residents are not permitted at any other time. In a coed dorm the same visitation rules apply.  Coed dorm residents are allowed to be in the commons area of their building with the opposite sex, but it must be a resident of the same coed building.  A guest may visit in the floor lounges or private rooms of a resident host or hostess with the consent of the roommate, where applicable, and within the hours designated in the conditions of occupancy for each hall. All guests must be accompanied by their host or hostess to and from the public areas of the hall. The responsibility of acquainting the guest with the hall's stated policies and regulations is that of the host or hostess. A guest is required to abide by the Official Policies and Regulations for Residence Halls and those of the individual hall. Therefore, acts contrary to federal, state, and local laws and College regulations, such as, but not limited to, sex offenses, promiscuity, gambling, theft, and disruption constitute violations of campus rules.
  5. Excessive noise will not be tolerated. Any sounds which can be heard outside a residential room will constitute excessive noise. Personal radios are not permitted in public areas.
  6. All college owned furnishings and contents must remain in place in the facility and must be accounted for at the termination of the residence hall contract.
  7. The consumption and /or possession of alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs on campus shall not be allowed. Drug dog searches in the dorms will be implemented each year.
  8. Students shall not possess, discharge or use weapons, firearms, knives, BB guns, pellet guns, explosives, explosive devices, fireworks of any type or items of a similar nature or purpose in student rooms or other locations on campus is also prohibited.
  9. The College reserves the right to conduct inspections as deemed necessary for the security of the property, legal reasons, or for the general welfare of students.
  10. The College reserves the right to request students to provide character references as part of their applications for student housing.
  11. Violators of housing and/or College policies may suffer the loss of all housing privileges.

 

Adopted January 18, 1971
Revised July 21, 1975
Revised October 20, 1980
Revised July 20, 1981
Revised August 14, 1989
Revised October 15, 1990
Reviewed July 21, 2003
Revised August 1, 2004
Revised November 16, 2009
Revised May 16, 2011