Residence Hall Policy

Overloading the electrical circuits can present fire and safety hazards. The following appliances are not allowed in residence hall rooms: open element appliances, space heaters, hot plates, deep fat fryers, rotisseries, toasters, toaster ovens, halogen lamps, sun lamps, air conditioners, electric blankets, and Foreman grills. Residence Directors may request the removal of other appliances at their discretion. Students are encouraged to use power strips and surge protectors with all appliances.

Babysitting is prohibited in the residence halls at all times.

Bicycle Storage
There are bicycle racks located outside of the residence halls for storage. Bicycles may not be stored in common areas or in a stairwell of the hall and will be removed by Hall staff. Bicycles may be stored in your room. The University is not responsible for bikes that may be damaged or stolen.

Clean Environment
A safe and healthy community requires that residents maintain adequate cleanliness and health standards. A clean room is essential to the health of its residents and the entire community. If unclean conditions come to the attention of the Residence Life staff, you will be notified and given an opportunity to clean the area. If this is not done in a timely fashion, you will be charged for the time and labor it takes to clean the problem area. The maintenance staff will repair all damages to the room and the residents responsible will be charged. The Residence Director has the right to lock common areas if needed.

Drug Paraphernalia
Articles normally associated with the use of illegal substances are not permitted in the residence halls or on university property. These include, but are not limited to, bongs, water pipes, hookahs, rolling papers, and syringes (unless for documented medical use).

Gambling with the potential for monetary gain is not permitted in the residence halls.

The University is not financially responsible for personal possessions lost or stolen from student rooms or damaged in any way while residing in the University residence halls.

Musical Instruments
Musical instruments may be played during Courtesy Hours but not Quiet Hours. Each hall may have designated playing hours.

Posting and Advertising in the Residence Halls
All advertising and posting in the residence halls must be approved in advance and initialed by either the Residence Director/Residence Coordinator in that particular building or the assistant Vice President of Student Life. Items without a signed approval or located in an improper place will be removed. Individuals or the organization may be fined for failure to have the posting or advertisement approved, or for posting it in an improper location in the residence hall. (See separate topic in handbook for detailed instructions.) Residence Directors will determine designate posting areas.

Power Tools
Use of power tools (such as power saws, drills, etc.) is not permitted in the residence halls.

Reckless Activities
Activities that pose a threat of harm to residents or buildings are not permitted in the residence halls. These activities include, but are not limited to, roller blading, skating, skateboarding, scooters, bicycling, running, throwing or bouncing balls, tossing frisbees, water fights, and snowball fights. Activities in parking lots and other areas adjacent to residence halls that threaten safety or property are not permitted. Residents are not permitted to climb trees on University property.

Sales and solicitation are prohibited campus wide without written authorization from Student Life. All fund-raising must be approved through the Director of the J.C. Williams Center.

Security protects and serves the campus 24 hours a day. Security is available to escort residents across campus from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m. Residents are encouraged to:

  • Always lock residential rooms.
  • Never leave valuables unattended.
  • Notify Residence Hall staff or Security of suspicious behavior.

Students are not permitted to enter, exit, or talk through windows of residence halls. Tampering with window screens is prohibited Nothing may be thrown from windows of residence

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