Community Standards Policy
Behavior that affects the peace and quiet of other residents, that interferes with the rights, responsibilities and/or duties of other persons, or that creates circumstances that could jeopardize person or property, is unacceptable and prohibited.
Guests and visitors are always welcome. Guests must abide by the policies and procedure of the University and of the Housing and Residence Education Department. Students who host a guest are responsible for his/her guest's behavior and to inform them of the policies and procedures. Visitors and non-resident students may be asked to leave the campus if behavior is inappropriate. A student may have guests of the same sex stay overnight (2 night max within a two-week period). The guest must observe the same hours and rules as their host.
All overnight guests must be registered with the GRD. Children, under the age of 12, are not permitted in the residence hall without the permission of the Director of Housing and Residence Education. Babysitting in the residence halls is prohibited.
To provide greater security, residence hall doors may remain located 24 hours a day. The main entrance of each hall must be used to exit or enter when each hall is secured. Each student is required to carry his/her University ID for access to authorized areas. Anyone entering or leaving a residence hall by any other means will be fined and subject to disciplinary action.
Flammable items, incense, and candles are not permitted in the residence halls. Grills must remain 50 feet from any building while in use. Also, gas grills/propane tanks may not be stored within 50 feet of any buidling.
It will be expected that the overall residence halls atmosphere be conducive to study and rest. Stereo, radio and television volumes are to be heard only in one's room. Conversational voice levels must be used, and recreational activities must take place in areas designed for that purpose. Excessive noise is prohibited at all times. In order to provide a study time for students to pursue their individual goals, quiet hours are in effect from 10:00 p.m. through 10:00 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, and midnight to 10:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. During these hours, a student must remain quiet enough to provide an atmosphere in which others may study and sleep. At all other times, courtesy hours are in effect, which means one is expected to be considerate of neighbors at all times. Inconsiderate behavior will be subject to judicial review.
Any decorating accessories that do not meet recognized safety standards are considered a risk of offensive according to the mission and/or affiliation of the University are prohibited. In addition, clothing that is deemed offensive or not congruent with the mission of the University is prohibited.
Animals, birds, or reptiles of any type are not allowed in the residence halls. Fish are allowed in rooms provided that the aquarium is less than 10 gallons.
The University is a tobacco-free campus and the use of any tobacco product is prohibited on campus.
In accordance with the "Home Use" law regarding the showing of copyrighted videotaped movies, video movies can be shown in the public areas of the residence halls only when specially licensed. Movies considered pornographic and not consistent with the University mission (not rated G, PG, PG-13, or R by the Motion Picture Association of America) may not be displayed/possessed on campus.
Refrigerator and Microwaves
Both refrigerators and microwaves are permitted in the residence halls. They are also permitted in individual rooms in the apartments. Refrigerators can be no more than 4.0 cubic feet.
The visitation program permits guests of the opposite sex to visit a student room during the designated time period only. Visitation is not permitted in the laundy rooms, stairwells, or restrooms. Apartments follow the same visitation policy as residence hall rooms.
Room Visitation Hours
Room Hours: Sunday-Thursday (11:00 a.m.-midnight); Friday and Saturday (11:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m.)
Lobby/Living Room Hours
Sunday-Thursday (11:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m.); Friday and Saturday (11:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m.)
Visitation hours are subject to change. Students may have guests in lobbies/lounges or living rooms in University Commons until 2:00 a.m.
- Guests who are non-students must carry a valid state ID prior to entering a residence hall. Parents are excluded from registration.
- Guests must wait in the lobby until the resident arrives to escort him/her to the room.
- A resident must escort his/her guest at all times while in the residence hall. This includes to the water fountain, etc.
- The guest must "sign-in" on the floor where he/she is visiting. The sign-in form is located on the RA's door. Guests must also sign-out upon departure.
- Students participating in visitation must keep their doors open/ajar at all times when a guest is present in the rom. An RA or GRD has the right to request a visitor to leave at any time if the guest is unruly or causing a disturbance in the residence hall.
- There is no bathroom facility for use of the opposite sex, therefore, the resident student will need to escort the guest to the building that contains appropriate facilities.
- A person visiting or socializing in the area where a violator is present is in violation of visitation regulations.
- Every student must be appropriately dressed with clothes you would wear in public, and guests should change or remove inappropriate clothing while visiting.
- Parents and siblings may visit their student at any time. A parent must accompany siblings when visiting during "non-visitation" hours or approved by the GRD. During non-visitation hours, parents need to notify the GRD of their intentions before going to the student's room.
- Exceptions must be approved in advance by your GRD
Persons of the opposite sex may visit in lobbies and/or lounges designated for such purposes between the hours of noon and 2:00 a.m., seven days a week.