Housing and Residence Life Rules and
The Housing and Residence Life Conduct System includes policies published in
the Housing Contract, Terms and Conditions, Resident Handbook, Student Handbook
and other official University publications.
Procedural Due Process for the
Residence Life Conduct System:
- The charged resident shall receive notification of the
charge(s), date, time, and place of hearing at least 48 hours prior to the
- Whether a resident is in violation of the standards
shall be based on information shared during the hearing, in addition to
any incident reports.
- Should the charged resident receive proper notice and
fail to appear at the hearing, the Hearing Administrator may proceed with
the hearing and take action based on the information available at the
hearing, and/or forward the case to Student Conduct, and/or place a hold
on the student's account.
- If, in the course of the hearing, it is determined that
the charged resident is responsible for violations connected with the same
incident other than those cited in the original charges, the Hearing
Administrator may issue disciplinary sanctions based on those findings.
- The charged resident will be given the opportunity to
respond to the information during the hearing.
- The charged resident shall receive written notification
of the decision of the hearing within two (2) weeks of hearing
- A resident may be accompanied by one advisor. The
advisor will not be permitted to participate directly in the hearing and
will be available only to respond to questions the resident may have.
- Deviations from these procedures shall not necessarily
invalidate a hearing or the decisions of a hearing.
Housing and Residence Life Hearings
All Housing and Residence Life hearings will follow requirements and
established procedures for the Department of Housing & Residence Life.
Failure to complete a Housing & Residence Life Conduct sanction(s) may
result in a hold being placed on your student account, and/or more severe
disciplinary action being taken, and/or immediate referral to Student Conduct.
Housing and Residence Life Conduct
Housing and Residence Life Conduct Records are retained by the Department of Housing
and Residence Life and will be shared with University Officials as needed. The
Housing and Residence Life staff reserves the right to forward any individual
and/or conduct incident to Student Conduct.
Housing & Residence Life Sanctions
In considering the facts and
circumstances of each case, the following sanctions, or combination of
sanctions (with or without appropriate modifications) may be imposed upon any
individual resident and/or groups or organizations found to have violated the
Housing & Residence Life Rules and Conduct Procedures:
- Written Warning - a written statement notifying
students that their behavior in residence halls was not in accordance with
community standards. Students may receive written warnings from
Housing and Residence Life without attending a formal hearing.
- Community Service Hours – assignment to complete tasks
under the supervision of a University department or outside agency.
- Educational activities – attendance at educational
programs, preparation of bulletin boards, reflective papers, interviews
with appropriate officials, planning and implementation of educational
programs, other educational activities, etc.
- Counseling assessment – referral for assessment at a
counseling center for alcohol/drug dependence, general mental health, or
other counseling issues.
- Visitation restrictions – limit or loss of visitation
- Housing & Residence Life Probation – a period of
time during which a resident is expected to demonstrate appropriate
changes in behavior. Any further violations of the Housing and Residence
Life Rules and Conduct Procedures may result in more serious sanctions
being imposed. Some of the restrictions that may be placed on the student
during the probation period include, but are not limited to: participation
in Residence Life activities, participation in leadership positions
(RA/RHA), entrance into residence halls, or contact with another specified
- Change in residence hall/apartment assignment.
- Exclusion (either temporary or permanent) from campus residence
is not a complete list of possible sanctions.
If a resident's Housing Contract is terminated as the result of disciplinary
action, the resident will remain fully responsible for rent due for signed
Residents may appeal Housing &
Residence Life decisions in accordance with the following provisions:
- A Resident is entitled to one appeal per incident.
- A Resident electing to appeal a Housing & Residence
Life Conduct decision must file a written appeal within five (5) business
days of being given notification of the decision of the original hearing.
Appeals must be submitted to the Director of Housing & Residence Life
or his/her designee.
- Only Appeals based on severity of sanctions, violations
of due process, (as explained in The Resident Handbook) and/or the
availability of new pertinent information will be considered. Written
Appeals must state specific grounds for the appeal.
Failure to complete a Housing &
Residence Life Conduct sanction(s) may result in a hold being placed on your
student account, and/or more severe disciplinary action being taken, and/or
immediate referral to Student Conduct.
Holds will not be lifted to accommodate schedule changes, etc. until the
appropriate action (sanction or scheduled appointment) has been completed