600.00 Use of Residence Halls and Family Housing Facilities

Adopted June 1994, Revised October 2001, scheduled review October 2004, Revised July 2008.

 
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  • 610.00 Purpose of Residence Halls
  • 620.00 Use of the Residence Halls by Non-Affiliated Groups
  • 630.00 Use of Common Rooms in Residence Halls
  • 640.00 Fund-Raising Activities in Residence Halls
  • 650.00 Sales, Sales Promotion and Commercial Activity in University Housing
 

610.00 Purpose of Residence Halls

The University has established residence halls (including Family and Graduate Housing apartments) in an effort to provide campus living arrangements that are conducive to the academic and personal development of students. Residential areas are private and are managed by University staff to ensure protection of the rights of students to study, sleep, and function as a part of a living-learning community. This community of students is subject to policies that are in keeping with the mission of the University, including policies for reasonable limits on levels of noise, visits by guests, and commercial activities.

620.00 Use of the Residence Halls by Non-Affiliated

Non-affiliated groups may be authorized to use the residence halls for a fee during periods when they are not occupied by students. The terms and conditions of the use will be set forth in a written agreement authorizing the use.

630.00 Use of Common Rooms in Residence Halls

  1. Common rooms in residence halls, including community rooms, lounges and recreation rooms are available primarily for hall-sponsored activities and informal use by individual students. The Residence Life Director or designee may authorize the occasional private use of common rooms by hall residents for small gatherings such as showers and parties.
  2. Common rooms of Residence Halls may not be used by non-affiliated groups when the Residence Halls are occupied by students.

640.00 Fund-Raising Activities in Residence Halls

Affiliated groups may conduct fund-raising activities for their group in the residence halls under the following conditions.

  1. Written permission must be obtained from the Residence Life Office.
  2. The activity may be conducted only within the lobby, lounges, or other common areas of the residential facilities designated by the Director of Residence Life, and only during those times designated by the Director. No door to door solicitation is allowed.
  3. Any such activity must comply fully with all applicable laws, regulations, ordinances and University policies.
  4. The group must agree to be responsible for any damage to University property resulting from the fund-raising activity, and for cleanup of the facility at the conclusion of the event.

650.00 Sales, Sales Promotion and Commercial Activity in University Housing

  1. No individual or group, affiliated or non-affiliated, may make door-to-door commercial solicitations in the residence halls (including apartments and suite-type facilities).
  2. Commercial transactions, commercial presentations, and the making of sales agreements that are legal and otherwise comply with all applicable laws, may take place in a student's private room or apartment under the following conditions:
    1. Sales persons and any other guests must be invited to the room for a commercial transaction in advance by the student occupant of the room. All roommates must consent to such an invitation.
    2. Students may use their private rooms for infrequent commercial transactions, but they may not schedule such transactions on a regular or continuous basis. University policy prohibits an individual student from operating a continuing business from his or her private room.
    3. A student inviting non-resident guests to his or her room for a commercial transaction assumes responsibility for the actions of his or her guests while they are present in the residence hall.
    4. The number of guests in a student's room for a commercial transaction may not exceed maximum room occupancy limits. Students may not use the common areas of the residence halls for such commercial transactions.
    5. No door-to-door solicitation, either to obtain guests for a commercial solicitation being held in a student's room or to consummate sales following the solicitation, is allowed.

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