Department of Housing and Residence Life – Standards of Residence 2014-2015

The Standards of Residence are expectations laid out for all student residents living in University housing at Northern Arizona University. By signing a housing contract with Housing and Residence Life, you have agreed to abide by these expectations. It is important that you are familiar with the policies contained in the Standards of Residence; you are encouraged to talk with your Resident Assistant or Residence Hall Director if you have any questions or concerns. 

The Standards of Residence supplement the NAU Student Code of Conduct, which fully outlines disciplinary infractions and possible outcomes resulting from these infractions. In the University housing system, discipline can be handled by Housing and Residence Life staff, or the designee of the Dean of Students. 

A student who violates any policies in the Standards of Residence or Code of Conduct may be accountable to civil and criminal authorities, as well as to the University. Disciplinary action at the University may proceed even while a criminal investigation is progress. 

All members of the University community are responsible for reviewing these policies. The wording and content of policies contained in this online publication supersede any printed versions. 

PERSONAL SAFETY AND WELLNESS 

1.0 Alcohol

1.1 Alcohol over 21: Residents and their guests of legal drinking age may possess or consume alcohol only in the presence of others of legal drinking age, including assigned roommates. Residents 21 or older may only possess, consume, or store alcohol and alcohol containers in individual residence rooms. 

1.2 Alcohol over 21 – Alcohol Storage: Residents 21 or older must store alcohol and alcohol containers outside of plain view and in their assigned portion of the room.

1.3 Alcohol over 21 – Alcohol-Related Disturbance: Consumption of alcohol by residents and their invited guests of legal drinking age shall not unduly interfere with the rights of others, nor disrupt the normal operation of the residence hall or apartment communities.

1.4 Alcohol – Common Source Container: The use or possession of common source containers (e.g., a keg) or devices to promote rapid alcohol consumption (e.g., a beer bong) is prohibited in University housing.

1.5 Alcohol to Minors: It is illegal for those of legal drinking age to provide alcohol to any person younger than 21 years of age.

1.6 Alcohol under 21 – In the Presence of Alcohol: Residents under the legal age of 21 are not permitted to possess, consume, be in the presence of alcohol, or possess alcohol beverage containers in University housing.

1.7 Alcohol Sales: The sale of alcoholic beverages on campus is prohibited.

2.0 Substance-Free Housing: Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Policies

The following halls are designated Substance-Free Housing: Allen Hall, Campbell Hall, Cowden Hall, Ernest Calderón Learning Community, Gabaldon Hall, McConnell Hall, Morton Hall, Mountain View Hall, Reilly Hall, Sechrist Hall, Taylor Hall, Tinsley Hall, and Wilson Hall.

2.1 Substance-Free Housing - Alcohol or Alcohol Containers: In Substance-Free buildings, residents and their guests are not permitted to possess or consume alcohol or possess alcohol containers, even if they are 21 or older. This includes decorative displays of empty containers.

2.2 Substance-Free Housing - In the Presence of Alcohol or Drugs: In Substance-Free buildings, residents and their guests are not permitted to knowingly be in the presence of alcohol or drugs anywhere in the building.

2.3 Substance-Free Housing – Tobacco: In Substance-Free buildings, the use of all tobacco products, including chewing tobacco, is prohibited.

3.0 Drugs and Tobacco

3.1 Marijuana and Other Drugs: The possession, presence, use, sale, manufacture, cultivation, or provision of any type of illegal drug (barbiturates, opiates, marijuana, amphetamines, hallucinogens, etc.), or aiding in the use of such are not permitted in University housing and are violations of the statutes of the State of Arizona.

3.2 Medical Marijuana: The use, possession, or cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes is prohibited in University housing. 

Although Arizona law permits the use of medical marijuana by those with an authentic prescription, state legislation and federal law prohibit the use, possession, or cultivation at educational institutions (like Northern Arizona University) who receive federal funding. For more information, please refer to the NAU Student Handbook: http://nau.edu/Student-Life/Student-Handbook/Medical-Marijuana/. 

3.3 Drug Paraphernalia: The possession of drug paraphernalia (e.g., bongs, grinders, pipes, vaporizers, rolling papers, etc.) is not permitted in University housing and is a violation of the statutes of the State of Arizona.

3.4 Controlled Substances: The misuse of controlled substances, including prescription drugs, by residents is prohibited. Controlled substances must be issued in the name of the resident and stored in resident’s assigned room when not in the resident’s immediate possession.

3.5 Smoke-Free Buildings: All NAU residential communities are smoke-free buildings; this includes but is not limited to the use of hookah, e-hookah, and e-cigarette devices. Smoking and the use of hookah, e-hookah, and e-cigarette devices are not permitted within 25 feet of any residential building.

4.0 Fire Safety

In the event of fire, sound the nearest fire alarm and contact Housing and Residence Life staff or police. Out of concern for residents’ safety, violation of any of the policies below may result in both criminal and disciplinary action.

4.1 False Alarm: A resident may not set off a fire alarm or use any fire-safety equipment, except with reasonable belief of the need for such alarm or equipment.

4.2 Tampering with Alarm: A resident may not tamper with, disable, or obstruct any fire-safety equipment, including smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and cases, fire sprinklers and associated plumbing, and fire hose connections. 

4.3 Intentional Misuse of Fire Equipment: Intentional misuse of any University fire alarm or firefighting/safety equipment is prohibited. Students who knowingly sound false alarms are subject to severe disciplinary action, such as eviction from housing, suspension, or expulsion from the university. 

4.4 Obstructing Fire Response: Intentionally delaying, obstructing, or resisting any University officer, including Housing and Residence Life staff or emergency personnel, in the performance or attempted performance of their duty is prohibited. 

4.5 Vacate on Alarm: A resident must promptly vacate any residential facility when a fire alarm is sounded. 

4.6 Arson: Purposely setting fire to University or private property is prohibited. 

4.7 Candles and Combustibles: Candles, kerosene lamps, incense, space heaters, or other similar items are not allowed in University housing. No flammable liquids of Class I or II and no combustible liquids of Class III will be stored or kept in University housing. These classifications of liquids include ether, alcohol, gasoline, kerosene and most cleaning solvents containing petroleum distillates. 

These limitations are not intended to include hairspray, rubbing alcohol, cosmetics and medicines when they are maintained in original containers. Please exercise caution when using flammable vapors or liquids, especially those in aerosol or pressurized cans.

5.0 Firearms and Weapons

5.1 Weapons and Explosives: Possession, use, or sale of any incendiary, explosive, or destructive device or any firearm on the University campus and within University housing is not permitted. At no time will live ammunition of any type be permitted in or on University premises. 

5.2 Handguns: Any and all types of pistols (including revolvers, automatics, derringers, etc.) and any and all types of air- or gas-operated guns (including paintball guns, airsoft guns and any object reasonably perceived to be a gun) are prohibited on campus and within University housing at all times. 

5.3 Discharging Weapons: The firing of any type of firearm, bow and arrow, slingshot, or any other weapon on campus is prohibited. 

5.4 Knives: Switchblade knives, bayonets, swords, hunting knives, knives with blades over five inches in length, and any object reasonably perceived to be a weapon are prohibited on campus and within University housing.

5.5 Storage of Weapons: Possession of a weapon used for instructional programs is not permitted within University housing. This regulation does not apply to law enforcement or University officials acting in performance of their duties.

5.6 Fireworks: A resident may not explode or possess fireworks on campus or in any campus buildings, including residential facilities.

5.7 Failure to Report Weapon: Residents must report to NAU Police and/or Housing and Residence Life personnel the presence of an unlawful weapon, explosive or incendiary device, when the presence of such weapon or device is known or reasonably suspected.

5.8 False Report of Weapon: Reporting the false presence of an unlawful weapon, explosive or incendiary device with the intent to mislead or deceive is prohibited.

5.9 Self-Protection Devices: Self-protection devices permitted on-campus are defined by the Student Code of Conduct. For more information, please refer to the Office of Student Life: http://nau.edu/Student-Life/Student-Conduct-Safety/. 

COMMUNITY SAFETY AND WELLNESS

6.0 Visitors and Guests

6.1 Visitors and Guests: Guests at any time are permitted only with the consent of the roommate(s). Guests are any person (including students) who are not currently assigned to the room and/or building in which they are present. 

6.2 Host Responsibility: The host is responsible for seeing that guest(s) follow all University and Housing and Residence Life regulations and procedures. Each resident is personally responsible for the conduct of their guest(s) while in University housing. 

6.3 The University reserves the right to request guests to leave at any time.

6.4 Length of Stay: Overnight guests are permitted for a maximum stay of 3 consecutive nights, with permission from roommate(s).

Residents are encouraged to discuss frequency of overnight guests in advance with their roommate(s), utilizing the Roommate Agreement form and Housing and Residence Life staff for support. Any agreement between roommates regarding guests must comply with the Housing and Residence Life policies.

6.5 Cohabitation: Cohabitation is prohibited. Cohabitation occurs when a person who is not assigned to a particular residence hall room or apartment uses that room or apartment as if they were living there. When a guest’s continual presence hinders other residents’ ability to study, sleep, and/or occupy their room, it will be considered a violation of this policy.

Examples of cohabitation may include, but are not limited to:Accessing the room or apartment while the assigned occupants are not present. 

  • Utilizing a key to enter a room or apartment to which one is not assigned
  • Storing clothing and other personal belongings in the room or apartment
  • Sleeping overnight in the room or apartment on a regular basis
  • Using the bathroom or shower facilities as if they lived in that room/apartment  

6.6 Access for Guests: Lending of any assigned keys or NAU ID card to guests is prohibited. Misuse or loss of University keys or card by guests is the responsibility of the host and could result in disciplinary action.

For more information about key usage, please refer to the Keys and Card Access policies. 

6.7 Guest Photo ID: All guests are required to possess photo ID and present such ID upon requests of Housing and Residence Life staff or other appropriate University officials acting in performance of their duties.

6.8 Guest Registration: Guest registration may be required at the front desk of the residence hall or apartment.

7.0 Disruptive Behavior

7.1 Noise: Excessive noise or behavior that disturbs others or endangers the personal safety of others within University housing is not permitted. Using, playing, or operating any sound-amplifying equipment that violates a standard of quiet conducive to study or sleep may result in removal of such instruments or other disciplinary action.

  • Minimum "quiet hours" are established from 10PM – 8AM, Sunday through Thursday, and 12AM – 8AM Friday and Saturday, unless otherwise designated by the residential community. Quiet hours will be modified to support University activities, such as reading week and finals week. 
  • All other hours are designated as “courtesy hours” and residents are expected to demonstrate consideration for their neighbors at all times. 

7.2 Window Ejection: Dropping, throwing, or in any manner permitting objects (e.g., balls, laser lights, snowballs, etc.) to be projected into or out of residential facilities is prohibited.  

7.3 Sports in the Building: Objects such as Frisbees, balls, water, etc., must not be thrown in the hallway, in individual resident rooms, or in public areas.

7.4 Bicycles and Skateboards: The use of skateboards, roller blades, roller skates, or scooters in any residential building is prohibited. The riding of bicycles within University housing is not permitted. 

7.5 Gambling: A resident may not engage in gambling in University housing. “Gambling” refers to participating in games of chance when real money or units representing real money (e.g., poker chips) are at risk. Games of chance where real money is not at risk are allowed.

7.6 Violation of State or Federal Law: Any behaviors or actions prohibited by state or federal law are prohibited in University housing.

8.0 Failure to Comply

8.1 Compliance: A resident must comply with directions issued by University officials, including Housing and Residence Life staff members, acting in performance of their regular or delegated duties.

8.2 False Information: A resident may not furnish false or misleading information to University officials, including Housing and Residence Life personnel, or on University records, nor alter or tamper with such records.

8.3 Resident ID: Residents must show their ID card upon request to Housing and Residence Life staff members and other appropriate University officials acting in performance of their duties in enforcing University rules and regulations.

8.4  A resident can only be sanctioned once for a given violation of the published rules. However, repeated violations can result in more severe disciplinary action.

8.5 Violation of Sanctions: Violating the terms of any disciplinary sanction imposed for an earlier violation may result in further disciplinary action, including removal from University housing, while remaining liable for the remaining academic year Housing charges.

8.6 Occupancy: Residents may not prevent an assignment to their room, either because their belongings are not on their part of the room or because they discourage or turn away a possible roommate. Residents are permitted to occupy only one assignable space within their living area unless they have been authorized to occupy additional space. 

Violation of this policy may result in a charge for a single room being applied to their account. The charge will be assessed from the last date the room was fully assigned.

9.0 Personal and Community Safety

9.1 Endangering Personal Safety: Behavior that endangers or disturbs others' or one's own personal safety within University housing is prohibited. This includes acts perceived as “pranks” against members of the residential community.

9.2 Sexual Misconduct: Sexual offenses including but not limited to contact, intrusion, or penetration without consent, public sexual indecency and indecent exposure are prohibited.

9.3 Harassment or Retaliation: Harassment or retaliation, including threatened physical injury of any person in the University community, is not permitted within University housing through any medium (electronic, print, text messaging, social media outlets, etc.). 

Retaliation of any kind taken against an individual for reporting a violation of the Standards of Residence or Code of Conduct or for cooperating in the investigation of that allegation is strictly prohibited. 

9.4 Hazing: Hazing by any group or individual within the residential community on the campus is strictly prohibited. “Hazing” refers to any action taken or situation created to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule to another person or group of people.

9.5 Self-Harm: Actual or implied intent to commit harm to self, through any medium, is not permitted.

9.6 Entry, Occupation, Seizure or Detention: Entry, occupation, seizure, or detention of a residential facility for a use which is inconsistent with the customary use of the facility is prohibited.

10.0 Animals

10.1 Pets: Pets are not permitted in University housing, either on a temporary or permanent basis. An exception can be made for:

  • Fish in reasonable numbers and in appropriate containers (20 gallons maximum)
  • Service animals as defined by law
  • Assistance animals if determined by the university to be a reasonable accommodation for an individual with a disability

10.2 Assistance Animals: Assistance animals must be approved by the university before bringing them into University housing. Students seeking permission to have an assistance animal (that is not also a service animal) in their residence are required to register with Disability Resources and follow the standard accommodation process. 

For more information, please refer to Disability Resources: http://nau.edu/Health-Services/Disability-Resources/Forms-and-Policies/ 

10.3 Animal Research: Animals being utilized for academic research are not allowed in University housing.

FACILITY SAFETY AND SECURITY

11.0 Building Security and Access

11.1 Door Propping: The placement of any object in, near or around the exterior door of a building in an effort to prevent the door from closing, or being able to close or lock the door upon closing, is prohibited.

11.2 Tailgating: Tailgating to gain entry to any residential facility is prohibited. Tailgating is also prohibited for a normally-authorized person who has forgotten or lost their NAU ID card. 

The term “tailgating” is used to describe the situation where one or more people follow an authorized person through an access-controlled door when the authorized person opens the door legitimately. This can be done either with or without the authorized person’s knowledge and/or consent. 

Residents who have lost or forgotten their NAU ID card should use the campus phones located near the main entrances of halls/apartments for access to the building. If needed, residents may request a temporary access card through their Residence Hall Director. The Jacks Card Office will assist residents in permanently replacing lost ID cards.

11.3 Building Access Responsibility: Residents who provide an unauthorized individual or group access to a residential facility are responsible for the actions of those individuals and can be held responsible for damages and conduct violations attributed to the unauthorized individuals. This includes unauthorized individuals who gain access as a result of tailgating or the use of a propped or compromised door.

11.4 Door Tampering: Tampering with, disabling, obstructing, vandalizing, or interfering with the normal functioning of any portion of a security monitoring system or monitored door, including but not limited to door alarms, cameras, or card readers, is prohibited.

11.5 Building Access Permission: Individuals authorized to enter residential facilities are limited to:

  • Currently contracted residents assigned to rooms or apartments within the facility
  • Authorized faculty or staff acting within the scope of their role and the immediate performance of their duties
  • The escorted guests of authorized residents

Non-contracted students may be granted permission to access residential facilities for a specific purpose, but this permission may be revoked at any time by Housing and Residence Life.

12.0 Keys and Access Cards

12.1 Unauthorized Keys: Unauthorized possession or use of a key or access card to any door in a residential facility is strictly prohibited.

Residents may not lend their room keys or access cards to guests. Please refer to the Visitors and Guests section for more information. 

12.2 Key Duplication: Residents may not duplicate, or cause to be duplicated, a key or access card to any door in University housing. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of University policy and may also violate Arizona state law. 

12.3 Key Responsibility: Residents are responsible for all assigned keys and access cards, and are responsible for any charges necessary to replace lost or damaged keys or cards. Residents can be charged a lockout fee and/or face conduct action for repeated lockouts requiring staff assistance.

13.0 Facility and Property Use

13.1 Theft: Attempted or actual theft or misappropriation of University property or the property of any person on the University campus is prohibited.

13.2 Damage or Vandalism: Intentional damage to, vandalism of, or destruction of University property or the property of any person on the University campus is prohibited.  

  • Residents will be individually responsible for damages they cause to residence hall property. Charges for damages will be based on repair or replacement costs to restore the room or building to approximate original condition.
  • In public or semi-public areas of University housing, damages occurring are charged to groups or individuals when the responsibility is established.
  • Residents will also be responsible for any damages caused by their guests.

13.3 Trash: All trash and debris must be placed in University dumpsters adjacent to the residential facility. 

13.4 Screens: Screens on windows in University housing are not to be opened or removed. Residents will be charged for repair and/or replacement of removed screens.

13.5 Roof or Ledge Access: Residents are not permitted on the roof or exterior ledge of any University building for any unauthorized purpose. 

13.6 Waterbeds: Waterbeds and other water furnishings are prohibited in University housing for maintenance and housekeeping reasons. Excessive weight and potential water damage may cause harm to the structure of the building.

13.7 Decorations: Residents are financially responsible for all damages or loss in designated rooms. Residents may decorate their residence hall rooms with posters and other similar decorations as long as they do not cause damage to or permanently alter the room. No decorations may be affixed, in any way, to the ceiling. 

Placing signs in windows and on the exterior of room doors in University housing is considered a resident's privilege. Some room displays in public view may constitute a violation of University policies, including but not limited to those regarding racial or sexual harassment. Please remember that while your rights of expression will be protected, you are asked to exercise that right responsibly.

13.8 Telephones: Campus telephone lines are for local calls only. Long-distance calls may be placed only as collect or credit card calls through available long-distance services. The placing of long-distance telephone calls from any University telephone and charging of calls to that or other University telephones without proper authority is prohibited. A resident may not accept collect calls.

13.9 Tampering with Devices: Tampering with any telephone, computer, or data transmission line or device is prohibited. Unauthorized interception or use of data transmitted over residential wireless networks is also prohibited.

13.10 Restricted Areas: Certain restricted areas exist within University housing. Residents are not allowed in such areas, which include but are not limited to any place that is officially closed, restricted to designated people, or any place where the safety and welfare of the resident is endangered. 

Examples of restricted areas could include a designated construction zone or a staff-only office.

14.0 Furniture

14.1 Transfer of Furniture: University furniture may not be transferred from one room to another or exchanged between rooms, nor removed or stored elsewhere in the building or off-campus.

14.2 Public Area Furniture: University furniture placed in public or semi-public areas is for the comfort and use of all residents. Such furniture must remain in the area designated for it and must not be moved into residents’ rooms. 

Discovery of such furniture in residents’ rooms can be considered theft and may result in a recovery fee of $25, in addition to disciplinary action.

14.3 Room Furniture Agreement: Residents may arrange furniture that is not permanently affixed in any reasonable manner, as long as damage does not occur. For safety and damage reasons, all supporting pieces of the bed-frame must remain in direct contact with the floor. 

14.4 Bed Lofts: Only lofts provided by Housing and Residence Life are permitted in University housing.

15.0 Appliances

15.1 Permitted Appliances: The only permitted cooking appliances in residence halls, with the exception of apartment-style units, are listed below and are to be used only for their intended purposes:

  • Blenders (not food processors)
  • Microwaves up to 700 watts
  • Electric popcorn poppers
  • Coffee makers
  • Rice cookers
  • Water warmers

15.2 Abuse of Appliances: Abuse of allowed appliances with respect to sanitation, odor, or safety may result in loss of the privilege. 

15.3 Other Appliances: Other types of cooking appliances (electric woks, George Foreman grills, etc.) with open heating elements or exposed coils may only be used and cleaned in community or apartment kitchens.

15.4 Grills: The use of private grills is not permitted in or around residential facilities. Grills are provided in designated areas for resident use and may not be moved. At no time can a lit grill be left unattended. Residents are responsible for disposing of all ash, trash, and food debris into approved containers.

15.5 Major Appliances: Washers, dryers, air conditioners, dishwashers or other major appliances are not permitted in any room or apartment, unless provided or approved by the University.

15.6 Halogen Lamps: Halogen lamps are not permitted in University housing, as the heat emitted from halogen bulbs creates a fire hazard.

15.7 Router Devices: Any machine or device (e.g., personal routers, wireless printers, mobile hotspots, etc.) that disrupts the normal operation of the NAU campus network, and any machine with inadequate security that leaves the NAU network vulnerable is prohibited.

For more information, please refer to the NAU Network Acceptable Use policy: http://nau.edu/ITS/Policies/NetworkUseStudentsPolicy/

16.0 Sales and Solicitation

16.1 Sales: No soliciting is permitted on campus or within University housing by an off-campus salesperson. A resident may invite a salesperson to visit them; all guest policies apply. 

16.2 Door-to-Door Sales: No door-to-door sales and/or solicitation (such solicitation includes campaigning) is permitted without formal approval from Housing and Residence Life.

16.3 Hall Canvassing: On- and off-campus groups may not canvass or solicit funds, sales, membership, subscription, or distribution of literature without special written permission from Housing and Residence Life.

16.4 Publicity Approval: Announcements and publicity items for any public area in University housing must be submitted to the Residence Hall Director or their designee for approval prior to posting. Distribution to more than one hall or apartment complex must be approved by Housing and Residence Life. 

16.5 Fund-Raising: Fund-raising events by approved residential organizations must obtain advance permission through Housing and Residence Life.

16.6 Vendor Approval: No group or individual may act as a vendor, sales agent, or in any way establish a business enterprise in University housing which interferes with the normal use of the facility or is not congruent with the educational purpose of the University.

South Village Policies

South Village is a community serving multiple types of NAU students, including upper-division, graduate, international and those with families. In an effort to provide an environment that encourages a variety of lifestyles to be expressed and yet still maintain the facilities and foster a sense of community, certain policies have been established. By choosing to live in University housing facilities, residents and all household members and/or guests agree to abide by all policies while residing in our community:  South Village Policies, Standards of Residence, and Student Code of Conduct. 

The South Village Policies are designed to clarify how existing University housing policies are applied to special communities and to explain policies that have been created specifically for communities which include children. However, please note that each NAU resident and their guests/family members are also responsible for the policies listed above. Please see a staff member in your complex if you have any questions.

1.0 Smoking [See also: Standards of Residence – Drugs and Tobacco: 3.5]
 1. All apartment units are non-smoking. Smoking and the use of hookah, e-hookah, and e-cigarette devices are not permitted within 25 feet of any residence hall, playground, balconies, picnic tables, or in any public areas (laundry rooms, community rooms, lounges, etc.).
2.0 Guests [See also, Standards of Residence – Visitors and Guests: 6.1 – 6.8]

1. All guests, at any time, are permitted only with the consent of the roommate(s). Guests are any person (including students) who are not currently assigned to the room or building in which they are present. 

2. Residents with families: Guests will be allowed to visit for up to one week. If a period longer than one week is necessary, a written request must be submitted to the RHD prior to the visit for approval. 

3. Single residents: Overnight guests are permitted for a maximum stay of 3 nights. Overnight guests are permitted to stay only if co-tenants have mutually agreed in advance of the visit.

3.0 Child Supervision

1. Parents are responsible for the behavior and supervision of their children at all times. If children 8 years old and under are found without proper adult supervision, staff will attempt to locate the parent or caregiver. The parent or caregiver should be prepared to show identification. If the parent or caregiver cannot be located, NAUPD will be contacted. The NAUPD will determine if Child Protective Services (CPS) need to be contacted.

2. Children 8 years old and under are to have direct, immediate supervision at all times, including on the playground. While children 9-12 years old may not require direct supervision, they must have a parent or a responsible caregiver present in the complex.

3. Children under 12 years of age are not permitted to provide direct supervision for children less than 6 years of age.

4.0 Grills
1. Barbecues/flammable liquids – Personal grill use by South Village residents is a privilege. Grills not registered and tagged will be removed. Grill tags are available in the South Village Community Center.
5.0 Community Safety

1. Residents are responsible for the upkeep and condition of the area directly in front of their apartments. These areas are not to be used as storage areas for extra furniture, automobile parts, camper shells, boats, etc. Areas should be kept clean, uncluttered, and weeded. 

2. Residents are liable for accidents involving improperly stored toys, equipment and personal items.

3. In first floor areas, sidewalks may not be blocked by bikes, toys, lawn furniture, etc.

4. Storage on balconies cannot impact the width of egress –or exit pathway required by state fire code (which is 36” wide measured from the railing back toward the wall). Any items on the balconies or walkways that infringe on this space will not be allowed. Any items that do not infringe on this space must be 36”or higher or they are a trip hazard.