Standards of Residence
Residence Hall Conduct Handbook
A. INTRODUCTION TO NAU CONDUCT SYSTEM
The basic philosophy of University discipline is one of
education. It focuses on the growth and development of residents'
potentialities through the encouragement of self-discipline and responsibility
by fostering respect for the rights and privileges of others.
Policies, rules, and regulations have been established
for residence halls to help in maintaining an optimal living environment for
residents. These are published both in the Code of Conduct and this document.
Also, individual halls and areas may establish regulations or policies specific
to their situation, within the constraints of the Residence Hall Contract.
You are responsible for becoming familiar with all of
these published statements and for considering them as you function within the
residence hall community. As a member of this community, you also have the
right and personal responsibility to question others when you are aware that
they are not adhering to such regulations.
Failure to adhere to these policies can endanger your
safety and the safety of others in the University community. Further,
violations of these policies may be infringing upon the rights of others.
The Code of Conduct fully outlines disciplinary infractions
and possible sanctions resulting from these infractions. In the residence
hall system, discipline can be handled by the residence hall staff, or the
designee of the Dean of Students. Sanctions range from an admonition of conduct
to recommended dismissal from the University.
Violators may be accountable to both civil and criminal
authorities and to the University for acts of misconduct which constitute
violations of this Code. Disciplinary action at the University may proceed
during the pendency of other proceedings at the discretion of University
officials. Sanctions may be imposed for acts of misconduct.
It is necessary that you be familiar with the information
in this document and the Code of Conduct, as well as other published materials
of the University, to thoroughly understand your rights and responsibilities
within the residence hall community as a whole. Other published rules include:
1. Family Housing Contractual Obligations and Policies
2. Residence Hall and Meal Plan Contractual Conditions
3. StudentCode of Conduct
4. Safe Working and Learning
5. NAU NetworkAcceptable Use Policy
All members of the University Community are responsible
for reviewing these policies. Provisions contained in online publications
supersede existing printed publications.
B. STANDARDS OF RESIDENCE
Preamble: Northern Arizona University acknowledges the use of alcohol by
residents of legal age as a personal choice. The University is committed to
maintaining an environment conducive to intellectual and personal development
of residents and to the safety and welfare of all members of the University
community. This includes expecting and encouraging responsible drinking
behaviors by those individuals who are of legal age and who consume alcoholic
beverages and respecting the rights of those individuals who otherwise choose
not to use alcohol. The University will continue to sponsor and support
educational programs related to alcohol awareness and prevention, as well as
support alternative, alcohol-free activities for residents.
1. Residents under the legal age of 21 are not permitted
to possess or consume alcohol, or possess alcohol beverage containers, in University
2. On-campus possession of alcoholic beverages of those
of legal age, twenty-one, will be allowed only in residence hall rooms of those
who are of legal age.
a) The use/possession of kegs or
"party bowls" in private living quarters within the residence halls or
other campus living units is prohibited (a keg is defined as a barrel or large
receptacle to contain alcoholic beverages).
b) Consumption of alcoholic beverages in areas other than the above is
3. Personal consumption of alcoholic beverages by
residents of legal drinking age or their invited guests (also of legal drinking
age), in private living quarters in the residence halls or other campus living
units, shall not unduly interfere with the rights of others, nor cause the
normal operation of the residence halls or campus living unit to be disrupted.
4. The sale of alcoholic beverages on campus is
5. It is illegal for those of legal drinking age to
provide alcohol to any person under 21 years of age.
6. The use or possession of alcoholic beverages or
alcohol beverage containers in Substance-Free buildings is prohibited. This
includes decorative displays of empty containers. The following halls are
Substance Free: Allen Hall, Aspen Crossing, Cowden Learning Community, McConnell
Hall, Mt. View Hall, Reilly Hall, Sechrist Hall, Tinsley Hall, and Wilson Hall.
7. In Substance-Free buildings, residents are not
permitted to knowingly be in the presence of alcohol or drugs anywhere in the
residence hall. The following halls are Substance Free: Allen Hall, Aspen
Crossing, Cowden Learning Community, McConnell Hall, Mt. View Hall, Reilly
Hall, Sechrist Hall, Tinsley Hall, and Wilson Hall.
The University only allows cooking in rooms equipped with
kitchens for health, safety and sanitation reasons. Other halls were not
designed to handle the electrical loads, venting and sewage problems associated
1. The only permitted cooking appliances in residence
halls, with the exception of apartment-style units, are blenders (not food
processors), microwaves (up to 700 watts), electric popcorn poppers, coffee
makers & water warmers. These are to be used only for their intended
2. Abuse of allowed appliances with respect to
sanitation, odor, or safety, may result in loss of the privilege.
3. The use of other types of cooking appliances (electric woks, George Forman
grills [sic], etc…) are not permitted in resident rooms. These appliances
may only be used and cleaned in community or apartment kitchens.
4. The use of private grills is not permitted in or
around the residence halls. Grills are provided in designated areas for
resident use and at no time can a grill be left unattended. Residents are
responsible for disposing of all ash, trash, and food debris into approved
5. Washers, dryers, dishwashers or other major appliances
are not permitted in any room or apartment, unless appliances are provided by
6. Halogen lamps are not permitted in residence halls.
7.Any machine or device
(i.e. personal routers or similar devices) that disrupts the normal operation
of the NAU campus network, and any machine with inadequate security that leaves
the NAU network vulnerable are prohibited.
1.03 Drugs and Tobacco
1. The possession, use, sale, manufacture/cultivation or
provision of any type of illegal drug (Barbiturates, opiates, marijuana,
(including medical marijuana, amphetamines, hallucinogens, etc.), possession of
paraphernalia, or aiding in the use of such are not permitted in residence
halls and are violations of the statutes of the State of Arizona.
Arizona state law permits the use of medical marijuana, i.e., use by persons
possessing lawfully issued medical marijuana cards, federal laws and Arizona State
legislation prohibit marijuana use, possession and/or cultivation at
educational institutions and on the premises of other recipients of federal
funds. The use, possession or cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes is
therefore not allowed in any Northern Arizona University housing property or
any other Northern Arizona University property; nor is it allowed at any
University-sponsored event or activity; supported by the State of Arizona Law.
3. The misuse of controlled substances by residents is prohibited.
Controlled substances must be issued in the name of the resident and stored in
resident’s assigned room.
4. All NAU residence halls are smoke-free buildings. The
use of all tobacco products, including chewing tobacco, is prohibited in all
5. Smoking is not permitted within 25 feet of any
1.04 Fire Alarms, Drills, and Emergency Equipment
In the event of fire, sound the nearest fire alarm and contact the hall staff
1. 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
2. A resident may not tamper with, disable, or obstruct
any fire-safety equipment, including (but not limited to), smoke detectors,
fire extinguishers and cases, fire sprinklers and associated plumbing, or fire
3. Intentional misuse of any University fire alarm or
fire fighting or safety equipment is prohibited. Persons who knowingly sound
false alarms are subject to severe disciplinary action potentially resulting in
separation from the institution. Criminal action may also be sought.
4. Intentionally delaying, obstructing, or resisting any
University officer, including residence hall staff or fire person in the
performance or attempted performance of their duty is prohibited. Criminal
action may also be sought for such actions.
5. A resident must promptly vacate any residence hall
when a fire alarm is sounded. Criminal action may also be sought for failure to
6. Purposely setting fire to University or private
property is prohibited. Persons who commit arson are subject to severe
disciplinary and criminal action.
1.05 Firearms and Weapons
1. Possession, use, or sale of any incendiary, explosive, or destructive device
or any firearm on the University campus and within the residence halls is not
permitted. At no time will live ammunition of any type be permitted in or
on University premises.
2. Any and all types of pistols (including revolvers,
automatics, derringers, etc.) and any and all types of air or gas-operated guns
(including paint ball guns, air soft guns and any object reasonably perceived
to be a gun) are prohibited on campus and within the residence halls at all
3. The firing of any type of firearm, bow and arrow,
slingshot, or any other weapon on campus is prohibited.
4. 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 the residence
halls at any time.
5. Possession of a weapon used for instructional programs
is not permitted within the residence halls. This regulation does not apply to
law enforcement officials acting in performance of their duties or to regular
equipment used in the University’s maintenance or instructional programs.
6. A resident may not explode or possess fireworks on
campus or in any campus buildings including residence halls.
7. Failure to report to campus security/NAUPD and
residence hall personnel the presence of an unlawful weapon, explosive or
incendiary device, when the presence of such weapon or device is known or
reasonably suspected, is a violation of the rules and regulations of the
8. Reporting the false presence of an unlawful weapon,
explosive or incendiary device with the intent to mislead or deceive is
9. Self-protection devices permitted on-campus are
defined by the Student Code of Conduct.
1. Furniture may not be transferred from one room to
another or exchanged between rooms. Room furniture may not be removed or stored
elsewhere in the building or off-campus.
2. Furniture placed in public or semi-public areas of the
residence halls 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 will result in a recovery fee of $25, and may result in disciplinary
3. 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 members of the bed-frame
must remain in direct contact with the floor.
4. Lofts of any kind, unless provided by the University,
are prohibited within the residence halls.
1.07 Guest Policy
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. The host or hostess is responsible for seeing that his
or her guest(s) follow all University and residence hall regulations and
procedures. Each resident is personally responsible for the conduct of their
guest while in the residence halls.
3. The University reserves the right to request guests to
leave at any time.
4. Overnight guests are permitted for a maximum stay of 3
a) Cohabitation is prohibited.
Cohabitation exists when a person who is not assigned to a particular residence
hall room or apartment uses that room or apartment as if he or she were living
- Examples of this 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, keeping clothing and other personal
belongings in the residence hall or apartment, sleeping overnight in the
room/apartment on a regular basis, and using the bathroom and shower facilities
as if they lived in that room/apartment. When a guest’s continual presence
hinders a roommate’s ability to study, sleep, and/or occupy their room, this
will be considered a violation of this policy as well.
b) The invitation
of overnight guests should conform to expectations outlined in any Roommate
Agreement currently in place.
5. 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/hostess and could result in disciplinary action.
6. All guests are required to possess photo ID and
present such ID upon requests of residence hall staff or other appropriate
University officials acting in performance of their duties.
7. Guest registration may be required at the Residence
Hall front desk.
1. Unauthorized possession or use of a key or access card
to any door in a residence hall is strictly prohibited.
2. It is a violation of Arizona State Statutes and
University regulations to duplicate, or cause to be duplicated, a key or access
card to any door in a residence hall.
3. 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.
1. Pets are not permitted in residence halls, 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, and assistance animals if determined by the university to be a
reasonable accommodation for an individual with a disability. Animals
being utilized for academic research are not allowed in residence halls.
1.10 Sales and Solicitation
1. No soliciting is permitted on campus or within the
residence halls by an off-campus salesperson. A resident may invite a
salesperson to visit him/her. Any person wishing this privilege of being
invited to deal with groups or individuals must receive permission from the
Office of Housing and Residence Life. It may be necessary, on occasion, to do a
credit review and a charge will be made for this action.
2. Unless special written permission has been requested
and obtained from the Office of Housing and Residence Life for both on and off
campus groups, canvassing or solicitation of funds, sales, membership,
subscription, or distribution of literature in residence halls is prohibited.
Residence Hall Councils will determine time, place, and manner of approved
solicitations within their respective residence hall.
3. In the case of fund-raising events by approved
residence hall organizations, permission may be obtained through the Office of Housing
and Residence Life.
4. Announcements and publicity items for any residence
hall public area must be submitted to the Residence Hall Director or their
designee for approval prior to posting. Distribution to more than one residence
hall must be approved by the Office of Housing and Residence Life.
5. No group or individual may act as a vendor, sales
agent, or in any way establish a business enterprise in University residence
halls which interferes with the normal use of the facility or is not congruent
with the educational purpose of the University.
6. No door-to-door sales and/or solicitation (such
solicitation includes campaigning) is permitted without formal approval as
indicated in 1.10(1) and (2).
2. Personal Responsibility
2.01 A resident may not engage in gambling on campus.
2.02 Excessive noise or behavior that disturbs
others or endangers the personal safety of others within the jurisdiction of
the residence halls is not permitted. Using, playing, or operating any
sound-amplifying equipment that violates a standard of quiet conducive to study
or sleep may constitute adequate reason for requiring removal of such
instruments or other disciplinary action. Minimum University "quiet
hours" are established from 10 p.m. - 8 a.m., Sunday through Thursday and
12 a.m. - 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday, unless otherwise designated by the hall
community. All other hours are designated as “courtesy hours” and residents are
expected to demonstrate consideration for their neighbors at all times. Quiet
hours will be modified to support University activities, such as reading and
2.03 Waterbeds and other water furnishings are
prohibited in residence halls for maintenance and housekeeping reasons.
Excessive weight & potential water damage may cause harm to the structure
of the building.
2.04 Damaging or tampering with any vending machine,
washer and dryer, or other University-provided appliances is prohibited.
2.05 Throwing of snowballs into or at any residence
hall building is prohibited.
2.06 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 the room (nails, hooks, screws, etc. are not permitted). No
decorations may be affixed, in any way, to the ceiling. Placing signs in
windows and on the exterior of room doors in University residence halls is
considered a resident's privilege. As with any privilege, certain
responsibilities are inherent. Consequently, each resident who chooses to
express their creativity, via their window or door assumes the responsibility
for balancing their personal tastes with the image of the total community.
Controversial or antagonistic materials may draw personal confrontations from
others within the community who may be offended by the content.
The following recommendation is offered to residents who
choose to place signs or decorations on their windows/doors. Signs, posters
and/or decorations should be appropriate for public viewing and in keeping with
2.07 Screens on residence hall windows are not to be
opened or removed. Residents will be charged for repair and/or replacement of
2.08 Campus telephones 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
2.09 Tampering with, any telephone, computer, or
data transmission line or device is prohibited. Unauthorized interception
and/or use of data transmitted over residential wireless networks, is also
2.10 A resident must comply with directions issued by
University officials, including residence hall staff members, acting in
performance of their regular or delegated duties.
2.11 Certain restricted areas exist within the
residence halls. Residents are not allowed in such areas, which include, but
are not limited to, any place that is officially closed, restricted only to
designated people, or any place where the safety and welfare of the resident is
2.12 A resident may not furnish false or misleading
information to University officials, including residence hall personnel, or on
University records, nor shall s/he alter or tamper with such records.
2.13 Attempted or actual theft or misappropriation of any
University property or theft, misappropriation or intentional damage to,
vandalism of, or destruction of the property of any resident or any person on
the University campus is prohibited.
2.14 Residents must show their ID card upon request to
residence hall staff members and other appropriate University officials acting
in performance of their duties in enforcing University rules and regulations.
2.15 A resident can only be sanctioned once for a given
violation of the published rules. However, repetition of misconduct can result
in more severe disciplinary action.
2.16 All trash and debris must be placed in
University dumpsters adjacent to the residence hall.
2.17 Violating the terms of any disciplinary
sanction imposed for an earlier violation may result in removal from University
housing, while remaining liable for the remaining academic year housing
2.18 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 1 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.
2.19 Any behaviors or actions prohibited by state or
federal law are prohibited in the residence halls.
3. Personal Safety
3.01 Behavior that endangers and/or disturbs others' or
one's own personal safety within the jurisdiction of residence halls is
3.02 Sexual offenses including (but not limited to)
contact/intrusion/penetration without consent, public sexual indecency and
indecent exposure are prohibited.
3.03 Any action taken by residents that has the potential
to cause harm, injury or damage to another resident, their room or their
possessions may be subject to disciplinary action. This includes acts
perceived as “pranks” against members of the residential community.
3.04 Harassment, including threatened physical
injury of any person in the University community, is not permitted within the
residence hall through any medium (electronic, print, text messaging, etc.).
3.05 Actual, or implied intent-to-commit, harm-to-self,
through any medium, is not permitted.
3.06 Dropping, throwing, or in any manner permitting
objects, either liquid or solid, to be ejected into or out of windows of
residence halls is prohibited. Residents of the room are responsible for
objects ejected from the window.
3.07 Candles, kerosene lamps, incense, space heaters, or
other similar items are not allowed in residence halls. No flammable liquids of
Class I or II and no combustible liquids of Class III
will be stored or kept in residence halls. These classifications of liquids
include ether, alcohol, gasoline, kerosene and most cleaning solvents
containing petroleum distillates. These limitations are not intended to
preclude the possession of hair spray, rubbing alcohol, cigarette lighter
fluid, cosmetics and medicines when they are maintained in original
containers. Nevertheless, caution must be exercised in the use of any
flammable vapors or liquids, especially those contained in aerosol or
3.08 Objects such as frisbees, balls, water, etc.,
must not be thrown in the hallway, in individual resident rooms, or in public
3.09 Maliciously damaging or tampering with elevators is
3.10 The use of skateboards, roller blades, roller
skates, or scooters in any residence hall building is prohibited.
3.11 The riding of bicycles within residence halls is not
permitted. Damage caused by bicycles in transit or storage is the
responsibility of the resident.
3.12 Entry, occupation, seizure, or detention in any
manner, of a residence hall facility or portion thereof for a use which is
inconsistent with the customary and normal use of such premises is
3.13 Hazing is defined as any action taken or situation
created to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or
ridicule to another person or group of people. Hazing by any group or
individual within the residence hall community on the campus is strictly
3.14 Residents are not permitted on the roof of any
University building for any unauthorized purpose.
4. Building Security and Access
4.01 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.
4.02 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.
4.03 Tailgating to gain entry to any residential facility
is prohibited. 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. Tailgating is prohibited for a normally-authorized person who
has forgotten or lost their NAU ID card.
4.04 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 attributed to the authorized resident.
4.05 Individuals authorized to enter residential
facilities are limited to currently contracted residents assigned to rooms or
apartments within that facility, authorized faculty or staff acting within the
scope of their role and the immediate performance of their duties, and 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 the Office of Housing and Residence
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
In public or semi-public areas of the halls, damages
occurring are charged to groups or individuals when the responsibility is
Residents will also be responsible for any damages caused
by their guests.
The University and hall staff assumes no responsibility
for loss, theft, or damage to personal belongings in or on residence hall
property. This policy extends to resident rooms, storage areas, auto and
bicycle lots, and all other residence hall areas. Residents are advised
to carry homeowner’s or renter’s insurance coverage on their personal
A. CONDUCT PROCEDURES
1. The Residence Life staff member will make an initial
determination as to whether there is a sufficient basis to believe that a
violation of the Student Code of Conduct or Standards of Residence may have
occurred. The Residence Life staff member may
decide to interview the complainant and/or other witnesses or to request
additional information from the complainant.
2. If the Residence Life staff member determines that there is a sufficient
basis to believe that a violation of the Student Code of Conduct or Standards
of Residence may have occurred, then the Residence Life staff member will
promptly notify the student in writing of the alleged violation and will gather
further information, if needed, by interviewing witnesses and reviewing
documents. Members of the University community will be expected to comply with
any request or directive issued by the Residence Life staff member in
connection with a disciplinary proceeding, unless compliance would result in
significant personal hardship or substantial interference with normal
3. A resident who is charged in a Student Code of Conduct or Standards of
Residence referral will be provided an opportunity to meet with a Residence
Life staff member. A resident who fails to attend the meeting with the
Residence Life staff member will forfeit their right to respond on their behalf
regarding the alleged violation, unless the resident can demonstrate that an
extraordinary circumstance prevented their appearance. If the resident fails to
attend the meeting, the Housing & Residence Life staff member may proceed
as described in paragraph 6 of this subsection.
4. The resident shall be permitted to present
documents and to bring witnesses to present statements to the person hearing
the case. The proceedings are designed to be informal in nature, and no
formal rules of evidence or procedure shall apply.
5. At the meeting the resident will be provided with the following:
a) An explanation of the charges which have been made;
b) A summary of the information gathered;
c) A reasonable opportunity for the resident to reflect upon and respond on
their own behalf to the charges; and
d) An explanation of the applicable disciplinary procedures, including the
resident’s right to appeal if the sanction of contract termination is
6. If necessary any further information gathered will be
presented to the resident and an additional opportunity to respond will be
7. The Housing & Residence Life staff member will determine whether it
is more likely than not that a violation of the Student Code of Conduct or
Standards of Residence has occurred and, if so, the appropriate disciplinary
sanction to apply. In determining the sanction, the Residence Life staff
member will consider any mitigating factors, including any prior violations
of the Student Code of Conduct or Standards of Residence.
8. The Housing & Residence Life staff member will inform the student of the
decision, in writing, within seven (7) business days of the resident’s last
opportunity to respond. When feasible, this information will also be
communicated in a face-to-face meeting.
9. The written decision will include a statement of the charges, the
determination, and the sanction to be imposed, if any. This decision is final,
unless the resident appeals a decision of contract termination.
A resident has the right to appeal a housing decision
resulting in a sanction of contract termination. All appeals of Housing &
Residence Life decisions are to be made online. To appeal, the student
selects the “Appeals Link” in his/her official sanctions letter. The
student has 48 hours (2 business days) from the notice of sanction to
appeal. The online appeal must specify in detail the grounds on which the
appeal is based. This is the only opportunity for appeal.
In the event any technical problems prevent the
submission of an online appeal, the student is responsible for submitting a
written appeal to Housing & Residence Life within in that 48 hour (2
business days) window for an appeal.
The resident shall be permitted to present documents and
to bring witnesses to present statements to the person hearing the
appeal. The proceedings are designed to be informal in nature, and no
formal rules of evidence or procedure shall apply.
A. RESIDENCE HALL
DIRECTOR - If decision is made here, appeal
to Judicial Coordinator or their designee.
B. JUDICIAL COORDINATOR/Assistant Director of Residence Life - If decision is made here, appeal to Associate Director of Residence Life
or their designee.
C. ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF RESIDENCE LIFE - If decision is
made here, appeal to Director of Residence Life or their designee.
D. DIRECTOR OF RESIDENCE LIFE - If decision is made here, appeal to Executive Director of Housing and Residence
Life or their designee.
E. THE OFFICE OF STUDENT LIFE – If decision is made here, appeal to Director of Residence Life or their
A decision or judgment may be appealed on the following
- Prejudicial error
committed during the hearing whereby the aggrieved was deprived of a fair conduct
- Non-cumulative material
and relevant evidence, new or newly discovered evidence, which, with reasonable
diligence, could not have been produced at the conduct meeting.
- The decision of judgment
is not supported nor justified by evidence.
- Excessive severity of
G. DESCRIPTION OF SANCTIONS
Sanctions for violations of policy are based on the
nature of the infraction, the impact on the community, and the resident's
previous conduct history. The Housing and Residence Life staff member leading
the conduct meeting determines sanctions. The failure to abide by, or complete,
any assigned sanction may result in additional sanctioning.
1. Letter of Warning: A letter of warning to a resident that his or her conduct is in violation
of published rules. Admonition often takes the form of a letter
summarizing the infraction and corrective measure and warns the resident about
possible future consequences should that behavior continue. The fact that
the resident is warned should be clearly stated in the body of the letter which
the resident receives.
2. Referral to University Office:A referral is used when the sanction requires the resident to gain
assistance from another office who may offer services that would assist the
resident with preventing a reoccurrence of the behavioral violation (e.g. Drug
and/or Alcohol Assessment through the Counseling Services in the Health and
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4. Restitution: Restitution is reimbursement for damages to, destruction of, or
misappropriation of University property or property of any person while on
University premises or University-related premises. If restitution is the
determined sanction, the individual or individuals who impose the corrective
measure must specify, in writing, the amount due, the time and /or manner by
which restitution is to be made, and the individual or office to be reimbursed.
4. Educational Assignment: Educational assignments are tasks which are creatively applied with
the education of the violator in mind. It is essential that the
assignments imposed have some meaningful relationship to the violation.
Assignment of research to be done in a certain area is one of many creative
possibilities. A duty or work assignment are other examples.
Again, the aim of such a task is the education by the individual of the
infraction and the potential consequences of such. Whoever imposes the
sanction is responsible for seeing that it is carried out. Failure to
perform an education assignment is subject to further sanctions.
5. Loss of Privileges: Loss of privileges restricts the resident from designated privileges
within their particular residence hall. The loss of privileges must exist
for a specified period of time, as defined by the individual(s) who impose the
sanction. The resident will be notified in writing of those privileges
which will be forfeited and for what period of time.
6. Denial of Access: Denial of access to and/or use of all or part of a facility or
facilities that again must be implemented for a specified period of time, as
defined by the individual(s) who impose the sanction. The resident must
be notified in writing of those areas to which s/he will be denied access and
for what period of time. Violation of a Denial of Access to a residence
hall is considered trespassing and individuals are subject to arrest and
7. Reassignment within Residence Hall: A resident may be reassigned within the residence hall if it is
determined that their conduct is in violation of rules and regulations and such
a measure would be productive for both the individual and others in the
residence hall environment. The resident is to receive written
notification of the sanction and is required to move within a prescribed period
of time, as defined by the Residence Hall Director or the individual who
imposes this sanction.
8. Hall Probation: Is a written notice by the Residence Hall Director to the resident
that their conduct was found to be in violation of the published rules and
regulations and future violations may result in more serious disciplinary
action from a conduct referral to the appropriate administrative level.
9. Contract Probation: Contract probation is a written notice to the resident that their
conduct was found to be in violation of the published rules and regulations and
that more serious disciplinary action may result from further infractions,
including an eviction from housing. Contract Probation is imposed for a
specified length of time. No further conditions exist with this sanction,
although the sanction of Restitution or University Probation may, for example,
be imposed in conjunction with Contract Probation.
10. University Probation: Removal of the resident from good disciplinary standing. Additional
restrictions or conditions may also be imposed. Appropriate University
officials shall be notified of the imposition of such sanctions.
Probation shall last for a stated period of time and until specific conditions,
if imposed, have been met. Any violation of these rules, the conditions
of probation or other University rules committed during the probationary period
will subject the resident to further discipline, including suspension or
11. Reassignment to Another Hall Within Area or System: A resident may be reassigned within the Area and within the
Residence Hall system if it is determined that her/his conduct is in violation
of rules and regulations and such a measure would be productive for both the
individual and others in the residence hall environment. The resident is
to receive written notification of the sanction and is required to move within
a specified amount of time, as defined by the Judicial Coordinator, Assistant
Director of Residence Life, or the Residence Hall Director.
12. Contract Termination: The Executive Director of Housing and Residence Life, Director of
Residence Life, Associate Director of Residence Life, Assistant Director of
Residence Life, Judicial Coordinator, or their designee may determine that an
individual's behavior warrants the termination of the residence hall
contract. If such a sanction is imposed, the resident must move out of
the residence hall within the prescribed period of time.
13. Refusal of Entry to and Occupation of Residence Hall: After Contract Termination has been imposed, the Executive Director
of Housing and Residence Life, Director of Residence Life, Associate Director
of Residence Life, Assistant Director of Residence Life, Judicial Coordinator,
or their designee may determine that an individual must not reenter the residence
hall after their personal belongings have been removed.
14. Suspension: Refer to the Office of Student Life.
15. Expulsion: Refer to the Office of Student Life.
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