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685 Residence Hall Policies

685.01 Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Student Housing

  1. Failure to comply with the following policy statements is a violation of College policy, and any student who is guilty of violating any of these regulations or who fails to pay any fee or assessment as required shall be subject to such appropriate disciplinary action as may be deemed necessary by the President of the College.

    1. The housing of any student in any residence hall is conditioned on his/her continued attendance in good standing as a student of the College, the payment of all tuition, fees, charges, and assessments which are imposed, as well as compliance with these rules and regulations. It is also understood that students must comply with any and all published residence hall regulations.

    2. Each student assigned to a residence hall will be held responsible for any damage to his/her assigned room or quarters (furniture, fixtures, equipment, and effects contained in the room) and for any damage caused by him/her to any other part of the residence hall premises or attendant facilities.

    3. In the event that two or more students occupy the same room or quarters, and it cannot be determined which student is responsible for damages, assessments will be made against both or all equally.

    4. Each student is responsible for immediately reporting the need for repairs to his/her room or quarters, furniture, fixtures, equipment, and effects contained therein.

    5. All students, when on College property and residence hall premises, shall conduct themselves in an orderly manner and shall take care to see that no damage, defacement, or other injury is caused to such property, ordinary wear and tear excepted.

    6. Students are also bound by the residence hall license also known as "The Terms and Conditions of College Residence Hall Occupancy."

    7. Students shall be held responsible for and charged with full knowledge of all applicable rules and regulations contained in the current Student Handbook, all Division of Student Affairs, and Office of Residential Life publications.

685.02 Responsibility for Room and Contents

  1. When students commence residence in a room or quarters in a College residence hall, inspection of the existing condition will be noted on the Residence Hall Inventory, and the students shall be required to sign this form.

  2. Upon termination of the students' residency, a second inspection of the room or quarters will be made and all items of damage not previously noted will be recorded, evaluated, and assessed against the students who occupy the room or quarters accordingly.

685.03 Administration of Housing

  1. The President of the College shall have the power and duty of administering these rules and regulations and is hereby authorized to adopt additional rules and regulations that in his/her opinion may be necessary for such purpose, not inconsistent herewith, subject to the prior approval by, and the filing of such regulations with, the Chancellor of the State University of New York.

  2. The Residence Hall Inventory shall include items, which have been assigned to an individual student and for which he/she will be held responsible as an individual. It will also include suite lounges and other public areas, which have been assigned to roommates or suite mates and for which they are collectively responsible.

685.04 Presidential Authority to Make Rules and Regulations

  1. Subject to the regulations of the Board of Trustees of State University of New York, Resolution 59-181 (SUNY PH 012), the President of the College is authorized to make and administer rules and regulations for student housing, which may:

    1. Prescribe the extent to which students in full-time attendance, other than married students or students residing with their parent or parents, shall be required to live in residence halls operated by the College.

    2. Provide the procedure for obtaining permission of the President or other officer or officers as he/she may designate to live off-campus.

  2. In making such rules and regulations, the President of the College shall give consideration to the extent to which housing is available and utilized in the residence halls; to the availability and suitability, with respect to health, safety, and supervision, of off-campus housing; and to provide for individual cases under special circumstances.

685.05 Residence in Residence Halls

All freshmen students in full-time attendance at the College, other than married students or students residing with parents or guardian, shall be required to live in a residence hall maintained and operated by the College or to have permission under such provisions as may be made therefore by the President of the College or designee to live off-campus.

685.06 Approval of Off-Campus Housing

The College does not inspect or supervise private, off-campus housing facilities. Operators of off-campus housing facilities must, under federal and state law, make them uniformly available to all students without regard to race, color, creed, sex, or national origin. The Office of Residential Life is not a party to any lease or contract between a student and an operator of private housing.

685.07 Separate Programs for Minority Groups Students - Limitations

  1. Compliance requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 mandate:

    1. Separate Housing for Students Based on Race: All housing which is owned, operated, or supported by the College must be available to all students without regard to race, color, or national origin and assignment to such housing must be made in a on-discriminatory manner.

    2. Separate Social Activity Space: Where the College donates or otherwise makes available facilities for student use or activities or where it provides funds or other financial assistance to acquire or operate such facilities or activities, it must be assured that the activities are operated without discrimination based on race, color, or national origin.

Separate Colleges, School, or Institutions: Every service and benefit offered by the College to students must be open and available to all students without regard to race, color, or national origin. (DHEW 3/1969)

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Last Updated 11/6/17

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