FROM THE DIRECTOR OF HOUSING & RESIDENTIAL LIFE
Welcome! The Housing & Residential Life staff is excited that you’ve moved home! Florida Atlantic University residence halls and apartments are your home for the 20092010 school year. The Housing & Residential Life staff is here to support your academic goals, to provide a safe and welcoming community that you can call home, and to provide numerous opportunities to create connections. These are lofty goals that can only be attained with you getting involved in your new home. Attend opening floor meetings, meet your roommates, suitemates, and neighbors, and join us as we present fun and stimulating events. The collegiate experience is about finding out who you are and who you want to be. Try a new activity, go to a sporting event, a play or musical production, or join a club. This is the time to grow and experiment. The year will not be without its challenges. You may experience some rough times personally or academically as each year brings new challenges, even to returning students. Please know that the housing staff is here to help. We’ll provide you with information, resources, advice, and if necessary redirection to keep you on track. When you see us on campus or at some Housing event, stop by and tell us how we’re doing this year. Good luck and much success,
Jill Eckardt, Director
Sean J. Pierce, Assistant Director
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Housing Green Guide ........................................................................... 4 Cable Television Channels.................................................................... 6 Introduction .......................................................................................... 7 Vision , Mission & Values .................................................................... 7 Standards for Community Living ......................................................... 8 Housing & Residential Life Office Information. .................................. 8 Housing & Residential Life Staff ......................................................... 9 Housing & Residential Life Lingo ....................................................... 10 Quick Guide to Frequently Violated Policies ....................................... 11 Guidelines to Living in University Housing ......................................... 12 Community Living ....................................................................... 13 Housing Administrative Procedures ............................................ 14 Suitemate Bill of Rights ............................................................... 23 Rules & Regulations for University Housing .............................. 24 Safety & Preparedness ................................................................. 33 University Property ...................................................................... 36 Getting Involved ................................................................................... 39 FAU Student Code of Conduct ............................................................. 40 Student Rights .............................................................................. 46 Disciplinary Procedures ............................................................... 48 Educational Sanctions........................................................................... 61 Housing Disciplinary Sanctions ........................................................... 62 Housing Damage Charges .................................................................... 64 Student Life Resources ......................................................................... 65 Academic Calendar for 2009-2010 ....................................................... 66 Staff Contact Information ..................................................................... 67
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Welcome to University Housing at Florida Atlantic University. We hope the information found in the Housing and Residential Life Guidebook will assist you in having a safe and enjoyable time residing in University Housing. If you have any questions regarding the information in this document, please contact your Resident Assistant or Resident Coordinator. The most current edition of the Department of Housing and Residential Life Guidebook can be found on-line at http://www.fau.edu/housing/Jupiter/Documents/residential_guidebook.pdf. Residents are responsible for reading all University Housing materials and information placed in on-campus mailboxes or posted on bulletin boards and resident access areas. Residents are responsible for complying with instructions provided by University Housing staff, who have broad supervisory authority for the administration of University Housing rules. Finally, residents are required to check their FAU E-mail account in accordance with University policy.
DEPARTMENTAL VISION, MISSION, & VALUES
The Department of Housing and Residential Life will strive to educate our students outside of the classroom to provide them with a collegiate experience that better prepares them for a pluralistic society.
The Department of Housing and Residential Life creates a seamless environment of living and learning in a safe and welcoming community. Through opportunities for leadership development, civic responsibility, selfexploration, and student involvement, we will assist in building a life-long connection between the student and the University.
EXCELLENCE—The Department will seek excellence in all our endeavors and is committed to continual learning and improvement. INTELLECTUAL & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT—The Department is committed to assisting our students with their academic growth by helping them to utilize the resources provided by our campus community. OWNERSHIP—The Department encourages community members to take ownership for one’s actions; to hold all community members accountable; and to take pride in their on-campus home. DIVERSITY—Appreciating diversity makes us better community members as we learn to seek out new perspectives and experiences, while better understanding those around us. LEADERSHIP—We will provide and encourage opportunities for involvement within our campus community. FACILITIES—We will create and maintain a clean, safe, and secure environment in which student’s live and learn. 7
STANDARDS OF COMMUNITY LIVING
Florida Atlantic University is a community of people from diverse cultural, racial, economic, and ethnic backgrounds. Given this diversity, resident students have an opportunity to learn about individuality and life choices and how they impact other people. Residents can best learn from one another in an atmosphere of positive encouragement and mutual respect. Bigotry and hatred will be given no home within our University Housing community. Verbal or written abuse, threats, intimidation, and violence, are not acceptable behaviors. Excuses, including alcohol or substance abuse as a reason or rationale for such behavior, will not be accepted. We strive to create and maintain a community that is free of harassment, intimidation and/or humiliation of our residents and staff. It is our belief that actions demonstrate a commitment to respecting the differences among individuals. On-campus living provides students with opportunities for developing skills and abilities as productive citizens of the future.
HOUSING & RESIDENTIAL LIFE OFFICE INFORMATION
HOUSING & RESIDENTIAL LIFE OFFICE-MC-06 ROOM 108 Location: Florida Atlantic University John D. MacArthur Campus 1190 Main Street Jupiter, Florida 33458 Telephone: (561) 799-8828 Facsimile: (561) 799-8826 E-Mail: JupiterHousing@fau.edu Services: Issuing University Housing contracts, space assignments, general rate information, break housing information, student account information, general University Housing information, summer conference housing information, day-to-day business service operations, and Card Access. The offices of the Assistant Director and Hall Coordinator are also located here.
HOUSING & RESIDENTIAL LIFE STAFF
RESIDENT ASSISTANTS A Resident Assistant (RA) is specifically selected and trained to work with students establishing a residential community. The RA is here to help residents with the transition and on-going challenges students face when attending college. The RA can assist with maintenance problems, roommate conflicts and other issues of concern. An RA is a great resource person who can help answer questions about the University and surrounding community. Throughout the course of the year, the RA will plan various programs and activities with and for the residents. An RA is on duty during evening and weekend hours when the office is closed. STUDENT ASSISTANTS Student Assistants (SA) are student employees who staff the office during and outside of business hours. The SA can assist with providing general information, contacting a Resident Assistant, or assisting you with submitting work orders for maintenance and custodial issues. PROGRAM ASSISTANT The Program Assistant is a full-time professional staff member who oversees the operation of the Housing Office. This staff member can assist with lock-outs, provide housing information, handles room assignments and contracts, as well as assist you with facility concerns. The Program Assistant also assists the Hall Coordinator and Assistant Director with the overall administration of the facility. HALL COORDINATOR A Hall Coordinator has completed a baccalaureate degree and has previous experience working in University Housing. Typically, they are pursuing their Masters Degree while working within the department. The HC supervises the RAs, assists with day to day operations of the area, assists students in the development of programs, and participates in the duty schedule of staff coverage. MAINTENANCE/CUSTODIAL STAFF The Maintenance/Custodial Staff provides maintenance and custodial services for University Housing and public areas. Work requests should be reported to the office. Maintenance and Custodial Staff are available on campus Monday through Saturday from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. These times vary during holidays and break periods. For emergencies after hours, contact the RA on-duty or the office. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF HOUSING & RESIDENTIAL LIFE The Assistant Director is responsible for overseeing the daily operation of the Residence Halls. This includes supervision of the office, mailroom, and Hall Coordinator. Additionally, the Assistant Director oversees the student disciplinary process within University Housing, advises the Resident Student Association (RSA), provides oversight for student and professional staff training and selection, and participates in university-wide committees. 9
HOUSING & RESIDENTIAL LIFE LINGO
HOUSING OFFICE: The main function of the office is to provide information and assistance to students and visitors. The office is staffed by full-time professionals and student assistants. The office is open as follows: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM and 8:00PM - 11:00 PM Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Office hours may be limited during holidays, break times and the summer semesters. COURTESY/EMERGENCY PHONES: A courtesy phone/emergency phone is located outside of the Building 1. Guests may contact their hosts through the use of this phone. Additional courtesy phones are located in the center of each building in the lobbies, laundry rooms, and multi-purpose rooms. MPR: The multipurpose rooms are on the third floor of each residence hall. RCR: The Room Condition Report is a document the resident signs upon check-in to University Housing. The resident's RA completes this inventory prior to the arrival of the resident or at the time of check-in. The RCR explains in detail the condition of a resident's room. The resident also signs this document at the time of check-out. WORK ORDER: The Work Order Request is a form completed in the office staff for residents who have need of maintenance or custodial assistance in their assigned unit. Residents must call or stop by the office in order to file a Work Order. The Work Order permits the maintenance/custodial staff to enter the resident's assigned area to complete necessary repairs. Charges may be assessed for non-wear-and-tear damages.
QUICK GUIDE TO FREQUENTLY VIOLATED POLICIES & PROCEDURES
Below are a sample of the policies governed by Florida Atlantic University and the Department of Housing and Residential Life that come up the most often during the year. Please refer to the full policy on the pages listed for a detailed description of the policies.
ABANDONED PROPERTY—Any property that is left in a resident’s room after check out will be discarded. There may be a charge to the resident’s student account. (see page 13 for more details) ALCOHOL—Students who are under the age 0f 21 are not permitted to possess or consume any type of alcoholic
beverage. Students who are of age to consume alcohol may only have beer and/or wine. Alcohol must be consumed within the resident’s room. Three (3) Violations of the Alcohol Policy during one (1) academic year may result in Removal from University Housing. (see page 20 for more details)
CANDLES AND INCENSE—Candles and incense are not permitted in University Housing. If these items are found, they will be confiscated and/or discarded. (see page 20 for more details) CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA—Possession, use, delivery to, sale of, distribution of, controlled substances or drug paraphernalia; as defined in Chapter 893, Florida Statutes is prohibited. Violations of the University drug policy will result in immediate removal from University Housing, a referral to the University Police Department, and as well as a series of sanctions including Parental Notification, Community Service, a referral to the FAU Counseling Center, and University Probation. (see page 20 for more details) DAMAGES—Any type of damage that occurs in the common areas of a University Housing facility will be
charged to a building/floor equally. Also, damages done to common areas of a suite will be charged to each suitemate equally. (see page 21 for more details)
GUEST POLICY—Residents may not permit any additional individuals regardless of gender to live in their spaces
and All guest visits must be approved by all roommate/suitemates. (see page 22 for more details)
KEYS—If a resident loses their keys, the charge will be between $30 and $100 depending on the room type. There is a $15 charge for a mailbox key. Immediately go to the office if a key is lost. (see page 16 for more details) PERSONALIZING ROOMS—Residents are allowed to have items on their walls in a suite/apt. Any modifications that either damages or changes the room from when checked in are not permitted. Examples include, but are not limited to painting, nails, hanging items from sprinklers, covering fire alarms, etc. (see page 28 for more details) PETS—Other than having a fish in a maximum 10 gallon tank, no pets are allowed in University Housing.
(see page 23 for more details)
QUIET HOURS—Quiet Hours are Sunday-Thursday 10pm to 11am and on Friday-Saturday 12am to 11am. During these times, there should be no noise as to respect other’s tranquility. Courtesy hours apply 24 hours a day. (see page 23 for more details) SMOKING—Residents who choose to smoke may do so 20 feet away from any University Housing facility. There is no smoking in the University Housing areas. (see page 23 for more details)
GUIDELINES FOR RESIDENTS LIVING IN UNIVERSITY HOUSING
The opportunity to enter into a University Housing Contract is a privilege, not a right. If there is evidence of abuse by a resident of this privilege by violating FAU rules, Department of Housing and Residential Life guidelines and regulations or terms of an executed agreement for residency, FAU reserves the right to take disciplinary action as set forth here-in which may include, among other sanctions, a change of housing assignment, cancellation of the University Housing Contract and refusal to enter into further University Housing Contract. Prior to imposing such sanctions, the resident will be given notice and opportunity for a hearing with a member of the Housing and Residential Life Staff. Appeals from Housing and Residential Life disciplinary decisions are made to the Director of Housing or designee. Residents living in University Housing are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the University Housing Standards for Community Living. Each resident agrees to be responsible for knowing and abiding by the rules and procedures in the University Housing Contract, this Guidebook, and official University publications. These documents are published to provide residents with general notice of appropriate conduct. The rules in this Guidebook should be read broadly, and are not designed to define misconduct in exhaustive terms. Many of the rules, policies and procedures provided in this Guidebook are a summary for residents. All students should obtain a copy of the University Student Handbook available on-line at : http://www.fau.edu/student/dean/ Violators of the University rules outlined in the Student Handbook, this Guidebook, or University Housing contract will be subject to disciplinary action. The University Housing staff reserves the right to amend or add additional rules, procedures, dates and/or times as judgment necessitates for the safety, care, cleanliness and smooth operation of the facilities. The policies listed in the Guidebook correlate with the Student Code of Conduct Regulation 4.007 Section 5. Where no specific violations is listed, the specific action will be considered Section 5(ff). Violation of Housing and Residential Life policies and procedures as outlined in either the Housing Contract or The Guidebook.
CABLE TELEVISION, COMMUNITY TELEVISION SETS AND TELEPHONES There is a Community TV available in the Multipurpose room of each Housing Area. Residents may bring their personal TVs to campus. Access to the local cable TV is provided in each suite. This service provides basic cable TV channels. Running cable wiring from the cable outlet to other outlets is prohibited. Outside antennas, cable splicing, satellite dishes or adding additional televisions to the central service are not permitted. Any alteration or tampering with cable equipment or connections is prohibited and will result in disciplinary action. Residents experiencing trouble with cable service should complete a Work Order Request at the Housing Office. Common area telephones are also provided in the hallways or floor lounges of residence halls. Students who wish to activate their phone line should contact PAETEC Customer Service at (800) 952-4772 and select option 2. COMPUTER POLICY For detailed information on FAU’s Computer Usage policy, visit http://www.fau.edu/irm/about/files/techpolicies.pdf. Residents interested in accessing ResNet should go to http://www.fau.edu/housing for further computer configuration information. COOKING & COOKING APPLIANCES 1. Only low wattage appliances which do not produce grease, smoke-laden vapors or that have no open elements are permitted in University Housing. 2. Residents may bring their own refrigerator as long as it does not exceed 3.6 cubic feet or 400 watts. Microwaves can also be brought by these residents long as they do not exceed 1100 watts in power. 3. Items not permitted include; toasters, deep fryers, hot plates, appliances with open heating elements. 4. Items permitted include; hot air popcorn popper, small electric grill (i.e. George Foreman grill), toaster oven, small convection oven, food processor, crock pot, blender, electric mixer and coffee maker. 5. Items not mentioned as permitted are prohibited. Residential Life staff will request the resident remove any unauthorized appliance or may remove the appliance until the resident finds arrangements for the items outside of University Housing, (Removal of Unapproved Items). 6. Residents are responsible for proper use of cooking appliances. 9. Possession of alcohol stoves or propane grills, hibachis and gas halls. Vandalism will result in disciplinary action.
HOUSING ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
ABANDONED PROPERTY The Department of Housing and Residential Life does not have storage facilities. All furniture belonging to residents must be removed from campus prior to check-out. Furniture left in University Housing areas (including trash areas) will be subject to removal by the Department of Housing and Residential Life staff at the owner’s expense. The staff will remove items remaining in the resident’s room after check-out. The resident will be assessed a fee for this service. These items will be removed from the student’s room into a storage area, when space permits. Property which remains more than five days after a resident checks out, leaves University Housing without formally checking out, or following the semester’s end, will be discarded. ASSISTANCE: RA ON DUTY A Resident Assistant is on duty Monday through Thursday from 5:00 PM - 8:00 AM the following day. On Friday and Saturday, there is a RA on duty from 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM the following day. The name, room number and telephone number of the RA on Duty is posted in the lobby of each building. The RA on duty conducts nightly rounds in University Housing and completes a nightly duty log. BICYCLES, MOPEDS, MOTORCYCLES, VEHICLE PARKING, BICYCLE RACKS 1. Bicycles must be registered with the University Police. There is no cost for this registration. 2. Locks are recommended to secure bicycles and are not provided by the University. 3. Bicycle racks are available throughout University Housing areas. 4. Motorcycles, mopeds, and gas or electric powered scooters are prohibited inside University Housing. Parking lot space is available in close proximity to University Housing. Storage or parking of these vehicles is allowed only in designated parking lots. 5. Bicycles, motorcycles or motorbikes may not be stored in hallways, entry areas, stairwells, walkways, patios or balconies. Motorcycles and motorbikes must be parked in parking lots with proper decals. Improperly stored vehicles will be removed at the owner's expense. 6. The designated parking lot adjacent to University Housing is reserved for residents. All vehicles must be parked in a parking lot and not on grass or other places. 7. Bicycles may be stored in either bicycle racks or in resident rooms, provided they do not impede movement within the unit. Bicycles may not be chained to railings, buildings or any portion of buildings or equipment on University Housing grounds.
BREAK HOUSING All residents who desire to stay between spring and summer or summer and fall must complete a Break Housing Contract available at the Housing Office. Students are permitted to remain during Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Break however, staff coverage may be limited during these periods. There are costs associated for staying in Break Housing. CHECK-IN Residents are required to check in to their assigned room assignment on designated dates at designated times. Assignments may be provided to some students in advance. Some room assignments will not be available until the time of check-in. During check-in, a resident will receive key(s), a Room Condition Report (RCR), and other pertinent information from University Housing. Residents are expected to read all documents received at check-in from University Housing personnel or in their student mailbox. Residents are responsible for knowing the contents of these documents. CHECK-OUT Checking out of University Housing occurs when a resident leaves University Housing and is not returning. If checking out due to withdrawal or dismissal of the University, checkout must occur within 48 hours. If this occurs the end of the spring academic semester, students must leave 24 hours after their last final or by 12 noon of May 1, 2009, whichever comes first. Residents must sign up for a check-out time with their RA. Residents need to leave their rooms clean and orderly, must discard all trash, clean all rooms and appliances, lock doors, and close all blinds. In the Building 1 the residents must turn the thermostat to middle setting while in Building 2, residents must place the thermostat on 75 degrees, and both buildings must turn the fan on AUTO. It is important for the resident to read all check-out information posted and received in their mailbox carefully and completely. There will be a $150 per day charge for any resident who does not officially check out of his or her University Housing assigned space by the designated time. Look for brochures and ask your RA for more details on checking out of your assigned space. In the case of eviction, the University will not be held responsible for the belongings of the resident and reserves the right to take possession and/or discard the belongings, change locks, and charge the resident accordingly. CLEANLINESS Residents are expected to maintain their assigned spaces in a clean and sanitary manner. Trash is to be placed, by the resident, in the designated trash rooms. Garbage may not be left in hallways, entrance-ways, stairwells, student rooms, or balconies, otherwise the resident
will be charged a removal fee. Responsibilities for cleanliness of assigned spaces is shared by all residents assigned to the unit. If trash is left outside a unit, the residents of that unit will be billed a removal fee. COMMUNICABLE DISEASES Residents who contract a communicable disease and are ordered quarantined by the Student Health Services staff will be required to immediately find other lodging at their own expense until clearance to return is given by a University physician. Failure to comply with this policy will result in disciplinary action. There may be need for the Department of Housing and Residential Life staff to enter the unit in order to provide cleaning and charges may be assessed. CONSOLIDATION OF SPACE/VACANT SPACE A resident who is living in a double space, but for some reason does not have an assigned roommate will be given the following three choices: • Be assigned a roommate at any time during the academic year • Move into another double space with a roommate • Pay the difference in order to keep the room clear of new roommates at all times EMERGENCY ACCESS: The University reserves the right to have authorized University staff or state designee enter the a resident’s room/apartment/suite space at reasonable times to inspect, maintain, and repair the premises and furnishings. Students are expected to promptly report damages and necessary repairs, in accordance with established and published procedures. In the event of an emergency, notice may be given immediately before entering. A University official can enter a student’s room without notice if belief of a violation of a University of Housing regulation, local ordinance, state or federal statute is in progress and/or for emergency purposes. EMERGENCY EXITS: Students are expected to enter and exit through main entrance doors. Entering or exiting through emergency exit doors will result in disciplinary action. EXTENSION CORDS For the protection of the University Housing community, the Department of Housing and Residential Life, the Environmental Health and Safety Department and the Florida Fire Marshal have established some extension cord guidelines. Residents are permitted to use only extension cords with the following restrictions: 1. UL approved three-pronged extension cords that are 14 gauge or heavier (NOTE: The lower the gauge number the heavier/thicker the cord). 2. Cords cannot exceed 10 feet in length.
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Cords cannot impede safe traffic in the unit. Cords must not be pinched in doors. Only ONE appliance may be plugged into a multi-plug adapter. Only UL approved multi-plug adapters with circuit breakers are permitted. Under no circumstances are residents permitted to overload the electrical system.
EYEBALL CHECKS (ASSIGNMENT VERIFICATION) RAs contact each resident to verify the occupancy within the resident units. Eyeball Checks are completed approximately the first or second day of classes each semester. This process requires each occupant of a unit to sign the RA's roster sheet verifying he or she has checked into his or her assigned space. When completed, the Residential Life staff forwards the roster information to the Central Housing staff. Any resident not signing the roster is considered a No Show if, by the time Eyeball Checks are conducted, the resident assigned to the unit (No Show) has not notified the Central Housing Office regarding his or her arrival delay and the unit is considered available for reassignment to another student. FREEZE (TEN DAY FREEZE) The first 10 business days after the first day of classes and the 10 business days before the end of classes each semester are considered the 10 Day Freeze or the Room Freeze. Not all residents arrive at the same time or on a designated move-in day. The University Housing staff requires this time to permit new residents the opportunity to receive a room assignment prior to approving any Room Transfers. [See Room Transfer Section] HEALTH AND SAFETY INSPECTIONS The University reserves the right to enter any suite or apartment at reasonable times to inspect, maintain, and repair the premises and furnishings. State Institution guidelines also require that University Housing staff inspect units on a regular basis for necessary repairs, cleanliness, policy compliance and safety guidelines. These Health and Safety Inspections will be announced at least twenty-four hours in advance through public posting of information. Each resident is expected to have read the Guidebook for information regarding items which are permitted in each unit. All electrical appliances and cords in use in a unit must not overload the circuits. During an inspection any items found which violate a University Housing policy or otherwise pose a safety violation or risk, will be removed by University Housing or other University officials. Examples of policy violations may include, but are not limited to: candles and other open flame violations, halogen lamps, cable television splicing, unauthorized electrical appliances and pets. Items which violate a policy may be returned after the owner of the items checks out of University Housing. See Removal (Confiscation) of Unapproved Items policy in this Guidebook for further details.
INFECTIOUS PESTS Residents may not bring any animals other than fish into University Housing. Should there be a need for the Department of Housing and Residential Life staff to enter the unit in order to provide pest control or cleaning, and it is determined to be due to the action of a resident, charges may be assessed. KEYS Keys are issued to each resident at check-in. Residents should report a lost or stolen key immediately to the office so the lock can be changed and a new key issued. A charge between $30 and $100 for lock changes is assessed depending on the replacement needed. A $15 fee is assessed for the replacement of a mailbox key. Keys may not be duplicated or transferred. LIABILITY INSURANCE / LIMITATION OF UNIVERSITY LIABILITY The University is not liable for damage to or loss of personal property or failure or interruption of utilities. The University is insured under the State of Florida's self-insurance trust fund which only provides liability coverage for damages or injuries caused by negligence by the University or its employees while working within the scope of their employment. The trust fund will not reimburse for losses created by unforeseen accidents or injuries that may occur. Students are encouraged to review their family homeowner's insurance policy or to carry personal renter's insurance. There are several insurance companies that specialize in providing coverage for college students who live away from home. LOCKS/DOORS Locks may not be tampered with or damaged. Locks may not be added on any doors in the student's unit, nor may they be changed or replaced except by authorized University Housing personnel. University Housing exterior doors may not be propped open. LOCK-OUTS If a resident temporarily misplaces a key, they can come to the Housing Office between the hours of 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday, where a staff member will unlock your door for you. This service will result in a $15.00 fee being applied to your student account. The student may contact the RA on-duty for lock-outs which occur after 4:30 p.m. or on weekends, for a charge of $25.00 (assessed to the student's account).
MAIL A University Housing student mailbox is assigned for your use. The Student Mailboxes are located in the lobby of each building. Mail is delivered Monday - Friday during business hours and Saturday from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM with the exception of University holidays and various times for administrative purposes (these times will be posted on flyers in the mail room area). It is an expectation that each resident check their University Housing mailbox daily for University Housing and general University correspondence. . Failure to include your box number in your mailing address will result in mail being late or RETURNED TO SENDER because of INSUFFICIENT ADDRESS. The mailing address is as follows: RESIDENT NAME 1190 MAIN STREET FAU BOX # JUPITER, FL 33458 MAIL (PACKAGES PICK-UP) When you receive a package in the mail, a package slip will be placed in your mailbox. To pick up your package, bring the slip and some type of picture identification with you to the office. Each resident is responsible for checking his or her University Housing mailbox daily to ensure all mail is collected from the box. It is also the responsibility of each resident to sign for and pick up all packages they receive promptly. Residents must complete a forwarding address card and return it to the office at least two weeks prior to checking out of University Housing. Residents are responsible for notifying all subscription vendors and billing agencies at least 30 days in advance of checking out of University Housing of their change of address. If the resident doesn't complete the appropriate mail forwarding paperwork in a timely manner his or her mail may be delayed. During break housing and semester closing times, the mail delivery process will be slowed and the office potentially closed. All residents must check the flyers posted in the mailbox areas for current information and/or changes to mail policies, procedures and operating times. Any issues with student mail should be directed to Sean J. Pierce Assistant Director of Housing & Residential Life at (561) 799-8828. MAIL TAMPERING Tampering with mailbox locks or removing mail addressed to another person is prohibited. Mail addressed to anyone other than the current occupant(s) should be returned to the office. Only authorized staff are permitted to enter mail sorting or distribution areas. Any issues with student mail should be directed to Sean J. Pierce,, Assistant Director of Housing & Residential Life at (561) 799-8828.
MAINTENANCE/CUSTODIAL University Housing maintenance and custodial staff will perform routine duties both inside and outside student living spaces throughout the year. When a maintenance problem occurs, a resident must complete a Work Order Request at the Housing Office. Work is completed on a first-received first-served basis, except for emergencies. Once a request is filed, University Housing personnel will enter the unit anytime between 10:00 AM and 4:30 PM (these hours change during summer and University holidays). Residents need not be present for work to be performed. If the resident is not present when work is completed, a Notification of Entry will be left in the student room. Students should notify the Housing Office if a request is not completed within one week. MISSING PERSON(S) PROCEDURE When completing your RCR upon check-in to your assigned space, all students will have the option to identify an individual to be contacted no later than 24 hours after the time they have been determined to be missing. This person will be the emergency contact designated. If a student is thought to be missing, Florida Atlantic University Police Department will be contacted. The FAU Police Department will make the determination of whether the student should be considered missing and for how long. Should the student be determined to have been missing for 24 hours or more, the designated emergency contact will be notified. If the student is under the age of 18 and is not emancipated; the Department of Housing and Residential Life is required to notify a custodial parent or guardian no later than 24 hours following the determination that the student is missing. This contact will be the parent/ guardian listed on the student information release on the University Housing Contract or listed in the FAU Student Information System. Finally, the Director of Housing and Associate Vice-President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students will be contacted. PARKING AND PARKING LOTS A parking lot is located near University Housing for resident vehicles. All resident vehicles must possess a valid decals. Decals may be obtained from the Cashier’s Office. Parking is prohibited on all University property other than marked parking lots. All vehicles, including motorcycles, are prohibited from parking beneath building overhangs. Disruptive conduct which occurs in a parking lot or other area adjacent to University Housing is prohibited and is subject to disciplinary action by the Department of Housing and Residential Life in addition to the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs or referred to the University Police. PEST CONTROL If you notice ants or other pests in your living area, please come to the Housing Office to submit a work order. Pest Control is present on campus regularly to address work orders.
RESNET ResNet is the high speed computer network for the FAU residential student community. It is a shared resource, available in all on-campus housing locations. The primary purpose of this network is to support the educational mission and goals of the University. In support of these goals, the following activities are prohibited and may result in revocation of ResNet service, possible University action and/or criminal charges:
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Setting up a router or building a private subnet Setting up ANY type of information server such as web, gopher, e-mail, games, etc. Propagating e-mail chain letters or forging mail Allowing non-residents, including students, access to ResNet Using ResNet for personal financial gain Violating copyright laws Modifying or attempting to modify University owned or licensed information Attempting to damage or disrupt networking services Using ResNet or related resources in the commission of crime Using traffic intensive applications that may cause problems within the network or diluting the level of service to other users
No print servers, mail servers, FTP servers, etc. are allowed. Network sharing of any computer related device or materials that may cause excessive network traffic is prohibited. Any use of ResNet or the University server inconsistent with the FAU Student Handbook is also prohibited. For detailed information on FAU’s Computer Usage policy, visit http://www.fau.edu/irm/about/files/techpolicies.pdf Residents interested in accessing ResNet should go to http://www.fau.edu/housing for further computer configuration information. REMOVAL (CONFISCATION) OF UNAPPROVED ITEMS POLICY 1. Items that are prohibited, illegal to possess or pose danger to the safety of the individual or University Housing community, or which violate state or federal laws, University policy or Department of Housing and Residential Life policy, are subject to removal. The possession of illegal items may result in criminal prosecution, immediate disciplinary action, or both. Illegal items will be turned over to the University Police. 2. Residents will be asked to immediately dispose of any item(s) in violation of University Housing rules or University Housing personnel will remove the item(s). If an item is removed, the resident will be issued documentation indicating the removal and labeling of the item.
3. At the discretion of the Housing Staff, confiscated items may be returned after the resident checks out of University Housing. 4. Requests for removed items to be returned prior to the resident checking out of University will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the Assistant Director. 5. All removed property will be considered abandoned property if the resident does not request it's return in writing to the Assistant Director within 5 business days following the end of the semester or the resident’s check out of the space. Abandoned property will be discarded. (see also Abandoned Property) ROOM TRANSFER A resident who wants to transfer to a different room must request a Room Transfer. The resident must complete all appropriate paperwork and return it to the Housing Office. The procedures for Room Transfers are contained in a document which is available at the Housing Office. Room Transfer Requests for Fall may be submitted on the day of official Housing Opening, August 22, 2009, however, no room change approvals will be granted until completion of the Freeze period, August 31, 2009. Requests for Spring may be submitted on January 9, 2010, however, no room change approvals will be granted until completion of the Freeze period, January 18, 2010. Transfers into empty spaces may or may not be approved. The process for completing a Room Transfer request includes getting the signature of your Resident Assistant before turning the form in to the office. Should a room swap be requested, both students involved in the swap must sign the Room Transfer request. Room Transfers require the approval of the Assistant Director. There is no guarantee Room Transfer requests will be approved. Should a Room Transfer request be approved, you will be notified by mail with the deadline for your move. If you move before your approval you will be required to move back to your original assignment. Also you will be charged a fee of $75.00 for improper room transfer, and you will not be granted the room change. You must pick up your new room keys at the office within 48 hours of your assignment notification.. Failure to complete a room transfer within this time may result in the revocation of transfer approval. All forms must be completed and returned to the office. You must discuss this request with your RA before submitting the form. This request is NOT handled on a first-come-first-served basis. *Residents may be asked to complete a roommate mediation with their suitemate(s) as an alternative to Room Transfer. STORAGE The Department of Housing does not have space for storing resident items, excess room furniture, boxes or other items. The furniture in your room upon check-in must remain in the room. The resident will be charged for any furniture items missing upon checkout. Residents will be charged a removal fee for any items left in the room/unit upon check-out.
SUITEMATE BILL OF RIGHTS
The Bill of Rights is a list of responsibilities of and between University Housing residents. Enjoyment of life in University Housing will depend to a large extent on the thoughtful consideration that is demonstrated. Residents have: 1. The right to a clean tidy environment. 2. The right to expect that each suitemate will respect each other’s personal belongings. 3. The right to study free from undue interference in one’s room. Unreasonable noise and other distractions inhibit the exercise of this right. 4. The right to sleep without undue disturbance from noise, guests of suitemates, or similar disturbances. 5. The right to free access to one’s room and facilities without pressure from a suitemate. 6. The right to expect that guests will respect the rights of the host’s suitemates and other residents. Guests and hosts are mutually responsible for the conduct of the guest, even if the term guest refers to another resident of University Housing. 7. The right to expect reasonable cooperation in use of the suite cable line and public areas. 8. The right to a limited degree of personal privacy. 9. The right to be free from intimidation and/or physical harm. 10. The right to address issues and concerns with the University Residential Life staff. Your Resident Assistant and the other Department of Housing and Residential Life staff are available for assistance in helping with suitemate conflicts. 11. The right to expect suitemates to keep doors locked for security purposes.
RULES & REGULATIONS FOR UNIVERSITY HOUSING
ALCOHOL REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(Y) MISUSE OF ALCOHOL BEVERAGES: (1) Underage drinking of alcoholic beverages is prohibited. (2) The consumption of any alcoholic beverage in public places on the campus is prohibited except where specifically authorized by the University. All buildings, lobbies, walkways, and grounds of the campus are, for the purpose of this rule, considered to be public places. Residential rooms and suites are considered to be private living quarters and are exempt from the public places restriction. (3) Violation of the Alcohol Policy. (4) Hosting—Allowing underage drinking; allowing excessive drinking or allowing an intoxicated person to leave and/or operate a motor vehicle. REGULATION 4.007. SECTION 13(B)(17) ALCOHOL ABUSE SANCTION GUIDELINES: Depending on the amount of alcohol involved and those involving severe intoxication and/or police or emergency medical response, dependent students, found responsible for offenses regarding the use, possession, sale or distribution of alcohol, may be sanctioned as follows at the discretion of University officials. These violations are per academic year. a. First Violation 1. Completion of an educational program 2. Parental Notification ** (Parental Notification may be implemented depending on the severity or nature of the first violation.) 3. Completion of 5 - 15 hours of campus or community service b. Second Violation 1. Completion of evaluation and treatment from Counseling Center 2. Deferred Removal from University Housing for a period of one year 3. Parental Notification 4. Disciplinary Probation for at least 1 semester 5. Completion of 15 - 30 hours of campus or community service c. Third Violation 1. Termination of Housing Contract – Student is suspended from campus housing and may be suspended from the University. Students are still financially responsible for obligations under the housing contract. 2. Parental Notification 3. Disciplinary Probation for 1 year 4. Completion of up to 50 hours of campus or community service
REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(FF) VIOLATION OF HOUSING AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND OUTLINED IN EITHER THE HOUSING CONTRACT OR THE GUIDEBOOK: (1) Students who display intoxicated behavior or who require assistance due to consumption of alcohol are subject to disciplinary action. (2) In accordance with Florida Atlantic University’s Alcohol policy, only beer and wine are permitted in University Housing by residents of legal age. (3) Students who are 21 years old may consume beer and wine in their assigned room but not in the presence of anyone below the legal drinking age. (4)Beer kegs, party balls, funnels and hard liquors are not permitted in or around University Housing. (5) Collections of empty beer or alcohol bottles or cans are not permitted. (6)Any University official has the right to request appropriate student identification when questioning an individual’s age for alcohol consumption purposes. BICYCLING, THE HALL MOTORCYCLING, IN-LINE SKATES, SKATEBOARDING,
Riding bicycles, motorcycles, in-line skates or skateboards in hallways, balconies, walkways, courtyards, lounges, offices and lobbies is prohibited. Riding bicycles or using in-line skates on the sidewalks must be done in a safe, appropriate manner and in designated areas only. The safety of all pedestrian traffic is of foremost importance on the sidewalks. Out of respect for community property, sports and general rough housing are not permitted in the hallways and walkways. CANDLES, OPEN FLAMES, INCENSE OR OPEN HEATING ELEMENTS Possession of candles (unless wicks are clipped to the wax), open flames, incense, hot plates or other heating units with an open flame or heating element are prohibited.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES / DRUGS / DRUG PARAPHERNALIA REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(Q) POSSESSION, USE, DELIVERY TO, SALE OF, DISTRIBUTION OF, CONTROLLED DRUG PARAPHERNALIA; AS DEFINED IN CHAPTER 893, FLORIDA STATUTES.
REGULATION 4.007. SECTION 13(B)(18) DRUG ABUSE SANCTION GUIDELINES: Depending on the amount of illegal substance involved, the student may be suspended or expelled from the University, as well as prosecuted. At the minimum, a student may be sanctioned as follows: a. First Violation 1. Removal from University Housing 2. Disciplinary Probation for one year 3. Mandatory completion of evaluation and treatment from Counseling Center 4. Parental Notification 5. Completion of 25 hours of campus or community service b. Second Violation 1. Completion of 50 hours of campus or community service 2. Deferred Disciplinary Suspension for one year c. Persons found to be involved in the sale of illegal drugs will be subject to permanent dismissal from the University. DAMAGES/COMMUNITY DAMAGES REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(B) THEFT, CONVERSION, MISUSE, DAMAGE,
DEFACING OR DESTRUCTION OF UNIVERSITY PROPERTY OR OF THE PREOPERTY OF MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY.
REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(FF) VIOLATION OF HOUSING AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND OUTLINED IN EITHER THE HOUSING CONTRACT OR THE GUIDEBOOK: Appropriate oversight of community areas is the responsibility of all residents. Flyers will be posted indicating when Community Damage Charges will be assessed. Damages which occur in a unit will be charged to the student(s) assigned to the unit at a rate which includes actual replacement and labor costs. Residents are the only people who have key access to the communities. Public area damages will be charged to those identified as responsible. Any damages occurring in community areas are caused by residents and/ or their guests. Public area damages not charged to a specific individual may be charged to all residents of a floor, building or unit and are referred to as Community Damages. Community Damage Charges will be divided equally among all community residents. It is at the discretion of the University Housing Staff when repair or replacement of damaged items will take place.
DISRUPTIVE CONDUCT REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(CC) ANY OTHER ACTION THAT IMPAIRS, INTERFERES WITH OR OBSTRUCTS THE MISSION, PURPOSES, ORDER, ACADEMIC ATMOSPHERE, OPERATIONS, PROCESSES AND/OR FUNCTIONS OF FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY INCLUDING CONDUCT SET FORTH IN THE FAU REGULATION REGARDING DISRUPTIVE CONDUCT. ENDANGERMENT REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(A) VIOLENCE OR THREAT OF VIOLENCE
TO OTHERS OR AGAINST ONESELF OR ACTIONS WHICH ENDANGER ANY MEMBER OR GUEST OF THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY; INCLUDING PHYSICAL OR SEXUAL ASSAULT AND RELATIONSHIP/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(C) INTERFERENCE WITH THE FREEDOM UNIVERSITY.
OF MOVEMENT OF ANY MEMBER OR GUEST OF THE
FAILURE TO COMPLY REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(F) NONCOMPLIANCE WITH WRITTEN, ORAL
REQUESTS OR ORDERS OF AUTHORIZED UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS OR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES.
FALSE IDENTIFICATION / INFORMATION REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(G) PROVIDING FALSE INFORMATION TO UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS, FORGERY, THE WITHHOLDING OF REQUIRED INFORMATION, OR THE MISUSE OR ALTERATION OF UNIVERSITY DOCUMENTS OR THE UNIVERSITY’S NAME OR LOGOS. REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(FF) VIOLATION OF HOUSING AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND OUTLINED IN EITHER THE HOUSING CONTRACT OR THE GUIDEBOOK: Providing misleading information to a University official or disciplinary hearing officer or review body is prohibited.
GUEST & VISITATION POLICY The Department of Housing and Residential Life welcomes residents’ guests, however in doing so, has outlined the guest and visitation policy to address any person visiting a residence hall or student apartment. Please note the following definitions: Guest: Any individual who is not a resident of the room, suite or apartment that they are visiting while on campus. This includes FAU resident students, general FAU students and family members. All guests must have prior approval by all roommates/suitemates. Host: The resident of the room or suite that a guest is visiting. Overnight Guest: A guest who will be present in a resident room between 2:00 AM and 7:30 AM. Hosts may have overnight guests only with the prior permission of their roommate and suitemate(s). All overnight guests must be registered with the Housing Office or RA on Duty by 10:00 PM. Roommate/Suitemate Agreement: An agreement among roommates/suitemates, which in addition to other guidelines sets expectations regarding guests and visitors with a scope beyond this policy. Failure to abide by the guest and visitation policy may lead to disciplinary action and the loss of guest and visitation privileges. Guests & Visitation 1. Hosts assume full responsibility for the conduct of their guests. FAU students will be held responsible for any violations of the FAU Student Code of Conduct. Hosts are expected to be familiar with University and Housing rules and to inform their guests accordingly. Guests are required to respect and follow University and Housing rules and regulations. 2. Residents are not permitted to assign or sublease their assigned space. 3. Residents may not permit any additional individuals, regardless of gender, to live with them in their assigned space. Guests may not give the appearance of living in a space by having food, drawer space, personal belongings in the bathroom, or being in possession of a resident’s Owl Card or room keys. 4. Housing and Residential Life staff may make the determination that a gathering exceeds safe occupancy and may require some or all guests to vacate the area including student rooms, lounges or lobbies. 5. Social gatherings at which alcohol is served must be conducted in accordance with the FAU Alcohol Policy.
Overnight Guests 1. Hosts may have overnight guests for up to 15 nights per semester with the prior approval of roommates and suitemate(s). If a resident hosts two guests over the course of one night, this will count as two overnight visits. 2. Hosts may have a maximum of two overnight guests at a time. 3. Hosts may have an overnight guest for a maximum of three consecutive nights. 4. Overnight guests will be registered at the Housing Office by 10:00 PM or in the event that the office is closed, with the RA on Duty. If a resident is being made uncomfortable due to a guest’s behavior or because a roommate/ suitemate agreement is being violated, the Housing Office or RA on Duty should be contacted. There is the potential for the guest to be asked to leave. HARASSMENT Should you become a victim of harassment, please contact a Housing and Residential Life staff member. REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(N) CONDUCT THAT CREATES AN INTIMIDATING,
HOSTILE OR OFFENSIVE CAMPUS EDUCATIONAL OR WORK ENVIRONMENT FOR ANOTHER PERSON OR GROUP IS PROHIBITED. THIS INCLUDES ACTIVITIES THAT MAY TAKE PLACE THROUGH ELECTRONIC MEDIUM. CONDUCT THAT THREATENS, HARMS OR INTIMIDATES ANOTHER PERSON OR GROUP IS PROHIBITED.
REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(O) CONDUCT WHICH CONSTITUTES UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION OR HARASSMENT AND/OR VIOLATION OF THE UNIVERSITY EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION REGULATION 7.001 OR THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT REGULATION 5.010. REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(V) REPEATED FOLLOWING OR CONTACTING
OF ANOTHER PERSON TO THE EXTENT THAT IT PLACES THAT PERSON IN REASONABLE FEAR FOR HIS OR HER PHYSICAL OR EMOTIONAL WELFARE.
IDENTIFICATION REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(G) PROVIDING FALSE INFORMATION TO UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS, FORGERY, THE WITHHOLDING OF REQUIRED INFORMATION, OR THE MISUSE OR ALTERATION OF UNIVERSITY DOCUMENTS OR THE UNIVERSITY’S NAME OR LOGOS. REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(FF) VIOLATION OF HOUSING AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND OUTLINED IN EITHER THE HOUSING CONTRACT OR THE GUIDEBOOK: (1)An OWL card or other form of identification with a picture must be presented upon request of a University Housing staff member or other University officials. Presenting a false identification or impersonating another person or a University official is prohibited and will result in disciplinary action. (2) Any University official has the right to request appropriate student identification when questioning an individual’s age for alcohol consumption purposes. LITTERING Students may not dispose of litter in any form on University grounds or facilities. This includes, but is not limited to, cigarette butts, flyers, cans, bottles, etc. Students will be held responsible for the cost of clean-up. NOXIOUS ODORS Causing noxious odors (e.g. drugs, incense, cigarettes, clove cigarette, candles, trash buildup, etc.) is prohibited. PETS/ANIMALS Possession of pets, other than fish as defined below, is prohibited. Any cost associated with the possession of an illegal pet will be charged to the responsible resident(s) or to all residents of the room/apartment, (damaged furniture, cleaning, pest control, etc.) Feeding of stray or wild animals is prohibited. Fish, may be maintained as pets, as long as they are kept in fish tanks which are no larger than 10 gallon capacity. Residents are responsible for maintaining the tanks and are responsible for any and all damage caused by the fish or the tank. PROJECTILES Throwing any object from a window, ledge, roof or balcony, or within the courtyards adjacent to University Housing is prohibited. The use of slingshots, air-soft guns, bi-bi guns, paintball guns, or other related items is prohibited.
QUIET / COURTESY HOURS Courtesy Hours: Courtesy hour restrictions are enforced 24 hours each day. At no time should residents’ noise level interfere with the academic community. Loud talking or music, bouncing a ball, skateboarding, in-line skating, or other disruptive activities in rooms, courtyards, balconies, stairwells, elevated walkways, patios, multi-purpose areas or lobby areas is prohibited. Stereos, radios, TVs, and other sound systems may not be played so loudly that they disturb others. Speakers may not be placed in windows. Residents are responsible for turning down sound systems or discontinuing noisy activity if requested to do so by another resident or staff member at any time. Quiet Hours: During quiet hours, loud playing of radios, stereos or any other noisy activity is prohibited. Quiet hours will be enforced during the following periods: Sunday - Thursday 10:00 PM - 11:00 AM Friday and Saturday 12:00 AM - 11:00 AM Quiet hours are enforced at these times regardless of holidays or semester breaks. During final examination periods, quiet hours will be enforced 24 hours per day, beginning at 10 p.m. on the evening before Reading Day extending through the last day of final examinations. SALES, SOLICITATION, AND CANVASSING REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(R) POSTING OF COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING WITHOUT APPROPRIATE AUTHORIZATION.
OR ENGAGING IN COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY
REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(FF) VIOLATION OF HOUSING AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND OUTLINED IN EITHER THE HOUSING CONTRACT OR THE GUIDEBOOK: (1)Door to door solicitation, sales and canvassing are not permitted. Door to door distribution of flyers or leaflets or the placement of these items on cars is prohibited. (2)Posting flyers on bulletin boards, walls and windows is prohibited. (3) Students may not engage in any sales, business, marketing, or telemarketing activities in their units or within any public area of the University Housing facilities. SEXUAL MISCONDUCT REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(A) VIOLENCE OR THREAT OF VIOLENCE TO OTHERS OR AGAINST ONESELF OR ACTIONS WHICH ENDANGER ANY MEMBER OR GUEST OF THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY; INCLUDING PHYSICAL OR SEXUAL ASSAULT AND RELATIONSHIP/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(W) ANY SEXUAL ACT THAT OCCURS WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE VICTIM, OR THAT OCCURS WHEN THE VICTIM IS UNABLE TO GIVE CONSENT. SMOKING Smoking is not permitted in any of the University Housing buildings, in compliance with the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act. All residents and guests who wish to smoke tobacco must do so at least 20 feet away from any building including overhangs, balconies, stairways and entranceways. TRESPASSING Individuals who are not authorized, licensed or invited to enter University Housing facilities and the immediate surrounding areas are subject to arrest for trespassing if they fail to leave after being directed to do so. Any person soliciting will be considered trespassing. Persons who receive trespass notices will not be permitted to live in University Housing and will be referred to the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs or FAU Police Department. Knowingly hosting persons under trespass notice is prohibited and may lead to disciplinary action. WEAPONS, FIREARMS, EXPLOSIVES REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(I) POSSESSION OR USE OF FIREARMS, EXPLOSIVES,
AMMUNITION, FIREWORKS, WEAPONS OR UNAUTHORIZED POSSESSION OR USE OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OR DANGEROUS CHEMICALS ON UNIVERSITY PREMISES.
REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(FF) VIOLATION OF HOUSING AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND OUTLINED IN ETHER THE HOUSING CONTRACT OR THE GUIDEBOOK: Possession, storage or use of firearms including but not limited to bb guns and paintball guns, explosives, fireworks, ammunition or other weapons or dangerous articles or substances is prohibited. Possession of weapons may result in removal from University Housing. If you have a question on the status of a weapon, please contact Sean J. Pierce, Assistant Director of Housing & Residential Life at 561-799-8828.
SAFETY & PREPAREDNESS
Crime can happen on campus just as it can happen in the community. Don’t take any chances and don’t take your safety for granted. Some tips: • Keep your door(s) locked at all times. • Always find out who is knocking before opening the door. Look through the peephole or, if there is not a peephole, ask who it is before you open the door. • Never leave the room/exterior door(s) propped opened. • Keep your keys safe. Don’t lend your keys to anyone and don’t leave your keys lying around. • If your keys are lost or stolen, report this to the Housing Office immediately so that the lock can be changed. • Have your keys ready before you get to your door or your car, especially after dark. • Always report any suspicious activity to your RA and to the University Police Department. • Don’t walk alone, especially at night. Use the buddy system. • Avoid dark paths or shortcuts. Always use public walkways. • Carry identification at all times. • Let your suitemates know where you are going and when you will return. • If you are the victim of a crime, report the incident to the University Police Department and to a member of the Residential Life staff immediately. • Do not leave valuables (including keys, wallet, credit cards, ATM card, ID card) in plain sight. • Record serial numbers of all valuables (stereo, computer, bike, etc.). • Use the University Police Department’s engraving service to put your Social Security Number or Student ID Number on all valuables. • Make sure your belongings are covered against fire, theft, etc. by your insurance policy. Know the terms and conditions of your specific policy before you have to file a claim. • Do not leave personal items including, but not limited to, laptop computers, books, wallets, purses, backpacks, keys, unattended. • Do not allow anyone without keys into any University Housing community. Direct them to a courtesy phone.
BLUE LIGHT PHONES Phones, identified by a blue light, are posted in various locations around campus. If you have concerns for your safety, are in danger or wish to have a security escort, simply follow the instructions posted. The phones are connected directly to the University Police Department. These phones are only to be used in case of emergency. Tampering with or making a false call on these phones will result in University Housing disciplinary action and referral to the University Police Department. EVACUATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES In the event of a fire alarm, electrical outage, or other occurrence which impedes the operation of the elevators in a given building, it is essential that Housing, Police, Fire, Medical, or other personnel be prepared and able to assist students who are unable to exit the building. Should you become injured and as such be temporarily unable to ascend or descend stairs easily, please contact the Housing Office staff so they may update their records. FIRE ALARMS / FIRE DRILLS / FIRE SAFETY EQUIPMENT Under Florida law, it is a crime to intentionally set a fire, intentionally cause a false fire alarm, or interfere with fire safety or detection equipment or measures, (Florida Statute 806.10 and Florida Statute, Section 806.101). During the academic year, students will be informed about emergency evacuation of University Housing. Each building/apartment is equipped with a fire alarm system. These systems are regularly inspected and approved by the State Fire Marshall. Smoke detectors are located in every apartment/suite area. Emergency lights are located in the hallways and stairwells of each community. Fire extinguishers are located in hallways or community areas of each community. There will be one posted (announced) fire drill within the first three weeks of the fall, spring and summer A semesters. Flyers will be posted in each community approximately forty-eight hours in advance of a fire drill. Flyers will notify residents of the date and time fire drills will occur. It is essential all students evacuate the apartment/building whenever the fire alarm is activated. Failure to do so may jeopardize the safety of all residents and will result in disciplinary action and a fine of $75.00. Special precautions should be taken by all students to reduce the danger of fire in their living areas. If you discover a fire or smoke, activate the nearest fire alarm pull station and tell an RA immediately. If an RA isn't nearby, call the University Police at (561) 395-0015 immediately to report the location of the fire. It is the responsibility of the residents to
immediately vacate the building when alarms sound. When a fire alarm sounds, follow the procedures below: 1. Pre-plan your evacuation route and locate the nearest alarm pull station. 2. Leave your room and exit the building using the closest and safest route. Do not use the elevator. 3. Assemble in the parking lot nearest your building or the grass areas at least 50 yards from the building. The Residential Life staff will notify residents when it is safe to re-enter the building. 4. Once outside the building, follow the direction of Housing and Residential Life staff. 5. When evacuating the building, residents should be fully clothed as they may be outside of the building for an extended period of time. 6. See your RA for area specific information regarding building evacuation. FIRE SAFETY The use or storage of flammable fluid, hazardous liquids or chemicals is not permitted in University Housing. Tampering with or damaging fire safety equipment (including automatic door closures, smoke detectors, pull stations, fire extinguishers, sprinkler heads, etc.), initiating false alarms, stopping existing fire alarms, or failing to immediately evacuate during a fire alarm are violations of State fire codes. Violations of State fire codes will result in University disciplinary action and are punishable under state law. Residents must cooperate with staff and participate in fire and other emergency drills, including exiting the building, going to designated shelters and following the direction of University Housing staff, safety officials or both. HARASSING OR OBSCENE TELEPHONE CALLS Residents who receive obscene/harassing telephone calls are asked to contact his or her RA or the Area Office immediately. The resident will be asked to contact the University Police to make a report and keep a log of the calls they receive as call tracing is not possible. HURRICANE INFORMATION Each resident receives a hurricane preparedness brochure in their student mail box. This brochure contains pertinent information regarding hurricanes. Hurricane Watch indicates that a hurricane condition is a strong possibility and may threaten the area within 36 hours. All windows and curtains/blinds should be closed. Do not tape windows. All items considered valuable should be covered with plastic and stored in a high place. Each resident must determine where they will be seeking shelter and report this information to their RA. Residents planning to use a Red Cross Shelter must plan to bring their own food and water.
Hurricane Warning indicates that a hurricane is expected in 24 hours or less. All residents may be evacuated from University Housing if an evacuation is ordered. All electrical equipment, including refrigerators must be unplugged and any perishable food disposed of. Residents with friends or relatives in the local area will be asked to go there. Residents who seek shelter off campus must inform a Department of Housing and Residential Life staff member and provide their evacuation information and location. Residents need to bring food and water. University Housing is not a designated shelter area. Again, in the event of an evacuation, all residents are expected to evacuate University Housing and follow instructions given by the staff members or other University or public officials. In the event of an evacuation, student must bring any necessary items with them including clothing, identification, money, and prescriptions with them as they will not be permitted back into the residence halls and student apartments until the University reopens. SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS In case of a severe weather warning, residents should close all windows and blinds/curtains and stay clear of window openings or doors with glass panels. All electrical appliances should be unplugged. Adhere to the instructions of the Residential Life staff members and/or other public officials. Please check the Florida Atlantic University webpage at http://www.fau.edu for information during severe weather periods.
ANTENNAS External antennas of any type are prohibited. This includes satellite dishes. BUNK BEDS/LOFTS Existing beds are not to be bunked. Lofts are prohibited in University Housing. DOORS In order to reduce long-term damage to doors, residents may post only one in/out board on the doors entering resident’s room/apartment/suite areas. Anything placed on a door must not cause any long-term damage to the door or threshold of the door. The doors are the main egress to the room in case of fire.
ELEVATORS Tampering with or rewiring elevators is prohibited. Elevators may not be used during general building evacuation in a fire or severe weather emergency. Overloading elevators is prohibited. Ringing / sounding / engaging the emergency bell inside an elevator is prohibited, unless an emergency is occurring. FURNISHINGS Residents are responsible for all furnishings provided in their units. Unit furnishings may not be removed from assigned locations. Alterations or damages to furnishings will result in charges for replacement or restoration to original condition. If unit furniture is missing, the resident will be charged for the replacement of the furniture. • Waterbeds, lofts or homemade bunk beds are not permitted. Due to limited space and safety reasons, students are discouraged from bringing in additional furnishings. University Housing staff reserves the right to have students remove personal furnishings from a unit if those furnishings are believed to pose a safety risk, impede movement within the unit or represent a fire hazard. • Community and lounge furniture may not be removed or relocated. Appropriate University Housing lounge furniture is provided and other furnishings will not be permitted in community/ lounge areas. If community and lounge furniture is found within a resident's unit, the resident(s) will be charged a fee and will be subject to University Housing disciplinary action. • Residents are permitted to bring personal items, such as rugs, throw pillows, curtains and bedspreads. Residents are encouraged to use personal items which are fire retardant. Furnishings and any item brought into the room must be arranged in a manner that does not obstruct clear access to exits, including windows. • Residents are not permitted to cover lights or drape or hang items from lights, windows, walls or ceilings in any manner. Paper or other flammable decorations should be used with care and should not cover windows. Students are permitted to hang posters as long as no damage is done to the walls.
GROUNDS Parking or driving on the grounds within University Housing is prohibited. Camping or sleeping on the grounds is also prohibited. PERSONALIZING RESIDENT ROOMS (ROOM MODIFICATION) Nails, tacks, boards or any adhesive products which damage wall, floor and ceiling surfaces are strictly prohibited. Painting, wallpapering, caulking, plastering and paneling in a unit by the resident is not permitted. Posters, pictures and other decorative objects may be attached to interior surfaces of a unit with the understanding that the residents of the unit will be held financially responsible for any resulting damage. Shelves or other items are not to be attached
to walls or ceilings. Carpet may not be affixed to the floor surface. Residents will be charged for the repair of any damages from the violation of these policies. Contact the Housing Office prior to making any kind of room modification. POSTINGS Notices, flyers, ads and other informational items may be posted only on designated boards and only with authorization from the Housing and Residential Life staff. Postings are not permitted on hallway walls, glass windows, or doorways. All flyers must have a University Housing stamp to be posted within the halls or apartment areas. The Housing Stamp can be obtained from the Program Assistant at the Housing Office. Student organizations must have a Student Activities stamp before receiving the University Housing stamp. Flyers advertising events with alcohol will be not be approved for posting. All items posted must also be in compliance with the University Posting Policy (see Student Handbook). No individual, including mailroom staff persons, is permitted to distribute any materials other than University Housing approved materials into the resident’s mailboxes. Improper use of residents' mailboxes will be referred to the University Police. RAILINGS, BALCONIES, PORCHES (PATIOS) AND ROOFS Sitting, standing on, climbing on, or hanging from a balcony, railing or roof is prohibited. Bikes, banners, signs, clothing, plants, or other items may not be hung from balconies, roofs or windows. Possession of open containers of alcohol or consumption of alcoholic beverages in these areas is prohibited. In compliance with the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act, all residents and guests who wish to smoke tobacco must do so at least 20 feet away from any building including overhangs, balconies, stairwells and entrances in designated smoking areas. RESERVATIONS FOR COMMON AREAS Reservations for space in the BBQ Pit/Courtyard and Multi-Purpose Rooms may be made at the Housing Office in the lobby of Building 1. Student Organizations may not reserve the other housing spaces. Only Resident Assistants and MacRSA are permitted to reserve space in the residence halls. Reservations must be completed 10 days in advance of the event. Persons reserving any housing spaces are responsible for the set up and clean up of the facilities. University Housing student affiliations MAY NOT reserve space for any other student organizations. NO TELEPHONE, FAX or E-MAIL RESERVATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Reservations for Multi-Purpose Rooms are not accepted more than two months in advance. Failure to abide by the policies set forth in the Department of Housing and Residential Life Guidebook or FAU Student Handbook, may result in suspension from use of University Housing Facilities for up to one (1) year.
WINDOWS Windows are not to be used by residents as an entrance or an exit to units except when directed to do so by emergency personnel. Signs, flags, stickers, design items, pictures, posters, banners, bottles or bottle collections, and similar objects may not be displayed in windows. For safety purposes, items are not to block or impede access or exit to/from the unit. Window coverings of any type (except those issued by the Department of Housing and Residential Life) are prohibited. Residents are subject to University Housing disciplinary action and fine if window seals are broken. If upon checking in, the window is not properly sealed, it is the responsibility of the resident to contact his or her RA.
RESIDENT STUDENT ASSOCIATION (561)799-8828 or MacRSA@fau.edu The MacArthur Resident Student Association is concerned with encouraging student growth and development of skills such as leadership, organization and communication. The group has been structured to create better channels for input, feedback and involvement of residents in decision-making when possible. Through this, programming will be promoted and geared toward the needs and growth of the students, thereby raising the quality and value of programming and residence hall living. MacRSA is advised by the Assistant Director of Housing & Residential Life. MEETINGS AND TIMES MacRSA Meetings are Wednesdays at 5:00 PM in the Building 1 MPR. Contact the Housing Office for more information on MacRSA. WHO CAN JOIN? Any resident who lives on the FAU MacArthur campus is a member of MacRSA. MacRSA elected officials govern as the official representative of the student voice of Housing and Residential Life.
REGULARION 4.007 STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
(1) Statement of Philosophy Florida Atlantic University is a public university committed through its distributed campus structure to providing access to challenging opportunities in higher education for students in Southeast Florida and beyond. Its mission is to serve its region, state, and nation by preparing students to make meaningful contributions in an increasingly complex global society, by encouraging reflection on and evaluation of emerging needs and priorities, and by supporting research and service that enhances economic, human, and cultural development. FAU accomplishes its mission primarily through its students, teachers and researchers, its undergraduate educational programs, its graduate and professional offerings, and its linkages to other educational institutions and the community. The University’s Student Code of Conduct is an integral part of the educational mission of the University, emphasizing the development of each individual’s acceptance of his or her own personal and social responsibilities and to ensure fairness and due process for all students. Since behavior which is not in keeping with standards acceptable to the University community is often symptomatic of attitudes, misconceptions, and emotional crises; reeducation and rehabilitative activities are an essential elements of the disciplinary process. A humanistic approach is employed. The University’s Student Code of Conduct is designed to provide and help maintain an atmosphere within the University community that is conducive to academic pursuits. Serious action against a student, such as separation, is considered and invoked only when other remedies fail to meet the needs of the University’s mission. The University, however, recognizes its responsibilities to all members of the academic community – students, faculty, and staff, and the protection of personal and institutional rights and property is a primary focus of the process.
Principles The University principles address the respect for the law, regulations and policies, and the respect for people. (a) Respect for the Law. Students are expected to respect and obey all regulations and policies of the University and all local, state and federal laws. If regulations, policies or laws are considered to be unfair or improper, it is expected that students will use appropriate, established, and lawful procedures to effect change. Respect for Self and Others. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner which exemplifies respect for people of all races, religions, and ethnic groups, and to adhere to one's personal values without unduly imposing them on others. Respect for one's own mind and body, is essential. In interpersonal relationships, students are expected to respect the rights of others, particularly their right to refuse to participate in any activity. Students should take responsibility to serve as leaders in promoting compassion for others and challenging prejudice.
All students enrolled in the University including all student residents, regardless of institutional or program affiliation, are expected to know and adhere to the regulations and policies of the University, as well as local, state, and federal laws. (3) Jurisdiction of the University A student, registered organization or a person who has submitted an application for admission, housing, or any other service provided by the University which requires student status will be subject to the Student Code of Conduct for any conduct which occurs on University property, at University-sponsored events or off campus under the conditions described in this regulation. Definitions: (a) Academic days - Only those days when the University’s classes are in session, excluding holidays and weekend days. (b) Advisor - The term "advisor" refers to any person, including an attorney chosen by the student or the alleged victim at their own expense to assist him/her throughout the process. (c) Chair - One of the faculty/staff members that is selected from the panel to chair the Student Conduct Board Hearing. (d) Charged Student - The term "charged student" refers to any student who has been formally charged with an alleged violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
Dean of Student Affairs - The term “Associate Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs” refers to any of the following persons or offices: Dean of Student Affairs, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, or designee. Disciplinary Conference - The term “Disciplinary Conference” refers to the individual meeting with the student and the Dean of Student Affairs or designee after a Notice of Charges has been delivered. This meeting consists primarily of a discussion between the student and the Dean of Student Affairs or designee and affords the student to choose Responsible or Not Responsible to the charges listed on the Notice of Charges and determined the next course of action. Information Session - The term “Information Session” refers to the conference that the charged student is afforded the opportunity to review all materials that will be used in his or her Student Conduct Board hearing. Student - The term "student" refers to any person taking courses at FAU on any of its campuses or sites, either full-time or part-time, pursuing undergraduate, graduate, or professional studies. Persons who withdraw after allegedly violating the Student Code of Conduct, who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with FAU or who have been notified of their acceptance for admission are considered “students” as are persons who are living in FAU housing, although not enrolled in this institution. The term “student” will also refer to student clubs, groups and organizations. Student Conduct Board - The term "Student Conduct Board " means any person or persons authorized by the University to determine whether a student has violated the Student Code of Conduct and may recommend sanctions that may be imposed when a violation has been committed. Student Conduct Board Hearing - A formal disciplinary hearing conducted by The Student Conduct Board, Student Organization Conduct Board, Greek Life Conduct Board or any other University Board hearing. University or FAU - The term "University" or FAU refers to Florida Atlantic University, including all of its campuses and sites. The Student Code of Conduct applies to all campuses of the University. University Official - The term "university official" refers to any person employed by the University to perform assigned teaching, research, administrative, professional or other responsibilities. Vice President - The term “Vice President” refers to the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee.
Hearing Officer – A person authorized by the University to determine whether a student has violated the Student Code of Conduct and may recommend sanctions that may be imposed.
Violations of the Code of Conduct: Any of the following actions constitute conduct for which a student, a group of students, or a student organization may be subject to disciplinary action. (a) Violence or threat of violence to others or against oneself or actions which endanger any member or guest of the university community; including physical or sexual assault and relationship/domestic violence. (b) Theft, conversion, misuse, damage, defacing or destruction of University property or of the property of members of the University community. (c) Interference with the freedom of movement of any member or guest of the University. (d) Interference with the rights of others to carry out their activities or duties at or on behalf of the University. (e) Interference with academic freedom and freedom of speech of any member or guest of the University. (f) Noncompliance with written, oral requests or orders of authorized university officials or law enforcement officers in the performance of their duties. (g) Providing false information to university officials, forgery, the withholding of required information or the misuse or alteration of University documents or the University’s name or logos. (h) Misuse or duplication of any University key or access card to any university premises or services. (i) Possession or use of firearms, explosives, ammunition, fireworks, weapons or unauthorized possession or use of hazardous materials or dangerous chemicals on University premises. (j) Actions which cause or attempts to cause a fire or explosion, falsely reporting a fire, explosion or an explosive device; tampering with fire safety equipment or failure to evacuate university buildings during a fire alarm. (k) Disorderly Conduct - Breach of peace, such as causing a disturbance or being unruly. (l) Soliciting, aiding, abetting or inciting others to participate in conduct which violates this regulation. (m) Lewd, obscene, indecent behavior or voyeurism. (n) Acts of verbal, written (including electronic communications) or physical abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion or other conduct which threaten the health, safety or welfare of any person. (o) Conduct which constitutes unlawful discrimination or harassment and/or
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violation of the University Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Regulation 7.001 or the Sexual Harassment Regulation 5.010. Violation of the University’s Student Organization Regulation 4.006. Possession, use, delivery to, sale of, distribution of, controlled substances or drug paraphernalia; as defined in Chapter 893, Florida Statutes. Posting of commercial advertising or engaging in commercial activity without appropriate authorization. Endangering the health, safety or welfare of members or guests of the University. Engaging in Hazing, which is prohibited, is defined as an action or situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a person(s), for the purpose of initiation or admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for the continued membership in a group or organization whether conducted on or off campus. Violation of the FAU Information Resource Management Technology Policy. Repeated following or contacting of another person to the extent that it places that person in reasonable fear for his or her physical or emotional welfare. Any sexual act that occurs without the consent of the victim, or that occurs when the victim is unable to give consent. Any act which could constitute a violation of any local law or ordinance, State of Florida or Federal law. Misuse of Alcoholic Beverages. 1. Underage drinking of alcoholic beverages is prohibited. 2. The consumption of any alcoholic beverage in public places on the campus is prohibited except where specifically authorized by the University. All buildings, lobbies, walkways, and grounds of the campus are, for the purpose of this rule considered to be public places. Residential rooms and suites are considered to be private living quarters and are exempt from the public places restriction. 3. Violation of the Alcohol Policy. 4. Hosting – Allowing underage drinking; allowing excessive drinking or allowing an intoxicated person to leave and/or operate a motor vehicle. Inappropriate Conduct at University-Sponsored Events – Students are expected to govern their behavior at all University-sponsored events and conduct themselves within the guidelines of the Student Code of Conduct. This applies to events that are held on or off campus. Violation of probation - failure to abide by conditions of probation.
Obstruction of Student Code of Conduct Process – Acts that disrupt or interfere with the University disciplinary process, including but not be limited to: 1. failure to appear at an official university hearing when proper notification has been provided (nothing in this subsection shall be construed to compel self-incrimination); 2. knowingly falsifying, distorting or misrepresenting information before a disciplinary proceeding; 3. deliberate disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a disciplinary proceeding; 4. knowingly initiating a complaint/referral without cause; 5. use of threats, coercion, or intimidation to discourage an individual’s participation in or other proper participation or use of the disciplinary process; 6. tampering with information to be used in a Student Conduct Board Hearing; 7. attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of the disciplinary process prior to or during the course of the disciplinary proceeding; 8. harassment or intimidation of any participant in the disciplinary process; or 9. violating and/or failing to comply with or fulfill disciplinary sanctions. Disruptive Conduct - Any other action that impairs, interferes with or obstructs the mission, purposes, order, academic atmosphere, operations, processes and/or functions of Florida Atlantic University including conduct set forth in the FAU Regulation regarding Disruptive Conduct. Any unauthorized use of electronic or other devices to make an audio or video record of any person while on University premises without his/her prior knowledge or without his/her effective consent when such recording is likely to cause injury or distress. This includes, but is not limited to, surreptitiously taking pictures of another person in a gym, locker room or restroom. Violation of any University Policy or Regulation published in hard copy or available electronically on the University’s website. Violation of Housing and Residential Life policies and procedures as outlined in either the Housing Contract or The Guidebook.
Off-Campus Conduct: The University shall take disciplinary action against a student for violations committed off campus if any one of the following applies: (a) The off-campus conduct is specifically prohibited by law or violates this Code of Conduct. (b) The off-campus conduct demonstrates that the continued presence of the student on campus presents a danger to the health, safety, or welfare of the university community; is disruptive to the orderly conduct processes and functions of the university; or is intimidating or threatening to the university community or an individual within the university community. (c) The off-campus conduct is of such a serious nature that it adversely affects the student’s suitability to remain a part of the university community. Court proceedings outside of the University: (a) University disciplinary proceedings may be instituted against a student charged with conduct that potentially violates both the criminal law and this Student Code without regard to the pendency of civil or criminal litigation in court or criminal arrest and prosecution. Proceedings under this Student Code may be carried out prior to, simultaneously with, or following civil or criminal proceedings off campus at the discretion of the Dean of Student Affairs. Determinations made or sanctions imposed under this Student Code shall not be subject to change because criminal charges arising out of the same facts giving rise to violation of University rules were dismissed, reduced, or resolved in favor of or against the criminal law defendant. (b) Any admission of guilt, responsibility or against the student’s interest made by a student at off-campus proceedings shall be conclusive for University purposes. (c) A verdict of guilty, a plea of guilty, a plea of no contest (nolo contendere) or similar plea in a court of law by a charged student will operate as a conclusive finding that the student is “responsible” for the purpose of FAU disciplinary proceedings. (d) The University may amend its charge(s) based on information obtained through an outside proceeding where that information is relevant to activity adversely affecting the University community. Students’ Rights. A student against whom disciplinary action may be taken shall have the following rights. (a) The right to be notified in writing of the charges against him/her in sufficient detail to prepare for a hearing.
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The right to a hearing no less than three academic days after the University provides the student with a notice of charges. The right to a fair and impartial hearing on the charges by a duly constituted panel of the Student Conduct Board. The right to review, not less than three academic days prior to the hearing, the information which will be used by the University. The right to present information and witness relevant to his or her defense at the hearing. The right to be assisted by an advisor they choose at their own expense. The advisor is not permitted to speak during or to participate in any part of the disciplinary process. The right to question adverse witnesses, unless the student has waived a hearing. The right to not be forced to present testimony which would be selfincriminating. However, the University is not required to postpone disciplinary proceedings pending the outcome of any outside criminal or civil case. The right to request an appeal of the sanction imposed as long as appropriate appeal procedures are followed. The right to have his or her status remain unchanged pending final disciplinary action except in cases involving the health, safety or welfare of the University community. The right to have character witnesses testify at the Student Conduct Board hearing. The maximum number of character witnesses may be limited by the Student Conduct Board depending on the number of witnesses and the time available.
Emergency Measures (a) The Dean of Student Affairs or designee has the authority to take appropriate immediate action against a student who poses a significant danger of imminent or serious physical harm to himself/herself or others at the University, or where the Dean of Student Affairs determines that an emergency exists which affects the health, safety or welfare of a student or the university community. 1. Emergency Measures include but are not limited to, one or more of the following: a. Interim Suspension. A student under interim suspension may not attend classes, may not be on or come onto University property, may not participate in any University activities or
organizations, and may not use University facilities, equipment or resources. b. Interim Suspension from University Housing. A student under interim suspension from University Housing may not reside in University Housing and may not come into University Housing facilities and/or adjacent areas of University Housing. c. If the Dean of Student Affairs determines that other interim measures are more appropriate to protect the health, safety, or welfare of the student or the University community, the Dean of Student Affairs may: 1. restrict or bar attendance of any or all classes; 2. restrict or bar access or contact with individuals; 3. restrict or bar access to University property, places, facilities or equipment; 4. restrict or ban participation in University activities or organizations; or 5. otherwise restrict or ban access to University resources or conduct. A student subject to Emergency Measures shall be furnished: 1. Written notice of the Emergency Measure and the reason(s) for the action. 2. The opportunity to participate in disciplinary proceedings or to present relevant information for consideration of his/her case. Emergency Interim Measures may be taken at any time prior to the conclusion of the University Disciplinary process including during the appeal process. A Dean of Student Affairs hold on registration may immediately be placed on all students who have Emergency Measures taken against them, which prevents the student from accessing, changing or altering his/her course registration and/or admission status.
Procedures for the Conduct of Disciplinary Proceedings at Florida Atlantic University. (a) Complaints. Any person or entity may request charges be filed against a student for alleged violation of law or University regulations or policies. An investigation may take place of the circumstances of the complaint. The complaint regarding a student’s conduct must be submitted as follows:
Filing a police report with the University Police Department or requesting that a report from another law enforcement agency be sent to the University Police Department and referral to the Dean of Student Affairs; or providing a written and signed statement to the Dean of Student Affairs. Written statements should include all information and evidence the person making the complaint can produce. 2. Reports must be made to either law enforcement or the appropriate administrator within 6 months of the incident, or knowledge about the incident. No student may be charged with a violation to the Student Code of Conduct if the report is made past the 6 month period. This provision shall apply except in incidents involving patterns of behavior (i.e. stalking, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, etc.). These incidents must be reported within one (1) calendar year from the date of the incident or knowledge about the incident. When a complaint against a student is received by the Dean of Student Affairs, all other administrative processes and petitions at the University are suspended and may not be processed further until final disposition of the complaint or special permission by the Dean of Student Affairs. The Dean of Student Affairs will determine if there are reasonable grounds to believe that the allegations of the complaint are true, and if true, would constitute a violation of the University’s Code of Conduct. 1. The Dean of Student Affairs may conduct an Investigation Conference with the student. This conference shall include an explanation of the process, the student’s rights and a review of the incident. No student shall be required to testify against him/herself. 2. The Dean of Student Affairs may conduct an investigation with others as related to the incident or complaint. 3. Nothing in this regulation shall prevent the mediation of a complaint when deemed appropriate by the University. 4. Nothing in this regulation shall prevent the disposition of a complaint administratively by written agreement with mutual consent of the parties involved. Such disposition shall be final and there shall be no subsequent proceedings. 5. If an alleged violation of the Code of Conduct is not handled through other appropriate channels, is not dismissed, or is not settled informally, then the Dean of Student Affairs shall present in writing formal charges to the student.
Notice of Charges. The notification of charges shall be in writing and include: the specific conduct code violations, a brief description of alleged offenses, the student’s rights, and an invitation to attend a Disciplinary Conference; the date and time of this Disciplinary Conference is also included. 1. The Disciplinary Conference shall take place no sooner than three academic days, excluding holidays and weekends, from the date of Notice of Charges. 2. If a hold on registration is not already in effect, as an Emergency Measure, upon issuing the Notice of Charges the Dean of Student Affairs may place a Student Affairs hold on registration until final disposition of the complaint. Disciplinary Conference. After the Notice of Charges has been issued, a Disciplinary Conference may be scheduled. 1. There are no witnesses called and it consists primarily of a discussion between the charged student and the Dean of Student Affairs in an effort to resolve the matter. 2. The Disciplinary Conference is not audio taped or recorded. 3. At the conclusion of the disciplinary conference, the charged student may accept or deny responsibility to the student code of conduct violations on the Notice of Charges. 4. If the charged student chooses to accept responsibility, or fails to attend the disciplinary conference, the authority may assess such sanctions as are deemed appropriate. This acceptance of responsibility or failure to appear shall constitute as the charged student’s waiver of a formal hearing and right of appeal. The student retains the right only to appeal the severity of the sanction. 5. Brief written decisions (including findings of fact) will serve as records of disciplinary conference and will be communicated in writing within 7 academic days of the Disciplinary Conference. Formal Disposition by Hearing: When a charged student denies responsibility, a hearing shall be scheduled no less than three (3) days after the date of the Disciplinary Conference. 1. A Formal Hearing is defined as any hearing before the Student Conduct Board or a University Hearing Officer. 2. The student may choose to have his/her hearing before the Student Conduct Board or a University Hearing Officer. This choice shall be made at the Disciplinary Conference.
If the student does not choose an option, the hearing shall be heard by a Hearing Officer. Notice of Hearing. The notification of hearing shall be in writing and include: 1. The date, time and location of the Student Conduct Board or Hearing Officer hearing 2. Reference to this Regulation, of his/her rights and the hearing procedures 3. A reasonable date, time and location for an Information Session, during which the student may review a potential witness list and all materials to be used by the University in his or her case, which shall be no less than 3 academic days prior to the hearing. If the student chooses to review the materials provided at the Information Session, the charged student shall allow the University to also review all of his or her materials and witnesses to be used in the case. Any materials or witnesses not provided at the Information Session by either the University or the student may not be used at any time thereafter during the student disciplinary proceedings. 4. The charged student shall have the opportunity to challenge the impartiality of the hearing officer within three (3) academic days of notification. In the event that a student has opted not to challenge the impartiality of a hearing office prior to the allotted three (3) academic days, the assigned hearing officer shall remain as scheduled. The student shall state in writing the basis for such challenge. A hearing officer so challenged maybe replaced by the Dean of Student Affairs for good cause shown. Postponement of Hearing. The student may request postponement of a Student Conduct Board or Officer Hearing in writing to the Dean of Student Affairs. The Dean of Student Affairs may grant a postponement when the circumstances presented demonstrate that a postponement is necessary to ensure fairness to the process or on any other reasonable grounds. The Dean of Student Affairs may postpone the hearing on the University’s behalf for administrative reasons.
Structure of the Student Conduct Board The Student Conduct Board shall consist of the following persons: two students, one faculty member/administrator and an optional fourth member who may be a student or a faculty member/administrator. The chairperson of a Student Conduct Board hearing shall be one of the faculty members/administrators that serves on the panel. Faculty members/administrators are chosen by the Dean of Student Affairs Office.
The students shall be appointed by the Student Government President. If, however, the Student Government President fails to provide a list of students to serve for disciplinary proceedings or if the student charged is an officer in student government, the Dean of Student Affairs or designee may select students from the Judicial branch of the Student Government Association or other interested impartial students to serve on the Student Conduct Board or to serve as Board members for a particular disciplinary proceeding. (12) Hearing Procedures (a) The hearing is not a legal proceeding. Formal rules of process, procedure, or evidence do not apply. (b) Objectives of the Hearing. Requisite levels of due process and fairness will be provided to all participants during these proceedings. The hearing shall have the following objectives. 1. Inform the student of the charges 2. Give the accused student an opportunity to respond to the charges 3. Review the facts of the case 4. Determine if any violation of the Student Code of Conduct was committed 5. Recommend any Disciplinary Sanction(s) to be imposed based upon the facts, as determined at the hearing. (c) Witnesses. Witnesses at hearings will not be sworn in. Each witness will be admonished that he or she is required to tell the truth. A student giving untrue testimony at a hearing is subject to disciplinary charges. (d) Information. Pertinent records, exhibits, and written statements may be accepted as information for consideration by the Hearing Officer or the Student Conduct Board at the discretion of the Chair. (e) Burdens of Proof. The Student Conduct Board or Hearing Officer shall determine whether it is more likely than not that the accused student violated the Student Code of Conduct by a preponderance of evidence. (f) The charged student may choose one advisor to be present at the hearing at the student’s expense. The advisor/attorney may not present statements, arguments, or question witnesses or participate directly in any Student Conduct Board Hearing. 1. Members of the Student Conduct Board may not serve as a student’s advisor at the hearing. 2. If the charged student chooses an attorney as his/her advisor at the hearing, he or she must inform the Dean of Student Affairs at least three academic days before the hearing. In such cases the Student
Conduct Board, the Dean of Student Affairs or both will be advised by an attorney as well. Hearings 1. All hearings before the Student Conduct Board will be digitally recorded by the University. That recording will serve as the only official record of these proceedings and shall be the property of the University. No other recordings are permitted. Deliberations shall not be recorded. 2. The following is a guide to the format of events for hearings. The Board or Hearing Officer may change the order if necessary. The Board or Hearing Officer may question any party or witness directly. a. Review of Hearing procedures. b. Reading of Charges c. Opening statement and presentation of evidence by the University, followed by the opening statement and presentation of evidence by the charged student. d. Questioning of University witnesses, followed by the questioning of charged student’s witnesses. e. Questions directed to the charged student and the University by the Student Conduct Board or Hearing Officer. f. Closing statement by the University, followed by the closing statement of the charged student. g. Deliberation by the Board or Hearing Officer (not taped) h. Decision and optional recommendation of sanction by the Board or Hearing Officer. The Student Conduct Board or Hearing Officer will find the student “Responsible” or “Not Responsible” for each of the alleged violations listed on the Notice of Charges. If the Board or Hearing Officer can not reach a finding of “Responsible” or “Not Responsible” to a charge within a reasonable time period based on the complexity of the case, the chairperson shall call the Board as deadlocked and the Dean of Student Affairs may call a new hearing date with new board members to hear that charge. No person serving on the first board shall serve on the second board. If the second board also deadlocks, then the charges against the charged student shall be dismissed. If the charged student fails to appear at the scheduled hearing (after proper notice), the student shall be found Responsible for each of the alleged violations listed on the Notice of Charges and may not appeal the finding of
responsibility. The student retains the right only to appeal the severity of the sanction. The Dean of Student Affairs shall send a notification in writing (Notice of Decision and Sanction) to the student of the decision of the Student Conduct Board and the sanction(s) imposed within five (5) academic days of the conclusion of the hearing. Disciplinary Sanctioning is intended: 1. To make sure the student sanctioned has learned from the experience. 2. To educate the student so he or she does not commit the violation again. 3. To offer the student the opportunity to make good on a mistake. 4. To ensure that University expectations regarding appropriate behavior are clear. 5. To educate the student concerning how his or her behavior impacts others in the community. 6. To protect the University community from people who may harm others in the community or who may substantially interfere with the educational mission of the University or other institutions. Disciplinary Sanctions. In light of the facts and circumstances of each case, a Student Affairs hold on Registration (if not already in place) and the following sanctions or combination of sanctions shall be imposed upon any individual student or student organization found “Responsible” to violations of this Code. 1. Educational Activities - required attendance at educational programs, meeting with appropriate officials, written research assignments, planning and implementing educational programs, or other educational activities at the student’s or student organization’s own expense. 2. Counseling Assessment and Recommended Treatment - referral for assessment and treatment to the University Counseling Center or another agency at the student’s expense. 3. Community/University Service - required completion of a specified number of hours of service to the campus or general community. 4. Termination or Change in University Housing Assignment. Students remain financially responsible for obligations under the housing contract.
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Fines not to exceed $250.00 per case. Restitution - Payment made for damage or loss caused by the responsible student. Restriction or Revocation of Privileges. Temporary or permanent loss of privileges, including, but not limited to the use of a particular University facility, resources, equipment or visitation privileges. Disciplinary Warning - A disciplinary sanction in writing notifying a student that the student’s behavior did not meet University standards. All disciplinary warnings will be taken into consideration if further violations occur. Disciplinary Probation - A disciplinary sanction in writing notifying a student that his or her behavior is in serious violation of University standards and that restrictions are being placed on his or her activities. Some sanctions that may be placed on a student during a probationary period include, but are not limited to, restriction of the privilege to: participate in student activities or in student organizations; represent the University on athletic teams, student organizations or in other leadership positions; gain access to University Housing buildings or other areas of campus; use of University resources and/or equipment; or contact with specified person(s). If the student is found “responsible” for another violation of the code of conduct during the period of Disciplinary Probation, the university will consider increasing the level of the subsequent sanction. Suspension - Mandatory separation from the University. During the period of suspension the student is barred from all FAU campuses unless specific permission is granted by the Dean of Student Affairs. Once the entire period of suspension has been served, the student may seek readmission by submitting a written request to the Dean of Student Affairs. Revocation of Admission and/or Degree – Admission to or a degree awarded from FAU may be revoked for fraud, misrepresentation or other violation of FAU standards in obtaining the degree or for other serious violations committed by a student prior to graduation. Withholding Degree – FAU may withhold awarding a degree otherwise earned until completion of the process set forth in this Student Conduct Code, including completion of all sanctions imposed, if any.
Expulsion - Permanent dismissal from the University with no right for future readmission under any circumstances. A student who has been expelled is barred from all FAU campuses. Deactivation of the Student Organization’s status at the University. Administrative Withdrawal from individual courses or all courses registered for at the university. Students remain financially responsible for tuition and fees. Other Appropriate Action. A disciplinary action not specifically set out above, but deemed proper by the Dean of Student Affairs. Alcohol Abuse Sanction Guidelines: Depending on the amount of alcohol involved and those involving severe intoxication and/or police or emergency medical response, dependent students, found responsible for offenses regarding the use, possession, sale or distribution of alcohol, may be sanctioned as follows at the discretion of University officials. These violations are per academic year. a. First Violation 1. Completion of an educational program 2. Parental Notification ** (Parental Notification may be implemented depending on the severity or nature of the first violation.) 3. Completion of 5 - 15 hours of campus or community service b. Second Violation 1. Completion of evaluation and treatment from Counseling Center 2. Deferred Removal from University Housing for a period of one year 3. Parental Notification 4. Disciplinary Probation for at least 1 semester 5. Completion of 15 - 30 hours of campus or community service c. Third Violation 1. Termination of Housing Contract – Student is suspended from campus housing and may be suspended from the University. Students are still financially responsible for obligations under the housing contract. 2. Parental Notification 3. Disciplinary Probation for 1 year
Completion of up to 50 hours of campus or community service Drug Abuse Sanction Guidelines: Depending on the amount of illegal substance involved, the student may be suspended or expelled from the University, as well as prosecuted. At the minimum, a student may be sanctioned as follows: a. First Violation 1. Removal from University Housing 2. Disciplinary Probation for one year 3. Mandatory completion of evaluation and treatment from Counseling Center 4. Parental Notification 5. Completion of 25 hours of campus or community service b. Second Violation 1. Completion of 50 hours of campus or community service 2. Deferred Disciplinary Suspension for one year c. Persons found to be involved in the sale of illegal drugs will be subject to permanent dismissal from the University.
Appeals. A student may appeal the finding of the Student Conduct Board or Hearing Officer hearing (Responsible/Not responsible) or the sanctions imposed by the Dean of Student Affairs. (a) Standards for Appeal. 1. Failure to receive the due process required by law. 2. Severity of the sanction. 3. New material or information that could not be discovered at the time of the hearing. (b) All appeals must be postmarked or received in writing within five academic days of the date of the Notice of Decision/Sanction to the Vice President for Student Affairs for consideration. All appeals must specify the basis for the appeal. (c) The burden of proof at the appellate level rests with the charged student. (d) The student’s pre-decision status will remain unchanged pending the appeal determination by the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee, except where the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee, determines that the safety, health or general welfare of the student or the university community is involved.
After considering the appeal, the Vice President for Student Affairs may reopen the hearing, order a new hearing with the same or new Conduct Board or Hearing Officer, uphold the prior decision or revise the sanction. The Vice President for Student Affairs shall provide the student written notice of his decision within five (5) academic days. The appeal determination of the Vice President for Student Affairs is final and binding on all parties. There are no further appeals within the University.
Victims’ Rights. Victims must notify the Dean of Student Affairs if they wish to exercise any of the rights listed in this section at least three academic days prior to any scheduled hearings. (a) Victims’ rights apply to the following types of cases: 1. Sexual Misconduct 2. Endangerment 3. Harassment 4. Hazing 5. Property (damage) 6. Property (theft) (b) Rights 1. To have an advisor of the alleged victim’s choice accompany her/him when presenting information to the hearing body and to any other relevant meetings held throughout the disciplinary process. 2. To submit a victim impact statement. This information would be used only in sanctioning, if the charged student is found responsible for the charge(s). 3. To have unrelated past behavior excluded from the hearing. The chair of the hearing board will decide if such information is unrelated. The past sexual history of the alleged victim is not usually considered relevant. 4. To submit questions to the hearing board. The hearing board will then consider posing those questions to the charged student. 5. At the request of the victims in cases involving sexual misconduct, physical violence or stalking charges, the victim may request to testify in a separate room from the charged student so long as the process does not unduly compromise the charged student. 6. To be notified of the outcome.
Additional support services are provided to the victim through the Victim Advocacy office upon request of the victim through the Dean of Student Affairs office.
Regulation Review. Florida Atlantic University shall establish a committee at least once every five years beginning five years after the adoption of this regulation to review, evaluate and recommend changes to this rule to the Vice President for Student Affairs. This committee shall be appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs with at least one-half of the committee being students appointed by the Student Government President. This committee shall have as its charge to review and evaluate this regulation to determine that it ensures fairness and due process in disciplinary proceedings at the University. Disciplinary Records. (a) The record of student disciplinary proceedings are part of a student’s educational record and are subject to educational records confidentially laws. Conduct records, disciplinary records and law violations are kept in the Dean of Student Affairs Office. These files are separate from academic transcripts. (b) Issuance of Transcripts, Flagging of Records, and Retention of Records in Cases of Disciplinary Action. The transcripts and future registration records of students subject to disciplinary action are flagged in accordance with the following guidelines: 1. The Dean of Student Affairs Office will flag the records where: a. A student has committed disciplinary acts culminating in suspension and/or expulsion; b. A student has failed to appear before the Dean of Student Affairs, when reasonably notified as to his or her involvement in disciplinary matters; c. A student with severe behavior problems is no longer attending the University, and it is the determination of the Dean of Student Affairs that a complete review of his or her record is to be made prior to readmission. 2. When a student requests issuance of his or her transcript to another educational institution, outside agency or individual, such transcript shall be issued subject to the following guidelines: a. If the student has had a disciplinary action taken against him/ her which falls under paragraph (1) above, the transcript can only be sent with an overlay.
The overlay states: “This transcript reflects only the academic record of the student; this student currently is not in good standing and further information should be requested from the Dean of Student Affairs.” The Dean of Student Affairs Office has adopted the following Retention of Records Policy: Student disciplinary records will be maintained in the Dean of Student Affairs Office for a period of six years from the end of the student’s matriculation at the University. Student conduct records shall be retained for longer periods of time or permanently if the student was expelled, dismissed, suspended or blocked from enrollment and in situations that may result in future litigation. The disciplinary file of an accused student shall be destroyed if the student is not found responsible for violating the Student Code of Conduct. a. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if during the semester of the student’s graduation, the student requests in writing that his or her disciplinary record be destroyed, that record will be evaluated. b. No record may be destroyed when the disciplinary violation resulted in: 1. personal injury; 2. property damage; 3. a felony violation of a state controlled substance law; 4. Disruption to the orderly operation of the University; 5. Violation of the firearm, explosives, dangerous chemicals, and ammunition or weaponry regulations of the University; 6. Suspension or expulsion from the University; 7. Endangering the health, safety, or welfare of members or guests of the University; or 8. Comes within the jurisdiction of the Off-Campus Conduct section of the Student Code of Conduct.
Specific Authority: 1001.74(4), 1006.60(1), (2), (5) F.S.; Law Implemented 1001.74(10)(e), 1006.60, 1006.61, 1006.62, 1006.63 F.S.; History–New 10-1-75; Amended 12-17-78, 6-983; Formerly 6C5-4.08; Amended 11-11-87, 6-7-88, 9-16-03; Formerly 6C5-4.008; Amended 5-10-06, 5-28-08.
EDUCATIONAL SANCTIONS: COUNSELING: Attend an Alcohol and Other Drug assessment and meetings sponsored by the staff at the FAU Counseling Center. ATTEND A PROGRAM: Attend a program and write a reflection paper about this experience according to the assignment received by the hearing officer. BULLETIN BOARD: Create a bulletin board in the University Housing community on an assigned topic by the given deadline. COMMUNITY ISSUES PAPER: Write a paper on an assigned topic related to a policy violation. The paper will demonstrate an understanding of the issues and a quality reflection about these issue(s) and/or violation. COMMUNITY WORK: Work on a community project addressing a specific topic and write a reflection paper based on this experience. DUTY SANCTION: Go on a complete set of duty rounds of an assigned area with the Resident Assistant (RA) to observe their job. Keep a detailed log of the observations and write a reflection paper based on this experience. The focus is on the issues which arise and the actual duty round, not the performance of the RA. INTERVIEW SANCTION: Conduct an interview as assigned with a Residence Life Staff Member and write a reflection paper of the interview. PLAN A PROGRAM: Plan a program with an RA and write a reflection paper documenting the program experience. PARENTAL NOTIFICATION POLICY FOR ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG VIOLATIONS Florida Atlantic University will notify parents or guardians of dependent students (as defined in 26 U.S.C. s. 152 of the IRS Code of 1954) who are under age 21 if the University determines that the student violated a University rule or policy regarding alcohol or other drug, under any of the following circumstances: 1. The student is required to be transported to a medical facility and treated because of alcohol or other drug use. 2. The student has caused harm to him or herself or another while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. 3. The student was arrested or taken into custody by police while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
4. The student was responsible for vandalism or other destruction of property while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. 5. The student was operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. 6. The student has been found responsible for violation of a federal, state or local law or University rule or policy related to alcohol or other drugs at least one time previous to the current violation. 7. The information regarding the student is needed in connection with an emergency to protect the health or safety of the student or other individual. 8. Other circumstances that are determined by the Vice President for Student Affairs, or his or her designee, to be appropriate.
Appeals for the outcomes of University Housing Disciplinary Proceedings are heard by the Director of Housing and Residential Life or designee.
UNIVERSITY HOUSING SANCTIONS
COMMUNITY DAMAGES: Appropriate oversight of community areas is the responsibility of all residents. Damages which occur in a unit will be charged to the student(s) assigned to the unit. Public area damages will be charged to those identified as responsible. All residents of an area may be held responsible for damages as only residents of an area or guests are allowed in these areas. Public damages not charged to a specific individual may be charged to all residents of a community and divided equally among all community residents. DAMAGE CHARGES: See Community Damages as taken from the Department of Housing and Residential Life Guidebook. The Damage charge is assessed to a resident when the resident is found responsible for damage, vandalism or other destruction to University property. DEFERRED REMOVAL: This sanction provides a resident with a second chance rather than being immediately removed from University Housing. Any further violations of University Housing rules and policies may result in immediate removal of resident from University Housing.
INTERIM SUSPENSION FROM UNIVERSITY HOUSING: Immediate temporary removal of a resident from University Housing pending a hearing when it is determined the resident’s continued presence in University Housing constitutes a threat of physical or emotional harm to others or him/herself. During the time of removal, the student is restricted from all areas in and around University Housing and remains financially responsible for the University Housing contract. HOUSING DISCIPLINARY PROBATION: Sanction serving notice to the resident that he/she has been found responsible for a policy or rule violation. The term of Probation will vary depending on the circumstances of the incident. Residents violating Probation are subject to another hearing, additional sanctions or other sanction deemed appropriate. HOUSING DISCIPLINARY WARNING/WRITTEN REPRIMAND: Sanction serving notice to a resident that the resident’s behavior has not met the Department of Housing and Residential Life Standards for Community Living. Future violations of the University Housing contract or policies will result in more severe disciplinary sanctions/actions. RELOCATION: Where appropriate a resident may be moved (transferred) to another room assignment within University Housing to provide a new start in a different area of the University Housing community. Resident must complete all appropriate administrative paperwork as instructed in order to complete the move. REMOVAL/EXPULSION FROM UNIVERSITY HOUSING: Where appropriate the University will terminate a resident’s University Housing contract and permanently remove the resident from University Housing. Removal from University Housing does not relieve the applicant of the financial obligations of the University Housing contract. Any student sanctioned with removal is restricted from all areas in and around University Housing and is subject to arrest for trespass. SUSPENSION FROM UNIVERSITY HOUSING: Sanction which terminates the resident’s University Housing contract and removes the resident from University Housing for a specified period. The student may apply for readmission to University Housing following the period of suspension. During the time of suspension, the student is restricted from all areas in and around University Housing and will be subject to arrest for trespass. Suspension from University Housing does not relieve the applicant of the financial obligations of the University Housing contract. Any student sanctioned with suspension is restricted from all areas in and around University Housing and is subject to arrest for trespass. OTHER APPROPRIATE ACTION: Any other disciplinary action not specifically set out above, but deemed appropriate. The University may remove the resident if he/she fails to meet the full terms and conditions stated in the University Housing contract or for any violation of University or University Housing rules. 63
Bathroom Paint Bed Frame Bedroom Paint Blinds Cable TV Connection Carpet Cleaning Carpet Replacement Desk Chair Desk Chair Repair Desk Chair Replace Desk Chair Upholster Door Decal Removal Door Refinish Drawer Repair Dresser Refinish Dresser Repair Dresser Replace Exit Signs Failure to Vacate Illegal Room Transfer Improper Check-Out Late Check-Out Living Room Paint Lock Change Lock-Out Mailbox Key Mattress Pest Control Room Number Sign Sofa Cleaning Sofa Replace Sofa Upholstery Suite Door Paint Telecom Port Thermostat Wall Paint Wall/Ceiling Damage $150.00 $175.00 $200.00 $25.00 $45.00 $45.00 $300.00 $30.00 $50.00 $125.00 $65.00 $45.00 $90.00 $35.00 $90.00 $60.00 $385.00 $75.00 $50.00 Daily $75.00 $150.00 $50.00 Daily $275.00 $100.00 $25.00 $15.00 $125.00 $60.00 $75.00 $45.00 $520.00 $340.00 $25.00 $55.00 $95.00 $100.00 $150.00
This is a general list of common damage charges. For a complete list of damage charges, please see the Hall Coordinator.
Please inspect your room carefully upon checking in to University Housing. Additionally, if you become aware of damage throughout the semester, please report this to the Hall Coordinator immediately. Charges will be assessed for damage throughout the year as well as at check-out. All appeals for damages are to be made in writing to Sean J. Pierce, Assistant Director of Housing & Residential Life.
STUDENT LIFE RESOURCES
Resource Academic Advising (Honors College) Academic Advising (MacArthur) Bookstore Campus Recreation Career Center Counseling Center Dean of Honors College Dean of Student Affairs Dining Services Financial Aid Multicultural Affairs Office for Students with Disabilities Registrar’s Office Student Activities Student Government Student Health Center University Police Victims Advocate
Location HC 147 SR121 SR 149 Burrow SR 110 SR 106 HC 130 SR 119 Centre Marketplace North SR 134 SR 117 SR 117 SR 139 SR 151 SR 147 SR 106 SR 150 Breezeway—Boca Campus
Phone # 561-799-8622 561-799-8137 561-799-8538 561-799-8440 561-799-8010 561-799-8690 561-799-8579 561-799-8137 561-799-8720 561-799-8509 561-799-8585 561-799-8585 561-799-8697 561-799-8440 561-799-8591 561-799-8690 561– 339-0015 561-297-0500
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING & RESIDENTIAL LIFE STAFF DIRECTORY
HOUSING OFFICE STAFF
Last Name First Name Title
Henderson Pasos Wolcott Wood Pierce David Keturah Eddie David Sean Hall Coordinator Program Assistant Maintenance Specialist Senior Custodian Assistant Director
799-8351 799-8828 799-8829 799-8829 799-8828
firstname.lastname@example.org JupiterHousing@fau.edu email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
RESIDENT ASSISTANT STAFF
Last Name First Name Building
Zulock Eid Gomez Newton Sanchez Reitner Owens Keller Abbie Nibal Lauren Jessica Jairo Paloma Jeremy Zach JU1 JU1 JU1 JU1 JU1 JU2 JU2 JU2
Room # Box #
104 110 204 210 304 110 210 310 149J 150J 100J 090J 097J 253J 248J 298J
799-8355 799-8356 799-8357 799-8358 799-8359 799-8362 799-8364 799-8366
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com jowens13 @fau.edu firstname.lastname@example.org