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Room Care
Policy

Document Number: RESLIFE--134 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 08/16/2013
Primary Author: Director of Residence Life and Greek Affairs Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 11/09/2011

General Description
Description:

Policy on room care in residence halls


Purpose:

Delineation of policy


Scope:

Students, Residence Life


Responsibility: Residence Life
Students

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Requirements
Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
Current University policy

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

Loss of privilege, student

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Policy Provisions
1.

Room Care


Student rooms may be personalized; however, students may not paint their rooms, construct lofts, bunk beds (unless done with University provided equipment), shelves, or dividers. Rooms must not be modified in a manner that is destructive of property, hazardous to the physical well-being of resident students or guests, or in violation of good taste as determined by the Residence Life Coordinator.

 

Students may not use putty or glue to secure items to the doors, walls or woodwork. Items may be nailed to walls that are not cinderblock, provided they are no bigger than a finishing nail. Double-sided tape may be used provided that it’s a 3M product made for easy removal. Nothing should be taped or affixed to the ceiling and/or windows. Doors can only have items on half of the door. Objects should not hinder access to or from the room, nor movement within the room.

 

Standards of cleanliness are necessary for personal health, pest control, safety and prevention of property damage. Discarded food, un-emptied wastebaskets, dirty floors, dirty bathrooms and dirty clothes cause odors and attract insects. Each resident is expected to keep the room in a clean and undamaged condition. Only Underwriter’s Laboratory (U.L.) approved cords may be used in a student room. The use of extension cords and multiple plugs is hazardous. If an extension cord is needed, only one item may be plugged in. Overloading electrical circuits is a dangerous fire hazard. Students must limit the number and type of electrical appliances in their room and attach only one electrical cord to a single outlet to avoid overloading circuits. Multiple outlet plugs, when used, must have circuit breakers. Electrical cords or extension cords may go under doors as long the cord is not pinched by the door when closed.

 

No additional wiring should be added to the room. These are requirements of the University insurance carrier and local fire codes. Halogen lamps are not permitted in the residence halls. College staff conducts a health and safety inspection each month in each residence hall. Residents in violation of these standards will be subject to disciplinary action and fines.

 

Also see STUD-115 and STUD-137.


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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
Director of Residence Life and Greek Affairs

Executive VP

Executive Director of Facilities and Safety

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