Jul 21, 2024  
2016-2017 Student Housing Handbook 
    
2016-2017 Student Housing Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Policies



Housing Intention Forms

All students who wish to remain in student housing during the following trimester must complete a Housing Intention Form (30) thirty days before the current trimester ends. Failure to turn in this form at the appropriate time may result in forfeiture of the security deposit, or having to move out of student housing.

Termination of Housing Contract

Student Housing Contracts are valid for one academic trimester. Students are responsible for the entire trimester’s charges.  If a student is dismissed from housing due to disciplinary action, the student will be responsible for the remaining trimester charges, and will forfeit the $200 security deposit. 

Breaks and Overnight Leaves

Students who leave student housing during breaks must fill out an Overnight Leave Form at the Bay Run Student Housing Office. Failure to properly fill out the Overnight Leave Form may result in a $50 fine and curfew violation.

Confiscation Policy

Stereos, TVs, and speakers will be confiscated if a noise violation occurs. Items that are confiscated will be held until the student can take the items home. The University is not responsible for any confiscated items while in storage.

Criminal Activity

The police will be called if the Dean suspects, or has evidence of, a student’s involvement in an illegal activity (for example, underage drinking, illegal drugs, abuse of prescription drugs, gambling, etc.).

Curfew

Adventist University of Health Sciences maintains a 12:00 a.m. curfew policy for students under the age of 21.

Current work schedules must be on file in the Student Housing Office prior to missing curfew in order to have the curfew violation excused.

Resident Assistants conduct room checks each night for residents under the age of 21. If the RA does not check you in, you must sign in at the Student Housing Office or on the Curfew Sign-In Sheet on your RA’s bulletin board. Failure to check in will result in a curfew violation and a $50 fine. On the second offense, a $100 fine will be charged to the student’s account. On a third offense, a $150 fine will be charged to the student’s account.

Residents over the age of 21 must sign in on their RA’s bulletin board or in the Bay Run Office every 24 hours. A $50 fine will be charged to any housing resident not complying with the sign-in policy. On the second offense, a $100 fine will be charged to the student’s account. On a third offense, a $150 fine will be charged to the student’s account. Continued disregard for the missing student policy will result in dismissal from student housing.

Curfew Extensions

A curfew extension is a request for additional time beyond curfew. Curfew extensions must be approved by the Dean on Duty by 6:00 p.m. of the day of the requested extension.

Curfew Violations

Late Entrance - Defined as signing in after curfew. This violation results in a 10:00 p.m. curfew and no overnight leaves for two (2) weeks. On the second offense, the student must meet with the VP for Student Services. Students with a 10:00 p.m. curfew must sign in at the front desk or their RA’s bulletin board nightly to be accounted for. If you receive a curfew violation notice, you must make an appointment with the Dean within 24 hours.

Not Accounted For - Defined as failure to sign in or be checked in by an RA. This violation results in a 10:00 p.m. curfew and no overnight leaves for two (2) weeks. On the second offense, the student must meet with the VP for Student Services. Students with a 10:00 p.m. curfew must sign in at the front desk or their RA’s bulletin board nightly to be accounted for.

Overnight Leave - An Overnight Leave Form must be filled out completely and submitted to the Student Housing Office before departure. The Overnight Leave Form must be filled out by the individual requesting the leave and must be signed appropriately. If an approved leave needs to be cancelled, the Housing Office must be notified before 6:00 p.m. of the night of departure.

Failure to submit the Overnight Leave Form or to properly cancel the leave request will result in a “Not Accounted For” violation.

Sign-In Falsification - Signing in for someone else, writing an illegible signature, or recording an inaccurate check-in time will result in a reduction in curfew for two (2) weeks.

Firearms / Weapons

Possession of firearms or weapons of any kind (including any type of pellet gun) will not be tolerated. Anyone in violation of this policy will be dismissed from student housing.

Hazing

Adventist University of Health Sciences supports the right of students enrolled at the University to be free from the threat or practice of hazing. Any student who engages in hazing or commits any act that intentionally or unintentionally injures, degrades or disgraces a fellow student may be subject to discipline up to and including dismissal. Students found guilty of hazing may also be subject to criminal prosecution. If you are a victim of hazing or any other abuse, contact the Dean immediately.

Nightly Room Check

Nightly room checks will be conducted by an RA. If you have not been accounted for by an RA, you must sign in at your RA’s bulletin board. Failure to do so will result in a “Not Accounted For” violation.

Noise

Conversations, stereos, televisions, and other activities should not be audible in other students’ rooms or apartments. Upon receipt of a noise violation, the offending equipment will be confiscated, and offenders will be required to meet with the Dean. Please refrain from loitering on the sidewalks in front of apartments or in the stairwells. Residents who may be sleeping or trying to study will appreciate your thoughtfulness. This policy is in effect 24/7.

If you are experiencing noise control issues, please take the following steps:

  • Make a reasonable effort to address concerns with the individual(s) involved.
  • If the issue is not resolved, address concerns with your RA.
  • Your RA will mediate with the individual(s) involved.
  • If there is no resolution after following these steps, make an appointment to meet with the Dean.

Overnight Leaves

Overnight Leave Forms may be obtained at the Student Housing Office. Before leaving campus, Leave Forms must be filled out completely and be on file at the front desk. Overnight leave requests are only accepted between 9:00 a.m. until the housing office closes. If an approved leave needs to be canceled, the Dean or your RA must be notified. Failure to properly fill out an overnight leave prior to leaving will result in a $50 fine.

Falsification of an overnight leave cancels the leave immediately and will result in one or more of the following:

  • Reduced curfew time.
  • Suspended overnight privileges.
  • Suspension or dismissal from student housing.

Returning to student housing before 6:00 a.m. on the day the leave ends, violates the leave and will result in one or more of the following:

  • Suspension of overnight leave privileges for two (2) weeks.
  • Dismissal from student housing.

Pets

Fish are the only pets allowed in student housing. There are no exceptions. If pets are found in student housing, they will be removed immediately and a $50.00 fine will be imposed.

Service/Assistance Animals

All requests for service or assistance animals are handled through the Office of Disabilities located in the Center for Academic Achievement and can be reached at 407-303-7747 ext 110-6413.

Pornography

In keeping with Christian morality, pornographic materials of any sort (written, pictorial, or video) are not allowed on campus or in student housing. Any other sexually explicit materials, over-the-counter magazines, books, or posters which require age compliance for purchase are also prohibited on campus. Any such materials will be confiscated. Repeated offenses will result in disciplinary action.

Public Display of Affection (PDA)

Residents should maintain appropriate behavior in the Student Housing Lobby and other public areas. Inappropriate behavior includes: kissing, lying/reclining in laps, and lying together on a couch or the floor. A student housing team member will address you if your behavior is inappropriate.

Inappropriate behavior will result in:

  • First Offense - Verbal warning from a student housing team member.
  • Second Offense - Meeting with the Dean on duty.
  • Third Offense - Meeting with the Vice President for Student Services.

Adventist University housing residents are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with Christian values at all times. Improper sexual contact between individuals of the opposite or same gender is prohibited and will result in dismissal from Student Housing.

RA Hall Meetings

Mandatory meetings are held at the beginning of each trimester for disseminating pertinent information. Failure to attend a meeting will result in a violation which will be excused only after you have contacted the Dean and have received the missing information. You must contact the Dean within 24 hours of the missed meeting. Notice will be posted on the RA’s bulletin board announcing the time and place of the meeting.

Right of Access

The College respects the student’s right to privacy. However, authorized University personnel have the right to enter your room due to emergency, health, safety, maintenance, or any other reasonable cause.

Sexual Harassment

Adventist University of Health Sciences does not tolerate sexual harassment. Violators of this policy are subject to discipline. Each student is responsible for reading and understanding the complete Sexual Discrimination section found in the Student Handbook.

Sound Equipment

Radios, stereos, TVs, musical instruments, and amplifiers are permitted in your apartment. It is the student’s responsibility to maintain an appropriate sound level. If noise levels are high enough to be heard outside your room or apartment, the offending equipment will be confiscated for the remainder of the trimester. Continued noise violations may result in further disciplinary action.

Substance Use

Adventist University of Health Sciences is a substance-free educational institution. No smoking, drinking of alcoholic beverages or substance abuse is allowed. Students enrolled at the Adventist University of Health Sciences give their consent for random drug testing. Students are responsible for reading the complete Adventist University Alcohol/Tobacco/Drug Policy in the Student Handbook. Any illegal substances, drug paraphernalia, alcoholic beverages, or cigarettes will be confiscated and disposed of and may result in immediate dismissal from student housing.

Visitors

Student housing visiting hours for same gender visitors are from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. All visitors must display the proper automobile pass which may be obtained from the Student Housing Office. Violations of this policy may result in the automobile’s being towed at the owner’s expense. The Dean on duty must give permission for individuals of the opposite gender to assist a resident with carrying heavy items in or out of the building. Immediate family members of the opposite gender must obtain an opposite gender pass to visit a student’s apartment. Requests to visit a room by opposite gender family members before 9:00 a.m. and after 10:00 p.m. will be denied.

Visitors of the opposite gender may visit only under the following guidelines:

  • A Visitor’s Pass must be obtained from the Student Housing Office. This pass must be displayed on the front door of the apartment. (LaSalle residents do not obtain the Visitor’s Pass.)
  • Permission for your visitor must be granted by the Dean, on-duty Office Personnel, or an RA.
  • Limit for visitors is two (2) hours per day. The two-hour limit is strictly enforced. (No two-hour limit for LaSalle residents.)
  • Visitors are allowed in common areas only (Not in bathroom or bedroom).
  • The door to the apartment must remain open.
  • No visiting before 9:00 a.m. nor after 10:00 p.m. (11:00 p.m. for LaSalle residents)
  • Each resident living in the apartment must be notified before obtaining the Opposite Gender Pass.
  • Failure to follow these guidelines will result in the loss of opposite gender privileges and may result in immediate dismissal from student housing.
  • Opposite Gender visitors are not allowed to visit in stairwells.