May 28, 2022  
2020-2021 Student Housing Handbook 
    
2020-2021 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.

Housing Dismissal

By accepting to move into Student Housing the Student is agreeing to reside in housing for an entire academic trimester. If a Student is dismissed from housing prior to the end of the academic trimester, the Students may be responsible for the entire or partial of the trimester’s housing expense and forfeit their $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 $100 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 (i.e., underage drinking, illegal drugs, abuse of prescription drugs, etc.).

Curfew

AdventHealth University maintains a 12:00 a.m. curfew policy for students under the age of 21.  All visitors must be gone by 10:00 pm.  All residents on either housing campus should be in their own apartments by 12:00 midnight. In an event in which the local, state, or federal government mandates a curfew, Housing will automatically follow suit for the duration of the curfew.

  • 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 $100 fine. 

    • On the second offense, an additional $100 fine will be charged to the student’s account and the student must meet with the VP for Student Services.

  • All residents residing in University Housing over the age of 21 must sign in every 24 hours electronically located in their MY.AHU page.  A $100 fine will be charged to any housing resident not complying with the sign-in policy per offense.   

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 8:00 p.m. of the day of the request and will not be extended past 2:00 am. Students with current violations will not be given extensions.

Curfew Violations

If you receive a curfew violation notice, you must make an appointment with the Dean within 24 hours by contacting the Office.

  • Late Entrance – Defined as signing in after curfew.  This violation may result in a 10:00 p.m. curfew and no overnight leaves.

    • Continued disregard for violating this policy will result in dismissal from Student Housing.
  • Not Accounted For – Defined as failure to sign in or be checked in by an RA.  This violation may result 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 may 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 / Bullying

AdventHealth University supports the right of students enrolled at the University to be free from the threat or practice of hazing or bullying.  Any student who engages in hazing, online bullying 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 these acts may also be subject to criminal prosecution.  If you are a victim of hazing, bullying or any other abuse, report this to the Dean immediately. Please refer to the Hazing and Student Bullying policies located in the AHU Student Handbook for additional information.

Nightly Room Check

Nightly room checks will be conducted by an RA for residents under the age of 21. 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, which is associated with a fine.

Noise/Sound Equipment

Conversations 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, in parked automobiles or in the stairwells. 

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. 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.

Residents who may be sleeping or trying to study will appreciate your thoughtfulness.  This policy is in effect 24/7.

Overnight Leaves

Overnight Leave Forms are located on you MY.AHU under the Student Housing section. Before leaving campus, Leave Forms must be filled out completely and be on file at the front desk.  All Overnight Leaves are considered approve upon submission if filled out correctly.  Failure to properly fill out an overnight leave prior to leaving will result in a $100 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.

Overnight Leaves are not to be utilized as a Curfew Extension Therefore returning to Student Housing before 6:00 a.m. on the day the leave ends, violates the leave and may result in one or more of the following:

  • Suspension of overnight leave privileges for two (2) weeks.

  • Dismissal from Student Housing.

Pets

No pets are allowed at Student Housing. If pets are found in Student Housing, they will be removed immediately, and a $300.00 fine will be imposed. Please see the Student Handbook regarding Service and Emotional Support Animals information.

Pornography

In keeping with Christian morality, pornographic materials of any sort (written, pictorial, or electronic display) are not allowed on campus or in Student Housing. Any other sexually explicit materials, over-the-counter magazines, electronic displays, 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, parked automobiles 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.

AdventHealth 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.

Right of Access

The University 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 pertaining to the University.

Section Meetings

Mandatory meetings may be held throughout each trimester for disseminating pertinent information. Notices will be provided in advance.  Failure to attend a meeting may result in a fine and violation. You must schedule an appointment with the Dean within 24 hours of the missed meeting. 

Sexual Harassment

AdventHealth University does not tolerate sexual harassment. Violators of this policy are subject to discipline. Each student is responsible for reading and understanding the complete Sexual Harassment Policy found in the Student Handbook.

Substance Use

AdventHealth University is a substance-free educational institution.  No smoking, vaping, drinking of alcoholic beverages or substance abuse is allowed. Students enrolled at the AdventHealth University give their consent for random drug testing. 

Students are responsible for reading the complete AdventHealth University Alcohol/Tobacco/Drug Policy in the Student Handbook.  Any illegal substances, drug paraphernalia, alcoholic beverages, or (e-)cigarettes will be confiscated and disposed of and may result in immediate dismissal from Student Housing.

It is our belief that the residential life experience is an important part of your educational process here at AHU. Our staff feel a deep responsibility to provide a safe and secure environment for every resident. We believe in fostering an open and healthy relationship with the residents, therefore we let our residents know up front that if they bring drugs onto the housing property, they most likely will be discovered and disciplined.

To help keep our residence apartments clean and free of drugs, random drug sweeps may be performed on any or all apartments or vehicles by University personnel, and or law enforcement.