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WHAT’S INSIDE IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS ................................................................................................................... 6 HISTORY & MISSION ..................................................................................................................................... 9 HISTORY ............................................................................................................................................................. 9 VISION, VALUES AND MISSION STATEMENT ................................................................................................... 9

GETTING ORIENTED TO CAMPUS ............................................................................................................. 10 CAMP COMPASS ............................................................................................................................................... 10 THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A-SECTION AND B-SECTION ........................................................................... 10 BANKING........................................................................................................................................................... 10 CAMPUS BOOKSTORE...................................................................................................................................... 11 FINANCIAL AID................................................................................................................................................. 11 FOOD SERVICES ............................................................................................................................................... 11 ID CARDS .......................................................................................................................................................... 11 MATH PLACEMENT [MP] EXAM ....................................................................................................................... 12 ORIENTATION .................................................................................................................................................. 12

TRANSFER STUDENT FAQ ..........................................................................................................................13 STUDENT LIFE SERVICES............................................................................................................................15 CAMPUS SAFETY............................................................................................................................................... 15 IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY........................................................................................................................... 15 PARKING REGULATIONS ................................................................................................................................. 16 HEALTH, COUNSELING, DISABILITY, and INSURANCE/WELLNESS CENTER ... Error! Bookmark not defined. COUNSELING SERVICES ........................................................................................... Error! Bookmark not defined. Individual Counseling ........................................................................................... Error! Bookmark not defined. On-Campus ............................................................................................................ Error! Bookmark not defined. 24/7 Crisis Counseling.......................................................................................... Error! Bookmark not defined. DISABILITY SERVICES ................................................................................................ Error! Bookmark not defined. HEALTH CARE SERVICES .......................................................................................... Error! Bookmark not defined. On-Campus ............................................................................................................ Error! Bookmark not defined. Off-Campus ............................................................................................................ Error! Bookmark not defined. Transportation for Medical Services .................................................................. Error! Bookmark not defined. Kettering University’s Campus Safety will provide transportation for students seeking medical treatment at McLaren Family Medicine Residency Center. In an emergency, Campus Safety will arrange for ambulance transportation to McLaren Hospital in Flint. ............. Error! Bookmark not defined. Immunization Policy ................................................................................................ Error! Bookmark not defined. 2

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ACADEMIC SUCCESS ................................................................................................................................... 25 ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER......................................................................................................................... 25 ATTENDANCE POLICY ..................................................................................................................................... 25 LIBRARY ............................................................................................................................................................ 25 MINIMUM ACADEMIC STANDARDS OF PROGRESS ....................................................................................... 26 ORTN 101 .......................................................................................................................................................... 26

KETTERING STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT ...........................................................................................28 KETTERING CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT ................................................................................................. 28

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY .................................................................................................................. 30 EMAIL POLICY .................................................................................................................................................. 30 KETTERING UNIVERSITY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY ................................ 30 KETTERING CONNECT .................................................................................................................................... 31 BLACKBOARD ................................................................................................................................................... 32 BANNER WEB .................................................................................................................................................... 32

GET INVOLVED ON CAMPUS ..................................................................................................................... 33 THE RECREATION CENTER ............................................................................................................................. 33 KETTERING STUDENT GOVERNMENT ........................................................................................................... 33 CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS ........................................................................................................................ 34 FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS ........................................................................................................................ 34 GREEK LIFE AND COMMUNITY SERVICE ..................................................................................................... 34 STUDENT EMPLOYMENT................................................................................................................................. 30

CAMPUS MAP ................................................................................................................................................ 31 DIRECTIONS TO CAMPUS ...........................................................................................................................32 FLINT AREA RESOURCES ............................................................................................................................33 LOCAL RESTAURANTS ................................................................................................................................34 FAST FOOD ................................................................................................................................................... 35 Guide to Residence Life ................................................................................................................................. 36 Mission Statement .............................................................................................................................................. 36 Objectives of Residence Life ............................................................................................................................... 36 Residence Life Staff ............................................................................................................................................ 36

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Desk Assistants (DA): are employees of Residence Life. They work at the Thompson Hall Front Desk and assist students with mail, check out equipment, and answer questions about campus life and resources. ....................................................................................................................................................................37 Cooking Assistants (CA): are employees of Residence Life. They work in the Thompson Hall Community Kitchen to assist and monitor students who use our kitchen. ........................................................37 Leadership and Involvement Opportunities ...................................................................................................... 38 Residence Hall Association (RHA) ..................................................................................................................... 38 Thompson Hall .................................................................................................................................................. 39 Resident Rooms ................................................................................................................................................. 39 What to Bring With You ..................................................................................................................................... 40 Residence Life Services ...................................................................................................................................... 41 Cable, Computer & Telephone Services ............................................................................................................ 41 Cleaning Responsibilities ................................................................................................................................... 42 Courtesy Phones ................................................................................................................................................ 42 Equipment Check Out ....................................................................................................................................... 42 Mail & Packages ................................................................................................................................................ 43 Room Change Requests...................................................................................................................................... 43 Special Accommodations ................................................................................................................................... 44 Storage ............................................................................................................................................................... 44 University Property ............................................................................................................................................ 44 Vacation Periods ................................................................................................................................................ 45 Vending.............................................................................................................................................................. 45 Residency and Meal Plan Requirement .............................................................................................................. 45

Kettering University Room & Board Contract 2013-2014 .......................................................................... 46 Contract & Occupancy ...................................................................................................................................... 48 Terms of Occupancy .......................................................................................................................................... 48 Request for Contract Release.............................................................................................................................. 48 Release from Housing Contract.......................................................................................................................... 49 Move-in Dates & Times...................................................................................................................................... 49 Move-out & Residence Hall Closing................................................................................................................... 50

Residence Life Community Standards .......................................................................................................... 50 Introduction to Community Standards .............................................................................................................. 50 Statement on Student Rights .............................................................................................................................. 50

Thompson Hall Policies ................................................................................................................................51 Alcohol ............................................................................................................................................................... 51 4

Appliances ......................................................................................................................................................... 51 Billing for Damages ............................................................................................................................................ 51 Combustible Items ............................................................................................................................................. 52 Common Areas .................................................................................................................................................. 52 Controlled Substances/Drugs ............................................................................................................................ 52 Endangerment to Self or Others ......................................................................................................................... 52 Fire Equipment & Fire Drills ............................................................................................................................. 52 Fraud ................................................................................................................................................................. 53 Furniture: Room................................................................................................................................................. 53 Furniture: Lounge .............................................................................................................................................. 53 Guests ................................................................................................................................................................ 53 Guest Housing/Overnight Guests ...................................................................................................................... 53 Keys ................................................................................................................................................................... 54 Medical Emergency ............................................................................................................................................ 54 Murals ................................................................................................................................................................ 55 Non-compliance ................................................................................................................................................. 55 Noise in the hall ................................................................................................................................................. 55 Parental Notification .......................................................................................................................................... 55 Pets .................................................................................................................................................................... 55 Prohibited Activities ........................................................................................................................................... 55 Posting Policy..................................................................................................................................................... 56 Quiet Hours/Courtesy Hours............................................................................................................................. 57 Restricted Areas ................................................................................................................................................. 57 Right of Entry & Student Property ..................................................................................................................... 57 Room Personalization ........................................................................................................................................ 57 Safety and Security ............................................................................................................................................. 58 Solicitation ......................................................................................................................................................... 58 Smoking ............................................................................................................................................................. 58 Tornado Drills.................................................................................................................................................... 58 Weapons ............................................................................................................................................................ 58 Window Screens and Exit Doors........................................................................................................................ 59

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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS PLEASE CALL US AT 1-800-955-4464 AND DIAL THE FOUR DIGIT EXTENSION NUMBER TO FIND ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS OR DIAL LOCALLY 762 AND THE FOUR DIGIT EXTENSION . Admissions/Tuition Deposit

7865

Billing/Student Accounts

9552

Campus Safety/Parking (non-emergency)

9501

Cooperative Education and Career Services

7865

Custodial and Maintenance Services

9750

Disability Services

9650

Financial Aid

7859

Food Service

9861

Greek Life

9743

Health and Counseling

9650

Housing/Residence Life

9537

Health Insurance

9872

Meal Plans

9537

Office of Multicultural Student Initiatives

9825

Orientation

9679

Parent Information

9679

Recreation Center

9732

Registrar

7862

Student Life

9534

Transfer Credits

9912

Women Student Affairs

9540

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER 2013 MAY: A-Section students will receive Orientation and Camp COMPASS information Make travel arrangements for getting to campus JULY: 8-10 A-Section Camp COMPASS (optional and by application only) 11-14 A-Section Orientation (Mandatory) -- Students receive schedules during Orientation program 11

A-Section new students move in to Thompson Hall - 7 a.m. – Noon

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A-Section classes begin

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Health insurance verification deadline for new A-section students

AUGUST: B-Section students will receive orientation materials and Camp COMPASS information 30

Labor Day Holiday - No classes Friday 8/30; no food service 8/30 – 9/2

SEPTEMBER: 2

Labor Day Holiday - No classes Monday 9/2; no food service 8/30 – 9/2

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A-section closing - Students must move out by 5 p.m.

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B-Section Camp COMPASS (optional and by application only)

OCTOBER: 1-2

B-Section Camp COMPASS (optional and by application only)

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B-Section new students move in to Thompson Hall - 8 a.m. – Noon

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B-Section ORIENTATION (mandatory) - Students receive schedules during the orientation program

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B-Section classes begin

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Health Insurance Verification deadline for new B-section students

NOVEMBER 28-29 Thanksgiving Holiday - No classes Thursday 11/28 or Friday 11/29; no food service Thursday – Sunday 7

DECEMBER: New January students will receive A-Section orientation materials 21

B-Section hall closing – Students must move out by 5 p.m.

2014 JANUARY: 9-10 NEW STUDENTS ONLY Move in to Thompson Hall 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. 10

New A-Section Student ORIENTATION - New A-Section students receive class schedule

11-12 Returning students move into Thompson Hall Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. 13

A-Section classes begin

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Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - No classes; no food service Saturday – Monday

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Health insurance verification deadline for new first-term A-section students

MARCH: 7-9

No classes; No food service 3/7-3/9

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A-section hall closing - Students must move-out by 5 p.m.

APRIL: New April students will receive B-Section orientation materials 3-4

NEW STUDENTS ONLY Move in to Thompson Hall: Thursday 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. - New B-Section students receive class schedules

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New B-Section Student ORIENTATION

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Returning students move into Thompson Hall Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

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B-Section classes begin

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Health insurance verification deadline for new first-term B-section students

MAY: 23-26 Memorial Day Holiday - No classes Friday, May 23 & Monday, May 26; no food service Friday – Monday JUNE: 21

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B-Section hall closing – Students must move out by 5 p.m.

HISTORY & MISSION HISTORY In 1919, Albert Sobey, with the sponsorship of the Industrial Fellowship League of Flint, instituted a night school for employees of Flint area industries who wished to increase their skills and knowledge. By 1924, enrollment had increased to over 500, and four-year cooperative programs in engineering and management were initiated. In 1926, General Motors Corporation agreed to underwrite the school and to extend services to all units of the corporation. In 1945, the requirement of an undergraduate fifth-year thesis was added and the awarding of degrees was approved by the Regents. Kettering University was a pioneer in cooperative education and unique for 56 years in its integral relationship with a single corporation. Over that span of time it was known as General Motors Institute. In 1982, the school became an independent educational institution incorporated as GMI Engineering & Management Institute. This was an important event because GMI began to admit students from industrial organizations throughout the United States and Canada. This change came at the dawn of a new era in which the fusion of industry, business, governmental, and educational interests was essential for effective competition on a global scale. In the fall of 1982, GMI began a media-based graduate program leading to a Master of Science degree in Manufacturing Management. Later, graduate degrees in business and engineering were added. In 1998, GMI identified itself as a university taking on the name Kettering University in honor of the well-respected inventor and scientist, Charles “Boss� Kettering. This step increased the breadth of the Kettering education beyond automotive engineering offering opportunities in other engineering, science, and management programs.

VISION, VALUES AND MISSION STATEMENT Vision Kettering University will be the first choice for students and all our partners seeking to make a better world through technological innovation. Values Respect: for teamwork, honesty, encouragement, diversity, partnerships with students, Integrity: including accountability, transparency and ethics, Creativity: fostering flexibility and innovation, Collaboration: across disciplines and with all partners, Excellence: in all we do. Mission Statement Kettering University prepares students for lives of extraordinary leadership and service by linking transformative experiential learning opportunities to rigorous academic programs in engineering, science, mathematics, and business.

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GETTING ORIENTED TO CAMPUS *Section titles in light blue are hyperlinked

CAMP COMPASS Debbie Stewart, Director of Student Life Programs orientation@kettering.edu 810-762-9679 Jump start your first year experience and attend Camp COMPASS! Camp COMPASS is a two and a half day optional off-campus leadership retreat for new students, and is designed to introduce you to Kettering University and its student leaders. Featured activities include high and low rope courses, wall climbing and team building initiatives. This is the BEST way to get yourself oriented to Kettering University student life. Watch your mail for further details about attending Camp COMPASS or download the application at http://www.kettering.edu/downloads/compass-application Note: If you are assigned to A-Section, Camp COMPASS is scheduled for July 8 -10. If you are assigned to B-Section, Camp COMPASS is scheduled for September 30 – October 2.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A-SECTION AND B-SECTION Kettering students rotate between campus and their co-op jobs every term. To facilitate this rotation, the University has established two sections for students: A-Section and B-Section. This is how the two sections alternate: Term

A-Section

B-Section

Summer (July - Sept)

On Campus

At Work

Fall (Oct - Dec)

At Work

On Campus

Winter (Jan - Mar)

On Campus

At Work

Spring (April - June)

At Work

On Campus

Each new student is placed in either A-Section or B-Section and normally remains in that section for the duration of his/her education at Kettering. The student's employer and Kettering University are instrumental in determining each student's section. Whenever possible, the student's preference is given consideration. For more information regarding cooperative employment and A-Section vs. BSection, contact Cooperative Education and Career Services at (800) 955-4464, ext. 7865 or via email at co-op@kettering.edu.

BANKING A 24-hour ATM machine located in the Campus Center is directly affiliated with Chase Bank, and nationally with Cirrus, Plus, Quest, Star, NYCE, and Pulse.

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CAMPUS BOOKSTORE 810-762-9887 The campus bookstore, located on the second floor of the Campus Center is open from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mon. - Fri. You may purchase or rent required books for all of your classes at the bookstore. The store also sells school supplies and Kettering University apparel.

FINANCIAL AID finaid@kettering.edu 810-762-7859 The Financial Aid Office assists students in identifying all sources of funding to help meet the cost of a Kettering education. Financial aid assistance may consist of student employment, loans and gift aid (federal, state, and institutional).

FOOD SERVICES Nick Moorehead, General Manager nmoorehe@kettering.edu 810-762-9861 Sodexo Campus Services provides all food services at Kettering. All new students must purchase a full board plan for their first two terms in residence. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the Sunrise Room of the Campus Center. Students may also obtain breakfast and lunch from Einstein Bros Bagels, located on University Corner, across Chevrolet Avenue. The campus convenience store, located in the Campus Center, sells snacks, beverages, and personal items. BJ’s Lounge is open late nights until 1 a.m.. Students must present a validated Kettering University ID to the cashier at each meal prior to being served. Meals are served buffet-style. Lunch and dinner feature a deli bar, home-style meal entrees, a grill and a salad bar. Meal times are posted in the Sunrise Room or visit https://www.kettering.edu/offices-administration/campus-dining/daily-menus PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO FOOD SERVICE DURING LONG HOLIDAY WEEKENDS. WEEKEND DINNERS WILL BE SERVED IN BJ’S LOUNGE WITH YOUR MEAL EXCHANGE. (Contact Sodexo Campus Services if you need food service during long weekends. Arrangements may be made to pick up pre-made meals at an additional cost.)

ID CARDS helpdesk@kettering.edu 810-237-8324 All Kettering University students must obtain an official ID card and carry it with them at all times. ID photos will be taken during the first day of Orientation in the lobby of the residence hall and cards will be distributed at dinner on Thursday evening. These cards provide access to the residence hall and all campus buildings and allow students to obtain a variety of services, including food in the cafeteria, library transactions, course drop/adds, requests for transcripts, laboratory equipment check-out, CStore & Einstein’s and Recreation Center use. 11

MATH PLACEMENT [MP] EXAM Nancy Stock, Professor of Mathematics nstock@kettering.edu 810-762-7999 Our experience indicates that a student’s performance on the Math Placement Exam provides the most direct and useful indication of one’s math skills. The placement examination has one goal: to place each student in the math course which best matches the student's skill level and major degree requirements. All new students who have not received transfer credit or Advanced Placement credit for our first calculus course, MATH-101, are required to take the Math Placement Exam. [NOTE: Your score on the MP Exam will not affect the status of your admission to Kettering University.] The MP Examination is administered on-line, prior to the start of each new term at Kettering. The MP Exam may be taken twice. If you fail to take the MP Exam, and you do not have Calculus I credits, you’ll be enrolled in MATH-100 - College Mathematics (Pre-Calculus). We realize that students who take their AP Exams in the spring will not receive their exam scores from the College Board until the end of June or early July. If you plan to attend Kettering in July, we recommend you take the MP Exam so that we may build your schedule for your first term. Your AP Exam score will always take precedence over the MP Exam score. If it indicates credit, we will help you enroll in the appropriate level math class.

ORIENTATION Debbie Stewart, Director of Student Life Programs orientation@kettering.edu 810-762-9769 A month before you arrive on campus you will receive a schedule of events for a mandatory four-day orientation program. Orientation is designed to provide new students with educational programming and social events to assist in their transition to life at Kettering University. New students will move into the residence hall on the Thursday morning before classes begin and then attend orientation programs during the next four days. Parent participation during Orientation takes place on Thursday (move-in day) only. Final class schedules for new students will be completed by the Registrar's Office for your first term only and will be available during Orientation.

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TRANSFER STUDENT FAQ TRANSFER STUDENT OFFICE Roger Smith, Associate Director of Admissions rsmith1@kettering.edu 810-762-7865 What is the transfer process upon acceptance? Within four weeks of receiving your admission acceptance letter you will receive: -

web registration (for cooperative employment), section assignment

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a letter from the Registrar’s office regarding your transfer credit evaluation

Within four weeks of receiving your student aid report from the Federal government you will receive a letter from the Financial Aid Office regarding your financial award package. Have all my transcripts been received? Contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-955-4464, extension 7865, to check on the status of your transcripts. Typically, it takes up to four weeks from the time you request final transcripts to be sent until we receive them. Please request that your transcript be sent as soon as possible after the end of your final term at your current institution. How many transfer credits do I have? You should request that an official copy of all college transcripts be sent to the Office of Admissions. Within four weeks of receiving your admission letter you will receive a letter from the Registrar’s office regarding your transfer credits. When will I schedule my classes? For your first term at Kettering University, the Registrar will complete your schedule for you. It is very important that Kettering University's Office of Admissions receives a final copy of your official transcript(s). A copy of your tentative schedule will be sent to you approximately two weeks prior to the beginning of classes. Final schedules will be distributed at the Transfer Student session during Orientation. Am I required to take the Math Placement Exam? Unless you receive AP or transfer credit for Calculus I, you are required to take the placement exam. The placement exam is available online. Complete information is available on our website at http://www.kettering.edu/registrar/math_placement_examination.jsp When is Orientation for transfer students? For incoming summer and fall students, New Student Orientation begins on the Thursday prior to the first day of instruction. For incoming winter and spring students, New Student Orientation takes place on the Friday prior to the first day of instruction. Orientation is mandatory for all incoming transfer students. You will receive a letter from Student Life regarding New Student Orientation and the Transfer Student session. 13

When will I begin my co-op employment? Some of you have already received offers of cooperative employment. If so, your cooperative employer should have notified you, at the time of the offer, of your work-term assignment. Typically, the cooperative employment search process is a first-year process but most transfer students will begin their cooperative employment assignment during the first six months at Kettering University. Kettering University cannot market your credentials to potential employers until you complete your web registration and we receive your tuition deposit. If you have questions regarding cooperative employment, contact the Cooperative Education and Career Services Department, 1-800-955-4464, extension 7583 or via e-mail at coop@kettering.edu. Am I required to live in the residence hall? Unless you have previously lived in a residence hall and carried a full board plan for a minimum of one year, are 21 years of age or more, are married or have custodial children living in your household, you are required to live in the residence hall for your first year of enrollment at Kettering University. If you have fulfilled our requirements and choose not to live in the residence hall, you must apply for a room and board waiver. Contact Katie Bosio, director of Residence Life, at 1-800-955-4464, extension 9537 or via email at kbosio@kettering.edu for further information. We highly recommend living in the residence hall so that you develop life-long friendships and network with your fellow students. When will I be billed? Billing statements are mailed approximately four weeks prior to the beginning of each term. If you have not received a billing statement three weeks prior to the beginning of the term, contact Student Accounts at 1-800-955-4464 extension 9552 or via e-mail at studentaccounts@kettering.edu. Don’t Forget 

Health forms must be completed and returned prior to the beginning of classes.

Completing the web registration for cooperative employment and mailing in the $300 tuition deposit will allow you to begin the cooperative employment search process and secure your spot at Kettering.

Complete the online housing application to secure a room in the residence hall at myhousing.kettering.edu

Who do I contact if I have questions? Contact the office of admissions at 1-800-955-4464, ext. 7865 for information or referrals to other departments.

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STUDENT LIFE SERVICES CAMPUS SAFETY Jim Benford, Chief of Campus Safety jbenford@kettering.edu 810-762-9501 Campus Safety is a service organization which exists for the protection of the campus community. Safety officers are on duty around the clock and provide services such as locking and unlocking campus buildings, labs and classrooms; jump starting vehicles; responding to campus emergencies; foot and motor patrol; and enforcing parking regulations. An escort service is also available to students desiring an escort to a parking lot when leaving campus buildings alone.

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY What Students Should Do in Case of an Emergency: We instruct students to call 9-1-1 from personal or campus phones in case of an emergency. Calls to 9-1-1 from personal phones will route the caller to the City of Flint’s central dispatch office. Calls to 9-1-1 from campus telephones are routed to the Campus Safety office. The Campus Safety desk officer will contact the Flint Police Department or other emergency responders, as circumstances warrant. KETTERING ALERT: https://jweb.kettering.edu/cku1/twbkwbis.P_GenMenu?name=homepage Kettering Alert is an emergency notification system that allows the University to send critical news and information to the Kettering community during campus emergencies, including weather-related closures. Students, faculty, and staff may opt-in to receive cell phone text and voicemail messages, alerting them to campus emergencies and recommending a course of action to promote safety. Examples of emergencies that may result in text and voicemail notification include hazardous materials spills, weapons-related violence, weather-related closures, etc. Below, you will find instructions for adding and maintaining up-to-date information so you receive these important messages. The University will only use this method of communication for emergency situations in which timely notification is critical. You must opt-in to participate in the Kettering Alert text and voicemail emergency communications system. Instructions for Students: •

From the Current Students page of our website, select Banner Web/Self-Service and log in.

Navigate to the "Personal Information" tab and select "Kettering Alert."

Enter your cell phone number and submit it. (Remember to update your cell phone number or carrier whenever it changes so that you continue to receive these important messages.)

By providing your cell phone number through this portal, you agree to be notified in the event of an on-campus emergency via text and voicemail message. Emergency broadcast messages are sent automatically to Kettering email addresses.

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PARKING REGULATIONS 1. Parking Permits Students must register their vehicles and obtain an annual parking permit using a web-based electronic registration system found at https://aimsweb.kettering.edu/. After submitting your registration information, you will receive an electronic confirmation and may pick up your new parking permit, with appropriate identification, from the Campus Safety office in the Great Court, located on the second (street level) floor of the Campus Center. 2. Parking The U-shaped lot outside the main doors facing Chevrolet Avenue is restricted to visitors who register their vehicles with the Campus Center officer on duty in the Great Court and obtain a Visitor's Permit. Three spots in the U-shaped lot have been striped in green and marked for 15minute parking. These spaces are reserved for those who have items to drop off in the Campus Center. Anyone who exceeds the 15-minute limit or leaves an unattended, unregistered vehicle will find their vehicles ticketed and towed. No faculty, staff, or students may park anywhere in the Campus Center lot (except those holding valid handicapped permits, as noted below) from 6:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., MondayFriday. All visitors’ vehicles parked in the Campus Center lot must display a valid Visitor’s Permit, issued by Campus Safety. Visitor permits for guests may be obtained from the Campus Safety office in the Great Court. Visitor sponsors are encouraged to provide Campus Safety advance notice of the arrival of their visitors to campus, so they may prepare permits ahead of time. Handicapped spaces in the U-shaped portion of the Campus Center lot are restricted for use by campus visitors only. Faculty and staff who hold valid handicapped permits may park in other areas of the Campus Center Lot, including the north/south spaces along Chevrolet Avenue and the east/west spaces that face the Mott Building. Vehicles parked in these areas must display both a visible valid Kettering parking permit, as well as a valid handicapped permit. 

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Lot #1/Academic Building: Students only with visible, valid parking permits may park in Lot #1. No overnight parking is allowed in Lot #1 during snow season. Vehicles that do not feature visible valid parking permits will be ticketed and towed. Lot #2/Academic Building: Faculty, staff, and students in designated areas, with visible valid parking permits, may park in Lot #2. No overnight parking is allowed in Lot #2 during snow season. Vehicles that do not feature visible valid parking permits will be ticketed and towed. Lot #3/Thompson Hall & Mott Building: Faculty, staff, and students with visible valid parking permits may park in Lot #3, 24/7. Visitors may park in Lot #3 at any time after obtaining a valid Visitor’s Permit from the Campus Safety office in the Great Court. Vehicles that do not feature visible valid parking permits will be ticketed and towed. Fleet Lot/Campus Center: No faculty, staff, or student parking is allowed in the Fleet Lot, located behind the Campus Center, except for faculty and staff who hold valid handicapped

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permits and whose vehicles display both valid handicapped permits and Kettering permits. All others vehicles will be ticketed and towed. Bluff Street Lots: These lots are closed except for special events, such as commencement, coop fairs, FIRST Robotics, etc. They will be clearly marked when open for use. Otherwise they are closed. Any vehicle parked in these lots when the lots are closed will be ticketed and towed.

Lot #1

Lot #2 Academic Building

Campus Center

C.S. Mott Center Lot #3

3. Insurance and Licensing All persons driving in Michigan must have a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance. All persons parking on Kettering University property are expected to have sufficient insurance to cover any damage and/or theft to their vehicle or loss of property contained within their vehicle. Kettering University is not financially responsible for theft or damage to vehicles parked or operated on Kettering University property. 4. Off-Section Student Parking Students who are off-section are not allowed to leave vehicles on the campus during the work section. Abandoned vehicles will be impounded at the student’s expense. 5. Mechanical Problems 17

Any vehicle parked illegally or overnight due to mechanical problems must be reported immediately to Campus Safety. Failure to follow this procedure will result in issuance of a ticket and/or towing of the vehicle. 6. Auto Fluid Disposal All fluids generated by vehicle maintenance must be properly containerized, labeled, and transported off campus for proper disposal (not dumped on the ground or in a dumpster). Used oil may be properly disposed/recycled at AutoZone-1460 W. Bristol Road, Flint; or WalMart-4313 Corunna Road, Flint 7. Fines Tickets are $25.00. Tickets are payable at the Student Accounts Office, located on the second floor of the Campus Center. Tickets may be appealed to the Parking Citations Appeal Committee, which is composed of students, staff and faculty. Individuals must submit a written appeal. The appeal may be dropped off to the Campus Safety office located on the third floor of the Campus Center. For a complete parking policy, visit the University’s website at www.kettering.edu/currentstudents/campus-safety-0/parking-policy

SAFETY TIPS Don’t be a Victim/Tips for Avoiding Trouble •

Never leave your door unlocked when leaving or sleeping.

Don’t leave your belongings unattended on campus.

Report any suspicious activity on campus to Safety at 762-9501.

Avoid walking or jogging alone at night.

Walk with friends and use well-lighted and highly-traveled routes whenever possible.

Do not accept rides from strangers.

Be aware of your surroundings and the people around you.

If you feel threatened, go to an open place of business or lighted home. Don’t be embarrassed to make a scene; it’s better than being mugged or assaulted.

Do not let any crime go unreported. To report a crime in progress on campus, contact the Kettering University Campus Safety at 762-9501.

In the event of an emergency off-campus, contact the Flint Police at 911.

In the case of a serious crime, try to preserve the crime scene so that evidence is not lost or destroyed.

Assist investigating officers.

Be willing to sign a complaint and testify in court.

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Additional Tips •

It is never okay to force yourself on an individual.

Be aware that “force” can be emotional coercion and intimidation as well as physical force.

Be aware that alcohol and/or drugs may impair your judgment.

Remember NO means NO.

Complaints, questions and concerns regarding sexual assault or harassment should be directed to the Vice President of Student Life & Dean of Students or Director of the Wellness Center.

WELLNESS CENTER The Wellness Center provides health, counseling, disability, and health insurance services to all enrolled students. . We hope that you willencourage you to spend some time exploring the types of services we offer and the various ways we promote overall health and well-being so that your Kettering experience is as healthy—physically and mentally—as possible. . Most new Kettering University students are often living away from home for the first time and taking responsibility for their own health care , safety, and well-being for the first time in their lives. This transition, from your parents’ care to self-care and adjusting to the rigors of college, can be stressful and anxiety producing. With the right tools and resources, you can manage the transition successfully and maintain good health. We encourage you to take advantage of what we have to offer.

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HEALTH CARE SERVICES

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On-Campus Wellness Center – First Floor Campus Center 810-762-9650 – wellness@kettering.edu Business Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

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A licensed practical nurse is available during regular business hours. The nurse provides college specific nursing care and promotes health, wellness and preventive care for the student population. Care received in the Wellness Center is nurse-directed and based on physician approved clinical protocols.

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All currently enrolled Kettering University students may utilize the center services. Services are free with the exception of a small charge for certain vaccinations and screening (TB screening, influenza). Students may drop in during business hours or call ahead to make an appointment. Services and programs include, but are not limited to:  Treatment of minor ailments and injuries (such as scrapes, colds, flu, minor injuries)  Advise on effective self-care and well-being  Drug and alcohol counseling and resources  Referrals to community healthcare providers  Stress management  Wellness workshops Where appropriate, our LPN will refer students to a physician at McLaren Family Medicine Residency 19

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Center, located less than two miles from campus. Kettering University Campus Safety unit will provide transportation to students at no cost. A licensed practical nurse is available to (get the wording from the McLaren docs) during regular business hours. Our LPN will treat students with minor ailments and injuries [such as cuts, scrapes, colds, the flu, minor injuries] and advise them on effective self-care and wellbeing. Students may drop in during business hours or call ahead to make an appointment.

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Where appropriate, our LPN will refer students to a physician at McLaren Family Medicine, located less than two miles from campus (our Campus Safety unit will provide transportation at no cost. See below). Off-Campus McLaren Family Medicine - An Affiliate of Kettering University 3230 Beecher Road, Suite #1 Flint, MI 48532 810-342-5656 Business Hours:

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday

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Acute Care Hours: 12:30-1:15 p.m., Monday-Friday (Drop-in; first-come, first-served; time listed is the sign-in period each day - clinic will see all those signed-in that afternoon) All students, whether referred by the Wellness Center or self-referred, may utilize the services of McLaren Family Medicine physicians by making an appointment or dropping by the Acute Care clinic during the posted hours. McLaren will bill students’ insurance companies and coordinate insurance benefits and referrals for treatment. Students must present their Kettering ID and health insurance cards at each visit. Students are responsible for co-payments and uncovered costs.

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EMERGENCY & ACUTE CARE SERVICES

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Emergency care is available to students at several hospitals in Flint. We recommend students utilize McLaren Hospital, located near campus. Students should identify themselves as a Kettering University student to facilitate accurate follow-up by the Wellness Center.

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TRANSPORTATION FOR MEDICAL SERVICES

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Kettering University’s Campus Safety will provide transportation for students seeking medical treatment at McLaren Family Medicine Residency Center when they call and request it at (810) 7629501. In an emergency, Campus Safety will arrange for ambulance transportation to McLaren Hospital in Flint.

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HEALTH & MEDICAL HISTORY FORM All new students must complete and submit a Health and Medical History Form on or before the first day of instruction. The deadline depends upon your first term of enrollment. First Term of Enrollment 20

Deadline

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Summer 2013 (A-Section)

Monday, July 15, 2013

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Fall 2012 (B-Section)

Monday, October 7, 2013

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Winter 2014 (A-Section)

Monday, January 13, 2014

Spring (B-Section)

Monday, April 7, 2014

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The form may be downloaded and mailed, emailed, or faxed to the Wellness Center.

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Mailing Address:

Wellness Center Kettering University 1700 University Avenue Flint, MI 48504-4898

Email Address:

wellness@kettering.edu

Fax Number:

810-762-9929

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Confidentiality Notice: The information you provide on this Health & Medical History form is for confidential use by the Wellness Center only. It will not be released to anyone, including your parents, without your knowledge or written consent. This form must be properly completed and signed before you may receive medical or counseling care at the Wellness Center. (Parents must sign the Health & Medical History form for students under 18 years of age. In these cases, parents have the right to information contained in the form until the student matriculates at Kettering University.)

All students are required to send copies of their official immunization records with the Health & Medical History form. Undergraduate students must meet the following requirements based on guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the American College Health Association (ACHA):

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Required Immunizations Domestic and international students must comply with all immunization requirements or have an administrative hold placed on their records and ID card. Students who live in Thompson Hall will be required to vacate their room if we do not receive these required immunization records by the end of the first week of instruction.

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Tuberculosis Screening, completed by a licensed healthcare practitioner. Two doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine or a positive antibody titer for each disease. Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination within the past ten years.

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Recommended Immunizations

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The following are recommended immunizations for students who will be living in the residence halls. They are not required. 

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Three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine or positive titer.

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Meningococcal (Meningitis) vaccination, particularly for students living in the residence hall. A booster is recommended if it has been more than five years since the last vaccination. Health Insurance We require all enrolled students to carry health insurance, either through the Student Health & Accident Insurance Plan provided by AIG Educational Markets in partnership with Kettering University, or another source such as a parent’s employer. Before the start of every new academic year, you must make the choice to enroll in, or waive out of the insurance plan. If you do not enroll or waive by deadline, you will automatically be enrolled in the Student Health Accident Insurance Plan and responsible for one year’s premium, at a cost of $1,260 for the 2013-14 academic year. Before waiving students should make sure their coverage will provide adequate protection as well as access to doctors in Michigan. 2013-14 Verification/Waiver deadlines for new students depend upon the first term of enrollment:

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First Term of Enrollment Summer 2013 Fall 2013 Winter 2014 Spring 2014

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Deadline July 31, 2013 October 31, 2013 January 31, 2014 April 30, 2013

We will send further information about the University’s health insurance requirements to students and their parents.

COUNSELING SERVICES Individual Counseling On-Campus Wellness Center – First Floor Campus Center 810-762-9650 – wellness@kettering.edu Business Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday The Wellness Center provides individual counseling to students who experience psychological, behavioral, or learning difficulties whenever they occur. Counselors are available by appointment. Students can drop by or call the Wellness Center to make an appointment. Some issues that a counselor can help with include, but are not limited to:  Disability accommodations  Relationship conflicts  Stress and/or other emotional difficulties  Grief and loss issues  Alcohol or other drug use  Transition to college life  Harassing and bullying issues  Workshops on a variety of topics

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800-273-TALK Crises counseling is available by phone at (800) 273-TALK. Students who are in crisis (whether on campus or on a co-op assignment elsewhere) should utilize this Suicide Prevention Hotline. It is available 24/7, 365 days a year.

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DISABILITY SERVICES Wellness Center – First Floor Campus Center 810-762-9650 – wellness@kettering.edu Business Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday Kettering University provides disability services in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (1990) and its amendments, along with state and local regulations regarding students, employees, and applicants with disabilities. Under these laws, no qualified individual with a disability shall be denied access to participation in services, programs, and/or activities at Kettering University. In carrying out Kettering‘s policy regarding disabled students, employees and applicants, we recognize mobility, sensory, medical, psychological, and learning disabilities. We attempt to provide reasonable accommodations for these disabilities for all students who meet the criteria described in the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any Kettering student who has been diagnosed with a physical, medical, psychological, or learning disability, or suspects that s/he may have one, must contact the Wellness Center. The staff will evaluate the required documentation in support of the claim of disability and make an assessment of a student‘s needs on a case-by-case basis. The Wellness Center will then make recommendations for the appropriate services and accommodations necessary to meet the legal requirements as required by law. The Center will inform faculty and staff who may be responsible for providing the services and/or accommodations. Each term, students must meet with each professor to arrange individual accommodations. Prospective students in the admissions process should contact the Wellness Center as soon as possible to discuss appropriate documentation needed to verify a disability and to identify the type of services, accommodations, and adaptive equipment that may be necessary. (Further information is available at http://www.kettering.edu/current-students/student-life/wellness-center/disability-services)

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CONFIDENTIALITY We are not permitted by law to disclose any medical information to a parent or guardian without the consent of the student unless the student is mentally incapacitated or threatens to harm him/herself or someone else. When parents call us with a concern, we contact the student directly to request permission to speak with you. If you wish us to share medical information with your parents, you must complete and submit to the Wellness Center an Authorization of Release of Information, which may be downloaded from the Wellness Center website. 

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IMMUNIZATION POLICY

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ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO SEND COPIES OF THEIR OFFICIAL IMMUNIZATION RECORD WITH THE HEALTH FORM. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING 23

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC), AND THE AMERICAN COLLEGE HEALTH ASSOCIATION (ACHA): REQUIREMENTS BASED ON GUIDELINES ESTABLISHED BY THE

THREE DOSES OF HEPATITIS B VACCINE OR POSITIVE TITER IS RECOMMENDED FOR

ALL STUDENTS .

A MENINGOCOCCAL (MENINGITIS) VACCINATION IS RECOMMENDED, ESPECIALLY FOR STUDENTS LIVING IN THE RESIDENCE HALLS . A BOOSTER IS RECOMMENDED IF IT HAS BEEN MORE THAN FIVE YEARS SINCE THE LAST VACCINATION .

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ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE TWO DOSES OF MMR (MEASLES, MUMPS, RUBELLA) VACCINE OR A POSITIVE ANTIBODY TITER FOR EACH DISEASE. 

ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A TDAP (TETANUS, DIPHTHERIA, PERTUSSIS) VACCINATION WITHIN THE PAST TEN YEARS . 

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ACADEMIC SUCCESS We believe fairness, openness, and intellectual honesty to be the keystones of our educational mission. We foster these qualities in all our endeavors and use all possible means to discourage dishonesty, in any form. All members of the Kettering community should report academic dishonesty to the appropriate faculty person, as well as to the Vice President of Student Life and Dean Students. Academic dishonesty prohibited at Kettering includes, but is not limited to, the following forms. • Cheating: Intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise. • Fabrication: Intentional and/or unauthorized falsification or invention of any information or citation in an academic exercise. • Facilitating Academic Dishonesty: Intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another to engage in academic dishonesty in any form. • Plagiarism: Intentionally or knowingly representing the words, ideas, or images of another as one’s own in any academic exercise. Students found to have carried out any form of academic dishonesty are subject to the faculty member’s scrutiny and sanctions, as well as Judicial Affairs’ policies and procedures.

ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER academicsuccess@kettering.edu 810-762-9775 The Academic Success Center offers tutoring in most of the undergraduate subject areas. Tutoring is provided by undergraduate peer tutors who have mastery of course material and are passionate about helping their fellow students succeed. Tutoring is available on a walk-in basis Sunday through Friday (appointments are welcome).

ATTENDANCE POLICY Dismissal for Violation of Professor’s Attendance Policy Faculty may have strict attendance policies whereby a student is dismissed from a class when a set number of absences are accumulated. If the dismissal occurs during the course withdrawal period specified on the academic calendar, a grade of WN (withdrawal for non-attendance) is issued. If the dismissal occurs after the specified course withdrawal period, the grade of FN (failure for nonattendance) is issued. The student may appeal the dismissal to the department head.

LIBRARY library@kettering.edu 810-762-9598 The Library is prominently located on the second floor of the Academic Building and is comfortably furnished with individual study carrels, group study areas, a leisure-reading area with current newspapers, magazines, and a large, flat-screen television.

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The library has 15 computer work stations and wireless connectivity (Wi-Fi). Two Xerox multi-function devices (MFD’s) provide copying, printing, and email scanning in both black and white and color. The MFD’s also have the ability to scan to and print from USB storage devices and send/receive faxes. The Library has a microfilm/microfiche viewer that can scan and print images or save images in PDF format. A laptop PC, a tablet (iPad2) and three eReaders (a Kindle DX, a Kindle Fire HD, and a Nook HD) are available for borrowing. A charging station is available which can charge almost any phone or mobile device. Audio and video equipment is also available including a 52-inch LCD flat-screen monitor/television. Library materials are purchased to support the Kettering University curriculum. Leisure reading materials – fiction, newspapers, magazines and films on DVD – are also available. Access and storage for student theses is another important part of the collection. The University’s historical collection, the Scharchburg Archives, is accessible in the Campus Center. The Library is a member of a consortium of academic libraries called PALnet. Searches in the PALnet library catalog reveal the holdings of Kettering University Library and other consortium members. In addition, the Library subscribes to various databases which provide citations, abstracts, and full text to journal articles, newspapers, and conference proceedings, as well as an extensive eBook collection. Campus-wide and remote access to resources is available through the Library home page at http://www.kettering.edu/library. The Library is open seven days a week, a total of 83 hours, with reference assistance available most of those hours. During final exam week the Library hours are extended. Changes in hours are posted on the website and on a sign just outside the Library entrance. A returns drop box is available when the Library is closed.

MINIMUM ACADEMIC STANDARDS OF PROGRESS The Kettering University Faculty Senate has established minimum standards of academic performance expected of each student to remain enrolled as a degree-seeking student. These standards are carefully and fully stated in the Undergraduate Catalog section titled “Academic Policies, Procedures, and Regulations.” Failure to meet these standards can result in several levels of required counseling and/or probationary sanctions up to and including ‘academic dismissal’ from Kettering University. At the completion of each term all students are reviewed for compliance with the stated academic standards. Those students not complying are notified of their academic status, including any restrictions or additional requirements imposed for the subsequent term.

ORTN 101 Shari Luck, First Year Experience sluck@kettering.edu 810-762-9783 During your first term at Kettering University, you'll participate in an orientation class designed to help you acclimate to college life and cooperative employment. ORTN 101 covers a variety of topics— ranging from time management to business attire--that will help you succeed in the classroom and on the job. Faculty and advanced students collaborate to teach the class. 26

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES IN ACADEMICS AND THE PURSUIT OF A DEGREE To earn a degree from Kettering University you must apply yourself towards that goal and we can offer you the means to obtain it. Towards that end, the following responsibilities rest on your shoulders as a Kettering University student: 1. The students learning needs and desires should provide the basis for enrolling in specific courses or within a given program. 2. Students should be informed of what is going on within their programs by reading course listings, degree requirements, and other material made available by the university and their departments. 3. Students should take an active part in planning their educational package within the context of university requirements and resources. 4. Students should continually monitor their progress. 5. Students should seek out support services, such as tutoring and advising when assistance is needed in meeting goals. 6. Students should attend classes well prepared and complete assignments on time. 7. Students should embrace the principle of Academic Honesty. 8. Students should respect the freedom of the academic community to inquire, publish, and teach. 9. Students should respect the facilities and property of Kettering University. Adapted from the 1979 Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education

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KETTERING STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT KETTERING CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT The Kettering University Code of Student Conduct represents a body of behavioral standards for all students. These standards are strictly and vigorously enforced by Kettering University to ensure members of this educational community a productive, safe, and equitable environment for growth and development. Kettering University students are expected to conduct themselves as mature individuals while on campus, at home, and in their work-section communities. Students are expected to comply with all University regulations governing student conduct and the use of University property and facilities. Kettering University has the right to take action and investigate any offense that involves our students, either as victims reporting or students accused of violating the Code of Student Conduct or any federal, state, and/or local laws/ordinances. The Code of Student Conduct extends to students at their places of co-op employment. We expect students to honor their co-op employer’s standards for workplace demeanor and may impose our Judicial Affairs procedures upon any student charged by an employer with workplace misconduct. Conduct for which students may be subject to judicial action falls into, but is not limited to, the following categories: 1.

Endangering people or their property.

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Obstructing the normal functions of Kettering University or a co-op employer.

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Theft or damage to property, including intellectual property, of Kettering University, a co-op employer or any individual.

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Any willful damage to the reputation or psychological well-being of others.

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Threatening, intimidating, harassing, coercing, or verbally abusing another.

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Any physical violence directed at any member of the Kettering University community or a co-op employer’s.

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Unauthorized entry to, use of, or occupancy of Kettering University facilities or a co-op employer’s.

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Any dishonesty, cheating, forgery, plagiarism, or alteration of, or misuse of Kettering University documents, records or identification, or a co-op employer’s.

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Computer misuse, while on academic or work term, at the University or at co-op employment, including but not limited to:    

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Theft or other abuse of computer operations. Unauthorized entry into a file to use, read, or change the contents, or for any other purpose. Unauthorized transfer of a file or files. Unauthorized use of another individual’s identification and/or password[s].

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Use of computing facilities to interfere with the work of another student, faculty member, or university official. Use of computing facilities to send obscene or abusive messages. Use of computing facilities to interfere with the normal operation of the University’s or a coop employer’s computer system.

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Violation of applicable public laws while on Kettering University owned property, University or student-sponsored or supervised functions, a co-op employer’s owned or controlled property, or at a co-op employer-sponsored or supervised function.

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Possession or use on campus or at a place of co-op employment of firearms, explosives, explosive fuels, dangerous chemicals or other dangerous weapons, except as specifically authorized by Kettering University or a co-op employer.

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Use, possession, or distribution of narcotics or controlled substances except as expressly permitted by law.

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Possession or use of alcohol on Kettering’s campus; any underage possession or use of alcohol.

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Failure to comply with directions of Kettering University or co-op employer officials acting in performance of their duties.

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Conduct which adversely affects the student’s suitability as a member of the Kettering University and/or co-op employment communities.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES helpdesk@kettering.edu 810-237-8324

EMAIL POLICY Email is one of the official forms of communicating business matters within the Kettering community. Account holders shall be responsible for accessing their electronic mail on a regular basis. As it pertains to University business, each account holder shall be responsible for the content and requirements associated with the communication. All holders of official University email accounts, i.e., faculty, staff, and students, are expected to read their email on a regular basis, keeping in mind that there will be time-sensitive information contained in the email. Some communications (employment issues, contracts, etc.) will continue to be handled only through campus or U.S. postal mail. Faculty and students may utilize email as an official way of communicating with the faculty and the students enrolled in their courses, and as stated above, are expected to read their email on a regular basis. All course related email communications shall be directed to an official University email address.

KETTERING UNIVERSITY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY Kettering University provides access for its authorized user community to resources including, but not limited to, the following computing and networking devices: 

Computers (PCs, workstations, and servers)

Electronic Mail and Internet

Databases

CDROMS

Printers

Voice, Data, and Video Communications Infrastructure

Acceptable use of resources does not extend to whatever an individual is capable of doing with them. Just because you are able to bypass restrictions or security measures doesn't mean that you are allowed to do so. Violations of the Acceptable Use Policy may result in disciplinary action consistent with the University's Faculty, Employee, and Student Handbooks. Anything illegal under local, state and federal laws is in violation of the policy. Michigan law specifically addresses misuse of computer resources. In addition, Kettering University considers the following examples (not a comprehensive list) as violations to the policy, and just cause for taking disciplinary action up to and including non-reappointment, discharge, dismissal, and/or legal action: 30

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Interfering or attempting to interfere with the intended use of Information Technology Resources, for example, propagating electronic chain mail, or sending forged or falsified email Accessing, or attempting to access unauthorized resources, for example, modifying system resources that are only to be modified by authorized systems administrators. This also includes Port scanning Violating, or attempting to violate software license agreements and other contracts Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials, including placing copyrighted materials in a publicly accessible forum. For example, the sharing of copyrighted software, music, movies and other intellectual properties Invading, or attempting to invade the privacy of individuals or entities (without authorization) that are creators, authors, users or subjects of the Information Technology Resources, for example, using another's id and password to view/modify/propagate personal information that was not specifically authorized for your use Recording, or attempting to record voice, data, or video network line, for example, running a packet sniffer. Destroying, altering, dismantling, disfiguring, preventing, or attempting to destroy, alter, dismantle, or disfigure thereby preventing authorized users from accessing services, for example, sending out a crippling number of files across the network such as email bombing. Circumventing, evading or attempting to circumvent/evade security measures and detection, for example, storing illegal software in hidden directories or using security scanning tools against Kettering University Computing Resources and all devices connected to those resources. Harassing, threatening, causing harm, or attempting to harass, threaten, cause harm to specific individuals, for example, sending repeated and unwanted email messages. Utilizing resources to operate a commercial business, complete or solicit online commercial transactions, or perform work for hire. The deliberate launching or delivery of any type of virus or other harmful malware including the pretense of such to cause alarm.

KETTERING CONNECT Kettering Connect is our secure web-based co-op & career services software system students will use throughout their Kettering University education. The system allows students to: 

Upload Microsoft Word resume(s)

View and apply for co-op job opportunities

Track resume referrals

View and register for Co-op Program Events

Complete the Online Co-op Work Evaluations

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BLACKBOARD Regular use of Blackboard is critical to success at Kettering. Blackboard is a communication tool between professors and students and it houses assignments, course materials, reserves, grades, class handouts, tests, and discussions that are provided by instructors. Reserves are library materials made available by professors for specific classes. Non-book materials (notes, old tests, etc.) are available on Blackboard by clicking the eReserves link on the landing page.

BANNER WEB Banner Web is where students register for classes, view unofficial transcripts, CAPP assessments (curriculum advising program planning), review term charges and payments, apply for financial aid, and view tax and billing information.

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GET INVOLVED ON CAMPUS THE RECREATION CENTER Mike Schaal, Director of Recreation Services mschaal@kettering.edu 810-762-9732 After getting your ID card, come work out or see what intramural sports are offered. Come on over and check out the racquetball, squash, volleyball, basketball and tennis courts; an indoor jogging track; weight room; fitness room and other amenities. Our intramural sports include basketball, dodge ball, Crim Festival of Races, flag football, indoor and outdoor soccer, racquetball, squash, softball, inner-tube water polo, table tennis, sand volleyball and more. Our sports teams include hockey and ultimate frisbee. The Recreation Center is often looking for part-time employees, including referees and lifeguards. Check at the front desk when you arrive if interested in employment.

STUDENT LIFE PROGRAMS Debbie Stewart, Director of Student Life Programs dstewart@kettering.edu 810-762-9679 The Office of Student Life Programs serves as a resource for student organizations at Kettering University. The office staff assists student leaders and coordinates the development and implementation of programs which enrich student life and enhance the academic experience at Kettering University. Involvement on campus develops leadership skills, provides opportunities to meet new people and learn new skills, builds campus community and relationships and provides a welcome break from academics.

KETTERING STUDENT GOVERNMENT Debbie Stewart, Director of Student Life Programs dstewart@kettering.edu 810-762-9679 There are four branches of student government at Kettering. The Student Senate is composed of students from all class levels who are elected to office. The Finance Council, Operations Council and Academic Council are composed of students who have been appointed by the Student Senate. Other leadership activities specifically for new students are available through the Residence Hall Association. Be sure to ask your Resident Assistant about them!

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CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS Here are just a few of the fun student organizations on campus: Allies (LGBT)

Fitness Club

Paintball

Aquaneers (Scuba Club)

Gaming Society

Real Service

Anime Club

International Club

Rock Climbing Club

Airsoft Club

Karate Club

Society of Women Engineers

Asian American Assoc.

KU CRU (Campus Crusade)

Technician Newspaper

BUC (Black Unity Congress)

Laser Tag

Trap and Skeet

Dance Club

Mobile Robotics Club

Welding Club

Engineers Without Borders

Off-Road Club

WKUF LP FM

Firebirds Car Club

Outdoors Club

FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS Debbie Stewart, Director of Student Life Programs 810-762-9679 Opportunities for students to participate in fine and performing arts are available, based on student interest. These programs are facilitated by professionals from the Flint community, Flint Institute of Arts and the Flint Institute of Music. Programs may include band, choir, piano lessons, watercolor painting, ballet and photography.

GREEK LIFE AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Myra Rawls, Coordinator of Greek Life mrawls@kettering.edu 810-762-9743 Greek life has played an important role in the college experience at Kettering since the school's beginning. The Greek experience includes friendship and leadership development. It provides opportunities for personal and professional growth through community service programs and philanthropic events. Sororities at Kettering include: Alpha Phi, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Sigma Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta. Fraternities at Kettering include: Alpha Phi Alpha, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Chi, Delta Tau Delta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Gamma Delta, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu and Theta Xi. 34

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT Looking for a part‐time job while attending classes? Following is a list of positions available every academic term to students that qualify for the Federal Work Study (FWS) program. Not sure if you qualify for FWS? Refer to your Financial Aid Award Letter or call our Financial Aid Office: 1‐800‐955‐4464, x7859. Once you are on campus, be sure to check the “On Campus Employment Positions” bulletin board for new job postings (located in the Campus Center next to Campus Safety) and then go directly to the department to apply for the position and complete the On‐Campus Authorization Form. All students working on campus for the first time are required to complete the I9/W4 forms for payroll (available in the Financial Aid Office 4‐100cc). You are required to submit two types of identification with your completed I9 form. If you have a US Passport, that will satisfy both requirements of identification. Otherwise, please bring the following identification documents with you to campus (one from each of the following groups): 1. Driver’s License/School ID 2. Social Security Card/Birth Certificate

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CAMPUS MAP

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DIRECTIONS TO CAMPUS

Approaching Flint from North or South Exit I-75/US-23 onto I-69 East and follow directions from the East. Highway I-69 East      

Exit I-69 onto Hammerberg Road (exit 135). Turn Left (North) onto Hammerberg Road. Merge into the right lane. Go straight through the first traffic light, and then merge right onto Miller Road. Continue straight (North) at first light which will turn into Fox Street. Continue straight (North) at second light which will turn into Chevrolet Avenue. Turn left (West) into Kettering University’s Lot 3 parking. This is the first driveway on the left before the University Avenue traffic light.

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Exit I-69 onto Hammerberg Road (exit 135). Turn Right (North) onto Hammerberg Road staying in the right lane. Just before the next traffic light merge right onto Miller Road. Continue straight (North) at first light which will turn into Fox Street. Continue straight (North) at second light which will turn into Chevrolet Avenue. Turn left (West) into Kettering University’s Lot 3 parking. This is the first driveway on the left before the University Avenue traffic light.

FLINT AREA RESOURCES Hotels AmericInn

6075 Hill Rd

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Courtyard by Marriott

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Holiday Inn Gateway Centre

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Holiday Inn Express

3405 Regency Park Dr

(810) 695-3000

Wingate Inn

1359 Grande Point

(810) 694-9902

Troy Cleaners

3478 Calkins Rd

(810) 732-9393

Pro Clean

5229 Corunna Rd

(810) 732-6910

401 Ballenger

(810) 342-2356

2668 W. Court St.

(810) 235-1355

Genesee Valley Center

3341 Linden Rd.

(810) 732-4000

Courtland Center

4190 Court St., Burton

(810) 744-0742

K-Mart

3083 Miller Rd.

(810) 238-2615

Meijer's

G-4333 W. Pierson Rd.

(810) 732-3100

2474 W. Hill Rd.

(810) 744-4000

Target

3515 Miller Rd.

(810) 230-7310

Wal-Mart

4313 Corunna Rd.

(810) 733-5055

Einstein Bros. Bagels

1625 University Ave.

(810) 232-7670

Good Beans Café

328 North Grand Traverse (810) 237-4663

Starbucks

G-3243 Miller Rd.

(810) 733-1318

Brown Sugar Café

432 S. Saginaw

(810) 342-0511

Laundromat/Dry Cleaner

Hospital McLaren Flint Barber Dale's Place Shopping

Coffee Shops

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LOCAL RESTAURANTS 501 Bar and Grill

Italia Gardens

500 South Saginaw St. 810-410-4406

3273 Miller Rd. 810.720.4112

Angelo’s Coney Island

Logan's Roadhouse

1816 Davison Rd. 810.238.3761

4404 Miller Rd. 810.720.92414

Applebee's

Olive Garden

3129 Miller Rd. 810.235.1911

3699 Miller Road 810.732.4260

Bar Louie

Outback Steakhouse

4360 Miller Rd. 810.600.1500

G-4270 Miller Rd. 810.720.0979

b.d.’s Mongolian BBQ

Qdoba Mexican Grill

4205 Miller Rd. 810.732.1132

I-75 & Miller Road 810.239.4176

Blackstone's Pub & Grill

Red Lobster

531 S. Saginaw 810.234.9011

4417 West Pierson Rd. 810.732.4910

Cracker Barrel

Red Robin

I-75 & Pierson Rd. 810.230.0019

4141 Miller Road 810.733.8505

Famous Dave’s BBQ

Salvatore Scallopini

G-3558 Miller Rd. 810.720.4600

3227 Miller Road 810.732.1080

Fuddruckers

Wing Fong

I-75 & Miller Rd. 810.235.8585

3801 Corunna Rd. 810.232.1688

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FAST FOOD Arby's

Long John Silvers

3080 Miller Rd. 810.232.5450

G-3470 S. Linden 810.732.382

Burger King

McDonalds

3459 Miller Rd. 810.732.0870

G-3060 Miller Rd. 810.239.8441

1601 S. Ballenger 810.238.1971

1232 N. Ballenger 810.767.3224

Cottage Inn Pizza

Pizza Hut

G-3110 Miller Rd. 810.341.1900

G-3326 Miller Rd. 810.733.1671

Domino’s Pizza

Subway

G-4084 Corunna 810.230.0500

3458 S. Linden 810.733.7827 3114 Flushing Rd. 810.233.7010

Halo Burger

3631 Miller Rd. 810.239.5355

800 S. Saginaw St. 810.238.4607 G-3388 S. Linden Rd. 810.732.6650

Taco Bell 3606 Corunna Rd. 810.767.3060

Happy’s Pizza

3383 Linden Rd. 810.733.8560

3215 Miller Rd. 810.720.5555 YaYa's Chicken Little Caesar's Pizza

3709 Corunna Rd. 810.767.8830

1059 S. Ballenger 810.232.9115

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Kettering University Guide to Residence Life

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GUIDE TO RESIDENCE LIFE 2013-2014 Mission Statement The Department of Residence Life at Kettering University is committed to designing and maintaining a caring environment that encourages academic success, individual respect, personal growth and responsibility to one’s community. We pledge to accomplish this in a way that supports the mission of Kettering University and meets the ethical performance guidelines of the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International.

Objectives of Residence Life While creating an opportunity for learning and development, the Residence Life staff assists students with their personal growth through numerous means: 1. Providing an academic and social environment in which each individual may develop intellectual pursuits capitalizing on his/her abilities; 2. Assisting students in their adjustment to college life; 3. Providing for the communication of (a) information, ideas, college policies and procedures to the students, and (b) students needs, attitudes, opinions and values to other students and the administration; 4. Recognizing varying life styles; attitudes and values; mutual respect and concern; responsibility; opportunities for formal and informal social-interaction; and experience in democratic living; 5. Providing resources for assistance in seeking solutions to problems and difficulties students may face; 6. Serving as role models and guiding students in their personal development; 7. Offering students a chance to voice concerns regarding hall policy and contribute to the organizing of hall events by encouraging participation in the Residence Hall Association. As a result of this involvement, students gain experiences in representative government, leadership, successful event planning, and communication that assist participants as they progress to more responsible leadership roles on the campus and in later life.

Residence Life Staff Katie Bosio: Director of Residence Life is a full time professional responsible for managing the overall operation of the Residence Life department. This includes supervision of Resident Assistants and other student staff, budget management, program and policy design and general management of T hompson Hall. 36

Fran Webster: Administrative Assistant is a part time assistant to Thompson Hall. Fran is responsible for mail services, laundry cards and overseeing the front desk operations. Residence Life Student Coordinator (RLSC): The Residence Life Student Coordinator is the student liaison for all activities that occur in Thompson Hall. The RLSC is a past resident assistant very familiar with Thompson Hall, and actively seeks to facilitate hall improvements. The RLSC champions the student’s point of view in maintaining and improving Thompson Hall. The RLSC oversees RA activities, desk and cooking assistants, as well as working hand in hand with the Residence Hall Director to ensure that Thompson Hall remains a functioning and enjoyable place to live for all residents. Resident Assistants (RA): are undergraduate, sophomore or higher, para-professional students who have been trained to help you with your day to day concerns. RA's help build community in the residence halls and can answer your questions about the many facets of campus life. RAs are hired under an academic year contract and receive free room and board as compensation for their hard work. RAs are required to work some breaks and holidays, depending on duty schedules, hall, and resident n eeds. Desk Assistants (DA): are employees of Residence Life. They work at the Thompson Hall Front Desk and assist students with mail, check out equipment, and answer questions about campus life and resources. Cooking Assistants (CA): are employees of Residence Life. They work in the Thompson Hall Community Kitchen to assist and monitor students who use our kitchen. Contact Information Katie Bosio Director of Residence Life kbosio@kettering.edu (810) 762-9537 Fran Webster Administrative Assistant for Thompson Hall fwebster@kettering.edu (810) 762-5903 Thompson Hall Front Desk (810) 762-9503 Residence Life Fax (810) 762-9549 Residence Life Email reslife@kettering.edu

Follow us on Twitter: @KetteringResLif Like our page on Facebook: Kettering University Residence Life

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Leadership and Involvement Opportunities There are a number of opportunities unique to Thompson Hall that residents may experience in order to develop leadership and communication skills, to meet others with common interests, or to just have fun. Because of great diversity within the hall, it can support a myriad of activities. One of the primary responsibilities of our Residence Life staff is to keep all residents informed of the various opportunities on campus, while steadfastly supporting and nurturing an academic environment in Thompson Hall that fosters student success. The earliest opportunity for involvement occurs within the unit. Within each unit, there is tremendous opportunity for developing friendships, finding sources for academic support, and obtaining both formal and informal leadership opportunities. Residents are encouraged to meet students in their units, share things about themselves, and take an interest in the various scheduled unit activities. Some residents serve their unit by representing it formally at the Residence Hall Association (RHA). They may also choose to maintain an executive position within this organization. Others will lead the unit in planning and attending of social events. Still others may eventually seek to join the Residence Life staff. All these opportunities result from the individual experiences of students within their living groups. There are also employment opportunities in Thompson Hall that involve students in the campus culture. The front desk and kitchen on the second floor of the hall are staffed entirely by students, and new employees are needed each term. If you qualify for federal or Michigan work study, you may be considered for employment. Applications for DA and CA are available at the beginning of each term on the Thompson Hall website. We encourage residents of the hall who have Work Study to apply for these positions.

Residence Hall Association (RHA) The RHA is the residential governing body of Frances Willson Thompson Residence Hall. RHA is led by students holding six executive offices of: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, NCC (National Communications Coordinator), and MOCC (Michigan Organization Communications Coordinator). All students are welcome at the weekly meetings; however the elected unit representatives cast votes in all decisions made by this governing body. Elections for RHA occur during the first week of the summer and fall terms; students should decide at this time, if they wish to make the needed year-long commitment to the organization. RHA is affiliated with three larger organizations throughout the nation: NACURH (The National Association of College and University Residence Halls, Inc.), GLACURH (The Great Lakes Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls), and MORHA (The Michigan Organization of Residence Hall Associations). RHA sends representatives to the meetings held by these organizations to voice Kettering University’s concern over policies affecting residential communities on campuses across the nation. RHA also sends delegations of students to three leadership conferences during the academic year.

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Thompson Hall Frances Willson Thompson Hall is the on-campus residence facility for Kettering University. The facility has four floors, and is designed in a figure eight formation with two courtyards. It is divided into 17 units of 17-37 residents. It has a spacious lobby/lounge, used for most social events, containing a sizable board-game collection and two big screen televisions. Smaller lounges are located in various units. There is a laundry room in the basement of the hall, and each student has a personal mailbox lo cated at the northeast entrance to unit 11. At the end of each hallway is a community bathroom. There are two computer labs located in Thompson Hall. The labs are located on the 3 rd and 4th floors. Accessible to students using their ID card, the labs are monitored by video and computer center staff. The residence hall has a front desk which is open every day during academic terms and offers numerous services for residents. In addition to the facilities in each room, there are a number of facility items available for your use here in the hall. These items may be checked out with your Kettering University identification card. 

Carts (Four- and two-wheel)

Game Systems and video games

Irons

Trash bags

Ironing boards

DVDs (movies)

Cleaning supplies

Copy machine

The basement of Thompson Hall houses our recreation area. We have a billiard table, foosball, ping pong and an air hockey table. These items are available for student use 24 hours a day.

Community Kitchen Located on the second floor of Thompson Hall is the Community Kitchen. Residents can use the kitchen during lunch and dinner hours 7 days a week to prepare basic meals. A Cooking Assistant is available to assist residents with the kitchen supplies.

Resident Rooms Each resident room is equipped with a single bed, desk and chair, wardrobe unit with shelves, and with a micro fridge and microwave. All rooms are air conditioned and heated. Most residents share a suite with another resident (two private rooms connected by a door). Residents share community bathrooms, which are located at the intersections of each hallway. Suite rooms are 11 by 15 feet whereas single rooms are slightly smaller. All rooms are carpe ted, but if a student wishes to purchase an area rug, an 8 by 5 foot rug is suggested. There are two door wardrobes with hanging space and shelf space. In all suite rooms, there is a pocket door connecting the suite rooms and can be “pegged” shut when necessary. All rooms have individual telecommunications boxes with individual phone lines. Each room has one overhead fluorescent light. Students may wish to bring their own lamps.

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Occasionally residents may have the opportunity to “triple.” When occupancy warrants, residents may share a suite between three people. Volunteers are tripled first, followed by those students whose contracts are determined to have been received last (date received) if additional triples are needed. Residents in a tripled room receive a reduced room rate for the term.

What to Bring With You You will want to make your room as much your own as possible while remembering that most everything you bring with you will need to be taken home or to your work-term residence when you leave. As such, the balance between comfort and convenience is important. Think about this balance, and decide what property you will bring accordingly. We highly recommend that you evaluate the monetary value of what you are bringing to school and check with your parents’ homeowners’ insurance for coverage. The University does not purchase insurance to cover items in individual student rooms. In the Community Standards section of this booklet, some specific property limitations are described. For your convenience, some suggested items useful in preparing your room are listed. As this list cannot be all inclusive, other items you may want to bring can be added. If you have any questions, please call the Office of Residence Life.

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Alarm clock (battery operated)

Laundry supplies

Bandages and Necessary Meds

Bathrobe

Personal computer (Ethernet card & Internet Cable)

Bed Spread/Comforter/Blanket(s)

Personal stereo system

Clothes hangers

Pillow(s) & Pillow case(s)

DVD player

Power strip(s) with surge protector

*Extra-long twin sheets

Recreational equipment

Flashlight

Room decorations

Headphones

Safety glasses

**Humidifier

School supplies

Sewing Kit

Tissues

Shower Caddy

Toiletries

Telephone

Towels and linens

Television (cable cord)

*All mattresses purchased for Thompson Hall are 80 inches in length. We have provided ordering information for extra-long linens to our residents. You will receive a letter and an order form in the mail from On Campus Marketing (OCM) that describes the products and special value packages that are available. Make sure you order by the deadline so that your linens will be delivered to your home before you depart for campus. For more details or to order, please call Residence Hall Linens at 1-800-9574338 or check out the website at www.rhl.org/gmi. Locally, extra-long linens may be purchased at a variety of retail stores. **Michigan is known for dry winters. Students from more humid climates, not accustomed to Michigan winters, are strongly encouraged to purchase humidifiers. With the large number of students in relatively close confines, colds and flu spread readily within the residence hall population. Humidifiers can be of great assistance in minimizing susceptibility to these kinds of illnesses. Each residence hall room comes equipped with a Micro-fridge. DO NOT BRING a refrigerator or microwave with you! The unit contains a microwave (700 watts), a refrigerator and a freezer unit (4.0 cubic feet). Each resident is responsible for cleaning and defrosting the unit at closing/checkout. This unit will remain in the room for use by both sections and is considered a part of the residence hall room furnishings. To view some examples of items we recommend you bring with you or leave at home, visit the Kettering University Residence Life Pinterest.com page: KetteringResLife

Residence Life Services In order for students to take full advantage of the services offered by the Department of Residence Life, residents are responsible for knowing the content of materials published and distributed by the Department of Residence Life, including the contents of this booklet.

Cable, Computer & Telephone Services The residence hall is fully networked which allows for several features in the students’ rooms. Each room is equipped with a jack and adapter specifically for telephone use. All residents will need to provide their own phones. Students may use any calling card for long distance service provided that it has a 1-800 access number. Students must have a calling card for long distance service and may not, under any circumstance, establish their long distance carrier using their Thompson Hall telephone number; the calling card must be established from their home phone number.

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Each room is equipped with a standard cable television outlet. Students are responsible for providing their coaxial cable and connecting their own personal television. A list of cable channels can be found on the Thompson Hall website. Each room is also equipped with a network jack specifically for computer use. The jack connector is the RJ45 type and requires the use of a category 5 UTP cable; a telephone cable will not work. In order to utilize the network, the connecting computer must have an Ethernet card installed. Network cables may be purchased from the university bookstore, and network cards are available from local vendors. It is recommended that the outlets beneath the windows, just below the heat register panels, be used for providing power to personal computers. It is also recommended that a power strip (with a surge protector) of noted good quality be used as a buffer to prevent damage to hardware from power surges. Broadband Routers and Wireless Access points are not permitted in the residence hall. Wireless access is available in most public areas and multiple computers are able to connect through a network switch/hub. Virus protection is required for all computers connecting to the university network. The use of personal firewall software is highly recommended.

Cleaning Responsibilities Custodial service is provided for Thompson Hall common areas and community bathrooms only. During the academic year, the cleaning of student rooms is the responsibility of the individual occupying the room and/or the suitemate. At checkout time, each student room is inspected by staff to verify its cleanliness prior to occupancy by the next term’s student. Special cleaning, either in student rooms or in common spaces, required by reason of students’ carelessness or deliberate vandalism, will be billed to those responsible and deducted from the housing deposit.

Courtesy Phones Courtesy phones are installed for the convenience of students and visitors and as a needed facility in time of emergency. In Thompson Hall, courtesy phones (four) are located at the front desk area, several feet away at the main second floor entrance, downstairs at the tunnel linkage to the Campus Center, and outside the building at the southwest entrance, near the parking lot and Recreation Center. The access is for on-campus calls only.

Equipment Check Out Equipment checked out from the Thompson Hall desk is provided for use to all residents. For most items, the time limit on usage is twenty-four (24) hours. This limit applies to such high demand items as vacuums, luggage carts, DVDs, and cleaning supplies. During check-out week, carts, vacuums, and cleaning supplies are checked out for one hour. For all items a valid Kettering University ID must be shown to the desk. If an item is returned damaged or is lost, the student bears the cost of replacement or repair for that item. Residents who hold items longer than the specified limit are subject to disciplinary action and/or loss of equipment check out privileges.

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Laundry Laundry service is available in Thompson Hall on the basement level near the south end of the building. These machines, twelve washers and dryers, are card operated and self-service. Users who have lost money or had damage to personal items during laundry process should contact the company directly for refunds or compensation for loss by calling the number on the machines. We highly encourage residents to remain in the laundry room while they are using the facility to protect their belongings from theft. The University will not accept responsibility for stolen items from the laundry room.

Mail & Packages Student mail is delivered to Thompson Hall Monday - Friday. Resident mailboxes are located on the first floor of Thompson Hall, directly beneath the Thompson Hall front desk and near the entrance to Unit 11. Residents are assigned a box number upon their arrival to the residence hall. Each resident of Thompson Hall has their own mailbox which can be accessed with their room key. Student Address is as follows: Kettering University Student's Name Thompson Hall Room # 1700 University Ave. Flint, MI 48504 Packages Packages may be picked up from the campus Shipping and Receiving Office, located on the first floor of the Academic Building. The shipping and receiving office does their best to notify students by email when a package arrives, however it is the student‘s responsibility to check with their office, especially for time sensitive packages. Forwarding your mail When you check out of the hall, it is your responsibility to complete all appropriate paperwork to make sure your mail is forwarded. Each resident is responsible for contacting USPS to have their mail forwarded. You can go to the US Postal Service web site to complete the request. Click on the link Receiving Mail and then Change Your Address. There is a $1 charge. When students no longer live on-campus the University does not receive their mail or packages. Mail and packages will be returned to sender.

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University communications with the student, knowing each student’s place of residence is critical. With this in mind, a number of structures are in place regarding mid-year changes in housing status. Between the first and second academic terms, a number of students request room changes, which is a change in housing assignment. In order to insure student safety, the exchange of rooms or substitution of one’s occupancy for another without clearance in writing through the Department of Residence Life is not permitted. At the end of the first academic term, residents are invited to submit in writing their request for reassignment. Requests made at other times must be handled by personal interview with the Director of Residence Life and will be accepted or denied based on their individual merit.

Special Accommodations As with all University departments, the Office of Residence Life is determined to provide support and services to those who require special accommodation as result of physical or mental disability. Thompson Hall offers the following physical features in support of our disabled resident population: 

Lift access to the building via a ramp in the tunnel on the first floor

Key-operated elevator servicing all floors

Handicapped restroom facilities on the first floor for men and the second floor for women

Specially designed disability-friendly room on the first floor for men and the second floor for women

Students who require these or other accommodations in support of a disability should first contact the Wellness Center. This office will secure all the necessary services that may be needed for a successful educational experience prior to arrival on the campus. Students requesting such services are s trongly encouraged to visit the campus to assist us in supporting their educational and residential needs. Please contact the Admissions Office to arrange such a visit.

Storage In an effort to help with the eleven-week transitions at Kettering, storage space for student property is available only to those students under contract or application with the Department of Residence Life. Residents are limited to a total of eighteen (18) cubic feet of total storage space per person. This space is 3 feet tall 3 feet wide and 2 feet deep. This space is reserved for, and limited to, boxes, luggage, trunks and other items as deemed appropriate by the trunk storage contract. Items prohibited from storage include computer hardware, audio-visual equipment, large pieces of furniture, or any single item that does not fit into the space. Storage hours during opening and closing weeks are posted by Residence Life Staff. All items unclaimed after one (1) year will be removed from storage and discarded.

University Property Repair or renovation of University property is a service provided by Kettering University’s Facilities Management Office and should not be undertaken by students. All residence hall facility problems should be reported to the Department of Residence Life via their email address at reslife@kettering.edu. These problems will be reported to the Facilities Management Office.

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Vacation Periods Rooms may not be occupied during vacation periods unless specific approval is given by the Department of Residence Life. All rooms in Thompson Hall may be utilized by the Department of Residence Life during vacation periods at the discretion of this office. Students approved to occupy the Residence Hall during vacation periods will incur an additional per diem charge beyond their contractual obligation.

Vending Vending machines are available in the residence hall, just off the main lobby. Residents who have lost money or received bad food or beverage from these machines should contact the vending company directly for refunds. The contact number is posted on the vending machine.

Terms & Conditions of Occupancy Residency and Meal Plan Requirement In recognition of the educational value of an on-campus living experience, the Kettering University Board of Trustees has officially adopted an on-campus residency and meal plan requirement. All first-year students are required to live in Thompson Hall and have a full meal plan during school sections. Students who transfer to Kettering University, who are under 21 and single, and who have not had a one year, on-campus residential experience must also reside in Thompson Hall and have a full meal plan for their first year at Kettering University. Students beginning in January or April are required to live oncampus and have a full meal plan two academic terms which will span two different academic years.

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KETTERING UNIVERSITY ROOM & BOARD CONTRACT 2013-2014 All new students to Kettering University must contract for Full Room and Board (housing and meal plan) for the first two (2) academic terms they are enrolled. All students who submit this contract commit to residing on campus for two academic terms. 1. Upon submission of this Contract, the student must submit a forfeitable deposit of one hundred dollars ($100). This deposit will be held by Kettering University without interest throughout the life of this agreement. For new students, the $100 Housing Deposit is included in the Enrollment Deposit. 2. Student housing is to be vacated by 5:00 p.m. on the last day of final exams for any particular term. Graduating students who participate in the Commencement ceremony must vacate student housing by 6:00 p.m. on the day of Commencement. 3. Kettering University assumes no responsibility for the loss or damage to student property. The University recommends purchasing or arranging for personal property insurance coverage. 4. A student assigned to a room will be held financially responsible for damage beyond normal wear and tear to the room and its furnishings. 5. Kettering University reserves the right to make room assignments and reassignments of rooms for the benefit of the individual student and the University. 6. Kettering University reserves the right to inspect student rooms and to regulate the use of the premises in accordance with the University rules and regulations including the Code of Student Conduct. Kettering University reserves the right to enter student rooms for inspection, maintenance, pest control and any other reasonable purposes. In case of an emergency, Kettering University reserves the right to enter student rooms at any time. 7. Kettering University reserves the right to utilize any student room during break periods between terms. We therefore reserve the right to have students remove all belongings during these periods. 8. Occupancy: A student may occupy his/her room during breaks that fall within the term (i.e. Labor Day, Thanksgiving, MLK Day & Memorial Day). Note that meals are not served during any of the break periods. 9. Students may not occupy student housing during recesses that take place between Fall and Winter terms or between Spring and Summer terms. 10. Meal Plans: All new students are required to purchase a meal plan for their first two academic terms of enrollment. All students have the option to purchase a meal plan. 11. The student agrees to abide by the GUIDE TO RESIDENCE LIFE in addition to the above terms and conditions. 12. Alcohol may not be consumed or stored in Thompson Hall, regardless of one’s age. 13. To qualify for return of the $100 deposit, a resident must (a) vacate the room at the conclusion of the specified term of this Contract; (b) occupy the premises for the full term of this Contract; (c) return all keys to Kettering University by the specified vacate date and time; (d) abide by all University policies and terms of this Contract; (e) leave the premises in the same physical condition as they were at the

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commencement of this Contract, normal wear and tear excepted; (f) not attempt to use any portion of the deposit as rent; such use is strictly prohibited. 14. Contract termination before occupancy: Residence Life will not refund housing deposits to students who withdraw from the University after May 1 st of any academic year. 15. Contract termination after occupancy: (a) any student who withdraws from the University and vacates the residence hall after the first day of instruction forfeits their housing deposit; (b) Students who withdraw from the University after the first day of instruction may receive a refund of paid room rental and meal plan costs if s/he meets all terms of vacancy as described in the Guide to Residence Life. Refunds will be based upon the University’s published schedule (http://www.kettering.edu/offices-facilities/business-office/information-students/tuition-and-fees). I HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THE KETTERING UNIVERSITY ROOM & BOARD CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS. I UNDERSTAND I AM SUBJECT TO ALL EXISTING AND FUTURE UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS. I WILL ABIDE BY AND AM LEGALLY BOUND TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Student Name (print) __________________ ID# __________________

Student Signature ___________________________________ Date__________________

Parent Signature ______________________ Date _________________ (If student is under 18 years of age)

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Contract & Occupancy Thompson Hall operates with three rent scales, a new/transfer rate, returning student (lived in Thompson Hall for 2 academic terms) rate, and tripled rate. Contact our office for more information. Residence hall rooms are contracted on a two-academic term, annual lease basis. All new and transfer students contracting for the first term, are automatically obligated for the second term. A student who forfeits a housing reservation in the first term and who returns to the University in the second term is obligated for housing rental charges for that second term if vacancy in the residence hall facilities exists and without regard to assignment location. When rooms are available, students on work section may reside in Thompson Hall. Interested students should contact the Department of Residence Life for more information. Students wishing to live in Thompson Hall back to back terms (A to B or B to A) need to contact the Department of Residence Life. We allow residents to return as space is available.

Terms of Occupancy Rooms may be occupied by those individual students currently enrolled under the signed sponsorship of an appropriate administrative or faculty agency and with the approval of the Department of Residence Life. No room may be occupied by any student prior to the day of check-in unless approved individually by the Department of Residence Life. Any student is subject to dismissal from Kettering University student housing for misconduct or violation of University Code of Conduct/regulations, as spelled out in the Student Handbook. Kettering University reserves the right to terminate the lease and take possession of a room whenever the violation of regulations warrants such termination, whenever the room is vacated, or the relationship of the leaseholder, as a student, with the University is terminated. The University reserves the right to enforce any restrictions or regulations necessary for the mainten ance of its property or the general welfare of its residents. Violation of said regulations or restrictions subjects the individual to disciplinary action, which may include termination of lease. When the termination of a lease results from disciplinary action, no refund is given. The University also reserves the right to reassign the occupant or terminate the lease when, in the University’s judgment, it is in the best interest of the Residence Life System. The University also reserves the right to void a Residence Hall contract in the event a student chooses to withdraw from the University or has an excessive disciplinary file.

Request for Contract Release With respect to the Room & Board Requirement, new/transfer students to Kettering University, under certain circumstances, may request that this requirement be waived. Students must meet one/all of the requirements below to be eligible for contract release. This form must be completed TWO WEEKS PRIOR to the start of term or you will be billed for Room & Board

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21 years of age or older prior to the first day of the term

Married

Have child(ren) residing with you in your home

Previously completed 2 terms in a residence hall (at a college/university)

Other

A Request for Contract Release form may be requested by sending an email to reslife@kettering.edu. If your request for exemption/release is APPROVED, after you have moved into Thompson Hall, you will be billed according to the published refund structure by the University and using proper check out procedures plus any contract penalties. If your request for release is DENIED, you will receive written notification stating the reason your request was denied. If you are a new, incoming student that has been denied, you will be required to submit an application/deposit and move into Thompson Hall on the assigned check in date(s). You are expected to reside in University owned housing and are held financially responsible for the full duration of your contract. A room in University owned housing will be reserved for you and you are required to check into University owned housing and pick up your room key.

Release from Housing Contract There may be conditions under which a student may need to be released from his/her housing contract. To request a release from the housing contract, the student must submit a letter to the Department of Residence Life outlining the reason(s) for the request. A determination on the outcome of those requests will be delivered, in writing, to the student. If there is no request for release granted and the housing contract is broken, the student will forfeit the housing Damage Deposit. In the event that the student chooses to live elsewhere than Thompson Hall but elects to keep the housing contract in force, sub-leasing of rooms is prohibited, as is possession of room keys by other than the leaseholder for that room. Students who withdraw, are suspended, expelled, or otherwise dismissed from the University are required to remove their property from the residence hall and return the room keys to the Department of Residence Life within twenty-four (24) hours from the time the withdrawal, suspension, expulsion or dismissal goes into effect, unless otherwise required by the Department of Residence Life.

Move-in Dates & Times A-Section Winter 2014

B-Section Spring 2014

New Students: January 9, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. or January 10, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

New Students: April 3, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. or April 4, 8 a.m.-10 a.m.

Returning Students: January 11 & 12,

Returning Students: April 5 & 6,

10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

10 a.m.-10 p.m. student, upon checking into Thompson Hall or changing to a new room, is required to complete both a Room Inventory Form and to update their Emergency Contact Information for the Department of Residence Life. The Room Inventory Form allows the student to personally assess his/her room and its contents, ownership of residence hall keys for the term and to attest to their condition by virtue of a signature. This form will be referred to in matters concerning room repair and individual damage assessment. The Emergency Contact Information contains emergency medical and contact information provided by the student at the time of check in. This information is considered confidential and is provided to attending medical personnel when students themselves cannot do so (see Medical Emergencies). Every

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Move-out & Residence Hall Closing Student housing is to be vacated by 5:00 p.m. on the last day of final exams. Graduating students participating in Commencement must vacate student housing by 6:00 p.m. on the day of Commencement. All students will be required to move-out by that time or be charged a fine for excessive time past our scheduled closing or an overnight fee. Residence Life Staff will have a cleaning checklist available for residents at least one week prior to closing to prepare students for room cleaning. Students who will be flying must make their own transportation arrangements to the airport.

RESIDENCE LIFE COMMUNITY STANDARDS Introduction to Community Standards The residence hall community is an integral part of the University. Residing within this community implies certain obligations and standards of citizenship. When these obligations and standards are met, conditions are optimal for a meaningful educational experience. Kettering University attempts to provide a sufficiently structured environment within the residence hall for every resident to have the opportunity to succeed while maintaining a unique identity within a group setting. For most new students, living in such a large group is a new experience, and a lifetime of personal habits must be modified to fit in smoothly with a diverse population. Residence Life policies exist to facilitate this transition and to insure the health and safety of every resident. When students engage in behaviors that detract from the communal environment, they may be introduced to the Kettering University Conduct System through the Residence Life Judicial Board. The purpose of this board is to set and maintain behavioral standards consistent with the basic concepts of individual freedom and responsibility, service to others, and an environment supportive of academic pursuits and success. This board is comprised of student volunteers who are trained as peer adjudicators and who model ethical behavior. Advised by the Director of Residence Life, this group is empowered to hear cases requiring not more than a sanction of disciplinary probation and monetary fines (see Student Handbook for description). This group recommends sanctions for most of the negative behaviors outlined in this document. Typically, only first and second violations will be heard; third violations will be referred to the designated University conduct officer for adjudication. As one might expect, sanctions increase in severity with successive violations of community standards.

Statement on Student Rights The basic purpose of the Thompson Hall community is the achievement of its goals and objectives. The most basic necessity for the achievement of this purpose is freedom of expression and communication. Therefore the Department of Residence Life must always strive to strike a balance between its basic purposes of providing an environment most conducive to meeting the needs of those students residing within the residence hall. Specifically, residents in Thompson Hall are guaranteed the following rights as members of the residential community: 

Residents shall be free from actions which would discriminate against them on the basis of gender, race, religion, age, national origin, political beliefs or affiliation, sexual orientation, and/or ability.

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Due process within the University community as provided by the University Student Handbook

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(Code of Conduct). 

Freedom from unreasonable search and seizure. Before entry, the resident must be informed of the reason(s), for entry, except in cases involving the protection of health, safety, or welfare of the student and property. The Department of Residence Life reserves the right to enter a room upon the observance of a policy violation.

Representation through the Residence Hall Association.

Freedom of expression provided such freedom does not interfere with the rights of others in the pursuit of their legitimate goals.

Confidentiality as required under federal law.

THOMPSON HALL POLICIES Alcohol The possession, consumption or distribution on campus of alcoholic beverages in Thompson Hall is prohibited for everyone, regardless of the current drinking age in Michigan or Federal Law. Possessi on of alcoholic beverage containers is also considered evidence of possession of alcohol and will also be treated as a violation. Residence Life staff will confront residents or guests in Thompson Hall who are found to be in violation of these policies, will confiscate and dispose of any alcohol or containers found, and will document the situation, subjecting the resident or the guest’s host to disciplinary action. Residents or guests who return to Thompson Hall under the influence of alcohol or drugs and t hen violate other University policies will also subject themselves or their hosts to disciplinary action. Irresponsible use of alcohol that results in vomiting, poor coordination, a student’s inability to walk by their own accord, becoming belligerent, or causing vandalism are grounds for disciplinary action.

Appliances For safety reasons, only certain appliances are permitted in student rooms (i.e., electrical shavers, toothbrushes, hair dryers, clocks, fans, stereos, irons with automatic shutoff, curling irons, hair dryers, and blenders). The following items are specifically prohibited in the residence hall except in designated areas provided by the University: any cooking appliances other than your micro fridge including, but not limited to; halogen lamps, hot plates, coffee makers with an open heating element, toasters, toaster ovens, electric fry pans, broilers, grills, portable heating units of any kind, heating coils, sun lamps, waffle grills, exterior antennas, and immersion coils. The University reserves the right to determine the potential danger of electrical appliances and to remove them. Extension cords are discouraged, but if they must be used, they must be UL approved. Power strips, with built in surge protection, are the preferred and highly suggested means of power distribution in residence hall rooms.

Billing for Damages Residents will be held responsible for any damage/theft done to their room, based on discrepancies noted from the Room Inventory Form. Damages and vandalism to public spaces not connected to any one individual or group within the hall will be tracked, and total costs will be passed on to all residents in equal portions. Damages may be billed to a resident(s), to an entire unit, to an entire floor, or assessed 51

to the building. It is in the best interests of residents to protect their local environments and assertively confront those who would harm the physical facilities. All students are expected to report promptly any damage, malfunction, destruction, or loss of University property to their Resident Assistant or the Director of Residence Life.

Combustible Items In the interest of safety, combustible items including combustion engines (regardless of their state of dismantlement), candles, incense, non-electric lanterns and chemicals are prohibited. Students requiring the burning of candles or incense for religious ceremonies, must request permission from the Director of Residence Life. If approved, specific guidelines must be followed.

Common Areas Any of the residence hall common rooms (not hallways or bathrooms) are available for University activities on a limited basis. Permission for use of these areas is given by the Director of Residence Life. Requests should be made at least seven working days before the desired event. Common areas are shared spaces by the entire hall and as such appropriate dress and behavior is expected o f all residents/guests. Failure to uphold these expectations may lead to loss of common area space usage.

Controlled Substances/Drugs Kettering University observes State of Michigan and City of Flint statues in regards to other controlled substances. Possession or use of these substances including, but not limited to, amphetamines, barbiturates, hallucinogens, narcotics, marijuana, cocaine, anabolic steroids, or other intoxicants and drug paraphernalia will subject the student to the University disciplinary process. The university operates a strict zero tolerance policy on drugs. A student found with or under the influence of drugs may be suspended or expelled and possibly face local and state criminal prosecution.

Endangerment to Self or Others Residents of Thompson Hall who place themselves or others in compromising and dangerous situations will be documented and subjected to disciplinary action. Situations include but are not limited to allowing unauthorized entrance into Thompson Hall and misuse of alcohol.

Fire Equipment & Fire Drills Fire equipment is to be used only in the event of a fire. Any use or misuse must be reported to the Department of Residence Life immediately so that it may be restored to useful condition with no unnecessary delay. Tampering with fire horns, alarms, extinguishers, extinguisher covers, exit signs, instruction signs, sprinkler systems, smoke detectors, heat detectors, and other equipment is unlawful and may be punishable by restitution for repair/replacement costs and expulsion from the University. When evacuating during an alarm, residents are expected to stand clear of all building exits, regardless of weather, so that emergency personnel can freely access the hall. For students who choose to use the campus tunnel during evacuation, the minimum distance acceptable for building clearance is beyond the second set of double doors, located at the basement elevator lobby of the Campus Center. Residence Life Staff will inform their residents of the assigned location for their unit in the event of an evacuation. Lack of cooperation during drills, either by failing to evacuate or by not evacuating to a safe distance, will result in disciplinary action. Students will also be processed through the discipline system for creating or 52

reporting false alarms. In the event an alarm is pulled or tampered with in any fashion and the result is a building-wide evacuation, residents of the building will be assessed a $25.00 charge to their account for each false pulls.

Fraud Knowingly furnishing false information to the university, and forgery, alteration or misuse (i.e. unauthorized, negligent) of documents, equipment (including computers and parking permits), r ecords or identification is prohibited on campus and on any property owned by Kettering University. This constitutes fraud and is subject to disciplinary action.

Furniture: Room All students are expected to cooperate in keeping rooms, lounges and corridors in satisfactory condition. Student rooms are not to be used for permanent or temporary storage of miscellaneous items and/or furniture alien to normal occupancy, nor should student room furniture be removed from its assigned location. All furniture placed in a student room must remain in that room and cannot be stored in any other residence hall room, campus building or off-site storage areas. Furniture may be rearranged within a student room in accordance with its designed purposes. Students may bring personal furnishings into their own rooms, provided that these items are removed prior to student check out from the assignments. Home-built lofts and waterbeds are prohibited in the residence hall. Student rooms must be returned to their original condition at the end of occupancy. All furniture not accounted for at term-end inventory will be replaced at the expense of the residents occupying that unit or space.

Furniture: Lounge Lounge furniture is not to be removed from its specific location without the permission of the Director of Residence Life. Students found with such furniture in their rooms are subject to disciplinary action and/or fines.

Guests Any resident of Thompson Hall may have a maximum of two (2) guests in his or her company, regardless of their gender, at any one time. During their stay in the hall, guests must be escorted in the building by the resident at all times. Any resident who brings guests to the University is responsible for making relevant University regulations (i.e. Residence Life and Parking policies) known to them and accepts responsibility for their conduct in the hall during their visit. Any guest found violating the guest policy will lose guest privileges. Guests arriving on campus are to call the resident from one of the exterior phones or come to the front entrance of the residence hall to have the resident contacted. Guests who enter the building unescorted will be banned from the residence hall. For additional policies on Overnight Guests, please see section titled Guest Housing/Overnight Guests.

Guest Housing/Overnight Guests Guests may not be housed for extended periods of time (more than three (3) consecutive days) in the host(s) room, except upon written permission of the Department of Residence Life. In a situation where a resident will be hosting a guest(s) for longer than this period, we require the utilization o f our guest housing resources. Guests may reside in an available room at a charge of forty dollars ($40) nightly with 53

linens provided, or thirty dollars ($30) nightly without linens. Guest rooms for prospective students are available through the Admissions Office. Utilization of these resources requires a minimum seven (7) days advanced notice. Otherwise, room access may be denied due to a lack of prepared spaces in the hall. It is expected that the host will be responsible for any rental fees or other charges accrued during the guest’s stay. Overnight guests are subject to the guest policy as well as the following additional guidelines: 1) All guests must register at the Thompson Hall front desk, or if the desk is closed with the RA on Duty 2) All guests must submit a state issued photo identification to be copied by the staff. 3) Guests eighteen (18) and over may stay in the resident’s room. 4) Guests between the ages of 16 and 18 may stay overnight only in guest housing. Letters from the parents of both the resident and the guest must be on file with an advance reservation for the guest room.

Keys Each room key is individually coded. Except where specifically stated, keys must be returned to the Department of Residence Life within the 24hour period after termination of lease or permanent withdrawal from the room. The penalty for not returning the specific keys issued is $150.00 each key. Lost keys must be reported to the Department of Residence Life. Arrangements for the lock to be changed and new keys to be issued will be made by staff. An identical $150.00 fee per key will be charged to the person who loses the keys. Unauthorized use or possession of a key (i.e., by someone other than its owner) can result in strict disciplinary action for misuse of keys.

Medical Emergency In the event of a medical emergency, different resources are available to students depending on time of day and day of the week: Monday-Friday (8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Wellness Center, Thompson Hall front desk

After 5 p.m., Holidays, Weekends

RA on Duty, Campus Safety

Residents are unable to request emergency services directly. Students must funnel those requests through the Campus Safety office (x9501). Upon contacting University officials, the student will be consulted and an appropriate course of action will be taken. In event the student cannot assist in his/her own care, emergency information on the resident will be gathered and city emergency personnel will be contacted. Staff that discover students in distress as a result of alcohol will, as a matter of protocol, request emergency medical service. A student may refuse transport, but students unable to make such a refusal will be transported to a local hospital as a precautionary measure and will incur any related expenses resulting from this service.

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Murals Personalization of public spaces is permitted with the approval of the Residence Hall Association and the Director of Residence Life. Residents are encouraged to have their units submit designs and drawings to the RHA. Following the approval of the RHA the Resident Assistant receives supplies from the Director of Residence Life to paint their murals. Residents have two terms in which to complete their murals. Incomplete or vandalized murals will be painted over during zero sections.

Non-compliance Students must comply promptly with the legitimate and reasonable directions and requests of residence hall staff acting in their capacity as university officials in the performance of their duties. Failure to do so may result in non-compliance disciplinary action.

Noise in the hall Stereo music and other loud noises interfere with the normal functions of the campus and are disruptive to the community. Such loud music or noise infringes upon the rights of others. In view of this basic right, stereo speaker or amplification devices should not be placed in a window with sound directed outside. We recommend that students utilize egg-foam padding around large speaker systems to keep the noise level down as well as the bass vibrations. Continued warnings of noise violations may result in stereo equipment confiscation by the Department of Residence Life. Students must respond favorably to any reasonable request to lower the volume if it is disturbing to others at any time of day (courtesy hours). Please see Quiet Hours/Courtesy Hours for more information.

Parental Notification Per the Family Educational Right to Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Buckley Amendment Kettering University reserves our right to notify parents/guardians of any violation of any Federal, State, or local law, or of any rule or policy of the institution, governing the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance, regardless of whether that information is contained in the student's education records if the student is under the age of 21; and it has been determined that the student has committed a disciplinary violation with respect to such use or possession.

Pets No animals, with the exception of non-predatory fish in properly maintained aquariums of 10 gallons or less, are allowed in the residence hall. Aquariums must have noise-free compressors/filters.

Prohibited Activities In addition to those already identified or regulated, the following activities are not permitted in the residence hall, as they tend to result in disruption of the living environment for large numbers of residents. 1. Vandalism 2. Dropping, throwing, shooting items from a window, the mezzanine, and/or down stairwells 3. Walking on or using the outside window ledge to store items 55

4. Production of flammable agents or chemical explosives 5. Hall sports (i.e. hall hockey, soccer, Frisbee, throwing darts, football, hall wrestling, lacrosse, scooters, etc.) 6. Washing or repairing of motor vehicles 7. Carpentry, woodworking, painting, refinishing, or any construction involving large or noisy power tools or use of flammable agents 8. Excessive horseplay, water fights, and snowball fights 9. Possession/use of water guns and Nerf guns 10. Theft of services (i.e. telephone and cable) 11. Commercial enterprises, sales, or solicitation The Director of Residence Life reserves the right to determine whether activities are in violation of Kettering University Campus Policy. Students who repeatedly violate university and/or residence hall policies are subject to university disciplinary action and may be evicted from the residence hall.

Posting Policy For any on campus STUDENT organization or OFF CAMPUS organization who wants to post flyers in Thompson Hall: 

Items posted on these public boards must first be stamped by the Student Activities Office

Please bring ALL flyers to the Thompson Hall Front Desk to be stamped with the Thompson Hall stamp

It is the organizations responsibility to provide enough copies of flyers to be distributed in Thompson Hall. Thompson Hall will take up to 24 copies (two per unit), which can be left at the front desk to be stamped by the Director of Residence Life or Administrative Assistant and distributed to the RA’s to hang in their units where they deem fit

Thompson Hall Resident Assistants will ONLY post flyers that are approved and stamped by Student Activities and Thompson Hall staff

Any organization in violation of the Thompson Hall posting policy will have their flyers removed immediately by staff

No items from any source may be posted on glass, wood or stainless steel surfaces. Flyers will only be hung on bulletin boards

For any Kettering University DEPARTMENT who wants to post flyers in Thompson Hall:

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Please bring ALL flyers to the Thompson Hall Front Desk to be stamped with the Thompson Hall stamp

It is the department’s responsibility to provide enough copies of flyers to be distributed in Thompson Hall. Thompson Hall will take up to 24 copies (two per unit), which can be left at the front desk to be stamped by the Director of Residence Life or Administrative Assistant and distributed to the RA’s to hang in their units where they deem fit

Thompson Hall Resident Assistants will ONLY post flyers that are approved and stamped by Thompson Hall

Any organization in violation of the Thompson Hall posting policy will have their flyers remove d immediately by staff

No items from any source may be posted on glass, wood or stainless steel surfaces. Flyers will only be hung on bulletin boards

Quiet Hours/Courtesy Hours Quiet Hours are times during the evening/night when no noise is to be heard in the hall. Quiet hours are enforced both by other residents and the Resident Assistants. Under routine conditions, quiet hours are 10:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m. on Sunday through Thursday nights, and 12 Midnight - 12 Noon on Friday and Saturday nights. “23 Hours of Quiet” begin on 11th Monday in order to provide an environment conducive to studying and academic success. The “23 hours of quiet” policy runs throughout eleventh week. Courtesy Hours are all other times of day not listed above in Quiet Hours. Courtesy hours are the hours that you may play your stereo a little louder, open your door and talk to friends while not disturbing others in the community. This is not a time when yelling, loud music, or excessive noise of any kind is allowed.

Restricted Areas The University’s published Code of Conduct specifically prohibits entrance into or access of restricted areas such as roofs, mechanical equipment rooms, University storage areas, buildings closed for vacation, etc. by anyone other than authorized personnel. Also included in this provision are unoccupied residence hall student rooms. Residents should refrain from illegally accessing these unoccupied rooms, even if one adjoins their own room. If storage of property is of concern, please read the “Storage” section of this guide for alternatives or consult your Resident Assistant.

Right of Entry & Student Property Student rooms are viewed by the Department of Residence Life as residential areas. As such, we do not enter student rooms without cause or justification. The right of entry to student rooms is reserved for authorized personnel as needed for the purposes of inspection, repair, maintenance, insuring the safety/health/welfare of residents, or in instances of policy violation. The safekeeping of student property within student rooms is the responsibility of each student. Students are encouraged to take practical precautions in insuring the security of their personal belongings. Residents should keep their doors locked when asleep or away from the room, keep windows closed when absent, and avoid propping exterior doors. The University cannot assume responsibility for loss or damage to the personal property of its residents by virtue of policy violations or student neglect. Students are urged to confirm whether they are covered under their parents’ homeowner’s insurance policy and to make arrangements for additional insurance coverage if necessary. Property remaining in student rooms upon termination of lease becomes the immediate property of Kettering University.

Room Personalization Room decorations must be of a non-permanent nature which will not damage paint or finished surfaces of the room. All student rooms are repainted periodically, so painting one’s room is not permitted. No 57

material may be draped or affixed overhead, particularly to the fire safety devices or light fixtures. Decorations and posters should be limited to a small area of wall space in compliance with fire safety code. Live Christmas trees are not permitted in the residence hall. Personal items placed in public view (facing out of windows or on the outside wall of a student’s room) are subject to public scrutiny and may be removed by Residence Life staff. No items may be posted on the outside of student room doors.

Safety and Security Safety and security is everyone’s responsibility. Actions which compromise the security of our residents or living areas will subject the individuals responsible to disciplinary action. Remember to: •

Lock your room door

Get to know your neighbors

Don’t let people “piggy back” into the hall you don’t know or prop outside doors

Place only information you want available to everyone in your Facebook/Twitter profile •

Do not include Room and phone numbers or cell phone numbers

Solicitation Solicitation in or around the residence halls is not permitted on a door-to-door basis. This is in effect for both on and off campus organizations.

Smoking Smoking is prohibited in all Residence Hall areas as Thompson Hall is a smoke-free facility. You may smoke outside of Thompson Hall provided you stand at least 20 feet from the entrance of the building, and your smoke does not enter the building or affect those entering the building. However, smoking outside the main entrance to any University building is discouraged. Smokers are expected to keep smoking areas clean and to use appropriate receptacles to dispose of smoking materials.

Tornado Drills Tornado drills are held during the proper seasons. For this evacuation, a siren is sounded over the public address system throughout the emergency. In this circumstance, all students must evacuate to the portion of the campus tunnel that runs underneath University Ave.

Weapons The possession of, whether open or concealed, or the use of any weapons, including firearms, ammunition, air-guns (including paint ball guns & Nerf), spring-propelled type weapons, BB guns, slingshots, martial arts weaponry, explosives, explosive substances, fireworks, and knives with blades of more than 4 inches are prohibited in the residence hall and on University property. Use of fireworks may result in immediate expulsion. Any use of a weapon or an imitation that could be used to cause fear in another person is prohibited. Licensed student hunters or gun enthusiasts must leave any firearms with the Campus Safety Department.

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Window Screens and Exit Doors All entry points for Thompson Hall are a safety concern, as they provide quick access to a large number of students and their property. For the purposes of health, safety and security, window screens are to remain installed at all times. The screen latch is for emergency exits only. The Thompson Hall exit doors are the first barrier to intruders, and therefore are an important part of hall security systems. Propping open or tampering with these doors is strictly prohibited.

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Kettering University Learn more. Experience more. Achieve more. Office of Student Life 1700 University Ave. Flint, MI 48504 (810) 762-9679 or (800) 955-4464, ext. 9679, toll free from U.S. and Canada kettering.edu/current-students

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