Living Smart Off Campus
A living smart off campus guide for Northeastern University students. Make smart Husky decisions and be a good neighbor!
BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR yourself to your neighbors. Put a face to the name! DO Introduce Share contact information. Ignore your neighbor. Say hello when you see them! DON’T Be lazy. Help neighbors with shoveling or raking. BE A SMART HUSKY HOST DO Keep the noise down! #1 reason police are called. Ask your neighbor to call you if you get too loud. Provide non-alcoholic drinks and food. Pizza, anyone? Let anyone leave with a drink in their hand. Let the party get too big and turn into a mob. Serve alcohol to underage guests. DON’T POLICE BE BALCONY & ROOF SAVVY all rules regarding the space. (No grills!) DO Obey Ensure the space is safe. DON’T Go on the roof or balcony unless allowed by your landlord. Exceed limitations (# of people, weight). BE FIRE SAFE DO Check batteries in smoke alarms and CO2 monitors. Know your apartment fire escape route. Clean gas stove burners and empty dryer lint. DON’T BE COP CONSCIOUS the officer respect. DO Show Cooperate with the officer and follow their directions. DON’T Slam the door in the officer’s face and hide. Let a party overflow into the street and sidewalk. Drink or pee in public (really?!) or play loud music. Put ashes in anything but an ashtray. Leave candles unattended. Overload electrical outlets. BE GREEN & TRASH SMART DO Recycle! Check pickup schedule and proper disposal location for your street. DON’T Put trash out too early. Leave barrels out after pickup. Use plastic grocery bags. NORTHEASTERN CODE OF CONDUCT WEB LINKS The Code of Student Conduct applies on campus as well as off-campus. Student behavior in violation of the Code, or local, state or federal laws may subject students to discipline as noted in the Code of Student Conduct. This may include a written warning, disciplinary probation, alcohol education program, fine, deferred suspension, suspension, or expulsion from the University. Ten Tips for Living in Boston www.cityofboston.gov/students/topten.asp Know Your Rights ARE YOU LIVING SMART OFF-CAMPUS? www.cityofboston.gov/rentalhousing Stay Off the Roof! www.cityofboston.gov/news/default.aspx?id=4708 Be Green & Trash Smart BOSTON CITY FINES www.cityofboston.gov/myneighborhood www.cityofboston.gov/publicworks/recycling Make smart Husky decisions and be a good neighbor. $25 Illegal trash disposal: Putting trash out too early or left out. Check trash and recycling pickup schedule and proper disposal location for your street. $50 Large party or disturbing the peace. 2nd offense = $100; 3rd offense = $300. Other consequences: court summons and possible arrest. Keep your music and noise down! $200 Possessing an open container in public. Donâ€™t leave a party with a drink in hand! $300 Going on the roof or balcony without permission in your lease = possible eviction. Accessing a roof that does not have a valid permit for roof access = $300. 2nd offense = $500. $2,000 Providing/buying alcohol for anyone under 21. Other consequences: probation, court summons and/or arrest. Know the ages of your guests! Arrest Disorderly conduct, large gatherings, public drinking, and slamming the door in the officerâ€™s face. If you (or the door) strike an officer, it is considered assault and battery. I am Northeastern, WE ARE BOSTON. 226 Curry Student Center northeastern.edu/offcampus 617-373-8480 OFF CAMPUS STUDENT SERVICES When the police are called, any or all of the following can apply to you as well as the Code of Conduct.