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2. Annex residents. 3. Fraternity members. 4. Students not residing in Collegeowned housing. Students who do not qualify for the exemption listed above may submit a Petition for Special Housing Accommodation or Board Exemption Petition based on extreme or unusual circumstances. Petitions should be submitted to the director for residential life during the room selection process for the following academic year. These petitions will be reviewed by the Housing Petitions Committee. Board petitions are usually granted for medical purposes only. Such petitions must be supported by the director of student health services and the director of dining and hospitality services. There will be no refund of the room fee once the semester begins, including the room fee charged to students who are granted an exception to the residence policy.

Rights and Responsibilities for Community Living • The right to study, read, relax, and sleep without unreasonable interference, noise, or distractions, and the responsibility to help others have this right; • The right to feel safe in Collegeowned residences as well as have free access to one’s room and other facilities in the hall, and the responsibility to help ensure the safety of others in the halls; • The right to have respect shown for one’s privacy, and the responsibility to respect the privacy of others; • The right to have respect shown for one’s personal property, and the responsibility to respect others’ personal property as well as community property; • The right to have guests within a residence, and the responsibility for the behavior of those guests; • The right to live in an area that is free of intimidation, physical, or emotional harm, and the responsibility to ensure this right for others; • The right to a clean living environment, and the responsibility to help keep it clean; • The right to maintain one’s personal beliefs and values, and the responsibility to respect others’ beliefs and values; • The right for redress of grievances, and the responsibility to seek assistance in settling conflicts.

Room Regulations All students residing on campus are fully responsible for all activities that take place in the room, suite, annex, or apartment in which they are housed. The residents will be subject to disciplinary action for any violation of College regulations that occurs in their assigned room, suite, annex, or apartment.

Residence and Room Assignments Returning students are required to go through the Spring Room Selection Process to obtain a room for the following fall semester. The following students are exempt from the Spring Room Selection Process: graduating seniors, students planning to withdraw or take a leave of absence, and students approved for a fall semester off-campus program. Any student who selects a room for the fall semester during the Spring Room Selection Process but is not registered for classes by the end of April may be removed from their selected room and placed on a wait list, pending registration. Returning students select their rooms through a lottery process based on the number of units earned.

During the summer all students will receive notification from the Office of Residential Life confirming their room assignment for the fall semester. Students must reside in the room, suite, or apartment that has been officially assigned, and room changes may not be made without the approval of their residence hall director or the Office of Residential Life. Students assigned to double rooms can expect to have another roommate assigned if they lose their initial roommate. Room changes are not permitted during the first two weeks of each 82

Albion College Student Handbook 2013-14  
Albion College Student Handbook 2013-14  

The purpose of the Albion College Student Handbook is twofold. It informs students of opportunities for involvement—with people, special pro...