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Due to a lack of furniture storage space and the temporary nature of paid singles, the room must remain furnished for two occupants. Any student’s attempt to block, discourage, or add undue pressure to a roommate specifically assigned to a given space may result in disciplinary action including that student’s removal from his/her current room assignment.

obstruct or block windows and doors in such a way that would prevent quick evacuation through a student room window or door, if necessary, during a fire or emergency situation. • The College reserves the right to prohibit decor and arrangement of student room furniture which present safety concerns or damage the furnishings. • In suite housing areas except fraternity houses, the moving and arrangement of room furniture (e.g., beds, desks, dressers, bookshelves) of the entire suite into a single room of the suite (otherwise known as “power suiting”) is prohibited. Each room within the suite must contain the furniture originally assigned to that space.

Room Personalization Students may choose to personalize their living space to make it more comfortable and appealing. In order to keep damage and repair costs to a minimum and maintain a safe living environment, the following guidelines for room personalization have been developed: • No painting of student rooms is allowed by students. Also the use of wallpaper and contact paper is prohibited in all residential areas. • Tape, “hold-it,” and similar adhesive products shall not be used on walls and ceilings, doors, or woodwork. • The use of darts, nails, screws, etc. is prohibited in all student rooms. • The attachment of satellite dishes, TV, and FM antennas to the exterior of student living units is prohibited. • The use of water beds and hot tubs in College residences is prohibited due to the possibility of water damage and added stress on building structures their weight creates. • Residents living in residence halls, apartments, or annexes are not permitted to construct personal lofts. An exception to this policy is made for residents who are assigned to live in a fraternity house. Fraternity residents must receive prior permission from the Residential Life Office before constructing a loft and must follow established guidelines. Contact the Residential Life Office prior to construction of a loft. Each loft will be inspected upon its completion and must be approved for use. Failure to follow the established guidelines will result in the removal of the loft, a fine, and/or judicial action. • Arrangement of room furniture and a student’s personal items cannot

Cleanliness All residents are expected to maintain housekeeping in their rooms, suites, apartments, annexes, or houses in a condition that will meet acceptable cleanliness and hygienic standards. Residential communities are responsible for reasonable upkeep of public areas and group living environments. Students who live in residence hall suites, annexes, or apartments are responsible for cleaning the bathroom and shower. If at any point it is necessary for the College to clean up private or group spaces due to excessive uncleanliness, additional charges to an individual or group may be assessed. Due to the independent nature of annexes and fraternities, the residents are responsible for the day-to-day housekeeping of the common areas of their living unit. Limited cleaning supplies will be provided by the College.

Room Maintenance and Repairs Any routine maintenance or repair required in a student’s room should be recorded on a “Maintenance Request Log” located near the front desk or main entrance of each residential area or reported through the Facilities Operations online work order system. Cable TV service problems and telephone repairs should always be reported through the


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...