HOUSING AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE GUIDEBOOK WELCOME TO YOUR NEW HOME!
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Welcome! The Housing & Residential Life staff is excited that youâ€™ve moved home! Florida Atlantic University residence halls and apartments are your home for the 2011-2012 school year. The Housing & Residential Life staff is here to support your academic goals, to provide a safe and welcoming community that you can call home, and to provide numerous opportunities to create connections. These are lofty goals that can only be attained with you getting involved in your new home. The collegiate experience is about finding out who you are and who you want to be, by attending regular floor meetings, meeting your roommates, suitemates, and neighbors, trying new activity, going to a sporting event, or by joining one of our many on campus clubs, to include Resident Student Association, NRHH and your Halls Community Council. During your time here at FAU you may experience some rough times personally or academically. Each year brings new challenges, even to returning students. At FAU we are here to help provide you with information, resources, advice, and if necessary redirection to keep you on track. When you see me on campus or at any Housing event, stop by and tell me how weâ€™re doing this year and introduce yourself.
Good Luck and Warm regards!
Jill Eckardt, Director Housing and Residential Life
Contents FEATURES 4
Our Vision, Mission, Values
5 COMMUNITY LIVING Standards Getting Involved Your Green Guide
10 HOUSING AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE Offices Staff Definitions Lingo
13 GUIDELINES Housing Guidelines Housing/Administrative Procedures Roommate/Suitemate Bill of Rights Rules and Regulations Safety & Preparedness University Property
34 STUDENT LIFE RESOURCES Department Contacts Cable Television Channels Important Housing Dates 2011-2012 Academic Calendar 2011-2012 Housing Charges Staff Directory Campus Map (Boca Raton)
INTRODUCTION: OUR VISION, MISSION, AND VALUES Welcome to University Housing at Florida Atlantic University. We hope the information found in the Housing and Residential Life Guidebook will assist you in having a safe and enjoyable time residing in University Housing. If you have any questions regarding the information in this document, please contact your Resident Assistant or Resident Coordinator. The most current edition of the Department of Housing and Residential Life Guidebook can be found on-line at http://wise.fau.edu/housing/guidebook.html Residents are responsible for reading all University Housing materials and information placed in on-campus mailboxes or posted on bulletin boards and resident access areas. Residents are responsible for complying with instructions provided by University Housing staff, which has broad supervisory authority for the administration of University Housing rules. Finally, residents are required to check their FAU E-mail account in accordance with University policy. VISION: The Department of Housing and Residential Life will strive to educate our students outside of the classroom to provide them with a collegiate experience that better prepares them for a pluralistic society. MISSION: The Department of Housing and Residential Life creates a seamless environment of living and learning in a safe and welcoming community. Through opportunities for leadership development, civic responsibility, selfexploration, and student involvement, we will assist in building a life-long connection between the student and the University. VALUES: • EXCELLENCE: The Department will seek excellence in all our endeavors and is committed to continual learning and improvement. •
INTELLECTUAL & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT: The Department is committed to assisting our students with their academic growth by helping them to utilize the resources provided by our campus community.
OWNERSHIP: The Department encourages community members to take ownership for one’s actions; to hold all community members accountable; and to take pride in their on-campus home.
DIVERSITY: Appreciating diversity makes us better community members as we learn to seek out new perspectives and experiences, while better understanding those around us.
LEADERSHIP: We will provide and encourage opportunities for involvement within our campus community.
FACILITIES: We will create and maintain a clean, safe, and secure environment in which student’s live and learn.
COMMUNITY LIVING: STANDARDS
STANDARDS: Florida Atlantic University is a community of people from diverse cultural, racial, economic, and ethnic backgrounds. Given the diversity of our campus, resident students have an opportunity to learn about individuality and life choices and how they impact other people. Residents can best learn from one another in an atmosphere of positive encouragement and mutual respect. Bigotry and hatred will be given no home within our University Housing community. Verbal or written abuse, threats, intimidation, and violence, are not acceptable behaviors. Excuses, including alcohol or substance abuse as a reason or rationale for such behavior, will not be accepted. We strive to create and maintain a community that is free of harassment, intimidation and/or humiliation of our residents and staff. It is our belief that actions demonstrate a commitment to respecting the differences among individuals. On-campus living provides students with opportunities for developing skills and abilities as productive citizens of the future. HALL ESSENTIALS: • CABLE TELEVISON AND COMMUNITY TELEVISON SETS: There is a Community TV available in the multipurpose (MPR) room of each Housing Area. Residents may bring their personal TVs to campus. Access to the local cable TV is provided in each suite. This service provides basic cable TV channels. Running cable wiring from the cable outlet to other outlets is prohibited. Outside antennas, cable splicing, satellite dishes or adding additional televisions to the central service are not permitted. Any alteration or tampering with cable equipment or connections is prohibited and will result in disciplinary action. Residents experiencing trouble with cable service should complete a Work Order Request at the Area Office. Common area telephones are also provided in the hallways or floor lounges of residence halls and inside of the entrances to the University Village and Innovation Village Apartments. •
COMPUTER CONNECTIONS: Free, high-speed access is provided in your residence hall or apartment suite. Besides wireless internet in all the halls and apartments each bed has its own wired network connection. Any current computer with a network or WiFi card will be able to get online. More information on how to connect to Wireless @ FAU can be found at: http://www.fau.edu/irm/wireless/
COMPUTER LABS: In addition to campus labs, six resident-access computer labs are available. They are located in Algonquin, Indian River Towers, Heritage Park Towers, Glades Park Towers and the University Village & Innovation Village South Apartments. http://www.fau.edu/irm/labs/open_labs/
ONLINE PRINTING: When connected to the FAU network you can print (at a cost) to printers in the computer labs in the halls and apartments: http://printonline.fau.edu/
SAFE COMPUTING: FAU has taken many steps to make its data and network secure, you need to be aware that what you do can put yourself, or at least your computer, at risk. Have a look at the following pages for more information: http://www.fau.edu/irm/network/safe_computing.php http://www.fau.edu/irm/network/spyware.php http://www.fau.edu/irm/network/viruses.php
COMMUNITY LIVING: STANDARDS continued â€˘
COOKING, COOKING APPLIANCES, COOKING SPACES AND RESERVATIONS: 1. Indoor cooking is possible in the community kitchens in the residence halls. Kitchens within the University Village Student Apartment Community individual apartment units are intended for primary cooking. 2. Kitchens in the residence halls are not designed to be primary cooking areas. These kitchens are intended for reheating food or making snacks. It is the primary responsibility of the residents in a community to keep these kitchens clean. 3. Improper use of any kitchen facility will result in a health and safety violation and disciplinary action. 4. Only low wattage appliances which do not produce grease, smoke-laden vapors or that have no open elements are permitted in University Housing. 5. Personal microwaves and refrigerators are not permitted in Algonquin Hall as they are equipped with a Micro fridge unit. Residents in all other Housing Areas may bring their own refrigerator as long as it does not exceed 3.6 cubic feet or 400 watts. Microwaves can also be brought by these residents as long as they do not exceed 1100 watts in power. 6. Items not permitted include: toasters, deep fryers, hot plates, appliances with open heating elements. (Toasters are permitted in the University Village and Innovation Village Student Apartment kitchens as these are intended as primary cooking facilities). 7. Items permitted include: hot air popcorn popper, small electric grill (i.e. George Foreman grill), toaster oven, small convection oven, food processor, crock pot, blender, electric mixer and coffee maker. 8. Items not mentioned as permitted are prohibited. Residential Life staff will request the resident remove any unauthorized appliance or may remove the appliance until the resident finds arrangements for the items outside of University Housing, (Removal of Unapproved Items). 9. To avoid setting off your local smoke detector, follow these basic steps for cooking in the University Village kitchens: turn on exhaust fan, open the kitchen window, turn on the air handler, and clean your oven regularly. Should a local alarm sound, contact the RA on duty or the Area Office staff for assistance. The University Police and a Residential Life staff member will respond when necessary. Should a pattern form in a specific apartment unit indicating misuse of local alarms, disciplinary action will be taken. 10. Residents are responsible for proper use of cooking appliances. 11. In the Village Student Apartments, residents are permitted to use personal charcoal barbeque grills at a safe distance (at least 20 feet or more) from buildings and entrances. Personal Grills are not permitted at all in the Residence Halls or on the grounds of the Residence Hall area. The use of grills is not permitted under any covered walkways, landings, entrances, balconies or stairwells. 12. Possession of alcohol stoves or propane grills, hibachis and gas grills is not permitted.
COMMUNITY LIVING: GETTING INVOLVED
RSA Office Number: 561.297.5011 RSA EMAIL: email@example.com Office location: 2nd Floor IRT (Room 206) The Resident Student Association is concerned with encouraging student growth and development of skills such as leadership, organization and communication. The group has been structured to create better channels for input, feedback and involvement of residents in decision-making when possible. Through this, programming will be promoted and geared toward the needs and growth of the students, thereby raising the quality and value of programming and residence hall living. The Resident Student Association is advised by the Assistant Director of Housing for Residential Life. Community Council Representation: Each Community Council is advised by a Resident Coordinator or Hall Coordinator. The Community Councils are made up of the following organizations: • Algonquin Hall Community Council • Apartments Community Council • Heritage Park Community Council • Glades Community Council • Towers Community Council • IVAS Community Council • IVAN Community Council Each building or complex has a Community Council made up of the following individuals: • President • Vice-President • Secretary/Treasurer • Publicity Director • Hall Representatives • Floor Representatives Meetings and Times: RSA Meetings are Wednesdays at 5:00 PM in the Nations MPR. Individual Community Council Meetings are planned by the members of the individual council in the first three weeks of the fall and spring semesters. Contact your area office for more information on RSA and the Community Councils. Who Can Join? Any resident who lives on the FAU campus is a member of RSA and their hall’s Community Council. Each governing body has elected officials who act as the representatives of their hall. RSA elected officials govern as the official representative of the student voice of Housing and Residential Life.
RSA Executive Board Members: Tiffani Tyler Taylor Lucas Anita Garbett Aaron Block Clara Jean-Pierre Taylor Eljaua Artie Jamison
President Vice-President NCC Secretary Treasurer Chief Information Officer Adviser
NRHH Executive Board Members: Margaret Wood-McGrath Amanda DiRienzo Mia Hanson
President Vice-President Recruitment Chair
Fall CC Recruitment Dates: Sunday August 21st Community Council Social & Info Session 8:30pm Housing MPRs Tuesday, August 23rd RSA Kick-off 3PM Housing Lawn
Wednesday, August 24th First RSA Meeting 5pm Nations MPR
Monday, August 29th Community Council Elections Res Hall & Apartment MPRs 6
DO YOUR ENERGY PART… BE OWL SMART! BE BRIGHT ABOUT LIGHT o Monitor the AC; go with a warmer room for less electricity o Use compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) that uses 75% less energy o Use natural light from windows SWITCH OFF o Make it a hall habit…. turn off lights and computers not in use BEWARE OF PHANTOMS Standby “phantom” power is electricity consumed by appliances switched off o Cut phantom energy o Unplug appliances and electronics at night or when leaving your room o Use a smart power strip to switch off TVs, DVD/CDs and small appliances
RECYCLE o Aluminum cans, Glass, Plastic bottles, Newspapers, Boxes o Reuse gift paper o Be a tree supporter, recycle paper o At checkout…donate your items to: Move it out but don’t throw it out! LAUNDRY o Use the warm or cold water setting to wash clothes o Air dry clothes, saves electricity OXYGEN FOR OUR EARTH o Make a garden o Make a compost o Quit smoking o Buy hybrid cars
Be earth wise!
RECYCLE—the way to go for a cleaner EARTH
WATER o Use low water pressure o Brush your teeth in the shower o Take short showers o Use reusable containers for water instead of bottled water FOOD o Buy locally grown produce, saves transport energy o Grocery shop with reusable bags o Brown bag lunches o Don’t waste food SAVE ON GAS o Carpool, take the bus, the train or ride your bike o Go slow, 55MPH is the optimal speed that saves gas o Don’t overuse your brakes o Check your tire pressure monthly o Ride the FAU shuttle. Details at: http;//www.fau.edu/parking/index.php
TAKE A PAPER CUT o Buy used text books o Pay bills on line o Use both sides of the page o Only print what’s necessary o Make the gift wrap reusable items such as towels, scarves and socks EFFICIENT LIVING o Keep heating and cooling vents free of all objects and furniture o Close blinds, conserves heat in the winter keeps the building cooler in the summer o Do full laundry loads and dishwasher cycles GET INVOLVED ON CAMPUS o Join Mission Green o Become a sustainability RSA advocate o Participate in Earth Day and Sustainability Events for e.g. Green Bingo, Green Movie Nights, and much more! STAY TUNED o Read about sustainability issues Mission Green: http://wise.fau.edu/facilities/sustain/
Make it happen, live Green!
HOUSING AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE: OFFICES University Housing Central Office-SH 46: Location: Florida Atlantic University 777 Glades Road Boca Raton, Florida 33431 Telephone: (561) 297-2880 Facsimile: (561) 297-2881 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Services: Issuing University Housing contracts, space assignment, general rate information, break housing information, student account information, payment location, general University Housing information, summer conference housing information, day-to-day business service operations, and Card Access. The offices of the Director and Assistant Directors are also located here. Heritage Park Towers (HPT) Area Office-HP 89: Location: Heritage Park Towers 1800 Brevard Court Boca Raton, Florida 33431-6471 Telephone: (561) 297-5200 Services: Students can find out about programs and services offered in HPT and Algonquin Hall at this area office. Maintenance and Custodial Work Order Requests can also be submitted in addition to requesting a TAG key or lock-out. The Area Secretary, Resident Coordinator, Hall Coordinator and Community Council offices can be found at the area office as well. The Algonquin Hall Coordinator Office is located there as well. Finally, there is a Music Practice Room located in the lobby. Indian River Towers (IRT) Area Office-IR 70: Location: Indian River Towers 815 Indian River Street Boca Raton, Florida 33431-6459 Telephone: (561) 297-5000 Services: Students can find out about programs and services offered in IRT at this area office. Maintenance and Custodial Work Order Requests can also be submitted in addition to requesting a TAG key or lock-out. The Area Secretary, Resident Coordinator and Hall Coordinator offices can be found at the area office as well. Finally, Community Council and RSA Offices are located on the second floor. Resident Student Association: (RSA) - IR 206
Glades Park Towers (GPT) Area Office- GP 92: Location: Glades Park Towers 921 Indian River Street Boca Raton, Florida 33431-6440 Telephone: (561) 297-5340 Services: Students can find out about programs and services offered in GPT at this area office. Maintenance and Custodial Work Order Requests can also be submitted in addition to requesting a TAG key or lock-out. The Area Secretary, Resident Coordinator, Hall Coordinator and Community Council offices can be found at the area office as well. Finally, an Outtakes Convenience Store is located in the lobby. University Village Student Apartments (UVA) Area Office-SA 56-62: Location: University Village Student Apartments 1880 Florida Atlantic Boulevard Boca Raton, Florida 33431-6488 Telephone: (561) 297-5029 Services: Students can find out about programs and services offered in at the Village Apartments and BPW Scholarship House at this area office. Maintenance and Custodial Work Order Requests can also be submitted in addition to requesting a TAG key or lock-out. The Area Secretary, Resident Coordinator, and Community Council offices can be found at the area office as well.
Innovation Village Apartments South Area Office IVAS 99: Location: Innovation Village South Student Apartments 990 Lee Street Boca Raton, FL 33431-6482 Telephone: (561) 297-5700 Fax: Services: Innovation Village room change and room transfer requests, resident programs, activities, maintenance and repair Work Order requests, and day-to-day Area Office operations. Innovation Village Apartments South Resident Coordinator, Innovation Village Apartments South Hall Coordinator and Area Secretary Offices are located here. Innovation Village Apartments North Area Office IVAN 98: Location: Innovation Village North Student Apartments 980 Florida Atlantic Blvd Boca Raton, FL 33431-6481 Telephone: (561) 297-5750 Fax: Services: Innovation Village room change and room transfer requests, resident programs, activities, maintenance and repair Work Order requests, and day-to-day Area Office operations. Innovation Village Apartments North Resident Coordinator, Innovation Village Apartments North Hall Coordinator offices are located there. Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College Residential Life Office Location: MacArthur Campus Jupiter, FL 33458 Telephone: (561) 799-8828 Fax: 561-596-8826 Services: Issuing University Housing contracts, space assignment, general rate information, break housing information, student account information, payment location, general University Housing Information, summer conference housing information, day-to-day business service operations.
STAFF DEFINITIONS RESIDENT ASSISTANTS: A Resident Assistant (RA) is specifically selected and trained to work with students establishing a residential community. The RA is here to help residents with the transition and on-going challenges students face when attending college. The RA can assist with maintenance problems, roommate conflicts and other issues of concern. The RA is a great resource person who can help answer questions about the University and surrounding community. Throughout the course of the year, the RA will plan various programs and activities with and for the residents. An RA is on duty during evenings, weekends and holidays. STUDENT ASSISTANTS: Student Assistants (SA) are student employees who staff the Area Offices during and outside of business hours. The SA can assist with providing general information, contacting a Resident Assistant, or assisting you with submitting work orders for maintenance and custodial issues. AREA SECRETARIES: The Area Secretary is a full-time professional staff member who oversees the operation of the Area Office. This staff member can issue a TAG key, provide housing information, and assist you with facility concerns. Area Secretaries assist the Resident Coordinator with the overall administration of the facility. HALL COORDINATORS: Most areas are staffed with a graduate level live-in Hall Coordinator (HC). Hall Coordinators have completed baccalaureate degrees and are currently working towards Masterâ€™s Degrees in Higher Education, Counseling or a related field here at FAU. While duties vary between buildings, the HC assists with the supervision of the RAs, assists with day to day operations of the area, assists students in the development of programs, handles disciplinary matters, and participates in the duty schedule of staff coverage. The Hall Coordinator also advises the area community council and/or supervises the area office student assistants.
RESIDENT COORDINATORS: Each area is staffed with a full-time live-in Resident Coordinator (RC). Resident Coordinators have completed baccalaureate degrees and have previous experience working in University Housing. Some RCs have completed their Masters Degrees as well. The RC supervises the RAs, assists with day to day operations of the area, assists students in the development of programs, handles disciplinary matters, and participates in the duty schedule of staff coverage. The Resident Coordinator also advises the area community council and/or supervises the area office student assistants. MAINTENANCE/CUSTODIAL STAFF: The Maintenance/Custodial Staff provides maintenance and custodial services for University Housing and public areas. Work requests should be reported to the Area Office of your housing area. Maintenance Staff is available on campus Monday through Saturday from 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM. Custodial Staff is available on campus Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. These times vary during holidays and break periods. For emergencies after hours, contact your RA or Area office. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF HOUSING FOR RESIDENTIAL LIFE: The Assistant Director is responsible for overseeing the daily operation of the Residence Halls and Student Apartments. This includes supervision of the Area Offices, Mail Centers, and Resident Coordinators. In addition, the Assistant Director oversees the student disciplinary process within University Housing, advises the Resident Student Association (RSA) and Resident Assistant Council (RAC), provides oversight for student and professional staff training and selection, and participates in university-wide committees. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF HOUSING FOR BUSINESS SERVICES: The Assistant Director's primary responsibility is to oversee the business and financial aspects of University Housing. The Assistant Director is in charge of University Housing contracts and assignments, billing and collections, accounts receivable, accounts payable, conference and guest housing, and departmental publications. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF HOUSING FOR FACILITIES: The Assistant Director oversees the maintenance and custodial aspects of University Housing including the supervision of maintenance and custodial staff. The Assistant Director also has responsibility for long-term and short-term facilities projects. DIRECTOR OF HOUSING: The Director provides the overall leadership and management for the department. Specific responsibilities include budget preparation and oversight, setting room rates, facility improvements, policy and program review, supervision of Assistant Directors and general management of the department.
HOUSING AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE: LINGO AREA OFFICE: The main function of the Area Office is to provide information and assistance to students and visitors. These offices are staffed by full-time professionals, resident assistants, and student assistants. The Area Offices are open as follows: Indian River Towers (IRT): 24 hours Heritage Park Towers (HPT): 24 hours Glades Park Towers (GPT): 24 hours Innovation Village South Area Offices:
University & Innovation Village North Area Offices: Sunday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - Midnight Saturday: 10:00 AM – Midnight
Monday - Sunday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 AM
**Area Office hours may be limited during holidays, break times and the summer semesters. BPWSH (BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S SCHOLARSHIP HOUSE): The BPWSH is a cooperative living/learning environment where a limited number of women share in leadership experiences and community responsibilities while developing life skills.
CENTRAL HOUSING OFFICE (SH 46): This is the office for the Department of Housing and Residential Life. It is located on the second floor of the Student Housing Services Facility. The Business Services staff who work with the contracts and assignments work in this office in addition to the Director, all Assistant Directors, and other support staff. SH 46 is open from 8:00AM—5:00PM Monday-Friday with the exception of University Holidays. COURTESY PHONES: Courtesy phones are located outside of the residence halls, student apartments and in each floors study lounge. Guests may contact their hosts through the use of these phones. CSO (COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICERS): Students who patrol University Housing and all of campus to ensure safety and security. The CSOs are supervised by University Police Department personnel. NIGHT OWLS: Night OWLS are student staff that offer nightly escorts anywhere on campus. The Night Owl’s office is located in the Student Union. The Night Owls’ operate generally from 7 PM to 1 AM, but may vary depending on the day and semester. You may contact the Night Owls at 297-NOWL (6695). MPR-Multipurpose Room: The multipurpose rooms are located on the first floors of the residence halls and student apartments RCR: The Room Condition Report is a document the resident signs upon check-in to University Housing. The resident's RA completes this inventory prior to the arrival of the resident or at the time of check-in. The RCR explains in detail the condition of a resident's room. The resident also signs this document at the time of check-out. WORK ORDER: The Work Order Request is a form completed on line by the Area Office staff for residents who has need of maintenance or custodial assistance in their assigned unit. The resident must call or stop by their Area Office in order to file a Work Order. The Work Order permits the maintenance/custodial staff to enter residents assigned community areas to complete necessary repairs. Charges may be assessed for non-wear-and-tear damages.
GUIDELINES: HOUSING GUIDELINES The opportunity to enter into a University Housing Contract is a privilege, not a right. If there is evidence of abuse by a resident of this privilege by violating FAU rules, Department of Housing and Residential Life guidelines and regulations or terms of an executed agreement for residency, FAU reserves the right to take disciplinary action as set forth here-in which may include, among other sanctions, a change of housing assignment, cancellation of the University Housing Contract and refusal to enter into further University Housing Contract. Prior to imposing such sanctions, the resident will be given notice and opportunity for a hearing. Residents living in University Housing are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the University Housing Standards for Community Living. Each resident agrees to be responsible for knowing and abiding by the rules and procedures in the University Housing Contract, this Guidebook, and official University publications. These documents are published to provide residents with general notice of appropriate conduct. The rules in this Guidebook should be read broadly, and are not designed to define misconduct in exhaustive terms. Many of the rules, policies and procedures provided in this Guidebook are a summary for residents. All students should obtain a copy of the University Student Handbook available on-line at:
http://wise.fau.edu/handbook Violators of the University rules outlined in the Student Handbook, this Guidebook, or University Housing contract will be subject to disciplinary action. The University Housing staff reserves the right to amend or add additional rules, procedures, dates and/or times as judgment necessitates for the safety, care, cleanliness and smooth operation of the facilities. The policies listed in the Guidebook correlate with the Student Code of Conduct Regulation 4.007 Section 5. Where no specific violation is listed, the specific action will be considered Section 5(ff). Violation of Housing and Residential Life policies and procedures as outlined in either the Housing Contract or the Guidebook. ABANDONED PROPERTY: The Department of Housing and Residential Life does not have storage facilities. All furniture belonging to residents must be removed from campus prior to check-out. Furniture left in University Housing areas (including trash areas) will be subject to removal by the Department of Housing and Residential Life staff at the owner’s expense. The staff will remove items remaining in the resident’s room after check-out. The resident will be assessed a fee for this service. Property which remains more than five days after a resident checks out, leaves University Housing without formally checking out, or following the semester’s end, will be discarded. ASSISTANCE: RA ON DUTY: Two Resident Assistants from each of the residence hall staffs & Innovation Village South Apartments as well as 1 Resident Assistant from University Village & Innovation Village North Apartments, is on duty Monday through Thursday from 5:00 PM - 8:00 AM the following day. On Friday and Saturday, there is a RA on duty from 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM the following day. During the fall semester, from Friday at 5:00 PM through Monday at 8:00 AM, the Heritage Park Towers North RA oversees duty in Algonquin. During the spring semester, from Friday at 5:00 PM through Monday at 8:00 AM, the Heritage Park Towers South RA oversees duty in Algonquin Hall. The name, room/apartment number and duty telephone number of the RA on Duty is posted at Area Office locations. The RA on duty conducts nightly rounds in University Housing and completes a nightly duty log. BICYCLES, MOPEDS, MOTORCYCLES, VEHICLE PARKING, BICYCLE RACKS: 1. Bicycles must be registered with the University Police. There is no cost for this registration. 2. Locks are recommended to secure bicycles and are not provided by the University. 3. Bicycle racks are available throughout University Housing areas. 4. Motorcycles, mopeds, and gas or electric powered scooters are prohibited inside University Housing. Parking lot space is available in close proximity to University Housing. Storage or parking of these vehicles is allowed only in designated parking lots. 5. Designated parking lots adjacent to University Housing are reserved for residents. All vehicles must be parked in parking lots and not on grass or other places. Several of the parking lots designated as Faculty or Staff lots are available for student parking at designated hours. Check the signs posted prior to parking vehicles. 13
6. Bicycles may be stored in either bicycle racks or in resident rooms, provided they do not impede movement within the unit. Bicycles may not be chained to railings, buildings or any portion of buildings or equipment on University Housing grounds. 7. Bicycles, motorcycles or motorbikes may not be stored in hallways, entry areas, stairwells, walkways, patios or balconies. Motorcycles and motorbikes must be parked in parking lots with proper decals. Improperly stored vehicles will be removed at the owner's expense. BREAK HOUSING: All residents who desire to stay between spring and summer or summer and fall must complete a Break Housing Contract available at the Central Housing Office. Students are permitted to remain during Thanksgiving, winter, and Spring Break however; staff coverage may be limited during these periods. There is a $25.00 cost per night that is associated for staying in Break Housing. CHECK-IN: Residents are required to check in to their assigned room assignment on designated dates at designated times. Assignments may be provided to some students in advance. Some room assignments will not be available until the time of check-in. During check-in, a resident will receive key(s), a Room Condition Report (RCR), and other pertinent information from University Housing. Residents are expected to read all documents received at check-in from University Housing personnel or in their student mailbox. Residents are responsible for knowing the contents of these documents. CHECK-OUT: Checking out of University Housing occurs when a resident leaves University Housing and is not returning. If checking out due to withdrawal or dismissal of the University, checkout must be completed within 48 hours. At the end of the spring academic semester, students must leave 24 hours after their last final or by noon of May 4, 2011, whichever comes first. Residents should sign up for a check-out time with their RA. Or they have the option to complete an express check out. By participating in EXPRESS Check-Out, the student accepts the staffâ€™s assessment of the living space and waives any right to appeal any cleaning/damage charges assessed to your student account. Residents need to leave their rooms clean and orderly, must discard all trash, clean all rooms and appliances, lock doors and windows (University Village only), and close all blinds. In the University Village residents must turn the thermostat to 80 degrees. In Heritage Park Towers, Glades Park Towers, and Indian River Towers, residents must place the thermostat on the middle setting and leave the fan on. It is important for the resident to read all check-out information posted and received in their mailbox carefully and completely. There will be a $150 per day charge for any resident who does not officially check out of his or her University Housing assigned space by the designated time. Look for brochures and ask your RA for more details on checking out of your assigned space. In the case of contract termination, the University will not be held responsible for the belongings of the resident and reserves the right to take possession and/or discard the belongings, change locks, and charge the resident accordingly. CLEANLINESS: Residents are expected to maintain their assigned spaces in a clean and sanitary manner. Trash is to be placed, by the resident, in designated bins, trash chutes or dumpsters. Garbage may not be left in hallways, entrance-ways, stairwells, trash rooms, apartment/room, or on balconies and patios, or the resident will be charged a removal fee. Responsibility for cleanliness of the assigned spaces is shared by all residents assigned to the unit. If trash is left outside a unit, the residents of that unit will be billed a removal fee. In the apartment areas, the kitchen, bathroom and hallways are the responsibility of each resident residing in the apartment. Individuals will not be allowed to check out or will be charged an improper check out fee in instances where the common areas are not cleaned. COMMUNICABLE DISEASES: Residents who contract a communicable disease and are ordered quarantined by the Student Health Services staff will be required to immediately find other lodging at their own expense until clearance to return is given by a University physician. Failure to comply with this policy will result in disciplinary action. There may be need for the Department of Housing and Residential Life staff to enter the unit in order to provide cleaning and charges may be assessed.
GUIDELINES: HOUSING ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES CONSOLIDATION OF SPACE/VACANT SPACE: A resident who is living in a double space, but for some reason does not have an assigned roommate may be given the following three choices: • Be assigned a roommate at any time during the academic year • Move into another double space with a roommate • Pay the difference between a double and single to convert the space to a single for the semester. EMERGENCY ACCESS: The University reserves the right to have authorized University staff or state designees enter a resident’s space at reasonable times to inspect, maintain, and repair the premises and furnishings. Students are expected to promptly report damages and necessary repairs, in accordance with established and published procedures. In the event of an emergency, notice may be given immediately before entering. A University official can enter a student’s room without notice if belief of a violation of a University or Housing regulation, local ordinance, state or federal statute is in progress and/or for emergency purposes. EMERGENCY EXITS: Students are expected to enter and exit through main entrance doors. Entering or exiting through emergency exit doors will result in disciplinary action. EXTENSION CORDS: For the protection of the University Housing community, the Department of Housing and Residential Life, the Environmental Health and Safety Department and the Florida Fire Marshal have established some extension cord guidelines. Residents are permitted to use only extension cords with the following restrictions: 1. UL approved three-pronged extension cords that are 14 gauge or heavier (NOTE: The lower the gauge number the heavier/thicker the cord). 2. Cords cannot exceed 10 feet in length. 3. Cords cannot impede safe traffic in the unit. 4. Cords must not be pinched in doors. 5. Only ONE appliance may be plugged into a multi-plug adapter. 6. Only UL approved multi-plug adapters with circuit breakers are permitted. 7. Under no circumstances are residents permitted to overload the electrical system. EYEBALL CHECKS (ASSIGNMENT VERIFICATION): RAs contact each resident to verify the occupancy within the resident units. Eyeball Checks are completed approximately the first or second day of classes each semester. This process requires each occupant of a unit to sign the RA's roster sheet verifying he or she has checked into his or her assigned space. When completed, the Residential Life staff forwards the roster information to the Central Housing staff. Any resident not signing the roster is considered a No Show if, by the time Eyeball Checks are conducted, the resident assigned to the unit (No Show) has not notified the Central Housing Office regarding his or her arrival delay and the unit is considered available for reassignment to another student. FREEZE (TEN DAY FREEZE): FALL: AUG. 17- SEPT. 2, 2011 AND FOR SPRING JAN. 5- JAN. 19, 2012 The first 10 business days after the first day of classes and the 10 business days before the end of classes each semester are considered the 10 Day Freeze or the Room Freeze. Not all residents arrive at the same time or on a designated move-in day. The University Housing staff requires this time to permit new residents the opportunity to receive a room assignment prior to approving any Room Transfers. [See Room Transfer Section] HEALTH AND SAFETY INSPECTIONS: The University reserves the right to enter any suite or apartment at reasonable times to inspect, maintain, and repair the premises and furnishings. State Institution guidelines also require that University Housing staff inspect units on a regular basis for necessary repairs, cleanliness, policy compliance and safety guidelines. These Health and Safety Inspections will be announced at least twenty-four hours in advance through public posting of information. Each 15
GUIDELINES: HOUSING ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES resident is expected to have read the Guidebook for information regarding items which are permitted in each unit. All electrical appliances and cords in use in a unit must not overload the circuits. During an inspection any items found which violate a University Housing policy or otherwise pose a safety violation or risk, will be removed by University Housing or other University officials. Examples of policy violations may include, but are not limited to: candles and other open flame violations, halogen lamps, cable television splicing, unauthorized electrical appliances and pets. Items which violate a policy may be returned after the owner of the items checks out of University Housing. See Removal (Confiscation) of Unapproved Items policy in this Guidebook for further details. INFECTIOUS PESTS: Residents may not bring any animals other than fish into University Housing. Should there be a need for the Department of Housing and Residential Life staff to enter the unit in order to provide pest control or cleaning, and it is determined to be due to the action of a resident, charges may be assessed. KEYS: Keys are issued to each resident at check-in. Residents should report a lost or stolen key immediately to their Area Office so the lock can be changed and a new key issued. A charge of between $30 and $100 for lock changes is assessed depending on the type of suite the student resides in. A $15 fee is assessed for the replacement of a mailbox key. Keys may not be duplicated or transferred. Students are expected to carry their keys and OwlCard at all times. LIABILITY INSURANCE / LIMITATION OF UNIVERSITY LIABILITY: The University is not liable for damage to or loss of personal property or failure or interruption of utilities. The University is insured under the State of Florida's self-insurance trust fund which only provides liability coverage for damages or injuries caused by negligence by the University or its employees while working within the scope of their employment. The trust fund will not reimburse for losses created by unforeseen accidents or injuries that may occur. Students are encouraged to review family homeowner's insurance policy or to carry personal renter's insurance. There are several insurance companies that specialize in providing coverage for college students who live away from home. GradGuard: www.gradguard.com/renters
National Student Services Incorporated: www.nssinc.com
LOCKS/DOORS: Locks may not be tampered with or damaged. Locks may not be added on any doors in the student's unit, nor may they be changed or replaced except by authorized University Housing personnel. University Housing exterior doors may not be propped open for security reasons. LOCK OUTS: If a resident temporarily misplaces a key, a TAG (spare) key may be checked out at the Area Office for 1 hour to allow the resident to retrieve their own keys. A TAG key can be checked out between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday and any use of a tag key will incur a charge of $15.00 assessment to the student’s account. A lock change will result if a resident has lost key(s) or has not returned the TAG key within the 1 hour limit. The student may contact the RA for lock-outs which occur after 4:30 p.m. daily or on weekends, for a charge of $25.00 which will be assessed to the student's account. Additionally, failure to carry your Owl card that requires a need to be let in to the building by RA staff between the hours of 12AM – 8AM will be assessed a $25.00 charge. MAIL: A University Housing student mailbox is assigned for your use. The Student Mailboxes are located in the lobby of each Area Office. The mail center for Algonquin Hall is located across from the University Housing Office in SH 46. Algonquin Hall residents will pick up packages at the Heritage Park Towers Mail Center. Mail is delivered Monday Friday during business hours and Saturday from 8:00 AM until Noon with the exception of University holidays and various times for administrative purposes (these times will be posted in the mail room area).
GUIDELINES: HOUSING ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES It is an expectation that each resident check their University Housing mailbox daily for University Housing and general University correspondence. Failure to include your box number in your mailing address will result in mail being late or RETURNED TO SENDER because of INSUFFICIENT ADDRESS. Mailing addresses for each community are as follows: For University Village Apartments Residents: Your Name (Resident) Mailbox #: 1880 Florida Atlantic Boulevard Boca Raton, Florida 33431-6497
For Heritage Park Towers Hall Residents: Your Name (Resident) Mailbox #: 1800 Brevard Court Boca Raton, Florida 33431-6497
For Innovation Village North Residents: Your Name (Resident) Mailbox #: 980 Florida Atlantic Blvd Boca Raton, Florida 33431-6481
For Glades Park Tower Hall Residents: Your Name (Resident) Mailbox #: 921 Indian River Street Boca Raton, Florida 33431-6497 For Indian River Towers Hall Residents: Your Name (Resident) Mailbox #: 815 Indian River Street Boca Raton, Florida 33431-6497
For Innovation Village South Residents: Your Name (Resident) Mailbox #: 990 Lee Street Boca Raton, Florida 33431-6482 For Algonquin Hall Residents: Your Name (Resident) Mailbox #: 1900 Dade Avenue Boca Raton, Florida 33431-6497
MAIL (PACKAGES PICK-UP): When you receive a package in the mail, a package slip will be placed in your mailbox. To pick up your package, bring the slip and picture identification with you to your area mail center. Algonquin Hall residents will collect packages at the Heritage Park Towers mail center. Each resident is responsible for checking his/ her University Housing mailbox daily. Residents must complete a forwarding address card and return it to the mail center in their area at least two weeks prior to checking out of University Housing. Residents are responsible for notifying all subscription vendors and billing agencies at least 30 days in advance of checking out of University Housing of their change of address. If the resident doesn't complete the appropriate mail forwarding paperwork in a timely manner his or her mail may be delayed. During break housing and semester closing times, the mail delivery process will be slowed and the mail centers potentially closed. All residents must check the flyers posted in the mail center areas for current information and/or changes to mail center policies, procedures and operating times. Any issues with student mail should be directed to the Assistant Director of Housing for Residential Life at (561) 297-0214. MAIL TAMPERING: Tampering with mailbox locks or removing mail addressed to another person is prohibited. Mail addressed to anyone other than the current occupant(s) should be returned to the mail center. Only authorized staff is permitted to enter mail centers, sorting or distribution areas. Other University Housing staff cannot access the mail centers for any reasons. Any issues with student mail should be directed to the Assistant Director of Housing for Residential Life at (561) 2970214.
MAINTENANCE/CUSTODIAL: The University reserves the right to have authorized University staff or state designees enter the studentâ€™s rooms/apartments/suites at reasonable times to inspect, maintain, and repair the premises and furnishings. Students are expected to promptly report damages and necessary repairs, in accordance with established and published procedures. In the event of an emergency repair, notice may be given immediately before entering. 17
GUIDELINES: HOUSING ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES Between the hours of 9:30 AM and 6:30 PM, the Facilities Staff will expect that residents will reasonably accommodate efforts to respond to work orders. If the staff is turned away due to a legitimate need, such as illness of a resident, etc., the work order will be rescheduled. When a maintenance, custodial, or pest problem occurs, a resident must complete a Work Order Request at the Area Office. Work is completed on a first-received first-served basis, except for emergencies. Once a request is filed, University Housing personnel will enter the unit anytime between 9:30 AM and 6:30 PM (these hours change during summer and University holidays). Students should notify the Area Office if a request is not completed within one week. MISSING PERSONS PROCEDURES:
When completing Key Cards/RCRs upon checking-in to an assigned space, all students will have the option to identify an individual to be contacted no later than 24 hours after the time they have been determined to be missing. This person will be the emergency contact designated. If a student is thought to be missing, Florida Atlantic University Police Department will be contacted. The FAU Police Department will make the determination of whether the student should be considered missing and for how long. Should the student be determined to have been missing for 24 hours or more, the designated emergency contact will be notified. If the student is under the age of 18 and is not emancipated; the Department of Housing and Residential Life is required to notify a custodial parent or guardian no later than 24 hours following the determination that the student is missing. This contact will be the parent/guardian listed on the student information release on the University Housing Contract or listed in the FAU Student Information System. Finally, the Director of Housing and Associate Vice-President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students will be contacted. PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES AT FAU: The most current set of regulations can be found on the Parking and Transportation Services website at www.fau.edu/parking . The following is a summary of the parking and transportation policies: • Permits are color coded and issued based on the individual’s relationship with the University. Permit holders are only able to park in lots that correspond to the color of their permits (blue permits in blue lots, green permits in green lots, etc). • The hours of enforcement for the restricted lots are 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday, unless otherwise posted. This does not change the hours of enforcement for the parking regulations. All parking rules and regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. • Vehicles with FAU parking permits are not permitted to park at and pay parking meters, they are reserved for visitors only. • Vehicles are required to park “nose-in” in parking spaces. Backing in or pulling through spaces is no longer permitted when parking a vehicle. State and emergency vehicles are exempt from this regulation. A few other things to remember: • Temporary Permits: Upon request, a permit holder will be issued a temporary parking permit without a fee for a maximum of five (5) consecutive days. A permit holder whose vehicle is being repaired will be issued a temporary parking permit for a maximum of 28 consecutive days with documentation of the repair work. You may obtain a temporary permit at the Cashier’s Office on the Port St. Lucie and Jupiter Campuses, the Owl Card Center on the Davie Campus or at Parking and Transportation Services on the Boca Raton Campus. • Take advantage of the Owl Express Shuttle Service. This FREE service to the FAU community provides a shuttle service on the Boca Raton Campus from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm Monday thru Friday (Holiday and Summer hours may vary). There are several stops on campus in key locations to help you move around campus quickly. More information about the Student Shuttle Service, including a map of the route, can be found on our website at www.fau.edu/parking • Visitors to campus are required to display a valid parking permit or park at and pay the parking meters. Parking permits are required when parking in the designated visitor parking spaces by the University Village Apartments. Temporary permits are available at the Glades Road Information Booth as well as the Parking and Transportation Services Office. • Loading Zones are to be used for the active loading and unloading only. 18
GUIDELINES: HOUSING ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES •
If your vehicle becomes disabled on campus and you are unable to move it, contact Parking and Transportation Services immediately at 561-297-2771 or the FAU PD after hours at 561-297-3500 for assistance.
Parking and Transportation Services is here to answer any questions that you may have. Please visit our website at www.fau.edu/parking for up to date information about parking at FAU. We can be reached at email@example.com or 561-297-2771 with any questions or concerns. PEST CONTROL: If you notice ants or other pests in your living area, please come to your Area Office to submit a work order. Pest Control is present on campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays to complete work orders. In addition, Pest Control conducts spraying in student rooms on a monthly basis (generally on the 3rd Thursday of the month) and will enter all living areas without notice. Swing: The swings are located on the south side of Residence Hall 1. Students may use the swings for their intended purpose of recreation and relaxation. Alterations of any kind may not be made to the swings or the posts. In addition, jumping off the swings is prohibited as it is a safety hazard. FAU COMPUTER NETWORK: 1. All users of the FAU network must abide by the rules contained in the FAU Acceptable Use Policy found at http://www.fau.edu/irm/techpolicy/v.php FAU Information Resource Management (IRM) monitors the FAU network by a variety of methods, both automated and manually driven. When a situation on the network is detected that is not in keeping with FAU regulations, a user’s access to the network might be limited or cutoff. 2. The use of the FAU network is a privilege that may be revoked at any time for inappropriate behavior. Such behaviors includes verbal or written threats or conduct that intentionally or recklessly places another individual in reasonable fear of physical harm through words or action directed at that person, or creates a hostile environment in which others are unable to reasonably work, learn, live, or engage in other activities. All complaints regarding inappropriate behavior will be subject to review by the Assistant Director for Residential Life. 3. The user is not allowed to share her/his network connection with more than one computer/device at the same time. This prohibits the use of network devices such as; hubs, switches, wireless access points and routers which would permit the user to connect multiple computers/devices to the FAU network. 4. The primary purpose of the FAU network within Housing is to support students’ educational goals, and to build an active, virtual community for our residents. In support of these goals, the following activities are prohibited and may result in revocation of network access, possible University judicial action and/or criminal charges: • Allowing unauthorized persons to access the FAU network. • Violating copyright laws. • Using the FAU network for personal financial gain. • Operating unauthorized servers (email, FTP, www, game, or any other program that makes your computer a server) or P2P or Grid applications. • Setting up a router or building a private subnet. • Modifying or attempting to modify University owned or licensed information. • Attempting to modify, damage, disrupt network services, or attempting to use security tools to catalog the network or other users. • Using traffic intensive applications (these types of applications may cause problems within the network or dilute the level of service to other users). THE DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT (DMCA): The DMCA outlines prohibitions regarding unauthorized use (including distribution) of literary/artistic works in digital form. IRM often receives outside complaints from legal officials indicating that a person using the FAU network is violating the copyright on a specific “work”. A complaint contains technical evidence of a download from a location on the FAU network that allows the identification of the user via public information contained within the download. When 19
IRM receive such a complaint, this information is referred to the Coordinator Computer Systems for Housing and the Assistant Director of Residential Life. This is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and the FAU Acceptable Use/Tech Policy. For more detailed information on FAU’s Acceptable Use/Tech Policy, visit: http://www.fau.edu/irm/techpolicy/ REMOVAL (CONFISCATION) OF UNAPPROVED ITEMS POLICY: • Items that are prohibited, illegal to possess or pose danger to the safety of the individual or University Housing community, or which violate state or federal laws, University policy or Department of Housing and Residential Life policy, are subject to removal. The possession of illegal items may result in criminal prosecution, immediate disciplinary action, or both. Illegal items will be turned over to the University Police. • Residents will be asked to immediately dispose of any item(s) in violation of University Housing rules or University • Housing personnel will remove the item(s). If an item is removed, the resident will be issued documentation indicating the removal and labeling of the item. • At the discretion of the Housing Staff, confiscated items will be returned after the resident checks out of University Housing. • •
Requests for removed items to be returned prior to the resident checking out of University will be evaluated on a case by-case basis by the Resident Coordinator. All removed property will be considered abandoned property if the resident does not request it's return in writing to the Resident Coordinator within 5 business days following the end of the semester or the resident’s check out of the space, (See also Abandoned Property). Abandoned property will be discarded.
ROOM TRANSFER: A resident who wants to transfer to a different residence unit must request a Room Transfer. The resident must complete all appropriate paperwork and return it to his or her Area Office. The procedures for Room Transfers are contained in a document which is available at the Central Housing Office or the Area Offices. Room Transfer Requests for fall may be submitted on the day of official Housing Opening, August 17, 2011, however, no room change approvals will be granted until completion of the Freeze period, September 2, 2011. Requests for Spring may be submitted on January 5, 2012, however, no room change approvals will be granted until completion of the Freeze period, January 19, 2012. Transfers into empty spaces may or may not be approved. The process for completing a Room Transfer request includes getting the signature of your Resident Assistant before turning the form in to the Area office. Should a room swap be requested, both students involved in the swap must sign the Room Transfer request. Room Transfers require the approval of the Resident Coordinator. There is no guarantee Room Transfer requests will be approved. Should a Room Transfer request be approved, you will be notified by mail with the deadline for your move. If you move before your approval you will be required to move back to your original assignment. Also you will be charged a fee of $150.00 for improper room transfer, and you will not be granted the room change. You must pick up your new room keys at the assigned area office within 48 hours of your assignment notification. Failure to complete a room transfer within this time may result in the revocation of transfer approval. All forms must be completed and returned to your area office. You must discuss this request with your RA before submitting the form. This request is NOT on a first come first serve basis.
Residents may be asked to complete roommate mediation with their roommate(s) / suitemate(s) as an alternative to Room Transfer. STORAGE: The Department does not have space for storing resident items, excess room furniture, boxes or other items. The furniture in your room upon check-in must remain in the room. The resident will be charged for any furniture items missing upon checkout. Residents will be charged a removal fee for any items left in the room/unit upon check-out.
GUIDELINES: ROOMMATE/SUITEMATE BILL OF RIGHTS Students are encouraged to complete a Roommate/Suitemate agreement with the assistance of the Resident Assistant. However, the following Bill of Rights is a list of responsibilities of and between University Housing residents. Enjoyment of life in University Housing will depend to a large extent on the thoughtful consideration that is demonstrated. Residents have: •
The right to a clean tidy environment.
The right to expect that each roommate / suitemate will respect each other’s personal belongings.
The right to study free from undue interference in one’s room. Unreasonable noise and other distractions inhibit the exercise of this right.
The right to sleep without undue disturbance from noise, guests of roommate/suitemate, or similar disturbances.
The right to free access to one’s room and facilities without pressure from a roommate/suitemate.
The right to expect that guests will respect the rights of the host’s roommate / suitemate and other residents. Guests and hosts are mutually responsible for the conduct of the guest, even if the term guest refers to another resident of University Housing.
The right to expect reasonable cooperation in use of the suite/apartment cable line, public areas, micro-fridge where applicable and other appliances.
The right to a limited degree of personal privacy.
The right to be free from intimidation and/or physical harm
The right to address issues and concerns with the University Residential Life staff. Your Resident Assistant and the other Department of Housing and Residential Life staff are available for assistance in helping with roommate or suitemate conflicts.
The right to expect roommate(s) / suitemate(s) to keep doors locked for security purposes.
GUIDELINES: RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR UNIVERSITY HOUSING ALCOHOL: REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(Y): MISUSE OF ALCOHOL BEVERAGES: (1) Underage drinking of alcoholic beverages is prohibited. (2) The consumption of any alcoholic beverage in public places on the campus is prohibited except where specifically authorized by the University. All buildings, lobbies, walkways, and grounds of the campus are, for the purpose of this rule, considered to be public places. Residential rooms and suites are considered to be private living quarters and are exempt from the public places restriction. (3) Violation of the Alcohol Policy. (4) Hosting—Allowing underage drinking; allowing excessive drinking or allowing an intoxicated person to leave and/or operate a motor vehicle. *consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages in the presence of persons under twenty-one years of age is a violation of the alcoholic beverages policy even if you are twenty-one.
REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 13(B)(17)ALCOHOL ABUSE SANCTION GUIDELINES: Alcohol Abuse Sanction Guidelines – Depending on the amount of alcohol involved and those cases involving severe intoxication and/or police or emergency medical response, dependent students (pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code) found responsible for offenses regarding the use, possession, sale or distribution of alcohol may be sanctioned as follows at the discretion of University officials in accordance with this Regulation. These violations are per academic year. a. First Violation. 1. Completion of an Educational program and a Fine to pay the administrative costs for providing this program. 2. Parental Notification ** (Parental Notification may be implemented depending on the severity or nature of the first violation.) 3. Completion of 5 - 15 hours of Community/ University Service. b. Second Violation. 1. Completion of evaluation and recommended treatment from Counseling Center. 2. Deferred Termination of University Housing Contract/Assignment for a period of one year. 3. Parental Notification. 4. Student Conduct Probation for at least 1 semester. 5. Completion of 15 - 30 hours of Community/ University Service. 6. Completion of an educational program and a fine to pay the administrative costs for providing this program. c. Third Violation. 1. Termination of Housing Contract/Assignment – Student is suspended from campus housing and may be suspended from the University. Students are still financially responsible for obligations under the housing contract. 2. Parental Notification. 3. Student Conduct Probation for 1 year. 4. Completion of up to 50 hours of Community/ University Service. 5. Completion of an Educational program and a Fine to pay the administrative costs for providing this program. REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(FF): VIOLATION OF HOUSING AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AS OUTLINED IN EITHER THE HOUSING CONTRACT OR THE GUIDEBOOK: (1) Students who display intoxicated behavior or who require assistance due to consumption of alcohol are subject to disciplinary action. (2) In accordance with Florida Atlantic University’s Alcohol policy, only beer and wine are permitted in University Housing by residents of legal age. (3) Students who are 21 years old may consume beer and wine in their assigned room but not in the presence of anyone below the legal drinking age. (4)Beer kegs, party balls, funnels and hard liquors are not permitted in or around University Housing. (5) Collections of empty beer or alcohol bottles or cans are not permitted. (6)Any University official has the right to request appropriate student identification when questioning an individual’s age for alcohol consumption purposes. Termination of Housing Contract for Alcohol is considered permanent, leaving students ineligible to return to University Housing in future years. 22
GUIDELINES: RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR UNIVERSITY HOUSING BICYCLING, MOTORCYCLING, IN-LINE SKATES, SKATEBOARDING, OR SPORTS IN THE HALL: Riding bicycles, motorcycles, in-line skates or skateboards in hallways, balconies, walkways, courtyards, lounges, offices and lobbies is prohibited. Riding bicycles or using in-line skates on the sidewalks must be done in a safe, appropriate manner and in designated areas only. The safety of all pedestrian traffic is of foremost importance on the sidewalks. Out of respect for community property, sports and general rough housing are not permitted in the hallways and walkways.
CANDLES, OPEN FLAMES, INCENSE OR OPEN HEATING ELEMENTS: Possession of candles (unless wicks are clipped to the wax), open flames, incense, hot plates or other heating units with an open flame or heating element are prohibited.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES / DRUGS / DRUG PARAPHERNALIA: REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(Q): POSSESSION, USE, DELIVERY TO, SALE OF, DISTRIBUTION OF, CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES OR DRUG PARAPHERNALIA; AS DEFINED IN FLORIDA STATUTES. REGULATION 4.007. SECTION 13(B)(18) DRUG ABUSE SANCTION GUIDELINES: Depending on the amount of illegal substance involved, the student may be suspended or expelled from the University, as well as prosecuted. At the minimum, a student may be sanctioned as follows: a. First Violation. 1. Termination of Housing Contract â€“ Student is suspended from University Housing. Students are still financially responsible for obligations under the housing contract. 2. Student Conduct Probation for one year. 3. Mandatory completion of evaluation and treatment from Counseling Center. 4. Parental Notification. 5. Completion of 25 hours of Community/University Service. 6. Completion of an educational program and a fine to pay the administrative costs for providing this program. b. Second Violation. 1. Completion of 50 hours of Community/University service. 2. Deferred Suspension for one academic year. 3. Completion of an educational program and a fine to pay the administrative costs for providing this program. c. Persons found to be involved in the sale of illegal drugs will be subject to permanent dismissal from the University.
*Removal from University Housing for Controlled Substances/ Drugs/ Drug Paraphernalia is considered permanent, leaving students ineligible to return to University Housing in future years. DAMAGES/COMMUNITY DAMAGES:
REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(B): THEFT, CONVERSION, MISUSE, DAMAGE, DEFACING OR DESTRUCTION OF UNIVERSITY PROPERTY OR OF THE PROPERTY OF MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY. REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(FF): VIOLATION OF HOUSING AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AS OUTLINED IN EITHER THE HOUSING CONTRACT OR THE GUIDEBOOK: Appropriate oversight of community areas is the responsibility of all residents. Flyers will be posted indicating when Community Damage Charges will be assessed. Damages which occur in a unit will be charged to the student(s) assigned to the unit at a rate which includes actual replacement and labor costs. Residents are the only people who have key access to the communities. Public area damages will be charged to those identified as responsible. Any damages occurring in community areas are caused by residents and/or their guests. Public area damages not charged to a specific individual may be charged to all residents of a floor, building or unit and are referred to as Community Damages. Community Damage Charges will be divided equally among all community residents. It is at the discretion of the University Housing Staff when repair or replacement of damaged items will take place. 23
GUIDELINES: RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR UNIVERSITY HOUSING DISRUPTIVE CONDUCT: REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(CC): ANY OTHER ACTION THAT IMPAIRS, INTERFERES WITH OR OBSTRUCTS THE MISSION, PURPOSES, ORDER, ACADEMIC ATMOSPHERE, OPERATIONS, PROCESSES AND/OR FUNCTIONS OF FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY.
REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(A): VIOLENCE OR THREAT OF VIOLENCE TO OTHERS OR AGAINST ONESELF OR ACTIONS WHICH ENDANGER ANY MEMBER OR GUEST OF THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY; INCLUDING PHYSICAL OR SEXUAL ASSAULT AND RELATIONSHIP/ DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(C): INTERFERENCE WITH THE FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT OF ANY MEMBER OR GUEST OF THE UNIVERSITY.
FAILURE TO COMPLY: REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(F) NONCOMPLIANCE WITH WRITTEN, ORAL REQUESTS OR ORDERS OF AUTHORIZED UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS OR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES.
FALSE IDENTIFICATION / INFORMATION:
REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(G): PROVIDING FALSE INFORMATION TO UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS, FORGERY, THE WITHHOLDING OF REQUIRED INFORMATION, OR THE MISUSE OR ALTERATION OF UNIVERSITY DOCUMENTS OR THE UNIVERSITY’S NAME OR LOGOS. REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(FF): VIOLATION OF HOUSING AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AS OUTLINED IN EITHER THE HOUSING CONTRACT OR THE GUIDEBOOK: Providing misleading information to a University official or disciplinary hearing officer or review body is prohibited.
GUEST POLICY: The Department of Housing and Residential Life welcomes residents’ guests, however in doing so, has outlined the guest and visitation policy to address any person visiting a residence hall or student apartment. Please note the following definitions: Guest: Any individual who is not a resident of the room, suite or apartment that they are visiting while on campus. This includes FAU resident students, general FAU students and family members. All guests must have prior approval by all roommates/suitemates. Host: The resident of the room, suite or apartment that a guest is visiting. Guests & Visitation: 1. Hosts assume full responsibility for the conduct of their guests. FAU students will be held responsible for any violations of the FAU Student Code of Conduct. Hosts are expected to be familiar with University and Housing rules and to inform their guests accordingly. Guests are required to respect and follow University and Housing rules and regulations. 2. Residents are not permitted to assign or sublease their assigned space. 3. Residents may not permit any additional individuals, regardless of gender, to live with them in their assigned space. Guests may not give the appearance of living in a space by having food, drawer space, and personal belongings in the bathroom, or being in possession of a resident’s Owl Card or room keys. 4. Housing and Residential Life staff may make the determination that a gathering exceeds safe occupancy and may require some or all guests to vacate the area including student rooms, lounges or lobbies. 5. Social gatherings at which alcohol is served must be conducted in accordance with the FAU Alcohol Policy.
GUIDELINES: RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR UNIVERSITY HOUSING Overnight Guest: A guest who will be present in a resident room between 2:00 AM and 7:30 AM. Hosts may have overnight guests only with the prior permission of their roommate and suitemate(s). All overnight guests must be registered with the Area Office or RA on Duty by 10:00 PM. 1. 2. 3. 4.
Hosts may have overnight guests for up to 15 nights per semester with the prior approval of Roommates/suitemate, if a resident hosts two guests over the course of one night, this will count as two overnight visits. Hosts may have a maximum of two overnight guests at a time. Hosts may have an overnight guest for a maximum of three consecutive nights. Overnight guests will be registered at the Area Office by 10:00 PM or in the event that the office is closed, with the RA on Duty.
Home Game Day Guest Policy: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
Guests of residents on game day must present a valid id and sign in to the building. Residents will be able to sign in a maximum of two guests. Residents cannot sign in other residents of the same building in which they reside i.e. I live in HPT; I cannot sign in my friend who also lives in HPT as a guest because he/she does not have their owl card. Residents cannot sign in guests for other residents i.e. I have signed in two guests but I have three friends with me. Sam has only signed in one guest; she cannot sign in my third friend. Guests may visit students' rooms only by invitation, and the host or hostess shall at all times be responsible for the conduct of guests. A host or hostess shall be permitted to entertain guests only with the express permission of his/her roommate(s) if the roommate(s) is (are) present. Guests of the opposite sex shall be permitted to visit in the student's rooms or apartments with the consent of the occupants of that living unit. Guests accompanied by a host/hostess may also visit halls and lounges, but must not use the facilities to stay overnight. Intoxicated guests will not be allowed to sign in to the hall. Residents who are intoxicated will be allowed in to the hall but may be documented for consumption based on the level of intoxication and their age. The Department of Housing and Residential Life staff reserves the right to ask any guest to leave at any time.
If a resident is being made uncomfortable due to a guestâ€™s behavior or because a roommate/suitemate agreement is being violated, the Area Office or RA on Duty should be contacted. There is the potential for the guest to be asked to leave. Failure to abide by the guest and visitation policy may lead to disciplinary action and the loss of guest and visitation privileges. Roommate/Suitemate Agreement: An agreement among roommates/suitemates, which in addition to other guidelines sets expectations regarding guests and visitors with a scope beyond this policy.
Acts of verbal, written (including electronic communications) or physical abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion or other conduct which threaten the health, safety or welfare of any person. REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(N): CONDUCT THAT CREATES AN INTIMIDATING, HOSTILE OR OFFENSIVE CAMPUS EDUCATIONAL OR WORK ENVIRONMENT FOR ANOTHER PERSON OR GROUP IS PROHIBITED. THIS INCLUDES ACTIVITIES THAT MAY TAKE PLACE THROUGH ELECTRONIC MEDIUM. CONDUCT THAT THREATENS, HARMS OR INTIMIDATES ANOTHER PERSON OR GROUP IS PROHIBITED. REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(O): CONDUCT WHICH CONSTITUTES UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION OR HARASSMENT AND/OR VIOLATION OF THE UNIVERSITY EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION REGULATION 7.001 OR THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT REGULATION 5.010 25
GUIDELINES: RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR UNIVERSITY HOUSING REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(V): REPEATED FOLLOWING OR CONTACTING OF ANOTHER PERSON TO THE EXTENT THAT IT PLACES THAT PERSON IN REASONABLE FEAR FOR HIS OR HER PHYSICAL OR EMOTIONAL WELFARE
REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(G): PROVIDING FALSE INFORMATION TO UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS, FORGERY, THE WITHHOLDING OF REQUIRED INFORMATION, OR THE MISUSE OR ALTERATION OF UNIVERSITY DOCUMENTS OR THE UNIVERSITY’S NAME OR LOGOS REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(FF): VIOLATION OF HOUSING AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AS OUTLINED IN EITHER THE HOUSING CONTRACT OR THE GUIDEBOOK: (1) An OWL card or other form of identification with a picture must be presented upon request of a University Housing staff member or other University officials. Presenting a false identification or impersonating another person or a University official is prohibited and will result in disciplinary action. (2)Any University official has the right to request appropriate student identification when questioning an individual’s age for alcohol consumption purposes.
LITTERING: Students may not dispose of litter in any form on University grounds or facilities. This includes, but is not limited to, cigarette butts, flyers, cans, bottles, etc. Students will be held responsible for the cost of clean-up.
NOXIOUS ODORS: Causing noxious odors (e.g. drugs, incense, cigarettes, clove cigarette, candles, trash buildup, etc.) is prohibited.
Possession of pets, other than fish as defined below, is prohibited. Any cost associated with the possession of an illegal pet will be charged to the responsible resident(s) or to all residents of the room/apartment, (damaged furniture, cleaning, pest control, etc.). Feeding of stray or wild animals is prohibited. Fish, may be maintained as pets, as long as they are kept in fish tanks which are no larger than 10 gallon capacity. Residents are responsible for maintaining the tanks and are responsible for any and all damage caused by the fish or the tank.
PROJECTILES: Throwing any object from a window, ledge, roof or balcony or within the courtyards adjacent to University Housing is prohibited. The use of slingshots, air-soft guns, bb guns, paintball guns, or other related items is prohibited.
QUIET / COURTESY HOURS: Courtesy Hours: Courtesy hour restrictions are enforced 24 hours each day. At no time should residents’ noise level
interfere with the academic community. Loud talking or music, bouncing a ball, skateboarding, in-line skating, or other disruptive activities in rooms, courtyards, balconies, stairwells, elevated walkways, patios, multi-purpose areas or lobby areas is prohibited. Stereos, radios, TVs, and other sound systems may not be played so loudly that they disturb others. Speakers may not be placed in windows. Residents are responsible for turning down sound systems or discontinuing noisy activity if requested to do so by another resident or staff member at any time. Quiet Hours: During quiet hours, loud playing of radios, stereos or any other noisy activity is prohibited. Quiet hours will be enforced during the following periods: Sunday – Thursday 10:00 PM - 11:00 AM Friday-Saturday 12:00 AM - 11:00 AM Quiet hours are enforced at these times regardless of holidays or semester breaks. During final examination periods, quiet hours will be enforced 24 hours per day, beginning at 10 p.m. on the evening before the last day of classes extending through the last graduation of the semester. 26
GUIDELINES: RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR UNIVERSITY HOUSING SALES, SOLICITATION, AND CANVASSING: REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(R): POSTING OF COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING OR ENGAGING IN COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY WITHOUT APPROPRIATE AUTHORIZATION. REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(FF): VIOLATION OF HOUSING AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AS OUTLINED IN EITHER THE HOUSING CONTRACT OR THE GUIDEBOOK: (1)Door to door solicitation, sales and canvassing are not permitted. Door to door distribution of flyers or leaflets or the placement of these items on cars is prohibited. (2)Posting flyers on bulletin boards, walls and windows is prohibited. (3) Students may not engage in any sales, business, marketing, or telemarketing activities in their units or within any public area of the University Housing facilities.
SEXUAL MISCONDUCT: REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(A): VIOLENCE OR THREAT OF VIOLENCE TO OTHERS OR AGAINST ONESELF OR ACTIONS WHICH ENDANGER ANY MEMBER OR GUEST OF THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY; INCLUDING PHYSICAL OR SEXUAL ASSAULT AND RELATIONSHIP/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(W): ANY SEXUAL ACT THAT OCCURS WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE VICTIM, OR THAT OCCURS WHEN THE VICTIM IS UNABLE TO GIVE CONSENT
SMOKING: Smoking is not permitted in any of the University Housing buildings, in compliance with the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act. All residents and guests who wish to smoke tobacco must do so at least 20 feet away from any building including overhangs, west balconies, stairways and entranceways. In the residence halls, smoking is ONLY permitted in the following areas: GPT East Entrance, HPT East Entrance, IRT South Entrance and the North side of the Algonquin Courtyard.
TRESPASSING: Individuals who are not authorized, licensed or invited to enter University Housing facilities and the immediate surrounding areas are subject to arrest for trespassing if they fail to leave after being directed to do so. Any person soliciting will be considered trespassing. Persons who receive trespass notices will not be permitted to live in University Housing and will be referred to the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs or FAU Police Department. Knowingly hosting persons under trespass notice is prohibited and may lead to disciplinary action.
WEAPONS, FIREARMS, EXPLOSIVES: REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(I): POSSESSION OR USE OF FIREARMS, EXPLOSIVES, AMMUNITION, FIREWORKS, WEAPONS OR UNAUTHORIZED POSSESSION OR USE OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OR DANGEROUS CHEMICALS ON UNIVERSITY PREMISES REGULATION 4.007 SECTION 5(FF): VIOLATION OF HOUSING AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AS OUTLINED IN ETHER THE HOUSING CONTRACT OR THE GUIDEBOOK: Possession, storage or use of firearms including but not limited to bb guns and paintball guns, explosives, fireworks, ammunition or other weapons or dangerous articles or substances is prohibited. Possession of weapons may result in removal from University Housing. If you have a question on the status of a weapon, please contact Assistant Director of Housing for Residential Life at 561-297-0214.
GUIDELINES: SAFETY & PREPAREDNESS Crime can happen on campus just as it can happen in the community. Don’t take any chances and don’t take your safety for granted. Some tips: o Keep your door(s) locked at all times. o Always find out who is knocking before opening the door. Look through the peephole or, if there is not a peephole, ask who it is before you open the door. o Never leave the room/apartment/exterior door(s) propped opened. o Always close the apartment windows when you vacate the apartment. (In Algonquin Hall, the windows are not allowed to be opened.) o Keep your keys safe. Don’t lend your keys to anyone and don’t leave your keys lying around. o If your keys are lost or stolen, report this to the Area Office immediately so that the lock can be changed. o Have your keys ready before you get to your door or your car, especially after dark. o Always report any suspicious activity to your RA and to the University Police Department. o Don’t walk alone, especially at night. Use the buddy system or call the Night Owls, 297-6695 (NOWL) or contact one of the student members of the Community Service Officers (CSOs) on duty each night, 297-3500. o Avoid dark paths or shortcuts. Always use public walkways. o Carry identification at all times. o Let your roommate(s)/suitemate(s) know where you are going and when you will return. o If you are the victim of a crime, report the incident to the University Police Department and to a member of the Residential Life staff immediately. o Do not leave valuables (including keys, wallet, credit cards, ATM card, ID card) in plain sight. o Record serial numbers of all valuables (stereo, computer, bike, etc.). o Use the University Police Department’s engraving service to put your Social Security Number or Student ID Number on all valuables. o Make sure your belongings are covered against fire, theft, etc. by your insurance policy. Know the terms and conditions of your specific policy before you have to file a claim. o Do not leave personal items including, but not limited to, laptop computers, books, wallets, purses, backpacks, keys, unattended. o Do not allow anyone without keys into any University Housing community. Direct them to a courtesy
BLUE LIGHT PHONES: Phones, identified by a blue light, are posted in various locations around campus. If you have concerns for your safety, are in danger or wish to have a security escort, simply follow the instructions posted. The phones are connected directly to the University Police Department. These phones are only to be used in case of emergency. Tampering with or making a false call on these phones will result in University Housing disciplinary action and referral to the University Police Department. EVACUATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: In the event of a fire alarm, electrical outage, or other occurrence which impedes the operation of the elevators in a given building, it is essential that Housing, Police, Fire, Medical, or other personnel be prepared and able to assist students who are unable to egress the building. At Indian River Towers (IRT), the student should proceed to the stairwell closest to their location when the emergency arises. Should this area be inaccessible, the student should proceed to the opposite stairwell on the floor. The student should press the intercom in the stairwell to alert the Area Office personnel of their position. A Residential Life staff Member will report to that location to wait for emergency personnel. Another Residential Life staff member will remain at the entrance to the building to escort emergency personnel to the student’s location. At Heritage Park Towers (HPT) and Glades Park Towers (GPT), the student should proceed to the center stairwell of the building when the emergency arises. Should this area be inaccessible, the student should proceed to the corner stairwell of the building. A Residential Life staff member will climb the center stairwell until they reach the student. Should the center stairwell be vacant, the Residential Life staff member will walk down the corner stairwell until they reach the student. The Residential Life staff member will be in contact with the Area Office staff via two-way radio to keep them apprised of the situation. The Area Office staff will escort emergency personnel to the student’s location. 28
GUIDELINES: RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR UNIVERSITY HOUSING At the University Village Apartments, the student will proceed to the closest building with elevator access. (Building 56 or 61) A Residential Life staff member will report to both locations to ensure that all students who need assistance have been evacuated. The Residential Life staff member will be in contact with the Area Office staff via phone to keep them apprised of the situation. The Area Office staff will escort emergency personnel to the studentâ€™s location. At the Innovation Village Apartments, the student will proceed to the elevator. A Residential Life staff member will report to the location to ensure that all students who need assistance have been evacuated. The Residential Life staff member will be in contact with the Area Office staff via phone to keep them apprised of the situation. The Area Office staff will escort emergency personnel to the studentâ€™s location. Should you become injured and as such be temporarily unable to ascend or descend stairs easily, please contact the Area Office staff so they may update their records. FIRE ALARMS / FIRE DRILLS / FIRE SAFETY EQUIPMENT: Under Florida law, it is a crime to intentionally set a fire, intentionally cause a false fire alarm, or interfere with fire safety or detection equipment or measures, (Florida Statute 806.10 and Florida Statute, Section 806.101). During the academic year, students will be informed about emergency evacuation of University Housing. Each building/apartment is equipped with a fire alarm system. These systems are regularly inspected and approved by the State Fire Marshall. Smoke detectors are located in every apartment/suite area. Emergency lights are located in the hallways and stairwells of each community. Fire extinguishers are located in hallways or community areas of each community. There will be one posted (announced) fire drill within the first three weeks of the fall, spring and summer semesters. Flyers will be posted in each community approximately forty-eight hours in advance of a fire drill. Flyers will notify residents of the date and time fire drills will occur. It is essential all students evacuate the apartment/building whenever the fire alarm is activated. Failure to do so may jeopardize the safety of all residents and will result in disciplinary action and a fine of $75.00. Special precautions should be taken by all students to reduce the danger of fire in their living areas. If you discover a fire or smoke, activate the nearest fire alarm pull station and tell an RA immediately. If an RA isn't nearby, call the University Police (297-3500) immediately to report the location of the fire. It is the responsibility of the residents to immediately vacate the building when alarms sound. When a fire alarm sounds, follow the guide below: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Pre-plan your evacuation route and locate the nearest alarm pull station. Leave your room and exit the building using the closest and safest route. Do not use the elevator. Assemble in the parking lot nearest your building or the grass areas at least 50 yards from the building. The Residential Life staff will notify residents when it is safe to re-enter the building. Once outside the building, follow the direction of Housing and Residential Life staff. When evacuating the building, residents should be fully clothed including shoes, as they may be outside of the building for an extended period of time. See your RA for area specific information regarding building evacuation.
FIRE SAFETY: The use or storage of flammable fluid, hazardous liquids or chemicals is not permitted in University Housing. Tampering with or damaging fire safety equipment (including automatic door closures, smoke detectors, pull stations, fire extinguishers, sprinkler heads, etc.), initiating false alarms, stopping existing fire alarms, or failing to immediately evacuate during a fire alarm are violations of State fire codes. Violations of State fire codes will result in University disciplinary action and are punishable under state law. Residents must cooperate with staff and participate in fire and other emergency drills, including exiting the building, going to designated shelters and following the direction of University Housing staff, safety officials or both.
GUIDELINES: RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR UNIVERSITY HOUSING HARASSING OR OBSCENE TELEPHONE CALLS: Residents who receive obscene/harassing telephone calls are asked to contact his or her RA or the Area Office immediately. The resident will be asked to contact the University Police to make a report and keep a log of the calls they receive as call tracing may not be possible. HURRICANE INFORMATION: Each resident receives a hurricane preparedness brochure in their student mail box. This brochure contains pertinent information regarding hurricanes. •
Hurricane Watch indicates that a hurricane condition is a strong possibility and may threaten the area within 36 hours. All windows and curtains/blinds should be closed. Do not tape windows. All items considered valuable should be covered with plastic and stored in a high place. Each resident must determine where they will be seeking shelter and report this information to their RA. Residents planning to use a Red Cross Shelter must plan to bring their own food and water.
Hurricane Warning indicates that a hurricane is expected in 24 hours or less. All residents may be evacuated from University Housing if an evacuation is ordered. All electrical equipment, including refrigerators must be unplugged and any perishable food disposed of. Residents with friends or relatives in the local area will be asked to go there. Residents who seek shelter off campus must inform a Department of Housing and Residential Life staff member and provide their evacuation information and location. Residents need to bring food and water. University Housing is not a designated shelter area. Again, in the event of an evacuation, all residents are expected to evacuate University Housing and follow instructions given by the staff members or other University or public officials. In the event of an evacuation, student must bring any necessary items with them including clothing, identification, money, and prescriptions with them as they will not be permitted back into the residence halls and student apartments until the University reopens.
Severe Weather Warnings In case of a severe weather warning, residents should close all windows and blinds/curtains and stay clear of window openings or doors with glass panels. All electrical appliances should be unplugged. Adhere to the instructions of the Residential Life staff members and/or other public officials. Please check the Florida Atlantic University webpage at www.fau.edu for information during severe weather periods.
GUIDELINES: UNIVERSITY PROPERTY ANTENNAS: External antennas of any type are prohibited. This includes satellite dishes. BUNK BEDS/LOFTS: Existing beds are not to be bunked. Lofts are prohibited in University Housing. DOORS: In order to reduce long-term damage to doors, residents may post only one in/out board on the doors entering resident’s room/apartment/suite areas. Anything placed on a door must not cause any long-term damage to the door or threshold of the door. The doors are the main egress from the room in case of fire. ELEVATORS: Tampering with or rewiring elevators is prohibited. Elevators may not be used during general building evacuation in a fire or severe weather emergency. Overloading elevators is prohibited. Ringing / sounding / engaging the emergency bell inside an elevator is prohibited, unless an emergency is occurring. FURNISHINGS: • Residents are responsible for all furnishings provided in their units. Unit furnishings may not be removed from assigned locations. Alterations or damages to furnishings will result in charges for replacement or restoration to original condition. If unit furniture is missing, the resident will be charged for the replacement of the furniture. • Waterbeds, lofts or homemade bunk beds are not permitted. Due to limited space and safety reasons, students are discouraged from bringing in additional furnishings. University Housing staff reserves the right to have students remove personal furnishings from a unit if those furnishings are believed to pose a safety risk, impede movement within the unit or represent a fire hazard. • ·Community and lounge furniture may not be removed or relocated. Appropriate University Housing lounge furniture is provided and other furnishings will not be permitted in community/ lounge areas. If community and lounge furniture is found within a resident's unit, the resident(s) will be charged a fee and will be subject to University Housing disciplinary action. • Residents are permitted to bring personal items, such as rugs, throw pillows, curtains and bedspreads. Residents are encouraged to use personal items which are fire retardant. Furnishings and any items brought into the room must be arranged in a manner that does not obstruct clear access to exits, including windows. • Residents are not permitted to cover lights or drape or hang items from lights, windows, walls or ceilings in any manner. Paper or other flammable decorations should be used with care and should not cover windows. Students are permitted to hang posters as long as no damage is done to the walls. GROUNDS:
Parking or driving on the grounds within University Housing is prohibited. Camping or sleeping on the grounds is also prohibited. PERSONALIZING RESIDENT ROOMS (ROOM MODIFICATION): Nails, tacks, boards or any adhesive products which damage wall, floor and ceiling surfaces are strictly prohibited. Painting, wallpapering, caulking, plastering and paneling in a unit by the resident is not permitted. Posters, pictures and other decorative objects may be attached to interior surfaces of a unit with the understanding that the residents of the unit will be held financially responsible for any resulting damage. Shelves or other items are not to be attached to walls or ceilings. Carpet may not be affixed to the floor surface. Residents will be charged for the repair of any damages from the violation of these policies. Contact your Area Office prior to making any kind of room modification. POSTINGS: Notices, flyers, ads and other informational items may be posted only on designated boards and only with authorization from the Housing and Residential Life staff. Postings are not permitted on hallway walls, glass windows, or doorways. All flyers must have a University Housing stamp to be posted within the halls or apartment areas. The Housing Stamp can be obtained from the Area Secretaries at any of the Area Offices. Student organizations must have a stamp from the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership before receiving the University Housing stamp. 31
GUIDELINES: UNIVERSITY PROPERTY Flyers advertising events with alcohol will be not be approved for posting. All items posted must also be in compliance with the University Posting Policy (see Student Handbook). No individual, including mail center staff persons, is permitted to distribute any materials other than University Housing approved materials into the residentâ€™s mailboxes. Improper use of residents' mailboxes will be referred to the University Police. RAILINGS, BALCONIES, PORCHES (PATIOS) AND ROOFS: Sitting, standing on, climbing on, or hanging from a balcony, railing or roof is prohibited. Bikes, banners, signs, clothing, plants, or other items may not be hung from balconies, roofs or windows. In the Student Apartments, residents may have personal furniture and store cooking grills on or around the porches as long as they do not block entrances to doors or walkways. Possession of open containers of alcohol or consumption of alcoholic beverages in these areas is prohibited. In compliance with the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act, all residents and guests who wish to smoke tobacco must do so at least 20 feet away from any building in designated smoking areas. RESERVATIONS FOR COMMON AREAS: Reservations for space in the BBQ Pavilion/Volleyball Pit and Nations Multi Purpose Room/Kitchen may be made at the Central Housing Office in SH Building 46. Student Organizations may not reserve the other housing spaces. Only Resident Assistants, RSA, and Community Councils are permitted to reserve space in the residence halls and student apartments. Reservations must be completed 10 days in advance of the event. Persons reserving any housing spaces are responsible for the set up and clean up of the facilities. University Housing student organizations MAY NOT reserve space for any other student organizations. NO TELEPHONE RESERVATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. You may fax or email the Student Organization Event Request & Space Use Request form to the Housing offices. Fax: 561-294-2881 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations for Multipurpose Rooms in the housing areas are not accepted more than two months in advance. Failure to abide by the policies set forth in the Department of Housing and Residential Life Guidebook or FAU Student Handbook, may result in suspension from use of University Housing Facilities for up to one (1) year. Conference rooms/study space & Multipurpose rooms within the residence halls can be reserved on a first come, first served basis at the Area Office. Only residential students can reserve these spaces and priority is given to residents who reside in that building. The pool and recreational spaces at Innovation Village Apartments cannot be reserved and are for the express use of those residents residing in that complex. Pool hours are consistent with the operation of the Area Offices in Innovation Village. Food and beverages, other than water, are not allowed pool side. Additionally, staff reserves the right to ask persons to leave the pool if they are causing a disturbance. WINDOWS:
Windows are not to be used by residents as an entrance or an exit to units except when directed to do so by emergency personnel. Signs, flags, stickers, design items, pictures, posters, banners, bottles or bottle collections, and similar objects may not be displayed in windows. For safety purposes, items are not to block or impede access or exit to/from the unit. Window coverings of any type (except those issued by the Department of Housing and Residential Life) are prohibited. Students are not permitted to remove and/or tamper with their window screens (University Village only). Windows in Algonquin Hall must remain closed at all times and the window sticker on these windows must remain sealed. Residents are subject to University Housing disciplinary action and fine if window seals are broken. If upon checking in, the window is not properly sealed, it is the responsibility of the resident to contact his or her RA.
FAU STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT: SANCTIONS EDUCATIONAL SANCTIONS: COUNSELING: Attend an Alcohol and Other Drug assessment and meetings sponsored by the staff at the FAU Counseling Center. ATTEND A PROGRAM: Attend a program and write a reflection paper about this experience according to the assignment received by the hearing officer. BULLETIN BOARD: Create a bulletin board in the University Housing community on an assigned topic by the given deadline. COMMUNITY ISSUES PAPER: Write a paper on an assigned topic related to a policy violation. The paper will demonstrate an understanding of the issues and a quality reflection about these issue(s) and/or violation. COMMUNITY WORK: Work on a community project addressing a specific topic and write a reflection paper based on this experience. DUTY SANCTION: Go on a complete set of duty rounds of an assigned area with the Resident Assistant (RA) to observe their job. Keep a detailed log of the observations and write a reflection paper based on this experience. The focus is on the issues which arise and the actual duty round, not the performance of the RA. INTERVIEW SANCTION: Conduct an interview as assigned with a Residential Life Staff Member and write a reflection paper of the interview. PLAN A PROGRAM: Plan a program with an RA and write a reflection paper documenting the program experience. PARENTAL NOTIFICATION POLICY FOR ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG VIOLATIONS The Florida Atlantic University is committed to the success of its students both inside and outside of the classroom. Therefore, it is our goal to maximize students' learning and development, and promote their health, safety and welfare. In this regard, FAU has implemented a Parental Notification policy in compliance with the request of the Florida Board of Governors. The Parental Notification policy permits the University the right to inform parents or guardians when their dependent student (pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code), under the age of 21, has been found in violation of the University Alcoholic Beverages and Drug-Free Environment policy. (a)
In non-emergency situations, parents of dependent students, under the age of 21, will be notified in writing. However, in emergency situations, parents may be notified by an immediate phone call from the Dean for Students or his/her designee. (b) These guidelines do not preclude Parental Notification for other policy violations that may endanger the health, safety and well being of a student or other individuals in the University Community. In addition, Parental Notification may occur in health and safety emergencies regardless of the student's age or dependent status. Students, whose parents are to be notified under these guidelines, will be informed, when possible, before such notification occurs and given an opportunity to initiate contact with their parents.
FAU STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT: SANCTIONS
UNIVERSITY HOUSING SANCTIONS: COMMUNITY DAMAGES: Appropriate oversight of community areas is the responsibility of all residents. Damages which occur in a unit will be charged to the student(s) assigned to the unit. Public area damages will be charged to those identified as responsible. All residents of an area may be held responsible for damages as only residents of an area or guests are allowed in these areas. Public damages not charged to a specific individual may be charged to all residents of a community and divided equally among all community residents. DAMAGE CHARGES: See Community Damages as taken from the Department of Housing and Residential Life Guidebook. The Damage charge is assessed to a resident when the resident is found responsible for damage, vandalism or other destruction to University property. DEFERRED REMOVAL: This sanction provides a resident with a second chance rather than being immediately removed from University Housing. Any further violations of University Housing rules and policies may result in immediate removal of resident from University Housing. INTERIM SUSPENSION FROM UNIVERSITY HOUSING: Immediate temporary removal of a resident from University Housing pending a hearing when it is determined the resident’s continued presence in University Housing constitutes a threat of physical or emotional harm to others or him/herself. During the time of removal, the student is restricted from all areas in and around University Housing and remains financially responsible for the University Housing contract. HOUSING DISCIPLINARY PROBATION: Sanction serving notice to the resident that he/she has been found responsible for a policy or rule violation. The term of Probation will vary depending on the circumstances of the incident. Residents violating Probation are subject to another hearing, additional sanctions or other sanction deemed appropriate. HOUSING DISCIPLINARY WARNING/WRITTEN REPRIMAND: Sanction serving notice to a resident that the resident’s behavior has not met the Department of Housing and Residential Life Standards for Community Living. Future violations of the University Housing contract or policies will result in more severe disciplinary sanctions/actions. RELOCATION: Where appropriate a resident may be moved (transferred) to another room assignment within University Housing to provide a new start in a different area of the University Housing community. Resident must complete all appropriate administrative paperwork as instructed in order to complete the move. REMOVAL/EXPULSION FROM UNIVERSITY HOUSING: Where appropriate the University will terminate a resident’s University Housing contract and permanently remove the resident from University Housing. Removal from University Housing does not relieve the applicant of the financial obligations of the University Housing contract. Any student sanctioned with removal is restricted from all areas in and around University Housing and is subject to arrest for trespass. Removal from housing is considered permanent leaving students ineligible to return to University Housing in future years. SUSPENSION FROM UNIVERSITY HOUSING: Sanction which terminates the resident’s University Housing contract and removes the resident from University Housing for a specified period. The student may apply for readmission to University Housing following the period of suspension. During the time of suspension, the student is restricted from all areas in and around University Housing and will be subject to arrest for trespass. Suspension from University Housing does not relieve the applicant of the financial obligations of the University Housing contract. Any student sanctioned with suspension is restricted from all areas in and around University Housing and is subject to arrest for trespass. OTHER APPROPRIATE ACTION: Any other disciplinary action not specifically set out above, but deemed appropriate. The University may remove the resident if he/she fails to meet the full terms and conditions stated in the University Housing contract or for any violation of University or University Housing rules. Appeals for the outcomes of University Housing Disciplinary Proceedings are heard by the Associate Vice-President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students or designee.
Night Owls Location: Student Union Contact Number: 561-297-6695
Multicultural Affairs Location: Student Services Contact Number: 561-297-3959
University Police Location: Campus operations Contact Number: 561-297-3500
Office of Counseling and Psychological Services Location: Student Services Contact Number: 561-297-3540
Student Government Location: Student Union Contact Number: 561-297-3740
Student Health Center Pharmacy Location: Student Services Contact Number: 561-297-3515/567-297-0072
Dining Services Location: South End of Breezeway Contact Number: 561-297-2041
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Student Location: Student Services Contact Number: 561-297-3542
Career Center Location: Student Support Services Contact Number: 561-297-3533
Student with Disabilities Location: Student Support Services Contact Number: 561-297-3880
Bank Atlantic Location: Breezeway Contact Number: 561-361-2889
Today and Beyond Wellness Location: Student Services Contact Number: 561-297-1048
Registrar’s Office Location: Student Support Services Contact Number: 561-297-3050
Freshman Academic Advising Services Location: Student Support Services Contact Number: 561-297-3132
Financial Aid Location: Student Support Services Contact Number: 561-297-3530
Victims Advocate Location: Breezeway Contact Number: 561-297-0500
Bookstore Location: South End of Breezeway Contact Number: 561-297-3720
Student Involvement and leadership Location: Student Union Contact Number: 561-297-3735
Campus Recreation Location: Recreation and Fitness Center Contact Number: 561-297-3795
Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life Location: Student Union Contact Number: 561-297-3269
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Spring RA Applications Available (Boca Campus)
Parent + Family Weekend
October 14 - 16
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