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Residence Hall Handbook

Residence Hall Handbook

CONTENTS

MISSION STATEMENT 

The Office of Residence Life shall provide technical and operational assistance in a continuing effort to upgrade student living conditions. Provide quality service by maintaining, preserving, and improving the condition of the Residence Halls that house the University’s student population. Provide efficient and effective services, address student concerns and maintain a clean and safe environment in the Residence Halls.

DEPARTMENTAL OVERVIEW and PROCEDURES

Residence Life is an agency of the University that provides residential housing for a mixture of approximately 4,000 students throughout nine Residence Halls. The nine halls comprise of female, male, and co-ed living arrangements. Each Residence Hall is equipped with such amenities as high speed internet access, cable, ResNet computer labs, exercise equipment, vending machines, laundry facilities, and lounge areas.

The Central Office Staff, located in the Office of Residence Life, provides assistance to the Community Director in all administrative capacities pertaining to student housing. If you have questions concerning official housing matters, after consulting your Community Director you may feel free to seek further assistance from central housing staff. The Office of Residence Life’s address is 2401 4 th St. NW, Washington, DC 20059 or you may call (202) 806-6131, between the hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

HOUSING ASSIGNMENTS 

Generally, prospective residents are assigned a housing space prior to check-in. These assignments consist of a room type, corresponding room rate, and a period of occupancy (one academic year, semester, or session). Specific rooms are assigned upon check-in. In some cases, original room types may change at the time of check-in.

Each room has a corresponding rate based on a general room type structure. All assignments and fees are subject to change without notice. Please understand that residents are charged for the type of room they occupy, even if it differs from a prior room assignment. Check with the Community Directory to accurately determine the type of room you are occupying and its corresponding room rate.

The University reserves the right to assign students to rooms based on established housing patterns and on a space availability basis. Students may be assigned to another room within the same hall or transferred to different halls when it is determined to be in the best interest of the student or the University.

Students may be permitted to transfer within a hall, or between halls, if space is available after proper authorization from the Office of Residence Life has been granted.

RSVP

The Room Selection and Verification Plan (RSVP) is a system designed to provide eligible students with an opportunity to request their preferred space in one of the University Residence Halls. All undergraduate students seeking accommodations for the upcoming academic year must participate in RSVP and follow all of the procedures as outlined in the RSVP package, which can be found online at the Office of Residence Life website during the Fall semester. A $200.00 housing deposit is required to be eligible to participate. (The housing deposit fee is subject to change).

An off-campus housing fair is held during the spring semester for students who were unsuccessful in obtaining housing assignments through the RSVP procedure.

TRANSFERS/WITHDRAWALS

Community Directors will receive Inter/Intra-hall forms from the Office of Residence Life. Students must complete the Inter/Intra-hall form by the designated deadline. If a housing change is approved the forms will be forwarded to the Office of Residence Life. All completed forms will be turned into the Office of Residence Life for proper housing fee adjustments. If there are any questions on the amount charged as a result of a room change, contact the Office of Residence Life Billing and Adjustment Supervisor in the Central Housing Office.

Hall or Room Transfer (Continuing Students Only)

The proper check-out procedure must be followed when transfers are made. The Community Director or his/her designee must be notified of the resident’s preferred check-out time after receiving a written statement of verification from the Office of Residence Life. The check-out process consists of either the checking out from a room or a Residence Hall.

Students withdrawing from the Residence Halls must vacate their room within twenty-four (24) hours after withdrawal procedures have been finalized. All personal property and belongings must be removed from the Residence Hall at the time of check-out. The same shall apply in the case of a student who voluntarily withdraws or is suspended from the University. Failure to follow official check-out procedures, constitute a violation of University housing policy.

Students who harbor individuals officially withdrawn from the Residence Hall and/or the University, in their rooms, are in violation of University policy and will be subject to immediate judiciary action and/or dismissal from the Residence Halls.
  

1. RESIDENCE HALLS

Residents should make it a priority to know their Residence Hall Staff.

The Front Desk- The front desk is the central location for addressing resident questions concerning mail, processing maintenance requests, and other general interests. All Residence Hall front desks operate 24 hours per day.

The Lobby Monitor- In addition to front desk staff, a cadre of student lobby monitors is scheduled to check resident’s identification cards. Additionally, lobby monitors check-in University and non-University guests at all times.

The Resident Assistant (R.A.) is an upper-class student who lives in the Residence Hall and supervises residents on an assigned floor. The R.A. plan programs and activities, hold floor meetings, and address roommate situations on their unit and the hall in general. Your assigned R.A. should be one of the first people you contact if you have any problems or concerns.

The Residence Hall Staff Assistant (R.H.S.A.) assists the Community Director with the administration of the Residence Hall. In addition, the R.H.S.A. serves co-equally with the Graduate Assistant in the direct supervision of the Resident Assistant’s (R.A.’s) and all other student staff and leaders within the Residence Hall.

The Graduate Assistant (G.A.) assists the Community Director with the management of the Residence Hall. Graduate Assistants act on behalf of the Community Director in their absence. The G.A. co-equally serves as the direct supervisor of the Resident Assistant’s (R.A.’s) and other student staff and student leaders within the Residence Hall.

The Community Director (C.D.) is responsible for the management and direction of the Residence Hall. The Community Director is responsible for enforcing Residence Life and University policies. Moreover, the Community Directors help students by making appropriate referrals to support offices on campus, as needed. Every effort is put forth by Community Directors to promote academic excellence and personal and social development.

SCHEDULING STAFF  

The Community Director is responsible for the scheduling of staff to work in various shifts within the Residence Hall settings (i.e. front desk, lobby monitors, student staff etc.). The official Residence Hall Check-In times are Monday thru Friday 9am to 4pm. There are no Saturday or Sunday check-in’s without prior written notification to the Community Director of the Residence Hall to which you are assigned. The official New Entrant Move-In process will commence as indicated by the University Calendar, during the fall semester from 8am to 6pm.

MANDATORY MEETINGS  

Residents are required to attend all mandatory meetings. Failure to comply with these meetings may result in loss of visitation as deemed appropriate by the Community Director. Residents will receive notice of mandatory meetings.

PROGRAM/SPACE  

Each Residence Hall is equipped with seminar rooms and/or recreation space. Generally, special program initiatives are sponsored in these locations. If staff/students wish to reserve use of the seminar room or lounge spaces, special reservation forms must be completed and approved by the Community Director. You may inquire at the front desk about room reservations. A nominal fee may be required.

MAIL  

First class mail is delivered Monday through Friday. Packages and special delivery are received at the front desk throughout the week. Students may retrieve their mail and/or packages in accordance with the established hours of the Residence Halls. Notification of packages will be placed in student mailboxes. Proper student identification and signature is required to receive packages. Certain packages are kept at the main post office on the main campus, in the Administration Building at 2400 Sixth Street NW, Washington, DC 20059.

When designated a mailing address, use your full name as registered with the University and your assigned room number, which is in most cases the same as the mailbox number. This approach will help to expedite the sorting of the mail. During the official check-out process, a forwarding mailing address must be filed with the front desk.

INTERCOM (in certain halls)  

Several halls are equipped with an intercom system that provides communication throughout the hall. Particularly, designed to conduct business such as making special announcements to residents and staff of emergencies, special activities, or the conclusion of visitation.

TELEPHONE  

The University Front Desk Staff is not permitted to give out phone numbers or location of their residents. It is the students’ responsibility to provide their family and friends with this information and to keep in contact with them. Although, the front desk may receive important calls from administrative offices on campus, it is the responsibility of the resident to check their mailbox and voicemail daily, for messages.

All rooms are equipped with telephone lines and are activated by the University. Students are responsible for purchasing their own telephone. It is agreed that each resident will become acquainted with policies related to telephone usage.
  

2. RESIDENCE HALL AMENITIES

Each student has a telephone line, Ethernet connection, and access to cable TV.

LAUNDRY FACILITIES/CARD MACHINES  

Each resident must purchase a laundry card in order to operate laundry equipment. These cards may be purchased in the Residence Halls, University Bookstore, and Armor J. Blackburn Center. Remember, students are responsible for personal items at all times.

Washers and dryers are located in the laundry room areas in each building. If a machine is not working properly, please report the problem by calling the laundry repair 800-number posted on the wall first. Next, report the broken equipment to the front desk.

Ironing of clothing should be contained in the laundry room area or other approved designations. See Community Directors for questions concerning approved ironing locations.

CAFETERIA/STORES (certain halls)

There is a cafeteria and mini-store in Bethune Annex and a mini-store only in Meridian Hill Hall. The hours of operation of these food outlets vary, and are posted in the respective halls. These food operations are approved by the Office of Auxiliary Services.

VENDING MACHINCE SERVICE

Each resident hall has a vending machine area. The machines are stocked with an assortment of food and drinks and are re-stocked weekly. The vending area is available to residents 24 hours per day. Regular U.S. currency is required.

MICRO-FRIDGE SERVICE

A micro-fridge station is set up in each building during the week of Fall Semester check-in. Students must go to the designated station only after they have received their room assignment and their room telephone number. A micro-fridge will be delivered to the students’ officially assigned room.

Micro-fridges are not delivered during the check-in period. Micro-fridge deliveries begin one week after the check-in period. The cost of a micro-fridge rental is $140.00 per academic year and the bill is posted on the student’s account.

All students must submit an official micro-fridge request form by the designated deadline. (Call the Micro-fridge Office at (202) 806-7964 for deadline information). Forms may be picked up at the Micro-fridge Office located in Room 142 of the Harriet Tubman Quadrangle or the Central Office of Residence Life front desk.

COMPUTER LABS (ResNet)

A ResNet computer lab is located in each resident hall. The computer lab is supervised and staffed by Information Systems and Services (ISAS). Residents are allowed to utilize the labs during normal operating hours. There is a staff person on site to assist students with computer services concerns. The computer labs offer to students, internet access and various program applications to assist them with their academic studies. All rules and regulations governing the ResNet lab must bestrictly followed.

KITCHENS

Several of the halls have kitchenettes for residents use only. When utilizing the kitchenettes, it is the responsibility of residents to clean up after each use. Failure to keep the kitchenette area neat and clean could jeopardize its continued availability.

TV ROOM/LOUNGE

There are television rooms and lounges located in each hall. Some halls have a separate television and lounge area. These areas are utilized for various functions and therefore have hours of operation and blackout times per the discretion of the Community Director, based on special needs of the residents and guests. Removal of furniture is strictly prohibited.

PARKING

There are very few parking spaces available for residents who live in the Residence Hall. Although space is limited, students can apply for parking through the Office of Parking Enforcement located in the Mordecai Wyatt Johnson Administration building (the “A-building”). The University Parking Office can be reached at (202) 806-2000.

Should you secure a parking space on or near the campus, always be mindful of your surroundings at all times. Do not leave valuables in your car in plain view. Should your Residence Hall be surrounded by on-street parking, you may wish to apply for a residential parking zone permit by contacting the District of Columbia Department of Transportation.
  

3. HOUSEKEEPING & MAINTENANCE

HOUSEKEEPING – The Environmental Management Staff, headed by an Environmental Supervisor, is responsible for providing clean and attractive surroundings for residents. Environmental Management maintains all common areas, leaving residents responsible for the care and cleanliness of their own room and/or suite.

MAINTENANCE – In addition, this office is also responsible for insuring that necessary repairs are made in the building. The in-house staff handles plumbing and electrical problems. The University’s Physical Facilities Management (PFM) Department makes major repairs. In emergency situations, repairs are made as soon as possible, although some situations may take longer than others.

Damages or items in need of repair are to be reported to the front desk immediately. A Maintenance Request Form must be completed to describe the type of problem and the location in the room or public area where the problem exists. If the problem is not attended to, please inquire at the front desk for further assistance.

MAINTENANCE REQUEST FORM – The Maintenance Request Form is vitally important to resolving maintenance issues. Residents are requested to report all maintenance concerns on ResQuick Fix Maintenance Request Form which is online whenever a plumbing, electrical, air conditioning, heating, etc. issue arises. This form serves as a tracking ticket to identify repeated problems and to categorize extent of maintenance problems.

EXTERMINATION

Extermination services are available once a week in all Residence Halls. Students may request extermination services by completing a Maintenance Request Form (ResQuick Fix.)

Requests for extermination should be submitted according to the guidelines established for your respective Residence Hall.

MAINTENANCE

In addition, this office is also responsible for insuring that necessary repairs are made in the buildings. The in-house staff handles general plumbing and electrical problems, while the University’s Physical Facilities Management (PFM) Department makes major repairs. In most situations, repairs are made as soon as possible, although some situations may take longer than others due to a variety of reasons. We make emergency repairs immediately to alleviate any problems within the facilities that may cause health or safety concerns.

In addition, any damages or items in need of repair are to be reported to the front desk immediately. A Maintenance Request Form must be completed to describe the type of problem and the location in the room or public area where the problem exists. If the problem is not attended to your satisfaction, please inquire at the front desk for further assistance.

TRASH REMOVAL

Place all garbage (preferably in plastic bags) in the trashcans/chutes located on each floor. Keep the trash in the trashcan/chute to prevent bug, insect, and rodent infestation. If the trashcan/chute is full, take your trash to the nearest trash receptacle or trash chute. Remember, rodents are only a few feet away from where they are being fed.
  

4. SAFETY & SECURITY

SAFETY

As for safety in and around campus, the Campus Police holds seminars and advises the student body on various precautions to take while on campus and in the city.

Statements regarding security are not intended to cause undue alarm. It is known that criminal activity in our society is prevalent. Large cities are especially vulnerable. The suggestions made are only those for which the student would need to exercise as a member of any community. As such is the case, please refrain from propping open Emergency Exit Doors, doors to stairwells, etc. This is a safety and security risk for all residents in the building.

Any resident who feels that his/her rights have been violated, can register a complaint against the violator(s) by reporting infractions to the staff of the Residence Hall, for the purpose of submitting an Incident Report to the Community Director.

Residence Halls are equipped with the necessary safety and security hardware – all front doors are kept locked and each student is issued a Howard University Capstone Card activated for respective halls. Room keys are issued to each resident. All residents must present a valid Howard University Capstone Card upon entry to the hall at all times or when asked by a University official.

In the final analysis, each student must give concern to his/her own safety and protection and refrain from careless actions that could jeopardize his/her safety and that of their fellow residents and staff. In this regard, each student is cautioned to keep their room keys with them at all times and must not lend or duplicate room keys or give their Identification Card for use by anyone.

REPORTING OF INCIDENTS

Reporting of any unusual/disruptive incidents should be reported immediately to the front desk. Assistance cannot be provided unless you notify the front desk. The only way problems are solved is that you provide the necessary facts surrounding the incident. Additionally, you will be called upon by staff to complete a written statement describing the incident. This involves the who, what, where, when, time, and general description of the incident.

ACCESS CONTROL

The Access Control System is installed at Residence Hall door entrances to control traffic flow. The access cards are not transferable and may not be duplicated. Students who lose access cards are liable for replacement charges. Any misuse of the access card could lead to dismissal from the Residence Hall.

CAPSTONE IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM (CIDS)

The CIDS identification system monitors and confirms the residency of students living in University campus housing. The CIDS serves to reinforce existing security structures. Students must cooperate by presenting their Capstone Cards for proper verification.

PERSONAL PROPERTY

One’s belongings must be the “number one priority” of each individual resident.

Remember the following guidelines:

  • The University is NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS of personal property in any building or on any part of the campus, whether the loss occurs by theft, fire, or otherwise.
  • Lock room/suite door each time you leave your room- even for a few minutes and also while you sleep at night.
  • Secure insurance on your personal belongings. Check with your parents to ascertain that your belongings are covered under your family’s insurance policy. If not, insurance applications for supplemental insurance are available in the Central Office of Residence Life.
  • Do not bring valuables, such as expensive jewelry, furs, stereos, televisions, photographic equipment etc., to the Residence Hall. Please remember that, should you insist upon bringing such items, you will be doing so AT YOUR OWN RISK. Costly items must be kept out of plain view at all times. Guests including guests of roommates/suitemates should not be privy to the location of expensive items.
  • Protecting your personal belongings is your responsibility. The front desk is prohibited from holding or storing personal property.
  • Follow visitation guidelines and encourage roommates/suitemates to do the same.

SAFETY INSPECTION AND MEETINGS

The Office of Residence Life requires regularly scheduled safety inspections and meetings in each Residence Hall. The inspections are designed to examine the general condition of student rooms and public areas to insure that safety guidelines are met. The safety inspection team will specifically look for hot plates, electrical fryers, large sized refrigerators, small ovens, and other cooking appliances that are strictly prohibited in student rooms.

BISON WATCH

Bison Watch is a peer group of students who serve to reinforce safety rules in the various Residence Halls. These students wear distinctive uniforms and patrol the building to check emergency doors and other potentially vulnerable points of the building.

CAMPUS POLICE /CAMPUS BLUE LIGHT SYSTEM
(Monitoring of Residence Hall)

The Howard University Campus Police makes regular visits to the Residence Halls continually throughout a 24-hour period. Campus police respond to emergency calls made by Residence Hall staff.

The campus is equipped with a blue light safety system to make accessible a call box located at various points on the campus.

DRUGS AND WEAPONS

The Office of Residence Life has a zero tolerance policy concerning students found to be in the possession of, or using, weapons and/or illegal drugs. The presence of drugs of any sort, or weapons, in a student’s room constitutes possession for these purposes. Students found to be in possession of or using, weapons or illegal drugs will be required to vacate University housing immediately without the possibility for housing privileges in University housing ever again. Additionally, such students will face other sanctions including disciplinary actions and possible police action. In such cases, no adjustments or refunds will be allowed against room charges.

FIRE DRILLS

Fire drills are held routinely in the Residence Halls. Howard University must comply with the fire and safety code of the District of Columbia. Therefore, it is very important that all students comply with scheduled fire drills so that in the event of an emergency the response will be effective and appropriate. Participation in all fire drills in your Residence Hall is MANDATORY. Students failing to participate in a fire drill will be dismissed from the Residence Hall and possibly fined per the ordinance or regulation of the District of Columbia.

EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT is used for safety purposes only. Any tampering with emergency apparatuses such as fire extinguishers, fire alarms and systems, and disconnecting smoke detectors is a crime, punishable by law and grounds for immediate eviction from all Residence Halls and/or Howard University.
   

5. VISITATION POLICY

VISITATION GUIDELINES

In order to promote and maintain a positive, supportive, living and learning environment, the Residence Hall staff will enforce limited visitation hours. Visitation hours for the Residence Halls are established by the Office of Residence Life and are intended for academic and healthy socializing. Visitation is not designed for overnight co-habitation. During certain times visitation is suspended, (i.e. Thanksgiving, final examinations, and Spring Break). Normal Residence Hall visitation hours are: 12 noon- 12 midnight, Sunday through Thursday and 12 noon- 2:00a.m., Friday and Saturday.

CO-EDUCATIONAL VISITATION

Student participants in the Co-educational Visitation Program acknowledge and accept personal responsibility for acquainting themselves with University and Residence Hall Guidelines for Co-educational Visitation.

  • Introduction of unauthorized non-residents into the Residence Halls is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to individuals dismissed from the University and/or the Residence Hall. The student further agrees to strictly adhere to established University and Residence Hall policies in this regard, and understands that violation of these policies invokes judiciary action and/or immediate dismissal from the Residence Halls.
  • Students participating in co-educational visitation understand that there is no overnight visitation and that students who keep visitors in their bedroom overnight are in violation of the regulation, and the spirit of co-educational visitation. Students with roommates shall limit visitors to hours jointly agreed upon. The student understands and agrees that violation of this policy invokes judicial action and/or immediate dismissal from the Residence Halls.
  • The Residence Halls DO NOT have twenty-four (24) hour visitation with the exception of the Howard Plaza Towers East & West, and Mays Hall.

POLICY FOR 24-HOUR VISITATION

Howard University Howard Plaza Towers West residents will be allowed overnight privileges for 24-hour visitation. Residents may have only (1) one overnight guest who must be a Howard University student.

Residents must have a written agreement with their roommate(s) for overnight guests and must notify the Property Manager, Building Coordinator or Student Assistant of their agreement. This written agreement must be signed by all suitemates with any guest stipulations that will be included in the agreement. If there is not a written agreement on file, the room will not be allowed 24-hour visitation.

Overnight guests must be received at the front desk before MIDNIGHT, Sunday through Thursday, and must depart the residence hall by NOON the following day. However, on weekends there are no check-in time restrictions for overnight guests.

*Please note that CO-HABITATION is not allowed within the residence halls for any student. The 24-hour visitation policy does not replace this policy; no student may live or reside within a residence hall without a room assignment.

The Campus Escort is available in the event that a student must return to his or her residence hall during the following hours:

Sunday – Thursday: Midnight to 7am

Friday – Saturday: 3am to 7am

Howard University student guest(s) must check in with their HU photo ID at the front desk and must be escorted by the resident host. Both the resident and guest must retrieve their HU photo ID from the front desk prior to leaving the building. When the resident host leaves, the guest must leave too.

The Residence Halls are officially closed for the Winter Break and at the end of the Spring Semester. (Check the current University calendar for dates). Make plans to leave the building, a day or two, before these dates. Have a pleasant stay.

EXTENDED VISITATION POLICY

Requests for special Extended Visitation must be submitted to the Residence Hall Community Director, one week prior to the arrival of the guest. Visitation must be approved before the guest is scheduled to arrive.

To insure the safety and security of all Howard University residents and their guests, the following guidelines must be adhered to:

  • All residents must sign guests in and out of the Residence Halls.
  • Residents are limited to two (2) guests per visit.
  • Residents and guests must leave a valid picture ID card (Residents must leave a HU Capstone Card) at the time of sign in. Proper or valid identification for guests consists of the following: State Issued Driver’s License or Identification Card, Military ID, Current Student ID, or International Driver’s Licenses (used for identification purposes only).
  • The resident must meet their visitors in the lobby.
  • Guests must be escorted at all times by the host resident.
  • Residents will be held fully responsible for the conduct of their guest(s). If a resident does not feel their guest(s) can act responsibly, said individuals are not permitted to be signed in.
  • Residents and guests must be properly dressed at all times. Bathrobes, negligees, “wife beaters”, underclothes, etc. are not permitted.
  • Children are not allowed beyond the lobby area without first completing release documentation and approval of the Community Director.
  • At the end of guest’s visit, residents must accompany their guest(s) back to the front desk to receive their ID cards. Residents are responsible for arranging transportation for their guest(s) prior to the end of visitation. Residents and their guests are allowed to stay in the building until such time that transportation arrives, although there is NO LOITERING in the building or the courtyard after visitation has ended and the guest has been signed-out.
  • No ID’s will be given to guests without the presence of the resident who signed-in the guest.
  • At no time are unaccompanied non-residents admitted into the living areas of the building without the host present.

If a resident is found in violation of any of these visitation guidelines, the resident will face official Residence Hall actions which could lead to losing visitation privileges and/or eviction from the Residence Hall.

Non-residents or non-student violators of visitation privileges are subject to arrest on charges of trespassing by Howard University Campus Police and/or the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department.

QUIET HOURS

The Residence Halls operate on a “24-hour Quiet Policy”. In maintaining respect for a neighbors’ desire to sleep, study, etc., it is MANDATORY that music and other noises are kept to a minimum at all times. Room parties and loud music/instruments are strictly prohibited. This is a living and learning environment (if the noise supersedes the confines of one’s room, the resident is in violation). Loud noises and music are prohibited in front of or around the building. Residents found in violation of the aforementioned policy are subject to having the music/instrument confiscated and possibly face a fine.

LOCKOUTS

As responsible individuals, it is asked that the residents keep their keys with them at all times. In the event that you are in need of a lockout, please report to the front desk of the Residence Hall. Lockouts are performed by the R.A.’s on-call. Lockouts are $5.00 and will be charged to your student account.
   

6. STUDENT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT & ACTIVITIES

RESIDENCE HALL COUNCIL

Residents are expected to follow University and Residence Hall guidelines and to govern themselves accordingly. Each Residence Hall elects a Residence Hall Council at the start of the academic year. The Hall Council serves in an advisory role as an integral part of the Residence Hall operation. Council members must give leadership to fostering a healthy living environment and setting the image and spirit of the Residence Hall. The group supports programming efforts, gives input into rule changes and expresses the sentiments of hall residents. The Council leadership includes the office of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Floor Representatives.

JUDICIARY BOARD

Similarly to the Residence Hall Council, a Student Judiciary Board consisting of hall residents is stablished to hear non-serious infractions committed by their peers. Judiciary Board members hear the cases brought to them by the Community Director.

The structure of the in-hall Judiciary Board consists of a prosecutor and defense team. The accused has the right to hear all charges and to present counter evidence to enlighten the hearing committee. The Residence Hall Judiciary Board can recommend to the Community Director and the Dean, sanctions such as revoking visitation privileges, community service projects, etc. or they can recommend that the matter be handled by the University Judiciary for graver penalties. The Judiciary Board Leadership Council consists of Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Prosecutor, Public Defender, and Recording Secretary.

ROOMMATE CONTRACT

Students are required to complete the Roommate Contract to avoid conflicts and misunderstandings resulting from differences of opinion. Usually a change of room is not the first option. Students are encouraged to try to adjust to the new living situation by making a concerted effort to work towards a decent and fair living arrangement.

RESIDENCE HALL ACTIVITIES

Each academic year, Residence Hall Staff sponsor a variety of “out-of-class” programs for residents. These include seminars, community service projects, discussion groups, and many more activities. All residents are encouraged to share their ideas and talents in developing hall programs. Do not be shy, get involved!

  • RESFEST
  • Haunted Hilltop
  • Homecoming Decoration
  • Project Give-Back
  • Ladies of the Quad (L.O.Q.)
  • Gentlemen of Drew (G.O.D.)