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Residence Hall Rules

SUMMARY OF RESIDENCE HALL RULES

* Residence hall students are also held accountable for all previously listed campus regulations

Policy #ViolationTypical Sanctions
1
Assault/physical altercation; intent to do bodily harm
Residence hall dismissal, college suspension/expulsion, legal action
2
Physical altercation; spontaneous, violent physical reaction
Probation, residence hall dismissal, required mediation, college suspension/expulsion, legal action
3
Threats - any verbal/written/electronic threat to person or property
Warning, residence hall dismissal, college suspension/expulsion, legal action
4
Lewd actions
Probation, residence hall dismissal, college suspension/expulsion
5
Weapon/explosive/ flammables
Residence hall dismissal, college suspension/expulsion, legal action
5A
Unauthorized legal item that is prohibited from Residence Halls
Probation, Residence hall dismissal, college suspension/expulsion
6
Harassment - verbal or written; cyber-bullying, unauthorized recording of another person or broadcasting/streaming private information without
authorization
Warning, restrictive measures, residence hall or college suspension/expulsion, legal action
7
Theft
Residence hall dismissal, college suspension/expulsion, legal action, restitution
8
Verbal altercation
Warning, required mediation, restrictive measures, residence hall dismissal
 FIRE 
9A
Bomb threat
Residence hall dismissal, college suspension/expulsion, legal action, fines
9B
Arson
Residence hall dismissal, college suspension/expulsion, legal action, fines
9C
Deliberately activating, disabling or tampering with any part of the fire alarm system; jeopardizing fire safety
Residence hall dismissal, college suspension/expulsion, legal action, fines
9D
Intentional failure to leave a building during alarm
Residence hall dismissal, college dismissal, legal action, fines
9E
Negligently jeopardizing fire safety including operation of fire equipment
Probation, referral for work assignment, residence hall dismissal
9F
False fire alarm – malicious activation by unknown person
$5 fine for all residents in building
9G
Negligent activation
Warning, letter of apology to Utica Fire Department, residence hall dismissal
9H
Accidental fire alarm
Letters of apology to residents and Utica Fire Department
9I
Opening a fire exit when no emergency exists
Warning, probation
9J
Possession of flammable/ combustible/dangerous chemicals
Confiscation, residence hall dismissal, college suspension/expulsion, legal action
 

Alcohol- and drug-related violations may result in parental notification for students under 21

 
10A
Storage, consumption, or possession of any alcoholic beverage in room or on exterior residence hall area
1st Offense - probation, mandatory alcohol education class
2nd Offense - Residence hall dismissal
10B
Participation in an alcohol violation from a common source (i.e. a keg) or an equivalent amount of alcohol (per discretion of Conduct Officer).
Probation, residence hall dismissal
10C
Selling/purchasing alcoholic beverages to minors
Residence hall dismissal, legal action
10D
In a room where alcohol is present
1st Offense - probation, mandatory alcohol education class
2nd Offense - Residence hall dismissal
10E
Possession of empty alcohol containers
Warning, probation, residence hall dismissal
10F
Possible alcohol/drug overdose, requiring staff assistance. (*Non-good Samaritan or Amnesty.)
Warning, mandatory alcohol education, residence hall dismissal
11A
Possessing, selling or using illegal substance, including pharmaceutical drugs without a prescription/improper use
Residence hall dismissal, college suspension/expulsion
11B
In a room where drugs are present
Residence hall dismissal, college suspension/expulsion
11C
Possession of drug paraphenalia
Probation, residence hall dismissal
12A
Deliberately creating any mess or property damage
Restitution, work assignment, probation, residence hall dismissal
12B
Accidental damage
Restitution
12C
Improper disposal of garbage
$10 fine, work assignment
 Room Code Violations 
13A
Furniture obstructing view of all beds
Warning, fine, probation
13B
Re-positioning/removal of ceiling tiles or hanging items from ceiling
Warning, fine, probation
13C
Unauthorized equipment
Fine ($25 per microwave, $10 per other) and confiscation, probation
13D
Exceeding maximum room occupancy
Warning, revocation of privileges
 Miscellaneous Policies 
14
Possession of stolen public property (i.e. street signs)
Confiscation without notification, warning, residence hall dismissal, legal action
15
Unauthorized pets
Removal of pets, fine
16
Athletic activity in the Residence Halls
Warning, fine, probation
17
Fireworks/smoke bombs
Confiscation, probation, residence hall dismissal, legal action
18
Throwing any object out window or over balcony; removing/raising screen
Work assignment, room reassignment, probation, residence hall dismissal
19
Jumping/leaning out window or over balcony; climbing onto a roof
Probation, residence hall dismissal
20
Moving common area furniture into student rooms; exchanging furnishings between rooms
Fine, warning, return of items
21A
Candles and incense (possession)
1st Offense - warning
2nd Offense - $10 fine
21B
Candles and incense (burning)
1st Offense - $15 fine
2nd Offense - Dismissal
22
Failure to recycle
$10 fine, educational sanction
23
Loaning/borrowing keys or proximity card
Warning, probation, dismissal
24
Quiet hours violation
1st Offense - Warning; verbal/written
2nd Offense - Written warning/fine/work assignment/room re-assignment
3rd Offense - Probation. Subsequent violations result in more severe sanctions
25
Providing access to residence halls for anyone other than your own guests
Warning, educational sanction, probation, residence hall dismissal
26
Tampering or propping entrance doors
Educational sanction, probation, residence hall dismissal
27
Present in opposite sex bathroom
Warning, privilege revocation, residence hall probation
28
Not cooperating with staff
Warning, educational sanction, probation, residence hall dismissal
29
Smoking in residence halls or smoking unauthorized cigarettes outside
1st Offense - $10 fine
2nd Offense - $15 fine
3rd Offense - Probation, dismissal
30
Unauthorized room change
Return to original room assignment, fine, work assignment, probation
31
Guest/visitor pass violation
1st Offense- Warning, loss of privilege; subsequent violations - residence hall dismissal
32
Gambling
Warning, dismissal, legal action
33
Unauthorized access
Warning, educational sanction,
probation, residence hall dismissal

 

FIRE RELATED VIOLATIONS

Policy#ViolationRecommended Range
of Sanctions
9ABomb ThreatResidence hall dismissal, college dismissal, legal action, fines
9BArsonResidence hall dismissal, college dismissal, legal action, fines
9CDeliberately activating, disable, or tampering with any part of the fire alarm system; jeopardizing fire safetyResidence hall dismissal, college dismissal, legal action, fines
9DIntentional failure to leave a building during alarmResidence hall dismissal, college dismissal, legal action, fines
9ENegligently jeopardizing fire safety including operation of fire equipmentProbation, referral for work assignment, residence hall dismissal
9FFalse fire alarm - malicious activation$5 fine for all residents in building
9GNegligent activationWarning, letter of apology to Utica Fire Department, residence hall dismissal
9HAccidental fire alarmLetters of apology to residents and Utica Fire Department
9IOpening a fire exit when no emergency existsWarning, probation
9JPossession of flammable/combustible/dangerous chemicalsConfiscation, residence hall dismissal, college dismissal, legal action

 

ALCOHOL & DRUG RELATED VIOLATIONS MAY RESULT IN PARENTAL NOTIFICATION FOR STUDENTS UNDER 21

 

Policy#ViolationRecommended Range of Sanctions
10AStorage, consumption, or possession of any alcoholic beverage in room or on Dormitory Corporation property

1st Offense - probation, mandatory alcohol education class

2nd Offense - dismissal

10BParticipation in an alcohol violation from a common source (i.e. a keg) or an equivalent amount of alcohol (per discretion of Conduct Officer).Probation, residence hall dismissal
10CSelling/purchasing alcoholic beverages to minors

Residence hall dismissal, legal action

10DIn a room where alcohol is present

1st Offense - probation, mandatory alcohol education class

2nd Offense - dismissal

10EPossession of empty alcohol containersWarning, probation
10FPossible alcohol/drug overdose, requiring staff assistanceWarning, mandatory substance abuse education, residence hall dismissal
11APossessing, selling or using any illegal substance, including pharmaceutical drugs without a prescriptionResidence hall dismissal, college dismissal
11Bin a room where drugs are presentResidence hall dismissal, college dismissal
11CPossession of drug paraphernaliaProbation, dismissal