SUMMARY OF RESIDENCE HALL RULES

Judicial Procedures, including appeal process, will follow the procedures in the College Code of Conduct. ** Residence hall students are also held accountable for all General College Regulations, as they appear on the Code of Conduct.

FIRE RELATED VIOLATIONS

Policy# Violation Recommended Range
of Sanctions
RH1A Arson

Residence hall dismissal, college dismissal, legal action, fines.

RH1B Deliberately activating, disabling, covering or tampering with any part of the fire alarm system; jeopardizing fire safety Subject to Residence Hall Dismissal & Legal Action. Covering a room smoke detector; mandatory room change or $50 fine payable within 24 hours or 24 hour Resident Hall ban.
RH1C Intentional failure to leave a building during alarm Safety Probation dismissal, legal action, educational sanction, fines.
RH1D Negligently jeopardizing fire safety including operation of fire equipment Probation, referral for work assignment, residence hall dismissal
RH1E False fire alarm - malicious activation $5 fine for all residents in building
RH1F Negligent activation Warning, letter of apology to Utica Fire Department, residence hall dismissal
RH1G Accidental fire alarm Letters of apology to residents and Utica Fire Department
RH1H Opening a fire exit when no emergency exists Warning, probation
RH1I Possession of flammable/ combustible/dangerous chemicals Confiscation, residence hall dismissal, college dismissal, legal action

 

ALCOHOL & DRUG RELATED VIOLATIONS MAY RESULT IN PARENTAL NOTIFICATION

FOR STUDENTS UNDER 21.  DRUGS OTHER THAN ALCOHOL AND MARIJUANA FALL UNDER COLLEGE REGULATION CR#8

Alcohol & Marijuana Violations

Policy# Violation Recommended Range
of Sanctions
RH2A Storage, consumption, or possession of any alcoholic beverage in room or on Dormitory Corporation property

1st Offense - probation, mandatory alcohol education class

2nd Offense - Residence Hall Dismissal

Note: Incidents involving mass quantity may result in greater sanctions.

RH2B Selling/distributing/purchasing alcoholic beverages to minors Residence Hall Dismissal, Legal action
RH2C In a location where alcohol is present

1st Offense - probation, mandatory alcohol education class

2nd Offense - dismissal

RH2D Possession of empty alcohol containers Warning, probation
RH2E Possible alcohol/drug overdose, requiring staff assistance (*Non-good Samaritan or Amnesty) Warning, mandatory substance abuse education, residence hall dismissal

 

 
Policy#  Violation Reccommended Range of Sanction
RH2F             Storage, use, or possession of any marijuana in room or on Dormitory Corporation property 1st Offense - probation, mandatory education class

2nd Offense - Residence Hall Dismissal

Note: Incidents involving quantity greater than 12 grams will result in Residence Hall Dismissal.  Possible Legal Action.
RH2G Packaging materials or equipment that indicates sale or distribution Residence Hall Dismissal. Possible Legal Action.
RH2H In a location where marijuana was used

1st Offense - probation, mandatory education class

2nd Offense - Residence Hall Dismissal

Note: Incidents involving quantity greater than 12 grams will result in Residence Hall Dismissal.  Possible Legal Action.

RH2I Drug paraphernalia

Probation - Residence Hall Dismissal

RH2J Quality of Life Violation: an odor of marijuana in the Residence Halls that impacts the quality of life for other residents                                    Probation - Residence Hall Dismissal

 

Care and Use of Property Related

Policy # Violation Typical Sanctions
RH3 Deliberately creating any mess or property damage Restitution, work assignment, probation, residence hall dismissal
RH4 Reckless/Negligent/Accidental damage Restitution
RH5 Improper disposal of garbage $10 fine, work assignment, educational sanction

 

Room Code Violations

Policy # Violation Typical Sanctions
RH6 Furniture obstructing view of all beds Warning, fine, probation
RH7 Re-positioning/removal of ceiling tiles or hanging items from ceiling Warning, fine, probation
RH8 Unauthorized equipment Fine ($25 per microwave, $10 per other) and confiscation, probation
RH9 Exceeding maximum room occupancy Warning, revocation of privileges

 

Miscellaneous Policies

Policy # Violation Typical Sanctions
RH10 Possession of stolen public property (i.e. street signs) Confiscation without notification, warning, residence hall dismissal, legal action
RH11 Unauthorized pets Removal of pets, fine
RH12 Athletic activity in the Residence Halls Warning, fine, probation
RH13 Fireworks/smoke bombs Confiscation, probation, residence hall dismissal, legal action
RH14 Throwing any object out window or over balcony; removing/raising screen Work assignment, room reassignment, probation, residence hall dismissal
RH15 Jumping/leaning out window or over balcony; climbing onto a roof; entering or exiting through a room window Probation, residence hall dismissal
RH16 Moving common area furniture into student rooms; exchanging furnishings between rooms Fine, warning, return of items
RH17A Candles and incense (possession) 1st Offense - warning
2nd Offense - $10 fine
RH17B Candles and incense (burning) 1st Offense - $15 fine
2nd Offense - Dismissal
RH18 Failure to recycle $10 fine, educational sanction
RH19 Loaning/borrowing keys or proximity card 1st Offense-Warning,
2nd  Offense-Probation,
3rd Offense- Dismissal
RH20 Quiet hours violation 1st Offense – Written warning; verbal/written
2nd Offense - Written warning/fine/work assignment/room re-assignment
3rd Offense - Probation. Subsequent violations result in more severe sanctions
RH21A Providing access to residence halls for anyone other than your own guests 1st Offense-Warning, educational sanction,
2nd Offense-Probation,
3rd Offense-Residence hall dismissal.
RH21B Tampering or propping entrance doors 1st Offense-Educational sanction,
2nd Offense -Probation,
3rd Offense- Residence hall dismissal. Must pay for any entrance damage, if any.
RH22 Present in opposite sex bathroom Warning, privilege revocation, residence hall probation
RH23 Not cooperating with staff Warning, educational sanction, probation, residence hall dismissal
RH24 Violation of Tobacco Free Campus Policy - *In Residence Hall Room.  Exterior violations follow College sanctioning guidelines. 1st Offense - $10 fine
2nd Offense - $15 fine
3rd Offense - Probation, dismissal
RH25 Unauthorized room change 1st Offense-Return to original room,  2nd Offense-Probation
RH26 Guest/visitor pass violation 1st Offense- Warning, loss of privilege; subsequent violations - residence hall dismissal
RH27 Gambling Warning, dismissal, legal action
RH28 Unauthorized access Warning, educational sanction,
probation, residence hall dismissal
RH29 Disruptive Act Warning, educational sanction, probation, residence hall dismissal