Residence Hall Regulations

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. For more information, see Residence Hall Community Standards – A Guide to Residence Hall Regulations.

Fire Related Regulations

Policy# Violation Recommended Sanction - Actual sanction will depend on severity of incident and progressive discipline model
RH1A Arson

Residence Hall Dismissal; College Suspension/Expulsion; Legal Action; Fines; Restitution

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 smoke/fire detector: 1st Offense: mandatory room change or $50 fine payable within 24 hours or 24 hour Residence Hall ban; 2nd Offense: Residence Hall Dismissal
RH1C Intentional failure to leave a building during alarm Safety Probation; Residence Hall Dismissal; Legal Action; Educational Sanction; Fine
RH1D Negligently jeopardizing fire safety including operation of fire equipment Probation; Work Assignment; Residence Hall Dismissal
RH1E False fire alarm - unknown malicious activation $5 fine for all residents in building
RH1F Negligent activation Warning; letter of apology to Utica Fire Department; Probation; 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 or materials Confiscation; Residence Hall Dismissal; College Suspension/Expulsion; Legal Action; Fine for applicable damage/remediation.

 

Alcohol & Cannabis Violations

***ALCOHOL & DRUG RELATED VIOLATIONS MAY RESULT IN PARENTAL/GUARDIAN NOTIFICATION***

Policy# Violation Recommended Sanction - Actual sanction will depend on severity of incident and progressive discipline model
RH2A Storage, consumption, or possession of any alcoholic beverage in room or on Dormitory Corporation property

1st Offense - Probation and Mandatory Alcohol Education 

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 and Mandatory Alcohol Education 

2nd Offense - Residence Hall 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 Recommended Sanction - Actual sanction will depend on severity of incident and progressive discipline model
RH2F             Storage, use, or possession of any cannabis in room or on Dormitory Corporation property 1st Offense - Probation and Mandatory Education 

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 cannabis was used

1st Offense - Probation and Mandatory Education 

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

Warning; Residence Hall Dismissal

RH2J Quality of Life Violation: an odor of cannabis 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 Recommended Sanction - Actual sanction will depend on severity of incident and progressive discipline model
RH3 Deliberately creating any mess or property damage Restitution; Community Service; Probation; Residence Hall Dismissal
RH4 Reckless/Negligent/Accidental damage Restitution; Residence Hall Dismissal
RH5 Improper disposal of garbage $10 fine; Community Service; Educational Sanction

 

Room Code Violations

Policy # Violation Recommended Sanction - Actual sanction will depend on severity of incident and progressive discipline model
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 or other item Fine ($25 per microwave, $10 per other) and confiscation; Probation
RH9 Exceeding maximum room occupancy Warning; Revocation of Privileges

 

Miscellaneous Policies

Policy # Violation Recommended Sanction - Actual sanction will depend on severity of incident and progressive discipline model
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; Warning; Fine
RH12 Athletic activity in the Residence Halls Warning; Fine; Probation
RH13 Fireworks/smoke bombs Confiscation; Probation; Residence Hall Dismissal
RH14 Throwing any object out window or over balcony; removing/raising screen Community Service; 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; Restitution for damage
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 - Residence Hall Dismissal
RH18 Failure to recycle $10 fine; Educational Sanction
RH19 Loaning/borrowing keys or proximity card 1st Offense-Warning,
2nd  Offense-Probation,
3rd Offense- Residence Hall Dismissal
RH20 Quiet hours violation 1st Offense –  Warning - verbal/written
2nd Offense - Written Warning; Fine; Community Service; 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
Restitution: Restitution for any loss that occurs due to violation.
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.

Restitution: Restitution for any loss that occurs due to violation.

RH22 Present in opposite sex bathroom Warning; Privilege Revocation; 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; Residence Hall Dismissal
RH25 Unauthorized room change 1st Offense - Return to original room, 2nd Offense-Probation
RH26 Guest/visitor pass violation 1st Offense- Warning; Revocation of Privilege; subsequent violations - Warning; Revocation of Privilate, Probation; Residence Hall Dismissal
* See COVID-19 Policies for interim COVID-19 sanctioning guidelines.
RH27 Gambling Warning; Probation; Residence Hall Dismissal; Legal Action
RH28 Unauthorized access Warning; Educational Sanction:
Probation; Residence Hall Dismissal
RH29 Disruptive Act Warning; Educational sanction; Probation; Residence Hall Dismissal