RA Training
University Policies
Fall 2013
Code of Citizenship
Therefore, each student shall…
 be honest at all times.
 respect the rights of all people, especiall...
Code of Citizenship
 Every student has a degree of responsibility for and to the
University community. Therefore, when a ...
Visitation Policies
 A guest is defined as anyone
who does not live in that
residence (even if they live in
another AU re...
Visitation Policies-Overnight guests
 Guests must be the same gender
as the host (unless s/he is a
sibling under the age ...
Quiet Hours
 Each resident is obliged to maintain an environment
conducive to studying and sleeping therefore courtesy
ho...
Electrical Appliances
 Items with the underwriters Seal
of Approval are permitted in
rooms: radios, stereos, televisions,...
Fire Safety
 All candles (burnt or unburnt), incense,
incense burners and any open flame
materials are prohibited in resi...
Fire Safety (cont.)
 Residents are expected to familiarize themselves with
the emergency evacuation plans. At the sound o...
ID Policy
 All new students at AU are issued their first ID
card at no charge and are required to carry their
card at all...
Posting & Advertising Policies
 Approval of the Director of Residence Life or designee is required to post
materials in r...
Solicitation/Sales Policy
 Any solicitation undertaken by a student or registered student organization must be approved b...
Keys
 Each resident is issued a room key and a mail box key.
 Loss/Failure to return will result in re-core and
replacem...
Confiscation Policy
 All items which are forbidden, illegal, or
inappropriate by law, rule or policy can be
confiscated b...
Room Inspections/ Entry by Staff
 The University reserves the right for authorized representatives or University official...
Damage Policies
 When damage occurs in the residence hall or townhouses, repair
and/or replacement costs are billed to th...
Room Decorations
 The hallways of residence halls are considered “public access”
therefore limitations may be imposed. Th...
Pet Policies
 Pets are NOT permitted in the residences for the
following reasons: inhumane in close quarters,
potential h...
Smoking Policy
 Smoking anywhere in residential facilities is not
permitted.
 Smokers are required to be 25 feet from
re...
Additional Information
 Please note we will cover the major
policies during training.
 Please note that some minor chang...
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University Policies For RA Training Fall 2013

  1. 1. RA Training University Policies Fall 2013
  2. 2. Code of Citizenship Therefore, each student shall…  be honest at all times.  respect the rights of all people, especially those that pertain to... – physical and emotional safety and security; – views and beliefs; – pursuit of personal and educational goals.  treat others with kindness and empathy.  act in a civil manner in all settings, including but not limited to: – on campus: for example, in classrooms and residences, on the fields and in the stands; – off campus: especially in our neighborhood and at University events; – in cyberspace.  respect the physical and intellectual property of others, including the University and our neighbors.  respect the environment, both human-made and natural.  read, know, and comply with all published University policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.  cooperate and comply with the requests and directives of University officials as they fulfill their duties.  comply with all federal, state, and local laws.
  3. 3. Code of Citizenship  Every student has a degree of responsibility for and to the University community. Therefore, when a student encounters a situation in which one or more other students’ or guests’ behaviors are not consistent with our code, the student is responsible to take one of these actions: address the situation in question so that the behavior ceases, report the situation to a University official, or, at very minimum, leave the situation. The presence of any student who does not take at least one of those three actions during an incident that violates the Student Code of Citizenship shall be addressed by our Community Standards system.
  4. 4. Visitation Policies  A guest is defined as anyone who does not live in that residence (even if they live in another AU residence hall).  A student’s right to have a guest is superseded by the roommates’ right to uninterrupted use of the room/suite.  Visitation hours: Sun-Thurs: 9:00 am-12:00am Fri & Sat: 9:00am-3:00am Residents must escort guests when in residence halls at all times. The host is responsible for ensuring that guests are familiar with and comply with all university policies/procedures.
  5. 5. Visitation Policies-Overnight guests  Guests must be the same gender as the host (unless s/he is a sibling under the age of 13).  Residents may have only two (2) overnight guests per night. B/T roommates, there can be no more than three (3) guests per room per night.  Limited to three (3) consecutive nights and may not stay for more than fifteen (15) nights per semester.  Overnight guests must be registered by completing the Overnight Guest Form.  The guest is issued an overnight guest pass which must be carried at all times.  Overnight guests must be registered with the University; guest may be registered on the Residence Life page on MyAlvernia. The guest will be issued an overnight guest pass, which must be carried at all times. If the guest is not properly registered the guest will not be permitted to reside overnight in a campus residence.
  6. 6. Quiet Hours  Each resident is obliged to maintain an environment conducive to studying and sleeping therefore courtesy hours are in effect at all times.  Students are expected to respond cooperatively to staff/others who make a request for quiet.  Electronic equipment that is causing the noise violation may be confiscated.  Sun-Thurs: 10:00 pm-9:00am, Fri & Sat- 1:00am- 9:00am
  7. 7. Electrical Appliances  Items with the underwriters Seal of Approval are permitted in rooms: radios, stereos, televisions, clocks and hairdryers.  String lights are permitted in any residence hall as decoration. – Lights must not be hung around doors or obstruct egress  One microwave only is permitted per room (max 120v/10amps).  Only university provided microwaves are permitted in living unit with kitchens. Not in bedrooms  Toasters, Toaster ovens, hotpots, slow cookers, and indoor or induction grills are only in living units with kitchen area. Students must be physically present and monitor cooking activities  Prohibited Appliances: -Deep fryers, Outdoors turkey fryers, coal or gas grills, Sunlamp, Halogen lamps, 5- light octopus lamps, Space heaters, Exterior antennas, antennas, aerial, satellites  Unauthorized/dangerous items will be confiscated and will not be returned.
  8. 8. Fire Safety  All candles (burnt or unburnt), incense, incense burners and any open flame materials are prohibited in residence halls.  Live Christmas Trees are prohibited.  No hazardous materials, ammunition, explosives may be stored in a students’ rooms.
  9. 9. Fire Safety (cont.)  Residents are expected to familiarize themselves with the emergency evacuation plans. At the sound of a fire alarm, residents are to evacuate immediately. Fire drills will be conducted periodically.  Personal items/room furniture must not block or inhibit egress from a room, hallway or building.
  10. 10. ID Policy  All new students at AU are issued their first ID card at no charge and are required to carry their card at all times.  Failure to produce a valid card when requested, fraudulent use, transfer of an ID to another person may result in confiscation, loss of privileges and/or disciplinary action.  Lost cards must be reported to Public Safety ASAP. Lost or stolen money on the card can not be refunded.
  11. 11. Posting & Advertising Policies  Approval of the Director of Residence Life or designee is required to post materials in residence halls.  Approval of the Associate Dean of Students & Director of Student Activities or designee is required to post material anywhere else by students  Flyers must not – be “socially offensive” set for by the mission of AU. Advertising may not depict characterization of alcohol or other drugs. – be posted on painted surfaces, departmental bulletin boards, attached to light fixtures, statues. – be stairwells or on glass surfaces if doing so blocks visions or causes a safety hazard  Flyers must – Contain the who, what, when, where or the program or club meetings – be removed by those who post them  Chalking is not permitted on the exterior of buildings, light fixtures, benches, statues, trash receptacles.
  12. 12. Solicitation/Sales Policy  Any solicitation undertaken by a student or registered student organization must be approved by the Associate Dean of Students & Director of Student Activities, conducted in compliance with the Student Handbook and procedures established by the Office of Student Activities, if any, including compliance with all applicable laws and University policies.  Before granting approval, the Office of Student Activities may require a review of any contract existing between the student organization and its fundraising partners.  Each approved solicitor must carry an approval form issued for the activity.  Any solicitation undertaken by (i) a student or student organization at a University athletic event either on or off University property; or (ii) a student athlete or varsity athletics program must also be approved by the Director of Athletics.  Students are not permitted to conduct any solicitation on University property, which includes but is not limited to door-to-door sales, sales meetings with groups, placing hand-flyers on cars or under residence hall room doors.  The use of University equipment whereby a student would serve as an agent for an outside business firm is prohibited.  Activities that require a professional license are expressly prohibited. Such activities include but are not limited to: tattooing, body piercing, sales parties (Tupperware, Avon, etc.), book buy- back, and hair cutting.  Student inquiries regarding the Non-Solicitation Policy should be directed to the Office of Student Activities.
  13. 13. Keys  Each resident is issued a room key and a mail box key.  Loss/Failure to return will result in re-core and replacement key charges.  It is prohibited to duplicate keys, students may not lend keys to others. Routine lock outs may be subject to fine/disciplinary action.  Students may not lend their keys and/or their ID card to others.  Lost/missing keys should be reported to Public Safety Office or Residence Life Office.
  14. 14. Confiscation Policy  All items which are forbidden, illegal, or inappropriate by law, rule or policy can be confiscated by RAs, PS Officers or anyone else representing the administration.  Confiscated items will not be returned.
  15. 15. Room Inspections/ Entry by Staff  The University reserves the right for authorized representatives or University officials to enter student residences and/or to conduct searches, whether a student is present or not. The following is a list of some of the reasons entry and room searches occur: – Rooms and/or townhouses may be entered for regular or emergency housekeeping and maintenance purposes, for the establishment and maintenance of good order. Rooms may be routinely inspected at any reasonable time (ordinarily 7:00 a.m.– 9:00 p.m.) for fire hazards, testing of fire safety equipment, maintenance, health and sanitation. Rooms will also be entered for pest control on a scheduled basis. – Rooms and/or townhouses may be entered when there is information that University policies are being violated. In cases where there is information that alcohol is being consumed and/or present in a residence hall room or townhouse, Residence Life staff and/or other University officials may request that the resident(s) open any refrigerator present in the room or house in order to confirm that there is no alcohol. If the student refuses, the staff member may then open the refrigerator. Failure to comply with this request violates University policy, and the University will expect that the item in question will be removed from campus. – Rooms and/or townhouses may be entered for inspection at any time. Prohibited items and/or evidence are subject to documentation and confiscation. This may include, but is not limited to, weapons, alcohol bottles/cans, shot glasses, ashtrays, candles, pet food dishes, etc. These items will not be returned to students. Items are donated to a local charity or deposited in the trash. – Rooms and/or townhouses may be entered when there is reason to believe there is a danger to the health, safety or welfare of the individuals. – In cases where there is information or other reason to believe that an individual is bringing/carrying prohibited items into a residence hall or townhouse, Residence Life staff and/or Public Safety personnel may ask an individual to open grocery bags, book bags, boxes, covered laundry baskets, etc.  A search and inspection involves the close physical examination of all areas, which may include, but is not limited to thoroughly going through an individual’s personal belongings. A student wishing to file a complaint relating to an inspection or search should do so in writing to the Vice President for University Life or the Director of Public Safety. Except in emergencies, a member of the Residence Life staff will accompany any University representative or official during searches of residences.
  16. 16. Damage Policies  When damage occurs in the residence hall or townhouses, repair and/or replacement costs are billed to the student(s) responsible.  Students found to have created damage in residential facilities subject themselves to the loss of on-campus housing privileges and other community standards actions.  All residents share responsibility with others in their floor, hall or townhouse for the care and protection of common areas (entryways, emergency exits, lounges/lobbies, hallways, stairwells, screens, bulletin boards, restrooms, etc.). This includes, but is not limited to, the removal of common area furniture. Group damage assessments are made for damages to common areas if a responsible party cannot be identified.
  17. 17. Room Decorations  The hallways of residence halls are considered “public access” therefore limitations may be imposed. The following apply to room decorations: – Nothing may be displayed in public space that is considered in poor taste, lewd or offensive – No sheets, banners should be hung outside windows or the exterior portion of any residence hall.  No item may be hung from a light fixture/safety device, no decorative candles or potpourri burners, no stickers or glow in the dark stars may be affixed to walls, ceilings etc…  Finally, no resident can paint, wallpaper, panel rooms, construct attached structures in rooms. However, students are allowed to bunk or stack beds.  No student shall possess alcohol displays made up of empty alcoholic beverage containers. All alcohol containers must be disposed of after each use. (Taken form the Alcohol Policy)
  18. 18. Pet Policies  Pets are NOT permitted in the residences for the following reasons: inhumane in close quarters, potential health problems, cause destruction to property, disruptive to other students.  One exception: students may have non- aggressive fish in an aquarium no larger than fifteen (15) gallons  Students may be assessed a non-negotiable charge for the disinfecting of a room.  Pets may also be confiscated by the Office of Residence Life.
  19. 19. Smoking Policy  Smoking anywhere in residential facilities is not permitted.  Smokers are required to be 25 feet from residence halls for courtesy and to avoid having smoke drift into the buildings. Smokers are expected to use the receptacles outside of buildings.
  20. 20. Additional Information  Please note we will cover the major policies during training.  Please note that some minor changes may be made to the handbook over the summer. These changes will be highlighted during training.

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