1.1 Involvement in Infractions
Residents should act in good faith to remove themselves from situations that may violate the Community Living Standards and/or the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities and to report such violations to resident staff. It is prohibited to facilitate a violation or to remain present while a violation occurs (e.g., stay in a space where alcohol is being consumed against University policy; be a spectator to an act of vandalism). All residents are responsible for the involvement of guests, dependents, affiliates, and non-affiliates who are involved in infractions. Guests, dependents, affiliates, and non-affiliates can also be held responsible.
1.2. General Laws Standards
Residents must be in compliance with all federal, state, local, and University laws, ordinances, and regulations on conduct, health, safety, and other matters concerning activities on or conditions of the premises and common areas.
1.3 Failure to Comply with Verbal and/or Written Instructions
Residents are required to comply with verbal, written, and published instructions by Housing staff members, when they are working within the appropriate performance of their duties. Written instructions include those directed to an individual student, such as a letter or e-mail message, as well as published instructions and policies in print or online, such as the Policies & Procedures and Community Living Standards in this online document.
1.4 Failure to Present Identification
Residents are required to present proper University identification (or other identification if not a student) to University staff in a cooperative manner when requested.
1.5 Failure to Respond to a Notification
Residents are required to make contact with Housing officials or staff, when requested to do so within 72 hours (three business days) of receiving a notification. Requests for responses will most likely come in the form of a letter or e-mail message, but may come in the form of a phone call or a voice mail message.
1.6 Failure to Meet
Residents are expected to maintain an appointment with Housing staff regarding investigation of alleged violations of the Community Living Standards and/or the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Residents are expected to contact Housing staff within 24 hours of receiving a notification and reschedule if a conflict occurs. Failure to meet with staff constitutes an additional violation to the original and will not preclude the continuation of the conflict resolution process.
1.7 Failure to Fulfill a Restorative Measure
Residents are expected to comply with restorative measures agreed upon with University Housing.
1.8 Behavior toward University Staff
Abusive, disrespectful and threatening language (written or verbal) and behavior directed toward University staff, including resident staff, is prohibited.
1.9 Supplying False Information
It is a violation to deliberately supply staff with false or misleading information. (e.g., give a false name or use fake identification). It is also a violation to provide and/or possess fake or fraudulent identification.
It is prohibited to take the property of any other person (including other residents, students, visitors or staff) or of the University or University Housing without permission (e.g., others’ laundry from laundry room, lounge furnishings). Items that may be removed from a dining hall are limited to food that the diner is in the process of eating; that is, one hand-held serving, such as, an ice cream cone, cookie or one piece of whole fruit. Unauthorized use of a resident’s/roommate’s items without permission (such as clothing, bathroom and laundering supplies, or electronic devices) is prohibited.
1.11 Possession of Stolen Items
Possession of stolen property is prohibited. Stolen property includes furnishings, fixtures and signs that have been removed from lounges, halls, dining halls and other common areas., as well as food, drink or other items (such as equipment, dishes or implements) that have been removed from a dining hall.
1.12 Property Damage
Vandalizing, damaging, or defacing University Housing property or property of others is prohibited.
1.13 Failure to Accept Roommate
Refusing to accept a roommate or impeding an effort by University Housing to make an assignment to a vacant space is prohibited.
1.14 Children’s Safety
The care and safety of residents’ children is of the utmost importance to the community. Children may not be left for any period of time without adult supervision. Parents and/or legal guardians are held responsible at all times for the behavior of their children. The University retains the right to use all available contract provisions and to cooperate with any local or state agency when cases of child neglect or abuse are made known.
During University Sponsored activities involving children, such as programming in Northwood Community Apartments the supervision responsibility remains with the family or family designee and not University staff. Please review the Children on Campus Policy for more information.
1.15 Failure to meet the requirements of a Michigan Learning Community and/or Legacy Housing community
Failing to meet the expectations of the Michigan Learning Community, either deliberately or irresponsibly is prohibited. Legacy Housing Communities are defined as Henderson House and Martha Cook.
As a co-op, Henderson House residents are expected to share in the responsibilities of the House by completing at least five hours of assigned chores per week including attending a one hour community meeting on Sunday nights. Failing to meet these expectations, either deliberately or irresponsibly is prohibited and the resident may be subject to a student conduct process. This can impact a resident’s eligibility to remain in the House.
As a member of the Martha Cook community, all residents are required to attend specific all-house meetings and to participate in designated service projects. Failing to meet these expectations, either deliberately or irresponsibly is prohibited and the resident may be subject to a student conduct process.