University Housing deems the entire Residence Hall and Apartment communities as students’ homes and strives to provide an atmosphere conducive to study and academic pursuit, as well as a comfortable, supportive and challenging living environment. University Housing rooms are to be used solely for residential purposes; residents are not permitted to operate businesses out of their rooms nor to list room or phone numbers in commercial ads or other business announcements. Since University Housing facilities are restricted-access facilities, solicitation can take place only under specific conditions.
Anyone wishing to solicit in University Housing facilities or on University Housing properties must complete the online application, and agree to abide by all appropriate University and University Housing regulations. At no time is commercial door-to-door, telephone, or flyering solicitation permitted. Solicitors within a residence hall should be reported to DPSS at 734-763-1131.
Individual residents or groups of residents may invite a commercial vendor to their room for purposes of a commercial solicitation, product demonstration or similar event. Any solicitation is subject to the Michigan Home Solicitation Sales Act, MCLA 445.111 et seq. With this type of solicitation, sales may not be consummated at the demonstration site or on the assigned date of the event; those interested in making purchases may make appointments with a registered sales representative to do so in their own rooms at a later date. Residents should exercise appropriate prudence in dealing with commercial vendors.
Policies regarding door-to-door canvassing and solicitation tables can be found on the Housing web site.
University Housing reserves the right to restrict activities permitted under these policies (e.g., during move-in, move-out, study days and exams). University Housing also reserves the right to bar groups that practice or promote harassment or discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight or veteran status.
Political Activities in Resident Rooms and Apartments
University Housing residents may use their room/apartment to engage in political activities as long as the room is not used for political fundraising.
Surveys, Interviews and Focus Groups
Individuals or organizations wishing to conduct survey and/or research activities in University Housing facilities must have prior approval from the University's Institutional Review Board (IRB), as well as from University Housing. Additional information is available on the University Housing website.