M 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. M Housing rooms are to be used solely for residential purposes.
Anyone wishing to solicit in M Housing facilities or on M Housing properties must complete the online application, and agree to abide by all appropriate University and M 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 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 M Housing website.
M Housing reserves the right to restrict activities permitted under these policies (e.g., during move-in, move-out, study days and exams). M 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.
This section applies to Northwood Community Apartments only. Solicitation and electoral and non-profit canvassing of residents is permitted under the following terms and conditions:
- Solicitors must agree to abide by all applicable laws and University ordinances and regulations while on M Housing grounds.
- Commercial companies, non-profit organizations, candidates or elected officials, and other organizations are permitted to send representatives door-to-door in Northwood apartment areas from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. only.
- If you do not wish to have contact with any solicitor, place a “NO SOLICITING” decal on your outside door. These decals are available at the Community Center front desk free of charge. All solicitors are expected to adhere to this “NO SOLICITATION” posting and not make any contact with the residents of a unit with such a posting. You are encouraged to contact either the Community Center or the Division of Public Safety and Security to report potential violations of this policy. Any individual or organization soliciting within Northwood Community Apartments grounds that violates any term or condition of this policy may be ordered to leave, or be escorted from the premises by DPSS or Housing Security.
- Individuals or organizations who violate these policies and expectations while on Northwood Community Apartments grounds may be prohibited indefinitely from further activity and may be subject to other actions as applicable under law. Individual residents or groups of residents may invite a commercial vendor to their Apartment for purposes of a commercial solicitation, project demonstration, show, or similar event. Any such solicitation is subject to the Michigan Home Solicitation Act, MCLA 445.111, and et seq. With this type of solicitation, sales may not be consummated at the demonstration site or on the assigned date of the event; residents interested in making purchases may make appointments with sales representatives to do so in their own Apartments at a later date. Residents must be guaranteed three business days to cancel their order with full refund.