Residents are held responsible for the condition of their rooms and furnishings. By signing your housing contract, you accept responsibility for damage in your room beyond normal wear and aging and will be charged accordingly. In the common areas, charges resulting from damage, loss resulting from theft, or destructive behavior are the joint responsibility of the residents of the building, apartment or floor.

Residents are jointly responsible for public areas. Residents are also responsible for the behavior of their guests. Room damages and charges will be assessed during check-out. Cleanup and damage charges may be assessed and charged if applicable. Excessive damages may be addressed through the student judicial system.

If a student wishes to appeal a damage charge, the following procedure should be followed:

  1. Appeal the charge(s) within two weeks of the billing date to the Director of Residential Life. Appeals will not be heard after this time.
  2. If you are not satisfied with the response from the Director of Residential Life, you may appeal to the Dean of Students Office. The appeal must be received within 48 hours after receiving the decision of the Director of Residential Life.
  3. The Dean of Students Office will notify the student in writing of the final decision.