responsible for all actions of your guest(s) at all times. Should your guest(s) violate Residence Life
policies, you will be held accountable and your guest(s) may be asked to leave.
You and your guest(s) are contractually responsible for emergency information
and policies outlined in this handbook.
are responsible for any activity that occurs in their room whether or not they
are present at the time. Do not allow
others to use your room without your presence or supervision.
residence halls on campus will have the opportunity to choose their own escort
policy. An escort policy is a program that requires that each guest of the
opposite sex be escorted by whomever he or she is visiting. The above described
escort policy will be in effect during the first two weeks of the school year.
After these two weeks, each hall will hold a meeting to explain to students,
especially the new students, the possible escort policy options. The hall’s
president, senator, and Area Coordinator will lead the discussion at this
meeting. Voting by secret ballot will take place the next day in each residence
hall as outlined below. All residents of the hall are qualified to vote. A 3/4
majority of the eligible voters is required to pursue the option of an
alternative to the escort policy in that residence hall. All votes not cast will
be regarded as support for the continuance of the escort policy in that hall
which was in place the first two weeks of the school year. If the vote from a
hall has a 3/4 majority in favor of an alternative to the existing escort
policy, the Hall Council must propose an alternative to the hall that will be
voted on within one week of the original vote. A 3/4 majority of eligible
voters is needed to approve the alternate policy. As stated above, all votes
not cast by those eligible will be regarded as support for the continuance of
the existing policy. If the proposed alternative policy does not receive the
3/4 majority required, the hall has the option to suggest a second alternative
plan that is to be voted on in one week. If a second vote on an alternative
visitation procedure does not produce the 3/4 majority required, the existing
escort policy will be in effect for the residence hall. Regardless of votes in
each residence hall, the existing policy from the previous year will not carry
over to the following school year. Each residence hall must vote yearly on an
alternative to the escort policy as stated above.
emergency situation arises during the school year that is a result, in part or
totally, of the escort policy that is in effect, the Hall Council must seek the
approval of the Dean of Students in order to amend the escort policy that is in
effect. Another hall-wide vote (including all current residents) with a 3/4
majority of those eligible to vote for change will be required. If the Dean of Students
concludes that an emergency situation exists that is a result of the escort
policy in effect, he or she may determine that said policy may return to the
default policy for a period of time equal to or less than the time remaining
until the end of the school year. Some circumstances that involve information
that cannot be revealed to the community as a whole may reveal such a move. The
Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students is not required to
provide the reasons that prompted the changes under these circumstances. The
time of the suspension of the alternative escort policy may be shortened or
lengthened by the Dean of Students, as he or she deems necessary.