are responsible for their guests’ actions. The residence hall visitation policy
at Hendrix is one that promotes growth of the personal and social
responsibilities of each student. By allowing the residents to determine the
visitation arrangement best suited for the residence hall, the College
recognizes an environment of responsible choice as a fundamental premise of
beginning of the fall semester, residents within each individual residence hall
will have the option to adopt either a limited visitation policy or an open
visitation policy. Adoption of a visitation policy must occur during the third
week of school and will be administered by the Residence Life staff. A 3/4
majority vote of all residents is required to adopt the open visitation policy.
Unless and until residents vote to adopt Option II, Option I will be in effect.
A neutral (not directly connected to the hall) Residence Life staff member will
be present to explain both options and discuss community standards involved
with each option before the vote takes place. The decision to switch options
may take place after the second floor meetings. A petition for reconsideration
of the options must be signed by 1/4 of the hall’s residents to call a vote. A
3/ 4 majority vote is necessary to change options. The detailed descriptions of
visitation policy options are as follows:
I: Limited Visitation. The residence hall
submits to the Office of Residence Life a proposal regarding its visitation
hours. The hours requested in each proposal must fall within the following
parameters: Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight and Friday and Saturday 11
a.m. to 2 a.m.
II: Unlimited Visitation. Self-explanatory.