Cleaning of Common Areas – Community Standards
Messes made in public areas deemed to be excessive may result in charges to the residents of the building. Residents and guests who have made a mess in a public area are expected to clean it up. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action and potential charges.
Conflict Resolution – Community Standards
An important key to happiness and success is learning how to resolve conflict. If conflict is encountered, residents should make a good-faith effort to resolve the problem in a fair, equitable, and constructive manner. Should roommates be unable to resolve a conflict, assistance is available from Resident Assistants or other Residence Life staff members. For serious conflicts, staff members may require residents to complete a new Roommate Agreement.
Gambling – Community Standards
Gambling and games of chance for financial gain are not allowed in the lodges. This includes dice, poker, black jack, or other games of chance.
Games and Equipment Check-Out – Community Standards
A number of card and board games are available through the Resident Assistant on call. Games are the property of the Office of Residence Life and Housing and should not be kept in a resident’s apartment.
Some outdoor games and equipment are available through the Office of Residence Life and Housing. Residents should contact the RA on call for items available and the process for checking out such items.
Guest Policy – Community Standards
Guests may visit at any time except when limited by residents themselves or by the Office of Residence Life and Housing. A roommate may not be deprived of the right to privacy, study time, or sleep due to the presence of a guest. All guests must abide by University policies at all times. Residents will be held responsible for the conduct of their guests at all times. All guests must be escorted by their host. All guests and visitors must be prepared to produce proper identification to Residence Life and Housing staff or University Police upon request.
RLH recommends the following maximum occupancy for each apartment to best support an academic environment:
- 4 person/4 bedroom – 12
- 4 person/2 bedroom – 12
- 2 person/1 bedroom – 6
- Studio – 3
This occupancy includes the total number occupants of the apartments and guests at any given time.
Visitation – Community Standards
Resident students may have guests at any time. Guests must be over the age of 18 or an enrolled IU Southeast student. Residence Life and Housing staff reserve the right to alter visitation privileges as situations require for the proper operation of the lodges. The right to privacy of roommates will be respected, and permission must be granted by the roommate(s) for a guest to be present. A resident may declare his or her room off-limits to guests at any time. The great room, study rooms, and computer labs in each lodge are available 24 hours a day for residents to visit with guests. Individuals who are restricted from the lodges are not welcome inside a residence hall at any time, and violators are subject to immediate arrest and subsequent prosecution.
Guests under the age of 18 are permitted only when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Underage guests are not allowed to stay overnight in the lodges except during specific programs organized by the University to promote recruitment of students and student athletes or other special programs. Babysitting is not allowed in the lodges.
Overnight guests are allowed with mutual consent of all students living in the apartment. Guests and/or residents may not sleep in the lounges or other public areas. Overnight guests may stay no more than two consecutive nights and no more than three nights total in any 30-day period.
An overnight guest is defined as any non-occupant of an apartment being in the apartment 10:00 PM – 8:00 AM, Sunday – Thursday, and Midnight – 8:00 AM, Friday and Saturday night. Any guest in the apartment during these timeframes may be deemed an overnight guest and therefore subject to the visitation policy, regardless of the amount of time spent in the apartment. As a reminder, great rooms, study rooms, and computer labs in each lodge are available 24 hours a day for residents to visit with guests.
Holidays and Semester Breaks – Community Standards
The lodges remain open during breaks when classes are not in session and at times when University offices may be closed. Students who stay in their apartment during winter break must register with the Office of Residence Life and Housing in advance of the break period. There is no charge to stay during the break period; however students MUST register to stay in order for their CrimsonCard to remain active for entry door access. The break registration form will be available online before the beginning of winter break. A student who registers to stay over break after the registration deadline has passed or who is found residing in a lodge during a break who has not pre-registered to stay may face disciplinary action and be charge a lockout fee for granting lodge access.
Less Than Full-Time Status – Community Standards
Students who fall below full-time student status (12 credit hours/semester) may be allowed to remain in campus housing on a probationary status via written permission from the Director of Residence Life & Housing. Students on less-than-full-time status housing probation are offered all the same rights and privileges as all other resident students. However, should a student on this probationary status be found in violation of any University or Residence Life policy, s/he will be asked to leave housing within 48 hours, and his/her contract will be terminated without refund. Students who fall below full-time status may also be required to attend academic success workshops when appropriate.
Passive or Complicit Participation – Community Standards
Residents or guests who are present in a lodge room/apartment and know that a violation(s) is/are occurring will be deemed complicit in the activity unless the person has immediately reported the situation to a University official and/or has left the apartment upon discovering the violation.
Pets – Community Standards
University regulations prohibit the possession of animals, alive or dead, including but not limited to, dogs, cats, rodents, birds, and laboratory specimens in University housing facilities. Fees may be imposed if more extensive cleaning or deodorization procedures are required because of the presence of animals. Students found with pets other than fish as detailed below will be subject to disciplinary action. Authorized service and assistance animals are permitted with approval from the Office of Disability Services and Residence Life and Housing.
Non-flesh-eating fish in well-maintained fish bowls or aquariums are permitted. Aquariums may not be larger than 10 gallons and must be properly maintained and cleaned. Students may be required to remove fish bowls or aquariums in the event the Office of Residence Life and Housing determines that they are not being properly maintained. Although other animals such as snakes, frogs, turtles, and lizards might also live in an aquarium, only fish are allowed. Students may not keep live insects as fish food (such as crickets, grasshoppers, etc.) in lodge spaces or rooms.
Quiet/Courtesy Hours and Noise – Community Standards
Quiet hours and courtesy hours are maintained to provide an atmosphere conducive to study. Courtesy hours are in effect 24 hours a day and essentially call for courtesy in the living environment. If someone requests the noise level be lowered, the other party should accommodate the request. Noise in hallways, foyers, entryways, parking lots, or other areas that may disturb other residents is strictly prohibited. Reasonable exceptions are made for Housekeeping and Physical Plant maintenance staff.
Quiet hours are in effect from 10 p.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Weekend quiet hours are from 12 a.m. (midnight) – 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Dates and times of extended quiet hours will be posted in each lodge and resident will be notified via University email. 24-Hour quiet hours will be in effect during finals week to allow residents to study. Additionally, in rare instances, quiet hours may be suspended by Residence Life and Housing for approved functions. In these instances, event notices will be posted a minimum of 48 hours in advance.
It is assumed that the most important activity that takes place in the lodges is studying. Students require low levels of distraction in order to study effectively and efficiently. Thus, students must behave in such a manner as to ensure a quiet environment. Residents are encouraged to consider their neighbors’ comfort and rights when operating sound equipment. Radios, stereos, musical instruments, and other audio equipment may be played in a room/apartment as long as the volume is maintained at a level that is not disruptive to the community. Speakers may not be placed in open windows. The use of electronic audio equipment is a privilege that may be revoked if used in such a way that interferes with maintaining quiet and courtesy hours. Violations of the quiet hour policy will result in disciplinary action.
Smoking and Tobacco Policy – Community Standards
IU Southeast is a tobacco-free campus (this includes smokeless tobacco, i.e. dip, chew, snuff, e-cigs, vapor, hookah, etc.). Changes in State Law may now result in citations for smoking. Please help us maintain a healthy environment for our students, employees, and visitors by refraining from the use of tobacco products. Smoking is only permitted in your private vehicle.
Summer Housing – Community Standards
Students who are enrolled in six credit hours and who sign up for summer housing during the course of the year will be consolidated into the designated summer lodge at the end of the spring term. Charges will be assessed at the start of the summer terms for all summer students. Students living in summer housing will move to their fall assignment prior to official re-opening of the lodges for fall semester. This will allow time for cleaning the apartments prior to fall opening. Dates and times for all scheduled moves will be sent to summer residents electronically at the end of the spring term and at the end of the second summer term.