Property and Maintenance


Proper care of College property is expected of all students.

No College furniture is to be removed from any residence room.

No lofts are permitted other than the College dorm furniture that is specifically designed to be lofted.

The minimum charges stated below are not substitutes for disciplinary action. The full range of penalties of the Code of Student Conduct applies, including the possibility of eviction from the residence hall.

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted in any Residence Hall, Fraternity House, College-Owned apartment or cottage or Settle Hall including the Tiger Inn.  Students who are found smoking, or whose room contains evidence of smoking, are subject to fines and disciplinary action.

Appliances

You are not allowed to possess unauthorized cooking equipment, to include any kind of oven or toaster oven, hot plate or cooking unit, electric grill (George Foreman), skillet, fryer, or cooker, hot dog cookers, hamburger cookers or toasters. Sanctions include confiscation of equipment. No cooking is allowed on grills or other implements on fire escapes, windowsills, stairwell landings or balconies etc.

The following appliances are permissible: one half-size refrigerator and one microwave oven per student room; coffee pots and coffee makers with thermostats; popcorn poppers; and blenders. Grills must be charcoal grills and can only be used on concrete patios, parking areas, or lawns; they must be ten (10) feet or more from any structure. Grills cannot be used on decks or porches.

No personal air conditioners are permitted in student living areas.

Dart Boards

You are not allowed to possess a dart board or darts; confiscation of the equipment and other sanctions will result, including restitution for damages.

Pets

No pets may be kept on campus by students living in residence halls, fraternity houses, or College-owned housing. No pets are allowed in other College buildings, and no pets belonging to students who live off-campus may be brought onto the campus unless they are on a leash. No warm-blooded, feathered, or poisonous animals, or snakes, caged or uncaged, are allowed in the residence halls, college-owned cottages, or fraternity houses. They are also prohibited from visiting. Animals are both a health hazard and a nuisance for the hall community. The presence of a pet in a residence hall may result in fines and disciplinary referral to the Student Court Chairman. In some cases, it may be necessary to contact Prince Edward County Animal Control.

Cleanliness of Residence Halls and Vicinity

Students are encouraged to treat all College facilities as they would treat their own home and expect other students and guests to do the same.

Trash should never be excessive in the halls or public areas of residence halls. If Buildings and Grounds personnel have to clean up excessive trash and debris inside a residence hall, a minimum $50 fee will be assessed to students living on the hall, or to the students responsible.

The area around residence halls should be kept free of debris, glass, etc. Residents are expected to use trash receptacles and not to litter the grounds. A minimum fee of $50 will be charged to a section, residence hall, or student responsible if there is excessive trash outside the residence halls and Buildings and Grounds personnel have to clean it up.

No furniture (e.g., tables, chairs, sofas), boxes, or other materials may be left outside of any building overnight. A minimum fee of $50 will be charged to remove these objects, which are subject to confiscation.

No items (e.g., flags, banners, tapestries, posters, etc.) may be displayed in the windows or outside of any College-owned housing facilities.

Only College-issued blinds are approved for installation in windows.

If a student becomes aware of vandalism or damage caused by another student or guest, he is encouraged to report this information to his RA immediately so that the person(s) responsible may be held accountable. Likewise, if a student accidentally or intentionally vandalizes or damages property he is expected to take responsibility for his actions and promptly report the incident to his RA.  

Damage of Undetermined Origin

Though RA's make efforts to investigate the origin of damage and vandalism in their area, it is not always possible to identify the person(s) responsible. In the event of damage of undetermined origin in or around a residence hall, the cost of repair will be split between the residents of a hall, section, or entire residence hall(s) as determined by the Dean of Students or the Director of Residence Life. The minimum charge per person will be $5.

Residence Hall Inspections

Residence halls are inspected from time to time by RAs, Office of Student Affairs staff, the Fire Safety Department, or the State Fire Marshal. The main purposes of inspections are to discover and determine responsibility for damage to, misuse of, and/or misappropriation of College property, and to report matters needing maintenance. Obvious violations of College regulations in non-maintenance areas may be discovered and reported as a result of the inspection, but the inspection itself is not a search of one's room or belongings. 

Room Check-in and Check-out

It is required that each student have his residence hall room inspected both when he occupies the room and when he vacates the room. Failure to do will result in a $50 fine. When making a mid-year room change, students are also required to complete a room check-out with their RA, and a room check-in with their new RA.

Fines and charges are assessed if the room is not clean, or if property is missing or damaged, when a student departs. Rooms that are not left in a condition fit for immediate reoccupation will be charged a cleaning fee of not less than $25. Additional fines and charges are possible.

If seniors are checked out of their rooms before graduation, they may not remain in their rooms unless they have written permission to do so from the Director of Residence Life.

All students should be familiar with the rules stated in the annual Housing Agreement.