Office of Student Affairs
P.O. Box 5
Hampden Sydney, VA 23943
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You are not allowed to possess a dart board or darts; confiscation of the equipment and other sanctions will result, including restitution for damages.
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.
At all times, especially on weeknights, the noise level in and around fraternity houses and residence halls shall be such that it neither disturbs neighbors nor keeps fellow students from their right to have quiet for study and rest.
The noise level should never be excessive in residence halls. Students, with the assistance of Resident Advisors, are responsible for keeping order and maintaining quiet. In fraternities, the president should be responsible for enforcement. If the problem cannot be handled at this level, the offender(s) should be reported to the Dean of Students. Specifically in regard to stereos or CD's, while there is no desire to keep a student from enjoying his sound equipment, limits must be set which allow other students the freedom to study or sleep in the comfort of their rooms, free from outside disturbance. Abuse of the privilege to use a stereo, CD, radio, etc., will lead to restrictions or to the withdrawal of the privilege to have such equipment in the residence halls. This decision is made by the Dean of Students and the Chairman of the Student Court.
Cleanliness of Residence Halls and Environs
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 college furniture may be removed from any residence room.
The minimum charges stated above 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.
There are to be no organized parties, kegs of beer, or other common-container alcohol in residence halls without the permission of the Dean, or Associate Dean, of Students. This rule does not preclude groups or couples from getting together in a room on Friday or Saturday nights; however, they should not be noisy, should respect the rights of others, and should obey the law and alcohol policy. Socializing in rooms should be limited to no more than twelve people. Those who live in fraternity houses or campus cottages with adequate common space may host larger groups. The rule does mean that no one may organize a party or invite persons to a social function in or around a residence hall without submitting a party registration form according to College policy and gaining the approval of the Associate Dean of Students.
College policy prohibits the drinking of alcoholic beverages in public on the campus or in College buildings. No alcoholic beverages-in either primary or secondary containers-may be present or consumed in public areas (halls, porches, etc.) in or around residence halls, and no alcohol may be provided or served by persons responsible for an approved, organized social activity or party.
Damage of Undetermined Origin
In the event of damage of undetermined origin in or around a residence hall, costs for all repairs are assessed equally to all persons living in the particular residence hall or in a particular section. The minimum charge per person will be $5.
Residence Hall Inspections
Residence halls are inspected from time to time by RAs, the Dean of Students, the Associate Dean of Students, 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. Cost of damage or loss of undetermined origin may be levied on the residents of an entire hall, section, or residence hall, as responsibility is determined by the Dean of Students or the Associate Dean of Students. It is required that each student have his residence hall room inspected when he leaves at the end of each year. Failure to do so results in a $50 fine.
Fines and charges are assessed if the room is not clean, or if property is missing or damaged. 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 Associate Dean of Students.
All students should be familiar with the rules stated in the annual Housing Contract.