Damage

Each resident is responsible for the condition of their assigned housing space and shall reimburse the University for all damage to the room, including but not limited to, the interior and exterior of any doors providing ingress or egress to or within the room, as well as damage to or loss of fixtures, furnishings, or properties furnished under the Agreement. The University shall have the right to bill a student’s account for such damage, loss, or cleaning charges. 

Removal of University furniture from student rooms is prohibited. No alterations are to be made to the furniture or fixtures provided by the University and no construction or alteration of any type (including, but not limited to lofts) may take place within a room. Additional furnishings brought into the room must be freestanding and clear of all existing fixtures, furniture, or walls. Rooms designated as super-singles will have two sets of furniture, which must remain in the room. 

Each resident is expected to review the online Room Condition Report within 24 hours after occupancy and submit any additional room condition details within two weeks of moving into the assigned space. When occupancy is terminated, residents may elect to obtain a room inspection by the Residence Life or Sorority and Fraternity Life staff member, or utilize the Express Check Out option. Students who vacate their assigned housing without following the check-out process outlined herein will be charged $50.00 plus the cost of any damages/cleaning occurring during occupancy as such damage/cleaning is determined by the University. After students vacate, the room will be inspected by a staff member who will make final damage and cleaning assessments. The University reserves the right to withhold all records of students whose financial indebtedness to the University has not been satisfied. 

Common areas shall include, but not be limited to, hallways, baths, stairwells, elevators, lounges, study rooms, utility and storage rooms, kitchens, grounds and building exteriors. No items are to be placed in or attached to any common area without the express written consent of the University, including but not limited to any type of antenna or satellite dish. Residents are expected to take every precaution to assure that common areas are not abused or damaged in any way. Any individual who causes any damage to the common area or University property shall be responsible for the payment of all costs required to repair such damage, no matter how such damage was caused. In addition, if the individual(s) responsible for the damage cannot be identified using reasonable efforts, then all residents will be held responsible for paying a prorated share of the cost of repairing such damage. Items left in common areas will be considered abandoned and may be disposed of. The University shall have the right to bill a resident’s student account for such damage or loss, including repair, replacement, cleaning, or other charges from such damage or loss. Removal of common-area furnishings or equipment from their assigned location constitutes theft of University property and may be referred to the student conduct office.