Shepherd University does not tolerate violations of any of the following policies. Should investigations of violations of these policies and regulations warrant a hearing, violations will be processed, through the University Student Conduct System, in the following manner:
Class I offenses: May be heard by the Campus Student Conduct Board for any offense. This class of offense could carry a suspension or expulsion penalty.
Class II offenses: May be handled by a Student Conduct officer in the Student Affairs Office or an administrator in Residence Life. An accumulation of Class II offenses may result in a hearing before the Campus Student Conduct Board with suspension or expulsion as a possible sanction.
100. General Requirements (Class I or Class II Offense):
All Shepherd University students are subject to and are required to comply with the following:
101. Laws of the United States.
102. Laws of the State of West Virginia.
103. Town and county ordinances.
104. Policies, rules, and regulations of the Shepherd University and its governing boards.
105. Students are required to carry a Shepherd University ID card at all times while on campus.
200. Disruptive and disorderly conduct, which endangers the safety or well-being of any person(s), is prohibited. (Class I or Class II Offense)
201. Harassment, verbal abuse, physical abuse, intimidation, or any other conduct (including the use of any form of media) which threatens or endangers the health or safety or educational opportunity of any person(s) on campus (See 300).
202. Disorderly conduct or disturbing the peace on University property or at functions sponsored by the University; actions which disrupt or interfere with the instructional program or threaten the orderliness, operation, or well-being of the campus.
203. Hazing by individuals or organizations. Hazing is defined as imposing demean¬ing or dangerous activities on any person including members and prospective members of campus organizations. Prohibited activities include:
A. Subjecting an individual to cruel horseplay.
B. Harassing or punishing an individual by the imposition of excessively heavy or disagreeable tasks.
C. To frighten, scold, beat, or annoy by playing abusive tricks upon an individual.
D. Hazing is further defined as individual or group behavior, which results in:
a. Disorderly conduct.
b. Physical or mental harm or shock to an individual.
c. Forcing an individual to act against his/her will.
d. Interference with academic work.
e. Interference with the liberty and comfort of others, either with or without their consent.
204. Storage or use of firearms, firecrackers, open flames, explosives, blank pistols, taser guns, reasonable facsimile of guns, air rifles, air pistols, archery equipment, swords, knives with blades in excess of four inches in length, or any other item that may constitute a weapon on campus, except as required for an academic class.
205. Placing a false bomb threat or fire alarm; unauthorized use, tampering, discharge of fire extinguishers, safety devices and/or any other emergency equipment.
206. Students are required by State law to evacuate a building when a fire alarm is activated or during any other emergency. The Fire Marshall requires evacuations during drills to be completed in less than three (3) minutes. Students may not prop open interior or exterior hall or security doors, or in any way block fire and emergency exits or routes.
207. No stripper entertainment permitted at any Shepherd sponsored event.
300. Harassment is prohibited. (Class I or II Offense)
301. Harassment is defined as unwanted physical, verbal, or written conduct relating to a person’s protected status, including race, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religious creed, disability, medical condition, or other status protected by law, and which results in one or more of the following:
A. The creation of intimidating, hostile, or offensive working, living, or academic environment; or
B. Substantial or unreasonable interference with an individual’s work, living, or academic performances; or
C. The development of an adverse affect on an individual’s employment or academic opportunities.
302. Unjustified inequitable treatment that results in the above consequences also qualifies as harassment. This inequitable treatment may manifest itself in a number of ways including the provision of differential help to students, arbitrarily denying requests for services, and otherwise indirectly creating a hostile environment. The following are examples of conduct that will usually constitute harassment.
A. The use of demeaning language.
B. The use of language or gestures that are disrespectful or imply a person’s inferiority.
C. Intolerance of cultural differences.
NOTE: For more information on policy, enforcement, or filing a complaint, see MORE INFORMATION ON HARASSMENT p. 123.
400. Sexual Harassment is prohibited. (Class I Offense)
It is the policy of Shepherd University to maintain a learning and living environment free from all forms of sexual harassment of any student, employee, or applicant for employment or admission. Sexual harassment is a violation of Federal Law Section 703, Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the West Virginia Human Rights Act. Sexual harassment is defined as:
401. Unwanted sexual advances.
402. Unwelcome requests for sexual favors.
403. Other behavior of a sexual nature where:
A. Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment or participation in a University sponsored educational program or activity.
B. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for academic or employment decisions affecting the individual.
C. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic or work performance, or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational or working environment.
NOTE: For more information on policy, enforcement, filing a complaint, see MORE INFORMATION ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT p. 126.
500. Sexual Assault is prohibited (Class I Offense). Sexual Assault is defined as:
501. Unwanted sexual intercourse.
502. Unwanted sexual intrusion.
503. Any form of sexual touching with another person without the consent of that person.
NOTE: For more information on policy, enforcement, or filing a complaint, see MORE INFORMATION ON SEXUAL ASSAULT p. 126.
600. Discrimination is prohibited. (Class I Offense)
601. Promoting or demanding any action on the part of a member of the campus community that would constitute unlawful discrimination on the basis of their beliefs, ethnicity, race, gender, gender expression, life experiences, nation-of-origin, disability, or sexual orientation. Any individuals who feel that they are a victim of discrimination should file a complaint with the Ombudsperson.
602. Engaging in hate crime activities that demean, ridicule, and/or endanger other members of the campus.
700. Damage, theft, unauthorized use of University property is prohibited. (Class I or Class II Offense)
701. Unauthorized entry into University facilities. This includes being in a building after the building is officially closed or entering an area of a building that is locked.
702. Use, possession or duplication of University keys or key cards without authorization from a University official. This includes use of residence hall keys or key cards when residence halls are officially closed for holidays and semester breaks. All residence hall keys are to be returned to residence hall staff at the end of the school year. Failure will result in charges to replace keys and/or change locks for the room/suite/hall.
703. Damage or impairment of University property or of another person’s property.
A. Residence hall students are responsible for the condition of the room (other than normal wear and tear) and all furnishings assigned to that room, and shall reimburse the University for all damages to or loss of these accommodations and furnishings.
B. In cases of damage to shared common areas in the residence halls (e.g. lob¬bies, hallways, stairwells, study lounges), all residents assigned a space in the living unit(s) affected by the damage may be required to share equally the expenses of repair or replacement of any damaged property.
704. Theft or attempted theft of University property or another person’s property including unauthorized use of University or another person’s property.
800. Misrepresentation is prohibited. (Class I or Class II Offense)
801. Submitting false or misleading information on applications, registration forms residence hall forms, or other official records. This includes forging signatures and failing to update change of address on registration forms during class registration periods.
802. Submitting false or misleading information to campus police or to other staff or faculty members when they are acting in an official capacity.
803. Submitting false, incomplete, or misleading testimony at a Student Conduct board hearing.
804. Any act of academic dishonesty is prohibited. This includes, but not limited to plagiarism, cheating, or falsifying records.
Note: Refer to the section on Academic Freedom and Responsibility p. 145 for dishonesty on class work, examinations, or other academic work.
900. Failure to Comply is prohibited. (Class I or Class II Offense)
901. Failure or refusal to respond to a summons to testify at a Student Conduct board hearing.
902. Violations of disciplinary probation or other restrictions imposed in previous Student Conduct board or administrative actions.
903. Failure or refusal to comply with directions and orders of the University staff. University staff includes police officers, faculty, staff, and resident assistants who are charged with the administration of institutional affairs. This includes showing, on request, a valid ID to any of the aforementioned staff members.
904. Failure to pick up a written disciplinary decision by the designated deadline and at the place designated by a Student Conduct board or administrator.
905. Failure to respond or reply to official electronic messages through the University e-mail system. (See Confidential Communication under Student Bill of Rights p. 106)
1000. Computer Misuse is prohibited. (Class I or Class II Offense)
A student who is found responsible for any of the following acts involving misuse of Shepherd University computer resources shall be subject to the maximum sanction of expulsion or any lesser sanction authorized by Shepherd University. Violations include:
1001. Intentionally compromising the privacy of computer files or attempting to breach the security of any computer system to which the individual has not been authorized to access;
1002. Violations of law, including but not limited to copyright or other intellectual property law, obscenity law, defamation law, etc.;
1003. Violations of software licensing agreements;
1004. Harassing or threatening other users (e.g. sending abusive, voluminous, obscene or unwanted messages or files, loud/disruptive conduct in or near computer labs or the library computer resources, etc.);
1005. Using University computing resources for personal profit;
1006. Use of the University’s computing resources in the furtherance of any act listed as prohibited in the Student Code of Conduct;
1007. Disruption, destruction, defacement, damages to, unauthorized possession or use of, or other abuses of University-owned or controlled computing facilities, property, equipment, or resources.
NOTE: Information Technology Services reserves the right to perform the initial investiga¬tion of the computer misuse.
1100. Fraudulent Telecommunications Use (Class I or Class II Offense)
1101. It is unlawful to obtain or attempt to obtain telecommunications services by a false, fictitious or counterfeit number.
1102. It is unlawful to charge telephone calls to the telephone number or credit number of another person or the University without valid authority.
1103. Avoiding or attempting to avoid payment for telecommunications services by use of any fraudulent or legally prohibited scheme, device, means or method.
1104. Students are not permitted to establish long distance or calling card service of any kind that is charged to a student room telephone number or to the University.
1200. Shepherd University Alcohol Policy (Class I or Class II Offense)
Shepherd University supports students and employees in demonstrating responsible conduct in the best interest of their personal health and well-being, the community’s general welfare, and the rights of others. Persons are responsible for their own behavior and must understand that being under the influence of alcohol in no way lessens their accountability; moreover, students are responsible and will be held accountable for the behavior of their guests. The University campus is subject to state and federal laws concerning use and possession of alcohol. Individuals must be aware of and abide by these laws. At no time should alcohol become the primary focus of an event. Violations of the alcohol policy for individual students includes:
1201. Use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of alcoholic beverages (ex¬cept as expressly permitted by Shepherd University regulations), or public intoxication. Alcoholic beverages may not, In any circumstance, be used by, possessed by or distributed to any person under the age of 21 years of age.
**Please note that signs or symptoms that might reasonably indicate use of or intoxication by alcohol, or the presence of alcohol beverage containers, may be construed as proximate indicators of alcohol possession or consumption.
1202. The rules and regulations of the state governing board of Shepherd University provide that alcohol beverages are permitted on the campus under certain limitations. (See 1203).
1203. Alcohol is permitted when consumed/used responsibly and in compliance with state and federal laws by those who are of legal drinking age under the following conditions:
A. Alcohol beverages may be consumed within the confines of student residence hall rooms when, and only when, underage students are not present. (No alcoholic beverages may be consumed in student rooms when underage students are present.) It should be understood that all occupants of a room would be charged with possession/use if they were present in a room where a violation of the campus alcohol policy is taking place.
B. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is not allowed in public or com¬munity living areas (lobbies, hallways, bathrooms, landings, or other public spaces).
C. Kegs, party balls, beer bongs, and keg parties are prohibited on campus.
D. Activities which encourage excessive consumption of alcohol are pro¬hibited.
1204. Sale of alcoholic beverages on campus by any vendor other than Dining Services is prohibited.
NOTE: Students who are first or second time violators of the Alcohol Policy will be required to attend an alcohol education session(s) conducted by a Student Affairs staff member for which there is a fee. Students who repeatedly violate the Alcohol Policy or whose behavior could have serious consequences may be required, at their own expense, to attend an alcohol education program conducted by an outside counselor or agency. See Organizational Code of Conduct for Group policies.
1300. Shepherd University Drug Policy (Class I Offense)
The unlawful possession, use, or distribution of controlled substances, and/or other illegal drugs in any amount is prohibited. This policy applies to all substances for which possession is criminal under federal and state law, including prescription drugs for which the individual does not have a valid prescription.
Specific violations include:
1301. Purchase and/or conveyance of illegal drugs and controlled pharmaceuticals without a valid prescription,
1302. Possession of medical syringes without a legitimate prescription (Disposal of all used syringes is to be coordinated with the Shepherd Student Health Center).
1303. Any student-athlete in violation of the Athletic Department Drug Abuse Prevention and Screening Policy. (Offenders will be referred by the Director of Athletics for additional consequences as a violation of the Student Code of Conduct).
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT ENFORCEMENT: Shepherd University holds a strict ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICY for illegal drug use and possession on or off-campus. Specifically, any student who is responsible for a violation of the Drug Policy will be administratively withdrawn, suspended, or expelled from Shepherd University with no refund of tuition, and if applicable, room and board fees. Please note that signs and symptoms which might reasonably indicate use of or intoxication by an illicit substance, or the presence of drug-related paraphernalia, may be construed as proximate indicators of illegal drug use or possession and therefore may be used as the basis for pursuing disciplinary action. Please be aware that students convicted of drug offenses may also be barred from receiving federal financial aid for one year and/or permanently under federal financial aid regulations
1400. Tobacco (Class II Offense)
Shepherd University buildings are smoke and tobacco free environments.
1401. Smoking tobacco within 25 feet of a building or bleacher is prohibited.
1402. Use of any other tobacco product within 25 feet away of any building or bleacher is prohibited.
1500. Dining Services Policies (Class II Offenses)
In order for Dining Services to provide for the nutritional needs of the student and also a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere, the following policies have been established:
1501. Loud, disruptive profane, or vulgar language is prohibited.
1502. Students are required to show proper Rambler ID cards when entering the Dining Services facilities.
1503. Rambler ID cards are not transferable.
1504. Shirt and shoes are required to be worn in Dining Services facilities.
1505. Trays are to be removed from tables and taken to tray racks at the end of a meal.
1506. Plates, cups, trays, utensils may not be taken from Dining Services facilities.
1507. Meal privileges expire 24 hours after a student’s last final examination or at the posted time, whichever comes first.
1508. Students who fail to comply with these policies are subject to disciplinary action, which may include the loss of their meal privileges.
1509. Dining Services facilities staff reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone violating the Dining Services Policies.
1600. Residence Life Policies and Regulations (Class I or Class II Offenses)
The Residence Life staff has the responsibility of promulgating and enforcing specific residence hall regulations, including the Housing Contract.
1601. Shepherd University requires all single, full-time students, not commuting from home, to live in a University residence hall. If at any time a student changes his or her commuting living address, the student must immediately notify the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs/Director of Residence Life and apply for continued commuter status or move on campus.
1602. Safety and Security. Because the residence halls vary in age, design, and con¬struction, the University reserves the right to impose reasonable requirements with respect to the possession or use of appliances, equipment or other items to preserve the facilities for future use, as well as maintain student safety.
A. Items not allowed in residence halls include (but are not limited to)
• Electrical appliances which exceed 20 amperes of power at one time
• Air conditioners, ceiling fans, washing machines, freezers, or other high voltage equipment
• Fireworks, firecrackers, ammunition, or other explosive materials
• Hot plates, deep fat fryers, toaster oven, Coleman stoves, hamburger cookers, sterno stoves, oven broilers, barbeque grills, hibachis, and open coil appliances
• Any open flame apparatus, including kerosene lamps or heat¬ers, electric heaters, combustibles, burning candles or incense
• Mopeds, motor bikes and motorcycles
• Power tools (e.g. drills, saws, sanders, welding equipment)
• Refrigerators with internal dimensions larger than four cubic feet or more than 120v 60Hz (Each resident may have one refrigerator.)
• Microwave ovens with wattage higher than 750 watts
• Water beds
• Halogen lamps
• Satellite dishes
• Live Christmas trees
B. No objects, including trash, may be thrown or dropped from or toward balconies, roofs, or windows.
C. Students are not permitted to use fire emergency doors or other unauthorized doors as regular exits.
D. Students are not permitted on the roof of any residence hall.
E. Students may not tamper with ceilings in rooms or in hallways.
F. Screens may not be removed from windows. Windows are not to be used as an exit or entrance to any building, and students are not permitted to sit in or hang out of windows.
G. For the safety of all residents, locked exterior and interior hall doors and fire escape doors may not be propped open or disabled. Residents also may not tamper with student doors and doors to study lounges or common areas.
H. Playing sports in common areas (hallways, lounges, stairwells, etc.) is pro¬hibited.
I. Bicycles may be stored in residents’ rooms or in designated bicycle racks. Bicycles may not be left or chained in the lobbies, lounges, stairwells, landings, or public spaces as it creates a safety hazard within the residence halls. Bicycles may not be ridden in the residence halls.
1603. Quiet and Courtesy Hours. An atmosphere conducive to normal living and studying must be maintained in the residence halls. All residence halls have established quiet hours from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. from Sunday evening through Friday morning and from 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. from Friday evening through Sunday morning. During quiet hours, noise must be inaudible to neighboring residents. However, courtesy hours are in effect 24 hours a day; residents should be able to study undisturbed in their rooms at all times. Twenty-four (24) hour quiet hours are in effect during final examination weeks. At the discretion of, and with consent of all residents, courtesy hours may be shortened on Friday or Saturday nights or for special events. All students must assume responsibility for maintaining the quiet and courtesy hours. Respect for the rights and freedoms of other residents should be basic guidelines for a resident’s behavior. This shall include avoiding excessive noise levels and observing established quiet hours for the particular living unit.
1604. Room and Hall Furnishings
A. No student is allowed to take furniture from the common areas or study lounges and place it in student rooms.
B. No room furnishings provided by the University may be removed by the students or their guests.
C. Any personal room furnishings must be free standing, and no part of one’s personal furnishings may be attached, wedged, or secured in any manner to the ceiling, floor, or walls of the room, or to the window or the exterior of a residence hall. In addition, personal belongings and room furnishings must provide at least three feet of space to HVAC units in individual rooms.
D. No item may be located so as to obstruct direct access to the door or windows so that evacuation is hindered.
E. No lofts are permitted.
F. Alterations to student rooms (including but not limited to electrical wiring; removing window locks; attaching hardware to walls, ceilings or doors; constructing platform beds; or painting rooms) are not authorized except in accordance with University policy.
G. Students are expected to exercise due care and respect for University and personal belongings and/or property. Theft, vandalism, and unauthorized entry into any restricted, locked, or closed residence hall space not specifically assigned to the student are prohibited.
1605. Utilities and Telephone Service. The housing costs charged under this agreement include all utilities, excluding long distance telephone service. Each room has a telephone outlet which can be activated upon request. Students are responsible for bringing their own telephones. Failure of utility services will not render the University liable to residents for damage to property, nor abatement of housing fee owed, nor relieve residents of obligations under this agreement. Utility services may be reduced or cut off during prolonged vacation periods in the interests of energy conservation and of maintaining safety.
A. Residents are expected to respect the rights of other roommates in not unduly tying up a phone line for extended periods of time. Rooms have high speed network access.
B. No telephones may be permanently placed by a student in a hallway or common area.
1606. Air Conditioning and Heating. On the West Side of campus, each residence hall provides an air conditioning/heating unit within each room. The room is heated or cooled automatically after the resident sets the dial for the desired climate and temperature. Miller does not have individual room controls. On the East Side of campus (Kenamond, Turner, and Gardiner), each residence hall has central heating but not air conditioning. Portable fans are advisable during the begin¬ning of the fall semester for students living on the East Side of campus. Room air conditioners are not permitted on the east side of campus. Students who have a temporary or permanent physical disability or medical condition which warrants a climate-controlled environment should submit a request for appropriate accom¬modations to Director of Disability Support Services. See “Services for Students with Disabilities” for additional information.
1607. Maintenance and Housekeeping
A. Residents may not perform their own repairs on residence hall furnishings and equipment. All requests by residents for repairs to residence hall facilities, furnishings and equipment must be made to an RA or building supervisor; residents are prohibited from contacting Physical Plant directly. Repair requests will be forwarded by Residence Life to Facilities Management. Facilities Management has full responsibility for determining the completion dates and costs of the repairs requested. For maintenance emergencies (e.g. health or safety of residents is immediately threatened), please contact a Residence Life staff member in your building or the main office (x5172) during regular business hours; the RA on duty in the evenings and on weekends.
B. All trash (including cigarette butts) should be deposited in their appropriate and designated receptacles. Personal trash should be placed in dumpsters and not left in hallways and other common areas. Students are prohibited from depositing general personal trash in bathroom trash cans. These cans are for bathroom trash only.
C. The resident shall maintain his/her assigned space in an orderly, safe, and sanitary condition. Students are responsible for the cleanliness of their rooms and the area directly outside of their rooms. Residence Life staff will conduct routine inspections of rooms to ensure that rooms remain safe and sanitary. It is the responsibility of individuals as members of the community that common areas (bathrooms, lounges, hallways, stairwells) must be kept in an orderly, safe, and sanitary condition. University personnel provide housekeeping services in common areas such as lounges, hallways, and community bathrooms. Maintenance services will be reduced during weekends, University holidays, and Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks.
1608. Keys and Room Lockouts. Each resident is strongly encouraged to lock her/his room when leaving and keep the keys or key card with him/her at all times. This includes taking keys with her/him to use the shower or bathroom facilities.
A. In the event that a resident loses his/her key(s), a nonrefundable $15 lost key charge per key will be assessed, along with any costs associated with changing of locks for the room/suite/hall.
B. Students who become locked out of their rooms must contact a Residence Life staff member for assistance. Between 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., residents may first attempt to find an RA or their building supervisor for lock-out assistance; if none are present in the building, the resident must contact Residence Life at ext. 5172. Between 4:30 p.m.–8 a.m., residents should contact the duty RA in their building for lock-out assistance. In all cases, residence life staff will provide courtesy “lock-out” assistance one time without charge; each “lock-out” event thereafter requiring a Residence Life staff member to respond will incur a $5 charge.
C. Students are not permitted to give keys/key cards to others for use.
A. Animals are not permitted in student rooms or common areas. They cannot be kept in kennels or cages or tied outside of residence halls.
B. Only service animals for students with documented disabilities or non-dangerous fish are allowed in residence halls. In case of electrical failure, the University is not responsible for the death of fish. It is suggested that surge protectors be used. Tanks cannot exceed 30 gallons in capacity.
C. Signs or evidence that may reasonably indicate a pet could be living in a residence hall room/suite or common area maybe construed as proximate indicators that a pet is living in a space. Evidence includes, but is not limited to, animal food, litter box, cages, and/or bedding.
D. Any unauthorized animal found in the residence halls will be removed im¬mediately by arrangement of Residence Life, which may include contacting the local Humane Society or Animal Control professionals for their assistance. Any cost incurred for removal will be the responsibility of and assessed to the resident(s). The resident(s) responsible may be subject to immediate termina¬tion of the Residence Hall Contract and/or disciplinary action.
1610. Visitation. To maximize the safety, security, and privacy needs of residents, a University visitation policy has been established for all residence halls. All residence halls have twenty-four hour visitation.
A. Visitation is defined as hosting a guest in a residence hall. Any student assigned to live in a residence hall who has a guest in that residence hall is defined as the host/hostess. The host/hostess is responsible for all actions and behaviors of their guests. A guest is defined as any nonresident of that residence hall.
B. Permission of the roommate(s) must be obtained PRIOR to having a guest(s).
C. In order to maintain an effective study environment, residents of a traditional hall room may have up to a total of five people per room. Residents of suites may have up to a total of eight people per unit. Residents of apartments may have up to twelve people per unit.
D. All guests must be escorted by their host/hostess at all times.
E. All guests must be registered during desk hours (6 p.m. - 1 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday, 6 p.m. - 3 a.m. Thursday through Sunday) by their host/hostess. If a guest arrives before or after these hours, then the host/hostess must register that individual(s) in person once the desk opens.
a. During hours when the desk is not open, an honor system is in
place and residents do not need to register their guests; however, all other visitation policies are still in effect.
b. At the time of registration, the host/hostess and the guest will be asked to show a current Shepherd University ID or other picture ID issued by a governmental agency.
c. Guests under the age of 18 who are not Shepherd University students must also provide emergency contact information at the time of registration.
F. The use of bathroom facilities within a living unit is restricted to those of the same sex as those assigned to live in that unit. Showers and toilet stalls are designated for single occupants only.
G. Only those Shepherd University students authorized to live in a residence hall may live on campus; cohabitation in residence hall rooms by non-authorized individuals is prohibited. Residents may have guests for no more than three consecutive nights.
1611. Solicitation and sales of any service or product door-to-door in a residence hall or by way of the University telephone system is forbidden. Properly registered fund-raisers by recognized campus organizations are permitted. Advertisements, sale, or solicitation of alcoholic beverages is not allowed in residence halls or student mailboxes.
1612. Right of Entry. Residence hall officials or other University administrators will not consent to a search of a student’s residence hall room by police or other government authorities without a warrant authorized by law. Although the University will take every precaution to guarantee privacy for students in residence halls, residents remain subject to University and Residence Life policies. For this reason, any staff member or person charged with enforcing University or Residence Life policy may enter a residence hall room upon reasonable belief that a violation of University policy is occurring. The individual seeking entry will knock and identify her- himself before entering except in emergencies or in situations where delayed entry would be self-defeating. Room inspections will be conducted on a regular basis, primarily to monitor health and safety conditions in the halls. Residents will be notified in writing at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled time for these inspections. If the resident is not present in her/his room at the time of the inspection, the Residence Life staff member will key in to enter the room. Every reasonable effort will be made to respect students’ right to privacy. The University reserves the right to enter student rooms for the following reasons: emergency situations, repairs, alterations, maintenance, health/safety inspections, custodial work, or to uphold University policies. 1613. Early Arrival and Extended Stay. Students who have received extended stay/early arrival privileges because of their participation in a University athletic team or student organization act as representatives of that team/organization at all times. Any violation of extended stay/early arrival policy will be reported to the applicable coach or advisor.
A. Regardless of your age, no alcoholic beverages are permitted in any area of a residence hall building. The University’s alcohol policy as stated in the Shepherd University Student Handbook will go into effect on the first day of classes of the next semester.
B. Visitation privileges are limited to the lobby and first floor study lounges of each residence hall building. You may not have guests in your residence hall room. The visitation policy as stated in the current edition of the section of the Student Handbook will go into effect on the first day of classes of the next semester.
C. Standards of civility and respect for human dignity are to be observed at all times. Harassment or disruptive behavior of any kind will not be tolerated.
D. Quiet hours are 24 hours Sunday through Saturday. Regular quiet hours as outlined in this Handbook will be in effect on the first day of classes of the next semester.
E. Vandalism and destruction of campus facilities or property is strictly prohibited. Extended Stay/Early Arrival residents may be subject to applicable individual or group damage/cleaning charges.
1614. Apartment Residents – Semester Breaks and Holidays. Students who have lived in the residential apartments – Birch and Maple – must follow all policies in the Shepherd University Student Handbook. In addition, the following policies are in place when the apartments are open and all other housing is closed.
A. Standards of civility and respect for human dignity are to be observed at all times. Harassment or disruptive behavior of any kind will not be tolerated.
B. Quiet hours are 24 hours Sunday through Saturday. Regular quiet hours as outlined in the Student Handbook will be in effect on the first day of classes of the next semester or academic break.
C. Vandalism and destruction of property of campus facilities or property is strictly prohibited. Apartment residents may be subject to applicable individual or group damage/cleaning charges.
1615. Violation of any terms of the Housing Contract is prohibited.