Resident Responsibilities – Rules and Regulations

Rules and regulations are necessary for the smooth functioning of any community. Every resident has the right to an environment in which he/she can study, socialize, and live comfortably. There are three basic principles involved in achieving this:

  • Demonstrate care about yourself.
  • Demonstrate care about and consideration of others.
  • Respect others and University Village property.

Residents are strongly encouraged to take the time to familiarize themselves with the rules and regulations of the Department of Housing and Residential Education as well as the Regulations Governing Student Code of Conduct. Residents and guests are expected to abide by all HRE rules and regulations as well as the Regulations Governing Student Code of Conduct.

Living in the University Village community is a unique opportunity. The rules and regulations of the Department of Housing and Residential Education are in place for the safety of our residents and to ensure that our community is conducive to studying and sleeping. Community living requires each member of the community to be a good neighbor. By signing the housing contract, residents agree to make themselves aware of, and abide by all the policies, rules and regulations indicated therein.The Department of Housing and Residential Education reserves the right to cancel the housing contract of any resident due to the inability or refusal of the resident to adjust to the concept and requirement of living in a student residence environment.

Alcohol (A) — H-001

Regardless of age, students are prohibited from consuming, transporting, and distributing alcohol; possessing or being in the presence of alcohol; or exhibiting disruptive behavior influenced by the use of alcohol. Unused alcohol will be disposed of by the student under the supervision of the Purdue University Calumet Police Department.. The consumption of alcohol off-campus that results in an incident within The University Village community or disruption of the community is also a violation of this policy. Residents found in violation of this policy may be referred to the Office of the Dean of Students..

  • Alcohol Displays: Displays of empty alcohol, wine, liquor, or beer containers is not allowed.
  • Graduate Community: Rooms designated as part of the Graduate Community in University Village are allowed to have alcohol in their apartments. When alcohol is present in an apartment only those above the age of 21 are allowed to be in the apartment. No common source containers (keg, party balls, etc…) of alcohol will be allowed in the Graduate Community at any time.

Alterations (B) — H-002

  • DecalsThe posting of decals and stickers is not permitted because of damage to painted walls, windows, and other surfaces. Full length exterior paper door decorations are strictly prohibited.
  • DisplaysIt is essential that residents observe good taste and common sense in decorating their apartments. No articles are to be displayed in the windows since the public views the facility from the outside. Residents will be charged for damage caused by affixing decorations which mark, deface, or mar the interior and exterior.

Appliances (B) — H-003

No appliances with exposed heating elements or grills (for either outdoor or indoor use), are allowed. Major appliances, including, but not limited to washers, dryers, deep freezers, refrigerators and dishwashers are heavy consumers of utilities and are not allowed on the premises because of electrical and plumbing requirements. In consideration of fire safety, halogen lamps and deep fryers are not permitted for use in any residential facility.

Babysitting (B) — H-004

Engaging in consistent and paid labor is not permitted in The University Village.

Car Washing (B) — H-005

Car washing is not permitted on The University Village property.

Complicity (A) — H-052

A student shall not, through act or omission, assist another student, individual, or group in committing or attempting to commit a University Village policy. A student who has knowledge of another committing or attempting to commit a violation of a University Village policy is required to remove him or herself from the situation, and failure to do so when reasonable under the circumstances may be the basis for a violation of this policy.

Computer Lab (B) — H-051

Residents who obtain computer lab cards must use the computer lab throughout the duration of their possession of the computer cards and follow all posted policies and guidelines therein. When residents are finished using the computer lab, the computer lab cards must be returned to the respective Service Desk. Residents who do not follow computer lab policies and guidelines may be subject to resident conduct proceedings. Guests are not permitted to use The University Village computer labs.

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Disorderly Conduct/Disruption to the Community (A) — H-007

Disturbing the peace and good order of The University Village, including but not limited to quarreling, yelling, horseplay, or being intoxicated is not permitted. Residents are strongly encouraged to limit the number of guests in an apartment suite at any one given time. Large gatherings of residents and guests in a single apartment suite often lead to a violation of the Courtesy Hours or Quiet Hours policy. If a large gathering causes a disturbance in the community, guests will be asked to leave University Village and residents will be told to return to their respective apartment suites.

Drugs/Misuse of Prescription Drugs (A) — H-008

The use, sale, or distribution of illicit drugs will not be tolerated. The misuse or sale of prescription drugs will not be tolerated. Residents and/or guests caught using or soliciting drugs will be reported to law enforcement, the Department of Housing and Residential Education, and the Office of the Dean of Students. Residents and/or guests caught or suspected of using drugs will face resident conduct proceedings and/or student conduct disciplinary action which will likely include separation from housing and issuance of a no trespass order. Please make special note that contraband inspection services utilizing contraband detection canines may be conducted on an unannounced basis. Common areas, individual rooms, and automobiles may be subject to inspection.

Drug Paraphernalia (A) — H-009

The use of illegal substances prohibits the presence of items deemed to be paraphernalia. This includes, but is not limited to, bongs, hash pipes, blow tubes and water pipes. If prohibited items are observed in an apartment, the items will be confiscated by the University Police Department and resident conduct proceedings / student conduct disciplinary action will be initiated.

Exit Door Entry (B) — H-010

All guests and residents must use the appropriately designated entrances of The University Village to gain entry to The University Village. Guests who enter The University Village through an exit door will be asked to leave the premises and may be officially trespassed from the property by the Purdue University Calumet Police Department. All guests must enter and be properly checked in at the respective Service Desk.

Failure to Comply (A) — H-011

All residents and residents’ guests are expected to comply with reasonable requests of the Department of Housing and Residential Education staff and/or University officials.

Fire and Safety Equipment (A) — H-012

Fire warning devices and safety equipment are to be used only in case of emergency. The sounding of a fire alarm should be taken seriously. In the event of an alarm, residents and guests are to vacate the premises immediately. Residents and guests will be instructed by the staff of the Department of Housing and Residential Education on when they will be allowed to return to their apartments. Residents who do not vacate their apartments during a fire alarm are subject to resident conduct proceedings / student conduct disciplinary action. The intentional sounding of an alarm outside of an emergency situation is a criminal offense and a material breach of the housing contract.

At the beginning of each semester, the Department of Housing and Residential Education will test the smoke detectors in University Village for proper operation and working batteries. Upon notification by the resident, the Department of Housing and Residential Education staff will replace batteries. Tampering or altering smoke detectors will result in a fine and resident conduct proceedings / student conduct disciplinary action. Any violation is a default under the housing contract which would entitle the Department of Housing and Residential Education to declare a default and pursue all remedies provided to the Department of Housing and Residential Education/University.

Furniture (B) — H-013

The Department of Housing and Residential Education issued furniture may not be removed from individual bedrooms, apartment suites, and/or common lounge areas. Storage is not available. Residents will be held responsible for furniture not returned to its original position prior to checkout. Department issued furniture may not leave the premises at anytime. Residents are not permitted to bring large furnishings into The University Village community, including, but not limited to couches and mattresses.

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Grills (B) — H-014

Fire code prohibits storage or use of barbecue grills in any building, walkway, stairway or balcony. No outdoor or indoor grills of any type are permitted in The University Village, including, but not limited to George Foreman Grills. Purdue University Calumet officials are exempt from this policy when performing in an official University capacity.

Guest and Visitation Policy (A) — H-015

All regulations outlined in this handbook and in the housing contract apply to guests as well as residents. Guests are required to conduct themselves in an orderly and respectful manner and are not permitted to disturb the housing community. Guests must be accompanied by a resident at all times. Residents are 100% responsible for the conduct of their guests. Residents and their guests are subject to resident conduct proceedings / student conduct disciplinary action by the Department of Housing and Residential Education staff, University disciplinary system, and can be held accountable by law enforcement officials.

Residents must respect the wishes and comfort of their suitemates when entertaining guests. Overnight guests are permitted for up to 10 nights per semester (unless otherwise approved by the Assistant Director, or Director of Housing and Residential Education) for no more than two consecutive days as long as it is satisfactory with the resident’s suitemates as well. All guests and visitors must follow the instructions below when entering the building:

  • All guests/visitors must check-in at the respective Service Desk of University Village by presenting valid photo identification. PUC students may present a valid student identification card to satisfy this requirement.
  • All guests/visitors “approved” will receive a guest card from the Community Assistant at the respective Service Desk. The official guest card must remain in the guest’s possession for the entire length of the visit.
  • All residents are responsible for the actions of their guest(s). Guests must abide by the policies and procedures of the Department of Housing and Residential Education and Purdue University Calumet.
  • Community Assistants working at The University Village Service Desks will check-in all guests and visitors.
  • All guests/visitors must check-out at the respective Service Desk by turning in the guest/visitor card anytime they exit the building. The guest/visitor card must be returned before the guest’s ID can be returned. The official location of check-out is at the respective University Village Service Desk. In the event that a guest card is not returned, the resident with whom the guest is visiting will be assessed a Lost Guest Pass fee (see Fees and Fines). If the resident’s guests are asked to leave the premises, the resident will not be allowed to have any other guests for a period of 24 hours.

Health and Safety Inspections (B) — H-016

It is the responsibility of the resident to clean and maintain her/his apartment in a sanitary and safe condition.

Health and safety inspections will be conducted on a monthly and as-needed basis. Violations of the health and safety inspection policies and procedures will result in a Health and Safety Violation fine and resident conduct proceedings.

Heating Elements (B) — H-017

Space heaters, halogen lamps, and other heating devices present a fire hazard and are strictly prohibited in all University Village apartments.

Identification (A) — H-051

All residents and residents’ guests are expected to provide appropriate and correct identification and information upon the request of Department of Housing and Residential Education staff and/or University officials. All residents are expected to show their PUC ID Card upon entering their residence hall. The sticker of their respective residence hall must be on their ID at all times. Access cards (PUC ID Cards) are not to be transferred or used by anyone but the student in which the PUC ID Card is issued to. Knowingly furnishing false information in any form is also a violation of this policy. Violations of this policy may be referred to the Office of the Dean of Students.

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Laundry Facilities (B) — H-019

Laundry facilities are for residents’ use only.

Locks/Doors (B) — H-020

Doors and locks shall not be obstructed and locks may not be altered, changed, or added by residents under any circumstances. Keys are the property of the Department of Housing and Residential Education and must be returned at the end of resident’s occupancy. Duplication of keys is strictly prohibited. A charge of $10.00 will be added to a resident’s student account if the key is damaged. A charge of $100.00 will be made to re-key the entire apartment due to a lost key. The Department of Housing and Residential Education may, from time to time and without prior notice, change locks on an apartment for security purposes. Resident access cards are not to be transferred or used by anyone else.

Lofts (B) — H-021

Residents will not be permitted to construct lofts, waterbeds, wall partitions, or any similar structures.

Noise (B) — H-022

  • Electronic Equipment All radios, televisions, stereo equipment or any other appliances or items which generate noise or sound, shall be turned down to a level that does not interfere with the quiet environment of the other residents.
  • Instruments No percussive or electronically amplified musical instruments may be played on the premises with the exception of scheduled student activities in common areas organized, sponsored or supported by the Department of Housing and Residential Education. Non-electronically amplified acoustic instruments may be played in The University Village at a level that does not annoy or interfere with the quiet environment of the other residents. (Residents are encouraged to utilize the music practice room in Griffin.)
  • Quiet Hours/Courtesy Hours All residents and guests shall comply with QUIET HOURS and COURTESY HOURS policies in the University Village community and on the premises, and shall comply with all rules and regulations as posted from time to time for use of the recreational areas. This includes, but is not limited to, the surrounding parking lot areas, and the Griffin Hall Patio. Courtesy Hours are 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Residents may be approached to reduce the noise level in an effort to support an environment conducive to learning. Residents and guests are expected to respect and comply with requests made by other residents and/or by Department staff members. Quiet Hours are from 11:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. seven days a week. This also includes loud music or sound coming from a vehicle.

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Open Flame (B) — H-023

Open flames including but not limited to candles and incense, are not permitted on the premises. Violators will be subject to an Open Flame fine and resident conduct proceedings.

Parking (B) — H-024

Each resident may park in only one parking spot and are expected to follow all parking guidelines via parking signs and memorandums. Parking double, in fire lanes, in spaces designated for handicapped persons, in staff spaces or spaces assigned to other residents will result in the vehicle being ticketed or towed at vehicle owner’s expense. The Department of Housing and Residential Education/University is not responsible for damage that may occur during towing. All vehicles must be registered at the University Village Service Desk or during move-in.

Personalization (B) — H-025

Residents shall not hang or erect anything on or about the interior or exterior of the University Village, nor place nails, hooks, etc. on interior or exterior walls or ceilings of the premises without the prior written consent of the Director of Housing and Residential Education. Residents are encouraged to use good taste when decorating. Posters should be secured to walls using wall putty. Framed pictures or heavy wall hangings should be secured using proper picture hanging hooks that do not penetrate through the entire dry wall boards. Seek assistance from the University Village Facilities Team if you have any questions. All interior and exterior doors of The University Village shall remain free of nails, stickers, or any other additions to the original surface. To avoid marring the facilities, no posters or flyers are to be posted on exterior building walls, windows, or doors. Full length exterior paper door decorations are strictly prohibited.

Pest Control (A) — H-052

Residents are responsible for adhering to the health and safety standards of the Department of Housing and Residential Education. In the event that the Department of Housing and Residential Education or University Village Facilities Team determines that a pest issue exists due to the negligence of care of any apartment suite, the respective residents will incur an educational sanction for the first occurrence. A subsequent violation will likely result in separation from The University Village community.

Pets (A) — H-026

All animals, except fish (see below), are prohibited from being brought into University Village without the expressed written consent of the Director of Housing and Residential Education. Pet prohibitions apply to all mammals, reptiles, birds, and insects. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit seeing-eye dogs in The University Village for the visually impaired. If a pet is found to be on the premises, the pet will be removed immediately. The Department of Housing and Residential Education may remove any unauthorized pet if a one day’s written notice of intent to remove the pet is left in a conspicuous place in the apartment. The Department of Housing and Residential Education may turn the pet over to a humane society or local authority.

  • Fish

Fish are allowed in University Village under the following conditions:

  • Fish must live in a fish tank that is mechanically-filtered and does not exceed 10 gallons in size.
  • Fish that pose a danger to University Village residents are not allowed.
  • Fish tanks must be kept clean at all times.
  • Fish may be placed anywhere in an apartment, but if a fish is placed in any shared living space, all roommates must agree to this on the suitemate agreement.

Physical Altercations (A) — H-027

Any report to the Department of Housing and Residential Education regarding an alleged or witnessed physical altercation will be investigated and referred for resident conduct proceedings / student conduct disciplinary action. The resident will be encouraged to make a report with the Purdue University Calumet Police Department. If a resident is found to be responsible for such an action, the resident may be removed from housing immediately.

Prohibited Activities (A) — H-028

  • Gambling Such activity is prohibited in University Village or on the grounds.
  • Hazing Any act that injures, degrades, disgraces, any fellow student or person by any club, group, organization or individual is strictly forbidden by State law.
  • Sports No recreational or sporting games in any form are permitted in the buildings, breezeways, balconies or parking lots.

Prohibited items (A) — H-029

The following items are prohibited in University Village and on the premises:

  • Construction barriers, street signs, newspaper machines, etc. because these constitute stolen property. Darts, dart boards, and liquid-filled furniture because of potential damage to the facilities.
  • Dangerous substances and chemicals including, but not limited to, automobile batteries, gasoline, acids and other dangerous chemicals.

Projectiles (A) — H-030

Throwing, dropping, or hanging any objects from windows and balconies of University Village constitutes a danger to other residents and the facility and is expressly prohibited. Residents that throw, drop, or suspend any object, including but not limited to Frisbees, balls, paper gliders, etc., may be subject to immediate removal from housing.

Property (A) — H-031

No furniture, nor electronic equipment, is to be removed from public areas and residential units. Removal of such will be considered disorderly conduct or theft and the person or persons responsible may incur charges for replacement, fines or other resident conduct proceedings / student conduct disciplinary action.

Public Spaces (B) — H-032

Driveways, sidewalks, halls, entry passages, stairs and other public areas shall not be obstructed at any time.

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Radio Transmitting Equipment (B) — H-033

Aerials, masts, and other short wave radio transmitting equipment are prohibited due to FCC interference regulations and safety precautions.

ResNet Resource Acceptable Use Policy (B) — H-034

If a resident owns and uses a personal computer, he/she must register the computer through the Information Services on-line registration process at the beginning of every semester. All residents are allowed only two computers for their individual internet port. Routing devices for multiple computers are not allowed in The University Village. Using such devices may, in fact, impede internet connectivity for other residents in The University Village. Each resident is held to the same IT resource policy that all users of the Purdue Calumet Computer network (Policy V.4.1 IT Resource Acceptable Use). However, in order to provide a positive computing experience for all residents of the University housing data network we impose a 24 hour data transmission limit on all residents. This limit consists of 15 GB of data transmitted to and from the resident’s computer in any 24 hour period of time. If a user is found to violate this limit or is found to have a routing device, the following action is taken:

  • First and Second violations results in an email to the resident addressing his/her offense
  • Third violation results in placing the resident in a Guest Access computing policy and is referred to the HRE Resident Conduct Process for an official warning and education on the proper use of network resources.
  • Fourth violation user is placed back in a Guest Access computing policy and is referred to the HRE Resident Conduct Process for further conduct proceedings.
  • Fifth violation will result in the loss of ResNet privileges for an extended period of time and is referred to the Office of the Dean of Students for further conduct proceedings.

Seasonal Decorations (B) — H-036

These items must be of a fire retardant material. Live-cut Christmas trees and lights are prohibited because they constitute a fire hazard.

Sex Offenders (A) — H-037

It is the policy of the Department of Housing and Residential Education and Purdue University Calumet that convicted sexual offenders shall not reside in the University Village. Any person found to be in violation of this policy will be held in default of his/her housing contract.

Sexual Harassment (A) — H-038

Any report to the Department of Housing and Residential Education regarding alleged sexual harassment will be referred for further judicial action through the Office of the Dean of Students. The resident will be encouraged to make a report with the University Police Department. If a resident is found to be responsible for such an action, the resident may be immediately separated from the University Village community.

Signs (B) — H-039

All signs, posters or other items must be approved by the Department of Housing and Residential Education administration before they may be posted in any public area. Approved materials must be posted by Housing and Residential Education staff.

Smoking (A) — H-040

Purdue University Calumet is a Smoke Free Campus (Chancellor’s Memorandum No. A-259). Smoking is prohibited within the University as well as in or around the University Village Community. Violators may be subject to a smoking fine and resident conduct proceedings. Persistent violations of this policy will likely result in separation from the University Village community.

Solicitation/Canvassing (B) — H-041

Promotions of any kind, without the prior consent of the Department of Housing and Residential Education administration, will not be permitted in The University Village community or on the premises. Residents are requested to notify staff members of any such activity.

Suitemate Agreement (B) — H-035

Every resident is expected to comply with the expectations agreed upon within their respective suite’s Suitemate Agreement. Suitemate agreements are mandatory for each resident/apartment suite. Residents are expected to attend all administratively coordinated suitemate meetings.

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Theft (A) — H-042

Theft of property or services of Purdue University Calumet, or of any person or business is prohibited.

Threatening/Intimidating Behavior/Harassment (A) — H-043

Residents are encouraged to report threatening, intimidating, or harassing behavior to the staff of the Department of Housing and Residential Education and the University Police Department. Threatening, intimidating, or harassing behavior will be investigated and adjudicated. Such behavior will not be tolerated in the University Village community. If a resident is found responsible for this type of behavior, the resident may face being separated from the University Village community.

Trash (B) — H-044

All trash and refuse from apartments should be placed in parking lot dumpsters provided by the Department of Housing and Residential Education. Trash should not be left in University Village or in any of the common areas, hallways, outside of residential units, or similar places on the premises. Residents should not deposit room or apartment trash in litter receptacles located throughout the facility or grounds since these are intended for litter, not apartment trash or garbage. Residents should deposit items to be recycled in the appropriately designated recycle receptacles when available.

Unauthorized Use of a Room/Squatting (A) — H-045

The unauthorized use of any empty room within The University Village community is prohibited. Residents may only utilize the space in which they have been assigned. Guests are not permitted to stay in University Village overnight for more than the nights allotted within the Guest and Visitation policy. Violation of this policy may result in an Unauthorized Use of a Room fine to be assessed to the respective resident’s account. If a non-resident is found in violation of this policy, they may be issued a no trespass order.

Vandalism (A) — H-048

Residents are encouraged to report vandalism to staff members of Housing and Residential Education and/or University Police Department. Staff members will file a police report when/if vandalism is found in or around The University Village. Such behavior will not be tolerated in the University Village community. If a resident is found responsible for this type of behavior, the resident may face being removed from the University Village community as well as be held accountable to pay for the damage caused by the vandalism. Excessive damage to an apartment suite may result in the filing of a police report and further resident or student conduct proceedings.

Vehicles (B) — H-046

  • Bicycles — Parking and storage of such modes of transportation may only occur in the areas provided for bicycle parking. Chains or U-bolts should be used to secure bicycles to racks. Bicycles may not be chained to any exterior railings, trees, light poles, or any other structure. Bicycles may be removed from such areas by the Department of Housing and Residential Education and a $25.00 removal fee will be charged to the student responsible for the bicycle. The Department of Housing and Residential Education shall not be liable for damage to or loss of any bicycles. Residents are required to register their bicycles with the Department of Housing and Residential Education.
  • Internal Combustion Engines — Motorcycles, motor scooters, mopeds, or other internal combustion engines cannot be stored inside or adjacent to apartments or buildings.

Vehicle Repairs (B) — H-047

Vehicle reconditioning, repair, maintenance (including changing of oil or tires) or washing are not permitted on site. Vehicles deemed inoperable or in repair, by the Department of Residential Education or the University Police Department may be removed at the resident’s expense, 24 hours after a written notice has been placed in a conspicuous place on the vehicle, notifying owner of intent to remove from the University Village community. The parking lot is for wheeled motor vehicles only. The storage of boats, other motorized crafts, and/or trailers of any kind is not permitted.

Weapons (A) — H-049

All weapons are strictly prohibited in The University Village community or Purdue University Calumet property, which includes all parking lots. Weapons used for decoration or display are also strictly prohibited. Residents found in possession or found responsible for violating this policy will likely be immediately separated from The University Village community.

Windows (A) — H-050

Windows shall not be obstructed. The use of foil and other similar materials over windows is not permitted. Window screens must remain permanently in place to fulfill their purpose and to avoid loss. In the event that the resident removes or damages the window screen a charge of $25.00 will be imposed for each offense and resident conduct proceedings / student conduct disciplinary action may be taken. Any resident throwing, placing or hanging anything out of their window may be subject to immediate separation from The University Village community.

Additional Fines

In addition to the fines specifically set forth in these rules and regulations, the department of housing and residential education may impose a fine for any violation of these rules and regulations. Any violation of these rules and regulations also constitutes a default under the housing contract and shall entitle the department of housing and residential education to pursue all remedies available to hre pursuant to said housing contract. The director of housing and residential education’s determination of a violation shall be final.

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