In addition to policies found in the West Liberty Student Code of Conduct, and Residence Life Handbook, residents of student houses are expected to adhere to the following guidelines:
Alcohol: The possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages is permitted in UP1, UP2, and the Cabins under the following restrictions: no more than one six pack of beer cans per resident. No bottles, and no mass quantity containers are permitted. Residents under the age of 21 are not permitted in the apartment while alcohol is present.
Appliances: Each apartment is furnished with a full-size refrigerator, dishwasher and oven/stove. The Cabins are furnished with a full-size refrigerator and oven/stove as well. In addition, residents in UP1, UP2 and the Cabins are permitted to have small appliances (only permitted in the kitchen). Specific appliances include toasters, Foreman grills, slow cookers, sandwich makers, waffle makers, coffee pots, and clothing irons.
Cable: Cable is provided as a service from the University. Concerns should be addressed with the Graduate Assistant.
Checking Out: Each resident is responsible for properly checking out of the apartments. All belongings must be removed at the end of the academic year during check out, unless a 12 month lease has been paid.
Cleanliness and Condition: Residents of the apartments are responsible for the cleanliness of their unit. It is expected that residents will purchase cleaning supplies as needed, including a vacuum cleaner.
Cohabitation: Cohabitation in the units is prohibited. If there is evidence that the residents are allowing one or more guests to reside in the unit, both residents may be reassigned to the residence halls immediately.
Courtesy Hours: Courtesy Hours are to be maintained in the units. Noise level of unit residents that disturbs a roommate, neighboring apartments and/or surrounding University homes is not acceptable. Speakers are not permitted to be placed in unit windows.
Damages: The condition of the units must be maintained. Residents will be charged individually for damage to their bedroom, and charges will be equally divided among unit residents for damage to the common spaces in the unit.
Fire Equipment: Each unit has installed smoke detectors. Smoke detectors are not to be removed from the wall or the batteries disconnected for any reason. Fire extinguishers placed in kitchens may not be removed from the apartment nor placed elsewhere for storage.
Furniture: In UP1, UP2 and the Cabins each resident will receive a bed, mattress, dresser, and desk for each bedroom. Additionally, living room furniture is provided in UP1 and the Cabins as well. Due to narrow hallways and stairways, residents are not permitted to bring their own large furniture items for UP1. In University Place 2 (UP2), apartments are not furnished with any living room items.
Garbage: Garbage is to be removed from the apartment and placed in the trash dumpster located in the parking lot of the University Place Apartments. Garbage at the Cabins should be set out in their individual cabin dumpsters or to the main dumpster located at the GTop.
Health & Safety Inspections: Health & Safety Inspections will be conducted each month by the Graduate Assistant to ensure that residents are complying with all policies regarding health and safety in the apartments/houses (i.e. fire safety procedures and policies, cleanliness, garbage, etc.).
Holiday Decorations: Live holiday trees are not permitted in the units.
Lawn Mowing: The lawn/grass will be mowed and maintained by university personnel.
Locks: Each unit has been supplied with a lock and keys for the entrance door, and each room door. It is the responsibility of the resident to maintain the security of the unit. Doors and windows should be locked when the residents are not home. Keys to apartments/houses are not to be given to family, friends, or other students for use by residents of the apartments/houses.
Mail: All residential students are assigned a mailbox through the College Union Office, located in the basement of the College Union. Mail will not be delivered to apartments/houses, the Student Services Office, or the Office of Housing & Student Life.
Maintenance: All maintenance concerns should be addressed with the Graduate Assistant. Additionally, maintenance concerns may be emailed to the Housing Maintenance staff at [email protected].
Occupancy: The occupancy of the University Place Apartments is based on the apartment. UP1 has three 2-bedroom apartments and twelve 3-bedroom apartments. All sixteen apartments in UP2 are 2-bedroom apartments. The Cabins offer 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom options as well. Contracts for the units are for the full academic year or for a 12 month lease, depending on the student’s preference, for UP1 and UP2. The Cabins are all 12-month lease options. Full occupancy must be maintained by eligible residents for the full academic year.
Parking: Residents of the apartments/houses must purchase a parking permit from Campus Police. Parking vehicles on the roads or the grass is not permissible.
Pets: Some pets, with proper pre-approval and documentation are permitted in the apartments. Dogs, cats and snakes will not be permitted. However, small pets that are required to live in cages or aquariums are permitted in the apartment. This includes, but is not limited to ferrets, rabbits, lizards, guinea pigs, hamsters, etc. Each pet must be approved by the Office of Housing & Student Life prior to move in. Each student is limited to one pet, and an additional deposit of $250 is required for the pet. Health & Safety Inspections would be completed monthly and would include pet areas. Failure to properly maintain cleanliness of pet area or to follow pet policy guidelines may result in removal of privileges. Pets are not permitted in the Cabins.
Residence Life Staff: A Graduate Assistant will be assigned to manage and live in each of the apartment buildings on the ground floor. All questions and concerns can be addressed with this staff member.
Smoking: Smoking is prohibited in all units.
Space Heaters: Space Heaters are not permitted. Space heaters issued by the University may be used in emergencies and with special permission from Housing & Student Life. In the case of heating emergencies, contact the Graduate Assistant or the Maintenance Office to obtain a University-issued space heater.
Student Handbook: Residents of the Apartments and Cabins are expected to abide by all policies outlined in the West Liberty University Handbook and all other written policies (including the Residential Living Standards) unless an exception or change to a policy has been printed in this document.
Visitation: All overnight guests that are in the units must be registered with the Office of Housing & Student Life. Guest registration forms are available in the Housing Office or with the Resident Assistant in Hughes Hall. Residents are responsible for the actions of their guests, including other WLU students visiting their units.