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 prohibited on the West Liberty University campus, including in or around the house.
Appliances: Additional large appliances may not be added to the apartments unless prior approval is obtained from the Office of Housing & Student Life. Please review the residential policies and procedure for approved and non-approved appliances.
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 their respective room within the house. All belongings must be removed at the end of the academic year during check out.
Cleanliness and Condition: Residents of the house are responsible for the cleanliness of their room and the house in general. 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, all residents may be reassigned to the residence halls immediately.
Cooking: Stoves are provided in each house. Residents should not leave the stove unattended while cooking in the house.
Courtesy Hours: Courtesy Hours are to be maintained in the house. Noise level of house residents that disturbs a roommate and/or surrounding university homes is not acceptable. Speakers are not permitted to be placed in house windows.
Damages: The condition of the house must be maintained. Residents will be charged individually for damage to their bedroom, and charges will be equally divided among house residents for damage to the common spaces in the house.
Eligibility: Students must maintain eligibility to live in the house. Minimum standards are: Junior or Senior Status (determined by completed hours), 3.0 GPA and good social standing with the Office of Housing & Residence Life. Students who do not maintain minimum eligibility will be assigned a residence hall room and forfeit their residence in the apartments.
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 the kitchen may not be removed from the house nor placed elsewhere for storage.
Furniture: Each resident will receive a bed, mattress, dresser, and desk; all of which must be kept in the house. When the residents vacate the apartment, all furniture not provided by the University must be removed.
Garbage: All garbage to be disposed of must be placed in the provided garbage receptacle. All garbage must be placed in this receptacle immediately. No garbage may be stored outside of the receptacle, nor placed outside of the house for later disposal.
Health & Safety Inspections: Health & Safety Inspections will be conducted monthly by the Resident Assistant to ensure that residents are complying with all policies regarding health and safety in the apartments (i.e. fire safety procedures and policies, cleanliness, garbage, etc.). Refrigerators, walk-in closets, and ovens will be inspected thoroughly inside and out.
Holiday Decorations: Live holiday trees are not permitted in the house.
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. 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 the house are not to be given to family, friends, or other students for use by residents of the house.
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.
Maintenance: All maintenance concerns should be addressed with the Graduate Assistant immediately.
Microwaves: Each apartment/house is only permitted to have one microwave.
Occupancy: Contracts for the house are for the full academic year only. Full occupancy must be maintained by eligible residents for the full academic year.
Outdoor Furniture: Furniture that is not intended for outdoor use is not permitted on the exterior of the house.
Parking: Residents of the house must have a parking permit. Parking vehicles on the roads or the grass is not permissible.
Pets: Pets (with the exception of non-carnivorous fish) are not permitted in the units. Additionally, residents are prohibited from feeding outside animals, including stray dogs and cats.
Phone: Phone is provided as a service from the University. Concerns should be addressed with the Resident Assistant.
Refrigerators: Each apartment is equipped with a full size refrigerator.
Residence Life Staff: Graduate assistants will be assigned to manage houses, apartments and cabins. All questions and concerns can be addressed with the GA members.
Smoking: Smoking is prohibited in the house.
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 and/or the Maintenance Department. In the case of heating emergencies, contact the Resident Assistant to obtain a University-issued space heater.
Student Handbook: Residents of the apartments 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 Resident Assistant on duty in Hughes Hall. Residents are responsible for the actions of their guests, including other WLU students visiting their units.