ON CAMPUS HOUSING REGULATIONS
As an On Campus Housing resident you are responsible for abiding by the On Campus Housing Regulations as well as the ASU Student Conduct Code. These regulations have been designed to create safe, supportive and inclusive living-learning communities that engage residents in order to foster their academic success, personal growth and responsible citizenship.
These regulations have been categorized into three (3) sections:
General Conduct Regulations
GENERAL CONDUCT REGULATIONS
Regulations regarding the possession, consumption, or distribution of alcoholic beverages within or on grounds immediately adjacent to the On Campus Housing facilities include the following:
a. Possession of visible containers, opened or closed, (e.g. cups, cans, bottles, cases/boxes, on which alcoholic beverage insignia appear) anywhere within or on grounds immediately adjacent to the On Campus Housing facilities except in an assigned student room when the door is closed and the alcoholic beverage cannot be detected from outside the room/suite, is prohibited. If alcohol possession or consumption can be detected from outside the room/suite, it is considered public, visible and in violation of this policy.
b. Possession of bulk alcoholic beverages, that is, amounts for storage or use that is excessive under the circumstances for personal use is prohibited. Devices used or intended for the rapid consumption of alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Kegs, cases of beer, and other beverages with an equivalent amount of alcoholic content in any form of container are considered bulk alcohol.
c. Violation of any other regulation while under the influence of alcohol is considered an additional infraction of On Campus Housing Regulations.
d. Inability to exercise care for one’s own safety, the safety of others or the safety of property owned by the university or residents due in whole or in part to being under the influence of alcohol is considered an infraction of On Campus Housing Regulations.
e. Providing, selling, or causing to be sold any alcoholic beverage to any other person is prohibited.
f. If alcohol is present, the hosting of a room/suite gathering (e.g. party, celebration) where there are more than two (2) guests for each resident of that room who is present is prohibited.
g. Staff members may require residents to dispose of alcoholic beverages if the possession of the beverages is a violation of State Law or University/OCH Regulations.
h. Residents in possession of alcoholic beverages are solely responsible in restricting any minors from having access to or consuming any of the alcohol they own.
A.2 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES/ILLEGAL DRUGS
Regulations pertaining to the possession, use, misuse or distribution of controlled substances within or on grounds immediately adjacent to the On Campus Housing facilities include the following:
a. Unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, use, misuse or sale of, or the attempted manufacture, distribution, dispensing, or sale of controlled substances, identified in federal or state law is prohibited. The use of marijuana, including medicinal, is illegal under federal law and is prohibited. In addition, the use of any prescribed medication or over the counter drugs in an abusive manner is prohibited.
b. Possession or use of drug-related paraphernalia is prohibited.
c. Violation of any other regulation while under the influence of a controlled substance is considered an additional infraction of On Campus Housing Regulations.
d. Inability to exercise care for one’s own safety, the safety of others or the safety of property owned by the university or residents due in whole or in part to being under the influence of a controlled substance is considered an infraction of On Campus Housing Regulations.
A.3 DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR/COMPLICITY
a. Behavior that disrupts or interferes with the orderly functions in or around the On Campus Housing community is prohibited. Additionally, acts or behaviors that disrupt or interfere with others’ normal use of facilities or privileges are prohibited.
b. Encouraging or permitting others in the commission or attempted commission of misconduct is a violation of the On Campus Housing Regulations. Students are expected to notify an appropriate university official of the misconduct and/or remove themselves from the situation.
A.4 EXPLOSIVES, CHEMICALS, OR HIGHLY COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS
Chemicals, explosives, or highly combustible materials that are potentially dangerous or damaging to the buildings or their occupants are prohibited in and around the On Campus Housing facilities. These include, but are not limited to, firecrackers, gasoline, vehicle batteries, and/or unauthorized pesticides.
A.5 FAILURE TO COMPLY
Students are required to comply with directions of University personnel (such as Resident Assistants, Resident Directors, Access Monitors, Community Service Officers, University Police, etc.) while in the performance of their duties. Resisting or interfering with University personnel while in the performance of their duties is prohibited.
A.6 FIRE SAFETY
Students and guests are required to evacuate any On Campus Housing facility immediately upon the sound of an alarm or order to evacuate in accordance with UCFD Evacuation Procedures, immediately upon the sound of an alarm or an order to evacuate. Reentry may not occur until authorization is given by University personnel. Room doors, fire doors, hallways and stairwells may not be obstructed. Activating false fire alarms or misusing or tampering with fire protection devices is strictly prohibited.
Illegal gambling in On Campus Housing facilities is prohibited, i.e., activities played for money, checks, credit, or any other item representative of value (e.g. chips or markers to be traded in later for cash), as provided for in Section 330 of the California Penal Code.
a. ASU housing is provided exclusively for the residents and their authorized guests. Resident hosts are expected to be present with their guests at all times. Allowing a person entrance into a building and leaving him or her unattended is prohibited. Residents are fully responsible for the conduct of their guests and for informing their guests of University rules and On Campus Housing regulations pertaining to conduct within the On Campus Housing community. Residents may be documented in lieu of the guest for violating University regulations. A guest is any person who accompanies a resident within or around the On Campus Housing community and/or into a building they do not live in. Guests, or those wishing to be guests, may be required to leave the On Campus Housing community for violating University regulations or causing a disruption within the On Campus Housing community. Guests will be required to provide valid photo identification and sign in to be admitted to the On Campus Housing.
b. Residents may accommodate overnight guests with the On Campus Housing manager’s approval, no more than four (4) nights per month. Residents must also get the approval for overnight guests from their roommate(s).
Students must be in possession of their ASU ID Card at all times and present it to University personnel upon request. ASU ID Card is the property of ASU and is non-transferable. All other persons within the On Campus Housing community must be in possession of and present valid photo identification to University personnel upon request. Persons who fail to provide appropriate identification may be required to leave the On Campus Housing community. Children under 16 years of age and accompanied by their legal guardian or resident host who has valid photo identification are an exception.
A.10. MISUSE OF PROPERTY/THEFT/VANDALISM
Unauthorized possession, use or misuse, removal, defacing, tampering, damage or destruction of university property or the property of others is prohibited.
a. All residents and guests are expected to be considerate of noise levels, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Noise (including but not limited to voices, amplified music, televisions, musical instruments, radios) must be maintained at all times at a level which does not disturb any other resident. Residents are expected to comply with the requests of others to reduce noise levels at all times.
Specifically designated Quiet Hours:
• Sunday 10:00pm through Monday 8:00am
• Monday 10:00pm through Tuesday 8:00am
• Tuesday 10:00pm through Wednesday 8:00am
• Wednesday 10:00pm through Thursday 8:00am
• Thursday 10:00pm through Friday 8:00am
• Friday 12:00am through Saturday 9:00am
• Saturday 12:00am through Sunday 9:00am
During Quiet Hours, it is each resident’s responsibility to be certain that no noise can be heard outside of her/his room or in neighboring rooms, halls, or outside of the building.
Exceptions may be made for Residential Life approved programs.
b. Quiet Hours are extended to twenty two (22) hours 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily during the last two (2) weeks of each quarter during the academic year. Extended quiet hours shall be observed by all residents and guests of any floor which chooses to designate additional quiet hours. During the summer sessions, extended quiet hours must be observed when posted.
A.12 SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SYSTEMS
Tampering with, or bypassing the safety and security systems of On Campus Housing facilities (including but not limited to, propping open, forcibly opening, or unauthorized use of emergency and exterior doors) is prohibited.
Room doors must be closed and locked when the room is unoccupied and no resident of that room is in the immediate vicinity or when occupants are sleeping.
A.13 THREATENING BEHAVIOR
Conduct that threatens the health and safety of any person in or around the On Campus Housing community is prohibited.
A.14 THROWING OBJECTS
Projecting objects or substances from or within facilities is prohibited within the On Campus Housing community.
Possession or unauthorized use of firearms or replicas, ammunition, knives, potentially dangerous sporting equipment (including but not limited to pellet guns, paint guns, sling shots, air soft guns, swords, foils, archery equipment), or other weapons (included but not limited to tasers and stun guns) is prohibited within the On Campus Housing community. Martial arts weapons and such potentially dangerous sporting equipment may not be stored in the On Campus Housing community.
B.1 BICYCLES, SCOOTERS, SKATEBOARDS, ROLLER SKATES/BLADES
Bicycles, scooters, skateboards, and roller skates/blades may not be ridden in buildings and may be stored only in residents’ rooms or designated areas (i.e.,bicycle racks). The aforementioned items may not be stored in stairwells, lounges, lobbies or hallways or attached to handrails. Check with your front desk for locations of bicycle racks in the On Campus Housing area. Outside, these items are prohibited for purposes other than transportation from one place to another.
B.2 CABLE/SATELLITE USE
Residents may not use or share any cable/satellite signal outside the room in which it is provided.
B.3 COMPUTER USE
Residents agree to abide by acceptable use agreements when they activate the computer port in their room or ASU Wi-Fi signal. Residents also agree to abide by the ASU Online Acceptable Use Policies. Only Residents in good standing and their guests will be granted access to the ASU internet service.
B.4 FIRE HAZARDS
a. Open flames (including candles and incense), combustible decorations and chemicals, multiple (‘octopus’) electrical adapters and ungrounded electrical appliances are prohibited in residents’ rooms. Electrical heating/cooking appliances such as hot pots, hot plates, and immersible heating coils are not permitted. Micro-fridges are permitted. Refrigerators greater than 6 cubic ft. are not permitted. Portable, as well as window mounted air conditioning units are also prohibited. Halogen lamps are not permitted for fire safety purposes.
b. Barbecues are allowed in the courtyard off the main entrance lobby only.
B.5 FURNITURE/LOFTED BEDS
Furniture (including mattresses) may not be removed from student rooms of original assignment in the On Campus Housing facilities without proper authorization from the Residence Hall Manager. Furniture may not be assembled atop bricks, bookcases, or other structures not originally designed to support it.
Lofted or bunked beds may only be assembled by certified On Campus Housing Staff and manufacturer trained installers/movers assigned by the University. No other person or entity may install or construct lofts or bunk beds in a room. Bed adjustment requests will be assessed a Housing fee per request and processed while supplies last. This fee covers both the cost of the requested alteration and the returning of the bed to the original configuration upon move-out. Elevated beds (i.e. bunks and lofts) may not be located directly in front of a window.
Removal of guard rails on elevated beds is prohibited. If the guard rail breaks, residents must immediately notify the front desk. Ladders and replacement guard rails for elevated beds are available upon request through the front desk of each residence hall.
Waterbeds are not permitted in any University owned or leased housing.
B.6 HALLWAY USE
For health and safety reasons, hallways, stairwells, and walkways are to be kept clear of furniture, equipment, trash, and any other obstacles that might obstruct passage. Games and other recreational activities are prohibited in these areas, as are skateboards.
The On Campus Housing staff reserves the right to inspect all rooms in order to ensure compliance with occupancy, maintenance, and health and safety regulations. Residential Life and Housing staff conduct routine Health and Safety Inspections per room throughout the year as necessary.
B.8 KEYS AND LOCKS
A room key is the responsibility of the assigned Resident. A room key is not to be duplicated, loaned, or furnished to any other person. Doors, door jambs, and locking mechanisms are not to be altered or tampered with in any way, especially in ways that would preclude doors from latching. This includes, but is not limited to, doors on resident rooms, lounges, bathrooms, and exits/entrances. Lost and missing keys and altered or damaged locks can result in lock replacement at the expense of the Resident. Installation of additional door locking mechanisms (e.g., deadbolt latches, chains, etc.) is prohibited and will be removed at the expense of the Resident. Housing will replace lost keys at a cost of $10/key. Any rekeying of locks or lock replacement will include three (3) keys, at the expense of the resident, and this service will be provided by a locksmith chosen by the Resident Hall Manager.
B.9 MOTOR VEHICLES
Motorized vehicles may be parked in designated areas only. No motorized vehicle may be parked or stored inside or adjacent to the On Campus Housing facilities. Improperly stored vehicles will be removed and the removal cost, along with any related charges, will be the responsibility of the owner.
Pets, visiting or otherwise, are not permitted in residence halls or rooms. This provision does not apply to service or therapy animals or pets grandfathered in. If you feel you need a service animal, please contact the Resident Hall manager to discuss the situation.
B.11 PUBLIC/COMMON AREA CARE
a. Persons are to place waste products in appropriate recycling and waste receptacles. Residents may not use the public area trash receptacles to dispose of their room trash.
b. Posted and published regulations and hours for use of the community barbecues and laundry facilities are to be observed.
c. Common and public areas must be maintained for shared use at all times. Furniture, and other public area furnishings, i.e., floor mats, should only be used in the manner for which they were designated and must remain in the public areas to which they were assigned. Residents with public area furniture found in rooms are subject to Housing fees. Furnishings which are not officially designated as part of a residential room’s accessories may not be moved into any resident’s room at any time. Damage charges not readily assignable to a particular individual may be charged to a group or floor of residents. Sleeping or loitering in lounges, common or other public areas is not permitted.
One (1) mini refrigerator is allowed per unit. All refrigerators must not exceed six (6) cubic feet, be U.L. Approved, and be in good working condition. No more than one (1) refrigerator may be operated in any room, and may not be operated in a closet or enclosed area. Refrigerators must be emptied and unplugged during any extended absences from the On Campus Housing Facilities. Refrigerators are the sole responsibility of the resident.
B.13 RESTRICTED AREAS
Unauthorized presence on rooftops, outside ledges, in other resident’s rooms or suites, in administrative offices, service areas, or College facilities after business hours, or areas marked as restricted in the On Campus Housing community is prohibited. Unauthorized entrance into and presence in construction sites in the vicinity of the On Campus Housing community is prohibited.
B.14 ROOM BEHAVIOR
Residents are responsible for all behavior which occurs in their respective Residence Room. Room occupants will be required to pay for any damage or excessive cleaning to any part of their room or suite, including but not limited to furniture, fixtures, doors, and screens. Report any damages promptly so that repairs may be made.
B.15 ROOM CHANGES
Residents who wish to change their accommodations must make proper arrangements with the On Campus Housing Manager, prior to any move or change to their assignment. Occupancy changes include room, roommate changes, and termination of housing contracts. All of these changes are regulated by specific procedures. Some changes are limited to certain time periods and some changes require an administrative fee to be paid at Housing Services. It is important to consult with the On Campus Housing Manager well in advance of your anticipated occupancy change in order to clarify procedures and receive authorization to initiate the process.
B.16 ROOM OCCUPANCY
a. Unauthorized gatherings of more than eight six(6) individuals, at any time, in individual rooms are prohibited.
b. The Housing Assignment Office will continue to sell available space in assigned rooms and may fill this space at any time. Residents are required to keep the vacant space clean and available for a potential roommate at all times.
B.17 SMOKING AND TOBACCO PRODUCTS
Smoking of any kind is not permitted within all University housing communities. In accordance with the ASU Tobacco-Free Policy, the use of all tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars and smokeless tobacco, as well as electronic cigarettes, is prohibited on campus and at properties owned or leased by ASU. There are no designated smoking areas. We ask that tobacco users be respectful of our neighbors and not congregate or litter on their property.
Telephone use is limited to lawful activities. Tampering with telephone equipment, false use of authorization codes and/or calling card codes, and/or misuse of telephone services is prohibited.
B.19 DECORATING, ALTERATION TO PREMISES/PROPERTY DAMAGE
No alterations, improvements, paint, redecorating, installation, or attachment of fixtures may be done to the premises. This includes but is not limited to paint, tape, nails screws, etc. All decorations, posters, notes, etc. may only be attached to walls with the approval of the On Campus Housing Manager.
B.20 WINDOWS AND EXTERIOR SURFACES
Screens are required to be securely centered and in place at all times in all room windows designed to be fitted with screens. Lost or damaged screens are the responsibility of the resident. Safety latches on windows may not be bypassed or disabled. Laser or other type of light displays through windows, as well as the positioning or attachment of any materials on ledges, awnings, windows, or outside walls is prohibited. Exiting or entering through windows is prohibited.
Campaigning is defined as any display on the part of any person for the purpose of convincing another to vote for a candidate, initiative, referendum or recall. Distribution of materials, posting literature, speeches, and debates are examples of campaign activities. Campaigning in the residence halls/suites is limited to resident student governments and undergraduate and graduate student governments only. Candidates are responsible for their campaign conduct and activities, and they are responsible for the conduct and activities of the others who campaign for them. Specific campaign activities regulations include the following:
Campaigning may occur in public areas. Campaigning may only occur on residents’ floors as part of a program sponsored by Residential Life or Residents’ Associations and in accordance with procedures determined by the Residents’ Association in each hall. The Front Desk may not be used for campaign activities. Campaign literature must conform to regulations determined by the appropriate election committee in the hall. Campaign posters may only be posted on bulletin boards. Posters may not be attached to painted, wooden or carpeted surfaces. Campaign posters may not exceed 24 inches by 22 inches in size. Candidates must remove campaign materials from the halls within 24 hours after the voting results are reported. Campaign procedures within each residence area must apply consistently to all candidates. Additional campaign activities regulations that apply to undergraduate and graduate student governments include the following:
Campaign activities are restricted to the public areas of any hall complex, except during meetings upon the specific invitation of the Residents’ Association. Campaign posters in the public areas must be approved by the Resident Director. Posters will be limited to one per candidate and may not exceed 24 inches by 22 inches in size. Campaign posters are not permitted on residence floors.
C.2 DONATIONS AND FEES
While monetary donations may be requested from program participants, mandatory fees may not be collected from residents for on campus events. Any exceptions must be approved by the Associate Director responsible for program services. Off-campus events may involve an expense for program participants.
ASU funds, properties, and materials may not be donated to charitable or other organizations.
C.3 FACILITIES USE RESTRICTION
Use of public areas for student programming requires approval and sponsorship by the appropriate Residents’ Association, Council, or Residential Life. These Associations and the Council are official entities with Residential Life who may not engage in religious worship, exercise, or conversion. Similarly, court/hall public areas may not be used for political addresses, campaigning, or other political activities, except for those associated with Residents’ Associations or ASU student government.
Fundraising activities that comply with ASU activity guidelines may occur in On Campus Housing. Fund-raising activities must be sponsored by the appropriate On Campus Housing student government or hall staff, must be for a stated purpose, and must be approved by the Resident Director. Fund-raising activities must be fully financed by the sponsoring or approving On Campus Housing student government or hall staff. The associated government is responsible for all expenses and for maintaining accurate accounting for all funds collected. These funds must be deposited to the sponsor’s Association account and used for the stated purpose. The Association does not assume financial liability for the fund raising events of non-residential organizations.
Fundraising activities in On Campus Housing by campus organizations must be approved by ASU administration. Residents’ Associations may not sponsor fundraising events that are open to non campus participants or fundraising events conducted by non registered campus organizations.
The sale of items for profit is prohibited in public areas of On Campus Housing unless approved by the Resident Manager, with approval items may only be sold in designated areas only.
C.5 FACILITIES CARE
The sponsoring Residents’ Association is responsible for compliance with established security procedures as well as prevention of damage to any furniture or equipment at a program. Keys for locked rooms may be issued according to specific procedures at the residence hall Front Desk.
Student initiated petitions related to On Campus Housing or the University may be placed in the hall lobby only after approval by the Resident Director.
C.7 POSTING, ADVERTISING, AND DISTRIBUTION OF MATERIALS
All materials for posting, advertising, or distribution within the On Campus Housing community must comply with ASU Regulations on Activities, Registered Organizations and Use of Properties and receive verification of compliance, with the guidelines c through f, by Residential Life. All materials from outside of On Campus Housing must be verified in compliance with guidelines c through f, stamped and disseminated by Residential Life and must be received at least five(5) business days prior to the event date.
a. Materials will only be posted by ORL or Housing staff on designated spaces.
b. Materials not posted on designated spaces will be removed.
c. Materials should be single-sided, not smaller than 4.25 inches by 5.5 inches, and may not exceed 8.5 inches by 11 inches in size.
d. All postings must clearly identify the sponsoring organization, ASU affiliation, and contact email or phone number.
e. The maximum duration allotted for publicity materials is two weeks from the date of posting, with the exception of long-term programs sponsored by or through Residential Life. All posted materials will be removed within 24 hours of the conclusion of the event.
f. Contact the Resident Director of the building to place materials in lobby areas. Contact the Residence Hall Manager to request materials to be placed at the Front Desk and to arrange for the placement of materials.
C.8 PRODUCTS OR SERVICES
Advertising or selling of products or services is prohibited in or around public areas of On Campus Housing facilities unless it is part of an On Campus Housing sponsored event. Advertising and promotion of non-university goods, services or organizations is allowed in On Campus Housing facilities only with approval from Residential Life or as part of an On Campus Housing sponsored event.
Accomodations for Visitors & Temporary Housing
Lodging for visitors to campus and the city.
- Days Inn
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- Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
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- Hilton Garden Inn San Bernardino
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- Hilton San Bernardino
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- Holiday Inn Express - San Bernardino
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- La Quinta Inn
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- Quality Inn and Suites- Hospitality Lane
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- Residence Inn San Bernardino
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