Bike racks are provided in convenient locations around each
residence hall. Bicycles may not be parked in exit corridors,
stairways, beside doors, on patio areas, or hung from the ceiling.
Gasoline-powered bikes (mopeds) and motorcycles are not permitted
inside buildings. All bikes may be impounded if left in an
inappropriate area. Bikes remaining on campus after graduation
will be given to a local charity or thrown away.
Residents may not cook in their rooms. Because of the fire
hazard, sanitation problems and power consumption involved in food
preparation, cooking is restricted to the kitchens provided in
each area of campus. Only the following appliances are permitted
in your room: popcorn poppers and small microwave ovens. No open
coil heating units are allowed. Refrigerators are permitted as
long as they are apartment-size (less than five cubic feet).
The Residence Life staff encourages you to make your room
comfortable and representative of your personality. We ask that
you please follow these guidelines as you plan your decorating
- No nails, tape, white "plastic tack" or stick-ums, please!
You may use tacks or staples.
- Do not hang items from your ceiling or ceiling tiles.
- Lofts are not permitted.
- Rooms may not be painted
If you have any questions about what is allowable, please ask
first to avoid any unnecessary damage charges.
Evacuation routes are posted in each residence hall, and it
is each student's responsibility to become familiar with such
routes. All students must evacuate a building if an alarm is
sounding. Do not re-enter the building until a staff member
indicates it is safe to do so. Fire drills are conducted once
per semester and failure to comply during a drill may result in
disciplinary action and a fine. For the safety of all residents,
candles and incense will not be allowed in the residence halls
at any time. Open fires are not permitted anywhere on campus.
Any student who willfully compromises the safety of fellow
students by tampering with fire safety equipment or sounding
false alarms will be subject to fines or suspension
from the residence halls and/or criminal prosecution.
Fireworks. Firearms and Explosives
No firearms or weapons (including air, pellet, and paintball
guns), ammunition, illegal knives, flammable liquids, fireworks,
or explosives of any kind shall be permitted in any building or
any student's vehicle on campus. Such items will be confiscated
and the student will be subject to strict disciplinary action.
Possession or the discharging of fireworks on campus is in
violation of the laws of Georgia and is prohibited. Students
discharging fireworks or other types of explosives on campus are
subject to expulsion from the residence halls.
Furniture You may not remove, store or trade furnishings from
your room. Each student is held accountable for the furniture in
his/her room and will be assessed charges if an item is missing
or damaged. Furniture may not be lofted. Lounge furniture must
remain where it was intended -the lounge! Personal furniture
remaining on campus after the Residence Halls close for the
summer will be thrown away.
Heating/Air Conditioning Units
In order to keep the unit working do not block the air
conditioning/heating unit with furniture, beds or debris.
AC/heating filters will be changed each semester; a $50 fine
will be assessed to occupants of rooms that have blocked the
units as outlined above. Residents are not permitted to use
window air conditioning units or portable heaters in the
Your RA will call meetings from time to time on your
hall or in your building. These meetings are never lengthy and
are only called when the RA has something important to share or
certain issues to discuss. You are expected to make every effort
to attend. If you are unable to be there, drop by your RA's
residence to learn what you missed.
The University shall not be responsible for the theft, loss,
or damage to any student's personal property. Students are
encouraged to carry adequate personal property insurance. Your
parent's insurance may cover your belongings while you are away
at school. It would be wise to check their policy.
or Harassing Calls
It is against the law to make obscene or harassing phone calls.
Conviction through the justice system is punishable by a fine
and/or prison. If you receive such calls:
- Hang up immediately.
- Do not give out any information.
- If calls persist, call your RA or RLC, the Residence Life
Office, Campus Safety or the local police department.
- Do not give out any information (names, location, etc.).
- Keep a record of calls (especially dates and times).
- Attempt to determine a pattern.
If calls persist, the University will contact the BellSouth
Annoyance Call Center to put a trace on the phone(s).
With the exception of small, harmless fish, no pets are
allowed in the residence halls due to health and sanitation
regulations. Residents found to be keeping pets will have 24
hours to remove them from campus. Further disciplinary action
and a $100 fumigation fee may also be invoked.
Courtesy quiet hours are in effect at all times in the
residence halls. Mandatory quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. to
8:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 2:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
on the weekends. On the third and fourth floor of Dempsey Hall extended quiet hours are from 8:00p.m. to 8:00
a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10:00p.m. to 10:00 a.m. on
the weekends. During final exam week, strict quiet hours are
in effect 24 hours a day. During quiet hours, noise should not
be heard outside your door or one door down from you.
Students are not allowed in the electrical service rooms,
boiler rooms, or on the roofs of campus buildings.
The University reserves the right to enter a student's
room for inspection or repair, disciplinary purposes or
whenever there is a reasonable cause to suspect violations of
University and Residence Life policies. University personnel
will enter a student's room if there is a strong suspicion of
illegal drug activity!
Room inspections by Student Affairs Staff may be held
periodically to insure compliance with community living
standards and/or health and fire safety guidelines. Advance
notice of these inspections will normally be given. Students
whose rooms are deemed "unsanitary or a health hazard" will be
given 24 hours to correct the situation or suffer disciplinary
In this community, as in any other, everyone has rights and
responsibilities. Problems develop when one person fulfills
his/her responsibilities and another does not. Please respect
- The right to read, study, and sleep in the room with as
little disturbance as possible.
- The right to have personal belongings that are used by
no one else.
- The right to live in a clean and orderly room
- The right to have guests, provided they respect the
rights of the roommate.
- The right to enter the room whenever one wants to
-unless other provisions are made and agreed upon by both
- The right to be free of physical or emotional
- The right to speak out openly.
- The right to be treated with consideration and
These rights and responsibilities apply not only to
roommates but also to suitemates and others living in the
building or residence halls.
Smoking is not permitted indoors in any of the buildings on campus with the exception of Greek Row housing as determined by their individual policies. Residents may smoke outside, but room doors must be
No solicitation is permitted in the residence halls. Please
report any solicitors to a member of the Residence Life
staff or Campus Safety at extension 1998.
The University does not have the space to provide any on
campus storage. For those who need storage there are
numerous storage facilities in the Atlanta area. Personal
property left or abandoned on campus after the Residence
Halls close will be thrown away. Furthermore, storage
companies may only temporarily leave storage
sheds/containers on campus in pre-approved areas for no more
than 48 hours.
Storms, Inclement Weather
In case of strong winds or in the possibility of a
tornado, students are asked to open their windows and move
to the interior walls of their building or to the lower
floor interior walls if time permits. Should damage occur, a
Residence Life staff member will be on hand for directions
and to contact the proper authorities.
Residents must leave
their heating units on low and their windows shut whenever
the outside temperature is below freezing. This will avoid
frozen pipes that may break, causing damage to personal and
University property. Students failing to comply with this
request will be held responsible for any damages that occur.
Students should keep furniture and debris away from their
heating/ac unit to maximize its performance.
The University does not assume responsibility for
articles lost or stolen from rooms. Residents need to take
precautions to insure, to the best of their ability, that
theft does not occur. Remember to lock your door whenever
you leave your room, do not loan or duplicate your keys,
report lost room keys as soon as possible, and take
valuables home with you during break periods. Report any
theft or loss to your RA or RLC and Campus Safety.
Please keep your community looking attractive by placing
all trash in appropriate outside containers.
Residents must take their trash to the dumpster or use the garbage chutes in NoSo and Phase II. Students discarding their trash outside their
rooms or littering may face the following
sanctions: community service and fines up to $50 per bag of
trash. Students who continue to disregard this policy may
lose their privilege to live on campus.