Damage to community property has an effect on all residents who live in the residence halls. Vandalism is defined as intentionally causing damage to the property of the University or of an individual. Residents will be held responsible for vandalism, even if caused by their guests. Any intentional damage is subject to referral to the office of Academic and Community Conduct. Any intentional life safety damage, including damage to fire equipment, will receive a recommendation from Residence Education and Housing Services for removal from the residence halls with forfeiture of any housing and dining fees paid. Sanctions may include restitution for the repair cost and/or additional student conduct charges.
Residence Education and Housing Services uses charges to reduce damages, replace damaged property and to stabilize the costs of living on campus. At the end of each semester, residents residing in a house that has been damaged will be notified of the amount due for the damage(s) and will have the opportunity to claim responsibility for the damage(s). If no one claims responsibility for the damage(s) by a specified date, the residents will be notified and the charges will be divided equally among all residents in the house, including the resident assistant. Residents will have the opportunity to pay the damage due amount at the reception desk by a specified date. If residents have not paid the damage due amount by the specified date, a University bill will be generated at a cost not less than $5. If a damage due is less than $1, then that cost will be rolled over to the following semester. At the end of spring semester, if the cost is still less than $1, no damage due amount will be processed. Click here to view Fines and Damage Charges.
Damage charges are placed on student accounts by Facilities Management. Room damage charges are placed on student accounts by Facilities Management. Facilities Management reviews all room condition reports. Residents must email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 906-487-2303 to submit an appeal within one month to dispute the charges with Facilities Management. From the time of appeal, Facilities Management has 10 days to review the appeal and provide a response to the student of the outcome.