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Residential Hall Policies (R-Z)

It is expected that every resident of our residential communities at Concordia University
Chicago adhere to the Student Code of Conduct and all governing legal laws and requirements afforded as citizens. In addition to this expectation, several additional policies pertaining to our residential communities must also be adhered to:

Repairs and Maintenance

Research

Restricted Areas

Safety and Security Devices

Sexual Conduct

Smoking

Solicitation in Halls

Sprinkler Systems

Storage

Summer Storage

Trash

Weapons

Window Screens

Repairs and Maintenance
Any repairs or maintenance that is discovered or required by a residential student should be directed to your Resident Assistant or your Resident Director. They will convey the information to Physical Plant and their dedicated employees. If the maintenance issue is an emergency, page the RD on call by contacting switchboard. Physical Plant employs an individual to be present on campus 24 hours a day so all attempts will be made to address any concerns as immediately as possible. Due to the aging nature of some of our facilities, we ask that you are patient in response to these maintenance requests as some of them need to be prioritized for response.

Research
Residential Halls offer wonderful opportunities and a built in availability of subjects to conduct research. Any research being conducted within our halls needs to be approved by the Internal Review Board and the Dean of Students.

Restricted Areas
Any students found to be present in areas of restriction within the halls or on campus are
subject to disciplinary action. These areas include but are limited to any storage, electronic, or maintenance rooms in the basements of the residential halls. Furthermore, any males utilizing female designated bathrooms are considered in violation of this policy.

Safety and Security Devices
Tampering with or damages any safety and security devices in the halls or else where on campus including but not limited to: fire sensors and pull stations, fire extinguishers, push button security call boxes, or parking garage camera equipment should never occur. If it can be shown that you are responsible for such an act sanctioning is likely, including a fine (maximum of $150), removal from residential halls, or loss of parking privileges on campus for the remainder of the year. 

Sprinkler Systems in the Halls
Tampering with or damaging the Sprinkler systems within the residential halls is considered a major hazard to the safety and well being of the community and will be dealt with accordingly.

Furthermore, damage to a sprinkler head can result in significant flooding and additional
damages that would be the responsibility of any students involved. This includes any damage that might be done to other student’s personal property as a result of tampering with sprinkler equipment.

Sexual Conduct
Dealing with our sexuality always presents many struggles, especially for young adults.
Unfortunately, our society tends to discourage responsibility in this area and approves of casual sexual encounters. We have been instructed in God’s Work to abstain from sexual intercourse before or outside of marriage and that is the expected behavior of Concordia students. The personal and social consequences of sexual relationships outside of marriage are very painful. In addition, sexual activity outside of Scriptural limits is considered a serious matter and may result in disciplinary consequences.

If you are having difficulty with God’s standards and intentions for this area of your life, the Campus Pastor or the Schmieding Center staff are available to assist you in a confidential setting.

Smoking
Smoking within residential halls is prohibited. In addition, in accordance with Cook County
Ordinance 06-O-12, no one may smoke within 15 feet of a residential hall exit.

Solicitation in Halls
Solicitation or the sale of items or services within the residential halls is prohibited. Campus
Security will be called to escort anyone out that is found in the act of solicitation and is not a student. Students will be asked to cease their action and could face disciplinary sanctioning.

Storage
Attempts are made to accommodate student storage as much as space provides; however, we cannot assure that storage will be available in all halls or even on campus. Furthermore, any furniture that is provided by the university in individual student rooms is not to be left in storage and is to be left in the rooms. If an item is removed and not returned, it becomes the responsibility of the student whom will be charged the replacement cost of item.

Personal items cannot be stored in floor lounge spaces or in hallways. Any items left in the hall ways will be considered trash by housekeeping and these items will be discarded. Efforts will be made to contact the student that owns these items prior to disposal if the owner can be identified. Storage of items in stairwells is also prohibited.

Storage of personal hygienic and bath items in the bathrooms is allowed only in properly
designated spots and if kept neatly organized. Items such as personal hand soap dispensers are limited to one per two sinks. Furthermore, dishes left on the bathroom countertops will be discarded by housekeeping. Continued violation of this policy could result in disciplinary action.

Summer Storage
For student desiring to utilize on-campus summer storage for personal items, the following
policies and procedures must be adhered to:

  • All personal belongings must be packed and sealed in boxes.

  • Furniture, unboxed televisions, and carpeting will only be accepted from students who are more than 150 miles away from campus or have prior approval from the Resident Director.

  • Your name must be clearly marked on all boxes and furniture.

  • Storage will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Once designated spaces are filled, no other storage will be accepted. To reserve designated space, you must complete the Residence Hall Summer Storage Request Agreement form below. This must be completed prior to placing items in storage.

  • All items you wish to store must be placed in storage by the time the Residence Halls close for the summer.

  • You must be a residential student for the coming school year or have prior approval from the Residence Director in order to utilize the summer campus storage.

  • Items placed in storage will not be accessible until at least early August. To access items you must make arrangements with the Resident Director associated to the storage locations. All arrangements must be made no later than 24 hours in advance. Should circumstances arise where items need to be removed prior to the date and time arranged, the Director of Residence Life must grant the approval to schedule an appointment with the Resident Director.

  • You assume responsibility for the removal of all personal belongings placed in storage.Items must be removed within one week of move-in. If any personal belongings remain, attempts will be made to contact the owner for pick-up. After attempts have been made to the owner, all items remain in storage will be subjected to donation.

  • Concordia University Chicago, the Department of Student Services and Residence Life cannot insure any personal items or promise the complete security of items placed in summer storage and will not assume any responsibility for damage, loss, or theft of personal belongings. Store personal belongings at your own risk.

Trash
Personal and room trash is to be discarded of in properly designated receptacles and trash rooms. Under no circumstances is trash to be left in hall ways or disposed of in lounge or bathroom trash cans. Violations of this policy will result in a $75 fine per trash item for the individual or community in violation. Individuals found to be responsible as continual violators of this policy are subject to removal from the community.

Weapons
The possession of any weapon, whether lawfully licensed or not, within a residential hall will result in the immediate removal of a student for up to one year from our residential community. In addition, the following items, although not lethal are strictly prohibited: dart guns, paintball guns, pellet guns, air soft guns, bb guns, explosives, and/or firecrackers or sparklers of any kind.

Window Screens
Window screens are not to be tampered with. Any student found responsible for the removal of or intentional damage to a window screen will be subject to disciplinary action and will receive a $50 fine.