NSU Residential Living Guide 2023-2024

NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY 31 2023–2024 RESIDENTIAL LIVING GUIDE 30 Presence If you are under the age of 21 and present in a residence facility, individual room, suite, apartment or general vicinity where alcohol is being consumed, you may be considered to be consuming alcoholic beverages. Providing Alcohol to Minors Providing alcohol to minors is strictly prohibited. Students of Legal Drinking Age You may responsibly possess and consume alcoholic beverages in your room or common apartment area/living room. You may not consume alcohol in hallways, breezeways or other open community spaces, lounges or lobby areas inside or outside of buildings. If documented for consuming alcohol in open community spaces, you will go through the conduct process. Animal Policy No pets or animals of any kind, other than fish (maximum 20-gallon tank) or approved service/ assistance or emotional support animals are allowed in the residence halls or on the property immediately surrounding these facilities. Students who are found to have pets in their rooms/apartments will incur a $100 charge per occurrence and conduct action. Feeding of outside/stray animals in the vicinity of the residence hall is strictly prohibited. General Regulations The following are types of unacceptable group or individual behavior in the residence halls and if found in violation you will be expected to go through the conduct processes that could result in a conduct related outcome/s: Alcohol Policy Alcoholic Beverages Residents are expected to abide by all Florida State Laws and Statutes regarding the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages. The possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages by persons under the age of 21 is against the law. Alcohol Paraphernalia Possession of alcohol paraphernalia is strictly prohibited in all residence facilities. Paraphernalia is considered items possessed or used in conjunction with consumption, binge drinking, communal drinking, etc. This includes, but is not limited to: communal/ large drinking containers (kegs, beer balls, etc.), beer funnels, beer bongs, and beer pong tables/equipment. In addition, displays of empty alcoholic beverage containers (to include packaging) and items used for consumption of alcohol (example: shot glasses) are strictly prohibited in all residence facilities. Residence Life staff or Public Safety will ask the resident to remove the items. the Agreement, it should be provided in writing to the Director of University Housing within ten (10) days of the conviction. At that time the committee will review the conviction and make a determination about the continuation of oncampus housing. See NSU Student Handbook, this code states in part: while enrolled at NSU, students have a continuing duty to disclose all of the above, along with any arrests or pending criminal charges within 10 days of any arrest or charges are filed. Each incident will be judged on a case by case basis. Disruption of Community Students must be aware of how their behavior affects the community at all times. Disruption of smooth community living or infringements on the rights of others may result in conduct action. Door Propping Propping of exterior doors in the halls is strictly prohibited as it could affect the safety of the residential population. Students are responsible for un-propping doors that they find propped. If a student is found in violation of this policy, a student may be fined $100 per occurrence. Door propping includes opening a side door to allow someone in or entering a side door at any time. Continual violation of this policy in the same area may result in common area billing. Entrance into the Residence Halls Entrance into Leo Goodwin Hall, The Commons, Mako Hall and Rolling Hills Goodwin Hall and the Commons have security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students living in Goodwin Hall, the Commons, Mako Hall and Rolling Hills must scan their SharkCard when entering the building. The Leo Goodwin Sr. Hall, Commons, Mako, and Rolling Hills residents must go to the main lobby front desk to sign in any guest. Failure to carry a SharkCard upon entrance after three times in one term will be charge $25 per occurrence and possibly additional conduct action. All service/assistance animals must be approved by the Office of Student Disability Services. More information may be found at nova.edu/ disabilityservices. Beds Raising or altering beds by any method (such as concrete blocks or bed risers) is not allowed in any housing facility. Beds in some residence hall communities can be raised, lowered or bunked by placing a work order request. Constructing lofts is prohibited in NSU’s housing facilities. Waterbeds and other water furniture are prohibited. Courtesy and Quiet Hours In all residence halls courtesy hours or reasonable noise level is expected at all times. Quiet hours Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 p.m.– 9:00 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from midnight to 9:00 a.m. It is your right as well as your responsibility to let your roommates and neighbors know if their activity is disrupting you. Stereos, radios, televisions, musical instruments, telephones, and all conversations must be kept to levels that will not interfere with the study or sleep of other residents. No drums or electrically amplified musical instruments, including microphones, may be used in student rooms. During Final Exam Periods: quiet hours are 24 hours a day. These dates will be determined by the NSU academic calendar and communicated ahead of time by Residence Life staff. Violating the 24 hour quiet hours will result in a fine per each occurrence and possible conduct action. Criminal Convictions Policy Applications for on-campus housing are subject to a review by the University Administrator(s), not limited to Dean of Students/Chief Judical Officer. Pursuant to such a review, on-campus housing may be denied based on concern for the safety and security of the student and/or the on-campus population. All criminal record statements submitted as part of the housing application will be reviewed and additional information may be requested. In the event of a conviction occurring after the submission of Comunity Standard