Housing Policies

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Room Decor Residents may not paint, wallpaper, alter or redecorate furnishings, change or install locks, install antennas, or alter other provided equipment. Residents should not install screws, fastening devices, large nails, adhesive materials, place signs, displays, or other exhibits, on or in any portion of the premises. Alterations to the room and/or the residence hall in general is an acknowledgment and acceptance of damage charges that will be billed to the Resident’s student account at the semester or academic year’s end.Room furniture cannot be removed from the Resident’s assigned suite. Decorations will not be affixed to the ceiling or suspended from the ceiling in any way, as they present a fire hazard. Live trees are also not permitted for fire safety reasons. Small, potted plants are permitted as long as they are kept away from major heat sources. If a wall is damaged by the use of command strips, the Resident will be assessed a fee to repair the wall. Residents should not hang anything from the wall using tape, nails, push pins, etc. That will also result in a fee for repairing the wall.
Recreational EquipmentItems prohibited from Cleary University Housing buildings and grounds due to safety or fire hazard reasons include but are not limited to: paintball guns, metal-tipped darts, any nerf or projectile toy, juggling knives, battery or gasoline-motorized cycles, electric scooters, self-balancing scooters, hoverboards or similar equipment. Bicycles, rollerblades, roller skates, and skateboards or other recreationally wheeled devices may not be ridden through doors, into the lobby, or down hallways
Double OccupationResidents may only use the items alloted to them based on their housing contract. This includes; a twin bed, 2 dressers, a desk and chair, and a single closet/wardrobe
WeaponsWeapons are strictly prohibited from Cleary University facilities and property. Inherently dangerous weapons are instruments that by their nature are designed to cause injury or destruction and are strictly prohibited. Examples of inherently dangerous weapons include but are not limited to the following: handguns, rifles, shotguns, BB guns, pellet guns, dart guns, bows and arrows, swords, martial arts implements and explosives whether manufactured or handmade, including live ammunition. Students are prohibited from possessing, displaying or using prohibited items. Anyone found in violation of this policy may have their housing contract terminated and may be subject to Cleary University disciplinary action and possible arrest, imprisonment or fine according to state and federal laws. Other instruments that may not normally be considered weapons but are used in a manner that threatens the health or safety of any individual are also subject to Cleary University disciplinary proceedings ranging up to and including termination of housing contract, along with the aforementioned consequences.
CorridorsGames, sports, and unauthorized group activity are not permitted in hallways. Residents may not use the corridors to store excess items from rooms.
AlcoholPossession, manufacturing, distribution, or being under the influence of alcoholic beverages, or public intoxication in the residence halls is prohibited. Alcoholic beverages may not, in any circumstance, be used by, possessed by or distributed to any person, regardless of the student’s age. Residents should remove themselves from any situation that involves alcohol. Housing and University staff reserve the right to contact medical personnel to transport students in physical danger if the staff finds it necessary. Students are also prohibited from using empty alcohol bottles as decorations in campus residences, whether or not they personally consumed its past contents
DrugsAll illegal drugs as defined by Michigan state law and any type of recreational drugs are strictly prohibited from Cleary University’s facilities and property. Drugs that fall into this category include, but are not limited to, the following: marijuana, hashish, hash oil, cocaine, crack, LSD, inhalants, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, narcotics, designer drugs, anabolic steroids and other substances that alter one’s mental state. Students are prohibited from possessing, consuming, transporting, dealing, being in the presence of or exhibiting disruptive behavior influenced by the use of the aforementioned substances. Students are also prohibited from possessing paraphernalia with evidence of illegal drug use such as bowls/pipes, grinders, one-hitters, vaporizer, blunts, etc. Anyone found in violation of this policy may have their housing contract terminated and may be subject to Cleary University disciplinary action and possible arrest, imprisonment or fine according to state and federal laws. Should an educational program be required, a cost to the student may be incurred.
Smoking/VapingSmoking/vaping is prohibited within Cleary University housing. Cleary University housing prohibits use of e-cigarettes (personal vaporizing instruments) or similar items in the facilities the same as traditional tobacco products
Guest PolicyResidents are responsible for their guests and their behaviors. Guests must be escorted at all times by the resident. Guests should not be left in a resident’s room when the resident is not there. Guests under the age of 18 need to be approved by Housing professional staff 24 hours before the guest is due to visit. All guests should be approved by a resident’s roommates prior to them visiting. All guests need to adhere to Cleary University’s policies. Violations of these policies could result in a guest being barred from entering the residence halls.
Disruptive BehaviorResidents are prohibited from obstruction or disruption of Cleary University-related activity or inciting, aiding or encouraging other persons to engage in such conduct. This also includes any conduct that substantially threatens or interferes with the maintenance of appropriate order and discipline, or activity that invades the rights of others.
PetsThe only animal allowed in the rooms are fish living in a 10-gallon or smaller tank. Flesh-eating species (e.g. piranha), birds, reptiles, and rodents are strictly prohibited. Feeding or temporarily housing an animal in and around the residence halls is also prohibited.
GamblingGambling with the intent of monetary gain is not permitted within the residence halls and/or on campus. This includes putting real currency at stake on a card game, video game, sporting event, etc.
Door/WindowOnly door decs are allowed on residence hall/apartment doors. Door Decs are limited to 1 per occupant. No items may be affixed or block the windows for fire safety purposes. Items can be placed on the sill. Doors cannot be wrapped in paper or other material. Posters and bulletin boards are not permitted on doors. Window screens are not to be removed from the windows. Residents are prohibited from hanging out of their windows or using windows as an exit/entrance point. During colder months, windows should remain closed as to not use excessive energy.
Quiet HoursQuiet hours are from 10pm – 8am. Residents must keep their noises to a minimum level during this time.
Respect HoursRespect hours are from 8am – 10pm. Residents must keep their noises at a respectful level during this time.
DishonestyDishonesty such as knowingly furnishing false information is prohibited.
ForgeryResidents are prohibited from unauthorized use or alteration of University documents, records or identification.
HarassmentIt is and has been the policy of Cleary University to maintain the campus as a place of work and study for faculty, staff and students, free of sexual harassment and harassment on the basis of color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation or other protected status. Residential Life prohibits behavior that violates this policy and appropriate Cleary University authorities will be notified.
HazingHazing is defined as an act which endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student, or which destroys or removes public or private property, for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in, a group or organization. The express or implied consent of the victim will not be a defense. Apathy or acquiescence in the presence of hazing are not neutral acts and are considered violations of the hazing policy.
Non-complianceResidents must comply with the directions of Cleary University officials (including resident assistants) acting in the performance of their duties.
ObscenityLewd, indecent or obscene conduct on Cleary University property or in connection with a Cleary University activity is prohibited.
Physical AbuseResidents must refrain from any conduct that causes harm to another person.
SecurityResidents are expected to follow proper entrance procedures for each building. Your Cleary University ID is required for entrance into your residence. A locked door may not be propped open or used to allow entry. Residents are prohibited from giving their IDs and/or keys to anyone else.
SolicitationSolicitation of any form is not permitted on campus grounds or within campus buildings
TheftTheft or attempted theft of, or unauthorized use or possession of, or the unauthorized exertion of control over property of any kind belonging to Cleary University or another person associated with Cleary University is not permitted.
Threatening/endangering behaviorIntimidation or any conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of another person or oneself is prohibited.
Unauthorized access/useResidents are prohibited from unauthorized entry or access to, or unauthorized use or occupancy of any Cleary University property including but not limited to land, buildings, structures, telecommunications, computer or data processing equipment, programs, systems or software.
VandalismStudents are responsible for their shared bedroom, shared bathroom, and shared common space. Individuals who share those spaces are equally responsible for them. Damages or alterations to the spaces, as indicated by differences from the check-in condition report, will be billed to the suite’s residents equally, unless one resident takes full responsibility. Residence Hall common areas, such as hallways, lobbies, stairwells, and lounges, are everyone’s responsibility. On a case-by-case basis, damages may be billed to the floor or the whole building if there is no clear person at fault.