Residential Life Policies

The Office of Residential Life works to foster EQB with over 98% of undergraduate students who live on campus. The policies outlined below are designed to ensure a safe and successful living community. Students who are found in violation of one or more of the policies below may be subject to the Code of Conduct and accountability with members of the Residential Life Staff. Students can find more information about policies and procedures on the website.

Policies

Section 1: Abandoned Property

  1. Upon checking out of any University owned student housing, any belongings or items left by the resident or organization are considered abandoned property. Items will be discarded. The University does not store student belongings.

Section 2: Alcohol and Other Drugs

  1. Alcohol:
    1. Students under the age of 21 found with alcohol or found to be intoxicated will be documented and reported.
    2. Students over the age of 21 are permitted to have alcohol only in their assigned room or in their Theme or Language House.
    3. Alcohol beverages in glass containers or bottles are not permitted.
    4. Permitted Locations:
      1. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the common areas of Residence Halls, regardless of the resident's age. This includes but is not limited to lounges, laundry rooms, outside patios, breezeways, courtyards, hallways, etc.
    5. Events:
      1. The event must be registered and approved through the Office of Campus Activities for alcoholic beverages to be consumed in public areas of Theme or Language House.
      2. Residence Halls are not permitted to have events with alcohol.
    6. Distribution
      1. It is unlawful for a person over the age of 21 to buy, furnish and/or make available alcoholic beverages for anyone under the age of 21, as stated in the Code of Conduct.
      2. The possession of paraphernalia items such as beer funnels, beer pong games, and drinking games with or without the expressed purpose of the rapid consumption of alcohol is not permitted.
  2. Drugs
    1. Students must abide by and not violate the University Drug policy in the Conduct of Conduct that covers illegal drugs, misuse of prescription, selling/distribution, public intoxication, and paraphernalia.
  3. Tobacco and Vaping Policy:
    1. Smoking and the use of tobacco products are prohibited in all student housing balconies, in all academic buildings, and within 50 feet of campus buildings, or in any other ways violating Tennessee state laws. Prohibited tobacco products include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, pipes, hookahs, all smokeless tobacco, and e-cigarettes (“vaping”).

See the Code of Conduct for more detailed information, especially concerning alcohol and other drugs.

Section 3: Animals

  1. Students living in housing managed by residential life may not own pets, may not feed or keep pets.
  2. Charges
    1. Students will also be charged restitution for all cleaning related to the pet's presence, including carpet cleaning, pest control, and HVAC cleaning.
  3. University Approved Service and Emotional Support Animals
    1. Only approved animals are allowed in University-owned buildings, including the Residential Halls. For more information, please visit the Student Accessibility Services website.
    2. Intentionally misrepresenting the status of an animal to a University staff member, including Residential Life student employees (i.e., Proctors), will result in additional conduct sanctions.

Section 4: Appliances and Kitchen Guidelines

  1. Appliances:
    1. Microwaves
      1. Residence Halls are permitted to have one microwave per room with a max wattage of 800 watts.
      2. Theme and Language Houses are provided a microwave in their kitchen and not permitted any other microwaves.
  2. Mini-Fridges:
    1. Mini-Fridges can be no larger than 4.4 cubic feet
    2. Residence Halls are limited to:
      1. One mini fridge per bedroom for double occupancy rooms
      2. Two mini-fridges for triple rooms.
    3. Residents in Theme and Language Houses are permitted to have one personal mini-fridge no larger than 4.4 cubic feet per bedroom.
    4. It is recommended that a plastic drop cloth or other covering be placed underneath any refrigerator to prevent damage to floors and carpets.
  3. Appliances that are NOT permitted to be used within student’s assigned rooms within the Residence Halls:
    1. Slow cookers, crockpots, pressure cookers, Instant Pots, hot plates, toaster ovens, deep fat fryers, air fryers, George Foreman grills, electric grills/skillets, bread makers, stand-alone freezers, personal outdoor grills (gas or charcoal), coffee pots without an auto shut-off feature, and multi-cookers.
  4. Appliances that are permitted to use ONLY in the Residence Hall common kitchen but NOT in the assigned the room:
    1. Rice cookers, waffle maker, griddles, air fryer
  5. Appliances NOT permitted in Language Houses and Theme House communities:
    1. Deep fat fryer, stand-alone freezers, hot plates, pressure cookers, toaster ovens, propane outdoor grills.
  6. Common use policies for kitchens in Residence Halls
    1. Residents are responsible for cleaning up after themselves, including personal dishes, bowls, cups, pans, or utensils, as well as the surface areas and equipment they use.
    2. Students must label their individual items in the refrigerator and dispose of them on or before expiration dates.
      1. All perishable items kept in the refrigerator must be either unopened or properly stored. All perishable items that become an issue will be disposed of.
    3. Abuse of these spaces may result in losing access to the kitchen and group charges related to cleaning or repair.
    4. Residents are responsible for reviewing and following any posted policies and/or procedures in their individual kitchens.
    5. The University is not liable for any food or items left in the kitchen.
  7. Kitchens within Theme and Language Houses:
    1. Residents are responsible for cleaning up after themselves, including personal dishes, bowls, cups, pans, or utensils, as well as the surface areas and equipment they use.
    2. The University is not responsible for any items such as utensils, appliances, or food items.

Section 5: Bicycles and Other Recreational Equipment

  1. Bicycles and Scooters
    1. All bicycles must be registered with the Office of Residential Life each term they are on campus. The terms are Advent (Fall), Easter (Spring), and Summer.
    2. Bicycles may not be stored or placed in stairwells, hallways, fire exits; or chained/locked to stair railings, lamp posts, or shrubbery.
    3. Bicycles should be either:
      1. Adequately secured in bicycle rooms within the Residence Halls or bike racks closest to the Residence Halls, theme houses, or language houses.
      2. Stored in a personally assigned room but are not permitted to be in front of doors or windows.
    4. The University does not store bicycles.
    5. Bicycles left on campus and not registered for the Summer term will be considered abandoned property and removed.
  2. Other Recreational Equipment:
    1. Hoverboards and other electronic riding devices are not permitted to be stored within University owned student housing.
    2. The operation of hoverboards, skateboards, scooters, or other recreation equipment is banned in all University owned student housing.
    3. Boats, Kayaks, and other flotation devices are not allowed to be stored within University owned student housing or within parking lots on campus.
    4. If space is available, all boats, Kayaks, and other flotation devices can be stored in outdoor bicycle sheds or indoor bicycle rooms.
    5. Water balloon launchers, t-shirt launchers, potato launchers, and other launchers are prohibited from the University owned student housing buildings.
    6. Darts and dartboards are not permitted in any University owned student housing building. This includes metal, plastic, magnetic, and other types not listed.
    7. Pools, hot tubs, and other water features are prohibited at any University owned student housing.
    8. Swings, playground equipment, and trampolines are prohibited at any University owned student housing.

Section 6: Commercial, Solicitation, and Sales Activity

  1. University-owned student housing is off limits to all persons except University officials, community residents, residential guests, and others with a legitimate business. Off-campus salespeople and persons advertising business products are not admitted to the Residence Halls without written approval from the Director of Residential Life. This includes but is not limited to conducting or soliciting commercial sales, distributing commercial pamphlets, handbills, circulars, newspapers, magazines, and other written material on University property.
  2. Soliciting, canvassing, or using University student housing as a location for selling, advertising, or running a personal business enterprise is strictly prohibited. Business enterprise is defined as a firm, sole proprietorship, partnership, association, corporation, company, or other business entity of any kind including, but not limited to, a limited liability corporation, incorporated professional association, joint venture, estate, or trust. This includes but is not limited to hosting parties for Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Avon, Mary Kay, etc.

Section 7: Damage, Theft, and Vandalism of University Property

  1. Residents are prohibited from vandalizing, stealing, damaging, littering, or destroying University property. Any damages or loss of property to the community will be billed back to the individual(s) who caused the damage. If the responsible party cannot be identified, the cost will be split among the residents that live in that community. This includes but is not limited to furnishings, bulletin boards, equipment, games, supplies, other students' belongings, marketing materials, flyers, etc.

Section 8: Decorations and Displays

  1. Candles, Incense, and Oil Diffusers:
    1. Candles are not permitted within any University owned student housing buildings.
    2. Incense with the intent to burn are not permitted within any University owned student housing buildings.
    3. Wax warmers such as Scentsy items are not permitted in University owned student housing buildings.
    4. Candle warmers are not permitted in University owned buildings.
    5. While oil diffusers are permitted, they may not be left unattended when in use.
      1. If an oil diffuser sets off the fire alarm and requires the fire department to respond, the diffuser will be confiscated. The student responsible will be charged for the cost of the call out which is $200
  2. Decorative Lights:
    1. Only LED decorative electric lights are permitted or battery powered.
      1. Electric decorative light sets should not be anchored or allowed to touch metal items including, but not limited to, metal windows or metal door frames.
        Cords may not be run through doorways, under doors, or across hallways.
  3. Decorating Materials:
    1. Nails, screws, or other devices that insert into the walls are strictly prohibited. Only sticky tack is to be used when hanging decorations.
  4. Door Decorating:
    1. When decorating your room door, you are not allowed to cover the room number or prevent access to the locking mechanism and door knob.
    2. If decorations do not comply with the institutional mission or value, they may be removed at the discretion of the Residential Life Staff.
  5. Combustible Decorations:
    1. Combustible decorations are prohibited, including but not limited to cotton batting, dry/cut vegetation, moss, straw, hay, vines, leaves, or twigs.
  6. Ceilings:
    1. No items may hang from the ceiling or be attached to pipes or wires running across the ceiling.
    2. Stick-on stars or other adhesive decorations are not permitted to go on the ceiling.
  7. Painting:
    1. Students are not permitted to paint any walls, spaces, furniture, or any area of a University owned student housing space.
  8. Paraphernalia Decorations:
    1. Empty alcohol bottles, cans, containers, and packaging along with tobacco packaging are not to be used as decoration in any of the University owned student housing buildings.
  9. Live Décor:
    1. Live Christmas trees are not permitted in Residence Halls or houses.
  10. Pumpkins:
    1. Pumpkins are not permitted in the hallways and must be kept in each room within a Residence Hall
    2. Residents in houses/townhomes can display pumpkins on their porches and must be disposed of by the date announced by the Office of Residential Life
    3. Only battery powered lights or glow sticks are permitted to be used in pumpkins
  11. Wall and Shelf Coverings:
    1. No sticky paper, wallpaper, adhesive shelf coverings, or decorative paper may not be adhered, glued, or attached to the walls or shelves.
  12. Window Treatments and Displays:
    1. All curtains must be hung using tension rods. Permanent hardware may not be attached to walls, windows, or ceilings.
    2. Decorations are not permitted to be between the window and the blinds.
    3. Decorations should not be seen from outside the building or room.
    4. Flags, wind chimes, neon lights, signs, and other decorations are not to be hung, fastened to the railings, or hung in the window area unless approved by the Office of Residential Life beforehand.

Section 9: Electric Equipment Restrictions

  1. Electrical Equipment Guidelines:
    1. Residents may not alter or repair any electrical equipment or fixtures provided by the University.
    2. If more than two appliances or two appliances with a cumulative wattage more than 1500 watts are plugged into a single wall outlet, a UL approved power strip with a built-in circuit breaker must be used.
    3. Only one power strip is permitted per outlet.
  2. Antennas:
    1. Exterior antennas or satellite dishes are not permitted
    2. Indoor antennas that mount to the wall are not permitted
  3. Extension Cords:
    1. Three prong extension cords are permitted to be used in rooms. They must be UL Certified and be a max of six (6) feet. Two prong extension cords are not permitted.
    2. Extension cords must not be used in succession or in conjunction with power strips.
    3. Extension cords shall not be used as a substitute for permanent wiring.
  4. Heating and Cooling Equipment:
    1. Space heaters, window unit/portable air conditioners, ceiling fans, electric heaters, kerosene heaters, and similar items not issued by Facilities Management or Residential Life Staff are not allowed.
  5. Lighting:
    1. Lava lamps are prohibited.
    2. Light bulbs must be under 75 watts.
  6. Power and Manual Tools:
    1. All power tools, such but not limited to rotary and oscillating tools, saws, drills, hammers, laser engravers, soldering irons, three-dimensional (3-D) printers, sanders, and related items are prohibited.
  7. Recording Devices:
    1. Ring/Nest or other smart doorbells, personal exterior cameras, or any other recording device may not be used or installed on campus housing buildings and houses.
  8. Network/Internet Devices:
    1. Routers, splitters, and other similar devices are prohibited within the Residence Halls and houses.

Section 10: Elevators

  1. Residents or students who tamper with, abuse, or improperly use any Residence Hall elevator equipment or controls, or who create an unsafe environment for themselves or others in or around the elevators violate Residential Life policy and will be subject to the University conduct process.

Section 11: Entry & Exits into Residential Communities

  1. Residence Halls and some houses are equipped with a card reader system. Each swipe is meant to let one person into the building. Students should not permit others to enter the building using their IDs.
  2. If a student damages an access door, the student will be liable for the repair, replacement, and labor charge.
  3. Doors are not to be propped open at any time due to the safety and security of the building unless approved by the Office of Residential Life.

Section 12: Fire Pit Restrictions

  1. Using fire pits outside Residence Halls and theme and language houses must be registered and approved as an event before being permitted to be used.
  2. To be approved to use for an event please follow the below steps:
    1. Fill out the event registration form in Engage 10 days in advance of the event date. The form will ask for details such as the date, time, location, and individuals that will manage the event and fire pit.
    2. Once the form is submitted Campus Activities will review the event submission and will reach out to the organization should there be any questions or issues.
    3. Within two days of the event the organization will need to apply for a burn permit with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry HERE.
    4. Once the permit is received it must be attached to the comment section of the event submission before the event will be approved. Submissions received after business hours will not be reviewed until the next business day.
  3. Policies for fire pit use:
    1. No accelerants are to be used to start the fire, nor may any be present at the fire scene.
    2. Fires can only be constructed from natural wood or untreated lumber, and started with paper, cardboard, kindling, or a starter log.
    3. Fires must be at least 25 feet from the nearest structure, including cars, unless built and approved by the University.
    4. A designated fire master must remain sober (not drinking at all) and in charge of the fire. This person will be designated in the event registration form.
    5. No horseplay, chicken fighting, wrestling, fire-walking, or fire jumping is permitted.
    6. No burning of trash, electronics, furniture, rugs, pillows, tires, bikes, treated/glued woods, crossties, or materials other than those permitted explicitly in item b of this section.
    7. A water/garden hose must be present, connected to a sufficient water supply, and capable of reaching the fire.
    8. When use of the firepit has concluded, the fire must be doused and put out using water.
    9. If there is a problem, the fire master should call the fire department.
    10. Fires will not be permitted during dry spells and may be canceled if other conditions warrant.

Section 13: Fire Safety

Students are expected to observe the following fire code regulations. Violators of these policies are subject to disciplinary action.

  1. If the fire department answers a call due to any kind of misbehavior, the responsible parties will likely be charged a fine of $200 for the fire department's response cost.
  2. For the protection of residents, University owned student housing buildings are equipped with smoke and fire detection and prevention devices.
    1. Tampering with Fire Safety Equipment
      1. Sounding of false fire alarms or tampering with fire fighting/safety equipment, including but not limited to fire extinguishers, fire sprinklers, connecting pipes, exit signs, and the alarm system, is prohibited.
      2. Inappropriately discharging a fire extinguisher will be reported, and the student(s) will go through the conduct process. The outcome may receive the cost of clean-up, repairs to damages, and recharging the extinguisher.
  3. Guidelines
    1. Stairwell doors leading to hallways should be kept closed. Hallways must be kept clear at all times.
    2. Furniture and personal belongings, including but not limited to bicycles, trunks, boxes, exercise equipment, and drying racks, are not to be placed in hallways or in front of doors and windows.
    3. Ceiling hangings of any kind are not permissible as they interfere with the proper function of the fire/smoke detection and prevention devices.
    4. Students must comply with all fire safety measures undertaken on campus including vacating buildings when a smoke/fire detection device has been activated or when the fire department is engaged in a practice drill. Students that do not vacate will be documented and go through the conduct process.

Section 14: Fireworks, Explosive, and Flammable Items

  1. Any type of firework or explosive is strictly prohibited from University owned student housing.
  2. The following are banned from University owned student housing:
    1. Inflammable and flammable fluids but not limited to dangerous chemical mixes, Bunsen burners, kerosene heaters, and other related items. This list is not all inclusive.

Section 15: Furnishings and Storage

  1. Furnishings:
    1. All furniture provided by the University must remain in its designated location inside the student’s room and/or house.
    2. University provided furniture cannot be stored or used outside of the student’s assigned room.
    3. Personal beds, mattresses, and box springs cannot be brought into University owned housing buildings unless approved through Student Accessibility Services.
  2. Storage:
    1. The University does not store any personal items or belongings for residents.
    2. Student’s personal items or belongings are not permitted to be stored outside of the student’s assigned room, suite, or house.

Section 16: Guests and Visitation

  1. Visitation
    1. Residents are responsible for the conduct of their guests and must be present for the duration of the visit. The host must ensure that the guest(s) understand and abide by all Residential Life and University policies.
    2. If a resident’s guest is involved in any violation of University or Residential Life policies, the hosting resident and the guest (if a student at the University) may be subject to disciplinary action.
    3. When there are infractions of the visitation policy, action is taken against all responsible parties via the University conduct process.
  2. Overnight Guests:
    1. All guests may only stay overnight in a student housing room or house with the permission of all persons assigned to the room, suite, or house.
    2. Residents are not permitted to cohabitate. Overnight guests may not stay for more than two consecutive nights and a total of twelve days in a semester.
    3. Guests may only stay where there is a free space for them to sleep in. No guest may sleep on the floor if it prevents proper egress in the event of an emergency in University owned student housing.
    4. Overnight guests are not allowed during periods when the University is closed.
  3. Escorting:
    1. When a resident has a guest over, the resident must escort the guest for the duration of their stay.

Section 17: Inspection and Search Policy

  1. The University reserves the right to enter student rooms and houses for the following reasons:
    1. Authorized personnel for inspection and repair, for disciplinary purposes upon reasonable cause to suspect violations of University policies, health and safety checks, occupancy checks, facility emergencies, or for any other appropriate reason;
    2. If such inspections are of routine or periodic nature, a reasonable effort will be made to give prior notice.

Section 18: Keys and ID Cards

  1. Keys:
    1. Keys are issued at check-in by Residential Life Staff for an assigned space. Keys must be returned when checking out of the space.
    2. The resident will be charged a fee if a key is lost or not returned when occupancy has ended.
    3. All keys remain the property of the University and may not be duplicated
    4. Students will be charged $100 for a lost key.
    5. Students found to be in possession of a key to any room other than that assigned to them will be subject to disciplinary action.
  2. ID Cards:
    1. Students are provided electronic access to their assigned building through their ID Card.
    2. ID Cards are not permitted to be given to other students.
    3. Students found to be in possession of another student's ID Card for use to enter student housing will be subject to disciplinary action.

Section 19: Lockouts and Locks

  1. Lock Out Charges:
    1. Each time a student contacts Residential Life for a lockout to be performed to their bedroom, house, or building, they will be charged $20 per lockout.
    2. There will be no lock-out charges within the first two weeks of classes each term. The two-week grace period starts on the first day of classes of each term.
  2. Locks:
    1. No additional locks can be added to entry doors to the building or rooms, bedroom doors, and bathroom doors in University owned student housing buildings.
    2. Students are not permitted to replace or tamper with lock systems on doors.

Section 20: Room Assignments, Changes, and Space Usage

  1. Room Assignments:
    1. Each Student that fills out the housing application and signs the housing contract is assigned to bed space within an identified room.
  2. Infringement of Space:
    1. If a double or triple occupancy room only has one student assigned, the student residing in the space is not permitted to push the beds together or use the entire room. The other half of the room must stay available for a student to be assigned at any time.
  3. Roommates Matching:
    1. Incoming students who are new to the institution cannot select their roommates. Residential Life Staff places students together based on how each student fills out their housing application.
    2. Returning students can select desired roommates during the room selection process.
    3. If a returning student does not participate in the room selection process, they cannot identify a roommate. They will be placed with another student identified by Residential Life Staff.
  4. Room Changes:
    1. Unauthorized Move: Students who change rooms without being approved by Residential Life staff will be reported and go through the student conduct process.
    2. Types of Room Changes:
    3. Students can request a room change starting two weeks after the first day of classes.
    4. Move into a Half Open Room: In the case of moving into a half open space, a roommate agreement will need to be completed before this move except in case of emergency.
    5. Student Living in a Half Open Room: Students with a half open room have seven days to find a roommate that matches their needs. If the student is unable to identify a roommate, Residential Life Staff will pick and assign a student to that space.
    6. Room Swaps: room swaps are when two people choose to swap rooms. This option is used when both students show the desire to swap.
    7. Emergency Room Changes: Emergencies can arise where a student must move. In this situation, Residential Life staff will work with the student to communicate the need to move and where they will be relocated to. In case of emergency, the student(s) will receive a timeline to move and may not receive a choice on where they will be relocated.

Section 21: Pest Control Treatment

  1. Students must allow Residential Life Staff and Facilities Management access to the room, house, or townhome to inspect for or treat pests. The student(s) and their guests must cooperate and must not interfere with inspections or treatments. The University has the right to select any licensed pest control professional to treat the affected area.
  2. Student(s) may be responsible if determined by Facilities Management, at their own expense to have their own personal property, furniture, clothing, and possessions treated according to accepted treatment methods established by Facilities Management or by the University appointed licensed pest control technician.
  3. If Facilities Management can confirm the presence or infestation of pests in a student’s dwelling, the Office of Residential Life can have the right to require students to vacate the dwelling and remove all furniture, clothing temporarily, and personal belongings for pest control services to be performed, if needed.
  4. If students do not comply with the preparation of the affected area as required by the pest control professional or the treatment is unsuccessful because of a lack of cooperation, students will also be responsible for the cost of subsequent treatments to the affected areas and for any treatment to adjoining units that are infested with pests.
  5. If a student is required to pay for any pest control services, it will be clearly communicated to them through email. The charges will be applied to the student’s account.
  6. The University, its employees, and vendors shall not be responsible for any student losses, damages, or expenses, including special, consequential, or punitive, arising from a pest infestation, inspection, or treatment. Students' failure to promptly report pests, failure to comply with treatment instructions, or any other violation of any other policy will go through the conduct process. The student will remain liable for any costs and damages incurred.

Section 22: Quiet and Courtesy Hours

  1. Students shall observe and respect the rights of others occupying University owned student housing. Students will avoid excessive noise levels and observe quiet hours studying in each community. At all times, residents need to be considerate of others' needs and respect the rights of others by being aware of the noise level in each community.
    1. Noise that can be heard beyond two doors down from a room is likely excessive and potentially disruptive to other residents in the building.
  2. Courtesy hours require all student housing occupants to keep noise levels in all residential areas to a minimum, 24 hours a day.
  3. Quiet Hours require all student housing occupants to keep noise levels low enough to not disturb anyone’s sleep or rest.
    1. Residence Hall Quiet Hours:
      1. Sunday – Thursday are 11 p.m. to 8 a.m.
      2. Friday and Saturday 1:00 a.m. to 8 a.m. Sunday.
    2. Exam Hours
      1. 24-hour quiet hours are in effect from the beginning 24 hours before the first exam (Mid-Term, Senior Comp, or Final Exam) through the completion of the exam period.
  4. Theme and Language House Quiet Hours:
    1. Sunday - Thursday are 11 p.m. to 8 a.m.
    2. Fridays from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m., Saturday 1:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Sunday.

Section 23: Restricted Areas

  1. The roofs, ledges, balconies, basements, attics, unassigned rooms, and mechanical/electrical equipment rooms of all University-owned buildings are strictly off-limits to students.

Section 24: Waste Disposal

  1. All waste paper and other trash must be deposited in dumpsters or trash sheds. Littering or improper disposal of trash is not permitted.
  2. Trash sitting outside of a room, hallways, walkways, or theme or language house will be subject to disciplinary action.
  3. Certain items that are liable to cause plumbing damage must be disposed of in trash receptacles, and must not under any circumstances be flushed down any drain. This includes but it is not limited to feminine hygiene products, alcohol or “flushable” wipes, personal toilet paper, and wax from wax warmers.

Section 25: Weapons

  1. The University prohibits weapons of any kind on University property, including all buildings and grounds, except weapons stored for students and those weapons carried by an officer of the Sewanee Police Department while on duty. Anyone failing to adhere to the Weapons Policy is subject to the Code of Conduct. Please note: Ignorance of the policy does not remove responsibility from fines and penalties.
  2. In the State of Tennessee, it is against the law to carry a weapon on school property and constitutes a Class E Felony. For more detailed information on state weapons laws, read TCA 39-17-1309.

Section 26: Windows and Screens:

  1. Windows are intended to be able to adjust the airflow in a room. Students are prohibited from entering or exiting the building through a window.
  2. Screens must be kept on the windows at all times and are not permitted to be removed from the building.
  3. Students are liable for any damage to a window or removal, lost, or damaged window screen.

Section 27: Other Policies

  1. The University reserves the right to prohibit any item or activity deemed harmful, unadvisable, or not in the University's or its students' best interest. Addenda to the contract may be distributed as needed. Residents must know and comply with all policies and regulations within the EQB, Code of Conduct, the Residential Life Contract, and other University documents.
  2. The Office of Residential Life can amend or add new policies at any time. Any changes or updates in policies will be emailed out to all residents.