Student Housing Handbook Information - Rules, Regulations and Information

ABANDONED PROPERTY
The Office of Student Housing and its staff are not responsible for any student property left in rooms or in public areas. In the event that student property is left after the contract period is over or after a student has checked out of his or her room assignment, the property will be removed and disposed of. Student Housing will not provide storage for any abandoned property.

ALCOHOL BVERAGES & CONTAINERS
Alcohol is not permitted in any Student Housing facilities.

No empty alcohol containers are allowed, even for decorative purposes, and if found, such containers will be considered the same as actually possessing or consuming alcohol.

APPLIANCES
Items with an open coil or flame are prohibited in housing, such as hot plates, and griddles. This list is not complete. If you have a questionable item, ask a Student Housing staff member. If a staff member finds a questionable item in your room upon any inspection, it may be confiscated for safety purposes. Toasters are permitted only in the Cameron Village apartments.

BABYSITTING
Babysitting is not allowed in any of the Student Housing facilities.

BICYCLES
Residents are welcome to bring bicycles to campus for transportation and recreation. Student Housing does provide bike racks outside of the residential facilities for bicycles. Bicycles are allowed to be kept inside a resident’s room assignment if space allows and the bicycle does not block normal egress.

Bicycles must not be parked or stored in hallways, common areas, floor lounges, apartment living rooms or vanity areas, stairwells, or in front of entry or exit doors. Bicycles must not be parked or stored under entry breezeways in Cameron Village.

CANDLES AND INCENSE
Candles and incense are prohibited in any Student Housing facility due to possible fire hazards. This rule includes decorative candles with burned or unburned wicks. Any candles or incense found may be confiscated by staff. This also includes candle warmers and scent pot burners.

CARD ACCESS SYSTEM
Residents are required to use their University ID card to enter Student Housing facilities with card access systems.  Non-residents will not be given card access to residential facilities and/or floors.  No resident is allowed to give their University ID card to any individual for any reason.

CLEANING
Residents are expected to keep their assigned room reasonably neat and clean at all times.  Student Housing reserves the right to ask residents to clean their room for safety, health, or roommate concerns.  Custodial services are not provided after a resident has moved into their housing assignment.  Cameron Village residents are responsible for maintaining a reasonably neat and clean bathroom, kitchen, and living room area.  Residents may be required to clean their bathroom, kitchen, and living room area for safety, health, or roommate concerns.

COHABITATION
Cohabitation is not allowed in any Housing facility. Cohabitation is defined as a person using a residence hall room/apartment as if that person were living in the room/apartment but not actually being assigned as a resident of that room/apartment. Examples of this may include, but are not limited to, keeping clothing and other personal belongings in the room/apartment and sleeping overnight in the room/apartment on a regular basis and using the bathroom and shower facilities as if they lived in that room/apartment. Violating a roommate’s right of entry into their room/apartment or hindering a roommate’s ability to study and/or sleep within their room/apartment, because of a guest’s continual presence, is considered a violation of this rule.

DAMAGES AND LOSSES
Residents are responsible for keeping the premises (room/hall/building/apartment) and its contents in good working order and free from damage both by themselves and their guests. Residents will be held accountable for any damages they cause in common areas and in assigned spaces. In situations where no individuals can be held accountable for damages, the Office of Student Housing reserves the right to “group bill” all residents that may have been associated with damages. Each resident is responsible for the replacement cost for any damages that may occur to the room and/or its contents. Residents are encouraged to seek property insurance for loss or theft of personal items.

DARTS/DARTBOARDS
Because of the potential danger to both persons and property, darts and dartboards are prohibited in all Student Housing facilities.

DECORATIONS
Pictures, poster, and other items used to decorate a student's room are encouraged as long as they do not create a health, fire hazard, or damage the room and facilities.

DISCIPLINE PROCESS
Residents and their guests are required to abide by the rules in the Student Housing Handbook and the Code of Student Conduct. When residents or guests violate a rule or procedure, a staff member will report the event on a departmental incident report. This incident report will be submitted to the Hall Director or Director of Student Housing and may lead to a disciplinary hearing and/or a disciplinary sanction. Please refer to the Code of Student Conduct for further explanation of the disciplinary process.

DRUGS & PARAPHERNALIA
Illegal drugs or substances are not allowed in any Student Housing facility.  No drug paraphernalia is allowed in any Student Housing facility, and if found, will be considered the same as actually possessing or consuming illegal substances.

ELEVATORS
In order to keep elevators in both the Shepler Center and Cameron Village in safe working condition, the following actions are prohibited and may result in disciplinary action:

• Intentional damage and/or vandalism to the elevators, such as prying elevator doors
open, jumping, etc.
• Overloading the elevator
• Use of emergency alarms and emergency stops in non-emergency situations
• Evacuating people from the elevator without trained personnel

If you are trapped in an elevator, use the emergency phone provided to call for help. Wait for emergency personnel to arrive before attempting to evacuate.

EMERGENCIES
Emergencies should be reported to the Office of Public Safety at (580) 581-2911 and to a housing staff member.

EXTENSION CORDS/SURGE PROTECTORS
Extension cords may be used on a limited basis in Student Housing facilities. Regular household extension cords are not to be used. Only cords with an AWG (American Wire Gauge) rating of 14 or lower, which are 25’ or less, may be used. Extension cords may be plugged into circuit breaker protected power strips but power strips should not be plugged into extension cords. Extension cords and power strips should never be placed above ceiling tiles, underneath carpet or stabled or pinched in anyway. Only power strips and multi-plugs with built in circuit breakers (surge protectors) may be used.

EXTERIOR DOOR LOCKING
The exterior doors in Cameron Village with card access are locked at all times. Residents are expected to carry their University ID card to gain access to their building.

The main exterior doors of the Shepler Center will be on a timed locks which will close at night and on holidays. Residents are expected to carry their University ID card to gain access to their building. Fire exit doors are locked at all times.

Both propping of any exterior doors and/or tampering with locks are considered serious security violations. Residents are expected to aid in maintaining security of the Student Housing facilities. University ID cards are never to be given to another person to gain entry into a building or apartment.

EXTERMINATION OF PESTS
Exterminators will provide preventative treatment in all Student Housing facilities on a regular basis throughout the year.  Contact Student Housing should you have any question related to this service.

FIRE DRILLS, ALARMS & EQUIPMENT
Student Housing will hold fire drills to acquaint the residents with fire evacuation procedures. All residents and guests should follow directions during the drills. Failure to evacuate the building may result in disciplinary action.

All residents and guests are required to evacuate the building when a fire alarm sounds. Failure to evacuate when an alarm sounds may result in disciplinary action. Because it is imperative that fire and safety equipment functions properly when it is needed, the following acts are prohibited:

• Tampering or playing with fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, exit lights, or emergency lights
• Tampering with or pulling a fire alarm under false pretense
• Removing smoke detectors or otherwise rendering a smoke detector inoperable
• Obstructing halls and stairwells with furniture, debris, and other materials
• Hanging objects from smoke detectors or from sprinklers

Residents who jeopardize the security or safety of any resident will be subject to severe disciplinary action.

FIGHTING, THREATENING, OR ACT OF VOILENCE
The use or threat of force or violence or terrorist activities against member, guests, or property is prohibited, and will be subject to disciplinary action.

FIREARMS, WEAPONS, AMMUNITION, EXPLOSIVES AND FIREWORKS
Possession or use of firearms, ammunition, or any type of weapon, as well as fireworks or similar items is prohibited on campus. This includes, but is not limited to; pistols, paint guns, water balloon launchers, rifles, knives, stun guns, sling shots, pellet guns, blow guns, air-powered guns (airsoft), projectiles, etc. Weapons found by staff may be confiscated and/ or turned over to Public Safety.

FLOOR/BUILDING MEETINGS
Each semester on the first day of class, mandatory meetings are held in each living area. Attendance at these meetings is mandatory because information concerning safety and security, as well as other important information, is distributed. Residents are responsible for all of the information distributed at these meetings.

FURNITURE
Furniture must remain in its designated space. Lobby or lounge furniture that is removed by a student for their private use will be considered stolen and disciplinary action may be taken. Room and apartment furnishings are to remain in the room/apartment at all times. Students may not leave any type of furnishings or property outside of their room/apartment or in the hallway.

In Cameron Village all bedroom furniture must remain in the bedroom. Bedroom furniture may not be kept in the vanity area, living room or kitchen.

GROUP BILLING
Financial charges related to the cleaning of, damage to or theft of University property are billed to the specific individual(s) responsible whenever such individuals can be identified. However, when damage or theft cannot be assigned to a specific individual(s), the charges may be divided equally among the residents of a living area.

Residents will be given every opportunity to identify individual(s) responsible for the damage before a group billing is finalized. Damage charges will be issued in an official university communication method along with those individuals that are charged through the group billing process. After notification, Student Housing will have the damage charges placed on each individuals account.

Your active involvement in reducing damages within your community is encouraged. You can assist by following these guidelines:
• Report any damages to your RA immediately.
• Treat University property with as much respect as you would your personal property.
• Discourage others from behaving irresponsibly.

GUESTS
Guests are defined as a person who is not assigned to the building they are visiting. This includes other students/residents, friends, parents, siblings, or other relatives of the residents of that room. Residents are allowed to hosts guests in their rooms according to the rules outlined below. However, violating a roommate’s right of entry into the room or apartment, or hindering a roommate’s ability to study and/or sleep within their room or apartment is considered a violation of guest privileges. Roommates have the right to deny overnight guests. Children under 17 years of age are not allowed in Student Housing facilities as overnight guest.

  • Host responsibilities – Hosts are responsible for the behavior of their guest at all times and are obligated to inform the guest of all University and Housing rules and regulations. Any violation of rules and regulations by a guest may result in disciplinary action being taken against both the host and guest.
  • Escorting guests - Guests must be escorted at all times.  Guests left unattended or found to be unescorted may be asked to leave the building.  Residents should never agree to escort a person they do not know.
  • Guests may not be left in a room or apartment without the host being present - i.e. when the host leaves the room/apartment or building, he guest must also leave.
  • Overnight guests
    • Shepler Center - Overnight guests of the same gender are allowed to stay overnight on any day during the week, but only with the permission of the roommate.  Guests of the opposite gender may stay overnight on nights allowed by the visitation hours.  Overnight guests may not stay in a room for more than two (2) consecutive nights and no more than six (6) total nights in one semester.  A maximum of one (1) guest is allowed to stay overnight at one time.  Residents may be billed for their guests if they exceed nightly limit.
    • Cameron Village - Overnight guests of any gender are allowed to stay overnight on any day during th week, but only with the permission of all roommates in the apartment.  Overnight guests may not stay in an apartment for more than two (2) consecutive nights and no more than six (6) total nights in one semester.  A maximum of one (1) guest is allowed to stay overnight at one time.  Residents may be billed for their guests if they exceed the nightly limit.

For additional information, refer to the "Visitation" section.

HEALTH AND SAFETY CHECKS
The University recognizes a resident’s desire for privacy, particularly in the context of their group living situation, and will do what it can to protect and guarantee their privacy. However, the University, through Student Housing staff, reserves the right to enter a resident’s room and/or apartment to determine compliance with health and safety regulations. Health and safety checks will take place a minimum of two times per semester and residents will receive posted notification of the check at least 48 hours in advance of the check.

HEATERS
For safety reasons, no portable heating units may be used in Student Housing facilities.

HOUSING OVER BREAKS
Shepler Center is closed for winter break and between semesters. Fall semester and spring semester housing charges do not cover the cost for these break periods. Housing may not be provided during each of the break periods. Residents will be required to make payment for break housing and may have to relocate to a temporary room during the break. Cameron Village residents will be allowed to stay during break periods that fall within their contracted room assignment without additional charges.

IDENTIFICATION
For the safety and welfare of all students and to protect the property of the residence hall and apartments, members of the staff may request proof of identity of any person in Student Housing facilities. Failure to identify yourself to a University staff member upon request may result in disciplinary action. Your cooperation is appreciated should the occasion arise. Individuals that are unable to provide identification may be asked to leave and Public Safety may be contacted to assist with the situation.

INCIDENT REPORTS
Incidents requiring the attention or intervention of staff members are regularly reported to Student Housing. Violations of rules, medical and emergency situations, and instances of vandalism or damage are documented in Incident Reports and forwarded to the Office of Student Housing for informational purposes or disciplinary action.

KEYS
Room keys will be issued to each resident at check-in. Report lost or broken keys to a Hall Director or the Student Housing Office as soon as possible. Residents will be charged $70 for a lost room key and $30 for a lost Mail key. The room and mail key charge will cover the cost of keys and the replacement cost for the lock core. Residents failing to return their keys at the time of check out or during vacation periods will be charged the replacement fee.

Any assigned keys should be kept in the resident’s possession at all times; do not lend keys to anyone. Giving your key to others may result in disciplinary action.

Residents are encouraged to lock their doors at all times and carry their room keys. Residents who are locked out of their room/apartment should go to the Student Housing office. When the office is closed, residents should call the Student Housing Line at 580-581-2391. A $20 lockout fee will be charged to the student’s account. Students are reminded that responding to a lockout call is not an emergency and the staff will respond as soon as possible.

Excessive lockouts may result in further disciplinary action or fines. Duplicating university keys is prohibited. Possession of university keys other than those assigned is not permitted.

LAUNDRY ROOMS/MACHINES
There are laundry facilities located in each building. For washer and dryer issues please call Jetz Service at 1-800-530-5719 or go online here and submit a work order http://www.jetzservice.com/report-a-problem. Abuse of laundry machines only aggravates whatever problem the machine may have and is prohibited. Please report machine malfunctions to the Student Housing Office. Only residents are allowed to use the laundry machines and facilities provided by Student Housing.

LIABILITY
The University assumes no liability for loss, injury, or damage to personal property incidental to the occupancy or use of the residence halls, and each resident accepts full responsibility for the safety and security of his/her own personal property.  The resident agrees to hold the University harmless and indemnify it from any and all liability resulting from the use of Student Housing facilities by the student.

MAIL
Cameron Village residents will be assigned a mailbox in the McMahon Center of Cameron Village. Each resident’s address in Cameron Village will be as follows:

Student’s Name
Cameron Village
502 SW University Drive
Lawton, OK 73505

Shepler Center residents will be assigned a mailbox in Shepler Center. Each resident’s address in Shepler Center will be as follows:

Student’s Name
Hall (North or South Shepler)
2800 West Gore Boulevard
Lawton, OK 73505

MAINTENANCE/REPAIR REQUEST
Maintenance requests and other room concerns should be reported in a timely manner. Residents can submit requests online through the Student Housing web page (www.cameron.edu/housing/workorderform) or by visiting the Student Housing Office. For emergency repairs, contact the Student Housing Office or a Housing staff member immediately. It is important to report maintenance concerns early and with as much detail as possible. Residents who discover insect problems should report them to Student Housing immediately so their rooms may be treated. Remember: Food attracts insects.

Maintenance personnel work between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays and may not always be able to arrive at hours most convenient to residents.

MICROWAVES/REFRIGERATORS
SHEPLER CENTER
Shepler Center residents may have a maximum of one microwave and one refrigerator per room. A combination refrigerator/freezer/microwave appliance will be counted as one microwave and one refrigerator. In addition, the following conditions apply to microwaves and refrigerators in the residence halls:
1. Microwaves must be U.L. approved and may not exceed a stated FCC rating of 700 watts (FCC rating placard must be intact).
2. Refrigerators must be U.L. approved and the total size of the refrigerator and freezer combined may not exceed 4.3 cubic feet.
3. Refrigerators must be kept clean for sanitation reasons.
4. Refrigerators must be cleaned, defrosted, and unplugged between semesters.
5. Refrigerators must be removed from the room prior to check-out.
6. Microwaves and refrigerators must be plugged directly into a wall outlet.

CAMERON VILLAGE
Because a full size refrigerator and microwave are provided in each apartment, personal refrigerators and microwaves are not permitted in apartments or bedrooms.

MOTORCYCLES
Motorcycles parked on campus require a parking permit and should be parked in accordance with the parking regulations provided by the Office of Public Safety.

Motorcycles may not be parked or driven in buildings, courtyard areas, sidewalks, or breezeways.

NON-COMPLIANCE WITH AUTHORITY
Failure to comply with the oral and/or written directions of University officials acting in performance of their duties is prohibited.  These officials include faculty members, administrators, staff members, and Public Safety Officers.

OFFENSIVE ODORS
An offensive odor is any odor or aroma of such intensity that it becomes apparent and is offensive to others. Any odor can become offensive when it is too strong. Some examples: perfume, air freshening spray, and large amounts of dirty laundry. Housing staff will address offensive odors when complaints are received. Residents identified as being responsible for the offensive odor will be asked to eliminate the cause of the odor.

OPEN FLAME
No items that have open flames, flammable fuels or open coils may be used in any Student Housing facility. This includes, but is not limited to, candles, lanterns, heaters, and incense. These items will be confiscated immediately. Violations of this rule may result in relocation or removal from housing.

PAINTING OF ROOMS
Residents are not permitted to pain their individual rooms.  Residents may be assessed a fine for painting any portion of their room and/or charged the cost of repainting.

PERSONAL FURNITURE/ITEMS OF CLOTHING
Students are welcome to bring personal items from home for their rooms. However, all of these items should be kept in their room/apartment and should not be stored in any other location. Personal property left in any common area, such as community bathrooms, hallways, or floor lobbies may be discarded by Housing staff.

Personal items should not cause health and safety concerns or block normal egress from a room/apartment. Student Housing reserves the right to ask residents to remove excessive personal furniture or other items that cause a health and safety concern.

PETS
For reasons of health and safety, sanitation, noise, and humane treatment, no pets are permitted in any Student Housing facility. The only exception is legal fish. Fish that are dangerous or harmful to humans or are prohibited by state or federal laws are prohibited.

Fish tanks can be no larger than 10 gallons. When cleaning fish tanks, it is imperative that the tank rocks are not put in drains or toilets.

Animals other than fish found in Student Housing facilities must be removed immediately and may be removed by Housing staff or other officials. Student Housing is not responsible for what happens to any pet when it is removed or while living is Student Housing facilities. “Just visiting” is not permitted – pets are not allowed in Student Housing facilities at any time.

Residents found with pets will face disciplinary action, with additional billing as needed to restore the room/apartment to an assignable state (as determined by Student Housing), which may include but is not limited to, carpet and/or furniture cleaning or replacement, and repainting. All current occupants of a room/apartment found with a pet, or related pet paraphernalia (food and water dishes, toys, litter box, kennels, etc.) will be held responsible.

Residents who need an animal based on a disability need to contact the Director of Student Housing.

PROJECTILES
For reasons of health and safety, propelling devices such as rockets, paint guns, water balloons/ launchers, catapults, slingshots, or any homemade device for the purpose of launching an object are prohibited.

QUIET & COURTESY HOURS
Quiet hours are maintained to help provide an atmosphere that is conducive to good scholarship and to promote an environment where individuals can learn from the experience of group living. The enforcement of quiet hours is the responsibility of each resident, with the assistance of the staff as needed.

Quiet hours in all facilities are from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., seven days a week.

Courtesy hours are in effect throughout all facilities 24 hours a day. Therefore, noise (stereo, radio, TV, musical instruments, voices) must be maintained at levels that will not interfere with the study or sleep of other residents. If you encounter noise, first request that the offender adjust the volume. If they persist, contact your RA or other Student Housing Staff.

To help promote an intense study period, there will be 24-hour quiet hours in effect during final exams in all Student Housing facilities.

RESTROOMS
In the Shepler Center, residents are provided community restroom facilities. Student Housing custodial staff clean these facilities on a regular basis. It is expected that all residents will also respect the community bathroom facility as it is shared with other members of their living community. Residents should not leave personal belongings in the restroom facilities or dispose of room trash in restrooms facilities. Items left in the restroom facilities will be considered abandoned property and may be disposed of.

Use by the opposite sex of the restroom facilities in prohibited. Guest restrooms are available on the second floor of the Shepler Center Mezzanine for guests of the opposite gender of the hosting resident.

ROOFTOPS
Residents and guests are not allowed on the roof of any Housing Facility for safety reasons.

ROOM ENTRY|
The University recognizes residents’ desire for privacy, particularly in the context of their group living situation, and will do what it can to protect and guarantee their privacy. However, the University, through a Student Housing staff member or university official, reserves the right to enter a resident’s room at any time for the following purposes:

1. To determine compliance with all relevant health and safety regulations. Health and Safety checks will occur throughout each semester, and prior notification will be posted.

2. To provide maintenance and/or cleaning

3. To conduct an inventory of University property

4. To silence unattended loud alarms and music

5. If there is an indication of imminent danger to life, health, and/or property

6. Reasonable belief that a violation of rules or regulations is or has occurred

7. To search for missing property

8. To ensure that proper break period closing procedures have been followed

A room search by a designated Student Housing staff member is possible but rare. For such a search to take place, the conditions for room entry must exist. Permission for a room search is determined at the Director of Student Housing level and above. Items that violate university or housing regulations will be confiscated.

ROOM USE
Students are not permitted to sublet, assign their room/apartment, or to use their room/ apartment for commercial purposes. Residents are not permitted to remove any Student Housing equipment or furnishings from their room/apartment.

RULE CHANGES
In order to make changes or additions to the Student Housing Handbook, a proposal must be submitted to the Director of Student Housing in written form, including all of the following:

• Clearly stated change request and detailed explanation why the change should occur
• Several options listed for the proposed change

The proposal will be considered based on any or all of the following: survey results, need, cost, national trends, or research on the area of change. Not only does the Student Housing need to approve all changes, they may require approval of the Deans for Students, the President, or possibly the University’s Board of Regents.

RUNNING/ROUGH HOUSING
Residents should refrain from running, rollerblading, skateboarding, skating, roughhousing, scuffling, the use of water guns, throwing, bouncing, or kicking of objects inside Student Housing facilities.

SMOKE DETECTORS
All resident rooms/apartments are equipped with smoke detectors. Smoke detectors are checked prior to each semester and regularly throughout the year. Residents that become aware of a problem with a smoke detector should report it to Student Housing immediately. Disciplinary action will result if a student removes, tampers with or otherwise renders a detector inoperative.

SOLICITATION
Solicitation of commercial products or services within the residence halls is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, solicitation/sales within student rooms, apartments, common areas, and entry areas (inside and outside) of Student Housing facilities. Students and campus organizations desiring special consideration should contact the Student Housing Office. If sales personnel approach you, do not allow them to enter your room/apartment and inform Public Safety or Student Housing staff immediately.

SPRINKLER SYSTEM
Student Housing facilities are equipped with a sprinkler system for fire safety purposes.
Remember:
• Do not hang items from sprinkler heads, covers, or piping
• Sprinkler heads may never be obstructed or altered
• Nothing may be stored within 18 inches of the sprinkler head
• Any item that hits the sprinkler head may cause it to activate

The sprinkler system is activated by contact or heat, not smoke. The University is not responsible for any damage caused by the sprinkler system. Residents that cause the system to activate will be held accountable for any damages caused to their personal property, other residents’ property, and to University property. Residents tampering with the system will face severe disciplinary action.

STORAGE
Storage is not available within Student Housing facilities. All room furniture provided by Student Housing must remain in the room/apartment. No space is available within Student Housing facilities for residents to store belongings over the summer or while they are not enrolled.

TELEPHONE AND LONG DISTANCE SERVICE
Rooms/Apartments are not equipped with a telephone, but are available upon request from the Student Housing Office. There is a $30.00 charge if a phone is damaged or lost. Charges for cable and phone will appear as a separate line item on your bill. A connection is also available in each bedroom of Cameron Village if you wish to have your own phone.

Long Distance Calls – You may not bill any long distance calls to your room/apartment nor accept any collect calls. If collect calls are accepted in a tenant’s room, disciplinary action and/or fees may be assessed.

Making Calls
On Campus Calls...dial the last four digits of the number
Off Campus Calls...dial 9 first, then the number

THEFTS AND ASSAULTS
Thefts and assaults should be reported immediately to the Office of Public Safety (581-2911), as well as to Housing staff. As a precaution, residents should keep their doors locked at all times. The University is not responsible for items lost to theft or vandalism, and students are encouraged to carry personal property insurance.

TOBACCO AND VAPING
All Student Housing facilities are tobacco and vape free. The use of vaper and tobacco inside any Student Housing facility will result in disciplinary action.

IMPORTANT: In May 2009, the University announced initiatives for our second century. One of those initiatives involved creating “A Healthier CU in Century II,” which was designed to spotlight the importance of health and wellness. That fall, Student Government passed a resolution calling for a smoke-free campus. That legislation was endorsed by the Faculty Senate with a recommendation that Cameron become tobacco-free. In May 2010, the Tobacco-Free Campus Policy was presented to the University’s governing board and approved effective August 1, 2011. In 2014, in accordance with an executive order signed by the Governor, the policy was amended to include vaping devices and e-cigarettes.

Cameron’s Tobacco-Free Campus Policy bans the use, sale or distribution of tobacco products, vaping devices, and electronic cigarettes on campus.

TUNNELS/CRAWL SPACES
Students and guests are not allowed in tunnel or crawl space areas and should never attempt to access these areas.

TRASH
For Cameron Village residents, dumpsters are located in the parking lot on the east side of Cameron Village.  Apartment trash should be disposed of in these dumpsters.  Trash should not be left in breezeways, hallways, or other common areas.  For Shepler Halls the trash dumpster is located behind the cafeteria/kitchen.

USE OF UNIVERSITY PROPERTY
Items belonging to the University (couches, lounge furniture, tables, etc.) are not allowed in resident rooms. University property, other than furnishings assigned to the resident’s room, will be removed, and residents may be referred for disciplinary action. No University property may be moved or taken from the building.

VANDALISM
Residents who remove, destroy, or deface any property or area related to the University or Student Housing (including vandalism of the elevators, ceilings, and grounds surrounding the buildings) are subject to disciplinary action and will be required to pay for any damages

VISITATION
SHEPLER CENTER
• Residents are allowed to have same gender guests in their room and on the resident floors 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Any same gender guest in the building after 2am each night will be considered an overnight guest.
• Residents are allowed to have opposite gender guests in their room and on the resident floors during the following times - Monday
 – Thursday from 1 p.m. to 2 a.m.
 -  24 hours from Friday starting at 1 p.m. until Monday at 2 a.m.
• Visitation hours may be adjusted during opening and closing each year to accommodate for family members that may be assisting a resident.
• Break and Intersession visitation hours may be adjusted and modified from the above normal visitation hours.
• For additional information please refer to the “Guests” section of the handbook.
CAMERON VILLAGE
• Residents are allowed to have any gender guests in their room and apartment 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Any guest in an apartment after 2 a.m. each night will be considered an overnight guest.
• For additional information please refer to the “Guests” section of the handbook.

WATERBEDS
Waterbeds are not permitted in any Student Housing facility due to safety and maintenance concerns.

WINDOWS/WINDOW SCREENS
Windows are not to be used as a room entrance or exit, unless residents do so for emergency reasons. Window screens should not be removed. Residents will be charged a minimum of $40 for any removed screen, any damage to the screen will be added to this. Throwing, hanging, or spitting objects from windows is prohibited. Excessive window coverings are not allowed (includes paper or foil).