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W e lc o m e .............................................................................................................. 0 4

Residence Hall RLE Staff ........... .........................05
R A /A R A /R C A ................................................................... ................. 05
P eer M en to r........................................................................................ 0 5
Senior Clerk ................. .......... ......................................... 05
N eight C lerk ....... ................. .......................... ........................ 06
O office M an ager .................................................................. .................. 06
G graduate H all D directors ..................................................... .................. 06
R evidence D irector............................................................. .................. 06
R evidence Life C coordinator .............................................. .................. 06
Assistant Director of Housing for Residence Life ....................................06
Graduate and Family Housing RLE Staff .................................... 07
C om m unity A assistants ....................................................... .................. 07
Student A assistants .............................................................. ................. 07
R resident M manager .............................................................. ................. 07
Graduate and Family Housing Administrative Staff.............................. 07
R evidence D irector............................................................. .................. 07
R evidence Life C coordinator .............................................. .................. 07
Assistant Director for Graduate and Family Housing ........................... 07

Judicial Process & Procedures ................................................. ................... 08
D ocum entation ................................................................... ................. 08
H hearing bodies ............................................... .............. .. .................. 09
Inform national m meetings ....................................................... ................. 10
Inform al hearing proceeding............. ............................... .................... 11
F orm al hearing process...................................................................... ..... 11
Your Rights and Responsibilities ......................... ......................... 12
R ights of the V ictim ............................................................ ................. 12
R ights of the A accused ......................................................... ................. 13
A dvisors .................................................................................................. 13
Appeals ................................................ 14
C confidentiality of R ecords........................................ ........................... 15
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) ......... 15
P rental N otification ........................................................... ................. 16
C am pus C rim e & Safety ..................................................... ................. 17


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U n diversity San action s ........................................................... .............. 18
Judicial Sanction D definition ........................................ ............... 18
Educational Sanction Definitions .............................................. 20

Single Student Housing Community Standards................................. 21
(2)P.01. N oise ..... ................ ............................................ 21
(2)P.02. A alcohol .................................................... .... ..... ...... ..... .. 22
(2)P.03. D rugs .......................................................... ................. ... 22
(2)P.04. Sm oking....................................................... .. ....... ....... 22
(2)P.05. Failure to C om ply ......................................... ................ 22
(2)P.06. Security ................................................... ... .. .... ........... .. 23
(2)P.07. Locks ............................. ... ........................... 23
(2)P.08. Destroying, Damaging or Tampering with Property........... 23
(2)P.09. Windows and Window Screens, Objects from Windows,
and R estricted A reas..................................... ................ 24
(2)P. 10. Elevators ..................................................... .......... ........... .. 24
(2)P. 11. Visitation and Room Guests ......................................... 24
(2)P.12. R oom Transfers ............................................ ................ 25
(2)P.13. Room, Floor/Section and Kitchen Responsibility............ 25
(2)P. 14. Furniture ............................................... .. .. ..... ............. .. 25
(2)P .15. L ofts/W aterbeds............................................ ................ 26
(2)P. 16. Pets ............................................................... ............... 26
(2)P 17. P est C control .................................................. ................ 27
(2)P. 18. Room Decorating Policy................................................ 27
(2)P .19 F ire S afety ................................................... .................. 2 8
(2)P.20. Firearms, Weapons, Fireworks, Explosives, and Dangerous
Chemicals .................. ................ 32
(2)P .2 1. B icycles ...................................... ..................... ................... .. 32
(2)P.22. Recreational Wheeled Devices ..................................... 32
(2)P.23. Automobiles, Motorcycles, Mopeds, and Scooters .......... 32
(2)P.24. Posting Signs and Information in Public Areas ............... 33
(2)P .25 Solicitation .................................................... ............... 33
(2)P.26. Telephone, Antennas, Cable TV................................... 33
(2)P .27. D ata H ardw are .............................................. ................ 33

Graduate and Family Housing Community Standards .......................... 38
(2)P.28. 01. Alcohol ................. ................... 38
(2)P.28. 02. Apartment and Common Areas.................. .................. 38
(2)P.28. 03. Appliances/Furniture ........................................................ 39





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Automobiles, Motorcycles, Mopeds, Scooters, Boats and
Trailers .................. .................... .............. 39
Bicycles ...................... ....... .................. 40
Communicable/Controlled Illnesses ....................................40
C construction .................. .................. .... .................. 40
Destroying, Damaging or Tampering with Property .......... 40
D H N et ..................................................... ... .... ............ ..... 40
D rugs ........... ......................................................... . 4 1
Failure to C om ply .......................................... .................. 42
Fire Safety ............................................ .... ....... .... ........ .. 42
Firearms, Weapons, Fireworks, Explosives, and Dangerous
C hem icals .................. ...... ............... ....... ...... .......... 43
Grounds and G ardening................................. ................... 43
G uests ..................................................................... 43
Laundry...................................................... .... .... ............ ..... 44
L ocks ..................................................................... 44
N o ise .............................................................. .............. . . 4 4
Operation of Business ............ ..................................... 44
Personal Property .................................................... 44
Pest C control ................................. ................................... 44
Pets............................ .................. 45
O ccupant Responsibilities ............................. .................. 46
Posting Signs and Information in Public Areas ................. 46
Security .................. .............................................. . 46
Solicitation ............................................. .... .... ............ ..... 47
Sm oking ...................... ............................................. 47
Subleasing .................................... ................... . ............. 47
Sw im m ing Pools............................................ .................. 47


(2)P.28. 30. Telephone-Antennas-Satellite Dishes-Cable TV............... 48
(2)P.28.31Windows & Window Screens, Objects From Windows, and
Restricted Areas ................................................. .................. 48

UNIVERSITY POLICY, STATE AND FEDERAL LAW ....................49
SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES .........................49
ANNUAL REVIEW OF HOUSING COMMUNITY STANDARDS ...........49
Useful telephone numbers are located in the back of the brochure.


A copy of this document is located on the web at...
http://www.housing.ufl.edu/housing/reslife_standards.html I







WELCOME

Welcome to the Department of Housing and
Residence Education at the University of Florida.
We hope that the coming year in your new home will
be exciting, challenging, and rewarding. Housing
staff members strive to provide a supportive living
-- environment that encourages students to succeed in
the classroom and to grow as individuals.
You have voluntarily agreed to live in and become a part of the residential
community. By signing a housing contract/agreement, you have acknowledged and
agreed to follow the standards of the community. The Housing Community Standards
contained herein are considered a part of the University of Florida Student Code of
Conduct (6C1-4.016).
These policies have been established in the best interest of the residence community
at large in accordance with other University regulations, local, state, and federal laws,
and input from previous residents.
This handbook is designed to give an overview of the University of Florida Residence
Hall Community Standards and to help prepare you for the upcoming year. For more
information, contact the Coordinator for Residential Judicial Programs at (352) 392-
2171 x10141.








I RESIDENCE LIFE AND EDUCATION STAFF


The mission of the Department of Housing and Residence Education is to provide
well maintained, community oriented facilities where residents and staff are
empowered to learn, innovate, and succeed. Listed below is the Residence Life and
Education staff.

RESIDENCE HALL STAFF:
Resident Assistant/Apprentice Resident Assistant/Residential College Advisor
(RA/ARA/RCA)
Your RA/ARA/RCA is one of the first individuals you will meet when you arrive on
campus. RAs/ARAs/RCAs are students who have been carefully selected and
specially trained to help you, your roommates, and your floor-mates learn more about
the university, each other, and yourselves. RAs/ARAs/RCAs are valuable peers who
are well informed and who care about you. Your RA/ARA/RCA is the first person
you can approach with questions, comments or concerns regarding the campus, your
residence hall, and academic or personal matters. Since your RA/ARA/RCA is a full-
time student, you may occasionally find that s/he is not always available. Should an
emergency arise there is always a GHD or RLC/RD on duty and just a phone call
away. Contact your area desk for assistance.

Peer Mentor (PM)
The Peer Mentor is a leadership position in the Leader Scholar Program at Trusler
Hall. Peer Mentors are responsible for promoting a community environment focused
on academic success and leadership development. The Peer Mentor is a student and a
peer, who serves as a mentor and role model for first year residents. Peer Mentors
also provide office hours in the Office of Academic Initiatives and Enhancement
throughout the week.

Senior Clerk (8:00am 4:30pm)
The Senior Clerk is located at your area desk. Senior Clerks give directory
information, answer student questions, provide room and building key service,
supervise services for documenting, receiving and distributing confidential letters and
other official notices to students, and prepare maintenance requests for students. If
you need to contact an RA, GHD, RLC/RD, area government official, Assistant
Director of Housing, custodial or maintenance staff member, the Senior Clerk can
help you. In addition, senior clerks also handle the vending machine refund process
and are responsible for cash refunds to students who lose money in various machines.







Night Clerk (Midnight 8:00am)
The Night Clerk serves many of the same functions as the Senior Clerk. In addition,
the Night Clerk communicates regularly with Housing Security regarding building
security and safety concerns in the area. S/he also receives calls from residents
requesting assistance and refers calls to the appropriate staff member and/or the
University of Florida Police Department.

Office Manager
The Office Manager manages all aspects of the day to day operations of the area
desks. This position is directly responsible to the Assistant Director of Housing for
Residence Life. The Office Manager supervises full-time clerical staff, desk
assistants, and several student employees.

Graduate Hall Directors (GHD)
A Graduate Hall Director is a graduate student who lives in the residence hall and
is responsible for supervising RAs/ARAs/RCAs, advising the area government and/or
council, initiating and implementing on-going training and staff development
activities, serving as judicial hearing officer, responding to emergency and crisis
situations, and assuming weekend duty responsibilities.

Residence Director (RD)
The Residence Director is a full-time live-in housing staff member who has
administrative responsibility for residence area housing consisting of 476 to 700
residents. The RD is responsible for selecting, supervising, and evaluating staff;
administering the judicial process; coordinating a 24-hour desk operation; and
overseeing programming efforts in the residence area.

Residence Life Coordinator (RLC)
The Residence Life Coordinator is a full-time live-in housing staff member who has
administrative responsibility for residence area housing consisting of 950-1200
residents. The RLC is responsible for selecting, supervising, and evaluating staff;
administering the judicial process; coordinating a 24-hour desk operation; and
overseeing programming efforts in the residence area.

Assistant Director of Housing for Residence Life (ADH)
The Assistant Director of Housing for Residence Life has comprehensive
administrative responsibility for housing areas consisting of 3,700 undergraduate
students. The ADH is the primary facilitator for the development of a learning
environment for his/her residential area. S/he directs, supervises, and/or coordinates
all services related to the operation of the residence halls in his/her area.





GRADUATE AND FAMILY HOUSING STAFF:


Community Assistants (CA)
The Community Assistant (CA) staff consists of students and residents in Graduate
and Family Housing. Their primary responsibilities are to act as a resource to the
residents of the village and to be directly responsible for a variety of community
development activities.
Student Assistants (SA)
A Student Assistant (SA) is a staff member that works primarily in the village office
and is mainly responsible for day to day operations of the village office.
Resident Manager (RM)
The Resident Manager (RM) is a graduate level position within the Department of
Housing and Residence Education. S/he is responsible for one Graduate and Family
Housing area. The RM's primary responsibility is to supervise the Community
Assistants and Student Assistants that provide customer service in the village. The
RM is also responsible for the community development in his or her area.
Graduate and Family Housing Administrative Staff
Several positions are responsible for the marketing, assignments, and billing for
Graduate and Family Housing. These main housing office positions include the
Administrative Coordinator for Graduate and Family Housing, Program Assistant,
Fiscal Assistant, Senior Clerk, and Student Assistants.
Residence Director (RD)
The Residence Director (RD) for Graduate and Family Housing is a full-time live-in
staff member who is responsible for a housing area of 200-400 apartments along with
selection, supervision, and evaluation of Community Assistants (CA's) and Student
Assistants. S/he is responsible for the administration of Graduate and Family
Housing policies and procedures (in maintaining the quality of the villagess, village
security, maintenance, custodial, and other services).
Residence Life Coordinator (RLC)
The Residence Life Coordinator for Graduate and Family Housing is a full-time
live-in staff member who has the responsibility to develop and promote a positive
environment for the residents of Graduate and Family Housing communities. In
addition, the RLC also administers the judicial process and is responsible for
selecting, training, supervising, and evaluating staff.
Assistant Director (ADH)
The Assistant Director of Housing for Graduate and Family Housing has
comprehensive administrative responsibility for housing areas consisting of 1900
single graduate students and students with families. The Assistant Director of
Housing is the primary facilitator for the development of a learning environment in
his/her residential area. S/he directs, supervises, and/or coordinates all services
related to the operation of five areas (villages).







JUDICIAL PROCESS & PROCEDURES

DOCUMENTATION
Housing staff members are expected to report any event that occurs in the University
housing communities. An incident report is a written account of an event or situation
by the person who has the earliest and most direct involvement with the incident.
Charges of policy violations originating from an incident report are considered
alleged pending completion of the student judicial process. Any member of the
Housing community and University community can report behavior that is
inconsistent with community standards. If the alleged misconduct occurred in or
around residence hall, complaints should be brought to the Residence Life
Coordinator, Residence Director, or other Housing staff member.
Note: If you are present during policy violations, you may be held responsible
and appropriate sanctions will be imposed.

All student judicial procedures are designed to minimize disruption to the housing
community. When an incident takes place, the following judicial action protocol
occurs until the case is concluded with a final decision.

If a formal complaint, usually through an incident report, is lodged against a student,
a judicial officer is assigned to consider charges against the student. A judicial
officer will be assigned according to the severity of the situation, previous judicial
record, and the residence hall where the violation occurred. The judicial officer may
be the Graduate Hall Director, the Residence Life Coordinator, the Residence
Director, or the Coordinator for Residential Judicial Programs. In some situations, a
case may be handled by the Office of Student Judicial Affairs.

Note: In certain circumstances, a student may be removed from housing before a
student judicial meeting has been held or following a hearing where removal was
imposed and an appeal is pending. An interim removal is imposed to ensure the
health, safety, or well being of members of the residence hall community or to
preserve property. A







HEARING BODIES FOR STUDENT CONDrRUCT CODE VIOLATIONS

Graduate Hall Directors/Residence Directors/Residence Life Coordinators
The Graduate Hall Directors, Residence Directors, and Residence Life Coordinators
(staff members in the Department of Housing and Residence Education) serve as
hearing officers for informal proceedings involving residence hall cases of a less
serious nature if the student does not want a formal hearing. They can assign written
reprimands for minor offenses when the student accepts responsibility.
Coordinator for Residential Judicial Programs (CRJP)
The CRJP, a full-time professional staff member in the Department of Housing and
Residence Education, serves as an administrative hearing officer in informal
proceedings and formal hearings. The CRJP is also responsible for training residence
hall student staff members and professional staff members to handle their roles in the
judicial process. The Office of the Coordinator for Residential Judicial Programs
(OCRJP) has jurisdiction over incidents involving conduct code violations occurring
in the University residential facilities.
Judicial Graduate Assistant (JGA)
The JGA reports directly to the CRJP, assisting the CRJP with various aspects of the
judicial process including serving as a hearing officer for informal proceedings
involving residence hall and graduate and family housing cases of a less serious
nature if the student does not want a formal hearing.
Assistant Director for Student Judicial Affairs
The Assistant Director in the Student Judicial Affairs Office serves as a hearing
officer in informal and formal proceedings. The Assistant Director also conducts
informational meetings with students prior to formal hearings with the appropriate
hearing body and advises the Student Conduct Committee.
Director for Student Judicial Affairs
The Director for Student Judicial Affairs is responsible for the administration of the
university judicial process and also serves as the primary hearing officer. The
Director serves as a hearing officer in informal and formal administrative hearings.
The Director also advises the Health Center Student Conduct Standards Committee,
the College of Law Honor Committee, and the Student Honor Court.
Student Conduct Committee
Composed of students and faculty members appointed by the President of the
University, the Student Conduct Committee is an alternative to administrative
hearings and available to all students in the judicial process. This committee
determines the facts of the case and makes recommendations concerning
responsibility and sanction imposition to the Dean of Students. The student has the






opportunity to meet with the Dean of Students prior to a final decision being made on
the case.

JUDICIAL MEETINGS

The student must schedule an appointment for an informational meeting with the
designated judicial officer upon receipt of a Request to Attend Meeting letter. The
Request to Attend Meeting letter will include a notice of charges with the time, date,
and location of the incident. If the student fails to schedule or attend the informational
meeting within 10 business days of receiving their meeting request letter, a Failure to
Schedule/Attend letter will be sent to the student and a decision will be made in
his/her absence.

INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS
Students involved in alleged violations) of the University of Florida Student Code of
Conduct in any residential facility will be assigned to meet with one of the following
staff members: The Coordinator for Residential Judicial Programs (CRJP), a
Residence Life Coordinator (RLC), a Residence Director (RD), a Graduate Hall
Director (GHD), or the Judicial Graduate Assistant (JGA). The purpose of this
meeting is to discuss the details of the allegations.
At this initial informational meeting, the student will be offered a written copy of
his/her rights with a verbal summary of this information and documentation that may
be presented in his/her case on the University's behalf. The student will also be
provided with an overview of the judicial system and options available to resolve the
charges. Any questions or concerns may be addressed at this time.


If a student accepts responsibility for the violations) with which he/she is
charged, an informal proceeding (hearing) will immediately follow the
informational meeting. It is the student's responsibility to represent
him/herself and articulate the case. Witnesses are not present.
If a student does not accept responsibility for less serious violations) with
which he/she is charged, the student can choose an informal proceeding or a
formal hearing.
Note: Failure to meet with staff or attend a scheduled meeting may result in
additional charges; a decision being made in the student's absence; a hold on the
student's records restricting his/her ability to register, receive transcripts, graduate
and attend athletic events on campus; or cancellation of his/her Housing
Agreement (Contract).






INFORMAL HEARING PROCEEDING


An informal hearing occurs after the informational meeting. It consists primarily of a
discussion between the student and the hearing officer. The hearing officer listens to
the student's side of the story and gathers information necessary to determine the
case's outcome. There are no witnesses called and the informal proceeding is not
recorded. The student retains the right to an appeal.

FORMAL HEARING PROCESS
Formal hearings must be scheduled no less than ten business days following the
initial meeting. The charged student has the opportunity to question all witnesses and
present witnesses and evidence on his/her own behalf. The student retains the right to
an appeal.
Students may request a formal hearing with the Coordinator for Residential Judicial
Programs (CRJP). Students who are initially assigned to the CRJP may request to
have a formal hearing with the CRJP, Director for Student Judicial Affairs or
Designee, or the Student Conduct Committee.
This option is a formally recorded process which occurs in front of the Coordinator
for Residential Judicial Programs, the Director for Student Judicial Affairs or
Designee, or the Student Conduct Committee. The following describes the general
format for formal hearings.
The following may be recorded:
The Judicial Officer sets the guidelines for the hearing and describes the
hearing process.
The Judicial Officer/Committee and principal parties involved are introduced.
Charges are read by the Judicial Officer/Committee.
Witnesses make statements.
Witnesses are questioned by the Judicial Officer/Committee and by the accused
student.
Statements are made by accused student.
The accused student is questioned by the Judicial Officer/ Committee.
Witnesses are not permitted to ask questions.
At the end of the hearing, the recorder is turned off and all participants except the
Judicial Officer/Committee leave the hearing room. The Judicial Officer/Committee
makes a decision of responsibility and determines a sanction, if appropriate. The
accused student is notified of the decision in writing by the Judicial Officer.






YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

RIGHTS OF THE VICTIM
In some situations, a student's behavior violates residence hall policy and victimizes
another member of the University community. Examples of such situations include
theft, damage to personal property, intimidation, harassment, academic misconduct,
physical and/or sexual assault, sexual harassment, and behaviors that endanger
personal safety.
The University community includes, but is not limited to, students, staff, faculty,
parents, campus neighbors, campus visitors, and any agency that is engaged in a
legitimate business transaction with the University (e.g., vendors). When someone is
identified as a victim, the judicial process affords him/her certain rights. When a
complaint is filed against a student, it is important to remember that the student is
being charged with violating a specific University or housing policy; therefore, the
University is ultimately responsible for determining what charges are appropriate, the
proper hearing official, and the resolution of the situation. If a victim withdraws the
complaint, the University may or may not proceed with the case.
Victims are entitled to the following rights:
The right to information concerning the status of the case as it proceeds through
the student judicial process.
The right to treatment in a dignified and compassionate manner by
representatives of the University community.
The right to remain present throughout the evidentiary portion of the judicial
hearing after his/her testimony.
The right to have the presence of a person who agrees to accompany the victim
throughout any investigation or campus judicial proceeding for the purpose of
providing support.
The right to testify from another room in cases of sexual assault with a licensed
health care professional's recommendation, provided that it does not interfere
with the accused student's right to question the accuser or a witness.
The right to submit proposed questions for all witnesses in advance of the
hearing with the understanding that the hearing officer/chair will determine the
appropriate questions to be asked.
The right to exclusion of previous, unrelated sexual behavior from the student
judicial hearing.
The right to submit a written impact statement to the hearing body to be
considered during sanctioning, if the charged student is found responsible.
The right to the creation of a sensitive environment for the victim throughout the
student judicial process.
The right to be informed of the results of the student judicial hearing.






RIGHTS OF THE ACCUSED


All judicial meetings/hearings shall be fair and reasonable in keeping with the
fundamental concept of due process. Students will also be afforded the rights listed
in the UF Student Rights and Responsibilities brochure as follows:
The right to be notified in writing of the charges against him/her with sufficient
detail and time to prepare for a hearing.
The right to a timely notice of a hearing, including written notice of charges,
usually within ten business days after the report of the incident.
The right to question adverse witnesses, unless waived for an informal hearing.
The right to know the nature and source of the evidence that will be used against
him/her.
The right to present evidence and witnesses relevant to his/her defense, unless
waived for an informal proceeding. The disciplinary body may determine the
number of witnesses.
The right to remain silent or to not attend a hearing. If you choose to exercise
this right, a hearing will still be conducted. Evidence in support of the charges
will be presented and considered and a decision will be made based on that
evidence.
The right to an advisor for the purpose of consultation:

ADVISOR NOTE:
A student involved in the residence hall judicial process has the right to have an advisor
present at all meetings with University staff. An advisor may be anyone with whom the
student feels most comfortable: friends, family members, faculty, attorneys, etc. While
these advisors cannot speak for the student in any meeting or question witnesses during
formal proceedings, they can offer students advice, moral support, and assistance. The
students) involved in the process may need to sign a waiver in order for the adviser to
be present. The Office of the DSJA or the Office of the CRJP may be contacted if more
information regarding this subject is needed or if you would like to contact an advisor.

The right to receive a decision in writing, generally no more than five business
days after a hearing.
The right to request an appeal to a finding of "responsible" and/or sanctions
imposed. Criteria for requesting an appeal are described on page 15.






APPEALS


Students are entitled to request an appeal for each incident. The criteria for filing an
appeal are limited to:

K NOW [ The student's rights were violated in the hearing process.
0 There is new material evidence, which could not have
YO UR been discovered at the time of the hearing.
R H- -2 The evidence did not support the decision.
E _1 The sanctions imposed were not appropriate for the
violation.

Requests for appeals must be made in writing to the Office of the Coordinator of
Residential Judicial Programs within ten business days for cases heard by a Graduate
Hall Director or Residence Life Coordinator/Residence Director. A request for an
appeal must be submitted on a "Judicial Action Appeal Request" form, available
from your Residence Life Coordinator, Residence Director, Area Desk, or at the
Office of the Coordinator of Residential Judicial Programs. The Coordinator of
Residential Judicial Programs will hear all appeals from cases heard by a Residence
Life Coordinator (RLC), a Residence Director (RD), a Graduate Hall Director (GHD)
or the Judicial Graduate Assistant (JGA).

Appeals of the decision from the Coordinator of Residential Judicial Programs should
be directed to Student Judicial Affairs. A student is not at risk of a more severe
sanction when filing an appeal. While an appeal is pending, sanctions are suspended
until the Appeal Officer has acted upon the request and a final resolution has been
reached. An exception may occur when a potentially volatile or dangerous situation
exists. When the student files the appeal, s/he must schedule an appointment for the
appeal to be heard.

The Appeal Officer in the appeal may:

R Uphold or modify the original decision.
6 Uphold or modify the sanction.
R Remand the case back to be reheard or reconsidered in cases
where there is new information or a procedural error.






CONFIDENTIALITY OF RECORDS


In order to protect your rights as a resident and University student, the Office of the
Residential Judicial Programs will maintain written records on all disciplinary action.
Access to these records is restricted to the student, individuals who have the
expressed written consent of the student to review the records, and University
officials who have a legitimate educational interest in reviewing a student's records.
The names of the persons involved in a particular case are not public information and
as such are subject to the same restraints. All records are kept for a period of six years
from the student's date of matriculation (the date the student entered the university)
in the Dean of Students' Office.
Relationship of Disciplinary Records to Academic Records
Conduct records, disciplinary records, honor violations, and law violations are kept in
Student Judicial Affairs. These files are separate from academic transcripts and are
confidential. In extreme cases where suspension or expulsion is involved, an overlay
will be placed on the academic transcripts for as long as the sanction is in force.
Records in Student Judicial Affairs, excluding records of students who are expelled,
are maintained for six years from the time of matriculation to the University. A
student may, at the time of graduation, request in writing that his/her disciplinary
record be destroyed. The record will be evaluated by the Director of Student Judicial
Affairs who will make the decision concerning the keeping or destruction of that
record. This decision will be made in accordance with provisions set forth in sections
6CI-4.26(3) of the Florida Administrative Code which stipulates that records of
students who have serious offenses or two or more offenses will not be destroyed
until six years from matriculation. Records of students who are expelled are
permanent.

THE FAMILY EDUCATION RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT OF 1974
(Commonly referred to as FERPA)
The University of Florida assures the confidentiality of student educational records in
accordance with State University System rules, state statutes, and the Family
Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (aka The Buckley Amendment.) More
information on FERPA/Buckley Amendment can be found at:

http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/ferpahub.html or http://www.dso.ufl.edu/judicial/FERPA.php

The Buckley Amendment states that access to confidential information, beyond that
required for normal business of the University of Florida, may be granted only to the
student. The only information that may be publicly released is directory information,
which includes items such as name, class, college, major, and telephone number.







The Buckley Amendment Continued:
Non-directory information, such as grades and/or disciplinary records, will not be
released to a third party without express written consent of the student. The exception
to this rule is for parents of dependent students, as defined by the IRS. Upon
presentation of proof, noting this exception, to the University Registrar's Office,
parents have the same rights as their students. All students, however, will be notified
of the release of the information to a third party. For additional information
regarding the Buckley Amendment, visit the website at:
http://www.cpsr.org/prevsite/cpsr/privacy/ssn/ferpa.buckley.html

PARENTAL NOTIFICATION POLICY
Higher Education Reauthorization Act of 1998
The following policy is in effect to notify parents or guardians of their student's
involvement in Drug, Alcohol, and Campus DUI Cases at the University of Florida.
For the following situations, the Division of Student Affairs may notify the student's
guardian:
If a registered student is claimed as a dependent by his/ her parents or
guardians pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code and is found responsible
for violating the campus conduct code's underage consumption, possession,
or drug rules twice during the same term or for a third time regardless of the
length of time between violations, the student's parents or guardians may be
notified in writing by the Division of Student Affairs.
If a registered student is transported to an emergency medical treatment
center for drug use or intoxication, the student's parents or guardians may
be notified by a telephone call from the Division of Student Affairs, if
necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other individuals.
If a registered student at the University of Florida is found responsible of
DUI on or off campus, s/he may be suspended or expelled from the
university.
The Associate Vice President for Student Affairs will be making the
telephone calls to parents or guardians to avoid any conflict with the student
disciplinary procedure in which the Dean of Students and the Vice President
for Student Affairs hear judicial appeals. For additional information
regarding the Higher Education Reauthorization Act of 1998, visit the
website at
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/PPI/Reauthor/







CAMPUS CRIME & SAFETY


The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime
Statistics Act, originally known as the Campus Security Act, is the landmark federal
law which requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose
information about crime on and around their campuses. The "Clery Act" is named in
memory of 19 year old Lehigh University freshman Jeanne Ann Clery who was raped
and murdered while asleep in her residence hall room on April 5, 1986.
The statistics are provided in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of
Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Statistics are compiled and
released annually by the University of Florida Police Department. These statistics
include data received from other law enforcement agencies in response to the
University of Florida Police Department's annual requests. For additional information
regarding the The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus
Crime Statistics Act, visit the website at:
http://www.securitvyoncampus.org/schools/clervact/ or www.police.ufl.edu













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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA SANCTIONS


The Department of Housing and Residence Education Community Standards are part
of the University of Florida Student Code of Conduct (6C1-4.016). Violations of
these Community Standards will result in appropriate University of Florida
disciplinary action. When determining appropriate sanctions, the judicial official will
consider the following: willingness to accept responsibility for one's behavior,
previous student conduct history, and severity of the situation.

Disciplinary action may include Written Reprimand, Conduct Probation, and/or
Suspension or Expulsion from the University of Florida. You can view the different
definitions below. Students found responsible for violating the University of Florida
Student Code of Conduct may also be required to attend educational seminars and/or
complete additional educational sanctions. Students living in residence halls may
have their assignment changed or their housing agreement cancelled as part of
disciplinary action.

JUDICIAL SANCTION DEFINITIONS
A student who is determined to be responsible for violations of the University of
Florida Student Code of Conduct shall be subject to sanctions commensurate with the
offense and any aggravating and mitigating circumstances, which may include one or
more of the following sanctions, unless otherwise expressly provided (University of
Florida Rule 6C1-4.016):
(a) Educational Discussion This is a discussion between the student and the staff
member about the incident and the student's overall life at the university.
(b) Notice of "Not Responsible" At this time, the matter is closed and no further
action will be taken in this case.
(c) Written Reprimand The student is given formal written notice and official
recognition that the behavior has violated the University of Florida Student Code
of Conduct. (Further misconduct may lead to other sanctions.)
(d) Conduct Probation Conduct probation is assigned for a specified period of
time and is intended to foster reflection, responsibility, and improved decision-
making. The student is deemed not in good standing. Other conditions of
probation are specific to the individual case and may include loss of eligibility to
serve as a student organization officer, to participate on any athletic team, to
participate in other specified student activities, or to participate in any study






abroad program. Future policy violations, failure to comply with any conditions,
or failure to complete any assignments may lead to more severe sanctions.
(e) Loss of University Privileges Denial of specific University privileges include
but are not limited to attendance at athletic functions, unrestricted library use,
parking privileges, university computer usage, and residence hall visitation for a
designated period of time.
(f) Suspension The student is required to leave the University for a given or
indefinite period of time. The termination of which shall depend upon specified
acts of the student's own volition related to mitigation of the offense committed.
The student must comply with all sanctions prior to re-admission.
(g) Expulsion The student is permanently deprived of his/her opportunity to
continue at the University in any status.
(h) Restitution The student is required to pay for loss of or damages to University
property, provided that such payment shall be limited to the actual cost of repair
or replacement of such property.
(i) Education Requirements A student is required to complete a specified
educational sanction related to the violation committed. Such educational
requirements include completion of a seminar, report, alcohol or drug
assessment, or counseling.
(j) Residence Hall Transfer or Removal A student is required to transfer
residence halls or is removed from the residence hall for a specified or indefinite
period of time.
(k) Contact Order A directive to cease and desist from any intentional contact,
direct or indirect, with one or more designated persons) or groups) through any
means, including personal contact, e-mail, telephone, or third parties. Should the
student fail to cease contact, he/she will be subject to additional action, up to and
including suspension and arrest.


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EDUCATIONAL SANCTION DEFINITIONS
Educational sanctions are intended to provide another way for students to learn about
behavior that is expected of them. They are not intended to be punitive or to serve as
"busy work." Finally, educational sanctions provide the university with an
opportunity to work with students who may be facing more severe formal sanctions if
the behavior persists.

EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS
(a) Fire Safety Seminar This session, conducted by a Department of Housing and
Residence Education staff member, is a review of and rationale for fire safety
policies in the residence halls. Students will watch a video and are required to
complete a quiz, scoring 80% or higher to pass.
(b) Community/University Service A student is required to complete a specified
number of hours of service to the campus or general community.
(c) MyStudentBody.com A student is required to complete the judicial course on
MyStudentBody.com and email the certificate of completion as instructed on the
detailed instruction sheet. This is an online alcohol seminar designed to help
students examine personal beliefs, behaviors and consequences, addressing the
many high-profile issues associated with high risk college drinking. It also helps
students identify and track individual drinking behaviors and risks for those who
have violated alcohol regulations. Students must score 80% or higher to pass.
(d) Alcohol and the Law Seminar This seminar is designed for students involved
in first time violations of the campus alcohol policy, such as open container and
possession and/or consumption by a student under the age of 21. The seminar is
conducted by University Police Department officers and provides students with
information regarding state and local laws, university policy, expectations, and
consequences of their behavior.
(e) Substance Use and Abuse Workshop- This substance use/abuse seminar
focuses mostly on alcohol, but also on marijuana and other substances. It is
done in a respectful dialogue/conversation format in order to avoid a lecture-like
and preachy style of interaction that students find unappealing and
counterproductive to the primary goals. The primary goals are to share
information, to raise awareness, to promote discussion relevant to the students,
and most importantly to gently challenge each student to explore how his or her
relationship with substances is either contributing to or taking away from his/her
personal and academic goals.
(f) Ethical Decision-Making Seminar Students occasionally involve themselves
in behaviors such as theft, lying, cheating, etc. This session is designed to
discuss and define ethics, reinforce community standards and expectations, and
provide students with information needed to make sound decisions in the future
in light of potential consequences







SINGLE STUDENT HOUSING COMMUNITY
STANDARDS 2008-2009


The following regulations have been developed to create a productive and safe
living environment in the residence halls, and in accepting his/her room
assignment, a student agrees to abide by these regulations. All residential
students are responsible to abide by Housing and Residence Education
Community Standards and the University of Florida Student Code of
Conduct.

P.01. NOISE-
Each resident is responsible for keeping noise levels to a minimum at all times
inside the residence halls and on adjacent property outside the residence halls.
Certain specialized floors may further restrict noise levels. Noise levels should be
low enough so as not to disturb others. Concurrent with this policy:
Courtesy Hours

Courtesy hours are in effect at all times; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a
year. Noise originating anywhere on one floor/section/house should not be audible
within another floor/section/house, within the building or outside. During courtesy
hours a resident may ask another resident to reduce the noise. Compliance is
necessary to maintain community standards and to ensure an environment for
academic success.


Quiet Hours

During the established quiet hours, noise (including, but not
limited to music, voices, laughter) coming from a student's room,
lounge or bathroom must not be audible within the rooms of
other students or within another floor/section/house or building.
Students must also keep noise in the hallways to a minimum.
Department of Housing and Residence Education staff will
confront violations with or without a complaint from another
student.
Each residence hall floor/section/house will adhere to the following quiet hours:
Sunday through Thursday 10:00 pm 8:00 am
Friday and Saturday 11:59 pm 10:00 am






The Noise Policy will be amended to 24-hour quiet hours on the last day of classes
through the final exam period. The specific dates will be posted within the
residence areas, depending on the academic term.

P.02. ALCOHOL -
A. No person may possess open containers or consume alcoholic beverages
outside the residence halls or in public areas inside the residence halls.
Persons 21 years of age or older may consume alcoholic beverages in the
following places only: in their own room, in a room with an assigned
occupant also 21 years of age or older, or in floor lounges.
B. Devices designed for the rapid consumption of alcohol (e.g. beer bongs or
funnels) are prohibited and subject to confiscation. Kegs, beer balls, and
other common source containers are prohibited.
C. Rooms in which only persons less than 21 years of age live are considered
"dry" rooms. Alcohol is prohibited in all dry rooms.
D. No person less than 21 years of age may possess alcohol beverage containers
in their room (including decorative collections).

P.03. DRUGS -
A. Inhaling or ingesting substances (e.g., nitrous oxide, glue, paint, etc.) that
will alter a student's mental state is prohibited.
B. Possession of drug related paraphernalia, including but not limited to bongs,
pipes, and hookahs is prohibited in and around the adjacent property of the
residence halls and such items are subject to confiscation.
P.04. SMOKING -
In compliance with state law, smoking tobacco products or any other substance is
prohibited in or within 50 feet of all residence hall facilities, including stairwell
towers, balconies, landings, entryways, playgrounds, and near windows.

P.05. FAILURE TO COMPLY -
A. Students and their guests must comply with a University Official's request
when such official is working within the performance of his or her duties.
University Officials include any Housing and Residence Education Staff
members, regardless of job title.
B. Students are required to schedule and/or maintain appointments with staff
members when asked to do so in conjunction with the staff members' duties.
C. Residents and their guests must present proper identification when requested
to do so by identified Housing and Residence Education staff.









P.06. SECURITY


A. Residents may not prop open or allow any floor/section exit door or building
exit door to be propped open. Residents may not allow people who are not
their guests into the building or onto the floor/house/section in which they
live. Persons are not permitted to be in a location inside the residence halls
without being a resident of that location or being escorted by a resident of
that location.

B. No person will be permitted to enter a resident's room without the expressed
consent of the residents who live in that room. The last part of this section
does not prohibit Housing and Residence Education staff members and
emergency personal from entering rooms in conjunction with the
performance of their duties as covered in the terms and conditions of the
residence hall contract (agreement).

C. Residents may not borrow keys from each other or loan keys to anyone.
Residents must return keys immediately upon check out or reassignment and
must report any lost or stolen keys. Loan keys must be returned to the Area
Desk within 30 minutes. Key policies include any access cards.

D. Tampering with keys and cards and/or card access is prohibited.

DO NOT
LOAN KEYS
P.07. LOCKS -
Tampering with or damaging lock mechanisms is prohibited.
Additional locks may not be added to doors or other University
property or equipment.


P.08. DESTROYING, DAMAGING OR TAMPERING WITH PROPERTY -
Damage to University premises or property, or property of any other
person is prohibited. Persons may be assessed restitution for
damages to University property.
Note: Publicity items created by staff members including, but not
CHECK limited to bulletin boards, materials on bulletin boards and signage
PLEAS are included in this category.






P.09. WINDOWS & WINDOW SCREENS, OBJECTS FROM WINDOWS,
and RESTRICTED AREAS -
A. Tampering with, opening, or removing screens is prohibited. Residents will
be billed if Housing and Residence Education staff must replace the screens.
NOTE: Windows are to be closed and locked at all times in Beaty Towers.

B. Residents may not climb through windows.

C. Throwing, pouring, or dropping anything (including keys) from windows,
balconies, ledges, or landings is strictly prohibited.

D. Persons are not permitted at any time to be on roof, ledge, or balcony
areas, or to place objects on these areas. Climbing on any exterior building
wall or similar structure is not permitted. NOTE: This does not include the
Yulee area floor lounge balconies or the Jennings Hall lobby balcony. For
the purposes of this community standard, "ledge areas" include the exterior
sides of any building.

P.10. ELEVATORS -
Persons are not permitted to ride any elevator designated as FREIGHT ONLY.
Permission from appropriate hall staff must be obtained for special circumstances.
Any permission granted is for those people specifically approved by appropriate
hall staff. Persons may not tamper with or ride on top of an elevator at any time.
Ringing the elevator bell in non-emergency situations is prohibited.

P.11. VISITATION AND ROOM GUESTS -
A. Residents and their guests are required to conform to the visitation hours
established on the floor, section, house, or area in which they live or are
visiting.
B. Residents are responsible for and can be held accountable for the
behavior of their guests. Residents of a room may be held responsible
for the behavior that takes place inside the room whether or not the
residents are present. It is the resident's responsibility to inform their
guests of Housing and Residence Education and University policies.
C. Residents must escort their guests) at all times.
D. Co-habitation is prohibited; only the residents assigned to a room may live
there. Roommate approval is required for any guest. Only guests of the
same gender are permitted to sleep in the residence hall rooms. Appropriate
hall staff approval is required for guests of the same gender planning to stay
longer than three days; guests of the same gender may be approved to stay up
to seven consecutive days.






E. Each assigned resident is permitted to have no more than two guests visiting
in their room or apartment at any one time.
F. Residents and/or guests may only use residence hall bathrooms designated
for use by their respective gender.


P.12. ROOM TRANSFERS -
Residents may not change room assignments without receiving official authorization
from their area office or the Undergraduate Assignments Office.


P.13. ROOM, FLOOR/SECTION AND KITCHEN RESPONSIBILITY -
A. Each resident is responsible for the proper care of his/her room, section,
bathroom, and kitchen, including the guidelines for break/holiday periods
and check out. Individual residents will pay for any charges assessed for
damages in their rooms.
B. All residents using the kitchen are responsible for cleaning the stoves, ovens,
and removing all trash from the kitchen after use.
C. All residents are responsible for floor/section/house damages (including but
not limited to microwaves, televisions, exit signs, etc.) and will equally pay
for charges assessed to the floor/section/house as appropriate.
D. Personal trash may not be left or disposed of in community areas (i.e.
hallways, bathrooms, lounges, stairways). With reasonable notice, Housing
and Residence Education staff may dispose of abandoned items of minimal
value in kitchens or bathrooms. Each resident is responsible for properly
disposing of garbage and boxes and by not creating unnecessary messes in
hallways, individual student rooms, lounges, kitchens, and bathrooms.

P.14. FURNITURE -
A. All furniture assigned to student rooms and apartments must remain in the
room. No furniture is to be removed from rooms by students. Residents may
be billed for leaving furniture in hallways.
B. No furniture is to be removed from floor lounges or other public areas.
C. Bed ends may not be inverted. Bed spring brackets may not be removed
from any bed end. Beds may not be elevated from the floor by cinder blocks
or any means other than bunk bed units provided by maintenance. Bed ends
(with the brackets attached) may be removed from the bed frame, provided
the student stores the bed ends in his her room.
D. All furniture must leave a 36" clearance from the ceiling.






P.15. LOFTS/ WATERBEDS


Lofts and Waterbeds are prohibited in the residence halls.

P.16. PETS-
A. Residents must use the Pet Policy Agreement form from the area office, and
obtain prior written approval of roommates and residence hall staff
beforehand in order to bring and keep the following pets within the residence
halls: fish, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, dwarf rabbits, lizards (no iguanas)
that are maximum length of 6 inches using the Snout to Vent Method,
salamanders (certified non-poisonous), frogs (certified non-poisonous),
geckos, chinchillas, and non-predatory domesticated birds not to exceed one-
half pound. No other type of animal (regardless of similarity to those listed
above) is permitted.
B. Residents are responsible for the proper care and cleanliness of their pet.
Approved pets must be kept in a cage at all times. All pets will be kept in
standard cages made of metal, plastic, or glass, not to exceed 3 ft. in length, 2
ft. in width, and 2 ft. in height.
C. No resident is permitted to have more than two birds, mammals, or reptiles.
Abuse of animals is prohibited. All additional unapproved pets or animals
are prohibited regardless of length of stay or visit.
D. During holiday breaks and intersession periods, all pets must be taken
with the student. Housing and Residence Education is not responsible for
any pet that is left within a room.
E. Pets are to remain inside the room/apartment at all times.
F. The feeding of any stray or wild animals is strictly prohibited.
G. Cats and dogs are not permitted in any residence hall facilities. This policy
also includes the pets of friends and relatives who visit or who request to
leave pets in your care.
Animals are usually rejected for inclusion because of one or more of the reasons
listed below:
It would not be humane to keep the animal within a cage of the specified
restrictions and/or the animal needs more exercise than being in the cage
would provide.
The animal is not a domesticated animal.
The animal is very adept at escaping from cages.
The animal is more often than not, frightening to people.
There are public health concerns related to the animal.






Other input from the Vet School or various animal experts indicate that
the animal would not be a good choice for captivity in a residence hall
environment.

NOTE: Over the years, abandoned pets are found around the residence halls,
especially at the end of the senme,htrs. If you can no longer care for a pet, please
find it another owner or contact one of the local animal organizations.

P.17. PEST CONTROL -
Pest control services are periodically performed by appropriate hall staff for insect
control purposes. Residents must allow appropriate hall staff to enter rooms for pest
control inspection unless a prior medical exception has been filed at the area office.
It is the responsibility of pet owners to assure the welfare of their animals during
pest control services. Information about pest control services is available by
contacting the main Housing and Residence Education office. No outside pest
control services are permitted.

P.18. ROOM AND PUBLIC AREA DECORATING POLICY -
Residents are encouraged to personalize their rooms and decorate public areas
within established guidelines. Residents should seek the advice of staff members
before beginning to personalize their rooms.
A. The use of contact paper and stickers is prohibited in all rooms and public
areas.

B. No alcohol signs, cans, bottles, neon signs, posters, aluminum foil,
solicitation, personal messages, or other materials may be displayed in or
attached to room windows.

C. External doors, doorframes and hallways may not be decorated. Only one
door nametag and message board is permitted per resident. Any pre-
approved program publicity sponsored by Housing and Residence Education
staff is also allowed.

D. The use of metal-tipped darts is not permitted in the residence halls.

E. Rooms with bay windows (e.g. Keys Residential Complex and Murphree
Area) may display items on the window shelf in these rooms provided that
the items are not alcohol related.

F. Hanging items with nails, tacks, or adhesive-backed wall covering is
prohibited in all rooms and public areas.






G. Students are prohibited from painting residence hall rooms and/or common
areas.

P.19. FIRE SAFETY -
A. EVACUATION Immediate evacuation when an alarm sounds, and/or
emergency flashing lights have been activated and/or when instructed to do
so by appropriate hall staff is mandatory. Re-entry into a building before
receiving confirmation from appropriate hall staff, UFPD, the fire
department, or other emergency personnel is prohibited. Re-entry is not
permitted while the alarm is sounding. For safety reasons, using an elevator
to evacuate a building is not permitted.
B. COOKING Persons should not leave their food items unattended on the
stove or in the oven at any time. Persons are responsible for the proper use
of approved cooking appliances and attention to food items while using the
appliances.

C. COOKING APPLIANCES Persons are allowed to use the following
items in their room or kitchen areas: electric fondue pots, air stream ovens,
electric crock pots, coffee pots, hotdog cookers, frying pans, drip coffee
makers, toasters (not toaster ovens), bread makers and popcorn poppers.
These items are permitted so long as they are single units with sealed heating
elements. Convenience items such as blenders, mixers, can openers and
juicers are also permitted.
The following items are permitted, but may be used only in kitchen areas:
toaster ovens, electric hamburger cookers, waffle irons, ceramic sealed hot
plates, hot plates with exposed coils, deep fryers, and counter-top electric
grills without flames (e.g. "George Foreman T" grills).

D. MICROWAVE OVENS Microwaves will be permitted in resident rooms
provided the following guidelines are met: a) a maximum of two microwave
ovens are permitted in a student room if each individual unit is .75 cubic feet
or less b) microwave ovens must be UL (Underwriter's Laboratories)
approved; c) each unit and/ or units combined must not exceed 1500 watts
(only one microwave oven is permitted if the unit(s) exceeds .75 cubic feet
and/or 1500 watts).

E. CANDLES AND INCENSE Possession or use of all candles and incense
for any purpose is prohibited in the residence halls.

F. EXTENSION CORDS/MULTI-PLUG ADAPTORS For the protection
of the residential community, residents are permitted to use extension cords
with the following restrictions:






1. Only UL (Underwriters Laboratories) certified three-prong grounded
S extension cords that are 14 gauge or heavier are permitted to be
possessed and/or used inside the residence halls.
2. The extension cord must be equipped to plug in one item only. An
~/ extension cord that meets all other requirements and is designed for
more than one item to be plugged into it is not allowed because this
type of extension cord is considered a multi-plug device without a
circuit breaker.
NOTE: The lower the gauge number, the heavier thicker the cord is.
Cords cannot exceed 10 feet in length. Only one appliance item may
be plugged into an extension cord; only one extension cord may be
used per double outlet.
3. Only UL (Underwriters Laboratories) certified multi-plug adapters
with circuit breakers are permitted to be possessed and/or used inside
the residence halls.
4. Up to three appliances/items may be plugged into one multi-plug
adapter per double outlet. The maximum wattage for a double outlet is
1500 watts.
5. Extension cords and multi-plug adapters may not be connected. Items
may not be plugged into outlets/plugs contained in other items.
6. Air-freshener plug-ins (E.g. Glade TM plug-ins) with a built-in "outlet"
may be used only if the outlet in the air-freshener is not used.
NOTE: Regulations concerning extension cords and multi-plug
adapters are written in compliance with State Fire Codes and the
engineering specifications of our various buildings.
G. AIR CONDITIONERS/HEATERS Residents may not install air
conditioners or ceiling fans in their rooms. Residents may not plug AC units
into any other outlet not designed specifically for the unit. Open coil space
heaters are not permitted. Other appliances/items may not be plugged into
outlets designed specifically for AC use.
NOTE: Thomas and Buckman residents please speak with hall staff
concerning AC use in your area.

H. RESIDENCE HALL DECORATIONS -
1. "Live cut" trees (such as Christmas Trees) are prohibited in the
residence halls.
-2 Strands of lights (Holiday Lights) may be used in residence hall rooms
but may not be plugged into each other to create a string of lights.






3. External doors, doorframes and hallways may not be decorated. Only
one door nametag and message board is permitted per resident.
4. No flags, banners or other cloth/flammable decorations are to be hung
on and/or from the ceiling. All decorations should leave a 36"
clearance from the ceiling.

I. REFRIGERATORS Are permitted in resident rooms provided the
following guidelines are met:
S* All refrigerators must be UL(Underwriter's Laboratories)
approved.
Door gaskets must be in good condition.
All refrigerators must be equipped with a (3) three prong
grounded plug which must be plugged into the wall outlet.
NOTE: In cases in which the wall outlet is inaccessible, the refrigerator
may be plugged into an extension cord that is ten feet in length or less, 14
gauge or thicker heavier, and has room for only one item.
Unit amperage must not exceed 3.5 amps.
Unit size must not exceed 12 cubic feet.
Students must maintain refrigerators in a safe and sanitary
condition.
J. BARBECUE GRILLS Persons are permitted to use barbecue grills at a
safe distance (15 feet or more) from all buildings. The use of grills is not
permitted under any covered walkways, landings, or balconies.

K. HALOGEN LAMPS All "floor style" halogen lamps are prohibited in
residence halls. Halogen lamps specifically designed and marketed as desk
lamps that have a bulb that is fully unexposed behind a solid glass casing that
is unable to be tampered with and is at 50 watts or less are acceptable. Only
UL (Underwriter's Laboratories) approved lamps can be used in the
residence halls.
L. PERSONAL CARE ELECTRICAL DEVICES Hair / blow dryers,
curling irons, straightening irons, and other personal care electric devices
must be plugged directly into the outlets.
M. SPRINKLERS Residents are not permitted to hang items from, cover, or
otherwise tamper with fire sprinkler devices.







RESIDENCE HALL FIRE SAFETY INSPECTIONS

Residence Hall Fire Safety Inspections are conducted during the first few weeks of
most semesters. During this process, appropriate residence hall staff members will
enter rooms in teams of two to look for improper items and items used improperly.
Staff members perform these inspections in accordance with specified procedures
and are acting under the authority granted to them in conjunction with the terms
and conditions of the Residence Hall Contract (Agreement) that you and/or your
parent(s)/guardian(s) signed.
Advance notice of inspections is always provided via various methods of publicity.
Such notice includes the time and date of the inspection. Students are always
encouraged to check with staff members ahead of time regarding any questions
about what is permitted with regards to fire safety rules and regulations.
During fire safety inspections, staff members may enter rooms without your
presence and improper items may be confiscated and/or items may be unplugged in
an attempt to create a safe environment. In some cases, if you are not present
during the inspection, staff members may return to your room when you are
present to perform some parts of the inspection.
In other cases, they may perform these actions without your presence. In all such
cases, they are acting within the performance of their duties as specified and
allowed by the University. After performing a first inspection, staff members may
return to the room to perform a follow-up inspection within 24 to 48 hours.
If violations of Fire Safety requirements are discovered during inspections (or at
other times) residents may be subject to University Judicial Action depending on
the nature of the violation and a student's prior judicial record. Residents are
encouraged to talk with roommates regarding fire safety practices and related
behavioral issues. Depending on the circumstances, all residents living in a
room, suite, or apartment can be held accountable for violations that are
discovered within the room.


SResidents with disabilities should notify appropriate hall staff in advance
so additional assistance during emergencies can be arranged. Students
are responsible for being aware of/fire evacuation routes.






P.20. FIREARMS, WEAPONS, FIREWORKS, AND DANGEROUS
CHEMICALS

A. Possession or use of weapons or ammunition is not permitted in the
residence halls. This includes but is not limited to: firearms, rifles, stun
Guns, BB guns, paint ball guns, bow and arrows, switch blades, knives
(except a common pocket knife), nun chucks, martial arts or medieval
weapons, and sling shots. No exceptions to this policy are made for
participation in special classes (e.g., archery or ROTC). Any weapon or
firearm on University property, if permitted, must be registered and
stored at the campus police station.
B. Possession, storage, and/or use of toy guns or weapons, especially those
which launch projectiles and/or resemble real weapons are not permitted.

C. Flammable liquids and solvents (gasoline, kerosene, lighter fluid, propane,
etc.) may not be stored in resident rooms or living areas, including outside
storage closets in the Keys Residential Complex. Residents are permitted to
store charcoal in rooms or living areas, including presoakedd" charcoal.

P.21. BICYCLES -
A. Bicycles may not be parked in walkways, hallways, stairways, or
entranceways. Illegally parked bicycles will be impounded at the campus
police station.

B. Persons may not ride bicycles within the residence halls or on covered
pedestrian walkways.


P.22. RECREATIONAL WHEELED DEVICES -
The use of recreational wheeled devices (including, but not limited to skateboards,
kick scooters, roller skates, or in-line skates) is prohibited anywhere in the
residence halls, including stairwell towers. Persons may use these devices on
walkways adjacent to the residence halls for transportation only (i.e., no acrobatics)
and with due regard for pedestrian rights.

P.23. AUTOMOBILES, MOTORCYCLES, MOPEDS AND SCOOTERS-
A. Residents shall operate all motorized vehicles in compliance with state, local,
and University regulations. Motorized vehicles must be parked in designated
areas, and under no circumstances are they permitted in buildings, on grass,
on pedestrian walkways, or on patio areas.

B. Speed limits on housing premises shall be observed as designated.






C. Residents are required to obtain and display appropriate decals or other
identification devices for all vehicles owned and parked in residence hall
areas as required by University of Florida Traffic and Parking Services.
D. Residents shall not perform vehicle maintenance or repairs on University
premises, including parking lots and adjacent areas.
NOTE: Illegally parked vehicles will be impounded at the UFPD.

P.24. POSTING SIGNS AND INFORMATION IN PUBLIC AREAS -
Access to Message Boxes and Public Access Bulletin Boards is not restricted. The
Department of Housing and Residence Education reserves the right to limit the
numbers of materials posted per event or organization to ensure equitable access to
limited bulletin board space. Posters are not permitted on walls, doors, or
windows. Access to Administrative Notices Only Bulletin Boards is restricted to
residence hall staff. Chalking in, around, outside, or on the University residence
halls and sidewalks is prohibited.

P.25. SOLICITATION -
Any personal or commercial solicitation (including door-to-door sales and
distribution of advertisements) within the residence halls is prohibited. Violators
should be reported to the area office. Residents or registered or sponsored student
organizations may use public and commons areas with approval from appropriate
hall staff and the Area Government. Guidelines and approval forms are available at
the area office. No door-to-door solicitation is permitted.

P.26. A. TELEPHONE ANTENNAS CABLE TV
Splicing into existing television cables or splitting or splicing into data cables or
outlets, wrapping TV cable, sharing cable, or otherwise adding to existing cable is
prohibited. Setting up unauthorized wireless access points is prohibited. Tampering
with telephone hardware is prohibited. Residents are not permitted to set up outside
antenna systems, satellite systems, or other similar systems.

P.27. DATA HARDWARE-
1. All users of DHNet must abide by the rules contained in the UF Acceptable
Use Policy (AUP) found at: http://www.it.ufl.edu/policies/aupolicy.html
The Department of Housing and Residence Education uses monitoring
appliances to enforce the terms of the AUP and these Community Standards.
2. The use of the DHNet Port Service is a privilege that may be revoked at any
time for inappropriate behavior. Such behavior includes verbal or written
threats or conduct that intentionally or recklessly places another individual
in reasonable fear of physical harm through words or actions directed at that
person, or creates a hostile environment in which others are unable to
reasonably work, learn, live, or engage in other activities. All complaints






regarding inappropriate behavior will be subject to review by the
Coordinator for Residential Judicial Programs.
3. The user is not allowed to share her/his Ethernet LAN connection with more
than one computer/device at the same time. This prohibits the use of
network devices such as; hubs, switches, wireless access points and
routers which would permit the user to connect more than one
computer/device to the Ethernet LAN connection and share the port with
others.
Exceptions to this rule may be granted by DHNet Network Services for the
purposes of supporting a documentable academic need, or using a computer
for internet connection sharing to connect game systems. Please see the
tutorial at http://www.dhnet.ufl.edu/tutorials/wired/ics.php.

4. The primary purpose of this network is to support students' educational
goals, and to build an active, virtual community for our residents.
Participating in these activities may result in revocation of DHNet service
without refund and possible University judicial action and/or criminal
charges. In support of these goals, the following activities are prohibited:
Allowing unauthorized persons access to DHNet.
Using DHNet directly for commercial use.
Operating unauthorized servers (email, FTP, www, game, or any
program that makes your computer a server) or unapproved P2P or
Grid applications (just because an application is commercial does not
mean it is permitted). Exceptions to this rule may be granted by
DHNet Network Services for the purpose of supporting a
documentable academic need.
Copyrighted files and software cannot be shared over DHNet unless
one is the direct copyright holder doing so in the pursuit of a
documentable academic need.
Attempting to damage or disrupt networking services, or attempting to
use security tools to catalog the network or other users.
Using DHNet, the University's campus-wide network, or related
resources in the commission of a crime.

AN OVERVIEW OF DHNET
DHNet is the Department of Housing and Residence Education Computer
Network. Access to the network is provided to residence hall students via an RJ 45
Ethernet LAN connection in their room or wireless access in the residence halls
commons area. DHNet is designed for academic purposes, although other uses of
the network are also possible.






In addition to using DHNet for academic purposes, you may also choose to use it
for recreational or other personal information purposes much as you did when you
lived off-campus.
The Department of Housing and Residence Education enforces its ISP policies
very aggressively. The policies have been incorporated into the UF Student Code
of Conduct (SCC), which means that a violation of ISP policies (herein referred to
as DHNet Regulations) may also be a violation of the UF SCC.
While DHNet staff do not attempt to invade your privacy or attempt to "censor"
what you do over the network, very active measures to control how the network is
used are employed under the legal authority held by the Department of Housing
and Residence Education to maintain the DHNet network. If you violate a DHNet
Regulation, your DHNet access may be restricted to only UF campus or your
access may be completely terminated until the problem is resolved and/or proper
judicial action has been taken.


Servers. Copyright Issues, and The DNICA-In Brief


Generally speaking, if someone can access files on your computer from a remote
location or interact directly with your computer or with accessories attached to
your computer from a remote location, you are running a server. The operation of a
server is against DHNet Regulations. If you have questions as to whether the
software you are using is turning your computer into a server please contact,
DHNet@Home by calling the phone support line at (352) 392-2171 ext: 10191 or
visiting a DHNet@Home location in your nearest are office.
If your computer contains copyrighted files and others can access these files under
any circumstances you are likely violating copyright law since you are essentially
distributing these files. A copyright is the sole right to publish, reproduce, and sell
a literary or artistic work. Such works include, but are not limited to: movies,
music, television shows, and books. Further information on copyright laws can be
found at http://www.loc.gov/copyright/.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) outlines prohibitions regarding
unauthorized use (including distribution) of literary/artistic works in digital form.
DHNet staff often receive outside complaints from legal officials indicating that a
person using the DHNetwork is violating the copyright on a specific "work." A
complaint contains technical evidence of a download from a location on the
DHNetwork that allows for identification of the user via the public information
contained within the download. When DHNet staff receive such a complaint, this
information is referred to the office of the Coordinator of Residential Judicial
Programs. This immediately becomes a level 3 violation for the student and DHNet






service access is restricted. For more information on the restriction process, please
see DHNet Monitoring and DHNet Service Restriction Process.


DHNet Monitoring and DHNet Service Restriction Process

The DHNetwork is monitored by a variety of methods, both automated and
manually driven. When a situation on the network is detected that is not in keeping
with the DHNet regulations, a user's access to the network is restricted. The
student will receive an email to their GatorLink account of the violation that will
provide them with a special website with more information and suggested
instructions for correcting the situation. Following these instructions will generally
be the quickest way for a user to restore access to the DHNet services. If the
student is having additional problems after access has been restored, they should
visit a DHNet@Home location in their nearest area office or call the
DHNet@Home phone support line at (352) 392-2171 x10191
If DHNet service is restricted by DHNet staff, the length of time the restriction is
in place depends on several variables. The descriptions below are designed to
cover over 95% of the circumstances involving DHNet service restriction.
However, a user's individual situation may require steps other than those outlined
below. Whenever possible, the restriction will still allow the user to connect to
campus services. However, in some situations, various campus services may not be
available and a wider restriction or a complete termination of services may be
required.
THE DHNET RESTRICTION PROCESS

=> THE FIRST TIME a user has an alleged DHNet violation, her/his DHNet
service access will be disabled for no more than 30 minutes after completing
the required steps to confirm knowledge and understanding of the situation
and after making the necessary modification to her/his computer. The
restriction will be removed automatically and no action is taken with the
student's official UF judicial record.
=> THE SECOND TIME the user has an alleged DHNet violation, the
restriction will last for 5 days from the same confirmation time period (+/-
30 minutes). The restriction will be removed automatically and no action is
taken with the student's official UF judicial record.
=> THE THIRD TIME the user has an alleged DHNet violation the restriction
will be in place until the user meets with a judicial staff member in the
Department of Housing and Residence Education. During this meeting, an
extended restriction of DHNet services may be assigned based on the
resolution of the situation. Other official action may also be taken that is






noted on the user's official UF judicial record including the recording of
information about any other DHNet incidents.
NOTE: The student has to login to the website using their official GatorLink
credentials and acknowledge their violation before the restriction period
officially begins. Failure to do so in a timely manner will result in a longer
restriction time.
For questions concerning DHNet service and usage related issues, please visit
your nearest DHNet@Home location in your area office or call the
DHNet@Home phone support line at 392.2171 x10191 or visit the web site at
http://www.dhnet.ufl.edu/
For questions concerning judicial related issues, please contact the Coordinator
For Residential Judicial Programs at 392.2171 x10141.
[Hours for Residential Judicial Programs Office are Monday Friday 8am
to 5pm excluding state holidays]
[Hours for DHNet@Home are located on the DHNet website or by asking
your area office clerk]


The above descriptions a, ,uie that the alleged violation did not involve a Digital
Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) complaint. As DMCA complaints are
external complaints involving copyrighted material and are typically attached to a
lawful "cease and desist" order, these situations munt be handled in a manner
similar to the "third time" incident. Because this handling involves a meeting with
a staff member where DHNet Policies are explained, all future violations of ANY
TYPE are also handled in this manner.











The following regulations have been developed to create a productive and safe
living environment in the Graduate and Family Housing community. In accepting
his/her apartment assignment, a student agrees to abide by these standards. All
residential students are responsible to abide by the Department of Housing and
Residence Education Graduate and Family Housing Community Standards and the
University of Florida Student Code of Conduct.

P.28. VIOLATIONS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, GRADUATE
AND FAMILY HOUSING COMMUNITY STANDARDS


P.28.01. ALCOHOL -
A. No person may possess open containers or consume alcoholic beverages
outside his/her apartment or in public areas, such as by the pool or outside
the commons buildings.
B. Devices designed for the rapid consumption of alcohol (e.g. beer bongs or
funnels) are prohibited and subject to confiscation. Kegs, beer balls, and
other common source containers are prohibited.
C. Residents who wish to reserve Graduate and Family Housing commons
rooms for events at which alcohol will be served are required to contact
staff where the event is to be hosted prior to the event in order to ensure
that all procedures for the event are followed. An Alcohol Registration
form must be completed at least seven working days in advance of the
event. Check with your Village Office for the forms and other information
about this policy.

P.28.02. APARTMENT AND COMMON AREAS -
A. Each resident is responsible for the proper care and cleanliness of their
apartment and areas outside the entrances to their apartment. Residents are
required to maintain areas in and around their apartment in a neat and
orderly condition including, but not limited to yards, walkways, covered
breezewayss," and porch areas. Toys, loose paper, trash, cans, bottles, etc.
are not permitted to accumulate outside a resident's apartment.
B. All residents using the commons room are responsible for returning the
area to a condition approved by Housing Staff when use of the particular
area has concluded. This may require tasks that include, but are not limited


GRADUATE AND FAMILY HOUSING
COMMUNITY STANDARDS 2007-2008






to cleaning the stoves, ovens, and sinks; sweeping the floor; and emptying
the trash.
C. All residents must properly dispose of trash, recyclables, boxes, etc.
Personal trash may not be left or disposed of in public areas.
D. Residents are expected to follow each community's breezeway policy.
NOTE: Please see your Village staff for the current policy.

Cleanliness Condition Check
Housing and Residence Education strives to offer safe and clean apartments. Once an
apartment is occupied, it is the resident's responsibility to keep the unit clean. Bi-annually
(two times a year), each apartment will be entered by staff to evaluate the cleanliness of the
apartment. Areas that will be reviewed are the stove area and sink; all floor surfaces (carpet
and tile); the bathroom toilet sink, and tub; and the general condition of the apartment. If
there are concerns noted during the staff visit to the apartment, the resident will be asked to
clean the areas of concern by a specified date and time. If the apartment is not kept clean, the
resident may be charged for staff to come in and clean the apartment or the resident may be
asked to vacate Graduate and Family Housing.

P.28.03. APPLIANCES/FURNITURE -
A. Washing Machines portable washing machines are ONLY permitted in
ground floor apartments. The wash tub/basin/container can not exceed 2.1
cubic feet of volume. The machine must be registered with your Village
Office.
B. Dryers of any type are NOT allowed in any Graduate and Family Housing
apartments.

C. Waterbeds are prohibited in Graduate and Family Housing apartments.

Restricted Items for UPSTAIRS Apartments:

All Washing Machines Dishwashers Freezers
Pianos Fish Tanks Fifteen (15) Gallons or Larger

P.28.04. AUTOMOBILES, MOTORCYCLES, MOPEDS, SCOOTERS,
BOATS AND TRAILERS -
A. Residents shall operate all motorized vehicles in compliance with state,
local, and university regulations. University regulations include a
prohibition against driving or parking motorized vehicles anywhere except
on paved surfaces clearly marked as being intended for travel or parking.
Areas not permitted for travel or parking include, but are not limited to,
grassy areas, sidewalks, and breezewayss" adjacent to buildings. All






motorized vehicles are prohibited from being in the interior of a
Graduate and Family Housing community.
B. Speed limits on apartment housing streets shall be observed as designated.
Driving motorized vehicles on village sidewalks, lawns, and breezeways is
prohibited.
C. Residents are required to obtain and display appropriate decals or other
identification devices for all vehicles owned and kept in Graduate and
Family Housing areas as required by University of Florida Traffic and
Parking Services. Parking motorized vehicles on village sidewalks, lawns,
and breezeways is prohibited.
D. Residents shall not perform vehicle maintenance or repairs on University
premises, including parking lots and adjacent areas.

NOTE: Illegally parked vehicles will be impounded by the UFPD.

P.28.05. BICYCLES -
A. Bicycles may only be parked and locked to designated bike racks.
B. Residents are permitted to store bicycles inside their apartments. Such
bicycles cannot contain any parts that use or contain fuel or other flammable
liquids. Illegally parked bicycles that are abandoned will be removed per
University of Florida Police Department policy and disposed of by UFPD.

P.28.06. COMMUNICABLE/CONTROLLED ILLNESSES -
Residents will immediately report to the area Village Office any infections or
contagious diseases occurring within the apartment villages to Graduate and
Family Housing staff.
P.28.07. CONSTRUCTION -
A. Residents are required to secure written permission from the Graduate and
Family Housing Office prior to doing any construction in or around his/her
assigned apartment building.
B. Painting is not permitted anywhere in Graduate and Family Housing. This
includes interior and exterior areas.
P.28.08. DESTROYING, DAMAGING OR TAMPERING WITH PROPERTY
Damage to University premises or property, or property of any other person, is
prohibited. Persons may be assessed restitution for damages to University property.
P.28.09. DHNET-
All users of DHNet must abide by the rules contained in the UF Acceptable Use
Policy (AUP) found at: www.it.ufl.edu/policies/aupolicy.html The Department of






Housing and Residence Education enforce the terms of the AUP and these rules
and regulations with several network monitoring appliances
The use of the DHNet Port Service is a privilege that may be revoked at any time
for inappropriate behavior. Such behavior includes verbal or written threats or
conduct that intentionally or recklessly places another individual in reasonable fear
of physical harm through words or actions directed at that person, or creates a
hostile environment in which others are unable to reasonably work, learn, live, or
engage in other activities. All complaints regarding inappropriate behavior will be
subject to review by the Coordinator for Residential Judicial Programs. For more
information on the DHNet Policies, please see the Single Student Housing
Community Standards (pgs. 19-22).

The primary purpose of this network is to support students' educational goals, and
to build an active, virtual community for our residents. In support of these goals,
the following activities are prohibited and participating in these activities may
result in revocation of DHNet service without refund and possible University
judicial action and/or criminal charges:
A. Allowing unauthorized persons access to DHNet. This includes using
another person's access credentials to gain access to DHNet services.
B. Using DHNet directly for commercial use.
C. Operating unauthorized servers (email, FTP, www, game, or any program
that makes your computer a server) or unapproved P2P or Grid
applications (just because an application is commercial does not mean it is
permitted). Exceptions to this rule may be granted by DHNet Network
Administration for the purpose of supporting a documentable academic
need.
D. Copyrighted files and software cannot be shared over DHNet unless one is
the direct copyright holder doing so in the pursuit of a documentable
academic need.
E. Attempting to damage or disrupt networking services, or attempting to use
security tools to catalog the network or other users.
F. Using DHNet, the University's campus-wide network, or related resources
in the commission of a crime.

P.28.10. DRUGS-
A. Inhaling or ingesting substances (e.g., nitrous oxide, glue, paint, etc.) that
will alter one's mental state is prohibited.
B. Possession of drug related paraphernalia, including but not limited to
bongs, pipes, and hookahs is prohibited in and around the adjacent
property of the residence halls and such items are subject to confiscation.






P.28.11. FAILURE TO COMPLY


A. Students and their guests must comply with a University Official's
request when such an official is working within the performance of his or
her duties. University Officials include any Housing and Residence
Education staff member, regardless of job title.
B. Residents and their guests must present proper identification when
requested to do so by identified Housing and Residence Education staff.
C. Students are required to schedule and/or maintain appointments with staff
members when asked to do so in conjunction with the staff member's
duties.
D. Residents must abide by the terms and conditions set forth in the
Graduate and Family Housing Contract.

P.28.12. FIRE SAFETY -
A. EVACUATION Immediate evacuation when an alarm sounds, and/or
emergency flashing lights have been activated, and/or when instructed to
do so by appropriate staff is mandatory. Re-entry into a building before
receiving confirmation from appropriate staff, UFPD, the fire
department, or other emergency personnel is prohibited. Re-entry is not
permitted while the alarm is sounding.
B. COOKING Persons should not leave their food items unattended on
the stove or in the oven at any time. Persons are responsible for the
proper use of approved cooking appliances and attention to food items
while using the appliances.
C. AIR CONDITIONERS CORRY RESIDENTS ONLY Under
limited situations, residents may be able to supply their own air
conditioners. The unit must not exceed 10 amps and 12,000 BTU's. The
resident must have a qualified person assist in the installation of the unit.
Installation must be performed by Housing and Residence Education
staff and there is a charge for installation. The amount of this charge will
be noted at the signing of the contract.
D. HEATERS Open coil space heaters, radiant heaters, or kerosene
heaters are not permitted.
E. BARBECUE GRILLS Persons are permitted to use barbecue grills at
a safe distance (15 feet or more) from all buildings. The use of grills is
not permitted under any covered walkways, landings, balconies, or
breezeways.
F. LAMPS All "floor style" halogen lamps are prohibited in Graduate and
Family Housing apartments. Halogen lamps specifically designed and
marketed as desk lamps that have a bulb that is fully unexposed behind a






solid glass casing that is unable to be tampered with and is at 50 watts or
less are acceptable. Appropriate Village and/or maintenance staff shall
decide if a halogen lamp meets qualifications. Only UL (Underwriter's
Laboratories) approved lamps can be used in the residence facilities.
G. CANDLES AND INCENSE Candles and incense use should be
supervised by residents. Residents are required to be present in the room
in which candles and incense are in use.
H. SPRINKLERS Residents are not permitted to hang items from, cover,
or otherwise tamper with fire sprinkler devices.

P.28.13. FIREARMS, WEAPONS, FIREWORKS, EXPLOSIVES, AND
DANGEROUS CHEMICALS -
A. Possession or use of weapons or ammunition is not permitted in Graduate
and Family Housing. This includes but is not limited to: firearms, rifles,
stun guns, BB guns, paint ball guns, bow and arrows, switch blades,
knives (except a common pocket knife), nun chucks, martial arts or
medieval weapons, and sling shots. No exceptions to this policy are made
for participation in special classes (e.g., archery or ROTC). Any weapon
or firearm on University property, if permitted, must be registered and
stored at the campus police station.
B. Possession, storage, and/or use of toy guns or weapons, especially those
which launch projectiles and/or resemble real weapons, are not permitted.
C. Flammable liquids and solvents (gasoline, kerosene, lighter fluid,
propane, etc.) may not be stored in resident rooms, apartments or living
areas including outside storage closets. Residents are permitted to store
charcoal in rooms or living areas, including presoakedd" charcoal.

P.28.14. GROUNDS AND GARDENING -
In the ground vegetable gardening is prohibited in Graduate and Family Housing.
Flower gardening is permitted only in Maguire and UVS Villages.

P.28.15. GUESTS-
Residents must register all guests at the Village Office on the date of their guest's
arrival. Guests are required to follow all policies and procedures as if they were
residents of the apartment. Residents are responsible for the behavior and actions
of their guests and will be held accountable.






P.28.16. LAUNDRY -
A. Residents must dry clothes in a designated laundry room or by open-air
drying inside their apartment.
B. Drying clothes on clotheslines, fences, and breezeways or on adjacent
apartment building areas is not permitted.

C. Residents must adhere to the Laundry Room Etiquette rules posted in
area laundry rooms.

P.28.17. LOCKS -
Tampering with or damaging lock mechanisms is prohibited. Additional locks may
not be added to doors or other University property or equipment.

P.28.18. NOISE -
Residents are not permitted to conduct or permit loud parties or activities in his/her
apartment, or to create disturbances which would cause annoyance or discomfort to
other residents in any manner.
Quiet Hours in all Graduate and Family Housing communities are 10 pm-8 am 7
days a week. Courtesy Hours are 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
Commons Room no outside activities or noise after 11 pm to be in compliance
with quiet hours.

P.28.19. OPERATION OF BUSINESS -
A. Residents are not allowed to pursue any business on the premises or in
the apartment units. The apartment unit should be used solely as a
residence.
B. Residents are not permitted to use the premises for any illegal purposes.
C. Residents may not inscribe or affix any sign, advertisement, or other
notice to any part of their apartment or on the outside of any Graduate
and Family Housing building. Examples of business operations include,
but are not limited to, babysitting, swimming lessons, automobile repair,
etc.

P.28.20. COMMUNITY RESPONSIBILITY -
Residents must comply with the Community Standards Policy of each Graduate
and Family Housing area.

P.28.21. PEST CONTROL -
A. Pest control services are periodically performed by appropriate
Department of Housing and Residence Education staff for insect control
purposes. Residents must allow appropriate staff to enter rooms for pest






control inspection and control purposes unless a prior medical exception
has been filed at the office.
B. It is the responsibility of pet owners to assure the welfare of their animals
during pest control services.
NOTE: Department of Housing and Residence Education personnel
visit every apartment four times a year to provide pest control service.
Ants, bees, wasps, and other insects are all part of the natural
environment of Graduate and Family Housing. When wasps' nests, large
anthills in playground areas, or other insect problems outside apartments
are observed, complete a Maintenance Request form ("work order").
If an apartment has a particularly bad problem, contact the staff or
Custodial Services during office hours for more information or fill out a
maintenance request.



P.28.22. PETS-
A. Residents must use the Pet Policy Agreement form, and obtain prior
written approval from the Village Housing STAFF in order to keep the
following pets within the residence facilities: fish, guinea pigs, hamsters,
gerbils, dwarf rabbits, lizards (no iguanas) that are maximum length of 6
inches using the Snout to Vent Method, salamanders (certified non-
poisonous), frogs (certified non-poisonous), geckos, chinchillas, and non-
predatory domesticated birds not to exceed one-half pound. No other
type of animal (regardless of similarity to those listed above) is
permitted.
B. Residents are responsible for the proper care and cleanliness of their pet.
Approved pets must be kept in a cage at all times. All pets will be kept in
standard cages made of metal, plastic, or glass, not to exceed 3 ft. in
length, 2 ft. in width, and 2 ft. in height.
C. Pets are to remain inside the apartment at all times.
D. Feeding of any stray or wild animals is strictly prohibited.
E. Cats and dogs are not permitted in Graduate and Family Housing. This
policy also includes the pets of friends and relatives who visit or who
request to leave pets in your care.






P.28.23. OCCUPANT RESPONSIBILITIES


Residents are responsible for and will be held accountable for the behavior of their
(non-student) spouse/family members. Residents must inform the authorized
occupants) of Housing and Residence Education and University policies.


P.28.24. POSTING SIGNS AND INFORMATION IN PUBLIC AREAS -
A. Residents are not permitted to display placards, posters, banners, or
materials of a similar type in their apartments where they can be visible
outside the apartments. Such items are also not permitted anywhere
outside the apartment. This does not apply to Public Access Bulletin
Boards, provided that no other standards are being violated. The
Department of Housing and Residence Education reserves the right to
limit the numbers of materials posted per event or organization to ensure
equitable access to limited bulletin board space.
B. Residents are not permitted to post posters on walls, doors, or windows
outside the buildings.
C. Access to Administrative Notices Only Bulletin Boards is restricted to
staff.

P.28.25. SECURITY-
A. Keys are only issued to residents listed on the Graduate and Family
Housing contract. Residents are required to report any lost or stolen keys.
B. Residents are not permitted to duplicate or share keys or to give their
keys to a guest.
C. Residents cannot prohibit Authorized University Housing Personnel to
enter, without notice, any part of the dwelling unit during reasonable
hours for the purpose of making evaluations, improvements, or repairs to
any part of such dwelling unit; or when authorized personnel have
reasonable belief that a violation of a University regulation, local
ordinance, state or federal statute is in progress; and/or for other
emergency purposes.
NOTE: "Authorized University Housing Personnel" include but are not
limited to student staff such as Community Assistants, Resident
Managers, as well as other full-time professional staff such as Assistant
Directors of Housing, Residence Directors, Residence Life Coordinators,
Associate Directors of Housing, and the Director of Housing.






P.28.26. SOLICITATION


Any personal or commercial solicitation (including door-to-door sales and
distribution of advertisements) within Graduate and Family Housing areas is
prohibited. Residents are encouraged to report violations to the Village Office or
call the University of Florida Police Department at (352) 392-1111. Residents or
registered student organizations may use public and commons areas with approval
from appropriate staff.


P.28.27. SMOKING -
In compliance with state law, smoking tobacco products or any other substance is
prohibited in or within 50 feet of all Graduate and Family Housing facilities,
including but not limited to, stairwells, balconies, landings, breezeways, entryways,
and near windows.
NOTE: Pursuant to the Florida Indoor Clean Air Act, smoking is prohibited in the
residence facilities. The "50-foot" rule is designed to accommodate the spirit of the
Act by attempting to ensure that those who do not wish to breathe second-hand
smoke to do not have to do so in order to enter a building. Cigarette butts and
packaging material should be disposed of properly.


P.28.28. SUBLEASING -
Residents are not permitted to transfer possession, lease, or sublet the premises nor
give accommodations to roomers, boarders, lodgers, or family members except as
specified on the contract.

P.28.29. SWIMMING POOLS -
Residents will comply with all rules associated with swimming pools in Graduate
and Family Housing.
A. Children under the age of 16 are permitted to be inside the fenced area of
the pool only if under the active supervision of another person inside the
fenced area of the pool. This supervising person must be at least 18 years
of age. Children under the age of 16 who are not supervised as required
by this section will be considered to be an unsupervised child according
to the University of Florida policy and the Department of Housing and
Residence Education.
B. All children who are not toilet trained are required to wear plastic pants
over any bathing suit bottoms or other clothing. All babies in diapers
must wear plastic pants to cover the diaper or diapers designated for
swimming.






C. All residents and guests inside the pool area must obey any posted rules
concerning the use of the pool.
NOTE: Always keep pool gates closed to protect young children from
entering the pool area alone. Pool hours and pool rules are posted. Keep
pools clean and safe by following the rules.

P.28.30. TELEPHONE ANTENNAS SATELLITE DISHES-CABLE TV -
Residents shall not erect, install, or set-up electronic systems including, but not
limited to television antennae, wireless transmitters, or satellite dishes of any kind
in, on, over, or through any common area of the apartment building. Common
areas include, but are not limited to, hallways, roofs, patios, walkways, and
exterior walls, and floors. Maguire and UVS residents in upstairs apartments only
are permitted to apply for the use of a satellite dish. See the village staff for details
on this program.


P.28.31 WINDOWS & WINDOW SCREENS, OBJECTS FROM
WINDOWS, and RESTRICTED AREAS -

A. Tampering with, opening, or removing screens is prohibited. Residents will
be billed if Housing and Residence Education staff must replace the screens.

B. Residents may not climb through windows.

C. Throwing, pouring, or dropping anything (including keys) from and/or at
windows, balconies, ledges, or landings is strictly prohibited.

D. Persons are not permitted at any time to be on roofs and ledges or to
place objects on these areas. Climbing on any exterior building wall or
similar structure is not permitted.
E. Residents are not permitted to place newspaper, foil, or other material
to cover windows in Graduate and Family Housing. Solicitations and
alcohol advertisements/signage should not be placed in windows.
A copy of this document is located on the web at...
httD://www.housine.ufl.edu/housine/reslife standardserad.html






UNIVERSITY POLICY, STATE AND FEDERAL LAW
Students are required to abide by all local, state, and federal laws as well as the
University of Florida Student Code of Conduct, Residence Hall Community
Standards, and university policies. Violations of laws may result in arrest and/or
referral through the student judicial process. Violations of the Student Code of
Conduct, Residence Hall Community Standards, and university policies may result
in referral through the student judicial process.
For more information about the judicial process at the University of Florida
(including the definition of the above terms) visit the UF Dean of Students Office
Website at http://www.dso.ufl.edu/judicial where the complete Student Code of
Conduct and related procedures can be found.

SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
For students with disabilities, this publication is available in alternative formats.
Please contact the Office for Student Services, P202 Peabody Hall, 392-1261 or
392-3008 (TDD). For students with hearing or speech impairments use the Florida
Relay Service at (800) 955-8771(TDD).

ANNUAL REVIEW OF HOUSING COMMUNITY STANDARDS
The Department of Housing and Residence Education Community Standards are
reviewed each year. Because of its importance, the review process is a formal one
that follows the established University Rulemaking procedure as indicated by the
Florida Administrative Code and other related state and University Regulations.
You are encouraged to get involved with the review process by voicing your input.
One of the best ways to do this is to participate in your local residence hall area
government and the "campus-wide" Inter-Residence Hall Association (IRHA),
352-392-2171 x10905 or http://grove.ufl.edu/-irha/, or through the Mayors
Council for Graduate and Family Housing, 352-392-2161 x10112. Contact either
of these organizations for more information.
Suggested changes are also discussed by staff in The Department of Housing, The
Office of Residence Education, and reviewed by other university administrators
including the University's General Counsel Office.
If you have any questions regarding anything you have read in this document,
please contact The Office of the Coordinator of Residential Judicial Programs
352-392-2171 ext.10141 or http://www.iudicial.housing.ufl.edu






I UISEFUIL TELEPHONE NUMBERS


Area Office Numbers:

Jennings ...................................... ..................................... 392-6061
B eaty Tow ers ................................................................... 392-6111
Murphree, Buckman, Fletcher, Sledd and Thomas ...................................392-6091
Broward Rawlings............................................... ............. 392-6051
Yulee, Reid and Mallory...................................................................... 392-6101
H u m e ............................................................................................................ 3 9 2 -6 0 1 1
Graham, Simpson and Trusler ....... .... ........................................... 392-6021
Tolbert, East, North, Riker and Weaver ......................... .................... 392-6031
K eys C om plex ................................................................. ................. 392-8107
L lakeside C om plex........................................................... ................. 392-1453
Springs Complex.............................................................................. 392-0459
C orry V illage.................................................................. . . .............. 392-6081
D iam ond V village ............................................................ .................. 392-6082
M aguire V illages............................................................. ................. 392-5997
Tanglew ood V village ....................................................... .................. 392-6114

Useful Campus/Community Numbers:
Dean of Students/ Office of Student Judicial Affairs......................392-1261 x207
The Coordinator for Residential Judicial Programs................ 392-2171 x10141
University Police D epartm ent.................................. ................ 392-1111
Student H health Care Center .............................................. ................... 392-1161
Alachua County Crisis Center ....... .... ............................................264-6785
Shands at the University of Florida Emergency Room .............................395-0050
Shands at A G H ............................................................... .................. 372-4321
North Florida Regional Medical Center (ER).........................................333-4900
Office of Victim Services ............................................392-5648
Emergency Service-Maintenance. ........................................392-1121
F financial A id .................................................................. . . .............. 392-1275
R registrar ............................................... .. ......................... . ............... 3 9 2 -13 74
H housing A ssignm ents ....... .... ............................................ 392-2171 x 10120
University Directory Assistance ....... .... .........................................392-3261
Alachua County Animal Services............ .........................................955-2333




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