2017-2018 Student Handbook

Page 50 of 107 Updated 1.25.17 appropriately when in the public spaces of the living areas. Failure to abide by these policies may result in referral to the Student Conduct Process. Laundry Facilities Residence halls and the University Place Apartments are equipped with washers and dryers exclusively for residential use. Though prices are subject to change, costs are displayed on the machines when residents place laundry in each machine. Students are requested to show consideration for other residents by removing clothes from washers and dryers promptly. Caldwell-Gregory maintains the machines in the residential areas of Hardin- Simmons University and has equipped them with many modern features, including laundry tracking, machine reservations, and more (see Residence Life staff for more information). Please report any overflowing of water to a Resident Assistant or Resident Director immediately. Washers and dryers are operated by student ID. Cowboy Cash may be placed on the resident’s ID card for use in laundry rooms. Living Area Meetings Periodically, Residence Life staff will hold meetings for residents in their assigned living areas, including several mandatory living area meetings at specific times during the semester. These meetings will inform residents of activities and campus information and may be mandatory for all students residing in that living area. Absences may be excused only by the Residence Director, and students must request permission from their Resident Director at least 24 hours in advance before the scheduled meeting. For mandatory meetings, unexcused absences may result in referral to the Student Conduct Process. Patios (Campus Apartments and Houses) Patios must always be well-kept because they affect the appearance of the university grounds and public areas. Patio-appropriate items are limited to furniture designed for outdoor use. Because of the concern for aesthetics, picnic tables should not lean upright against walls. No furniture or any other items should be placed on the grass or any area where damage could be done to plants and trees. Lights or decorations may not be placed on trees, shrubs, or patios as they may interfere with work done by the Facilities Department. Tampering with the patio door lock and closing mechanism is prohibited. Missing Persons Policy Residential students have the option to designate an emergency contact person on Res Life Central when signing up for HSU housing. The appropriate personnel will contact this person in the event of an emergency concerning the resident. If an individual has reason to believe a resident may be missing, they should immediately contact Campus Police or a Residence Director. In the event that a residential student is deemed missing, the following actions will be taken: • University personnel will notify the Abilene Police Department if a person is in imminent danger or after 24 hours from the time the missing determination has been made. • Within 24 hours of police notification, university personnel will contact individual(s) designated by the resident during check-in as his or her emergency contact(s). • If a resident under the age of 18 is determined to be missing and is not an emancipated individual, the university is required to notify the custodial parent or guardian within 24 hours after the resident is determined missing. Residential Communication It is expected that residents will send all university-related questions or inquiries from their HSU email address. Residents are responsible for information communicated through their HSU email by the Student Life and related offices and their staff. Verbal communication is not an acceptable form of notification for housing