2017-2018 Student Handbook

Page 68 of 107 Updated 1.25.17 Residential students may keep fish in aquariums of 10 gallons or less in campus housing. No other aquatic animals other than fish are allowed (such as turtles, frogs, crabs, snakes, or other aquarium bound animals). Owners are responsible for the proper care and cleaning of the aquarium and are responsible for any damage caused by the aquarium. Students will lose the ability to keep fish if there are complaints of odors or issues arising from their pets. Students are not allowed to have other pets in campus housing, in any campus buildings, or on any campus property. The first time fine for having a pet in campus housing or a campus building is $500. Failure to remove pets immediately will result in further disciplinary action and additional damage costs. Students in campus houses with leases which began prior to the 2015 academic year and have paid a pet deposit are grandfathered and allowed to keep one animal within the house property. These pets must follow all of the rules of campus animals noted above. No new pets will be allowed in future leases for students in campus houses. 4. Bicycles and Motorized Vehicles Residents must store bicycles on a designated bike rack and motorized vehicles (such as scooters, motor scooters, and motorcycles) in designated parking spaces. Bicycles and/or motorized vehicles may not be stored on stairs, balconies or inside university housing. Items of this nature found in any living area will be impounded. One exception exists for residents in the university-owned houses who may store bicycles, scooters, and motor scooters behind their homes in places that do not block exit paths and do not restrict access to the houses by other residents or university staff. Residence Life Staff reserve the right to restrict parking for any and all motorized vehicles in the university-owned houses. Students are encouraged to register their bicycles with the University Police. 5. Cell Phones and Electronic Devices in Class Use of electronic devices in the classroom is permitted only with consent of instructor. Disruption of class by the sounds of cell phones and paging devices or by texting is forbidden. A student facing the possibility of receiving an emergency message by one of these means may leave the device turned on during class, but the student must inform the professor of that possibility at the beginning of class. Unless facing an emergency message, the student must turn the device off at the beginning of class and turn it back on only after the class has been dismissed. Routine work‐related calls/messages are not considered emergencies nor are personal calls/messages from friends or business associates. 6. Community Disturbances Any individual or group activity that results in the disturbance or distress of others, or that causes damage, destruction, or defacement to property, is prohibited and subject to disciplinary action. Any resulting damage fees are charged to the students involved. Additional fines may be assessed depending on the nature of the activity. Recreational activities not permitted inside campus buildings include, but are not limited to, soccer, basketball, wall climbing, skateboarding, riding scooters and/or bicycles, Frisbees, paint guns, Airsoft guns, and water fights. Due to the concern for the safety of students, community, and the preservation of facilities, the practice of extreme sports (parkour, free-running and other activities involving elevated risk of personal injury or property damage) is discouraged on the HSU campus and will be addressed if it becomes a problem.