2017-2018 Student Handbook

Page 83 of 107 Updated 1.25.17 other similar space unrelated to the host, but may visit public residential commons during the normal visitation hours. This policy will not apply to summer conference groups, sports and other camps that have their own supervisory staff. Overnight guests are allowed a maximum of two weeks in Family Housing each year; the Residence Life Office must approve longer visits in advance of the guests staying. All residents are required to sign a contract with Hardin-Simmons University prior to moving into a housing unit, however guests remaining longer than two weeks are considered non-contracted residents and will be charged accordingly. Guests are the responsibility of the resident hosting the visit and are expected to abide by housing regulations, policies and the student handbook. It is the responsibility of the hosting student to convey guest expectations. Residents in violation of this policy may be removed from housing. 21.5 Quiet Hours The minimum for quiet hours in all Hardin-Simmons University campus housing is from 10:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. Quiet hours are defined as times when residents’ music, televisions, and conversations are to be kept at a level that does not interfere with other residents’ study or sleep. Common courtesy prevails at all times. The right to study or sleep supersedes the privilege to be entertained or entertain others. Residents are expected to respect requests if asked to lower the volume level. Noise that is audible beyond the confines of a living space is prohibited and may result in referral to the Student Conduct Process. Note that the regular workday for university employees begins at 8:00 a.m. and their activity may create sounds heard within university housing. Also, various residential facilities may be impacted to some extent by construction noise from time to time. The construction day typically lasts from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Finals weeks are periods of the semester when students have heightened need for study space and healthy quiet in their living spaces. Quiet hours during finals week are 24-hours a day with the exception of designated hours between 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Violations during this time will result in immediate referral to the Student Conduct Process. 21.6 Roofs Students are not permitted to be on any roof without prior permission. A person found on the roof of any building will be go through the student conduct process and minimally be assessed a $100 fine. 21.7 Sex As an institution, HSU holds the value that the act of sex should be reserved for marriage between a man and a woman. Any sexual act outside of this definition is outside the bounds of how we interpret God’s word in the Bible. Education of a biblical view of sexual relations is the outcome that we seek. When a complaint or violation of the policy shows that a student acted outside of our biblical values of dignity and respect, we will address the conduct and hold students accountable. 21.8 Student Health Services The staff of each residence hall and the HSU Police Department are supplied with first aid equipment and AED machine. 21.9 Visitation Hardin-Simmons University desires residents to hone their capacities to relate to the opposite sex in a healthy, respectful, and Christ-like manner. The Open Visitation policy guides the opportunities in which students may