Expectations

The expectations below apply to all groups that are awarded a special interest house for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Failure to meet any of the expectations below may result in revocation of the house as well as applicable disciplinary consequences:

  • General Expectations
    • Meet with the house adviser to review a plan to meet SMART goals and discuss safety and risk management. Advisers must complete an online form by October 27, 2017.
    • Full occupancy of the special interest house for both semesters by 2017-2018 junior and senior students who are either affiliated with the sponsoring program or are recognized members of the organization in good standing.
      • NOTE: Groups will be provided the opportunity to fill any vacancy that occurs within a special interest house.  In cases where a group is unsuccessful in filling a vacancy, Housing and Residence Life can either assign a student into the vacancy or charge the students living in the house for the vacancy.
      • NOTE: Should a special interest house fall below half of the group’s capacity, Housing and Residence Life may reassign the students living in the house to other housing.
    • Completion of SMART goal progress reports and deadlines by each member as directed by the Housing and Residence Life student neighborhood staff.
    • Condition of house/apartment (cleaning, damages): There must not be any excessive trash in any rooms of the house. In addition, the yard and porch (if applicable) must be kept free of trash.
    • Alcohol: The use of alcohol containers, packaging, or signage for decoration is not permitted in common areas of Special Interest Houses/Addresses, as they contribute to a culture that promotes excessive drinking of alcohol. All decorations and signage should be considered for their alignment with group and institutional values. In addition, recognized student organizations with liquor liability insurance must follow all of the CSI policies (and their inter/national office policies) for hosting an event with alcohol.
    • Housing Contract, Student Code of Conduct: All other policies and behaviors from the University Housing Contract and the Student Code of Conduct are applicable to Special Interest Houses.
    • Adviser: All Special Interest Houses must have a faculty/staff adviser for the house who commits to helping the group establish and complete SMART goals that positively impact their group and the Student Neighborhood.
    • Use of the special interest house in a manner that is consistent with the vision for Special Interest Housing and our Commitment to Community.
  • Recognized Student Organizations and Legacy Houses

Legacy Houses are those Special Interest Houses in ArtStreet or the Global Learning Living Community and those that are retained year-to-year by a recognized student organization (including Values-Based Greek organizations), Faith-Based groups, Academic/Department sponsored houses, or Athletic-related houses. These groups have the option of working with the Special Interest Housing committee and Facilities Management to have signage placed on their house, identifying their group, and they also have the ability to follow a process allowing them to store items over the summer break in a designated space within the house. Because these houses are representative of groups and are readily identified with their group, they have a higher standard to uphold. In addition to the expectations of all Special Interest Houses, Legacy houses have a set of additional expectations.

  1. Walk-throughs: All Legacy Special Interest Houses will be required to participate in one scheduled walk-through each semester. The purpose of these walk-throughs is for safety and to ensure proper representation of the organization or group. Safety is the University of Dayton’s first priority, and the house will be inspected for all safety-related issues. Walk-throughs will be conducted in September and April.
  2. Alcohol: The use of alcohol containers, packaging, or signage for decoration is not permitted in common areas of Special Interest Houses/Addresses, as they contribute to a culture that promotes excessive drinking of alcohol. All decorations and signage should be considered for their alignment with group and institutional values. In addition, recognized student organizations with liquor liability insurance must follow all of the CSI policies (and their inter/national office policies) for hosting an event with alcohol. All alcohol, if present, must be stored responsibly. Because the house is identified with a group or organization, and that group or organization may be inviting others (who may be under the age of 21) into the house for purposes related to the group or organization, alcohol should not be visible in a common space to anyone visiting the house. If a group’s inter/national parent organization does not allow alcohol in organizational housing, that policy must be adhered to as well.
  3. Warnings/Citations: Citations or warnings from any University official could result in a review of Legacy status for the group. Egregious violations could result in immediate removal from Special Interest Housing.
  4. Adviser(s): All Legacy houses, similar to other Special Interest Houses, must have a faculty/staff adviser for the house; for recognized student organization houses, that adviser must be the organization’s adviser of record with the Center for Student Involvement. Groups may also have a second adviser who works specifically with Special Interest Housing-related concerns. The advisers must be committed to working with the students to ensure that the house is representative of the mission/values of the organization or group.

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