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Right to Modify: The College reserves the right to change or add any community standards, policies, rules, regulations, fees or any other information contained herein.  Students will be notified via email of any changes when they occur.

Violations of any of the policies listed below may result in disciplinary action.

Academic Dishonesty, Policy on Plagiarism and Other Infringements
Academic Grievance Procedure
Address Change
Alcohol and Drug Policy
Amnesty Statement
Animals and Pets
Appliances and Cooking
Bias, Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, and Hate Crimes Complaint/Grievance Policy & Procedure for Students and Employees
BBQ Grilling
Building Access and Security
Bullying
Campus Crime Reporting and Statistics
Campus Poster Policy
Cell Phone Usage
Classroom Behavior
College Documents
Community Responsibility
Computer Equipment/Facility Usage
Copyright Policy
Credit Cards
Dangerous Substances and Weapons

Disorderly Conduct
Emergency Administrative Action
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Federal/State/Local Laws
Financial Aid Appeal Policy
Fire and Fire Safety
Freedom of Expression Policy
Furnishing False Information
Gambling
Golden Knights Card Policy
Good Neighbor
Hazing
Illegal File Sharing Provisions of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA)
Lost and Found
Missing Residential Student Notification Policy
Musical Instruments
Name Change
Non-Compliance with a Reasonable Request
Parking Policy
Property
Public Order
Quiet Hours
Residence Hall Regulations
Room Changes
Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy
Skateboards and Recreational Vehicles
Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus
Social Media Policy
Solicitation on Campus
Stalking
Student Accommodation Policy
Technology and Network Acceptable Use Policy
Terms and Conditions
Theft
Title IX Grievance Policy
Use of College Facilities
Visitation

Alcohol and Drug Policy

General College Policy
The College of Saint Rose prohibits the unlawful possession, use or distribution of alcohol and illicit drugs by students and employees on its property or as part of any of its activities.

Alcohol Policy
Small amounts of alcohol (i.e. no more than a six pack of beer, a liter of wine, or half liter of alcohol, etc.) for personal consumption are allowed in a student’s bedroom if the student is at least 21 years of age. The collection, displaying or storing of empty alcohol containers is prohibited.

Alcohol as it Relates to Underage Students
If a student is under the age of 21 (hereafter referred to as an “underage student”), the possession, consumption, or distribution of any amount of alcohol is prohibited.

  • Underage students shall not possess, consume or distribute alcoholic beverages.
  • Underage students shall not furnish or sell any alcoholic beverage.
  • Underage students shall not be in the presence of alcohol.
  • Underage students shall not allow guests to bring alcohol into the residence halls.
  • Underage students shall not be incapacitated by the influence of alcohol or another drug or substance.

Alcohol as it Relates to Of-Age Students
If a student is at least 21 years of age (hereafter referred to as an “of-age student”), they are permitted to possess and consume a “reasonable amount” of alcohol in their College-assigned room, or in the College-assigned room of another of-age student. A reasonable amount of alcohol is defined here as no more than a six pack of beer, a liter of wine, or a half-liter of liquor.

  • Of-age students shall not possess, consume, or distribute any alcoholic beverage(s) if any underage person is present.
  • Of-age students shall not furnish or sell any alcoholic beverage to any person not 21.
  • Of-age students shall not possess, consume, or distribute large quantities of alcohol, including, but not limited to, kegs or beer balls.
  • Of-age students shall not possess or consume alcohol in any common area of the residence halls including suite living rooms and kitchens.
  • Of-age students shall not allow guests to bring alcohol into the residence halls.
  • Of-age students shall not be incapacitated by the influence of alcohol or another drug or substance.

Alcohol as it Relates to Excessive Drinking
Excessive drinking (or “binge-drinking”) is prohibited. Of-age students are expected to drink responsibly and never in excess.

Alcohol as it Relates to Paraphernalia
Underage students shall not possess any drinking paraphernalia.

  • This includes, but is not limited to: funnels, beer mugs, flasks, game tables, shot glasses, steins, margarita glasses, and wine glasses.

Although Of-age students are permitted to possess and consume alcohol on campus, they shall not possess drinking paraphernalia that is intended to be used for, or otherwise could be used for, excessive drinking.

  • This includes, but is not limited to: funnels, flasks, game tables, and shot glasses.

Regardless of age, students shall not collect, display, or store empty alcohol containers.  All unauthorized alcohol containers and paraphernalia will be confiscated and disposed of.

Resident students may be removed from campus housing after their third violation of the alcohol policy or earlier depending upon the severity of the violation.

Student groups, cannot serve alcoholic beverages at events at which students will be present without prior approval from the Coordinator of Student Engagement and Campus Activities. Alcohol shall not be provided to individuals who are underage, appear to be intoxicated or under the influence of other psychoactive drugs.

Individuals or groups having events in a facility covered by the NYS liquor license serving Saint Rose may not legally bring alcoholic beverages into those areas; therefore, such beverages must be ordered from Hospitality Services.

Saint Rose community members are responsible for the alcohol-related actions of their guests, including any related damage.

Neither the advertisement nor emphasis of an event can promote alcoholic beverage(s) as the sole or main purpose of that event. In addition no specials for alcoholic beverages are allowed.

Whenever an alcoholic beverage is served, a non-alcoholic beverage and food must also be available.

No member of the College community may possess an open container in common areas, such as the lawn, lounges, hallways, kitchens etc.

Proofing is to be done at the entrance to the drinking area and only one alcoholic beverage is given to any one person at a time.

Student Sponsored Events
For student sponsored events a designated area for the serving and consumption of alcohol must be utilized. Only those of age with appropriate proof may enter the area and no one may take beverages out.

It is the responsibility of the Hospitality Services staff to proof, enforce and report violations of the College alcohol policy. The sponsoring group is equally responsible to enforce the College alcohol policy and to report violations to the Assistant Director of Student Support and Development.

Proofing Policy
Saint Rose identification cards are not valid for proof of age. Governmental proof, such as a driver’s license, passport or original birth certificate is required.

The Saint Rose identification is also necessary to identify you as a member of the College community since we have a NYS club license.

Drug Policy
The College of Saint Rose receives federal funding through Title IV in the form of student financial aid [grants, loans, and work-study programs] and federal research grants. As a condition of accepting this money, the College is required to certify that it complies with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act [DFSCA] [20 U.S.C. 1011i; 34 C.F.R. part 86]. Moreover, the federal government regulates drugs through the Controlled Substances Act Page 48 of 62 [CSA].

In compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, The College of Saint Rose prohibits all recreational marijuana use and students may be subject to disciplinary action for its use; recreational marijuana use is prohibited at the College even though there may be state laws that permit its use.

Drugs as it Relates to Possession and Consumption
Possessing and/or consuming illegal or illicit drugs is prohibited.

Students shall not:

  1. be in the presence of illegal or illicit drugs, nor will they be present where illegal or illicit drugs are being used, had been used, or were suspected of being used.
  2. be incapacitated by the influence of alcohol or another drug or substance.

Additionally, the odor of marijuana in corridors, lounges, public areas or student rooms in conjunction with the possession of a fan, towel, covered smoke detector, an open window or any other element used to mask the smell will result in participation in the Student Community Standards, Policies and Procedures Review process.

Drugs as it Relates to Distribution and Sale
Distributing or selling illegal or illicit drugs is prohibited.

Students shall not:

  1. directly and/or indirectly distribute or sell illegal or illicit drugs or be suspected of directly and/or indirectly distributing or selling illegal or illicit drugs.

Drugs as it Relates to Paraphernalia

Possession of any drug paraphernalia, or any item designed or intended for the consumption of drugs or disguising drug use is prohibited.

Students shall not:

  1. possess any drug paraphernalia, including, but not limited to: bongs, bowls, juuls with non-tobacco juul pods, vapes with non-tobacco vape pods, pipes, etc.
  2. possess any items that are designed for the use of drugs.
  3. Any items that are fashioned for the purpose of facilitating or disguising drug use will also be considered a violation of this policy.

All drugs and drug paraphernalia will be confiscated and disposed of by Security.

Students found in possession of the drug policy and/or drug paraphernalia policy may be removed from campus housing and/or the College after their second violation or earlier depending on the severity of the incident.

Sanctions for Alcohol/Illicit Drug Violations
Students documented for the College’s policies on alcohol and illicit drugs are subject to a hearing and possible disciplinary action. Sanctions will be assigned in accordance with the Student Community Standards, Policies and Procedures Review Process procedures of the College and may vary depending upon the particular circumstances surrounding an infraction, up to and including suspension or expulsion.

New York State Law and Sanctions Governing Alcohol Include:
The use of alcoholic beverages is subject to the New York State Alcoholic Beverage Control Law and certain provisions of the New York Penal Law. It is important to understand these laws clearly, as they pertain to the possession, sale or serving of alcoholic beverages.

New York State Law and Sanctions Governing Illicit Drugs
Article 222 of the Penal Law of the State of New York is a special section of the law dealing with offenses involving marijuana.

Section 220 of the Penal Law of the State of New York deals with offenses of controlled substances.

Health Risks Associated with Alcohol and Drug Use/Abuse
Alcohol.
The following information on health risks is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Drinking too much can harm your health. Excessive alcohol use led to approximately 140,000 deaths and 3.6 million years of potential life lost (YPLL) each year in the United States from 2015
– 2019, shortening the lives of those who died by an average of 26 years. Further, excessive drinking was responsible for 1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults aged 20-64 years. The
economic costs of excessive alcohol consumption in 2010 were estimated at $249 billion, or $2.05 a drink.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans defines moderate drinking as up to 1 drink per day for women and up to 2 drinks per day for men. In addition, the Dietary Guidelines do not recommend
that individuals who do not drink alcohol start drinking for any reason.

Excessive alcohol use has immediate effects that increase the risk of many harmful health conditions. Over time, excessive alcohol use can lead to the development of chronic diseases and other serious problems including: High blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, liver disease, and digestive problems; Cancer of the breast, mouth, throat, esophagus, liver, and colon; Learning and memory problems, including dementia and poor school performance; Mental health challenges, including depression and anxiety; Social problems, including lost productivity, family problems, and unemployment; Alcohol dependence, or alcoholism. By not drinking too much, you can reduce the risk of these short- and long-term health risks.

Cannabis (Marijuana, Hashish).

The following information on health risks is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the United States, and marijuana use may have a wide range of health effects on the body and brain.

About 1 in 10 marijuana users may experience some form of addiction. For people who begin using before the age of 18, that number rises to 1 in 6. People who are addicted to marijuana
may also be at a higher risk of other negative consequences of using the drug, such as problems with attention, memory, and learning. Some people who are addicted may need to smoke more and more marijuana to get the same high. It is also important to be aware that the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in marijuana (i.e., marijuana potency or strength) has increased
over the past few decades. The higher the THC content, the stronger the effects on the brain.

In addition, some methods of using marijuana (e.g., dabbing, edibles) may deliver very high levels of THC to the user. In many cases, marijuana is smoked in the form hand-rolled cigarettes (joints), in pipes or water pipes (bongs), in bowls, or in blunts—emptied cigars that have been partly or completely refilled with marijuana. Smoked marijuana, in any form, can harm lung tissues and cause scarring and damage to small blood vessels. Smoke from marijuana contains many of the same toxins, irritants, and carcinogens as tobacco smoke. Smoking marijuana can also lead to a greater risk of bronchitis, cough, and phlegm production. These symptoms generally improve when marijuana smokers quit.

Marijuana use, especially frequent (daily or near daily) use and use in high doses, can cause disorientation, and sometimes cause unpleasant thoughts or feelings of anxiety and paranoia.

Marijuana use is associated with temporary psychosis (not knowing what is real, hallucinations and paranoia) and long-lasting mental health challenges, including schizophrenia (a type of
mental illness where people might see or hear things that aren’t really there).

Marijuana use has also been linked to depression and anxiety, and suicide among teens. However, it is not known whether this is a causal relationship or simply an association.

MDMA.
The following information on health risks is from the National Institute on Drug Abuse:
People who use MDMA usually take it as a capsule or tablet, though some swallow it in liquid form or snort the powder. The popular nickname Molly (slang for “molecular”) often refers to
the supposedly “pure” crystalline powder form of MDMA, usually sold in capsules. However, people who purchase powder or capsules sold as Molly often actually get other drugs such as
synthetic cathinones (“bath salts”) instead. Some people take MDMA in combination with other drugs such as alcohol or marijuana.

MDMA increases the activity of three brain chemicals:

  • Dopamine—produces increased energy/activity and acts in the reward system to reinforce behaviors Norepinephrine—increases heart rate and blood pressure, which are particularly risky for people with heart and blood vessel problems
  • Serotonin—affects mood, appetite, sleep, and other functions. It also triggers hormones that affect sexual arousal and trust. The release of large amounts of serotonin likely causes the emotional closeness, elevated mood, and empathy felt by those who use MDMA.

Other health effects include:

  • nausea
  • muscle cramping
  • involuntary teeth clenching
  • blurred vision
  • chills, and
  • sweating.

MDMA’s effects last about 3 to 6 hours, although many users take a second dose as the effects of the first dose begin to fade. Over the course of the week following moderate use of the drug,
a person may experience irritability, impulsiveness and aggression, depression, sleep problems, anxiety, memory and attention problems, decreased appetite, and decreased interest in and
pleasure from sex. It’s possible that some of these effects may be due to the combined use of MDMA with other drugs, especially marijuana.

High doses of MDMA can affect the body’s ability to regulate temperature. This can lead to a spike in body temperature that can occasionally result in liver, kidney, or heart failure or even death.

Opioids.
The following information on health risks is from the National Institute on Drug Abuse:
Prescription opioids used for pain relief are generally safe when taken for a short time and as prescribed by a doctor, but they can be misused.

Opioids bind to and activate opioid receptors on cells located in many areas of the brain, spinal cord, and other organs in the body, especially those involved in feelings of pain and pleasure. When opioids attach to these receptors, they block pain signals sent from the brain to the body and release large amounts of dopamine throughout the body. This release can strongly reinforce the act of taking the drug, making the user want to repeat the experience.

In the short term, opioids can relieve pain and make people feel relaxed and happy. However, opioids can also have harmful effects, including drowsiness, confusion, nausea, constipation,
euphoria, and slowed breathing. Opioid misuse can cause slowed breathing, which can cause hypoxia, a condition that results when too little oxygen reaches the brain. Hypoxia can have
short- and long-term psychological and neurological effects, including coma, permanent brain damage, or death. Researchers are also investigating the long-term effects of opioid addiction
on the brain, including whether damage can be reversed.

People addicted to an opioid medication who stop using the drug can have severe withdrawal symptoms that begin as early as a few hours after the drug was last taken. These symptoms
include muscle and bone pain, sleep problems, diarrhea and vomiting, cold flashes with goose bumps, uncontrollable leg movements, and severe cravings.

An opioid overdose occurs when a person uses enough of the drug to produce life-threatening symptoms or death. When people overdose on an opioid medication, their breathing often slows
or stops. This can decrease the amount of oxygen that reaches the brain, which can result in coma, permanent brain damage, or death.

If you suspect someone has overdosed, the most important step to take is to call 911 so he or she can receive immediate medical attention. Once medical personnel arrive, they will administer
naloxone. Naloxone is a medicine that can treat an opioid overdose when given right away. It works by rapidly binding to opioid receptors and blocking the effects of opioid drugs. Naloxone
is available as an injectable (needle) solution, a hand-held auto- injector (EVZIO®), and a nasal spray (NARCAN® Nasal Spray).

Sexual Assault Drugs.

The following information on health risks is from the National Institute of Drug Abuse:
There are three specific drugs that are commonly utilized in drug facilitated sexual assault: Rohypnol®, Ketamine, or GHB (Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid).

Rohypnol®
Rohypnol®, also known as flunitrazepam, is not approved in the United States, although it is available for use as a prescription sleep aid in other countries. It is most commonly found as
a tablet which is consumed by dissolving it in a drink or swallowing it. The possible short term health effects include drowsiness, sedation, sleep, amnesia, blackout; decreased anxiety;
muscle relaxation, impaired reaction time and motor coordination; impaired mental functioning and judgement; confusion; aggression; excitability; slurred speech; headache; slowed breathing
and heart rate. When combined with alcohol the possible health effects include severe sedation, unconsciousness, and slowed heartrate and breathing, which can lead to death. At this point
the long-term health effects of Rohypnol® are still unknown. Rohypnol® can take between 36- 72 hours to leave the body.

GHB (Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid)
GHB is a depressant approved for use in treatment of narcolepsy, and commonly goes by the other names of Goop, liquid ecstasy, and liquid X. It is most commonly found as a colorless liquid
or white powder which is consumed through swallowing, often in combination with alcohol. The possible short term health effects include euphoria, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, confusion,
memory loss, unconsciousness, slowed heart rate and breath, lower body temperature, seizures, coma, and death. In combination with alcohol the possible health effects include nausea,
problems with breathing, and greatly increased depressant effects. At this point in time the long-time effects of GHB are unknown. GHB, unlike Rohypnol, leaves the body between 10-12
hours after consumption.

Ketamine
Ketamine is a dissociative drug used as a surgical anesthetic, an anesthetic in veterinary practice, and as a prescription for treatment resistant depression under strict medical supervision. It is
most commonly found in liquid or white powder and is consumed through swallowing, smoking, snorting, or injections. The possible short term health effects include problems with attention,
learning, and memory; dreamlike states, hallucinations; sedation; confusion loss of memory; raised blood pressure, unconsciousness; and dangerously slowed breathing. If ketamine is
consumed with alcohol there is a risk of adverse effects. The possible health effects associated with long term use include ulcers and pain in the bladder; kidney problems; stomach pain;
depression; and poor memory.

If an individual believes they or a friend have consumed Rohypnol®, GHB, or Ketamine they should visit a local healthcare facility that can care for survivors of sexual assault and provide
a forensic exam. While receiving care the individual who has ingested the drug can request the hospital to take a urine sample for drug toxicology testing, if the individual cannot immediately
go to a hospital they should save their urine in a clean, sealable container as soon as possible, and place it in the refrigerator or freezer for future toxicology testing.

Substance Abuse Prevention Program
The College provides training on alcohol and drug abuse prevention to all new undergraduate students either through face to face sessions or online programming. The Office of Residence Life also offers programming over the course of the academic year that addresses substance abuse issues for resident students.

The “Late Knight” Programs via the Office of Student Life are Alcohol/ Drug Free Alternative Programs.

Students may seek assistance with issues surrounding substance abuse at the Counseling center which provides free short-term psychological services to students, and provides consultation and referral to community services as appropriate for chronic, long-term issues. All counseling is strictly confidential in accordance with established professional guidelines. Services are provided or supervised by licensed professionals. The Center is a training site for masters and doctoral students from related professional fields.

The College has contracted an independent agency to provide an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The goal of the program is to help individuals and, when necessary, their families to resolve issues which may have a negative impact on job or school performance. It is a confidential service designed for the use of employees at Saint Rose. The EAP provides early identification, motivation, referral to treatment and follow-up of employees experiencing a deterioration of work performance. The EAP can address such issues as alcoholism, alcohol/ substance abuse, emotional problems, stress, depression and marital/family problems. Resource people may be able to help on their own or may refer you to a specialized professional agency. The EAP is a voluntary program.

Amnesty Statement

The health and safety of every student at the College is of utmost importance.  The College of Saint Rose strongly encourages students to report incidents of sexual misconduct and students who are in physical or mental distress (i.e. sick, overdosing, injured, etc.) The College recognizes that students who have been drinking and/or using drugs (whether such use is voluntary or involuntary) at the time that violence, including but not limited to domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault occurs or that they are a witness to another student in physical distress may be hesitant to report such incidents due to fear of potential consequences for their own conduct. The College strongly encourages students to report domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, sexual assault or other concerning behavior of a student to College officials. A bystander, acting in good faith or a reporting individual acting in good faith that discloses any incident of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, sexual assault or other concerning behavior of a student to Institution’s officials or law enforcement, will not be subject to the College’s community standard action for violations of alcohol and/or drug use policies occurring at or near the time of the commission of the domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault, or other reported incident.

Animals and Pets

The College has a responsibility to keep its buildings and grounds as free as possible from health hazards and nuisances.  In order to maintain these safety standards, the agriculture and markets law and the applicable laws of the City of Albany will be enforced.

As authorized by these laws, unleashed and/or unlicensed dogs are subject to removal by the animal shelter and pets are not permitted in any residence hall, food preparation or service area.

With the exception of fish (in properly maintained aquariums of 10 gallons or less), no animals will be allowed in residence halls.  Students are responsible for unplugging tanks and/or water heaters during break periods when the residence halls are closed.  Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals are excluded from this.  Please refer to the Student Accommodation Policy for information on Service and Emotion Support Animals.  Tying pets to trees, posts or stair railings, or otherwise leaving a pet unattended is prohibited. Unleashed and/or unlicensed animals are not permitted in residence halls or food preparation or service area and are subject to removal from other areas of the campus.

In the event that a guest of a student brings a pet to campus, that pet cannot be left unattended for any length of time.  The pet cannot enter any College-owned, leased, or rented property for any length of time.   

Appliances and Cooking

Appliances & Cooking as it Relates to Residence Halls
Cooking in any area of the residence hall other than the kitchen is prohibited.

Appliances & Cooking as it Relates to Prohibited Items
One-cup coffee makers with an automatic shut-off and without an exposed base heating element are permitted in student residence hall rooms; any other coffee maker with an automatic shut-off, as well as a blender, may be stored in the kitchen.

Prohibited appliances/items in the residence halls include, but are not limited to:

  • Air conditioners
  • Electric coils
  • Electric percolators
  • Halogen lamps
  • Hot pots
  • Lava lamps
  • Non-College provided space heaters
  • Sun lamps
  • Any heat producing cooking appliances
  • Any electrical appliance used to cook food.

Appliances & Cooking as it Relates to Refrigerators
One refrigerator, not exceeding 3.1 cubic feet and 115 volts, which is UL approved and Energy Star rated is permitted in each room.

Appliances & Cooking as it Relates to Microwaves
One microwave not exceeding 700 watts and 0.7 cubic feet, which is UL approved is permitted in each room in First Year Residence Halls only. Students residing in residence halls other than our First Year Buildings may not have privately owned microwaves in their space. Residence Halls other than First Year Buildings will have one microwave for use in the common kitchen of the building.

BBQ Grilling

Using a grill is allowed on campus, provided students have received prior approval from the Office of Student Development. Any use of grills must follow the established procedures, as determined by the Student Development policy. Requests must be submitted within a two-week timeline for approval.

Any illegal items will be confiscated and disposed of by College staff.

Bias, Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, and Hate Crimes and Complaint/Grievance Policy and Procedure for Students and Employees

Building Access and Security

Building Access & Security as it Relates to Secure Areas
No person may:

  1. be on the roof of any campus building.
  2. be on a porch or balcony adjacent to a student bedroom.
  3. climb into or out of windows on campus.
  4. sit in windows or on ledges.
  5. sit on heating/cooling units.
  6. exit through emergency exit doors.

Building Access & Security as it Relates to Card Readers
All entrance/exit doors to campus buildings must be closed and locked at all times.  Propping of these doors is prohibited.  Damage to Card Access Readers is prohibited.

Building Access & Security as it Relates to Keys and ID Cards
All students must carry their ID card with them at all times. Resident students must also carry their room key with them at all times.  Duplicating keys is prohibited. Changing or adding locks to any door, is prohibited. In addition, students may not loan their own or use another student’s key or College identification for any reason. Failure to show a proper College of Saint Rose student identification or other identification to a College representative is prohibited.

Building Access & Security as it Relates to Unauthorized Entry/Exit
Forcible entry or any unauthorized entry into any room or building on the College premises or at any College related function is prohibited.  In addition, unauthorized use of emergency exit doors is prohibited.

Bullying

Anti-bullying Statement
Bullying can foster a climate of fear and disrespect which seriously impairs the physical and psychological health of its victims and creates conditions that negatively affect any learning and working environment. Every college and university should be committed to maintaining high standards for behaviors where every member of the College community conducts oneself in a manner which demonstrates proper regard for the rights and welfare of others. This Anti-Bullying statement therefore, seeks to educate the College community about bullying, and to promote civility and respect among all its members, including the administration, faculty, staff, and students.

Definition
  • Bullying is defined as the aggressive and hostile acts of an individual or group of individuals who are intended to humiliate, mentally or physically injure or intimidate, and/or control another individual or group of individuals.
  • Such aggressive and hostile acts can occur as a single, severe incident or repeated incidents, and may manifest itself in the following forms:
    • Physical Bullying includes pushing, shoving, kicking, poking, and/or tripping another; assaulting or threatening a physical assault; damaging a person’s work area or personal property; and/or damaging or destroying a person’s work product.
    • Verbal/Written Bullying includes ridiculing, insulting or maligning a person, either verbally or in writing; addressing abusive, threatening, derogatory or offensive remarks to a person; and/or attempting to exploit an individual’s known intellectual or physical vulnerabilities.
    • Nonverbal Bullying includes directing threatening gestures toward a person or invading personal space after being asked to move or step away.
    • “Cyber bullying” is defined as bullying an individual using technology, including, but not limited to, social media, email, and cell phones (texting and calls).

Cell Phone Usage

As a member of the Saint Rose learning community, each student has a responsibility to other members of the campus community.  When cell phones ring and students respond in class or leave class to respond, it disrupts the class.  Therefore, the use, by students, of cell phones is prohibited during scheduled classes, unless allowed by the instructor for educational purposes.  All such devices must be turned off or put in a silent (vibrate) mode and ordinarily should not be taken out during class.  Given the fact that these same communication devices are an integral part of the College’s emergency notification system, an exception to this policy would occur when numerous devices activate simultaneously.  When this occurs, students may consult their devices to determine if a college emergency exists.  If that is not the case, the devices should be immediately returned to silent mode and put away.

Use of cell phones, similar communication devices, or any unauthorized electronic data storage device in testing situations, other than to receive College emergency notifications, may constitute a violation of Academic Honesty and lead to sanctions under the Policy on Plagiarism and Other Infringements of Academic Honesty

The use of these devices is prohibited in locker rooms, bathrooms, other private areas, and while driving a College owned, leased or rented vehicle.  Students that violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary actions and possible expulsion/termination as well as criminal or civil penalties for related violation of federal, state, or local laws.

Classroom Behavior

It is the expectation that students will maintain a professional and respectful manner while attending classes. If a student is being verbally or physically aggressive or being disruptive to the academic environment, they will be subject to the student community standards, policies and procedures review process.

College Documents

Forging, transferring, altering or otherwise misusing any student record, official College document, identification card or other college identification is prohibited.

Community Responsibility

Students are members of both our overall campus community and the local community of the Capital District.   All students are expected to act respectfully and responsibly and not interfere with the rights, comfort, safety or physical and psychological health of their roommate(s), other students, faculty, administrators, staff or guests.  Additionally, students are expected to treat communal property (i.e. bathrooms, hallways, bulletin boards, etc.) and the property of others with respect.

Computer Equipment and Facility Usage

The College reserves the right to suspend or revoke the privilege of system access if a user’s system activity threatens to overload the system network, threatens the security or integrity of the College, threatens the computer system, or if the user has violated institutional policies or committed a violation of law. A College official may enter a student’s room to verify a threatening activity.

Credit Cards

The College prohibits the advertising, marketing, and merchandising of credit cards on campus.  Any advertising or application materials found posted on campus will be removed and discarded.

Dangerous Substances and Weapons

Dangerous Substances
Any or all chemicals which can either be made to possess, or which inherently possess, volatile, explosive or dangerous properties are prohibited on campus, except under the academic supervision of a member of the College faculty or a College official.

Weapons as it Relates to Firearms, Projectiles, and Explosives
Students shall not possess, sell, furnish, or distribute:

  1. Firearms
  2. Ammunition
  3. Any projectile objects.
  4. Firecrackers
  5. Gunpowder
  6. Other explosives or potentially dangerous objects.

The possession of a New York State weapons permit does not authorize that person to have a firearm on campus.

Weapons as it Relates to Potentially Dangerous Objects
Students shall not possess, sell, furnish, or distribute the following items:

  1. Airsoft rifles
  2. Archery bows
  3. Crossbows
  4. BB guns
  5. Launching devices
  6. Mace
  7. Pepper spray
  8. Paintball guns
  9. Pellet guns
  10. Slingshots
  11. Tasers
  12. Toy guns
  13. Nerf guns
  14. Cap guns
  15. Water pistols

Weapons as it Relates to Martial Weapons
Students shall not possess, sell, furnish, or distribute:

  1. Martial arts weapon displays
  2. Bladed weapons, such as knives or swords.
  3. Nunchaku, or “chukka” sticks.
  4. Billy clubs, black jacks or night sticks.
  5. Metal knuckles.

Weapons as it Relates to Simulated Weapons
Students shall not use any object or instrument to simulate a weapon in a manner that endangers or intends to endanger any person.

Disorderly Conduct

Conduct which disrupts or disturbs the normal routine of campus and/or the neighboring community is prohibited. This includes playing sports indoors, or any other behavior that is loud, boisterous, or destructive.

Students may be removed or restricted from campus housing after a violation of the disorderly conduct policy depending upon the severity of the violation.

Emergency Administrative Action

In rare circumstances, should an individual pose an immediate danger to, or severely disrupt the College community or endanger themselves or any other individual, Emergency Administrative Action may be taken by the Associate Vice President for Student Development and/or the Director of Safety and Security with approval of the President and/or Chief of Staff upon the recommendation of the Campus Assessment, Response and Intervention Team (CARIT).  Actions may include, but are not limited to, relocating an individual within on-campus housing, restricting activities of the individual on campus, removing the individual from the College community (residence hall, classrooms) until an individualized support plan can be developed to mitigate risk and promote campus well-being and success within existing College community standards and policies.  If relevant, the individual will receive written preliminary community standards charges within five (5) business days of the Emergency Administrative Action and information regarding a community standards review hearing.  In matters when the circumstances are so significant that New York State, county, or local public safety agencies are involved, they have priority in the decision-making process.

Federal/State/Local Laws

Conduct which allegedly violates federal, state and/or local laws is considered a violation of College policy and is prohibited.

If a student has any questions regarding the College’s compliance with federal, state or local regulations, they should consult the Office of Student Development.

Fire and Fire Safety

Fire & Fire Safety as it Relates to Building Evacuation
In the case of emergency or emergency drills, failure to leave or preventing a College official from evacuating a building is prohibited.

Fire & Fire Safety as it Relates to Fire Safety Equipment
Tampering with fire or safety equipment (i.e. fire alarms, door alarms, fire extinguishers, exit signs, emergency phones, fire doors, sprinklers, or smoke or heat sensors) is a violation of law and can result in a criminal penalty as well as community standard action and a fine.

Activation of fire alarms due to reasons including, but not limited to, cooking, hair spray use, smoking, candles, incense, etc. will result in a fine. Community standard action may be taken if repeated alarm activations occur in same location by the same student.

Fire & Fire Safety as it Relates to Prohibited Items

Due to fire safety regulations, the following items are prohibited in the residence halls:

  1. Candles (burned or unburned, and with or without a wick)
  2. Curtains or fabric decorations of any type
  3. Extension cords*
  4. Flammable or explosive liquids or gases, including lighter fluid
  5. Incense
  6. Live Christmas trees
  7. Portable heaters not provided by the College
  8. Potpourri
  9. Wax burners

Any illegal items will be confiscated by Staff or Security.

*Extension cords with a surge protector and an on/off switch are permitted.

Fire & Fire Safety as it Relates to Mandatory Fire Safety Prevention Meetings
Attendance at annual fire safety/crime prevention meetings is mandatory for all resident students.

Freedom of Expression

The College of Saint Rose considers freedom of inquiry, discussion and expression essential to a student’s educational development.  Thus, the College recognizes the rights of all students to engage in discussion, to exchange thought and opinion, and to speak, write, print or express freely on any subject in accordance with the guarantees of our state and national constitutions.  This broad principle is a cornerstone of education in a democracy.  Any items hung around the campus must conform with the Campus Poster Policy.

Further, the College endeavors to develop in our students a realization that all citizens not only have the right, but the obligation, to inform themselves regarding these issues and to give expression to them.  However, in discharging the right and obligation of citizenship, students must also recognize their responsibilities to individuals, to the College and to the state and nation.  Therefore, orderly and dignified expression is expected.  Hate speech will not be tolerated and will be dealt with through the Bias, Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, and Hate Crimes Complaint/Grievance Policy and Procedure for Students and Employees.  Responsible behavior indicates that the names of individuals or organizations sponsoring literature or other material distributed should appear on the material.  No individual or group may state or imply that they are a College group or committee without following the proper steps.

Student groups may freely select persons, films and other programs they wish to invite.  A clear and present physical danger is the only basis for rejection of a program.

There are no restrictions to control the point of view expressed by a guest other than those imposed by state or federal laws.  Approval of a program does not necessarily imply agreement or sponsorship from the College of any of the view(s) presented.

In order to provide for appropriate hospitality for representatives of state, federal, or foreign governments, the Office of the President should be notified when such invitations are confirmed.

Furnishing False Information

Furnishing False Information as it Relates to Written or Oral Statements
Furnishing a written or oral statement known to be false is prohibited.

Furnishing False Information as it Relates to Emergency Reporting or Threat
Falsely reporting a bomb, fire, or any other emergency by means of activating an alarm or by any other method is prohibited. Students who falsely report a bomb, fire, or any other emergency may be removed from campus housing and/or the College depending on the severity of the incident.

Gambling

Gambling is strictly prohibited on campus or within College facilities in accordance with civil law.

Good Neighbor

We encourage students to gather together responsibly both on- and off-campus. We recognize that we are part of an urban neighborhood within the City of Albany.  It is important that as members of the community we respect our neighbors both on-and off-campus.  The City of Albany maintains a local noise ordinance between the hours of 8:00pm – 6:00am which prohibits, “any noise that annoys, injures, or endangers the comfort, repose, health or safety of a reasonable person of normal sensitivities.”

Hazing

Hazing includes intentional or reckless conduct in the course of a person’s initiation into or affiliation with an organization which creates a substantial risk of physical injury, whether or not an injury actually occurs. Acts of this nature are considered hazing whether or not a person willingly participates in such activities.

Specifically, students shall not:

  1. Engage in any act which endangers the mental, emotional, or physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or continued membership in any organization or team whose members are or include students of The College of Saint Rose.
  2. Engage in any action where an individual is encouraged to engage in conduct of an unbecoming or humiliating nature, or which in any way detracts from an individual’s academic pursuits for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or continued membership in any organization or team whose members are or include students of The College of Saint Rose.
  3. Engage in any acts such as whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthenics, exposure to the elements, paddling, creating excessive fatigue, work sessions, physical or psychological shock, wearing apparel which is conspicuous and/or containing language or graphics which another individual might find offensive, public stunts, morally degrading or humiliating games or events, or that encourage the forced/abusive consumption of any food, liquid, alcohol, drugs or other substances.
  4. Engage in any activity which could subject the individual to mental stress such as sleep deprivation, forced exclusion from social contact, forced contact which could result in embarrassment, or any other activity which could adversely affect the mental health or dignity of the individual.

In addition to being in violation of the Community Standards, hazing is in violation of New York State Penal Law.

Any allegations of hazing will be handled under the Community Standards Review Process.

Lost and Found

The College is not responsible for any books or personal articles left in buildings or elsewhere on the campus.  Articles left in buildings when the College is in regular session, or on the campus overnight, will be turned in daily to the lost and found located in Campus Security.  Lost items and other personal articles not properly labeled in designated storage areas will be deemed abandoned and disposed of at the discretion of the College.

Missing Residential Student Notification Policy

Policy
In accordance with the Higher Education Act of 2008 (20 U.S.C. §1092(j)), The College of Saint Rose (“Saint Rose”) has established these Policies and Procedures. This Policy applies to all Saint Rose Residential Students (as defined below).

Definitions:

  • Emergency Contact – Anyone designated by the student who can be contacted in case of an emergency, such as if the student is missing. A student may update his/her Emergency Contact(s) through MyStudentHousing on the Secure Site (https://bannerweb.strose.edu).
  • Missing Student – A residential student who is absent from Saint Rose without any known reason, who is reported missing and a preliminary investigation fails to locate the student. In most instances, a student will not be deemed a Missing Student for at least 24 hours.
  • Residential Student – A currently enrolled Saint Rose student who lives in a facility owned or operated by Saint Rose, including, a dormitory/residence hall, apartment, or house.
  • Security – Saint Rose’s Department of Safety and Security.
  • Local Law Enforcement Agencies – Any agency or agencies employing peace officers or police officers for the enforcement of the laws of New York, and which has or have jurisdiction under provisions of the criminal procedure law over offenses occurring at or on the grounds of Saint Rose, subject to the provisions of this section. In this case, local law enforcement will mean the Albany Police Department.

Information for Students:

  • A student has the option to identify an Emergency Contact who can be contacted by Saint Rose not later than 24 hours after it is determined that the student is a Missing Student.
  • A student may register confidential contact information that can be used if the student is a Missing Student for more than 24 hours. Depending upon the circumstances, the College may contact the student’s confidential contact without waiting for 24 hours.
  • If any student who is under 18 years of age and not emancipated is determined to be a Missing Student, then Saint Rose is required to notify that student’s custodial parent or guardian not later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be a Missing Student.
  • Saint Rose will initiate Emergency Contact procedures in accordance with the student’s designation if Security and/or the Albany Police Department are notified and make a determination that the student is missing for more than 24 hours and has not returned to campus.

Procedures:

  • A report of a Missing Student, from any and all sources, should immediately be provided to the Security Director or designee who shall initiate a preliminary investigation which will include the following:
    • The Security Director or designee shall notify the Director of Residence Life and the Associate Vice President for Student Development or designee. The Associate Vice President for Student Development or designee, in consultation with the Security Director shall initiate whatever action he or she deems appropriate under the circumstances in the best interest of the missing student.
    • The Associate Vice President for Student Development will notify the Chief of Staff or the President of the College.
    • The Security Director will notify the Albany Police Department as soon as practical regarding the Missing Student, but in no case more than 24 hours after a report that a Residential Student is missing from campus.
  • The preliminary investigation by Security shall include one or more of the following, as required by the circumstances:
    • Checking the residence of the student, ordinarily with a representative from Residence Life, and talking with known associates;
    • Calling any phone numbers the student has on file with Saint Rose;
    • Searching on campus public locations;
    • Contacting known friends, family or faculty members for last sighting or additional contact information;
    • Contacting Student Development or academic departments to seek information on last sighting or other contact information;
    • Reviewing card access logs to determine last use of the card and track the card for future uses;
    • Reviewing vehicle registration information for the student’s vehicle location and distribution to appropriate authorities; and/or
    • Looking up College Network logs for last login and the use of the Saint Rose email system; and
    • If necessary, coordinating with local law enforcement agencies.
  • Either concurrently with the preliminary investigation or if the preliminary investigation fails to yield the location of the Missing Student, Security and/or the Associate Vice President for Student Development or designee, shall contact the student’s emergency contact person. If the Missing Student is under the age of 18 and not emancipated, the student’s custodial parent or guardian as noted in Saint Rose’s records will be notified within 24 hours of the determination that the student is missing.
  • If these contacts fail to yield the location of the Missing Student, Security will file a missing person’s report with the Albany Police Department. At his/her discretion, the Security Director may notify the Albany Police Department immediately upon a report of a Missing Student, but not longer than 24 hours after student is reported missing.
  • Saint Rose employees will immediately report any suspicious findings to the Albany Police Department during any step of this process.
  • Saint Rose and the Albany Police Department have entered into a written agreement providing for the prompt investigation of Missing Students, which can be found in the Memorandum of Understanding.

Musical Instruments

Musical Instruments as it Relates to Residence Halls
Musical instruments are allowed in the residence halls for the purpose of practicing. Students may practice during times not designated as “Quiet Hours” providing there is no disruption to any of their fellow residents.  In general, sound should not travel outside the confines of your own room.

Percussion instruments other than a drum practice pad are not allowed in any residence hall. Brass players must use a mute.

Students are under a continuous obligation to be respectful of each other at all times.

Musical Instruments as it Relates to Electrical Amplification
Electrical amplification of any instrument is not permitted. While storage of electrical amplification is allowed, electrical amplification cannot be used nor plugged in while stored in a student’s space.

Musical Instruments as it Relates to Final Examinations
In an effort to provide support for academic success, a week prior to, and during, final examinations, quiet hours are from 8 pm to 12 noon.  There will be no practicing of musical instruments permitted in the residence halls during this time.

Non-Compliance with a Reasonable Request

Failure to comply with reasonable and lawful requests or directions by a designated College official is prohibited. In addition, interfering with students, faculty, or staff acting in the performance of their official duties is prohibited.

Property

College Property
Damage, destruction, or defacement of College property or property of any member of the College community is prohibited.  Misuse or damage to elevators is strictly prohibited. Resident students are financially responsible for any loss or damage to their room.  Students will be held equally responsible for damages to the residence hall when it cannot be ascertained who is responsible for the damage or loss.  The removal of College furniture from lounges, public areas, or other rooms is prohibited and will be treated as theft.  Students may not remove items furnished by the College from their room.  Possession of water beds, lofts (except those provided and installed by the College), as well as any illegal elevation or stacking of beds, is prohibited.

Personal Property
The College accepts no responsibility for loss of personal property due to theft, fire, or other causes.  Students are advised to carry insurance on their personal property, either through their family homeowner’s policy or by separate coverage.  Since most burglary insurance is collectable only when access is gained to a room by forcible entry, residents are encouraged to keep their rooms locked.  The College offers personal property coverage through Haylor, Freyer and Coon.  In circumstances where one student is responsible for damaging the property of another student, the College is not responsible for arranging payment methods, collecting payment, or the replacement of said payment.

In the event of an unplanned facility issue during the academic year (including, but not limited to break periods), the College is authorized to have individual student belongings in personal and/or common areas packed, catalogued, and moved to a locked, secure location under the supervision of Saint Rose Security. This will allow the College to remedy such facility issues in a timely fashion. In addition, the College is authorized to take any measures necessary to restore damaged belongings if possible. Students will be contacted through authorized College personnel as quickly as possible and will be provided with updates as appropriate and necessary.

Public Order

In compliance with the provisions of §6430 of Article 129-A of the Education Law of New York State (N.Y, Educ. Law §6430), the trustees of The College of Saint Rose have adopted rules (a) for implementing all policies required by Article 129-A, (b) the maintenance of public order on its campus and other college property used for educational purposes, and (c) the enforcement of these rules. Such rules prohibit, among other things, any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers mental or physical health or involves the forced consumption of liquor or drugs for the purpose of initiation into or affiliation with any organization. Such rules govern the conduct of students, faculty and other staff as well as visitors and other licensees and invitees on such campuses and property. The penalties for violations of such rules are clearly set forth herein and in other policies and handbooks establishing the rules and include provisions for the ejection of a violator from such campus and property, in the case of a student or faculty violator his or her suspension, expulsion, or other appropriate disciplinary action, and in the case of an organization which authorizes such conduct, rescission of permission for that organization to operate on campus property. Such penalties are in addition to any penalty pursuant to the penal law or any other law to which a violator or organization may be subject.

We recognize that in matters of this sort in particular, full and prompt communication among all components of our College community is highly desirable, and that to the extent time and circumstances permit, such communication should precede the exercise of the authority, discretion and responsibilities granted and imposed in the following rules, regulations and procedures:

  1. These rules, regulations and procedures shall apply as appropriate at all times to all persons (students, faculty, staff, visitors, invitees, licensees and trespassers) on the campus or other College property used for educational purposes, and this includes not only those persons associated with the regular academic sessions of the College, but also those present for special programs, such as those held during the summer. All of the participants in such special programs, other than members of the Saint Rose faculty and staff, shall be deemed invitees.
  2. All disruptions of public order shall be dealt with by the College authorities according to the established system of rules, regulations, and procedures set forth in the College’s Faculty Manual, Student Community Standards, Policies and Procedures, and Employee Handbook as supplemented herein.
  3. Disruptions of public order include the following without limitation thereto:
    • violence or threats that unduly restrict the movements or activity of authorized personnel;
    • destruction of College property;
    • undue noise or other interference which disrupts the carrying out of an academic or noncurricular activity of the College;
    • any other gross misconduct which interferes with proper activities of the College.
  4. When, in the judgment of a College Officer or designee, who has been specifically designated for the purpose, the normal procedures have failed to maintain proper order, the College Officer or designee shall put the following into effect:
    • if deemed that extreme circumstances exist, the College Officer or designee shall summon the appropriate law enforcement agency or agencies to quell the disrupters and eject them from the campus. This is an extreme measure to be used only in the event of grave emergency;
    • if deemed the disruption not such as to require the intervention of a law enforcement agency, the College Officer or designee shall offer a specific invitation to meet with the disrupters at some stated place and time in the immediate future for the purpose of constructive discussion which may continue without limit provided there is no interference with the conduct of any College activity or access to any College-controlled facility;
    • if this invitation is not accepted, or if after such time as the College Officer or designee deems reasonable under the circumstances there shall have been no sufficient progress, the following steps shall be taken:
      • the College campus shall be declared closed to outsiders without legitimate business on the campus. Violators shall be liable to treatment as trespassers;
      • the College Officer or designee shall declare the disrupted area off-limits to all students, faculty, staff members and other College personnel, as well as to all visitors, invitees and licensees, except those designated by the College Officer or designee to enter it;
      • the College Officer or designee shall warn the disrupters that unless the disruption ends by a specified time, a court injunction seeking their immediate ejection from the campus will be sought;
      • if the disruption persists, the College Officer or designee shall apply forthwith to a court of competent jurisdiction for an injunction and temporary restraining order requiring the disrupters to cease their disruption or be ejected from the campus, subject to whatever penalties the court may impose;
      • if the court order must finally be served, those disrupters affected by the order, whether they are students, faculty, staff or other employees of Saint Rose, or others, will be subject to applicable judicial procedures.
  5. Any action or situation occurring on the Saint Rose College campus or on other College property used for educational purposes, which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health and/or safety of a student for the purpose of initiation or admission into, or affiliation with, any organization (popularly referred to as hazing) is prohibited. This prohibition includes:
    • brutality of a physical nature such as whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthenics, exposure to the elements;
    • forced consumption of any food, liquid, liquor, drug, or other substances;
    • or other forced activity which could adversely affect the mental or physical health or safety of the individual, or
    • any activity which could subject the individual to mental stress such as sleep deprivation, forced exclusion from social contact, forced contact which could result in embarrassment, or any other activity which could adversely affect the mental health or dignity of the individual.
    • This prohibition shall:
      • apply to students, faculty and staff, as well as to visitors and other licensees, invitees and trespassers on the College’s property described above, and
      • be deemed to be part of the by-laws of all organizations operating on such College property. Each organization operating on such College property must review annually such by-laws with individuals affiliated with it.
  6. Notwithstanding the pendency or termination of criminal or civil proceedings with reference to the same conduct by independent or parallel action, the College may bring students, faculty, staff and other members of the community before appropriate collegiate bodies for such actions as individual cases may warrant.
  7. Penalties for violations of the provisions of these rules, regulations, and procedures (which penalties shall be in addition to any penalty provided for in the New York State penal law or any other New York or federal law to which a violator may be subject) shall include the following:
    • violators who are neither students nor members of the faculty or staff shall be subject to ejection from such College property;
    • for students the procedures shall be those set forth under “Community Standards, Policies and Procedures,” and may result in disciplinary action of the most severe kind, including suspension or expulsion;
    • for faculty the procedures shall be those set forth in the applicable Faculty Manual;
    • for staff and other employees of the College, normal procedures appropriate to the determination of their rights and responsibilities shall be followed, and may also result in suspension or dismissal;
    • any organization which authorizes conduct prohibited by these rules, regulations and procedures shall be subject to the rescission of its permission to operate on such College property.

Quiet Hours

Quiet Hours in the Residence Halls exist to support the academic mission of The College of Saint Rose. As a member of the residential community, students are expected to contribute to the maintenance of an environment conducive to the sleep and study needs of others. Residents are expected to attempt to resolve problems by speaking politely and directly to others in the community about disruptive noise. As a result, residents are expected to comply with requests from other community members to cease bothersome noise or activity. The RAs will assist residents in bringing these issues forward for discussion and address reoccurring concerns.  

Quiet Hours as it Relates to Residence Halls
The quiet hours for all residence halls are:

  • 11pm – 8am on Sunday – Thursday
  • 1am – 9am on Friday and Saturday.

Residents are expected to be considerate of their neighbors during all hours of the day and help keep an atmosphere conducive to both sleep and study.  To help keep this atmosphere, conversations, music, television, and other electronic devices must be kept at a level where they cannot be heard outside of the residents’ room.

Quiet Hours as it Relates to Courtesy Hours
24 hour courtesy hours are enforced daily. Regardless of the time of day, residents are expected to keep noise to a minimum and maintain a positive living atmosphere. Residents should always comply with requests from their neighbors to cease bothersome noise or activity.

Quiet Hours as it Relates to Final Examinations
In an effort to provide support for academic success, a week prior to, and during, final examinations, quiet hours are from 8 pm to 12 noon.

Residence Hall Regulations

Students shall not violate any regulation established within the housing contract/occupancy agreement or any supplemental rules communicated by the Office of Residence Life.  Engaging in any other activity determined to be in violation of health, fire, safety, and/or maintenance codes is prohibited. Please see the Residence Life section of the website for more information concerning residence hall regulations.

Room Changes

Changing or switching rooms without approval from the Office of Residence Life is prohibited.  Residents must keep unassigned space available for occupancy and must welcome new students in a hospitable manner.  Students are expected to maintain the space in such a manner as to allow another student to move in immediately. Students may not refuse another College-assigned student the use of an unoccupied bed.  Penalty incurred may be a student community standards and policy review hearing and/or reassignment to another space.

Skateboards and Recreational Vehicles

For the safety of all members of the College, the use of skateboards, roller skates, roller blades, and human powered cycles (bicycles, unicycles, etc.) is prohibited within all buildings on campus.  Use of these devices is permitted on walkways and paths as long as the right of way is granted to pedestrians.  Riding such devices on walls, benches, stairs, curbs, ramps, railings and the like is prohibited.

Due to safety concerns regarding fire safety and operator safety, hoverboards are not permitted to be stored or used anywhere on campus.  The term “hoverboards” includes but is not limited to self-balancing scooters, battery or gas operated scooters, hands-free Segways, and electric powered skateboards.

Smoke and Tobacco Free Campus

  1. Consuming, or distributing any tobacco, vape or vape-related product is strictly prohibited in all College campus buildings, on the grounds of the campus, and on off-campus properties owned, leased, or rented by the College.
  2. Consuming, or distributing any tobacco, vape or vape-related product is strictly prohibited in all College owned, leased, or rented vehicles.
  3. Organizers and attendees at events, such as conferences, meetings, public lectures, social and sporting events, using College facilities will be required to abide by the College’s Tobacco Free Policy. Organizers of such events are responsible for communicating and enforcing this policy.
  4. The sale of tobacco products on campus is prohibited. The free distribution of tobacco products on campus is prohibited.  Tobacco advertisements are prohibited in College-produced (run) publications.

For the purpose of this policy, tobacco is defined as any type of tobacco product, including, but not limited to, cigarettes (commercial, handmade, or electronic), cigars, cigarellos, pipes, hookahs, juuls, juul pods (with and without tobacco), oral tobacco (spit and spitless, smokeless, chew, snuff), vapes (used with or without tobacco), CBD oil pens, or any other smoking material or device.  Prohibited items will be confiscated and destroyed.

All areas of The College of Saint Rose campus are designated as tobacco free. Signs about the policy will be posted appropriately throughout campus and on other properties owned, leased, or rented by the College.

The College will provide concerted programming to educate the community of the policy, and offer accessible cessation programs to administration, faculty, staff and students who wish to quit the use of tobacco products.

Effective implementation of the Smoke and Tobacco Free Policy depends upon the courtesy, respect, and cooperation of all members of The College of Saint Rose community.

Solicitation on Campus

Tabling in College-owned, leased or rented buildings or on College grounds for the purpose of selling or promoting items or advertising events is limited to college-related organizations, contractors or with the approval of the Associate Vice President for Student Development.  In addition, outside organizations looking to promote jobs must have the approval of the Career Center.

Stalking

Stalking is a pattern of knowingly unwanted behavior directed towards a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear harm to physical, mental, or emotional health, safety, employment status, or property of such person, a member of such person’s immediate family, or a third party with whom the person is acquainted.

Such behaviors include, but are not limited to:

  • Telephone calls.
  • Voice/text messages.
  • Social Media
  • Following to and/or from place of residence, class, work, or other daily activities.
  • Letters.
  • Gift giving.
  • Instant messaging.
  • Using social networking communities to collect information about person.
  • Creating shadow accounts or monitoring key strokes.
  • Taking pictures of person.
  • Befriending person’s friends.

Please refer to the Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy or the Title IX Grievance Policy for issues of gender-based stalking.

Student Accommodation Policy

Terms and Conditions

Failure to observe the terms and conditions of any imposed sanction may result in further student conduct action.

Theft

Students shall not:

  • Appropriate or attempt to appropriate or possess public or private property without the consent of the owner or person legally responsible.
  • Obtain or attempt to obtain any service by devious means.
  • Maintain possession of public or private property that is stolen.

Use of College Facilities

College facilities are available for use by registered student organizations and are to be used only by the student organization for which they have been scheduled.

Room reservations may be made in the Office of Events Scheduling and Administration.  A room reservation form must be completed.  Rooms are assigned on a first-come basis.  The Office of Events Scheduling and Administration reserves the right to adjust space assignments so that as many groups as possible may be accommodated.  The Office of Events Scheduling and Administration also makes arrangements for off-campus organizations.  Guidelines regarding procedures may be obtained from that office.

Visitation

A guest is any person who intends to visit or sleep in a residence hall room and is not a student of that room.

  • Saint Rose Student Guest is defined as any student that attends The College of Saint Rose and does not reside in the building they are signing into (in other words, anyone with a valid College of Saint Rose ID Card – resident or commuter).
  • Non-Saint Rose Guest is defined as any person that is not a College of Saint Rose student.

Resident students have a right to privacy.  Therefore, a resident may not bring a guest into the room without the consent of the roommate(s).  If the presence of a guest is an invasion of the roommate’s privacy, the guest must leave.

Residents must follow all of the following guidelines concerning guests:

  • Permission of the room’s other occupant(s) must be obtained by the hosting student for an overnight guest.
  • Residents may have no more than two guests per resident in their room.
  • Resident students are responsible for the conduct of their guests and for making their guests aware of College community standards and policies.
  • Resident students signing a guest in to Lima Hall must have their guest leave their ID card with Security until they sign out.
  • Guests who do not observe College community standards and policies may be asked to leave and may be denied the privilege of visiting the campus again.
  • Guests must remain with the resident hosting them at all times.
  • Overnight guests may stay only a maximum of 5 nights per 30 day period and no more than 2 consecutive nights.
  • No resident student will be allowed to sign a guest into a building who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Guests are not permitted to bring alcohol or drugs into the residence halls, regardless of their age.
  • No non-Saint Rose guests are permitted the last two weeks of the semester, or during any College recess.

Given that residents are responsible for the actions of their guests, it is strongly recommended that a resident only signs in guests with whom they are familiar and that they believe will abide by College community standards and policies.  The Residence Life staff has full authority to limit guests in a room, reject guests or evict guests if the health and safety of students is being jeopardized and/or reasonable behavior standards are being violated.