Le Moyne College is a residential campus, with housing guaranteed to full-time matriculated undergraduates for four years. Le Moyne’s student residences consist of six traditional residence halls, three suite-style buildings, a 15-block townhouse complex, and three apartment complexes. Le Moyne provides limited housing to part-time students and graduate students.
The residential experience is designed to facilitate the intellectual and moral development of students. The residential community attempts to provide students with learning opportunities that focus on self-awareness, interpersonal relations, and cross-cultural understanding.
All resident students are expected to be active members of the community and support the development of a sense of community and responsibility to roommates, suitemates, housemates, floor members and the entire community. Behavior that runs counter to this sense of community has no place at Le Moyne College. Students who knowingly allow other students to disrupt, interfere with, or hinder this sense of community are not serving themselves or other students well. Students are encouraged and expected to take pride in their residence and monitor and care for it accordingly.
Contained in this section of the Student Handbook are guidelines specific to the residential component of a Le Moyne education. The primary authority and responsibility for establishing and upholding residential guidelines lies with the Office of Campus Life and Leadership. Whenever possible, violations of residential guidelines will be handled by Campus Life and Leadership staff with individual students. If problematic behavior continues, the matter may be referred to the Office of the Dean of Students for formal disciplinary action.
The student residences at Le Moyne are staffed by resident advisors (RAs), full-time undergraduate students who are selected and employed for their maturity, responsibility, leadership skills, and ability to exercise good judgment. RAs are supervised by Area Directors who are full-time employees of Le Moyne and hold masters degrees in education, counseling, or a related field. Area Directors and RAs are responsible for the day-to-day operation of their particular student residence. They are available to listen to concerns, answer questions, report maintenance problems, organize activities, and promote community life. Many of the residence communities have Jesuits in residence. While not responsible for the operation of the hall, Resident Jesuits offer personal guidance and support to the students within their residential community. RAs and Area Coordinators are “on-duty” every night of the week and weekend, and a schedule, including names, room locations, and phone numbers, is posted in each residence hall.
Area Directors (ADs) are full-time staff members who reside in and manage one of the College’s main residence halls while also working in a second area within the Division of Student Development such as student activities, housing, leadership or judicial affairs. ADs are responsible for the supervision of a resident advisor staff and coordinate all day-to-day operations of their respective residence hall(s). Other responsibilities include advising Residence Hall Councils and assisting in the development of educational, cultural, recreational and social programs.
Graduate Residence Directors
Graduate Residence Directors (GRDs) are graduate student staff members who reside in one of the College’s main residence halls. GRDs are responsible for the supervision of a resident advisor staff, and coordinate all day-to-day operations of their respective residence hall(s). Other responsibilities include advising Residence Hall Councils and assisting in the development of educational, cultural, recreational and social programs; and serving as assistants in other campus life and student development areas.
Resident Advisors (RAs) are a vital component of the residence community. RAs are chosen following an intensive screening and selection process and reside on each floor of the residence halls. RAs are responsible for advising and referring students experiencing academic and personal difficulties, programming social and educational activities, promoting student involvement, understanding and enforcing College policies, and creating a healthy residential environment.
While living with the students, residence chaplains share experiences common to students living in the residence halls. Most of these chaplains are either Jesuit priests or members of the campus ministry staff who advise students regarding personal, spiritual and academic matters.
HOUSING POLICY / REQUIREMENTS
Housing Policy / Residency Requirement Undergraduate Students
As a residential campus, Le Moyne College considers the provision of on-campus housing to be a very important part of its educational mission.
All full time matriculated students, except those residing with parents or guardians, are required to live in College residences. Exceptions to the housing policy will be granted only in selected situations and as the College’s enrollment allows. Students who move off campus without authorization will be billed for the cost of room and board. Students who provide false information to the Office of Campus Life and Leadership for the purpose of obtaining a release from their housing obligation will be subject to disciplinary action and for payment of room and board fees. All students are required to keep the College informed of their current local addresses. During the spring and fall terms, only the Le Moyne College student(s) assigned by the College to a campus housing unit may reside in that particular unit. During the summer term, the College may at its sole discretion allow non-Le Moyne students to reside on campus.
Housing Policy / Part-Time Students
Part-time students may seek permission from the Campus Life and Leadership Office to live in College-owned residences. Residential part-time students must take a minimum of six College credits and be in good disciplinary standing. They are expected to follow all residential guidelines outlined in the Student Handbook.
Housing Policy / Residency Requirements for Graduate Students
Le Moyne College offers limited housing to full-time graduate students in on-campus houses. Graduate students are expected to follow all residential guidelines outlined in the Student Handbook.
Housing Policy / Early Arrivals
Only international students and students who must stay for athletic or academic reasons (such as student teaching or classes at SU or St. Josephs) or students who work on campus during a break will be allowed to return early from, or remain on campus during, a college break. These students will be required to fill out an Extended Stay/Early Arrival request, have it authorized and then submit it to the Campus Life Office two weeks before they plan to stay on campus during a break or before they plan to return early from a break.
All other students must make travel arrangements to go home during the breaks in accordance with the opening and closing schedule for college breaks. Students who have other commitments like a local job or non-credit bearing internship are advised to adjust their schedules for these commitments to account for upcoming breaks or make arrangements for their own accommodations during the breaks.
Room and Board Agreement
All students living in Le Moyne’s residence halls are required to accept all rules, regulations, policies and procedures in this Student Handbook, the Room and Board Agreement, the Meal Plan/Dining Contract and any other official College publication, including web based publications.
Copies of the Room and Board Agreement and the Meal Plan/Dining Contract can be obtained from the Campus Life and Leadership Office.
The agreement is for room and board on the basis of a full academic year. It is subject to termination only in the event of the student’s withdrawal from the College. Room or room and board charges will be refunded in such an event only to the extent indicated on College schedules, in the Le Moyne College catalog and in the Le Moyne College Student Housing Contract.
Returning students select rooms during the on-campus lottery, usually held in the spring semester. Please refer to the lottery booklet distributed by the Office of Campus Life and Leadership for official procedures and guidelines.
Room and board charges are payable by semester. Payment must be made for the complete semester prior to registration or at registration. A limited number of single rooms are available.
The academic year ends for all students within 24 hours after their last final examination of the semester or on the evening of the day exams end.
Residence halls and the dining hall are not open during Thanksgiving, Semester, and Spring breaks. The last meal will be served the evening of the day exams end. While the College offers lodging to students during the summer academic sessions, there are no board plans available during the summer months.
Changing from Commuter Status to Resident Status
Students who are admitted as commuter students are expected to remain in that status throughout their undergraduate enrollment at the College. Commuter students may request a change to resident status by demonstrating substantial or extraordinary need. Such requests must be submitted in writing to the Campus Life and Leadership Office. If a commuter student becomes a resident student, he or she assumes the same residency obligations as other students.
Changing from Resident Status to Commuter Status
Commuter students must live at the primary home of parents, guardians, or a spouse, within approximately a 30-mile driving radius from campus. Students who wish to change to commuter status must demonstrate substantial or extraordinary need. If a resident student becomes a commuter student, the College no longer has an obligation to provide housing for that student in the future.
The Campus Life and Leadership Office instituted a consolidation policy in 1996. Consolidation requires that a student living alone in a double or triple occupancy room may be moved to another room, accept a roommate assigned by the campus life and leadership office or find another roommate. A student may be required to leave his or her residence hall or suite to satisfy this policy. Please note the following:
1. A space will not be held for a student who takes a leave of absence. Students must inform roommate(s), suitemates or apartment mates if they plan to take a leave of absence.
2. Students returning from a leave of absence may be required to move and will work closely with the residence hall staff regarding their room assignment prior to their return. Every attempt will be made to assign students to the building of their choice as availability allows.
3. Students are prohibited from making a newcomer assigned to their living area uncomfortable or coercing him/her into living somewhere else. Violators of this policy will be referred for disciplinary action and subject to disciplinary sanctions.
WINTER (SEMESTER-BREAK) HOUSING
Students interested in remaining on campus during the semester break may apply for housing by completing an “Extended Stay Housing Form” in the Campus Life and Leadership office. The Campus Life and Leadership Office will inform students whether or not they have been approved to remain on campus during the break. If approved, the Campus Life and Leadership office will confirm each student's winter housing assignment and make arrangements for the student to receive winter session keys (as applicable).
The College reserves the right to require students to vacate their rooms completely over the semester break in order to accommodate semester-break housing needs or to conduct necessary repairs, improvements or inspections.
Students with additional questions about semester-break housing are encouraged to call the Campus Life and Leadership Office at (315) 445-4520.
SPECIAL HOUSING ACCOMMODATIONS POLICY
Students who wish to request special housing accommodations due to a disability should notify the Associate Director of Campus Life and Leadership with the specific request.
Documentation of a disability or medical condition will be required in order to establish the need for an accommodation. Documentation consists of an evaluation by an appropriate professional that relates the current impact of the condition to the request.
Reasonable accommodations depend upon the nature and degree of severity of the documented disability. While federal law requires that priority consideration be given to the specific methods requested by the student, it does not imply that a particular accommodation must be granted if it is deemed not reasonable and other suitable techniques are available. Furthermore, single rooms in particular are reserved for individuals who document substantial needs and for whom living with a roommate is not viable.
RESIDENTIAL POLICIES AND INFORMATION
Absence from Student Residences
Students are expected to monitor all activity in their residence. If a violation of College policy occurs in a student residence, the occupants of that room or unit may be held accountable and subject to disciplinary action for the violation, even if they were not present at the time of the violation.
Access to Residence Halls
An identification card access system has been installed at the main entrance(s) of each residence hall. Residence students gain access to their residence hall by “swiping” their Dolphin cards through a card reader. Residents have access to their assigned building 24 hours a day. Access to other residence halls is limited to the hours of 10 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. Students are required to carry their identification card with them at all times.
Air Conditioner Units
Air conditioner units are prohibited in the residence halls unless authorized by the College.
Alterations to Student Residences
Students may personalize their individual rooms unless it damages the room or offends members of the Le Moyne community. Posters and pictures may be hung from the wall by non-damaging materials. Poster mounts should be used in lieu of glue, adhesive tape, tacks and nails which will damage walls, woodwork, floors and/or ceilings. Flammable materials must not cover ceilings, doorways, windows or more than one third of total wall space. The walls, ceilings and floors in the hallways must be clear of any items/materials at all times.
Students who bring appliances such as television sets, stereos, microwaves, irons and sewing machines should make sure they are in good working order. Extension cords or multiple plugs are not permitted. Any special requirements should be discussed with the residence hall and physical plant staff. It is a good practice to keep all appliances disconnected when not in use. During severe electrical storms, this practice is especially important. The rooms and suites were not designed for cooking. Since cooking and open coil appliances can be extremely dangerous, the following items are not permitted on campus in any student rooms or suites: coffee pots, hotplates, sandwich makers, toasters, toaster ovens and electric grills.
Residents at the townhouses, Le Moyne Heights and Le Moyne View may use any of the above cooking items in their kitchen area only. When using kitchen facilities, students are reminded not to leave any cooking items unattended. Students found in violation of leaving cooking items unattended will be subject to disciplinary action. Space heaters and propane tanks are not allowed in any residential area. Outdoor grills must be at least 15 feet from any building.
Candles and Incense
Candles and incense are not permitted in the residence facilities. Candles and incense will be confiscated and disposed of properly. Residents found with a candle and/or incense in their room/suite/townhouse/apartment will be subject to a $50 fine.
Computer Network Connections
All student residences are equipped with connections to the campus network. In order to access and connect personal computers to the network, users must agree to and abide by acceptable computing standards and utilize appropriate antivirus and other software as set forth by the Office of Information Technology.
Due to safety and liability concerns, the College has limited the use of holiday decorations in the residence halls. UL approved lights are permitted in the residence halls only on artificial trees between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Decorations of any kind are not permitted on doors or ceilings. The College reserves the right to remove improper decorations in the residence halls.
Natural Christmas trees are not permitted in any student residence (including townhouses and apartments). Light strands are permitted, but cannot be in doorways and must have mini-lights, not larger bulbs. No decorations or other room furnishings may be attached to or suspended from light fixtures or fire safety equipment.
Entertaining in Residence Halls
Students may entertain or socialize with others in their individual rooms within the residence halls, provided that the number of people in the room is limited to no more than 12 people and there is no unreasonable noise or other disruption to the community. While students who are 21 years of age or older may legally consume alcohol on campus, all persons in a residence hall room must be of legal drinking age if alcohol is present.
Fire Alarms and Firefighting Equipment
Starting fires, setting off false fire alarms or tampering with fire equipment (fire extinguishers, fire hoses, etc.) is strictly prohibited. Any violations of this regulation will result in a fine, suspension from residence halls and/or possible suspension or expulsion from the College. Heat and smoke detectors are in students’ rooms in many residence halls. The detectors are extremely sensitive. Students are cautioned not to touch these devices. Careless triggering of detectors, including fire exit windows, will result in a $50 fine. Tampering with any fire or alarm equipment and/or discharging a fire extinguisher will result in a refilling charge, a $50 fine, suspension from residence halls and possible further disciplinary action. Failure to evacuate a building during an alarm will result in a $50 fine.
The College supplies beds, desks, desk chairs, dressers and wardrobes in each room. The College does not supply wastebaskets, desk lamps or pillows. Additional items (such as tables, couches) may be included in rooms in the townhouses, Le Moyne View and Le Moyne Heights.
Furniture may not be taken from public lounges for use in individual rooms. Any violation of this policy will result in a $50 fine per furniture item. If individual responsibility cannot be determined, the charge for damaged or missing furniture will be billed to all residents of the residence unit.
Students are not allowed to move assigned furnishings from their rooms, suites or apartments. Under no circumstances should any residence hall furniture be moved outside or placed in storage area.
Guest / Visitation Policy
Coeducation allows men and women to contribute to one another’s education and to form genuine friendships. In the proper context, visitation is a privilege that facilitates personal and social development and enhances the quality of life on campus. However, limitations are placed on visitation in order to protect the privacy rights of all students and to encourage an atmosphere appropriate for an academic community.
For the purpose of this policy, a visitor is a member of the Le Moyne College community who is not an assigned resident of the particular room, suite, apartment, or townhouse. A guest is any person who is not affiliated with Le Moyne College as a current student or employee.
Residential Student Guests
Visitation in the living areas of each residence hall by persons of the opposite sex is permitted only during the following hours:
Harrison, Foery, Mitchell, Townhouses, Le Moyne Heights, Le Moyne View: Weekdays: at discretion of residents, Weekends: at discretion of residents
Dablon, Nelligan, St. Mary’s: Weekdays (Sunday-Thursday): 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Weekends (Friday-Saturday): 10 a.m.-3 a.m.
1. Resident students are permitted to have overnight visitors or guests of the same gender. Overnight visitors/guests must register through the appropriate Campus Life and Leadership staff.
2. Visitor/guest registration will be approved for a period not to exceed three consecutive evenings.
3. Each resident has a right to privacy which outweighs his/her roommate’s visitation privilege. If the presence of a visitor/guest is an inconvenience to a roommate, the visitor/guest should leave. No one should abuse this right by making unreasonable demands.
4. Students violating the visitation policy or the right of privacy of others will be subject to disciplinary action and possible loss of privileges.
5. College policy prohibits male visitors/guests from sleeping overnight in female residences and vice versa.
6. A resident may have a maximum of two overnight visitors/guests at the same time.
Nonresident Student Guests
The following regulations have been established pertaining to nonresident student guests:
1. All overnight guests must register with the appropriate residence life staff.
2. Guests who are not registered and who refuse to register will be removed from the Le Moyne campus.
3. All guests must provide acceptable identification in order to verify their identity (driver’s license, sheriff’s ID or student ID) upon request from any College official.
4. Overnight guests under 16 years of age (including family members) are not permitted.
5. Guest registration will be approved for a period not to exceed three consecutive evenings.
6. The Campus Life and Leadership and security staffs maintain the right to deny guest registration to anyone who has been a disciplinary problem in the past or who appears intoxicated or impaired.
7. College policy states that students are responsible for the actions of their guests. Guests must be escorted by their hosts at all times.
8. College policy prohibits male guests from staying overnight in female residence and vice versa. Those having overnight guests of the opposite sex should coordinate appropriate lodging accommodations.
Resident students are issued a key for their room, apartment or suite when they register in their residence unit and will he held solely responsible for their key. Lost or stolen keys should be immediately reported to Campus Security (Nelligan Hall) and the Office of Campus Life and Leadership. Lost keys will be immediately replaced at the Office of Campus Life and Leadership; however, if the original key is not found or turned in within 48 hours, arrangements will be made to replace the lock. Emergency lock changes will be made at the discretion of the Office of Campus Life and Leadership.
If situations where the loss of a key results in the need to replace the lock, a fine ($70 - $120) will be assessed to each student who does not turn in a key who is housed in the room, suite or apartment where the lock has been changed.
For personal safety and the security of possessions, students are responsible for locking their doors and are encouraged to do so even when they are present in their living area. The College is not responsible for money or valuables kept in student rooms. Losses should be reported to the appropriate Office of Campus Life and Leadership staff member and the Campus Security.
Students who are locked out of their rooms, suites or apartments may ask a staff member to let them into the room. After getting locked out, students will be expected to show their keys to staff members in order to verify that keys are not lost. Students will be charged a $5 fee the first time they are let into their room and $10 each additional time. Staff members will not allow access to any room other than that which is assigned to the particular individual making the request.
Duplicating keys is strictly prohibited and will result in severe disciplinary action including full restitution for appropriate lock changes. Any student who acquires, or uses, a key(s) to rooms, suites, apartments or facilities other than his or her own without authorization of a residence life staff member will be referred for disciplinary action.
Washers and dryers are available in the residence halls. Students are asked to consider others and not monopolize machines. If a machine is out of order, it should be reported to the RA or the office in that residence hall. Washers and dryers work best when not overloaded.
Halogen lamps and multi-armed floor lamps with plastic shades/covers have been deemed unsafe and are therefore not permitted on campus.
Under no circumstances are students permitted to change, or tamper with, any College door locks. Students doing so will be subject to disciplinary action.
Students are not allowed to construct their own lofts without the permission of their hall director. All approved lofts must be free standing, not block windows or doors, and not use any College property as a means of support. Most importantly, every room should be left at the end of the year as it was arranged at the beginning of the year; failure to do so will result in a $100 fine for breakdown and clean-up.
Lounges are located in the residence halls for studying, hall liturgies, socializing, meetings, floor programs, and other activities. All equipment and furnishings in lounges or common areas are the property of the College. Students found responsible for the removal/damage of any equipment and/or furnishings will be subject to disciplinary action.
Student mail and packages are sent to a central pick-up location in Foery Hall. Students wishing to pick up their mail or packages must present their Le Moyne College ID to the mailroom attendant. Students with packages will be notified via email. Any mail or packages not picked up within 2 weeks of arrival will be sent back to the sender. Mailroom hours will be posted in the lobby of Foery Hall. Mail that is not first class, including magazines will not be forwarded after the academic year ends. It is never advisable to send cash through the mail. Students should advise correspondents who send money to do so in the form of personal, travelers or certified checks.
The mailing address for full time undergraduates living on campus is:
Residence Hall Name/Room Number
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214-1301
Maintenance and Repairs
Students should submit any maintenece requests through the online work-order system. Directions for the online work-order system can be found in your hall office.
The playing of musical instruments in student residences that is obtrusive to other residents is prohibited.
Only students assigned to a particular room or unit may live there. Students may be reassigned or consolidated when vacancies exist. The College reserves the right to increase the occupancy of student residences.
Students are not permitted to paint their rooms. If a student believes his or her room is in need of paint, a request should be submitted to the appropriate residence director. If it is determined that painting is in order, a time mutually convenient to the student and the painting staff will be arranged.
For reasons of health and maintenance, pets (except fish in a tank that does not exceed 10 gallons) are not permitted in students’ residence units, the campus center or classrooms. Individuals who violate this policy will be given a chance to remove the pet from the building and be subject to disciplinary action.
Projection of Objects
Students are prohibited from projecting or dropping any object at or from buildings, individuals, cars, etc.
It is important that an atmosphere conducive to study be maintained in residence halls at all times. Students are expected to adhere to reasonable noise levels. Persistent violators may warrant disciplinary action. Responsibility for quiet hours falls on every member of the hall. If students are inconvenienced by noise, they should let the person(s) responsible know their rights are being violated.
Quiet hours on campus are:
Sunday - Thursday 8 p.m. to 10 a.m.
Friday and Saturday midnight to 10 a.m.
During exam weeks, quiet hours are in effect 24 hours a day.
Courtesy hours are in effect 24 hours a day. This means that regardless of the time of day, students are expected to comply with requests from fellow students and/or staff members to contain noise levels to the privacy of one’s room.
Recycling and Trash
In order to enhance the health and safety of the residence hall environment, trash and recycling containers have been removed from residence hall common areas. The College’s trash and recycling policy requires students to empty their trash and recycling regularly into the larger trash and recycling bins placed outside the residence halls. The outdoor bins may be found in the following locations:
• Nelligan Hall: behind Nelligan Hall
• Dablon Hall/Foery: Lot D
• Le Moyne View: behind the complex at the end of driveway near Soule Library
• Le Moyne Heights: Lot L
• St. Mary’s/Harrison Hall: behind Harrison Hall
• Mitchell Hall/Townhouses: Lot G
Students are requested to provide their own trash and recycling containers. Students may receive trash liners at their respective hall office. Rooms and suites that allow significant accumulations of trash and/or recyclables, including empty alcoholic containers, in their rooms or other common areas of the residence hall will be subject to disciplinary action. In accordance with the Onondaga Source Separation Law, the College may impose monetary fines when students are found responsible for improper recycling.
Residence Hall Association
The Residence Hall Association (RHA) serves to unite the residence halls on campus by establishing and fostering a sense of community among the residential students. The RHA is comprised of residence hall council presidents and representatives from each residence hall. The RHA sponsors and encourages activities such as cultural events, sporting events, retreats and various programs designed to enhance the quality of life on campus. Nonresident students are also welcome to participate in RHA programs and events.
Residence Hall Damage Assessment
Implicit in the assignment to a College residence unit is an agreement by the student to be jointly responsible with other residents for the protection of the unit, its furnishings and equipment and to share in the payment for damages sustained. General building damage, floor damage and individual room damages are assessed throughout the academic year.
Individuals who are identified as responsible for damage will be billed accordingly by the Campus Life and Leadership office. Unasigned damages to common facilities will be shared by the students who use these facilities. An itemized list of damage charges will be provided to students upon request.
There are three types of damage charges:
1. All Hall Charge: This is a charge absorbed by all students in a residence unit for damages that occur in an area used by all members of the residence if no individual is found responsible.
2. Floor Charge: This is a charge absorbed by all students on a particular corridor for damages that occur in the corridor, lounge or bathroom area if no individual is found responsible.
3. Individual Damage Charge: This is charged to an individual student who is found responsible for a particular item that was damaged.
Students are held responsible for damages to their rooms during their period of occupancy. At the beginning of the academic year, a residence hall staff member will record the condition of each room on a room condition report which is also signed by the student(s) who will occupy the room. Any time a student changes occupancy, the room condition report form will be used. The room a student vacates is “signed out” and the room the student enters is “signed in.” Upon signing out at the end of the academic year, the student turns in his/her keys to the residence hall office. The residence director will inspect the building and record damage on the room condition report form. At the time of check-out, the student has an opportunity to claim responsibility for any billable damage to his/her living area.
The student will be billed directly from these forms. Any questions concerning damage assessment should be directed to the Office of Campus Life and Leadership.
The College does not supply a refrigerator/microwave rental service; however, an independent refrigerator rental agency provides this service through the Le Moyne Campus Life and Leadership Office.
If students wish to supply their own refrigerators and/or microwaves, they may do so. Refrigerators should be no larger than 3.6 cubic feet and microwaves should generate no more than 700 watts. All refrigerators and microwaves are subject to a safety inspection and must be removed if requested by a residence hall staff member.
Students are not permitted on the roof area of the residence units at any time. The roof is an unprotected area that is not designed for use by residents. Students caught on roof areas are subject to disciplinary action.
Room and Apartment Care
Residents of campus residence halls and apartments are responsible for cleaning their own rooms and keeping the living room neat. The janitorial service is responsible for bathrooms in the common areas. Any complaints regarding janitorial service should be directed to the appropriate residence director. Nails, tacks, decals or masking tape may not be put on walls or furniture.
Sprinkler heads should not be touched or used to hang anything, since contact will release the sprinkler, causing extensive damage.
If students experience a roommate conflict and need help, they should contact their Resident Assistant or Area Director. Campus Life and Leadership staff members will help mediate the conflict or refer students to peer mediation.
Students are not permitted to change their room, suite or apartment without first obtaining authorization from the associate director of campus life and leadership. Students are not permitted to use an empty room for studying, sleeping, storage or any other purpose. Students moving without authorization will be subject to disciplinary action. No room changes are permitted during the first three weeks of the academic year.
The College affirms the right to privacy of the individual. However, official College personnel reserve the right of room inspection when an inspection is thought to be in the best interest of the resident(s) or the common good. Authorized personnel or persons appropriately designated may enter a room at any time for reasons of health, safety or welfare; to retrieve College property; to make repairs; or to inspect room condition or equipment. When possible and appropriate, advance notice will be given.
Night deliveries from local food establishments should be arranged so that delivery persons and student night hosts are not inconvenienced. When deliveries are expected, the individual(s) placing the order must meet the delivery person in the main lobby. Delivery persons will not be permitted beyond lobby areas.
Service and Assistance Animal Guidelines
Le Moyne College provides reasonable accommodations to students living on campus who have documented a disability. The Campus Life and Leadership Office allows service or assistance animals to live with students in their on-campus accommodation upon approval by the director (and/or an office designee). The student will be asked to provide documentation verifying: 1) the student has a disability, 2) the animal is necessary to afford the student an equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling; and 3) there is an identifiable relationship or nexus between the documented disability and the assistance the animal provides.
Service animals are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. Activities of such animals might include, but are not limited to, guiding individuals with impaired vision, alerting individuals who are hearing impaired to intruders or sounds, pulling a wheelchair, or fetching items used in daily living. Service animals are permitted to accompany students who need them wherever they choose to go on-campus.
Assistance animals are not considered service animals and are not permitted in any area other than the student’s on-campus residence and immediate surrounding area.
The Campus Life and Leadership Office may exclude a service animal or assistance animal from housing if it: 1) poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others, 2) would cause substantial physical damage to property, 3) would pose an undue financial and administrative burden, or 4) results in a fundamental alteration of the College’s program(s).
To gain approval to reside with a service or assistance animal, the student must take the following steps:
- Register with Disability Support Services. The student must meet eligibility guidelines for disability accommodations and provide documentation that supports their need for a service or assistance animal.
- Meet with the Director of Disability Support Services and the Director of Campus Life and Leadership (or their designees) to review any pertinent campus-wide policies that may relate to the animal.
- Review and sign the Service and Assistance Animal Agreement.
- Provide evidence that the animal is in good health, and has been vaccinated against diseases common to that breed of animal as recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Veterinary records attesting to that fact must be submitted and approved by the Director of Campus Life and Leadership (or designee) prior to the animal taking residence.
- Meet with a Campus Life and Leadership staff member prior to the animal taking occupancy in order to review the agreement and expectations.
The use of outdoor sporting equipment (including but not limited to balls, frisbees, golf clubs, bats, skateboards, rollerblades and lacrosse sticks) inside the residence halls is prohibited. Indoor use of such equipment poses a threat to the physical safety of residents, can result in damage to college or individual property, and may create noise problems.
Screens may not be removed from windows for any purpose. A fee for replacement will be charged each time the screen is damaged or removed.
The screens on the windows of the first floor bedrooms in the townhouses, Foery Hall, Le Moyne Heights and Le Moyne View are security screens. These screens are for emergency exit only. If in an emergency a student is forced to exit via the window, that student must notify the hall director of this fact.
Non-emergency use of those windows as either an entrance to or an exit from the apartment or abuse of the screens will be dealt with in the following manner:
1. The first violation of this policy will result in letters of warning being issued to the students involved. Those responsible will be fined $50 and subject to additional discipline and sanctions.
2. A second violation of this policy will result in eviction from their townhouses or suite and placement elsewhere on campus and a minimum of disciplinary probation for at least one semester.
Students residing in rooms with security screens will be held responsible for all instances of violations where the actual violator cannot be identified. It is, therefore, in the best interest of those students to keep their bedroom doors locked.
All townhouse storage room doors must remain locked. Students may gain access to the storage areas by contacting the Townhouse hall director. Misuse of storage rooms will result in disciplinary action, including fines.
Students are encouraged to bring and utilize personal cell phones while residing on campus as they are the preferred method of communicating with family and friends.
Telephone service is not available within the residence hall rooms or suites, so all students are encouraged to bring and use their personal cell phones. Emergency telephones have been provided within the residence halls and suites to contact the Le Moyne College Security Office (x4444), or for direct 911 dialing.
The telephones in College offices are not to be used by students for personal calls. Interoffice calls should be made by using the four-digit, direct-dial system according to the office numbers listed in the Resource Guide of this handbook.
In the event of an emergency when a student needs to be contacted while in a scheduled class, students should instruct appropriate individuals to contact either the security office (extension 4444) or the Office of Campus Life and Leadership (extension 4520).
Verizon Wireless has designed and provided the College with a distributed antenna system tied directly to their central services. In-building antennas are strategically placed inside residence halls, academic and administrative buildings to enhance the coverage and usage capacity for Le Moyne students, faculty, and staff members who subscribe to Verizon Wireless.
Due to the potential environmental hazard and significant clean-up costs associated with a mercury spill or contamination, mercury thermometers are prohibited in any student residence or College buildings, excluding the Wellness Center or applicable science or nursing labs.
All College residences are closed during the Thanksgiving break, Christmas and semester break, and spring break. Students wishing to remain on campus during these periods must request permission in writing from the Campus Life and Leadership Office. Students approved to remain in residence halls when they are closed will be charged a daily fee and may be re-assigned to a temporary room in a central area. The College has no liability for personal property left in students’ rooms or units during vacation periods.
Students, who return to their rooms early without the prior approval of the Campus Life and Leadership Office, will be denied access to their rooms or billed accordingly for the daily fee and referred for disciplinary action.
All resident students must vacate their rooms or units and remove all personal belongings within 24 hours after the completion of the students’ last exam or by 8 p.m. on the last day of final examinations, whichever comes first. Failure to leave the residence hall space will subject students to a charge. Graduating seniors may stay until 8 p.m. the day of graduation. All students are responsible for arranging transportation to and from campus for holidays and vacation periods. All applicable dates are published well in advance to allow for proper planning.
Snack and soft drink machines are located in each residence hall. If money is lost in any machine, refunds may be obtained in the security office in Nelligan Hall.
Waterbeds are not permitted in any College residence.
Throwing any items from windows or balconies is prohibited. Hanging outside or climbing from windows is also prohibited. In addition, cooking equipment (including but not limited to gas, electric or coal burning grills) and smoking is not allowed on any balcony.
Withdrawals and Refunds
Residents who withdraw from the College should inform the Associate Director of Campus Life and Leadership prior to moving out. It is the responsibility of all students to make sure they return their keys and appropriately check out with residence hall staff. A vacated room or apartment will be inspected so that an appropriate room damage deposit can be refunded upon final departure from the College. Arrangements for the appropriate refund for board will be made. Refunds for room charges are not available.