In response to student requests for substance-free and quiet housing reported by the 2012 Social Life Task Force study, the College will be launching a new housing option for the 2013-14 academic year. Substance-free mean that all residents agree to keep the influences of alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs out of their community. This means no alcohol is permitted in the community and students may not return to the community intoxicated or smelling of alcohol, tobacco, etc. In addition, due to the location of the house, the residence will maintain a quiet atmosphere with no loud parties permitted. For the 2013-14 academic year, Jewett House has been selected as the Substance-Free/Quiet house location. Should there be more interest than can be accommodated at a single location, other small house in the same area may be considered.
Bed assignments will be made by the selection committee. Students may request a double by listing the name of another student who is also submitting an application. Substance-Free/Quiet housing does not guarantee a single-room assignment. While there are some single rooms in Jewett House, double room assignments are the norm. Students who designate a roommate will be given greater consideration in the selection process.
Students who apply for the substance-free house are committing to the program and should a space be assigned may not participate in any further fall term room draw processes (i.e. SuperBlock or Off-Campus Housing applications, on-line or live Sophomore draws, etc.). Should they choose to withdraw from the House they will be housed by the Residential Systems Coordinator during the Summer Housing process. Students who are not offered a spot on the roster may participate in subsequent fall term housing processes.
Applications The deadline has been extened and applications are still being accepted.
Selection Committee Decisions will be made and Students Notified prior to other fall term housing processes.
Guidelines for Residents
1) No alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco products may be in the house. Whether the substances have been used or consumed will not matter in the assignment of disciplinary action if these items are discovered.
2) Residents of the substance-free house are responsible for their guests obeying the guidelines contained herein.
3) Residents of the substance-free house who are of legal age may drink alcoholic beverages or use legal tobacco products elsewhere on campus as long as the effects of the substances do not disturb the other residents of this housing area. Behaviors resulting from substance use that will be deemed disturbing include, but are not limited to, causing a commotion in the hallways, entries, common spaces, bathrooms or student rooms in the substance-free house or its vicinity; leaving a mess in the bathroom or hallway and not cleaning up after one's self; smoking or using smoke producing products in the house or in the adjacent area; and violating the spirit and intention of the substance-free housing area.
Residents who violate the above guidelines will be subject to a warning for the first violation and may be moved from the substance-free area upon the second violation.
Egregious violations of the guidelines may result in immediate disciplinary action as well as being moved from the area.