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Residential Statuses and Stipulations

Residential Policy sanctions are official sanctions issued by the Office of Residence Life, and are available to be issued by the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Failure to comply with sanctions imposed by the Office of Residence Life, or with specific conditions related to the safety and security of any persons or property while a case is pending, will result in more serious disciplinary action.

Residential Status sanctions inform students of their standing within the University housing system. The following sanctions can be applied singularly or in any combination to any individual student for violations of Residential Policies. These statuses are separate from and may be combined with University conduct statuses for cases in which a student is found responsible for violating both Residential Policies and the Code of Student Conduct.


  1. Residential Warning

    This status is a formal warning on behalf of the residential living program and is intended to warn the student about the consequences of continuing such behavior.
  2. Residential Reprimand

    This status is a formal admonition on behalf of the Office of Residence Life community and is intended to clearly document in a student's disciplinary file that his/her behavior has been deemed unacceptable (effective for 1 year from date of incident).

  3. Residential Probation

    This status indicates that a student is no longer in good standing within the University's residential living program. Further violations may result in the immediate loss of eligibility to live in or visit the University's residence and/or dining facilities or in more serious sanctions, as circumstances warrant (effective for 1 year from date of incident)

  4. Residential Suspension

    This stipulation indicates that a student has been temporarily removed from University housing for a specified period of time or until a specified action occurs. A residential suspension involves the student's removal from housing altogether. This status may be limited to a specific facility or applied to all facilities.

  5. Residential Expulsion

    This stipulation indicates that a student has been permanently separated from University housing, its programs, and facilities. A residential expulsion involves the student's removal from housing altogether. 

  6. Residential Relocation

    Temporary Residential Relocation

    This stipulation indicates that a student’s housing assignment has been temporarily changed to a new location on campus for a specified period of time. A residential relocation involves the reassignment of a student's living unit within University housing and usually prohibits the student from returning to the residential area associated with the former living assignment. 

    Permanent Residential Relocation

    This stipulation indicates that a student’s housing assignment has been permanently changed to a new location on campus for the remainder of the semester/academic year. A residential relocation involves the reassignment of a student's living unit within University housing and usually prohibits the student from returning to the residential area associated with the former living assignment. 

  7. Ban from Residential Location/Campus

    This stipulation indicates that a student is not permitted to enter into a specific residential building(s) and/or residential area of campus for a specific period of time, up to and including permanent restrictions.

  8. Pet Statement Letter

    Pet Statement Letter (North Campus)

    All residents of a room/suite are required to sign a Statement for Pet Violation acknowledging the violation of the pet policy that occurred in their room, affirming that the pet will be removed, and agreeing that any future pet violations may result in suspension from campus housing. This form is available in the Office of Residence Life, 111 Waverly Avenue, Suite 200 (above the Health Center). It must be signed in the witness of a Notary Public. A Notary Public is available within the Office of Residence Life; they are also available at most banks and their services are free of charge.

     Pet Statement Letter (South Campus)

    All residents of an apartment are required to sign a Statement for Pet Violation acknowledging the violation of the pet policy that occurred in your apartment, affirming that the pet will be removed, and agreeing that any future pet violations may result in relocation to North Campus housing or suspension from campus housing. This form is available from the Office of Residence Life in the Goldstein Student Center, room 206. It must be signed in the witness of a Notary Public. A Notary Public is available in the Office of Residence Life in the Goldstein Student Center; they are also available at most banks and their services are free of charge.

  9. Guest/Visitation Restrictions

    This stipulation indicates that a student has had their privilege of hosting guests and/or visiting others in housing restricted for a specified period of time, up to and including permanent restriction.