Behavioral Rules & University Actions
The following are not permitted in any University residential building: firearms, facsimiles of firearms, knives and other weapons of any kind; ammunition; explosives; fireworks; candles, incense, or open flames; gasoline or other flammable liquids; chemicals or hazardous materials; motorcycles or other fuel-powered vehicles; cooking equipment and appliances (except those specifically permitted under the fire safety policy); full-size refrigerators; space heaters; upward-facing lamps of any type; non-switched or lightweight extension cords; appliances that are not UL listed or have an open coil; window curtains and ceiling coverings; string lights; window air conditioners; controlled substances and related drug paraphernalia; alcoholic beverages except in accordance with state, local, and University regulations; any other materials or items representing a danger to the University community. Obtain information on approved items from the University Fire Marshal and your Residential Life Area Office.
The only pets allowed in housing are fish in a small aquarium (no larger than a five-gallon tank). You are responsible for providing appropriate cleanliness and care for the fish during academic as well as break periods.
Any of the following constitute a violation of University regulations and terms of this contract: vandalism; any form of threat to other persons or property; excessive noise or disruptive behavior; smoking in all areas within undergraduate housing facilities and within 30 feet of any undergraduate housing facility; burning incense or other smoldering materials; misuse of the residential or University computer networks; tampering with facilities or equipment; being on roofs and ledges; removal of window screens; throwing objects from buildings; leaving or storing bicycles or any other item in stairways, stairwells, hallways, entryways, or other public areas; interfering with Security, safety, or Residential Life staff performing their duties; and any other behavior that constitutes a perceived or actual danger or threat to property or persons. Additional rules and regulations are contained in the Official Bulletin of the University of Rochester; Standards of Student Conduct: A Guide to the University of Rochester Conduct Process and Policies; in the College’s student handbook; in this contract; the Residential Community Standards materials; the Residential Network Acceptable Use Policy; Residence Hall Area Handbooks; and other notices from the Residential Life Office or University Fire Marshal’s Office.