Major Infractions

1. Destruction of University property or the property of others

Publicity items created by staff members including, but not limited to, bulletin boards, materials on bulletin boards and signage are included in this category.

When the offender is unknown in a room, costs of damage will be assessed against each occupant of the room.

When the offender is known, regardless of the cause of the damage, that person will be charged the cost to repair/replace the damage.

2. Fireworks

Use, storage or possession of fireworks (including sparklers), propane tanks, ammunition, flammable liquids and solvents or hazardous chemicals, included but not limited to gasoline, kerosene, lighter fluid, etc. is not permitted.

Residents are permitted to store charcoal in rooms or living areas, including "presoaked" charcoal.

3. Weapons

Use storage or possession of weapons, including but not limited to knives, paintball guns, BB guns, firearms, epees, and bows arrows is not permitted. (See Residence Hall Policies)

4. Assault/Fighting

Any physical confrontation, including but not limited to fighting and assault that leads to harm or possible harm to others is not permitted.

5. Inconsiderate Behavior

Certain inconsiderate behaviors, including but not limited to the following are not permitted:

  • Excessive lockouts (See Residence Hall Policies)
    • Formal disciplinary action begins after second lockout
  • Threatening language or abusive behavior, includes but is not limited to:
    • Verbal abuse
    • Intimidation
    • Hazing
    • Stalking
    • Prank or unwanted telephone calls
    • Invasion of privacy
    • Any other behavior that creates a hostile environment or unreasonably interferes with an individual's academic performance.
  • Disorderly conduct, which includes but is not limited to:
    • Intentionally provoking conflict with other residents or staff
    • Pranks or any other behavior that may cause physical injury or is potentially dangerous to the health and well being of residents, including threats or acts of self injury (such as attempted suicide)
    • Injury to other residents
  • Defacing University or other personal property including but not limited to:
    • Installing ceiling fans
    • Rewiring lights
    • Adding locks to doors
    • Splicing into existing television cables or splitting or splicing into data cables or outlets
    • Wrapping TV cable
    • Otherwise adding to existing cable
    • Setting up unauthorized wireless access points is prohibited
    • Tampering with telephone hardware is prohibited
  • Failure to comply with Housing policies and procedures
    • Residents and their guests must present proper identification when requested to do so by staff.
    • Students and their guests must comply with a University Official's request when such official is working within the performance of his/her duties.
      • University Officials are any housing staff member regardless of job title, including security officers or other on-site staff under contract.
    • Students are required to schedule and/or maintain appointments with staff members when asked to do so in conjunction with the staff member's duties.
    • Room changes without receiving official authorization from the Housing Office/Resident Director are not permitted.
  • Unsanitary or harmful living conditions created by resident, including leaving dishes/food unattended in public kitchens and maintaining your room in a condition that may prevent safe evacuation.
    • Housing staff, including custodians, will dispose of items left in public areas longer than one day.
      • Respect for fellow residents and Housing staff is shown by properly disposing of garbage and boxes and by not creating unnecessary messes in hallways, individual student rooms, lounges, kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Excessive noise coming from a room or apartment (including playing musical instruments).
    • All sound systems and stereos must be kept inside and speakers must be kept out of window areas, balconies, etc.
  • Inappropriate behavior online, including but not limited to Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, emails, and chat rooms.
  • Not allowing appropriate staff to enter a living space for insect control purposes
    • Residents must allow pest control inspection and control to occur in their living spaces unless a prior medical exception has been filed with the Housing Office.
    • Information about pest control services is available by contacting Housing at 852-6636 or 854-901
  • Allowing the existence of behaviors or items that violate Housing and/or UofL Student Code of Conduct policies.
    • Students have demonstrated an implied consent for the violation(s) and thus may be equally charged for the violation(s)
    • In addition, students will be considered in violation if they fail to remove themselves from incriminating situations and/or fail to report the incident to proper authorities.
  • Other inappropriate behaviors as determined by On-Campus Housing that are determined to be disruptive to the community living environment

6. Elevators

Tampering with and/or abusing a residence hall elevator in any way that is not permitted.  Riding on top of any elevator, forcing doors, and overloading, as well as ringing the elevator bell in an non-emergency situation is prohibited.  Unauthorized personnel are not permitted to enter the elevator shaft.

7. Sexual Conduct

Any sexual activities which occurs without the consent of both parties, not in private, or without the proper consideration given to the rights of other residents is prohibited.

8. Harassment

Harassing language or behavior of any kind, but in particular sexual and discriminatory harassment is not permitted.

Discriminator harassment is defined as physical acts or threats or verbal slurs, invectives or epithets referring to an individual's race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, creed national origin, ancestry, age or handicap that are made with the purpose of injuring the person to whom the words or actions are directed and that are not made as part of a discussion or exchange of an idea, ideology or philosophy.

Sexual Harassment is defined as "Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when (1) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition on an individual's employment, or participation in a university sponsored education program or activity; (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment or academic decisions affecting such individual; or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's employment or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or educational environment."

9. Arson/Tampering with Emergency Equipment

Arson is the setting of fire and tampering with any emergency or safety equipment, consists of but is not limited to:

falsely pulling fire alarms or stopping existing fire alarms is not permitted. (Fines and criminal citations may be issued.)

Covering room doors with paper is a fire hazard and not permitted.

Doors designated as fire doors are to be kept in their required "condition" (either open or closed) as indicated.

Note: DO NOT hang items on sprinkler heads or pipes in rooms/apartments.