Concord's Residence Life program is intended to facilitate individual responsibility. However, there are certain restrictions governing residence halls. Students share responsibility with those around them for making their residence hall the best possible place in which to live. In order to maintain health and safety standards, students are responsible for care and cleaning of their rooms as well as for sharing in the cleaning and upkeep of the hall.
The following electrical appliances may not be used in the residence hall rooms or suites: stoves, hot plates, air-conditioners, immersion heaters (water heating coils), heat lamps, toaster ovens, toasters and any other appliance with an exposed heating coil, electric blankets, electric heaters, and/or any other such appliances that use great amounts of electricity or generate heat. Each residence hall has a kitchenette where approved appliances may be used. North Tower has specific rooms for ironing clothes located on 2nd and 7th floors. Wilson Hall has areas designed for ironing clothes located in the center of each floor near the stairwell entrance.
Volume containers such as kegs are not permitted. Any confiscation shall be permanent, and shall include any paraphernalia items associated with the violation, including, but not limited to: chests, tubs, kegs, taps, pitchers, glasses, mugs, cans, bottles and funnels.
Students are permitted to bring microwaves. Microwaves may not be larger than 0.6 cubic feet. (Must be plugged directly in wall outlet per Fire Marshall)
Motor Vehicles and Parking
All students who possess a valid driver's license are permitted to bring and park their personal vehicle on campus. Any motor vehicle brought to campus is required to be registered, and the owner/primary driver is expected to obtain a numbered parking decal at the Office of Public Safety located in the Rahall Technology Center. Parking decals are valid for one semester and must be revalidated for every semester that the vehicle is on-campus. Complete parking information is provided in the current edition of Concord University Vehicle Registration and Parking Regulations Handbook.
Fish, and other water dependent pets, kept in aquariums (maximum of 20 gallons or equivalent per room) are the ONLY pets permitted in the residence halls. Cats, dogs, ferrets, mice, gerbils, hamsters, birds, spiders, hermit crabs, reptiles, etc., are not permitted. The provided list of non-permitted pets is not inclusive.
A quiet hours policy is in effect from 8:00 p.m. through 7:00 a.m., daily. Prior to and during final examinations, a 24 hour "quiet hour" policy is in effect. All requests to limit noise MUST be honored in order to avoid judicial action. The residence halls were not originally built to accommodate the powerful stereos and speakers of today. If you bring a stereo to campus, please bring headphones. You are also encouraged to purchase a rubber mat to place under any large speakers to reduce vibration to other rooms.
Each residence hall room is permitted a total of two refrigerators which must be UL-approved with a three-pronged, unfrayed power cord. The maximum size for student refrigerators is 5.0 cubic feet.(Must be plugged directly into wall outlet per Fire Marshall)
Combustible materials are strictly prohibited in all residence halls. This includes, but is not limited to, items enumerated under the heading of Items You Are Required To Leave At Home. Confiscation and disposal of such items shall be permanent.
Disabling smoke detectors, or any fire safety equipment, by removing batteries or covering the detector with any material, is a violation of federal fire safety code and strictly prohibited.
Fines/fees shall be determined by either the State Fire Marshall or the Director of Housing and Residence Life.
Smoking is only permitted in a student's private room (when that student does not live on a substance free floor), with the door shut, and with the prior consent of his/her roommate(s). Residents are required to observe this policy at all times. Tobacco use is strictly prohibited in all designated substance free and public residence hall areas. Roommate assignments are based, in part, on smoking preference; however, in the event of a roommate conflict over smoking in the student's room, the University will support the position of the nonsmoker.
When a fire alarm is sounded, all students are required by law to vacate the building.
Visitation by guests of the opposite gender is permitted in every residence hall between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 12:00 midnight, Monday through Thursday. Open visitation, with roommate consent, may occur on Friday beginning at 12:00 noon and lasting until 12:00 midnight Sunday. On Labor Day and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holidays only, open visitation may occur through Sunday night as well. Every guest is subject to University rules and regulations which affirm each student's right to study, sleep and privacy. It is the duty of the resident host to monitor and accept responsibility for the behavior of guests. All guests in any residence hall must be escorted by the host resident of that building at all times. The University reserves the right to deny access to any guest if it has been determined that such person has disturbed, disrupted, or endangered any residents.
The above paragraph is an abbreviated look at the Visitation Policy. A complete version of the policy is found in the Concord University Student Handbook.
Escort Policy: Each visitor(s) of the opposite sex must be accompanied by the host or hostesses within the residence hall they are visiting at all times. Residents can only serve as a host/hostess in the residence hall in which they live. Each resident may escort up to two visitors at a time and must stay with the visitor(s) while the visitor(s) is in the building. Each resident is held accountable for her/his guest(s')/visitor(s') on-campus behavior in accordance with University policies and procedures.
Waterbeds are not permitted in the residence halls.
Weapons or "look alike"/replica weapons may NOT be housed, or carried into a University residence hall. Possession of rifles and firearms (including BB and paint ball guns), ammunition, firecrackers, and/or explosive materials (including carbide) and similar items such as gas-powered guns (including paint and nail guns), and sharp tipped arrows are strictly prohibited. Hunting equipment should be stored elsewhere; contact your Resident Director or the Public Safety Office with any questions.