(A) Policy statement and purpose
The purpose is to articulate to students living in on campus housing who is required to live on campus, the exceptions for living on campus, when and how room assignments are allotted and/or changes by the office of residence life, as well as how students can initiate a room change.
(1) Residency requirement
There are many benefits to living on campus at BGSU. For this reason, all first- and second-year students are required to reside in university-owned residences as a condition of enrollment. Exemptions from this policy may be granted for first- and second-year students who:
(a) Have lived on campus for four semesters.
(b) Are commuting daily from the permanent homes of their parents, legal guardian or spouse, located within a fifty-mile radius of BGSU.
(i) The office of residence life considers the permanent home address of the student's parent(s) or legal guardian(s) to be the address-of-record on file with federal, state and local tax agencies and where a minimum of one of the student's parent(s) or legal guardian(s) reside.
(ii) Students who qualify to reside off-campus under this clause are required to complete a Residential Verification Form available in the office of residence life. Providing false information to the university is a violation of the code of student conduct.
(c) Have attained junior-level status by the first day of the fall semester.
(d) Are twenty-three years of age or older by the first day of the fall semester.
(e) Are enrolled in a university-approved co-op program.
(f) Have served in a full-time capacity in the military for thirty consecutive months or longer.
(g) Are married.
(h) Are students teaching within a fifty-mile radius of BGSU.
(2) Room assignments
When making room assignments, the office of residence life cannot discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The office of residence life reserves the right, if the need arises, to reassign students to other residences or rooms/suites/apartments within a building for room consolidation, vacancies, maintenance or safety issues, policy violations or disruption of the living environment.
(3) Room/suite/apartment changes
Room/suite/apartment changes, including moves made within suites or apartments, must be initiated with the supervisor of the residence prior to moving. Room changes between university residences must be initiated with the supervisor of a residence before a new room assignment will be offered. A short period is established at the opening of each semester during which no room/suite/apartment or residence changes are made. Requests for room assignment changes will not be honored for reasons involving age, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or religion.
November 1, 2013
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3345
Rule Amplifies: 3345