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Community Standards Handbook

Your official OSU Housing and Residential Life Community Standards Handbook for Student Living is your source for policies and procedures while living here at Oklahoma State University.

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Handbook Sections

Letter from the Director

Mission, Vision, Core Values - pg 4

Responsibility and Rights - pg 5

  • Statement of Responsibility
  • FERPA
  • Community Statement

Housing Contract and Assignments - pg 5

  • Check In
  • Check Out
  • Improper Check Out
  • Property Abandonment
  • Common Area Damage
  • Transfers
  • Consolidation
  • Room Selection/Priority Sign Up

Contract Terms and Conditions – 7

  • Conditions of Contract

Move-In Process/Checklist - 8

  • Loft
  • Move In Checklist

Residence Hall Policies - 9

  • Alcohol and Tobacco
  • Drugs
  • Use of Grounds and Facilities
  • Guest Policy
  • Prohibited Items and Appliances
  • Compliance and Civility
  • Noise
  • Pets and Service Animals
  • Sports in the Halls

Safety and Security - 11

  • Keys/Card Access
  • Blue Emergency Phones
  • Severe Weather
  • Fire Safety
  • Smoke Detector and Sprinkler System
  • Personal and Property Safety
  • Room Entry
  • Health and Safety Checks
  • Confiscation
  • Solicitation
  • OSU Police Department

Housing and Residential Life Staff - 15

  • Desk Clerk
  • Academic Mentor(AC)
  • Community Mentors (CM)
  • Leadership Mentor (LM)
  • Ambassadors(AM)
  • Assistant Residential Community Educator (A-RCE)
  • Residential Community
  • Educator (RCE)
  • Assistant Director (AD)
  • Housing and Residential Life
  • Operations
  • Support and Administration

Services - 16

  • Front Desk
  • Cable TV
  • Internet/Computer Support
  • Mail/Email
  • Laundry
  • Lock-outs
  • Vending Machines
  • Maintenance/Repairs
  • Computer Labs
  • Parking
  • Bicycles
  • Recycling
  • Recreation
  • Dining

Academics in our Community – 18

  • Faculty Associates
  • Living Learning Programs

Residential Curriculum - 18

  • Residential Experience
  • Six Pillars

Getting Involved and Leadership – 19

  • Community Council
  • Residence HallAssociation (RHA)
  • Ready to Lead Certificate
  • National Residence HallHonorary (NRHH)

Notice of Nondiscrimination – 20

Annual Security Report – 20

OSU Student Code of Conduct – 20

  • Cowboy Community Standards

Troubleshooting - 21