St. Clair County Community College

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Housing Residential Agreement

2024/2025 Housing Residential Agreement

Welcome!

St. Clair County Community College Housing extends a warm welcome to all residents. Our housing offers residents the opportunity for personal growth through social, cultural, and educational programming as well as community living. As residents begin their stay with us, we encourage thorough reading and understanding of the housing contract and the residential agreement policies. This documentation contains important information that will assist residents in having a successful and positive stay.

Mission statement

Housing at St. Clair County Community College is an accessible, learning-centered living community dedicated to providing affordable housing and quality service to residential students. College Housing serves to help maximize student success by connecting residents with campus resources and fostering a living community of personal and professional growth.

Rights and Responsibilities

The following regulations have been adopted for housing. Residents are expected to abide by all of the following policies and regulations, as well as all policies and regulations listed in the Student Code of Conduct. Any violations will be mediated by College Housing staff and other college administrative staff as designated by the college.

Diversity statement

We recognize the importance of fostering unity and understanding within a community while celebrating the individual. As a college, we are committed to creating and supporting environments of education and growth where all are treated with dignity and respect.

Nondiscrimination statement

St. Clair County Community College is an equal opportunity institution and complies with all federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination. It is the policy of St. Clair County Community College that no person shall be discriminated against, excluded from participation, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, marital status, height, weight, disability, or any other criteria prohibited by law in its academic and vocational programs, activities, admissions, financial assistance or employment.

Note: College Housing reserves the right to reasonably amend this document as needed for reasons including, but not limited to, undefined circumstances, updates, and corrections. These amendments are not to unreasonably burden the contract-agreeing residents. These amendments are to have the purpose of bettering the relationship and communication between College Housing and its residents. If changed, current contract holders will be notified via their student email. Otherwise, annual updates will regularly occur between contract periods.

Emergency

If any incident occurs, call Campus Patrol at (810) 989-5757 and local emergency response at 911 as needed. If after hours, contact the RA on Duty. The number is provided to residents at move-in.

DepartmentOffice
Advising(810) 989-5520
Athletics(810) 989-5662
Bookstore(810) 989-5725
Business Office(810) 989-5513
Campus Patrol(810) 989-5757
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion(810) 989-5600
Enrollment Services(810) 989-5500
Financial Aid(810) 989-5530
College Housing(810) 989-5736
Library(810) 989-5640
Student Wellness (810) 989-5834
Student Conduct(810) 989-5736
Testing Center(810) 989-5555
TRIO(810) 989-5801

Residential staff in housing consists of student and professional employees to create and foster a safe, educational, and professional growth environment. College Housing staff consists of housing administrative staff and resident assistants.

Housing administrative staff

College Housing has professional live-in staff members who oversee daily housing operations and processes, in addition to on-call roles that assist with after-hour needs. The live-in roles supervise student staff, process housing assignments and contracts, and respond to emergency needs. These roles include and are coordinated by the Manager of College Housing, who can be contacted at (810) 989-5622 during normal office hours or in person with a scheduled appointment. To schedule an appointment, please email. The on-call roles are filled by housing administrative staff that may assist with on-call/after-hour coverage purposes.

Housing administrative and/or other college administrative staff may assist in housing appeals or other housing processes as determined by the college.

College hours:

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Residential staff

Resident Assistants are student employees who serve as mentors and help their assigned residents develop academic, professional, and social skills essential for future careers. Resident Assistants also serve as conflict mediators, providing assistance in resolving roommate and interpersonal resident conflicts. Resident Assistants are available to help answer any general questions and assist residents with housing operations, including lockouts, distribution of community rental equipment, receiving mail, parking, and reporting community and/or College Housing facility concerns.

Requirements

Students living in housing must meet ongoing academic and behavioral standards.

Academic requirements
  1. Per semester, residents must maintain minimum enrollment standards. Students must be enrolled in at least 12 credits or 12 contact hours per semester (fall and winter).

Enrollment checks will be conducted prior to move-in, and after the add/drop period for full 16-week classes, to ensure requirements are being met.

Academic Suspension

Students on academic suspension who wish to return to housing must complete the student academic appeal process. Students who are approved to continue taking classes should contact housing staff to discuss college housing eligibility.

For assistance with the student academic appeal process, please schedule an advising appointment at sc4.edu/advising.

Behavioral requirements

Housing residents are required to act in a civil and respectful manner. For the safety and security of all within the community, College Housing reserves the right to refuse housing and/or terminate a resident’s contract based on past and present behavior, including but not limited to items on the applicant’s background check, previous Student Code of Conduct incidents, and previous or current Residential Agreement violations.

Age Requirements

All residents must be 18 years of age or older by the end of their first semester residing in College Housing. Please refer to the Important Resident Dates Calendar found on the College Housing website to identify the end of the fall semester. Any resident still under the age of 18 prior to moving into College Housing must submit a Medical Authorization for Student Alcohol-Drug Testing release to College Housing. If applicable, this form will be sent to the student’s SC4 email during the application process.

Payment Information

Billing

Charges for this contract will be billed to the resident’s student account. Housing pricing and fees for the current calendar year are posted on the College Housing website under “Rates.”

Early Arrival or Winter Break Fee

Additional fees may apply to students utilizing housing for early move-in and/or winter break housing. For more details regarding early arrivals or winter break housing, refer to early arrival and winter break housing.

College Housing will pay all normal or routine charges for gas, water, heat, electricity, and garbage removal. Housing reserves the right to charge additional fees to residents for any extraordinary use of utilities.

By signing and submitting the resident housing contract, the resident agrees to make their payments as outlined in this agreement either by standard payment, financial aid, or via the Nelnet Campus Commerce plan. Prior to move-in, all students must have completed payment, signed up for a Nelnet Payment Plan, or have approval by the financial aid department. For more information on the Nelnet Campus Commerce plan, please call the Business Office at 810-989-5513. 

Housing charges can be paid with most (but not all) forms of financial aid. To verify what aid can apply to housing fees, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 810-989-5530. Note, most forms of athletic scholarships cover a defined tuition amount, but do not cover housing costs.

Note: Students reliant on full-time enrollment financial aid must be enrolled in at least 12 credits per semester (regardless of contact hours). Financial aid is based on credit hour enrollment, not contact hour enrollment. Cases in which residents fail to pay the full amount charged by the listed contract due dates will be handled on a case-by-case basis by College Housing staff and the Business Office.

Late move-in billing

If a resident submits a housing contract more than two weeks after the first day of classes, their charged billing will be prorated based on the time left in the semester. The prorated amount will be determined by College Housing staff and the Business Office.

Residents who submit a signed housing contract and are set to move in after the housing fees are due in the semester are required to pay the housing fees or set up a payment plan with the Business Office prior to moving in.

Payment methods

Payments can be made by the following methods:

In-person

  • Cash, check, money order, credit card (Visa, Discover, MasterCard)
  • Welcome Center or Business Office in the Main Building

Mail

Check or money order:

Business Office address:
Business Office – MB 220
323 Erie St.
PO Box 5015
Port Huron, MI 48061-5015

Note: Please make checks payable to St. Clair County Community College

Online

  • Credit card (Visa, Discover, MasterCard)
  • Nelnet Campus Commerce payment plan (Visa, Discover, MasterCard, American Express, ACH)
Additional Housing Fees

Housing reserves the right to add additional housing fees for the items further outlined in this document, including but not limited to:

  1. Restitution fees for property damage other than general wear and tear.
  2. Resident lockout fees for excessive key card replacements.
  3. Mail key replacements/required mailbox lock changes due to lost mail keys.
  4. Cleaning fees after checkout for rooms vacated in poor condition.
  5. Winter break or early/late-stay requests.
  6. Removal of room items/failure to return room items.
  7. Damage/cleaning fees resulting from pet feces (applies to residents approved for emotional support or service animals only).
Replacement Key Fee

College housing uses key cards for entry to the building and individual rooms, provided to the resident at move-in. It is the responsibility of the resident to keep track of their individually assigned keys. If a resident loses their key, they are to contact housing staff during front desk hours, or the RA on Duty after hours to get a replacement key. Residents are provided their first key upon move-in and first replacement key free of charge for each semester. Subsequent replacement keys will result in a progressive key fee being charged to the student account. The second replacement key fee is $10, the third replacement key fee is $20, the fourth replacement key fee is $30, and so forth. Students can view the charges on their student account and make payment via the SC4 student portal.

Lost mail keys may result in a $30 replacement fee charged to the student account of the resident who lost the key.

Contract and Termination

Duration of the contract

The resident housing contract is for the entire academic year, including fall and winter semesters. Residents who need to leave the college before the conclusion of the academic year must submit the housing contract termination request form prior to the last day it is due. This date is listed in the “Important Resident Dates” calendar found on the College Housing website. See the Contract termination procedure for more details.

Contract cancellation prior to Fall move-in

Residents may cancel their signed and submitted housing contract for any reason and with a full refund prior to July 15 leading up to the academic year of the contract. A cancellation fee of $500 is required to cancel a housing contract on or following July 15, and provided that the resident has not yet moved in.

If a resident chooses to cancel their contract prior to move-in, the resident’s vacancy will be offered to the next student on the waitlist.

If a resident wishes to reapply to housing after canceling their contract, the resident will be added to the end of the waitlist and offered a vacancy as available.

Contract cancellation prior to winter move-in – New students

If a student wishes to move-in for the winter semester, they may cancel their housing contract for any reason and with a full refund so long as the resident has not yet moved in.

Refund policy

College Housing has a zero-refund policy unless otherwise noted in this document. It is for this reason that semester payments are separate. A resident may appeal for a refund through the contract termination process. Any refund amount will then be decided by College Housing staff and the Business Office. A resident may submit their appeals by emailing housing@sc4.edu.

Note: Refunds are generally only offered to students who are requesting to terminate their contract due to reasons or significant changes beyond the control of the resident and/or College Housing

Contract termination

A resident may request to terminate their housing contract (See “Contract termination procedure”).

College Housing reserves the right to terminate a resident’s housing contract for any of the following reasons:

  1. College Housing staff agree College Housing is unable to provide a policy-abiding, safe, and secure livable space for the resident.
  2. The resident does not complete enrollment or registration, withdraws from all classes, graduates or does not re-enroll, fails to maintain academic requirements, fails to complete payments on time, or violates the terms of this housing contract or the St. Clair County Community College Student Code of Conduct.
  3. The resident abandons the space with owed and unpaid housing charges, or College Housing has reason to believe the resident has vacated the space with no intent to return.
  4. The resident and College Housing staff mutually agree to terminate the contract.
Contract termination procedure

Residents requesting termination of their housing contract must submit the Housing Contract Termination Request form, available at the residence hall front desk or the housing office. This form is to be completed and turned in to the front desk or the Manager of College Housing. If a resident moves out without completing a Housing Contract Termination Request form, they may continue to be responsible for the financial obligations of their contract. Filling out the Housing Contract Termination Request form does not guarantee the resident will be released from the financial obligations of the contract. For this reason, it is recommended that residents do not sign any other leases or contracts for other housing options until they are notified in writing of their confirmed contract termination.

Valid contract termination reasons include but are not limited, to:

  1. Graduation.
  2. Transferring schools.
  3. Member of the military called to active duty.
  4. Other.

In order for a resident to withdraw from living in College Housing in the winter semester, the resident must submit the Housing Contract Termination Request form by the listed dates in the “Important Resident Dates Calendar” found in this document. If a resident wishes to re-apply for housing after canceling their contract, the resident will be added to the end of the waitlist and offered a vacancy as available.

If a resident wishes to withdraw from housing in the winter semester after the last listed date to submit a Housing Contract Termination Request form, the resident may appeal in writing by contacting housing@sc4.edu. Submitting a contract termination appeal does not guarantee the release of the resident from the financial obligations of second semester.

During the contract termination procedure, the resident may appeal for a refund, provided the contract will be terminated (see “Refund Policy”).

Emergency removal or relocation

College Housing reserves the right to remove a resident from their contracted space and terminate the resident’s contract if the following occurs:

  1. The resident, or guest of said resident, has violated the policies outlined in this agreement.
  2. It is believed that the continued presence of the resident and associated guests violates the safety and security of any member of the housing community. Members include residents, guests, campus visitors, staff, and faculty.

If needed, the resident will partake in an emergency removal meeting including College Housing staff. Upon review of the actions of the resident and the mutual agreement of the staff, the resident will be escorted and required to vacate their space immediately.

Residents removed from College Housing for conduct reasons will remain financially responsible for the full room and board of the semester as outlined in their housing contract. Additionally, College Housing reserves the right to regain accessibility and possession of the assigned space.

Abandonment

If College Housing concludes that a resident space has been abandoned and the resident has no intent to return to the space, it reserves the right to terminate the resident’s contract and regain rights to the contracted space. College Housing will attempt to make contact with the resident to return any abandoned property. If the resident fails to reclaim the property, College Housing reserves the right to discard the property after thirty calendar days of the contract termination.

Assignment changes

Resident-initiated assignment change

Residents may switch their room assignment with another resident if eligible to do so and with the approval of the Manager of College Housing. A resident may not switch assignments with a vacant space and must switch assignments with another contracted resident of the same room type and pricing. A resident may only switch assignments of a different room type and pricing between fall and winter semesters with approval of the Manager of College Housing.

Note: Roommates must be of the same gender. For gender-inclusive living accommodations, residents should contact the Manager of College Housing.

To request a resident-initiated assignment change, the residents wishing to exchange assignments must submit a Resident-Initiated Assignment Change Request form, available at the front desk. No one is allowed to bribe or pressure a resident to make a room assignment change in any fashion. This includes but is not limited to financial incentives, rewards, harassment, or threats. Any resident found influencing another resident’s decision to a resident-initiated assignment change may have their contract terminated and/or have all other requested room assignments denied.

Housing-initiated assignment change

At any time, College Housing reserves the right to reassign contract-holding residents to other room assignments (including vacant spaces) within its residence hall. For this reason, in-room residents living with a vacant space are required to do the following:

  1. Keep the vacant space clean, unused, and available.
  2. Upon assignment, accept a new roommate to the space.

When possible, College Housing will notify the in-room resident when a new resident has been assigned and is expected to move into the space. However, in some instances, it is not possible to give advanced notice, and for this reason, the college requires vacant spaces to be available for move-in at all times. Failure of an in-room contracted resident to comply is a violation of the contract and may make the in-room resident responsible for the full financial room and board costs of the space or make the in-room resident eligible for housing code of conduct violations, and/or contract termination as decided by the college.

Sublets

Subletting in College Housing is prohibited. Residents who sub-lease or attempt to sub-let their units may be eligible for contract termination as determined by the college

Illegal occupancy (squatting)

All residents living in College Housing must have signed and submitted a housing contract. Students who have not submitted and received approval of a housing contract are not allowed to live in housing under any circumstances.

Residents may not allow any person to live or stay beyond the guest policy duration in their room. Residents who allow others to live illegally (squat) in their room may be eligible for contract termination as decided by the college.

Live-in minors, children, or dependents of housing residents are prohibited from residing in housing.

Individual/group damage and loss assessment

Care of property/damage

Residents are responsible for keeping College Housing-owned equipment and furnishings in good, clean condition. College Housing is not responsible for the theft, loss, or damage to any personal property owned by residents, guests, or other in-building personnel. College Housing does not insure a resident’s personal property. Residents are encouraged to obtain their own insurance coverage on personal belongings.

Residents will be held financially responsible for any damages, lost property, or unusual service or repair to their room assignment caused by accident, neglect, or intent. When more than one resident occupies the same room and responsibility for damage cannot be determined by College Housing, costs will be assessed and divided equally among the roommates.

When damages occur in the communal hall areas and the resident(s) responsible for said damage fail to report and take responsibility for the damage, College Housing reserves the right to assess, divide and assign damage costs equally to the residents of the surrounding rooms. Residents can appeal the charges up to 30 days after the charge has been added by contacting the College Housing. Any residents who have information as to who is responsible for communal damages should immediately report it to College Housing staff.

Storage

College Housing does not provide any storage spaces for personal property other than the room assigned. Personal property of residents left unattended in communal areas of the building will be placed in lost and found with campus patrol or private storage in housing.

Business

Residents are prohibited from using their contracted space or the communal housing spaces (common area, hallways, etc.) for third-party business reasons. Residents are not allowed to use said spaces for financial transactions, fundraising, marketing/soliciting, or personal business operations. Failure to comply with this policy violates housing and college policy.

Expectations

Each resident agrees to conduct themselves in a manner that is conducive for fellow residents to study, live, and sleep. Each resident agrees to not disturb the environment and agrees to demonstrate reasonable efforts to resolve housing problems.

Residents also agree to hold the college, its agents, and employees harmless from all damage, liability, or loss caused by the resident or resident’s guest(s) from the negligent, illegal, or intentional misuse of the room.

Residents have the rights and responsibility to:

  1. Maintain a clean living environment that supports their academic success.
  2. Govern their space in an adult manner.
  3. Understand all policies and procedures in the housing contract and St. Clair County Community College Student Code of Conduct.
  4. Treat community members respectfully, regardless of any of the following, including but not limited to gender, sexual orientation, race, heritage, religion, or disability.

Substance-free living

College Housing is a substance-free living environment. By choosing to live in housing, all residential personnel, including housing staff, agree to keep all residential spaces — public and private — free from any and all alcohol, drug, or smoking-related substances/paraphernalia. Substances include but are not limited to:

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco products (including smokeless)
  • E-cigarettes and vaping pens
  • Drugs and drug paraphernalia (including medicinal marijuana)
  • Illegally obtained prescription medications

Residents who want to and are of legal age to consume alcohol or smoke legal products agree to responsibly do so off the St. Clair County Community College campus and housing property. If returning to housing, of-age residents under any influence of alcohol or legal substances agree to remain in their private rooms for the rest of the duration of their intoxication/influence. Physical housing communal presence of any aged resident under the influence of alcohol or other substances violates housing policy.

Alcohol policy

No alcoholic beverages or alcohol paraphernalia will be allowed on the college premises including College Housing. Alcohol paraphernalia includes but is not limited to empty containers, bottles, kegs, and boxes. The alcohol and/or empty containers will be discarded by the resident and housing staff member. Any nonresidents of the room will be documented and asked to leave. Every student in the room at the time that alcohol is discovered will be subject to the Housing Code of Conduct or Student Code of Conduct process. Students who do not live on campus are not exempt from St. Clair County Community College’s alcohol policy. Students in the presence of alcohol violations within housing may also be held responsible for alcohol and/or student code of conduction violations.

Smoking and tobacco

The Board of Trustees of St. Clair County Community College recognizes the health dangers created by smoking and hereby prohibits the use of any tobacco products and paraphernalia — whether smoking, chewing, or otherwise — anywhere on the St. Clair County Community College campus, including buildings, sidewalks, parking lots, building entrances, common areas, in college-owned vehicles and in College Housing.

St. Clair County Community College prohibits the use of all tobacco products (cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, loose-leaf tobacco, electronic cigarettes, hookahs, and smokeless tobacco) on campus and in College Housing. Therefore, use of chewing and smoking tobacco is prohibited inside and outside of any room, building, and parking lot in housing as well as any building or parking lot on the campus of St. Clair County Community College.

Residents may be subject to the Housing Code of Conduct and Student Code of Conduct process for smoking inside or on College Housing property. Additionally, the smell of smoke inside a room, which indicates smoking in the room has occurred, also finds residents responsible for housing code of conduct violations. Any evidence of smoking discovered inside or outside of any room will also result in a substance-free policy violation.

This policy also includes the smoking of marijuana (illegal and legal medicinal use) and chewing tobacco spitting containers. Students will be subject to the housing code of conduct process and legal processes for the smell or detection of marijuana (including for medicinal purposes) inside any housing room.

Drug-free workplace

The Board of Trustees of St. Clair County Community College acknowledges that the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students or by employees is detrimental not only to the health and well-being of the employee and students but also detrimental to the discharge of their respective responsibilities. Such use, possession, or dispensing of illicit drugs or abuse of alcohol is inconsistent with the college’s purposes of higher education and the college’s attitude toward the use of drugs or alcohol by its students and employees.

It shall be the policy of this college that there shall be no illicit use of drugs or abuse of alcohol allowed by students or employees on the college’s property or at or as a part of any institutional activities.

No employee or student shall unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess, or use any controlled substance or alcohol while on the college property or at any institutional activity.

Students found in possession of illegal drugs and/or paraphernalia of any type will be subject to legal action and possible eviction.

All prescription medication must be labeled with a pharmacy label and must be prescribed to the resident of the room.

Suspected drug use

College Housing reserves the right to mandate resident drug testing if College Housing has reasonable cause to believe the resident may be using prohibited substances as listed above. Reasonable cause includes but is not limited to:

  1. Abnormal behavior and/or shown symptoms of consumption.
  2. Odor on person or in room/hall space.
  3. Referral or reporting from another resident/roommate, college staff and/or faculty member.
  4. Falsely set off fire alarms.

If a resident refuses to comply with a College Housing-requested drug screening, the college will assume the refusal is an admission of guilt, at which the college reserves the right to terminate the resident’s contract. College Housing will pay for the requested drug screening.

If the drug screening results are positive, College Housing reserves the right to terminate the resident’s contract. At the discretion of College Housing staff, the resident may be offered a substance recovery probationary period. If implemented (with mutual agreement of the resident), the resident agrees to the following for the following 30 days:

  1. No cause or involvement with resident conduct infractions of the residential agreement including the substance-free living expectations on and off housing campus.
  2. At the end of the probationary period, the resident must pass another mandated drug screening test. A second failure will result in the termination of the resident’s housing contract.

Failure to abide by the substance recovery probation period requirements will result in the termination of the resident’s contract and dismissal from housing.

College Housing reserves the right to refer drug-screening results of residents to legal authorities and other campus staff and faculty.

Daily living

24/7 Courtesy Hours

Residents are to be courteous of others in terms of noise they are causing at all times. The activities of a resident should not be able to be heard more than approximately 10 feet (generally two doorways away in Huron, or one doorway away in Bard).  

Quiet hours

Additionally, College Housing has enacted quiet hours during the following times:

11 p.m. to 8 a.m. Daily

During these times, residents agree to not partake in any loud noise-producing activities, not including the use of essential living facilities such as showers, toilets, sinks, and the kitchen.

During quiet hours, students are to use headphones for any noise producing devices (Computers, Phones, Game consoles, TVs, Speakers, Instruments, etc…) when able to do so. At minimum, noise should not be able to be heard outside the door of the unit, or through the walls/ceilings of other units.

During quiet hours, noise from the Huron commons area should not be able to be heard from the front desk or beyond. Music is not permitted to be played aloud in common spaces during these times, and the TV must be kept to a minimum volume.

For any noise complaints, residents can respectfully ask their neighbors to quiet down, or utilize the Resident Assistant on duty for anonymous reporting.

Residents who persistently violate quiet hours may be subject to the housing code of conduct process. During final exam periods, 24/7 quiet hours are enacted for studying and sleeping purposes, and overnight guests are not allowed. Housing will notify residents in advance of these durations.

Keys and Lockouts

If a resident loses a housing keycard or becomes locked out of their room, they can receive a replacement keycard from the front desk during normal hours. When outside of normal front desk hours, the resident is to contact the RA on duty for assistance. Refer to the “Replacement Key Fee” section for fee information.

It is prohibited for a resident to duplicate or attempt to duplicate any housing keys or keycards.

Parking

College housing provides reserved parking for residents on a first-come first serve basis in the Huron Street parking lot. Free 24/7 city parking can also be found in the Marion Manor Parking Lot located next to Bard Street Housing. Residents can pick up their annual parking pass at the front desk.

Note: College Housing parking is shared with an adjoining city lot. Residents are encouraged to park only in confirmed designated resident spots. College Housing is not responsible for any city parking or towing fees. It is the responsibility of the resident and guest to understand the City of Port Huron parking regulations. Residents who illegally park in the designated St. Clair County Community College lots (double parking, in handicap spaces, blocking the driveways, broken-down vehicles, in reserved places for college staff, etc.) may be ticketed or towed at owner’s expense.

Bikes

College Housing provides bike racks for resident use and communal bikes for residents to check out during fall and spring. It is recommended that residents use U-Lock bike locks to secure their bicycles. Any bicycles left on college housing property after move-out or locked to anything other than the bike racks are subject to be discarded by the college (see “Abandonment”).

Meal rates and plans

Housing does not require residents to purchase a meal plan, however residents can learn about meal plan options on the college housing website.

Laundry

Laundry washers and dryers are available for use by residents at standard costs ($1.50 for wash, $1 for dryer). A coin machine is provided in each laundry facility. Residents are expected to provide their own laundry products. Washer and dryer use for non-residents is prohibited.

Mail

All residential mail is to be sent using the post office box listed below. All mail is processed internally through the St. Clair County Community College print shop. Mail is picked up from the PO box, processed in the print shop, and delivered to housing every business day. Please note: If a package is delivered to the PO box over the weekend, the mail will typically be delivered to the residence hall the following business day.

Note: Mail not addressed properly may have difficulty being delivered, and/or resident packages may be left unsecured at the front door of housing. College housing is not responsible for the security of any packages not addressed correctly or not delivered to the college’s PO box. 

College Housing staff reserves the right to return mail to sender if the mail is not addressed to the legal name of current in-house contracted resident or personnel.

Please send mail to the following address:

(Student’s name)
SC4 College Housing – Huron or Bard
PO Box 5001
Port Huron MI, 48061-5001

Guests

All guests are to check in using the sign-in sheet or QR code and must have a photo ID on them at all times.

Residents must be with their guests at all times while in housing. Additionally, residents are responsible for the behavior of their guests and are to ensure that guests follow all housing policies.

All roommates must agree to guest visitations and overnight stays in the resident assigned spaces. Guests may not stay longer than two consecutive nights and no more than 10 nights total per semester. Overnight guests under the age of 18 are not allowed in housing.

Overnight guests are prohibited during 24/7 quiet hours, which occur during final exam periods. These durations will be announced to residents in advance and are listed in the Important Resident Dates calendar on the college housing website.

Residents are permitted to have guests under the age of 18 only during the hours of 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Residents with guests under the age of 18 must have completed the Minors Visitation Permission form, including written permission from a parent or legal guardian. This form can be picked up and turned in from the housing office.  

Community Resources

College Housing offers residents access to community resources such as TVs, Commons spaces, bike rentals, and other rental equipment. Residents are expected to share community resources equally with other residents. Failure to share community resources equally may result in College Housing placing limits on the use of community resources by residents.

Kitchen use and cooking policy

The commons kitchen in College Housing is provided as a convenience for residents as a self-serve area to prepare meals beyond a microwave option but less than a full-service kitchen.  The kitchen is not designed as a large-scale meal preparation area and therefore is limited in function.

Permissible Kitchen Uses:

Oven

  • Warming prepackaged food (TV dinner, premade lasagna, pizza, chicken patties, etc.)
  • Broiling hamburger, steak, etc.
  • Baking ham, turkey, chicken, etc.

Stovetop

  • Boiling water (pasta, hardboiled eggs, oatmeal, etc.)
  • Warming (spaghetti sauce, soup, etc.)

Prohibited Kitchen Uses:

  • Unattended cooking — someone needs to be present at all times.
  • Burning food (excessive smoke is not allowed at any time. Items shall be cooked at proper temperatures.)
  • Stove-top grease cooking (frying of any kind is not allowed — this includes oil and butter.)

Other Important Considerations:

  • Residents must ensure oven, stove, and other self-contained grills are turned off after use.
  • All remaining food and other trash must be properly disposed of.
  • Counters and other work surfaces must be properly cleaned after each use.

Residential staff shall enforce the cooking policyIt is required of all residents to follow the policy and remind all community members to follow the policy. Improper use of the kitchen may result in loss of cooking privileges. 

Residents are required to provide their own cooking items and dishware. It is recommended that all dishes and food are stored by the student in their room. All unattended/unclean items will be disposed of by housing staff on a morning basis.

Appropriate attire

Dress, grooming, and personal cleanliness standards contribute to the ambiance and character of the college and College Housing. College students are required to adhere to prevailing standards of good judgment in their choice of attire and are expected to conduct themselves in a way that best represents themselves and the college. Residents are required to be fully clothed while in common spaces (indoor and outdoor) of housing. All residents must wear some form of acceptable footwear, pants/shorts, and a shirt while in the housing commons area. Bare feet are unacceptable in the housing commons area.

Housekeeping and Maintenance

Residents are expected to maintain a standard of cleanliness within their assigned rooms that deters health and safety hazards including but not limited to pests and rodent infestation, mold, and bacteria. Additionally, it is the expected responsibility of all residents who choose to use the communal facilities (laundry washers and dryers, kitchen, public restroom, common space, and furniture) to maintain a clean environment for the entire community.

If pests or rodents are discovered anywhere within housing, residents are expected to report them to any College Housing staff member immediately. 

Residents are expected to report any discovered or caused damage to the housing facilities to any member of College Housing staff. The following problems should be reported immediately: discharged fire extinguisher, malfunctioning smoke detector, pipe leaks, broken tile or cracked grout, ceiling or wall leaks, and appliance malfunctions.

Room inspection, entry and search

College Housing reserves the right of entry into the resident’s room to assure proper maintenance and repair, to provide for health and safety of all residents, to assist residents with lockouts, and/or to investigate when there is a reason to believe that violation of a state regulation, housing policy, or college regulation is occurring within the resident’s room. Rooms should be kept clean and free of health hazards. Illegal items will be confiscated, and students found with illegal materials will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action. A minimum of two room inspections will be conducted per semester.

When possible, maintenance and/or College Housing will work to provide the residents prior notification of an upcoming room repair service/room entry. Maintenance will leave notices for residents after entry of the room for repair requests.

Requests for repairs in a room

Residents can make room repair requests by emailing housing@sc4.edu or contacting a professional Housing Staff Member and/or the RA on Duty.

In the event of an immediate emergency issue with a room or other building facility, a resident should inform a College Housing staff member immediately. If after front desk hours, please call the RA on duty (phone number posted at the front desk). The following should be reported immediately: loss of electricity, gas leaks, water/plumbing issues, structural issues, and heating issues.

Residents are expected to take initial responsibility for the handling of plunging clogged toilets/private bathroom drains before submitting a repair request.

Decorations or alterations to room and furniture

Residents are not to make any modifications — whether structural, electrical, or involving the plumbing — to the housing and room facilities, nor to attempt any construction or remodeling no matter how minor. No furniture may be removed from the resident’s room. Residents are not allowed to decorate any wall or other surfaces with paint, wallpaper, paneling, or contact paper. Walls that need repainting are painted in between academic years. Carpet squares that need to be replaced are replaced in between academic years. Residents who wish to personalize their rooms must exercise good judgment to ensure their safety as well as the safety of others living in the community. The following guidelines should be observed:

  1. Construction, decoration, or arrangement of furnishings in a manner that hinders easy exit from a room is not permitted. No obstacle should prevent a door from completely opening.
  2. Excessive amounts of burnable material should not be kept.
  3. Decorative items and other paraphernalia such as cloth, netting, paper, parachutes or any other highly combustible material may not be hung from the ceiling or from other overhead room structures.
  4. Open-flame decorations (e.g., candles, oil lamps, wax-melting devices, and incense) are prohibited.
  5. Hanging outdoor banners/flags and public posting on the exterior of doors or in windows is prohibited. (College Housing staff door decorations are exempt from this policy.)
  6. Painting or writing on doors and walls is prohibited.
  7. Nails should not be used on the walls or furniture. Decorations may be hung with 3M Command strips and hooks. Do not use double-sided tape.
  8. No alcohol, smoking, or tobacco advertisements. Signs and/or bottles are prohibited.
  9. No items shall be hung outside of windows.
  10. Roommates should agree on the decorations in their room.
  11. Window screens should not be taken out of the window and nothing should be passed through them.

College Housing provides furniture by New England Woodcraft. When rearranging the furniture, it must be arranged in a fashion that aligns with New England Woodcraft-approved configurations. All furniture provided in College Housing, including but not limited to mattresses, chairs, tables, beds, dressers, and closets, must remain in their assigned rooms and communal spaces.

Mattresses may not be substituted. Residents are not permitted to bring in their own mattresses.

There will be a charge for damages to the room, furniture, and appliances. The charge depends on the damage.

Prohibited Items

For the safety and security of housing residents, guests, staff, and facilities, the following items are prohibited. Please note: This list is not holistic; thus, College Housing reserves the right to remove additional items not listed on a case-by-case basis. If a resident has a question or concern as to what items are permissible, the resident should email housing@sc4.edu.

Technology/electrical

  • Wireless routers
  • Consecutive extension cords/outlet adapters (Daisy Chaining)
  • Electric blankets
  • Halogen lamps or bulbs
  • Heating pads without an automatic shutoff
  • Subwoofer speakers
  • Tanning beds
  • Space heaters
  • Humidifiers

Food/cooking

  • Any appliance with exposed elements/flames
  • Grills (a mini-grill is offered in the communal kitchen)
  • Coffeemakers without an automatic shutoff
  • Rice cookers without an automatic shutoff
  • Popcorn poppers
  • Slow cookers
  • Toasters of any kind (communal toasters are provided in the kitchen.)
  • Refrigerators larger than 5.5 cubic feet

Room modification

  • Bed risers (height of bed is adjustable)
  • Satellite dishes
  • Third-party door locks or latches
  • Vent covers
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Pesticides (bug bombs, poison bait)
  • Housing communal furniture in resident rooms
  • Individual washer and dryers
  • Bidets
  • Personal Mattresses

Standard policy/fire safety

  • Firearms, explosives, weapons (including nerf/paintball/airsoft/pellet/BB guns, and for decorative purposes)
  • Drug, alcohol or smoking paraphernalia including but not limited to cigarettes and vape pens
  • Flammable liquids, incense, burning candles, wax-melting incense and accessories
  • Any sleeping accessory that prevents the notification of a fire or severe weather alarm
  • Gasoline, highly flammable substances and general fire hazards
  • Stolen property

Other

  • Fog machines
  • Amplifiers without headphone jack and use
  • Pets (see “Pet Policy”)
  • Hoverboards
  • Excessive amounts of greenery (beyond a potted plant)
  • Pianos and organs (keyboards with headphone jack accessibility are permissible)
  • 3-D printers
  • Trampolines
  • Water beds, water-related furniture or pools
  • Excessively large exercise equipment (weight machines, treadmills)
  • Hammocks for inside use (storage of hammocks for outside use is permissible)
Accommodations

If a prohibited item listed above is needed for accommodation (health, religious practice, etc.), please contact College Housing to make approved arrangements at housing@sc4.edu.

Weapons policy

St. Clair County Community College Board Policy 2.18 prohibits weapons on campus, applicable to all students, staff and guests of St. Clair County Community College. All weapons are prohibited on St. Clair County Community College property except as permitted under the limited circumstances described in the Weapons Policy.

Please refer to the St. Clair County Community College policy for more information. Anyone who witnesses a violation of St. Clair County Community College’s weapons policy should contact Campus Patrol at (810) 989-5757. Violations of federal, state or local laws or college policies may result in discipline up to and including expulsion from the college, criminal charges and monetary fines for personal injuries and property damage.

Pets and Service Animals

Pet policy

College Housing prohibits animals of any kind inside or outside of housing, with the exception of emotional support or service animals.

Should an employee of St. Clair County Community College discover a pet that is not allowed by the college (cats, dogs, reptiles, etc.) within College Housing, the employee has the authority to remove the pet and place it with the county Humane Society. Residents will receive a pet fine of $30 if animal feces are discovered anywhere in the room at any time. Fines will increase by $10 for each additional incident of continued noncompliance.

Emotional Support Animals (ESAs are not service animals)

Residents requiring the assistance of emotional support or service animals in housing must provide appropriate documentation and receive approval through The Office of Disability Support Services and College Housing prior to obtaining the animal. Please contact the Office of Disability Support Services at (810) 989-5558 to request accommodations for emotional support or service animals. Additionally, residents should contact housing@sc4.edu to arrange room placement and roommate assignment accommodations as soon as possible.

Check-in

At the beginning of each semester, residents must check in no earlier than the posted move-in dates. Specific move-in dates can be found on the Important Resident Dates Calendar on the College Housing website. Students who need to check in but arrive after posted check-in hours can call the RA on Duty phone number provided to residents in their move-in information. Upon check-in, students will receive their room keys and room condition inventory report.

Late arrivals

Residents may check in any time after their assigned check-in time. However, residents are still responsible for attending housing orientation, which takes place after the scheduled move-in dates. For these dates, please refer to Important Resident Dates Calendar on the College Housing website.

Room condition inventory report

All residents are required to fill out an assigned room condition inventory report at check-in. The room condition report is to be turned back into the front desk within one week of check-in. Additional copies of this form may be picked up from the College Housing Office. If a resident fails to submit a room condition inventory report after moving in, the resident will assume responsibility for all damage to the room upon move-out.

Checkout

Checkout procedures follow the end of contract terms, contract reassignment, or contract terminations. When a resident moves out of the room, they must return all keys, parking permits, and complete a final checkout form at the front desk. Failure to submit all keys and parking passes may result in housing fees charged to the student account. In a contract reassignment, residents are not required to return their parking pass.

Residents are responsible for updating their mailing information while moving out.

College Housing staff will conduct end-of-contract room condition inventory reports. College Housing reserves the right to charge residents for any damages to the room that were not properly reported during the contract period, that were not general wear and tear, or that were not reported in the resident’s Room Condition Inventory Report at the beginning of the contract period.

Personal property left in resident rooms after checkout will be put into storage for 30 days. College housing will contact the resident informing them of the leftover property. College Housing reserves the right to discard leftover personal property that has not been claimed after 30 days.

College breaks

College Housing operates through fall and winter semesters and is closed in summer semester. All of College Housing remains open through Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Spring Breaks for all residents, free of charge, with no prior approval needed to stay through these periods. College Housing remains open for early arrivals and winter break housing through approval by college housing staff. See “Early Arrival and Winter Break Housing.”

At the end of fall semester, College Housing will conduct room checks in preparation for winter break. In each room, all electrical items must be unplugged, windows must be closed and locked, and faucets and heating must be turned off during the break. Residents are encouraged to take home their more expensive belongings during these periods (computers, jewelry, cash, etc.)

Early arrival and winter break housing

Any student needing to stay on campus before normal fall move-in or during any part of winter break, (Ie. Student athletes, International/Out-of-state students, etc.…) must indicate their need on their housing application or submit a request to housing@sc4.edu. Students requesting an early arrival or winter break housing must get approval from college housing staff. Only residents who reside in College Housing for both fall and winter semesters are eligible to stay during winter break. (Residents moving out of College Housing after fall semester must vacate during normal move-out periods. Residents moving into college housing starting winter semester are not eligible to move-in any time earlier than normal move-in periods). All dates regarding early arrival times, winter break housing periods, standard move-in, and move-out dates are found on the Important Resident Dates Calendar on the College Housing website. Early arrival and winter break housing fees may apply.

If a resident is found in housing during early arrival or winter break without prior approval by College Housing, they will be asked to leave immediately. All policies outlined within this agreement still apply during these time periods, including the following restrictions:

  1. Guests are not allowed in housing prior to the normal move-in dates or during any and all winter breaks. Any residents wishing to spend time with a non-resident guest are expected to do so outside of housing.

If a resident violates any policies or the additional restrictions during these time periods, the resident will be required to vacate the space immediately until the standard move-in date of the subsequent semester.

In addition to the provisions set forth in this agreement, residents agree to abide by the Housing Residential Code of Conduct policies as described below. Failing to abide by these policies may result in housing code of conduct meetings, termination of the resident contract and/or legal action. The following are violations of the housing residential code of conduct:

  • 1. Student Code of Conduct Standard

Housing residents are expected to follow the originally enacted Student Code of Conduct policies and definitions found on the college website, found at sc4.edu/consumer.

  • 2. Housing Residential Agreement Standard

Housing Residents are expected to follow the guidelines and procedures as explained throughout this agreement. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in violation of the Housing Residential Agreement Standard.

  • 3. General Law Standard

Violation of federal, state, or local law including but not limited to:

  • 3.1 Possession or supplication of any falsified identification.
  • 3.2 Sale or distribution of local, state or federal identification.
  • 3.3 Theft of resident personal property or of College Housing property.
  • 3.4 Property damage of resident personal property or of College Housing property, including but not limited to the tampering of cables/technology, windows and doors, fire safety and security equipment, and exit signs.
  • 3.5 Trespassing (including but not limited to utility/maintenance closets, non-resident permitted roof access, housing office, College Housing Staff living spaces, other non-permitted residential spaces).
  • 3.6 Harassment including but not limited to sexual, verbal and discriminatory, and bullying.
  • 3.7 Assault and threats including but not limited to sexual, physical, emotional and self-harm.
  • 3.8 Gambling.
  • 3.9 Intoxication; drug−altered states; and the possession, use or sale of alcohol, illegal drugs or related paraphernalia.
  • 3.10 Disorderly conduct defined as acting in a manner to annoy, disturb, interfere with, obstruct or be offensive to others, including but not limited to shouting or making excessive noise either inside or outside a building to the annoyance or disturbance of others.
  • 3.11 Undefined general law standard violation.
  • 4. Behavioral Standard

Residents are expected to act in a responsible, respectful and civil demeanor at all times with all other residents and guests, College Housing staff, and all St. Clair County Community College personnel. Behavioral Standard violations beyond the General Law Standards include but are not limited to:

  • 4.1 Violation of the substance-free living environment and/or the alcohol, smoking or drug policies (see “Substance Free Living”).
  • 4.2 Failure to comply with reasonable role instruction from College Housing staff and other professional St. Clair County Community College staff including but not limited to:
    • Failure to respond to general verbal, written and notification requests.
    • Failure to present identification upon request.
    • Failure to meet at a mutually agreed time and location.
    • Failure to complete housing code of conduct sanctions within the specified time periods.
    • Failure to accept a roommate.
  • 4.3 Interfering with or disrupting any College Housing event.
  • 4.4 Failure to hold guests accountable for abiding to Housing Residential Agreement policies and the Student Code of Conduct policies.
  • 4.5 Involvement/presence within Housing Residential Agreement violations of other residents.
  • 4.6 Creating an unsafe living environment within housing for self, other residents, guests, and St. Clair County Community College staff.
  • 4.7 Failure to dispose of biohazard wastes appropriately.
  • 4.8 Failure to maintain cleanliness in communal areas.
  • 4.9 Failure to report life-threatening or emergency situations to College Housing staff.
  • 4.10 Other behavioral  violations as determined by the college.

Residents who violate the listed policies of the Housing Code of Conduct will partake in the housing mediation process, outlined as follows:

After responding to the housing violation, the St. Clair County Community College response personnel will write up a summary report of the incident. This summary report will be sent to College Housing Professional Staff, at which point they will decide if further action is needed. If so, College Housing Staff will contact the resident to schedule a conduct meeting. Students invited to a conduct meeting are not found responsible for the housing violations by default. The conduct meeting is a private meeting only for the invited resident and St. Clair County Community College housing staff.

The conduct meeting process is as follows:

  1. College Housing staff will contact the resident to schedule a conduct meeting time and location.
    • If the student fails to return 2 email and 2 phone call attempts made to schedule a conduct appointment with the student, a meeting will be scheduled with the student based on their availability of their class schedule and provided a paper notice, email, and phone call of the scheduled meeting 24 hours in advance.
    • If the scheduled date and time of the meeting does not work for the resident, the resident can contact housing staff to reschedule for a time that works for them, otherwise the meeting will continue as scheduled.
  2. The conduct meeting begins with or without the resident’s presence. However, it is expected the resident attends the meeting. Conduct meetings are made up of housing administrative staff and the resident only.
  3. The resident, if present, will be given a chance to explain the conduct violation and add additional summary information as needed.
  4. College Housing Staff will review the Residential Code of Conduct violations of the incident.
  5. College Housing Staff will review the impact of the violations.
  6. Housing administration will determine the responsibility of the resident for the violation. If found responsible, the meeting will continue. If found not responsible, the housing violation will be dismissed with a verbal warning.
  7. If Responsible, Restorative and disciplinary sanctions may be assigned to the resident as outlined below.
    • If a resident did not attend the meeting, a letter and email will be delivered to the student outlining the meeting outcomes and assigned sanctions. A phone call notice will be provided to the student at the time of delivery of the letter.
    • If the resident disagrees with the assigned sanctions, the student will have until the end of the next business day to contact and schedule a follow up meeting with housing staff, otherwise, it will be assumed the student agrees with the outcomes, sanctions assigned and associated due dates.
Housing Conduct Sanctions

Assigned sanctions may include but are not limited to:

  • Written and verbal apologies to responders involved and/or individuals impacted.
  • Restitution.
  • Expanded contract – additional behavioral agreements and outlined consequences of a consecutive violation.
  • Community service/completion of an assigned class.
  • Termination of the housing contract.
  • Referral to law enforcement. Other sanctions as deemed appropriate

For all infractions, depending on the level of severity, the Chief of Human Resources or designee reserves the right remove a student from college housing.

The resident will be expected to complete the assigned sanctions within a specified time frame as decided by College Housing staff. Failure of a resident to complete the assigned sanctions within the specified time frame may result in the termination of the resident’s housing contract. It is the responsibility of the resident to complete all terms of the sanctions as stated.

The resident may appeal the assigned sanctions within 72 hours of the conduct meeting via written appeal to housing@sc4.edu. If appealed, a non-appealable conduct meeting will be held between the resident and a separate housing staff designee as decided by College Housing. Other designees may include, but are not limited to: Manager of Residence Life and Student Conduct, Manager of Student Wellness, Director of Campus Patrol and Training, or Chief Human Resource Officer. Failure to complete any sanctions within the specified time frame as assigned by the housing staff may result in the termination of the resident’s housing contract.

Dismissal

In the rare instance that a student has been dismissed from housing, he or she will no longer be able to come as a guest to either residence hall. This takes effect immediately and indefinitely. St. Clair County Community College views its College Housing as a privilege and residents are expected to be held to a higher standard of healthy and safe living which impacts all residents. This does not prevent the student from attending the College or other buildings on campus. The student is only prohibited from entering any of the College Housing facilities.

In the event that a current or former student who has been dismissed wishes to either re-apply to live in housing again or come as a guest to College Housing, he or she must make a formal appeal in writing to housing@sc4.edu.
Upon receipt of this appeal, the Housing Committee shall review the appeal and decide the outcome.

College Housing Re-Admission Formal Appeal

The Housing Committee members consist of the Residence Life and Conduct Manager, Student Wellness Manager, Manager of College Housing, and the Chief of Human Resources (as deemed appropriate by the College). The outcome of the committee decision may include the following:

  1. Denial of the student’s request
  2. Approval of the student’s request
  3. Request for more information from the student which may include a personal interview and/or additional written documentation at the discretion of the Housing Committee.

The decision of the Housing Committee is final with no further appeal process.

Mandatory Drug Testing

As part of the commitment to maintain a healthy and safe living environment the college has established a substance-free living area for all of its residents. The Student Code of Conduct has been established to ensure healthy and safe living for all students living on campus in College Housing.

Students who are suspected of drug usage, including, but not limited to, marijuana, narcotics, opioids, et. al., may be referred for mandatory drug testing. At the discretion of the Housing Committee team, the student may be asked to adhere to the following procedure or face further disciplinary measures, up to and including suspension and/or dismissal from College Housing.

  1. If there is ‘reasonable cause’ to suspect drug usage while in College Housing, a member of the Housing Committee team may interview the student to discuss the reported concern(s).
  2. If the student admits to drug usage and appears to take ‘reasonable responsibility’ for his or her behavior, he or she may be referred to the appropriate community resource for substance abuse counseling, inpatient treatment, and/or to Narcotics Anonymous (NA) support group while being placed on a 90-day probationary period in College Housing. The student may be asked to sign a Release of Confidential Information so the Housing Committee member(s) may support the student in his or her recovery. Upon follow through and completion of the College Housing 90-day probationary period (beginning on the day of the violation) and substance abuse treatment, the student may be reinstated as a College Housing student in ‘good standing’ with no further documentation required. This is contingent upon the recommendation from the professional provider. The initial intent of this policy is to be rehabilitative in nature.
  3. If there is reasonable cause to believe the student is using prohibited substances but the Housing student denies an interview for further discussion with a Housing Committee member, he or she may be mandated for drug screening at Industrial Health – McLaren Port Huron. The student will need to complete the IH-Medical Authorization Form for drug assessment. The College will pay for said testing and shall have access to the student’s drug screening assessment test results. The Housing student will be advised to go to Industrial Health – McLaren Port Huron immediately for drug screening assessment upon recommendations from any Housing Committee member.
  4. If a student refuses to complete the drug screening assessment at the direction of the Housing Committee team, this will be considered an admission of guilt and further disciplinary measures shall commence up to and including suspension and/or dismissal from College Housing.

Fire safety

The college considers fire safety extremely important. Residents have an obligation to follow college rules and regulations.

Smoke detectors are installed in every room. For the resident’s safety, tampering with fire/smoke detectors, or fire extinguishers is prohibited.

To avoid setting off false alarms via steam, residents are required to close bathroom doors and turn on bathroom fans when using the shower. 

In the event of a fire, residents are to follow these guidelines:

  1. Activate the nearest fire alarm pull station and notify the fire department by calling 911 to report the location and cause of the fire if you know what it is.
  2. Everyone must leave immediately when a fire alarm is activated, even if there are no obvious signs of an emergency. Evacuate the building to a safe location away from the structure.
  3. Remain calm and assist others in safely getting out.
  4. Follow directions given by emergency personnel or housing staff members and wait for further instructions so that everyone can be easily accounted for before leaving the area.
  5. Do not re-enter until authorized to do so by public safety officials.

Note: If the smoke detector goes off due to smoke from cooking, please open a door or windows to release the smoke. Do not remove or try to tamper with the smoke detector, as it could result in damage to the system and result in charges for damages.

Security escorts

Campus Patrol officers are available to provide an escort to any location on campus if requested. If for any reason a person feels threatened or does not feel safe walking to their car by themselves, they can contact Campus Patrol for an escort. This service can be requested by calling (810) 989-5757 during campus patrol hours. Campus Patrol hours can be found on the college website.

Protect your personal property by:

  1. Locking your doors every time you leave.
  2. Locking your car and take the keys.
  3. Parking in well-lit areas.
  4. Avoid leaving your keys where they can be picked up by others.

Missing persons

If College Housing is notified that a resident is believed to be missing, staff is directed to contact Campus Patrol and/or the Port Huron Police Department.

Last updated – 2/14/24 NMS.