Policy Updates and Reminders
Student Code of Conduct Policy Regarding Misconduct Involving Illegal Drugs/Intoxicants
Updated and Effective March 24, 2011. #6.(d). Impairment attributed to the use of illegal drugs, controlled substances, or abuse of a substance that substantially interferes with student judgment and decision making, causes a disturbance, and/or requires the intervention of College personnel.
Additionally, the definition of "intoxicants" has been added to the Definition section of the Code and states: m. "intoxicants" is defined broadly as abuse of any substance that is consumed and may alter or affect mood, behavior and judgment.
Reminder. The Campus Housing is closed for Winter Break. For more information about the Winter Break Housing policy, see the section below. Campus residences are open (but with limited support services) for Thanksgiving and Spring Breaks. Students with legitimate circumstances that require them to remain on campus must request permission to stay on campus for all or part of a break. Break housing residents are permitted to have only break housing residents as guests, and may not have any overnight guests. In advance of each break, expectations for properly closing a campus residence will be communicated to students via e-mail and the Residential Life website, etc. Failure to complete any/all of expectations for closing will result in the following fines for each individual resident of the residence:
$50 (improper check out)
$50 (minimum for excessive cleaning)
$100 (minimum for hauling)
Winter Break Housing
Effective December 2010. All Apartments, Asbury, Wesley, East and Crever* Halls will close for the entirety of Winter Break. With the exception of emergency lighting and the bare minimum heat to keep pipes from freezing, these buildings will be closed and off limit to students. The remaining residence halls (Skeath, Rich, Forrest and Williams*) and the Commons will remain open for students who have permission to stay during Winter Break. Students approved to stay on campus for all or part of Winter Break who currently live in the Apartments, Asbury, Wesley, East and Crever Halls will be required to move into another residence hall during the break as assigned by Residential Life. Students who are going home for the break but who reside in Skeath, Rich, Forrest, Williams and the Commons must be aware that students may temporarily be assigned to their rooms during the break. *Important note: this is a change from the 2009 policy in that Crever Hall will now close for Winter Break and Williams Hall will now remain open.
Students request permission by submitting an on-line request to stay on campus form on the Residential Life page of the College website. A housing fee (per night) will be assessed to all approved students for Winter Break housing. The only exceptions are international students, student-athletes (Winter sports), and students working on-campus jobs over the break. Break housing residents are permitted to have only break housing residents as guests in their rooms and buildings; they may not have any overnight guests. Please note: campus dining (dining hall, Jack's Place, 1812 Cafe) is closed during the entirety of Winter Break; in other words, there is no meal plan service during this time. Meal service typically ends with lunch on the day that break begins and resumes with dinner the day that break ends.
Thanksgiving And Spring Break Housing
Reminder. Campus residences are open (but with limited support services) for Thanksgiving and Spring Breaks. Students with legitimate circumstances or who wish to remain on campus must register by submitting an on-line form to stay for all or part of Thanksgiving and Spring Breaks. Break housing residents are permitted to have only break housing residents as guests in their rooms and buildings; they may not have any overnight guests. Please note: campus dining (dining hall, Jack's Place, and 1812 Cafe) is closed during the entirety of Thanksgiving and Spring Breaks; in other words, there is no meal plan service during this time. Meal service typically ends with lunch on the day that break begins and resumes with dinner the day that break ends.
Trash And Recyclables Collection In Campus Housing
Effective July 2009. Local fire code inspectors determined and communicated with Lycoming College officials this summer that garbage cans and other receptacles (such as for recyclables) are no longer allowed to be located in the hallways of residence halls. In compliance with these local fire codes, rooms have been designated in each building to serve as centralized Trash and Recyclables Collection Points. Cooperation of all residents is asked in disposing of their trash and recyclables in the appropriate bins in the designated areas. In particular, residents are reminded of the importance of emptying waste cans from their rooms on a regular basis; allowing cans to overflow potentially invites the presence of unwelcome guests (such as spiders, mice, etc.).
The locations for each building are as follows:
- Asbury Hall: two rooms on the first floor (north and south wings); two rooms on the third floor (north and south wings)
- Crever Hall: one room on the second floor; one room on the third floor
- East Hall: large room just past the entrance on southwest side of building
- Forrest Hall: first floor lounge
- Rich Hall: large room on the second floor
- Skeath Hall: one room on the first floor (east wing); two rooms on the third floor (east and west wings);two rooms on the fourth floor (east and west wings)
- Wesley Hall: large room on the garden level. (updated 8/28)
- Williams Hall: trash room located on the first floor; large room on the third floor
- The Commons: Residents will continue to take their garbage to the dumpster behind the building.
- Apartments: Residents will continue to take their garbage to the receptacles outside their apartments.
Residents having difficulty locating a collection point should ask their Resident Advisor, House Manager, Custodian, or Student Life Coordinator for assistance.
Missing Student Procedures
Effective August 2009. Lycoming College, in an effort to act in a timely and appropriate manner, has administrative guidelines in place to address a report of a missing student. Student safety and well-being is of paramount concern to the College. Students are encouraged to learn and follow personal safety guidelines while students at Lycoming College. Information regarding personal safety can be found on the College's Safety and Security website.
Each student, upon enrollment, is given the opportunity to provide an emergency contact person(s). Under most circumstances this would be the person contacted in the event of an emergency. However, under the law as it relates to being reported as a missing person, students are able to provide a confidential contact separate from their emergency contact to be notified in the event the student is reported missing. The list of the confidential contacts will be held in the Dean of Student Affairs' office.
For more information, see the Office of Safety and Security.