ResLife Changes Off Campus Application Process
This year will be the last year students have to just write residence life to apply for off-campus housing. Starting January 15th students will have to disclose transcripts and judicial issues as well.
“Living off-campus is a privilege for students who have shown responsibility as an on campus resident,” housing operation manager Tal Fish said.
The residence life office came to a consensus that students need to prove they are responsible and ready to move away from the university. They put Fish in charge of the changes.
“Research suggests that students who live on-campus perform better academically, are engaged more in the community, and there is a higher retention rate for students living on campus,” Fish added.
Every year a committee made up of two student life officers and a student decide the fate of freshman and sophomore’s off campus fate.
“I had a bit too much to drink,” freshman Andrew Palmieri said, “My roommate was a little concerned so I went to the hospital and the school found out.”
“I think that would really be a downer, especially because a lot of the guys here are really close and I know a select few that I would really like to live with next year. So we will see what happens,” Palmieri said.
Fish said that the transcript and judicial element standardize the process and make the committee’s work easier.
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