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Seattle University seeks to provide on campus living for students at the most reasonable rate possible. For this reason, the University operates housing and dining services on a full academic year contract basis.
Each student who resides on campus must agree to the terms and conditions of the Resident Handbook, code of Conduct, and University Bulletin. By submitting the Housing and Residence Life online request for housing, a student or prospective student agrees that he/she intends that the electronic submission constitutes consent to sign this contract as if they had signed in their own hand. Submission of this contract further constitutes acceptance, acknowledgement, and the agreement to abide by the terms and conditions of this contract and it becomes a binding agreement (a legal contract) between the student and the University, and is considered an acceptance of an offer of housing. This contract is deemed accepted upon receipt of prepayment by the University.
This Student Housing Agreement (the "Agreement") is entered into and effective on July 1, 2012, between Seattle University (the "University") and the Student.
The residential experience is considered an integral part of a student's education. Research shows that students who belong to a campus residential community have a more productive, and ultimately more satisfying, college experience than those who live off campus. Thus first- and second-year undergraduate students are required to live on campus and purchase a meal plan unless the Student (1) lives with and commutes from the home of a parent or family member; (2) is less than 17 or over 21 years of age; (3) is married, or (4) is the parent or legal guardian of a child who resides with the Student.
To be eligible for residency in one of the Residence Halls (Bellarmine, Campion, Chardin, or Xavier), the Student must be registered at the University as a full-time matriculated student and must be at least 17 years of age at the commencement of occupancy. To be eligible to reside in the Murphy Apartments, Logan Court Townhomes, Kolvenbach Houses or the Douglas apartments, the Student must be registered as a full-time matriculated student at the University, and have at least a sophomore student status throughout his/her entire Occupancy Term. Students registered as full-time matriculated students who are at least twenty-one (21) years of age at the start of the agreement are also eligible regardless of their academic level. The Student's failure to meet eligibility requirements at any time during the term of occupancy will result in immediate termination of this Agreement.
First-time freshmen residence hall applicants starting in fall quarter agree to pay a non-refundable $300 housing application fee. The fee will be credited to the Student's fall quarter student account. This fee must be postmarked by May 1, 2012, or within 30 days of the Student's acceptance at the University. If the Student elects not to live on campus for the duration of the housing agreement, the Student forfeits the entire fee, in addition to any applicable cancellation fees.
The Housing Agreement is for the full academic year (September 15th 2012-June 15th 2013 at noon) or the academic quarter or semester applied for and any subsequent academic quarter or semester within the academic year. To request a release from the housing agreement, the student must fill out the Housing Release Request form, and qualify for a release under one of the following circumstances:
If the student is approved for a housing release and continues to be enrolled at Seattle University, the following fees will apply: After June 1, 2012 (or 30 days after the student was assigned housing, whichever is later) the student agrees to pay a $300 cancellation fee. After July 1, 2012 (or 60 days after the student was assigned housing, whichever is later) the student agrees to pay a $500 cancellation fee. Any cancellation fees will be charged to the student's University account.
Students who are new to Seattle University have 30 days from when they receive their housing assignment or until August 10th, 2012 (whichever is later) to submit a Housing Release form without penalty. Any request made after this time will be subject to a $300 cancellation fee. Please note: this cancellation fee is independent of the $300 Housing Application Fee the Student paid as a first-time housing applicant. If the student wishes to be released from his or her housing contract, he or she must submit a Housing Release form. In addition to this form, students may be required to submit additional documentation. Students who do not submit a completed Housing Release form will be subject to additional charges. Any cancellation fees will be charged to the student's University account.
If a student has checked into their assigned room, and picked up their key they are committed to occupying the room for the entire contract (as defined in section F). If the student subsequently requests a release after the move-in date the student is responsible for the full housing fee for the academic quarter or semester and 50% of any remaining academic quarter(s) or semester(s). Students approved to be released from their housing contract under one of the conditions listed above may be eligible to have their housing charges prorated by week based on their check out date. The Housing Office will inform students if they are eligible for a prorated rate.
The Student agrees to occupy an assigned room in one of the University's student residence halls or Murphy Apartments, Logan Court Townhomes, Kolvenbach Houses, or Douglas Apartments for the 2012-2013 Academic Year (as defined below in Section F). The University agrees to permit the Student's occupancy according to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Except as permitted in the University's Student Handbook (and except for a roommate assigned by the University), the Student agrees to not allow any other person to remain overnight or to occupy his or her unit. The student agrees not to lend or give his or her key or campus card to any other person.
The Student agrees to pay the applicable room rate in three equal installments, one each academic quarter, by the due dates established and announced by the University, except as otherwise denoted by University policy. Room Rates for the 2012-13 school year are published on the housing website and in the Guide to Residence Hall living.
Included in housing rates for students residing in Seattle University on-campus residences is a $50/month charge which partially covers the expense of the following services:
The Student authorizes the University to post Housing and Residence Life charges directly to his or her student account. The Student understands that the charges may include, but are not be limited to, housing fees, meal plan costs, cancellation fees, fines for conduct violations, reimbursement of damage costs, and lockout fees. The Student should contact Housing and Residence Life directly for a description of charges. The Student is obligated to pay any balance in full by the invoice due date. If the Student fails to comply with these terms, he or she will not be allowed to register for classes or receive transcripts or diplomas and may be denied other University services. If the Student fails to make timely payment of all or any part of assessed charges, the Student will be liable to the University for all costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees) the University incurs in pursuing collection against the Student. The University's late fee policies will also apply to charges imposed by Housing and Residence Life. The Student understands and agrees to these terms and accepts as the Student's personal responsibility any debt arising in connection with this Agreement.
Students living in the residence halls must purchase a meal plan with the University's food service contractor (Bon Appétit). If the Student fails to specify a meal plan, the Preferred Club option will be assigned to the Student and he or she is liable for the cost of that plan. The minimum meal plan requirement for freshmen and sophomores is the Preferred Club; this includes the Murphy and Douglas Apartments. The meal plan the Student selects for fall quarter will automatically be added to each subsequent quarter unless the Student requests a change through Housing and Residence Life in the first ten (10) class days of fall/winter/spring quarters.
The minimum meal plan requirement for Juniors and Seniors living in the Residence Halls is the Murphy Plan. Junior and Senior students living in the Murphy Apartments are not required to purchase a meal plan. If a Student chooses to purchase a meal plan with the University's food service contractor (Bon Appétit), the meal plan the Student selects for fall quarter will automatically be added each quarter unless the Student requests a change through Housing and Residence Life in the first ten (10) class days of winter/spring quarters.
Additional money can be added on the Student's account at any time. Funds less than or equal to $100 remaining at the end of fall and winter quarters are rolled over to the next quarter. Funds remaining at the end of spring quarter are forfeited to the University. Commuter meal plans are the Murphy Plan and Convenience Club will roll over 100% quarter to quarter.
University representatives may enter the residence halls and the Student's unit at any time without prior notice, after knocking and announcing their presence, for the purposes of: (1) making necessary or agreed-upon repairs; (2) supplying necessary or agreed-upon services; (3) investigating health or safety concerns, or suspected violations of housing and other University policies (including, but not limited to, violations of firearm or drug, tobacco, and alcohol use policies); (4) verifying occupancy; (5) conducting inventories of University property; and (6) conducting facility inspections.
The University reserves the right to terminate this Agreement and the Student's residency because of improper or unsafe conduct by the Student or failure of the Student to comply with any term or condition of this Agreement. The University's termination of this Agreement does not relieve the Student's obligation to pay the room rate for the full Academic Year. If the Student withdraws from the University and Housing, this Agreement will terminate and eligibility for any refund will be determined by the University and Housing refund policy in effect at that time. The Student shall vacate the residence hall within 24 hours of initiating withdrawal procedures.
No pets or animals are permitted in campus housing at any time, with the exception of (1) fish contained in a small tank of not more than ten (10) gallons; and (2) an animal trained at a recognized school or facility for the purposes of assisting or accommodating a person with a disability.
The Student acknowledges that he or she is aware that the University has a number of policies that relate to and govern student conduct. Those policies are contained in several different documents, including, but not limited to, the Seattle University Student Handbook; the Resident Handbook; the Seattle University Code of Student Conduct; the Undergraduate Bulletin of Information; and the Seattle University Catalogue. At all times students are responsible for accessing on-line the most up-to-date version of University policies. Policies posted on-line are the most current versions and are intended to supersede prior on-line versions and hard copies. The Student agrees to become familiar with these documents and policies and to comply with the obligations set forth in these publications and in other University policy statements that pertain to students or student conduct or activities, as they may be amended from time to time.
Seattle University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in the administration of any of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other school-administered policies and programs, or in its employment related policies and practices.
All University policies, practices and procedures are administered in a manner consistent with Seattle University's Catholic and Jesuit identity and character. Inquiries relating to these policies may be referred to the University's Assistant Vice President for Human Resources and Equal Opportunity Officer.
Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, Seattle University has designated three individuals responsible for coordinating the University's Title IX compliance. Students or employees with concerns or complaints about discrimination on the basis of sex in employment or an education program or activity may contact any one of the following Title IX coordinators.
Seattle University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in the administration of any of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other school-administered policies and programs, or in its employment related policies and practices. All university policies, practices and procedures are administered in a manner consistent with Seattle University's Catholic and Jesuit identity and character.
Inquiries relating to these policies may be referred to the university's Vice President for Human Resources and University Services, and Equal Opportunity Officer at 206.296.5870.
Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, Seattle University has designated three individuals responsible for coordinating the university's Title IX compliance. Students or employees with concerns or complaints about discrimination on the basis of sex in employment or an education program or activity may contact any one of the following Title IX coordinators:
Vice President for Human Resources and University Services, Equal Opportunity OfficerRianna Building email@example.com
Associate Vice President of Student Development Student Center 140C206.296.6066 firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Provost for Faculty AffairsAdministration 104 email@example.com
Individuals may also contact the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.
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