Policy STUA-RES-055

Responsible University Administrator:Vice President for Student Affairs
Responsible Officer:Director of Student Housing Administration
Origination Date:N/A
Current Revision Date:03/15/13
Next Review Date:03/15/17
End of Policy Date:N/A
Policy Number:STUA-RES-055



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Policy Statement

Family and special interest housing rental agreements may be terminated if the student fails to meet certain requirements. 

Reason for Policy/Purpose

This policy is required for the effective communication of university policy regarding the termination of occupancy for family and special interest housing.


Who Needs to Know This Policy


All students of The University of Southern Mississippi community living in family and special interest housing.


Website Address for this Policy







The university reserves the right to terminate the rental agreement of any resident when


  1. Academic requirements are not met;
  2. The family unit no longer exists;
  3. The residents of the apartment or their visitors are involved in domestic violence or a domestic disturbance in the Pine Haven or Cedarbrook II area;
  4. The student voluntarily withdraws from the university;
  5. Admission or re-admission is denied the student;
  6. It is determined that the resident gave false or inaccurate information on the apartment application;
  7. The resident, a member of his/her family, or guest violates any Family Housing regulation as stated in this policy manual or the apartment contract;
  8. The resident ignores request(s) by the Pine Haven office to obtain additional information/supporting documents;
  9. The resident fails to make arrangements before or at each university registration to pay the semester rent due;
  10. There is a change in the resident’s eligibility status;
  11. Debt is owed to the university in excess of one semester’s rent;
  12. The time limit for residency is exceeded;
  13. The student is dismissed from the university; or when
  14. The residents of the apartment or their visitors participate in any illegal activity or violate any federal or state law.


Residents will be required to vacate their apartments within 10 days after written notification when any of the above conditions exist.



The Director of Student Housing Administration is responsible for the review of this policy every four years (or whenever circumstances require immediate review).








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03/15/13: Formatted for template. Minor editing throughout.