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Institutional Policies

Policy STUA-RES-060

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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-060
Status: Effective

 

 

APPLIANCES/FURNITURE POLICY



 


Policy Statement


 

Residents of family and special interest housing need to be aware of appliances and furniture not allowed in the unit.

 


Reason for Policy/Purpose


This policy is required for the effective communication of university policy regarding appliances and furniture in 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


usm.edu/institutional-policies/policy-stua-res-060

 


Definitions


 



Policy/Procedures


Residents are not allowed to store, use or install any of the following appliances or furniture in the apartment unit or on the premises:

 

  1. clothes washers (portable included)
  2. clothes dryers (portable included)
  3. ceiling fans
  4. additional refrigerators
  5. freezers
  6. portable dishwashers
  7. ice makers

 

Residents of Cedarbrook II may provide their own washer and dryer.

 

Each resident is responsible for the loss or damage to furniture and other equipment in the apartment. Since furniture has been inventoried to the apartment, it may not be transferred from one apartment to another. Furniture must be used for the purpose it is designed. The university cannot assume responsibility for damage or injury caused by misuse of furniture (i.e., stacking).

 

Any personal window coverings (draperies) or floor coverings (area rugs) brought into the apartment must be fireproof and bear a manufacturer’s label signifying that the material will not support flames. Such personal items must not block or obstruct apartment access.

 

Due to the nuisance created by bugs and insects that may be transported into the apartment on or inside furniture covered in fabric, residents are discouraged from bringing large furniture items such as sofas and recliners obtained at garage sales or found abandoned into the apartment.

 

Due to their excessive weight and the chance for water damage, water beds are not permitted in the apartment.

 


Review


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

 


Forms/Instructions


N/A 

 


Appendices


N/A 

 


Related Information


N/A 

 


History


Amendments: Month, Day, Year – summary of changes

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

 

 

 

 

 

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