Students requesting to live in fraternity or sorority housing and appeal the two-year on campus residence requirement should reference the policy found here.
Students requesting to live off campus and appeal the two-year on campus residence requirement may not have received more than one conduct sanction., Students may appeal this policy decision through the Executive Director of Residential Living and Student Conduct.
Students may have guests stay in their room. The University reserves the right to limit the frequency of guests’ visits. There is no charge for guests, but the guest must be sponsored by a resident and the resident must make the arrangements with their Resident Advisor and must have a roommate’s consent. Guests must observe all regulations of the Residence Hall system, and guests are the responsibility of the resident.
Students residing off campus are subject to the same city ordinances and state housing laws as other Peoria residents. The University supports the enforcement of all city and state ordinances and encourages all students to be knowledgeable of the law. Additionally, all students living off-campus are subject to the University's Conduct Policy.
As is appropriate, Residential Living and Student Conduct will make decisions on the use of residence halls and their floors by gender. There will be no residence hall assignments or student apartment complex leases made where members of the opposite gender will be assigned to live together in the same room.
The open housing floor provides residence hall living space for all gender identities, including trans and gender nonconforming students, as well as allies. Students may share a room with anyone of their preference, regardless of sex or gender identity. It is not intended for students in an intimate relationship. Residents of this residence hall floor will share a communal bathroom with stalls and showers similar to other residence hall floors. The open housing floor will function like other floors in terms of programming and residence hall policies. The open housing model seeks to create an environment that’s inclusive and celebrates diversity.
Health and Safety
For the health and safety of residents and guests, the behaviors outlined below are strictly prohibited:
Unauthorized access or use of residential facility roofs
Tampering with fire safety or other safety equipment, this includes, but is not limited to, tampering with or covering smoke detectors and/or carbon monoxide detectors
Possessing or storing flammable decorations, appliances, a gas engine vehicle or any form of combustible fuel and/or other property that may be deemed a fire hazard
Causing a fire or false alarm in or about a residential community
Failing to respond and evacuate appropriately, if required, at the sounding of the fire alarm system
Improper disposal or collection of trash or debris that could lead to room/suite entry obstruction, unsanitary hazardous conditions and/or fire safe hazards.
Students who violate University policy associated with housing may be subject to University conduct sanctions
Questions and Last Updated
Please direct questions to Ryan Bair. Last updated on 1/15/2021.