Resident Conduct Policies


Residents must comply with all present and future city, state and federal laws and regulations, with all rules listed in the housing contract/leases, and any future reasonable rules. Residents are responsible for their own behavior, their immediate family, and any visiting guests.

Residents are required to comply with the legitimate request of a University official acting in the performance of their duty.

Damage and Vandalism

Residents are financially responsible for any damages, vandalism, missing items or unsatisfactory conditions in their room, suite, apartment or common areas. Knowingly and/or recklessly damaging, destroying, defacing and/or tampering with University, public or private property of another person is prohibited.

Any damage, whether intentional or accidental, should be reported to the Office of Housing Services. Damages to items or areas not reported to Office of Housing Services will be considered the joint responsibility of all residents in the unit. Repair or replacement costs will be charged to the student accounts of all individuals responsible. When this is not possible, costs will be shared by residents of that room/suite/apartment.

Residents may be charged for costs including, but not limited to:

  • Replacing or repairing furnishings, appliances or fixtures that have been altered or removed without express written approval of Office of Housing Services
  • Additional cleaning of unit after move-out
  • Cleaning violations requiring Office of Housing Services corrective action
  • Removing abandoned items after move-out
  • Repairing and restoring unit beyond wear and tear

Damage beyond normal wear and tear may include but is not limited to:

  • Walls: marks, stripped paint, excessive number of holes in the walls, large holes in the walls
  • Carpets: tears, burns, blotches, stains, odors
  • Wood and hard surface floors: deep scratches, gouges
  • Furnishings: missing or broken lighting fixtures, damaged furniture
  • Windows and doors: broken or cracked glass, broken hinges, broken or missing door knobs
  • Flea infestation
  • Appliances: damaged stove burners, broken refrigerator compartments, appliances that no longer work
  • Bathrooms: broken fixtures, broken mirrors, missing tiles, clogged drains, drainage issues from misuse

Disruptive Behavior

Residents will not engage in objectionable conduct, which includes any behavior that makes the unit or building less fit to live in for its occupants, or anything that interferes with the right of others to properly and peacefully enjoy their units.

Residents may not cause conditions that are dangerous, hazardous, unsanitary and detrimental to other tenants in the building.

Violation of this policy may result in the loss of eligibility for housing.

Excessive Noise

Residents have the right to live free from any excessive noise or interference, especially during quiet hours (Sunday through Thursday nights from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m and Friday and Saturday mornings from 12 a.m to 8 a.m.) Residents should consider noise that can be heard outside of a room, suite or apartment and be prepared to reduce sound levels that are intrusive to other residents. For more information, please review the New York City Noise Code.