Housing staff work hard to attribute damage and vandalism charges to the individuals responsible, but when we cannot, members of an apartment, room, or residence hall may be charged equally and collectively for any damages. Residents will be required to share (collective liability) the cost of repair or replacement of property in common areas when such repairs are determined to be vandalism or above and beyond normal wear and tear.
University Housing will determine damage and cleaning charges. Repair or replacement will be accomplished at the sole discretion of University Housing. It is our hope that affected residents will provide information to Housing staff in order to assign these charges to the individual(s) responsible. There are no appeals of a Collective Liability charge. Failure to pay damage charges will result in a “hold” being placed on the student’s account (preventing registration, graduation, grade reports, and transcript receipt).