Residence Hall Handbook

Welcome from the Assistant Dean & Director of Student Services

It gives us great pleasure to welcome you as a resident student in SUNY Corning Community College’s first residence hall, Perry Hall, named after SUNY CCC’s first president Dr. William L. Perry. We are excited to provide students the opportunity to live in an environment comprised of individuals with diverse academic interests, backgrounds, cultures, races, and experiences. We hope your experience in this community will be positive and enriched with many opportunities for student engagement, personal responsibility, and appreciation for others.

Stacy Johnson                                                                              Ryan Steinberg
Assistant Dean of Student Services                                               Director of Student Services

Residence Life Priorities

Residence Life’s priority is to provide opportunities for Perry Hall residents to develop a community among themselves and be an active part of the SUNY CCC community. The staff is committed to providing an environment that is supportive of students’ academic success.  We take this role seriously and ask all residents to commit to this priority while living in the residence hall.  We will do our best to make your experience in Perry Hall and at SUNY CCC a success.

Perry Hall Staff will:

  • Develop and maintain an environment that enhances the academic experience
  • Support student success
  • Support students as they are challenged by new circumstances and conditions
  • Support diversity and inclusion in Perry Hall through education and personal growth
  • Plan social events and experiences that enhance community
  • Provide quality service to residents
  • Provide an environment that is safe, clean, and well-managed

Residents will:

  • Know and support each other
  • Build and support their communities through holding each other accountable and providing personal support & peer influence
  • Take pride in their community and work to maintain and enhance the Perry Hall community with inclusion and acceptance.

As a member of this community, you have rights and responsibilities. 

You have the right to:

  • Study, sleep, and socialize in your room
  • Live in a supportive and stimulating community where your individuality is valued, respected and appreciated
  • Involve yourself and others in promoting the health, safety, and security of all residents
  • Enjoy access to a variety of facilities and services provided by SUNY Corning Community College

You have the responsibility to:

  • Contribute actively to building community in Perry Hall
  • Participate in opportunities to interact with others to learn more about your fellow residents
  • Communicate effectively to enhance your relationships and seek assistance to address academic and personal issues
  • Expect that you will meet people with similar and different background; celebrate both similarities & differences to grow from others experiences
  • Recognize the rights and needs of others as you expect other community members to be considerate of your needs
  • Respect other students and staff members and enjoy the benefits of meeting people who are similar to, and different from, you
  • Respect and follow the SUNY Corning Community College and residence hall policies that are in place for all students’ safety, security, and community living standards
  • Promote campus safety and security by taking precautions for your safety and those around you
  • Promote the care and maintenance of the physical facilities and equipment provided by SUNY CCC

 

Residence Life Staff

Director of Student Services

The Director of Student Services is a full time professional staff member responsible for all aspects of the residence life program at SUNY Corning Community College.  The Director supervises the Coordinator of Residence Life & Retention, budget oversight, overseeing staff selection and training, residence hall programming, and serves as a College conduct officer. The Director of Student Services’ Office is located in the Commons, Room 202.  The Student Life Office can be reached at 607-962-9528 or at studentlife@corning-cc.edu.

Coordinator of Residence Life & Retention (Coordinator)

The Coordinator is a full time professional staff member that has overall responsibility for Perry Hall.  The Coordinator’s primary responsibilities include supervision of the Resident Assistants (RAs), management of residence hall programs, supervising the front desk staff, supporting the student conduct process, and managing the key system.  The Coordinator’s office is located in the lobby of Perry Hall (room 115) and can be reached at 607-962-9135.

Resident Assistants (RA)

Resident Assistants (RAs) assist the Coordinator in the operations and management of Perry Hall.   They develop a tradition of student responsibility contributing to the residence hall community and environment and provide programs for their floor and hall through educational, recreational, and social activities.   RAs will also provide opportunity for student input, disseminate official SUNY Corning Community College information, and explain administrative policies at regularly scheduled floor meetings.  They will also supervise operations including enforcement of the residence standards and regulations, and make disciplinary referrals to the Coordinator when appropriate. 

The RAs are on duty at the front desk in the lobby of Perry Hall each night from 7pm-10pm. They are available from 10pm-8am from their room and by the RA Duty Phone. On Saturday and Sunday the RA on Duty can be reached by the RA Duty Phone all day.

Maintenance and Custodial Staff

Full-time maintenance and custodial staff are under the supervision of Physical Plant. Custodians are responsible for normal cleaning duties in public areas and public bathrooms. Maintenance staff is responsible for repair of facilities such as lights, locks, and doors. Residents are responsible for cleaning their own room, suite, and bathroom.

Perry Desk Attendants

Perry Desk Attendants are students who work at the Perry front desk to assist with answering telephones, questions, maintaining hall supplies, checking out equipment, and sorting mail.

 

Important Dates

Fall Semester 2019
Perry Hall Move-in (New Residents) Thursday, August 15, 2019
Perry Hall Move-in (Returning Residents) Saturday, August 17, 2019
Baron Bash - Orientation Sunday, August 18, 2019
Perry closed for October Break 5pm on Friday, October 11, 2019
Perry opens after October Break 12pm on Sunday, October 20, 2019
Perry closes for Thanksgiving Break 5pm on Friday, November 22, 2019
Perry opens after Thanksgiving Break 12pm on Sunday, December 1, 2019
Perry closes for Winter Break 5pm on Friday, December 13, 2019

 

Spring Semester 2020
New Resident Move-in Sunday, January 19, 2020
Returning Resident Move-in Monday, January 20, 2020
Baron Bash - Orientation Monday, January 20, 2020
Perry closes for February Break 5pm on Friday, February 14, 2020
Perry opens after February Break 12pm on Sunday, February 23, 2020
Perry closes for Spring Break 5pm on Friday, April 3, 2020
Perry opens after Spring Break 12pm on Sunday, April 12, 2020
Perry closes for Spring Semester 5pm on Saturday, May 17, 2020


The Suites and Rooms

Suite Layout and Size

All housing is suite style, and each suite has a living room and bathroom.  Some suites feature double occupancy bedrooms and others have single bedrooms.  The layout and size varies but the average double occupancy bedroom size is approximately 180 sq. ft.  The average single bedroom size is 116 sq. ft.  Each floor in the hall has a community kitchen, laundry room, and lounge.  There are computers available on the 3rd floor of Perry Hall for resident use. Several study/meeting rooms are also available in the building.

Suite Amenities

All College-provided furnishings are to remain in the assigned suite and bedroom and in the common areas.  On-campus storage for student property is not available.  The Director of Student Services, in consultation with Accessibility Services must approve exceptions of furniture requirements based upon medical necessity or Americans with Disabilities Act accommodation compliance.  Each suite comes fully furnished with the following:

  • Living Room – one or two love seats and coffee table
  • Bedrooms - each resident will have a bunkable bed, which has a mattress that measures 80 inches by 36 inches (twin XL), a built-in closet, a 2-drawer stackable dresser, desk, and a desk chair.  The closets do not have doors – residents may bring fabric panels but these must have a fire label.  Double rooms have one window that measures 5’4”H x 6’8”W – the single room windows are 5’4”H x 4.0’ W.   Blinds are provided.
  • Bathroom – each suite has a bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet.  Shower curtains are supplied.
  • Telephone Service - land lines for phone service are not provided.  Students should plan to bring a wireless device.  Verizon has installed a booster system throughout the hall which will provide the best reception.
  • Internet Connection – a wireless Internet system is provided throughout the hall and is included in the room charges. Wireless coverage is provided by First Light Technology Group (FLTG).

Cleaning

Each student is expected to maintain his or her living space in an orderly and sanitary condition. Students are responsible for cleaning the living area & bathroom. Each student is responsible for removing trash from the room or suite and placing in the designated disposal area. If the College becomes aware of unsanitary conditions resulting from a student failing to maintain the room or suite, Perry Hall staff will require that you clean the space in an established number of days. If the room or suite is not cleaned, students may face conduct charges and/or Physical Plant will clean the space. The student will be charged a cleaning/damage fee, which will be applied to the student’s account. Depending upon how the College and/or other students are affected by the persistence of disorderly and unsanitary conditions in a student’s room, the College reserves the right to cancel the student’s housing contract and refuse future requests for housing.[WU4] 

What to bring

  • Seasonal Clothes, including heavy coats, gloves, hats, boots (both warm and cold weather items).
  • Pillows, sheets (XL twin) and blanket for a XL twin bed (36”x80”).
  • Waterproof, allergy, etc. mattress protector for XL twin mattress.
  • Towels, washcloths, toilet paper.
  • Soap, shampoo and personal toiletries.
  • First-aid items and prescribed medications.
  • Lock box or safe for valuables and/or medications.
  • Desk lamp, alarm clock, surge protectors, flashlight.
  • Mop, broom, iron, ironing board, laundry soap, and garbage bags. The Perry front desk has certain room and bathroom cleaning supplies.
  • Hangers, laundry basket/bag.
  • High efficiency laundry supplies
  • Multi-plug outlets (power strips) that are UL listed and have a built in breaker
  • Driver’s license or non-driver ID.
 
Additional Things You May Want to Bring
  • Pictures of family and friends
  • Decorative accessories – items that can be used with Sticky-tac (no nails or foam backed tape).
  • PC or laptop with a wireless interface card, cable and printer.
  • Small refrigerator (no larger than 4.0 cubic feet).
  • Small microwave
  • Vehicle
  • Television
  • Stereo, radio, CD or MP3 player
  • Backpack
  • Sports gear
  • Area Rug
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Additional furniture (must meet standards listed under Residence Hall Guidelines: Decorations/Furniture) and be labeled confirming compliance

 

Items to not allowed in Perry Hall

  • Animals or Pets
  • Candles/incense
  • Multi-arm floor lamps.
  • Refrigerators exceeding 4.0 cubic feet
  • Stand-alone freezers.
  • Extension cords.
  • Exterior television, radio antennas, or satellite dishes or any object that protrudes from a window or attaches to the exterior of a residence hall.
  • Halogen lamps, black lights, lava lamps or other high-intensity lamps including torchier lamps, spider lamps or any upward facing bowl lamps.
  • Space heaters or air conditioners.
  • Toasters, hot plates, coffee pots with exposed elements, George Forman style grills and Panini presses, sandwich makers, waffle irons, crock pots, oil fryers.
  • No cooking appliances that use electricity or gas other than a small microwave.
  • The storage or use of flammable liquids and substances:  gasoline, kerosene, charcoal, lighter fluid, paint.
  • Natural trees, wreaths or garland.
  • Electric blankets.
  • Electrically amplified instruments, including DJ equipment and drum sets.
  • Nails and foam backed adhesive tape.
  • Dart boards or darts of any kind.
  • Fitness equipment (treadmills, trampolines, stationary bikes, barbells, free weights, exercise machines, pull up bars etc…)
  • Federal, state, college, local or other signs.
  • Waterbeds, hot tubs, Jacuzzis, lofts, and any material that changes the intended purpose of the furniture including cinder blocks and platforms.[WU5] 

Violations are subject to immediate action and/or removal by college personnel. Perry Hall staff reserves the right to authorize personnel to confiscate any prohibited item deemed to be a danger to the individual, other residents or college property at any time.

Confiscated items (except animals) must be picked up by the resident within thirty (30) days of confiscation for the purpose of taking the item off-campus. Residents are responsible for any charges related to confiscated items including, but not limited to, storage or transport.  All confiscated items which are not picked up and taken home may be disposed of by the Perry Hall staff. 

Perry Hall staff maintains the right to restrict additional items not listed that have the potential to cause health and/or safety risks.

NOTE:  Property (Renters) Insurance.  SUNY Corning Community College does not accept responsibility for students’ personal property in the event of theft, fire, steam, flood, insufficient heat, loss or surges of electricity, the actions of a third person, and any other acts of nature resulting in the interruption of service or damage to personal belongings.  Students are responsible for having private insurance either by being included in their parents’ home owners’ policy, or by purchasing renters insurance to protect themselves against loss.  

 

Services provided to residents

Cable TV & Wireless Internet

One cable hookup is located in the living area of each suite and is served by Time Warner Cable. There are no cable hookups in individual rooms. Wireless internet is provided by the First Light Technology Group (FLTG). Prior to arrival each resident will receive login information from FLTG to access the wireless in Perry Hall. Students experiencing any issues with the wireless should contact FTLG support at nocsupport@firstlight.net or 1-800-977-3584.

Accessibility Services

Students with medical issues or disabilities who may require modification of any policy or procedure in order to have equal access to Perry Hall should contact the Coordinator of Accessibility Services as soon as possible.  Students should call (607) 962-9262 or accessibility@corning-cc.edu with questions.  The Coordinator, in consultation with the Director of Student Services, and the student, will make a determination of what reasonable accommodation will be needed to provide the student with equal access to Perry Hall, its programs, services and activities.  Documentation guidelines can be found on the Accessibility Services site at www.corning-cc.edu.  

Gender Neutral Housing

Perry Hall strives to provide a safe, inclusive, comfortable, and supportive living environment for all students at Corning Community College. SUNY CCC offers the option of gender-neutral housing for students who, because of gender identity or gender expression, prefer this option. This allows students who identify as transgender and gender non-confirming the ability to choose a roommate of any gender.

 Housing assignments for transgender students are guided by the following values:

  • Respect for the student’s gender identity and/or expression.
  • Prioritized attention to the student’s physical safety and emotional health.
  • Enhance the student’s opportunity for success at SUNY CCC by finding the best match between the student’s needs and the options available.

If a student is interested in a gender-neutral room assignment, staff will work with them in a personal and confidential manner to discuss the options available. It is important to contact the Director of Student Services early in the process so the widest range of options can be offered. Because of limitations in the available housing options, there is no guarantee that all of a student’s preferences can be met, but we are highly committed to working with the student to find the best accommodations possible. If we are not able to accommodate a student’s request, an assignment will be made based on the gender identification the student listed on their admissions application.[WU6] 

Front Desk

The Perry front desk is staffed by Resident Assistant staff and serves as a resource for Perry residents. The desk offers a variety of services including mail sorting, package delivery, cleaning supplies, and games.

Laundry

Laundry rooms with high efficiency washers and dryers are located on each floor. Students are expected to remove their items in a timely fashion from the machines.  Washers and dryers are provided free for all residents and requires high efficiency detergent and other supplies provided by residents.

Mail

U.S. mail and packages are delivered to Perry Hall Monday-Friday when classes are in session.  A mailbox is provided for each resident when they check-in. Packages can be picked up in the Perry Hall office with SUNY CCC ID.

The address for delivery is:
Resident’s Name
Mailbox #
2 Academic Drive
Corning, NY 14830

Maintenance

Students can report maintenance concerns by informing an RA or front desk staff. Work orders are reviewed by Physical Plant each working day and prioritized.  Maintenance staff is authorized to enter the suite or bedroom to address the concern at any time between 8 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Maintenance personnel may be required, and are authorized, to enter a suite at any time to perform emergency repairs when health and safety issues are involved.  Students may be required to assist by removing personal property if it interferes with access to the area to be maintained.  Fire, broken water pipes, and other maintenance problems which could lead to structural damage or constitute a threat to the health and safety of students, are considered emergencies.  Residents with immediate concerns or situations can contact Public Safety 24 hours a day at (607) 962-9000.  The Resident Assistants can also be contacted if assistance is needed.  Housekeeping, security, professional staff, and maintenance personnel may be on the floors daily at any hour to perform tasks.  

Roommates and Suitemate Concerns

Suites house 2-4 students. Perry Hall offers co-ed floors; all suites and rooms will be assigned on a same-sex basis. Students have the option to make requests for roommates and/or specific housing and Perry staff will do their best to honor such requests, but does not guarantee requests will be honored. As students will often arrive not knowing their roommates, Resident Assistants will visit each suite as needed to talk about expectations.  Students who experience roommate concerns are encouraged to have a discussion with their roommate/suitemate first, then speak with their Resident Assistant. The Coordinator may be consulted for additional assistance. Room changes are possible based on available spaces; however students are expected to attempt to work through conflict before exercising this option.

Safety & Health Concerns

Residents should report safety and health concerns to any member of the Perry Hall Staff.  Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from off-campus health providers, as well as payment for medical services provided.  In the case of an emergency, immediately contact Public Safety at (607) 962-9000 or dial 911.

Transportation 

Bus service is provided by First Transit, Inc.  You can find information at www.steubentransit.com or in the Commons outside the College Store.   Local taxi service can be found by an internet search for Corning, NY taxi service.

Trash & Recycling

Students are responsible for bagging and placing all trash and recycle materials in the containers located on each floor.  In addition, dumpsters are located next to the residence hall for larger items.  Students are also responsible for recycling (i.e. paper, cardboard, glass, etc.).  Students leaving garbage in non-designated areas are subject to disciplinary action or cleaning charges.

 

Campus Safety Information

Living in a residence hall presents numerous opportunities and challenges, thus it is important to maintain an environment that is safe for all residents and supportive of the academic mission of the College.  Therefore, policies and guidelines are established that outline expectations of the residents and are implemented to help ensure the peaceful enjoyment of living in a safe and clean environment.  Violations of this Handbook or the Housing contract will be referred for disciplinary action with the possibility of termination of the contract.   While these policies and guidelines cover a host of expectations, the College reserves the right to respond to other behaviors covered by local, state, and federal laws and/or behaviors not covered in this Handbook or in the Course Catalog and Information Guide.   The College also reserves the right to involve members of the law enforcement community and other agencies for serious violations.

Each student plays a critical role in maintaining a safe and secure environment within Perry Hall. Even with a card access system and RAs on duty, the safety and security of residents can be compromised by careless behavior. Every student is responsible for locking his or her room door, refraining from propping open entrance and exit doors, and allowing unescorted guests to enter the building.

Safety & Security Tips

  • A student entering Perry Hall should not permit an unknown person from entering.
  • Public Safety or the staff member on duty should be notified if someone has insisted on entering Perry. The student should try to get a good description of the individual, and observe the direction in which he or she was headed.
  • Every student should keep his or her room door locked, even when sleeping, and especially when leaving the room or building.
  • A malfunctioning card access reader or door should be reported to Public Safety or Residence Life staff.
  • If a student is expecting a guest, the student is responsible for meeting the guest at the building entry door and escorting him or her in the building.
  • A student is not permitted to lend his or her room key or SUNY CCC ID Card to another student or guest.
  • Every student should record the serial numbers and MAC address (if applicable) of valuable items or electronics

 

Reporting Suspicious Activity

If a student notices any suspicious activity, the student should immediately contact Public Safety. Suspicious behavior may include the following:

  • A person going room to room, trying to open doors
  • A person loitering at unusual hours or locations
  • A person running (especially if something of value is being carried)
  • A person exhibiting unusual mental, emotional, or physical symptoms
  • A person carrying College property or other items
  • Open or broken windows or doors
  • Unusual noises, screams, or cries for help
  • Threatening or disturbing messages posted on social media

 

Office of Public Safety

The Office of Public Safety provides 24/7 coverage for the Spencer Hill campus.  Officers can be reached at (607) 962-9000.  Resident Assistants will also be on duty each evening and on weekends.  Public Safety Officers will periodically walk through the residence hall and property to ensure the safety of residents.  Residents are required to comply with instructions provided by Public Safety Officers.

Keys and Access Cards

Residents are responsible for all keys and access cards issued to them. Residents are prohibited from lending or giving their keys or access cards to other individuals. Duplication of keys is prohibited. Lost, stolen or damaged keys or access cards must be reported immediately and will necessitate the replacement of the lock(s), key(s) or access card, the cost of which is charged to the resident.

Security Doors & Cameras

The residence hall is secured 24 hours a day.  Residents are issued a SUNY Corning Community College ID Card that will admit them into Perry Hall through any of the entrances.   Because of safety and fire regulations, students are not allowed to prop open any doors at any time.   

Perry Hall is equipped with security cameras at multiple points in the buildings. These cameras are reviewed by Public Safety to ensure a secure environment for students.

Fire Drills/Evacuations

The law requires fire evacuation drills be held periodically.  All residents must evacuate the halls as per instruction provided by the Perry Hall staff.  Failure to evacuate will result in disciplinary action.  Health and Fire safety inspections will occur throughout the semester.  The purpose is to educate students about the potential for threats to the safety of all residents.  Corrections of fire safety issues will be mandated, with failure to make corrections considered a violation of the housing contract.   Residents may have their contract terminated for repeat violations.

Right of Entry by College Official(s)

The Director of Student Services and/or designee reserve the right to inspect any or all suites, with 24-hour notice.  In addition, all rooms and suites are inspected during closings for college breaks.  Students will be charged for trash removal and/or cleaning of common areas if such services are necessary to ensure the health and welfare of other students.  No notice is necessary when it is reported or suspected that a dangerous condition exists within the suite/room.

Officials of SUNY Corning Community College are authorized to enter and conduct an unannounced inspection of any residence hall room if there is cause to reasonably believe illegal activity is or may be occurring, when there is strong reason to believe that the student(s) in the room are in serious physical or psychological distress, or any violation of the policies or conditions of occupancy either in the housing contract or handbook is or may be occurring therein.

A fire, health and safety inspection is not a search. Student rooms are inspected during each break closing and at the time of check-out. Routine inspections will be announced in advance, and the student may choose to be present during the inspection. These inspections are conducted 1) to evaluate the condition of the room and furnishings; 2) to identify needed maintenance and repairs; and 3) to check for fire and safety hazards. If damages are noted, the cost for repairs or replacement will be charged to the student account. The College reserves the right to make non-routine, emergency inspections to protect the health and safety of all students.

Should College staff observe the presence of unapproved appliance or objects in the room or notice objects attached to the facilities in an unapproved manner, the item may be removed and student notified via their SUNY CCC email within 2 business days. Students will be expected to correct the situation. In the case of noncompliance, the College reserves the right to have the items removed at the expense of the student(s) in the room.

 

Residence Hall Policies

Being a member of SUNY Corning Community College and Perry Hall has privileges that carry with them responsibility for the well-being of all members of the community.  It is understood that students voluntarily enter this educational and residential community with the highest regard for the establishment and maintenance of a campus environment characterized by interpersonal care and personal responsibility.

Serious and/or repeat violations of the housing rules and policies can result in removal from housing and termination of the housing contract.  Refund of housing and meal plan charges are in accordance with the College refund policy, the security deposit will be forfeited, and student will have full liability of their housing and meal plan costs.   Students may also be banned from the residence hall and the property grounds, with the possibility of criminal prosecution.

Alcohol

No student or his/her guest(s), regardless of age, may possess, consume, store, or distribute alcoholic beverages within the residence hall[WU7] . Any alcohol found on the property will be disposed of immediately. Students may not be in the presence of alcohol

Drugs

As a condition of employment, study or contact with the College, all employees, students and visitors are prohibited from the illegal use, manufacture, possession or distribution of all controlled substances on the campus. Any violations of this policy will result in College disciplinary action up to and including discharge or expulsion, whichever is appropriate. Smoking paraphernalia (vapes, e-cigarettes, pipes, hookahs, rolling papers, etc.) found in student rooms will be viewed as a violation of this policy.  In addition, violations of this policy may be reported to civil authorities. 

Students may not be in the presence of drugs.

Fire Regulations

False reporting of a fire by use of a fire alarm pull station, tampering with fire equipment, or otherwise causing the system to go into alarm is a crime.  Disconnecting or covering smoke/heat detectors in the rooms is a violation of the fire code. 

The use of multi-outlet plugs is prohibited, except for those with built-in surge protectors, only one can be used per outlet.  Smoking, burning of candles, incense, or other flame-emitting articles is also prohibited.

Combustible materials such as posters, pictures, etc., are limited to 50%[WU9]  of wall space in the dwellings units.  Combustible material is not allowed on ceilings or on the inside of any door.  Fabric, including sheets, fishnet, tapestry, etc., used as decorations, is prohibited.  Items are not permitted to be hung over or from light fixtures, sprinkler heads or smoke detectors.  Curtains placed on closets or windows must have a class 1 fire rating.

Rooms cannot be subdivided into smaller spaces using furniture arrangement or tapestries that would impede an individual’s ability to evacuate in the event of an emergency.  Nothing can block access to the main door of the suite or the bedroom doors.

Guests and Visitors 

Overnight guests are not permitted during the first week of class and final exam week each semester.  At other times guests are welcome to visit for a period not to exceed two nights within a seven-day period.   All guests must be signed in on the visitor log in the lobby of Perry Hall and carry proper identification. Guests are not allowed to stay in multiple rooms to extend the two night maximum. Overnight guests must register their vehicles with Public Safety and obtain a visitors pass to display in their windshield. During College break periods, guests and visitors policy will be amended and shared with students approved to stay in Perry Hall.

It is the responsibility of the host to inform their guests of the rules and regulations, and to ensure their compliance. Residents will be held responsible for the behavior of their guests and any damage they may cause.  Guests must be with their host resident and carry an ID with them at all times.  Residents are expected to be sensitive to the needs of their roommates and suitemates and have a discussion with them before inviting or allowing guests to visit.  The right of a student to live in reasonable privacy takes precedence over the privilege of a roommate to entertain a guest. Guests who violate the rules and regulations will be asked to leave the property and, if necessary, be banned from entering the premises in the future. Residents who host persons banned from the property are in violation of the housing Contract.  There should not be more than eight persons in a suite at a time.

The presence of guests may not disrupt nor infringe on the use of the Perry Hall facilities, including but not limited to, rooms, suites, and/or common areas used by other residents, suitemates, or roommates.   The College reserves the right to further limit guest access to preserve the rights of other residents.  

Harassment and Assault

Any action, in person, by phone, or on-line, intended to annoy, threaten, alarm, or harm any other member of the residence hall community is considered a serious breach of the Housing contract and will not be tolerated.  Any student who harasses or threatens another student will be referred for disciplinary action and subject to eviction from the residence hall.  Disagreements and conflicts will occur at times, but it is expected that all residents defuse or handle those disagreements in a mature, non-threatening, and non-violent manner, and seek help from staff whenever necessary.  Fighting in any area of the residence hall or on campus will not be tolerated.

Non-Compliance with a Reasonable Request

In the performance of their duties, College Officials may make reasonable requests of the residents in order to ensure the safety and security of the community at large.  All residents and their guests are expected to comply with such reasonable requests, and will be found in violation of the Housing contract for failure to comply or behaving inappropriately towards the staff member making the request.

Quiet and Courtesy Hours  

All residents and guests are expected to abide by courtesy hours at all times and for all residents.  Courtesy hours are in effect 24 hours a day and allow residents the right to not be distracted by unwanted noise or disruption.   At other times, quiet hours are established as follows:  Sunday through Thursday 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday 11:59 p.m. to 10:00 a.m.  At no time is loud music permitted either in the rooms or in vehicles on the premises.  Students are not permitted to put music equipment in the windows.  Drums or amplified instruments are not permitted in the residence hall.  Students are expected to refrain from any activity that might cause a disturbance in the community (including, but not limited to, yelling out of windows or down the hallway, and playing loud music or TV shows).  During the week of final exams each semester, quiet hours are in effect 24 hours per day and will start at 11:59pm on the last day of classes for that semester.

 Sexual Misconduct

All forms of sexual violence and misconduct, which include, but are not limited to acts of sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual coercion, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, rape criminal sexual acts, forcible touching, and sexual abuse are explicitly prohibited and will result in a Title IX investigation.

Smoking/Tobacco

Consumption of any tobacco products will not be allowed on any college property or in any college facility.

For the purpose of this policy, “tobacco” is defined to include any lit or unlit cigarette, cigar, pipe, bidi, clove cigarette, E-cigarette, vaping, and any other smoking product, and smokeless or spit tobacco, also known as dip, chew, snuff or snus, in any form.

 Theft

Theft from or damage to College premises or theft or damage to property of a member of the College community or College premises

 Vandalism

Vandalism, including defacing or destroying of Perry Hall or SUNY CCC property, or the property of others, will not be tolerated.

 Weapons and Dangerous Materials

Firearms and other weapons are not permitted on campus or in the residence hall at any time.  This includes, but is not limited to, hunting rifles, hand guns, paint ball guns, BB guns, stun guns, very realistic looking toy guns or replicas, switchblades, gravity knives, box cutters, bows and arrows, stun guns, self-defense spray devices, ammunition of any kind and any martial arts weapons (ex. chukka sticks, throwing stars, etc.).  Use of any object against another person is probable cause for removal from housing.

Dining Hall Conduct

SUNY CCC provides an all-you-care-to eat dining hall. Removing additional food, beverages, dishes, silverware, or condiments from the dining room or entering the dining commons without paying for the meal will be considered theft. Students are expected to discard or return items to the appropriate receptacles after use. Acts of horseplay, food fights, and/or non-compliance with dining hall staff are prohibited.

 

Residence Hall Guidelines

Abandoned Property

Any personal property that remains in a room upon termination of the housing contract shall be deemed abandoned and may be disposed of by SUNY Corning Community College officials at their sole discretion.  Property left in the hallways or common areas is considered abandoned. SUNY CCC may, in its discretion, make efforts to notify a student and/or student’s parent or guardian that property has been found in room.  Neither SUNY CCC nor other agents or contractors assume any responsibility for any such property at any time.

Service Dogs & Emotional Support Animals

With the exception of service dogs or emotional support animals, no animals are permitted in the residence hall.  This includes goldfish, hamsters, gerbils, cats, dogs, rabbits, reptiles, squirrels or any other animal.  If an emotional support animal is required, the Accessibility Services Office, in consultation with the Director of Student Services, approves requests.  Requests to have an emotional support animal must be made with the Accessibility Services office no later than July 1 for fall semester and December 10 for spring.

Appliances

The following appliances are not permitted in the residence hall: hot plates, toaster ovens, rice cookers, torchiere-style lighting (floor-standing lighting) with halogen lamps, immersion heaters, heating coils, space heaters, ovens, indoor or outdoor grills, etc…). Personal or portable air conditioning or heating units are not permitted. 

If an unapproved item is observed in a student’s room, the student will be asked to remove the item. If the student does not comply with the request, Perry Hall staff reserve the right to have the items removed. Items that pose a threat to the health or safety of students or the building will be removed immediately.

Bicycles

A student is permitted to store his or her bicycle in the room, provided his or her roommate(s) have granted permission. Bicycles are not permitted in lounges, laundry rooms, hallways, bathrooms, dining halls, or other public areas. If a student causes damage by using a bicycle, the student will be responsible for any damage charges associated with repair.

Cleaning

Each student is expected to maintain his or her living space in an orderly and sanitary condition. Students are responsible for cleaning the living area & bathroom. Each student is responsible for removing trash from the room or suite and placing in the designated disposal area. If the College becomes aware of unsanitary conditions resulting from a student failing to maintain the room or suite, Perry Hall staff will require that you clean the space in an established number of days. If the room or suite is not cleaned, students may face conduct charges and/or Physical Plant will clean the space. The student will be charged a cleaning/damage fee, which will be applied to the student’s account. Depending upon how the College and/or other students are affected by the persistence of disorderly and unsanitary conditions in a student’s room, the College reserves the right to cancel the student’s housing contract and refuse future requests for housing

Check In/Check Out

Established check-in and check-out procedures must be followed by each student.  At the beginning of each semester, each new student must check in at the designated location as indicated in the room assignment letter.  Students will then receive keys and room condition reports that must be filled out and returned to the Perry front desk.  When the student moves out of the room, he/she must turn in all keys to Perry Hall staff. Failure to do so will result in a lock change and the cost will be billed to the student’s account. Physical Plant staff will inspect the room and determine if damage charges are applicable.

Closings and Break Housing

Students must vacate Perry Hall over breaks unless they request to stay and are approved by the Director of Student Services or her/his designee. All students must follow closing procedures posted by the staff and  staff will enter all rooms at closing of each break.

Additional policies are in effect during break times and will be communicated when students request to remain. Students’ meal plans are not active during break periods.

Perry Hall is closed when the College is closed down (certain dates over Winter break) and no students can remain.

  • October Break - 5:00 p.m. on the last day of classes prior to break through noon the Sunday of the break.
  • Thanksgiving Break - 5:00 p.m. on the last day of classes prior to Thanksgiving through noon the Sunday after Thanksgiving.
  • Winter Break - Twenty-four hours after last exam in December through specific dates set according to the College calendar.
  • February Break - 5:00 p.m. on the last day of classes prior to the start of Break Week through noon on Sunday of the break
  • Spring Break - 5:00 p.m. on the last day of classes prior to the start of Spring Break through noon on Sunday of the break
  • End of Spring Semester - Twenty-four hours after last final unless approved to stay by the Director of Student Services or her/his designee.

Damages to Property  

All residents will pay a security deposit as stipulated in the current Housing contract.  This is to ensure the upkeep of the property, and to pay for damages determined at the end of the housing contract term.  Upon arrival, each student will receive a room condition report (RCR) to be completed and returned to the Perry front desk.  Each student is responsible for the condition and upkeep of their bedroom, and with other suitemates, is responsible for the condition of the common living room, hallway, and bathroom.  At the end of the year, or whenever a student leaves the room, the room and suite will be checked for cleanliness and damages, and an inventory of furniture will be done, with the expectation that the room has been made ready for the next resident.  Charges will occur for anything not considered normal wear and tear.  Damage charges are not limited to the amount of the security deposit.  When damage occurs to the common areas and lounges of a building, and the person responsible cannot be determined, all persons in the building may be charged for the damage.  Students may be referred for disciplinary action when damage is determined.  The damage will be repaired, and the students will be billed.  All repairs are to be made by SUNY CCC staff and/or their designee. Residents are not allowed to spackle or paint any part of their room or suite.

Decorations/Furniture

You are encouraged to personalize your room and suite.  We ask that you take precautions when decorating as well as in the removal of those decorations.  Please do not use nails, screws, or put holes in walls or doors.  Use tape on concrete walls and materials designed to limit damage sparingly on sheet rock.  Walls may not be painted except by physical plant employees.  Charges will be assessed if the decorations cause damage to the walls, doors, windows, or furnishings.

All upholstered furniture must:

  • Meet NFPA 260 or NFPA 261 and be formally labeled confirming compliance AND
  • Meet ASTM E1537 or California Technical Bulletin 133 and will be formally labeled confirming compliance

 

Elevators

Students and guests are responsible for using elevators in a safe manner:

  • Tampering with or abusing any of the elevator equipment or controls is not permitted.
  • Elevator doors should not be pried open, nor should the doors be held open by the safety edges.
  • If an elevator is stuck, occupants should not attempt to exit the elevator until directions and/or assistance is provided by emergency personnel.
  • Occupants should not jump up and down in an elevator
  • The elevator should not be used in the event of a fire or fire alarm.

 

Full-time registered status

Residents are required to be a full-time registered student (minimum 12 credit hours).  Students requesting to be below full-time status must receive permission from the Director of Student Services to remain in the residence hall.[WU11] 

Lock Outs

All residents are expected to carry their own keys and SUNY CCC ID card with them at all times.  Perry Hall staff is available to open doors. Resident Assistants will report repeat violators to the Coordinator, who has the right to institute a lock change at the cost to the resident if a key is lost or misplaced.  Students who get locked out and attempt to break into the suite will be in violation and held financially responsible for any damage occurring.  Students can only be let into their own rooms.  Perry Hall staff members do not have the authority to key someone into another person’s room without the direct consent from the person assigned to that room.  Emergency situations require permission from the Director of Student Services, Director of Public Safety, or the Assistant Dean of Student Services.

Parking  

All students must register their car with the Office of Public Safety upon arrival to campus and must purchase a vehicle permit.  Only cars with proper registration and permit can park in Lot H which is designated for resident students.  Students are required to follow all Parking Rules and Regulations provided by the Office of Public Safety.

All visitors for Perry residents must register their vehicle with Public Safety and park their vehicles in Lot H.

Room Changes

All room changes must be approved by the Director of Student Services or her/his designee.  At the beginning of each semester, there is a freeze on room changes in order to give students the chance to get to know each other.  The Resident Assistants can assist with any conflicts that may arise.  Residents may submit a room change request form the second week of classes for review by the Coordinator.  Room changes may not be made during the final two weeks of each semester.  This can be a busy time for students preparing for and taking finals, therefore only emergency changes deemed necessary by the Director of Student Services are allowed.  To maintain the security of all residents, any change made without prior consent of the Director of Student Services or her/his designee may result in the changing of the lock of the student’s original room and the cost charged to the student’s account.  Any room change conducted to settle disputes, consolidate rooms for new incoming students, and as a disciplinary sanction may result in a cleaning fee determined by the Perry Hall and Physical Plant staff.

Skateboarding, sledding and snowball fights

Skateboarding and use of scooters, skates, etc. are prohibited in the residence hall and on the premises of the residence hall.  Sledding and snowball fights are not permitted in the vicinity of College property including parking lots.

Solicitation

Solicitation in the residence hall is not permitted.  Students are also not permitted to run a business from their residence hall room or suite.

Windows

Windows in Perry Hall should be kept closed when a student is not present in the room or during times of inclement weather (snow, rain, heat, cold, etc…) to assist with energy conservation and protection of the room interior.


Judicial System

Community Expectations and Standards

Residents are expected to adhere to community standards as rules and guidelines for responsible living.  To this end, it is the responsibility of the student to know and follow the Residence Hall Handbook, the Housing contract, and the SUNY Corning Community College Student Code of Conduct, and accept the consequences of their actions. The disciplinary process serves as an educational mechanism by which students discuss their behaviors, held appropriately accountable, and offered an opportunity to modify future behavior.  Through the judicial process, students are expected to learn the importance of accepting personal responsibility for behavior that violates community standards.  

In serious instances of misconduct, the Assistant Dean of Student Services or designee, in accordance with the procedures for adjudication, reserve the right to remove any resident from housing without reimbursement of housing charges or deposit.  This extends to resident behaviors both on and off campus, as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.  Procedures used to enforce standards should contribute to teaching appropriate individual and group behaviors, as well as, protecting the rights of individuals and the campus community from disruption and/or harm.

Categories of Misconduct

The following categories define the misconduct for which students may be held accountable. The influence of drugs or alcohol will not in any way mitigate the consequences of inappropriate behavior or minimize the responsibility of individuals charged through the disciplinary process.  A student attending an off-campus College function or event is subject to the same standards of conduct expected on campus.  Likewise, students are responsible for the behavior and actions of their guests at all times. 

Disciplinary Action

The following categories are examples of student conduct that are violations of College policies and guidelines. The Assistant Dean of Student Services, in consultation with other College Officials, will make the final determination of the level of severity for each incident.   

 

Level A.    Sanctions in these cases are typically educational in nature.  

 Students engaging in any of the following acts may be subject to disciplinary sanctions up to and including suspension from the residence hall:

  • Disorderly conduct/disturbing the peace
  • Violation of courtesy and quiet hours
  • Violation of visitation/guest policies
  • Violation of the College tobacco policy
  • Appropriation of common or public furniture in  rooms and/or suites
  • Littering in a public area or on campus grounds
  • Unauthorized/unapproved room change
  • Engaging in indoor hall sports or sports activities in unauthorized areas
  • Propping open of residence hall doors
  • Skateboarding, skating, sledding or throwing snow/ice in and around the residence hall and parking lots
  • Health and Safety violations including, but not limited to, use of any heating elements such as hotplates, heating units, candles, incense or potpourri; air conditioners, halogen lamps, multiple light lamps with plastic bulb covers, unclean room/apartment that can cause health issues, possession of waterbeds, and more than 8 people in a room and/or suite
  • Possession of any pet other than an approved service, assistance, or support animal
  • Refusing to show or surrender a College ID card upon request by residence life staff or employees acting in the performance of their duties

 

Level B.  Sanctions in these cases are typically education in nature and accompany additional administrative sanctions including up to removal from housing, cancellation of the housing contract, and/or expulsion from the college:
  •  Repeated violations of any Level "A" offenses
  • Violation of the terms of any disciplinary sanction imposed in accordance with this code
  • Possession, consumption, or distribution of any alcoholic beverages
  • Failure to comply with the directions of Residence Life personnel acting in the performance of their duties and/or harassment of Residence Life personnel
  • Use or possession of weapons
  • Indecent conduct including, but not limited to, streaking, profanity, lewd or obscene expressions, racial or ethnic slurs, disrespectful behavior or statements toward college personnel or students
  • Verbal harassment defined as abusive or threatening language or behavior that intentionally or recklessly abuses, ridicules, or puts down a person and adversely affects his or her living, working or learning environment
  • Unauthorized entry, presence in, or use of residence hall premises, facilities or property
  • Reckless causing of physical harm to any person (including oneself)
  • Actions that cause a disruption of the educational nature of the hall
  • Intentional or reckless misuse or damage of fire safety equipment or any action that causes fire safety equipment to alarm or deactivate
  • Covering or disabling smoke detectors
  • Any comment designed to incite violence
  • Theft or possession of stolen property
  • Destruction or defacing of property
  • Intentional or reckless interference with the freedom of expression of others
  • Dishonesty, such as the known falsification of official records or the giving of false information
  • Forgery, unauthorized alteration, or unauthorized use of any document or instrument of identification
  • Misuse or abuse of the telephone, computer system, TV security system, or elevator

 

Level C.  Sanctions in these cases are typically administrative including up to removal from housing, cancellation of the housing contract, and/or expulsion from the college:
  •  Possession, manufacture, distribution, or use of any un-prescribed drug and/or drug paraphernalia, including being under the effects of any un-prescribed drug within the residence hall
  • Physical harassment and/or bullying.  Any action or situation producing physical or psychological discomfort of an individual or group, or placing the individual or group in danger of physical injury including, but not limited to, punching, kicking, scratching, biting, pushing, slapping, etc., or the threat thereof.  Harassment or bullying using social networking sites, blogs, and/or text messages are also violations of this policy.  Students are expected to handle conflict appropriately and staff members are available to assist. In the event of physical threat, students should pursue every means possible to avoid physical retaliation
  • Use, possession, manufacture, or storage of any weapon
  • Engaging in acts or deeds violating existing federal, state, county, or local laws or ordinances
  • Intentional or reckless initiation of any false report, (including the activation of fire alarms for non-emergency, non-administrative reasons), warning or threat of fire, explosion, or emergency
  • Repeated violation of College or Residence Hall policy

Violation or actions not covered in the lists of Level A, B, or C offenses will be sent to the Assistant Dean of Student Services for determination of severity and the appropriate category of the offense to proceed with a correct course for adjudication.