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Your Obligations

These documents are binding and they outline our responsibilities to you as well as clarify your rights and obligatons as a member of our communities.

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By submitting a housing and/or dining service application, you agree to the terms of these contracts. If under 18 years of age, you must have a parent or guardian agree to the contract terms by eProxy for it to be effective.

2017 Summer Contracts

2017–18 Contracts

How to Cancel a Contract

All current and future students who have submitted a housing application have entered into a contract with us and must contact us to cancel. Contacting the Office of Admissions to cancel enrollment does not affect housing and dining contracts.

Cancellation fees may apply. Refer to the terms of your contract for more information. Please contact an assignment office for residence halls or apartments, or dining services to request an estimate of your cancellation fee.

Requests to cancel housing must be submitted online.

New students who cancel on or before May 11, 2017 need to go to the online Contract and Application and select Cancel Application.

New students who cancel after May 11, 2017 need to go online to the Housing Appeals form.

All returning students who want to cancel their contract must also go online to the Housing Appeals form.

For assistance, contact the residence hall (812-855-5601) or apartment (812-855-6600) assignment office.

Students with an I-BUCKS 60 or 25 meal plan must also submit a request to cancel online. After logging in, select the option to "change plan" to request to cancel your plan. In the text box, explain your reason and submit. For assistance, contact dining services or call 812-855-1764.

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2016–17 Apartment Rules & Regulations

Indiana University Apartment Housing Rules & Regulations apply to all residents, dependents, or other occupants of apartment housing units, as well as visitors and guests. All residents are expected to be familiar with and abide by the terms and conditions of the apartment housing contract and the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct, hereafter referred to as “the Code”.

1. Responsibility

  1. You are responsible for the conduct of your guests and dependents. You will be responsible for any damages, policy violations, or property losses attributed to your guests.
  2. Any resident who is present in an apartment and knows a violation is occurring will be deemed complicit in the activity unless the resident has immediately reported the situation to a university official and/or has left the room upon discovering the violation.

2. Apartment Occupancy List

You must complete the apartment occupancy list in the Personal Emergency Contact Information (PECI) application at before checking into the apartment. You must submit a list of all apartment occupants to your apartment housing office upon checking into the apartment. You are required to keep the occupant list up-to-date at the PECI site referenced above. The roommate(s) must give approval to host overnight guests.

3. Vacating the Apartment

When planning to vacate the apartment, you must notify the apartment housing assignments office and complete the necessary forms.

4. Prohibited Actions

Actions that infringe generally upon the rights and freedoms of other residents are prohibited, regardless of the intention behind the actions. Such actions include, but are not limited to coercion, discrimination, harassment, intimidation, pranks, and threats.

5. Noise

You must observe the academic nature and close parameters of the community. Residents must be considerate at all times regarding noise levels when requested by neighbors.

6. Cleanliness

Residents must maintain clean and sanitary conditions inside their apartments.

7. Children at Play

Children must not play in the hallways, laundry areas, lobbies, or stairwells. Parents must provide supervision of children on playgrounds and recreational areas located near all apartment buildings. The equipment should not be used after dark so as not to disturb nearby residents.

8. Keys & Key Cards

All apartment keys/key cards are the property of Indiana University and may not be duplicated.

9. University Property

Using or attempting to use university property in a manner inconsistent with its designated purpose is prohibited.

10. Sales

You may not use any part of the residence facility or grounds for commercial or nonresidential purposes. Door-to-door selling in the buildings is not permitted.

11. Clear Walkways

Keep corridors, hallways, and stairwells clear of personal items and household trash.

12. Exterior Spaces

Exterior spaces, such as patios and walkways, cannot be used for storage. Also, furniture designed for indoor use cannot be used outside (balconies, patios, walkways, etc.).

13. Smoking

Smoking and/or the use of electronic cigarettes is prohibited inside all apartments and on Indiana University owned or leased property, except in designated outdoor areas.

14. Alterations

You may not alter, damage, or modify your apartment or change locks and latches on apartment doors. Painting is permitted with the approval of the housing manager. Contact paper should not be used on shelves, walls, or floors in the apartments. Lightweight hanging items, such as pictures and wall hangings, may be hung using the wooden picture hanging rails provided. Attached shelving is not allowed unless the university provides it as part of the furnishings. No appliances or equipment may be removed from the apartment unless authorized by the housing manager. Possession of public-area furniture in individual apartments is prohibited. Carpets may not be fastened down with tacks, tack strips, or adhesives. Double-sided carpet tape may be used as long as you can clean up the residue when you move. You will be responsible for the cost of floor repairs. Modifications to electrical wiring, including smoke detection devices, within an apartment or living unit, are prohibited.

15. Prohibited Items

RPS must place the safety of all guests and residents first. Therefore, some items are not permitted in any apartment. These include:

  1. Antennas, satellite dishes, or other wires extending outside of windows.
  2. Burning candles.
  3. Burning incense.
  4. Clothes washers and dryers.
  5. Dishwashers.
  6. Firearms or other weapons, including but not limited to air guns and BB guns.
  7. Fireworks or explosive materials, whether factory or homemade.
  8. Flammable liquids and other similar materials, except for sealed containers not exceeding eight-ounce capacity.
  9. Halogen lamps, sometimes called torchieres.
  10. Hoverboards, mopeds, motorcycles, and other similar vehicles.
  11. Illegal drugs.
  12. Open flame stoves.
  13. Tanning beds.
  14. Waterbeds.

In addition, you may not cover your apartment door with wrapping paper or other flammable materials.

The only permitted electrical appliances in apartment housing must be the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) listed, equipped with thermostatic controls, and rated at 700 watts (6 amps) or less. Such electrical items include extension cords and outlet strips. You may use type "S", "SJ", or 14-gauge wire. Extension cords, surge protectors, and using LCDI technology, such as FireShield®, are strongly recommended.

You may not use charcoal grills inside apartments, on balconies, or any place smoke may enter the building. Never empty hot coal ashes into trash bins.

16. Pets

No pets (or animals), including birds, guests’ pets, or laboratory specimens are permitted in RPS housing units. Crustaceans or fish kept in aquariums are allowed. Aquariums may not exceed a 10-gallon capacity. Requests for animals related to a disability must be approved through the Office of Disability Services for Students website and by emailing the Housing Assignments Office.

Any resident found in violation of the pet policy will be subject to contract cancellation. Also, there will be a charge levied against the resident to cover the cost of inspection and treatment, if needed, of the apartment for fleas or other insects brought in by an animal.

17. Wheels

Bicycles, inline skates, scooters, and skateboards must not be used inside the buildings or in or near busy areas, such as entrances and exits.

18. Parking

Do not drive or park vehicles on lawns, walks, or any areas other than streets, roadways, and parking lots. Also, do not place any vehicle in an area designated as "No Parking". Be sure to observe all campus parking regulations.

19. Contract

You are responsible for abiding by all the conditions and terms of your apartment housing contract.

20. Documents

You are responsible for abiding by all documents, including electronic or digital copies sent to you by the university and apartment housing.

21. Graffiti

Writing offensive and/or inappropriate language or symbols on dry erase boards, walks, or other areas frequented by the public is prohibited.

22. Alcohol

  1. Persons under the age of 21 are not permitted to possess or consume alcoholic beverages.
  2. Alcohol may not be used in public areas of apartment housing, including but not limited to balconies, breezeways, elevators, laundry rooms, parking lots, picnic or grassy areas, recreational areas, stairwells, or anywhere else in the community.
  3. To protect the health and safety of residents and their guests, alcoholic beverages may not be served at private or sponsored events held in meeting rooms or other public areas.
  4. Beer contained in any form of keg is prohibited.

23. Bonfires

Bonfires or campfires are prohibited on apartment housing property unless specifically authorized. To obtain information and permits, visit Office of Insurance, Loss Control & Claims webpage.

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