Damages, Vandalism, Upkeep and Neglect
You will be held responsible for damages to DOR property that is caused by you or your guest(s). Willful destruction or defacing of University, private, or public property is prohibited. If you are found responsible for damage to property, you may receive sanctions, as well as charges for replacement or repair of the damaged property. A list of common damages and associated charges is available on the DOR web site. You are encouraged to report vandalism and any information that could help identify the responsible persons.
In the event of damages to any part of a building, including furnishings, the DOR reserves the right to assess students’ U-Bills for replacement/repair costs. Prior to billing, the DOR will notify residents of its intent to assess charges and will make reasonable attempts to identify the person(s) responsible for the damage.
If the responsible person(s) is identified, only those individuals will be assessed the cost of the damages to their U-Bills.
In the Residence Halls, if the responsible person(s) cannot be identified, charges will be assessed as follows:
- If the damage is limited to a particular House and the cost of the damage is less than the balance of the House account, the charge will be assessed to the House account.
- If the damage is limited to a particular House and the cost of the damage exceeds the balance of the House account, the charge will be split and assessed to the U-Bills of individual House members.
- If the damage is in the common area of a building not associated with a particular House, the charge will be split and assessed to the U-Bills of all building residents.
In Frederiksen Court and Schilletter-University Village, if the responsible person(s) cannot be identified, charges will be assessed to the U-Bills of residents in the impacted apartment/building.
You are responsible for maintaining cleanliness, sanitary conditions, and safety conditions in your room/suite/apartment.