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TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ASSIGNMENT TO ORAL ROBERTS UNIVERSITY RESIDENCE HALLS

The purpose of the terms and conditions given below is to provide for basic operations of ORU Housing facilities and to give all residents a mutual understanding of operating policies. Oral Roberts University has the authority to interpret, revise, extend, or grant exceptions to these terms and conditions on the basis of need and merit of individual cases. Any request for exceptions and any extensions must be made in writing. All room assignments are made without regard to race, creed, or national origin.

  1. The term of occupancy covered by this agreement is from August 18, 2022 until May 7, 2023 with the exception of the Christmas break (December 10, 2022 through January 15, 2023; halls will re-open for residents at 8am on Monday, January 16, 2023).  Students are not allowed to remain in the residence halls during this period.
  2. All students, upon matriculation at Oral Roberts University (ORU), must pay a ($200) enrollment fee prior to selecting or being assigned a room.  This fee is non-refundable and is applied toward several services provided to students as they matriculate at ORU, including residence hall and room selection, class schedule creation and orientation events.
  3.  Students residing in residence halls are required to participate in the meal plan from the date of assignment until the end of the academic year.  Meals are not provided or included as part of the meal plan during the Fall, Christmas, and Spring Breaks.  Meal plans expire at the end of each semester.  If a spring meal plan is purchased after one is purchased for the Fall semester, the balance of Sodexo Bucks will roll over to your meal plan from Fall to Spring.  Unused Sodexo Bucks at the end of the Spring semester will be forfeited and expire.
  4. These Terms and Conditions are binding for the Term indicated above.  Any exception for release from these Terms and Conditions can only be considered with either verification of official withdrawal from ORU or a waiver of the University Residency Policy obtained from the Office of Student Development.  Any cancellation prior to the end of the Term is subject to the Oral Roberts University policy on refunds on the ORU Registrar’s website http://registrar.oru.edu/academic-calendar.php.  Cancellations made after July 1st for the Fall semester or after the last day of occupancy for the Fall  (for upcoming Spring term) may result in a $150 Improper Check-out/ Late Cancellation charge.
  5.  ORU reserves the right (1) to cancel or change any room assignment in the interests of the student group, study conditions, in the enforcement of policies governing conduct and procedure, the interests of health, sanitation, and safety, and in cases of recognized emergency or other circumstances as deemed appropriate by ORU, (2) of entry into any quarters for cleaning, repairs or maintenance of order, to ensure safety and/or health reasons, and/or to evaluate compliance with ORU rules, policies, codes, regulations and procedures;  (3) to enter any living or residential area to inspect or investigate a potential violation of University rules, policies, codes, regulations and procedures (such inspection shall include, but not be limited to the physical quarters as well as personal belongings and any personal belongings and equipment or device that can be used to create, store, reproduce, transmit, download or connect with any cable or wireless communication system); and (4) levy and collect charges for damages to rooms or equipment occasioned by the fault or neglect of the resident.(5) to suspend or terminate on-campus housing and/or require alternate housing as a result of health or safety conditions, governmental orders, disasters, or other conditions as determined by ORU.
  6.  Only guests officially invited by ORU are allowed to remain in the residence halls overnight.  All non-residential guests are subject to ORU housing policies and procedures.
  7.  Each student will observe the following procedures which are intended to provide for prompt and accurate service and protection of property: (1) check in personally with the Resident Advisor before occupying room; (2) be a properly registered student at ORU; (3) occupy selected/assigned space in person and not sublease space to another person; (4) transfer to another space in housing facilities only after written approval of Residential Services/Housing Office; (5) keep room, room furnishings, and personal belongings in good order at all times and room and furnishings free from damage; (6) check out and return room key according to specified procedures when vacating a room at the end of a session or transferring to another room.  Failure to return the room key or to officially check out of your room according to specified procedures will result in an additional charge to the student’s account.  Room keys should be returned to the Concierge office on LRC 3 when changing to another room or leaving University housing.
  8. ORU is not responsible for loss or damage to personal property of the student. Personal property left by the student upon vacating the room is subject to removal and disposal by ORU at the student’s expense. The University is not responsible for injury resulting from resident’s use or occupancy of University housing. Occupant is not covered by any University policy of insurance covering personal injury or property damage resulting from theft, vandalism, unlawful entry, fire, explosion, the elements, water or other causes of damage. Student residents are encouraged to purchase and maintain their own individual insurance policies to protect themselves and their personal belongings.
  9. In the interest of health, safety, protection of property, and conformity with the lifestyle and policies of ORU, the following are prohibited in ORU housing or housing areas at all times: keeping pets, possessing or use of illegal drugs, alcoholic beverages, firearms, explosives (including firecrackers, incense candles, flammable liquids or other chemicals), roughhousing, obscene pictures, advertising, construction or repair by residents, unauthorized public devices, and the creation, storage, reproduction, transmittal or downloading of any type of pornographic or obscene materials by use of any electronic equipment or device. No pictures, articles or tracked items may be fastened in any way that is damaging to the walls, woodwork, furniture or electrical light fixtures. The striking of fire by students is prohibited on campus except for use in ORU approved programs. Neither cooking nor possession of cooking apparatus is permitted in rooms and food should be stored in such a way as not to attract insects. All prohibited items found on the premises in violation of these regulations may be impounded and/or confiscated by ORU.
  10.  Each resident will abide by the laws of the State of Oklahoma, the ordinances of the city of Tulsa, and the rules, policies, codes, regulations and procedures of Oral Roberts University. Each student is responsible for compliance with all policies, procedures and regulations set forth in the Student Handbook and the University Policy and Code of Honor. Oral Roberts University retains the right to change and to establish such additional rules, regulations, policies, codes or procedures as may be required at the discretion of ORU. Failure of a student or his/her guest(s), to comply with and observe any such rules, policies, codes and procedures of the University will subject the resident to disciplinary action including, but not limited to, impoundment of equipment and/or student dismissal and/or removal from the premises.
  11.  Residence in ORU Housing is based upon the student’s continuance as a student in good standing at ORU. ORU may require a resident to vacate the premises if this condition is not met. Any student suspended or expelled from the University will be required to vacate the premises immediately.
  12. A student who officially withdraws from ORU is expected to vacate the premises within (48) hours following withdrawal. Room and board charges will continue to accrue and be pro-rated according to the schedule in section 4 of this document.
  13. Any student either using an unauthorized key to enter a room or trespassing will be subject to dismissal.
  14. All room assignments occur on a first-come first-serve priority, according to the room selection schedule published by Concierge Residential Services.
  15.  By accepting my housing assignment, I hereby agree to release, hold harmless, discharge and covenant not to sue ORU, and its Officers, Trustees, Faculty, Staff, Representatives, employees, and Agents, from and against any and all present or future claims, losses, liabilities, costs and expenses for injury to person or property, or for any other damage, which I may suffer or incur, whether known or unknown, arising out of or relating to my residency in ORU Housing.

Consideration for exceptions can only be made once the student has submitted a Petition for Policy Exception requesting such consideration.  Cancellations made after August  1st for the Fall semester or after the last day of occupancy of the Fall (for upcoming Spring term) may result in a $125 Improper Check-out/Cancellation charge

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