M. Guests, Visitation, Cohabitation and Sexual Interaction

  1. Escort Policy – To ensure the safety, comfort, and privacy of residents, all guests must be escorted by their designated resident-host at all times when on University housing property. The designated resident-host may not pass his/her host responsibilities to any other resident. Each guest may have only one designated resident-host and it is the responsibility of this designated resident-host to remain with his/her guest at all times when on campus housing property. Non-escorted guests will be required to vacate housing property immediately. In such a case, the guest may lose visitation privileges for a period of time and the guest’s designated host would also forfeit his/her visitation rights for at least the same period of time.
  2. Residents may be held responsible for the actions of their guests.
  3. Visitation Hours – Restricted visitation hours exist to support students’ rights to personal privacy and equal access to their rooms and floor facilities. The rights of roommates should not be infringed upon, and residents are encouraged to complete a Roommate Contract in order to establish boundaries and rules regarding guests. The university expects students to act in a responsible, moral, Christian manner when hosting guests. With the prior approval of their roommate(s)/housemate(s), residents may host non-resident guests and guests of the opposite gender in their contracted room/unit during the following designated visitation hours: Sunday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-midnight; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 a.m. (Please note: During some University Closures or Holidays, extended visitation hours may be approved for campus housing. Residents will be notified in advance by Residence Life staff.) After visitation hours, residents may not host non-residents in University housing or other residents of the opposite gender in their rooms. Opposite gender residents may visit other residents in public lounges during non-visitation hours.
  4. Visitors to Guinan Hall – Visitors must contact their designated host from the lobby phone or front desk. Guests must sign-in at the lobby front desk, by presenting a valid state ID, and wait for their designated host to meet them and personally escort them from the lobby. Upon departure, guests must be escorted back to the lobby by their designated host, and sign-out at the lobby front desk.
  5. Visitors to All Communities Other than Guinan Hall – Visitors are expected to alert their host of their arrival. Guests must wait outside the building until their resident-host arrives to act as their escort. Guests must sign in using the lobby visitor log. Guests must be escorted at all times while on the property and may not be left alone at any time. Upon departure, guests must be escorted back to the entrance by their designated host and sign out using the visitor log.
  6. Guests may not, at any time, be in or on any of these locations without their designated host present.
  7. Within the guidelines of the policies above, residential students may visit other same gendered residents beyond guest hours; however, residents must be escorted when visiting outside of their own housing facility and show a valid student ID when visiting Guinan residents.
  8. Overnight Guests – Residents are allowed to have overnight guests of the same gender in their private residence in accordance with the following guidelines:
    1. The resident must obtain an overnight visitor’s pass from their assigned RA or the RA on-call prior to the arrival of their guest. Any overnight guest found to be without an overnight pass will be asked to leave housing and may lose his/her visitation privileges.
    2. The resident must obtain his/her roommate’s/housemates’ approval for hosting an over-night guest.
    3. Guests may stay no longer than three nights within a 30 day period in University housing (this means that no one particular person may stay longer than three nights within a 30 day period in campus housing). This maximum of 3 nights within University housing remains in place regardless of the number of hosts a student has.
    4. No guests under the age of 16 years old will be allowed to stay as an overnight guest in University housing. Considerations for exceptions to this policy must be approved through the Director of Residence Life 72 hours prior to the arrival of the guest.
  9. Residents may not have overnight guests of the opposite gender.
  10. Opposite gender residents and guests are not permitted to sleep or lie down together in public or private areas in University housing.
  11. Use of one’s shower by the opposite gender is not permitted in University housing. Sexuality is held sacred within the Catholic Church. In order to protect and uphold the boundaries necessary to respect the sacredness of person of the opposite gender.
  12. The University believes that sexual union should occur only in marriage. Students found in violation of this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, including loss of visitation privileges and could include removal from housing.