All university-owned and sponsored housing intended for students must be available to all students. Assignments to such housing must be made without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin,sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran. The university may provide separate housing on the basis of sex, provided that, as a whole, it is comparable in both quantity and quality to that provided to students of the other sex. Comparable, convenient, and accessible housing for students with disabilities will be provided at the same cost as to others.
All full-time single freshman students of Central Washington University under twenty of age are required to live in university residence hall facilities. Residence hall facilities do not include apartments for single or married students. Exceptions may be granted to the following students:
1. Those who are living with parents or relatives.
2. Those with medical reasons.
3. Those employed off campus and housing and/or board is a part of their overall compensation received when
the landlord requires the student to reside where the work is performed.
4. Those who will reach the age of twenty within thirty days after the start of the quarter.
5. Those who have completed six quarters as a full-time student.
6. Those who have unique situations not otherwise covered in this paragraph of exceptions and obtain the approval of the Associate Dean of Student Success for Student Living, or the Associate Dean’s designee.
The University does reserve the right to deny a student on-campus housing for prior criminal convictions. The determination will be made by the Associate Dean of Student Success for Student Living and/or designee.
Only residents, their guests, persons having official business, and associate members of University Housing, are authorized to enter or use the buildings or their facilities. Use of common areas by nonresidents may be approved by the Associate Dean of Student Success for Student Living.
(1) Apartments - Only students, staff, faculty and those involved in a university program are eligible to live in Central’s apartments. Students must enroll in and maintain a minimum of seven credit hours each quarter during the academic year. They are not required to enroll during summer session if they will be enrolled the following Fall Quarter. Occasionally, if circumstances require student to be enrolled in fewer hours or not enrolled, their staying in the apartment during this time may be approved. Those involved in a University program include staff, faculty, students, persons working on a thesis and who are not enrolled, and those working on a project with a department of the University. Also eligible are visiting faculty and students of another school who are involved in a program of that institution which is conducted on Central’s campus or the Ellensburg area.
(2) Residence Halls - To reside in a residence hall, one must be enrolled as a student of Central, be a fulltime staff person of Central, or be involved in a University Program. Also eligible are faculty and students of another school who are involved in a program of that institution which is conducted on Central’s campus or in the Ellensburg area.
University Housing and New Student Programs utilizes annual campaigns to promote residence hall and apartment environments to current and new students. These campaigns also include promotional items of nominal value issued at the beginning of the Fall quarter, at the beginning of the Housing reapplication process, as students sign contracts to reapply for housing, and to market summer housing options. These promotional items are a form of marketing for University Housing and New Student Programs as well as Dining Services and other Auxiliary units.
Authority has been granted to the Associate Dean of Student Success for Student Living for contracts for services in amounts less than $3000, and which are written within the respective appropriate areas as designated. Also delegated to the Associate Dean of Student Success for Student Living is authority to ratify “after-the-fact” purchase requisitions for both goods and services when such ratification is found by the Principal Budget Administrator to be in the best interest of Central Washington University, and when ratification will not violate Washington State Purchasing Law by circumventing competitive bidding requirements, the receipt of competitive quotations, or the Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises Purchasing Law: Chapter 39.19 RCW and Chapter 326 WAC.
[Responsibility: Dean of Student Success; Authority: Marilyn A. Levine; Reviewed/Endorsed by: Provost’s Council 7-24-2012/Cabinet/PAC; Review/Effective Date: 9-5-12; Approved by: James L. Gaudino, President]