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Pets: Fish are the only pets permitted in the residence halls. Fish tanks may not exceed 20 gallons. Other pets found in units will result in an immediate $100 fine or $25 per person unless the guilty party comes forward. The residents must get rid of the pet immedi-ately. If the pet is found on campus again, the fine increases to $200 and a more severe disciplinary action will be taken including the possible removal from housing. Stray animals are not to be fed. Listing of Possible sanctions: 1st Offense: Fine, probation 2nd Offense: Fine, probation, housing removal Possession or Use of Firearms or Dangerous Weapons, Fireworks, and Other Combustible Materials:The possession of any weapon such as a firearm (including paint and BB guns) knife, explosives and fireworks, or dangerous chemicals in residential areas is strictly prohibited. Any student found in violation of this policy will be subject to immediate disciplinary action/criminal prosecution and have his/ her housing contract cancelled. Any student carrying a firearm is in violation of the University policy, and has committed a felony in the State of South Carolina. BB guns, paint-ball guns, bows and arrows and other weapons are prohibited. Listing of Possible Sanctions: 1st Offense: housing removal Posting Policy: Any organization that wishes to have flyers posted in the residence halls should drop them off in the HRL Office between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. after approval by Student Life. The flyers will be distributed for posting by the HRL staff.A max of 35 pieces will be allowed per event. Postings will be limited to 11x17 in size. Any unapproved posting will be removed and could result in loss of posting privilege in the residence halls and apartments. Only HRL can post flyers in the residential area. Listing of Possible Sanctions: 1st Offense: Warning 2nd Offense: loss of posting privilege Pranks: We encourage the residents to have fun and enjoy the community; however, we discourage pranks that can harm, damage, or cause injury to property or people. Again, damage caused by such pranks will be the sole responsibility of those involved. Listing of Possible Sanctions: 1st Offense: Restitution, written reprimand, probation 2nd Offense: Restitution, community service, 3rd Offense: Restitution, probation, housing removal Prohibited Items: The following items are not allowed in the residence halls due to the danger they can pose to resident safety: multi-plug outlets, extension cords, candles, incense, open flame devices, lava lamps, halogen lamps, oil lamps or lamps with plastic shades. In addition, students in either the Palmetto/Magnolia House are not permitted to have items that use hot coils (George Foreman Grills, coffee makers, hot plates, etc.) Listing of Possible Sanctions: 1st Offense: written reprimand, fine 2nd Offense: probation, fine 3rd Offense: possible removal from housing Soliciting: Solicitation for businesses, events, and/or individuals for commercial, promotional, or personal gain, is not permitted in University housing except when sponsored by HRL, another University depart-ment, or a registered student organization. If a person is found to be soliciting in the residence halls and apartments, please report the person’s name and company to HRL staff immediately. Listing of Possible Sanctions: 1st Offense: Warning 2nd Offense: written reprimand, community service 3rd Offense: probation, restriction of privileges Tapestries and flags: Tapestries, flags or other fabrics are not to be draped over any lighting fixture. Listing of Possible Sanctions: 1st Offense: Warning, probation 2nd Offense: housing removal Throwing and Kicking of Objects: Objects cannot be thrown, kicked, and/or dropped from or towards windows, balconies, roofs or vehicles. Any type of sport that involves throwing, kicking or hitting objects is not allowed in the buildings, parking lots, and/ or surrounding areas. This includes, but is not limited to footballs, soccer balls, golf balls, baseballs, softballs, water balloons, ice, paint balls, eggs, and any object that may cause damage. Restricted areas include near cars, inside and near buildings, and areas that have the potential to cause damage. Listing of Possible Sanctions: 1st Offense: written reprimand, probation 2nd Offense: community service, probation 3rd Offense: possible housing removal Threatening Phone Calls: Threatening or prank phone calls are not permitted. On campus phone calls can be traced. Note: HRL will not give out student phone numbers. Listing of Possible Sanctions: 1st Offense: community service, probation, 1‘6186 - ‘17 Student Handbook 164


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