Student Handbook

8. RESIDENTIAL​ ​LIFE​ ​HANDBOOK

Residential​ ​life​ ​at​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​is​ ​more​ ​than​ ​a​ ​place​ ​to​ ​sleep.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​an​ ​integral​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the College​ ​experience.​ ​The​ ​Residence​ ​Hall​ ​provides​ ​an​ ​atmosphere​ ​of​ ​belonging​ ​and​ ​friendship - ​a place​ ​where​ ​life-long​ ​friendships​ ​are​ ​made.​ ​The​ ​Residential​ ​Life​ ​Program​ ​provides​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of facilities​ ​and​ ​competent​ ​personnel​ ​to​ ​assist​ ​you​ ​in​ ​academic​ ​and​ ​social​ ​development. 

The​ ​Residential​ ​program​ ​consists​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Students​ ​and​ ​Housing​ ​Managers​ ​who​ ​are​ ​responsible for​ ​the​ ​buildings​ ​and​ ​grounds.​ ​These​ ​staff​ ​assist​ ​students​ ​in​ ​academic,​ ​social,​ ​physical,​ ​and​ ​spiritual development.​ ​Housing​ ​policies​ ​and​ ​regulations​ ​are​ ​established​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​the​ ​safety,​ ​privacy​ ​and​ ​value systems​ ​of​ ​each​ ​resident​ ​and​ ​the​ ​total​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​Community.​ ​Our​ ​goal​ ​is​ ​to​ ​create​ ​an​ ​atmosphere that​ ​will​ ​promote​ ​integrity,​ ​honesty,​ ​spiritual​ ​growth​ ​and​ ​a​ ​feeling​ ​of​ ​community. 

Six​ ​residential​ ​facilities​ ​are​ ​offered;​ ​Poloke​ ​Hall,​ ​Posey​ ​Hall,​ ​McCoy​ ​Hall,​ ​Pod​ ​style 

Apartments,​ ​Walter​ ​Starr​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Bacone​ ​Conference​ ​Center.​ ​All​ ​applications​ ​for​ ​residence​ ​must​ ​be made​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Housing​ ​Office. 

Campus​ ​Living​ ​-​ ​The​ ​Residential​ ​Life​ ​Philosophy 

Bacone​ ​College​ ​is​ ​a​ ​residential​ ​college​ ​and​ ​strives​ ​to​ ​accommodate​ ​as​ ​many​ ​students​ ​as​ ​possible on​ ​campus.​ ​Living​ ​with​ ​other​ ​students​ ​in​ ​campus​ ​residence​ ​facilities​ ​is​ ​significant​ ​for​ ​Bacone College​ ​students.​ ​Living​ ​in​ ​campus​ ​residence​ ​units​ ​challenges​ ​students​ ​to​ ​expand​ ​and​ ​explore their​ ​attitudes,​ ​values,​ ​and​ ​interests.​ ​Request​ ​for​ ​exemption​ ​from​ ​the​ ​College​ ​Housing​ ​policy​ ​to reside​ ​off​ ​campus​ ​will​ ​be​ ​considered​ ​when​ ​students​ ​meet​ ​the​ ​exemption​ ​standards​ ​of​ ​the​ ​policy and​ ​when​ ​extraordinary​ ​circumstances​ ​exist​ ​which​ ​justify​ ​the​ ​consideration​ ​of​ ​an​ ​exemption.​ ​Unless​ ​an exemption​ ​is​ ​granted,​ ​students​ ​are​ ​required​ ​to​ ​live​ ​on​ ​campus.​ ​Scholarship​ ​rates​ ​are​ ​tied​ ​to​ ​residential status.​ ​​If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​granted​ ​an​ ​exemption​ ​to​ ​live​ ​your​ ​campus​ ​your scholarship​ ​will​ ​automatically​ ​go​ ​to​ ​the​ ​rate​ ​of​ ​$3,800​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Academic Year.

A​ ​positive​ ​relationship​ ​exists​ ​between​ ​the​ ​community​ ​and​ ​Bacone​ ​College.​ ​The​ ​College​ ​shares​ ​a commitment​ ​to​ ​continue​ ​this​ ​relationship​ ​by​ ​working​ ​with​ ​students​ ​to​ ​maintain​ ​the​ ​quality​ ​of​ ​the environment​ ​in​ ​neighborhoods​ ​surrounding​ ​the​ ​campus.​ ​The​ ​expectation​ ​for​ ​students​ ​who​ ​move off​ ​campus​ ​is​ ​that​ ​they​ ​will​ ​be​ ​a​ ​positive​ ​influence​ ​in​ ​the​ ​neighborhood​ ​in​ ​which​ ​they​ ​reside. 

All​ ​residents​ ​of​ ​the​ ​campus​ ​are​ ​an​ ​integral​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​community​ ​and,​ ​as​ ​such,​ ​will​ ​assume​ ​an active​ ​role​ ​in​ ​developing​ ​and​ ​monitoring​ ​an​ ​atmosphere​ ​that​ ​promotes​ ​success​ ​for​ ​all​ ​members. 

As​ ​a​ ​community​ ​member,​ ​your​ ​rights​ ​and​ ​responsibilities​ ​must​ ​be​ ​balanced​ ​with​ ​the​ ​needs​ ​of your​ ​neighbors.​ ​Off​ ​campus​ ​residents​ ​are​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​discipline​ ​from​ ​the​ ​college​ ​for​ ​any​ ​and​ ​all​ ​incidents that​ ​occur​ ​off​ ​campus.​ ​These​ ​incidents​ ​include​ ​but​ ​are​ ​not​ ​limited​ ​to​ ​the​ ​following.​ ​City​ ​citations, explicit​ ​use​ ​of​ ​social​ ​media,​ ​arrests,​ ​any​ ​altercations​ ​that​ ​originate​ ​off​ ​campus​ ​but​ ​culminate​ ​on campus,​ ​etc.

To​ ​assist​ ​in​ ​fulfilling​ ​the​ ​Residential​ ​Life​ ​Philosophy,​ ​there​ ​are​ ​several​ ​staff​ ​members​ ​that​ ​you should​ ​be​ ​aware​ ​of​ ​who​ ​are​ ​available​ ​and​ ​here​ ​for​ ​you.​ ​Feel​ ​free​ ​to​ ​contact​ ​the​ ​Housing​ ​Office​ ​at housing@bacone.edu​,​ ​918-781-​ ​7215. 

The​ ​rights​ ​of​ ​students​ ​living​ ​on​ ​campus: 

•​ ​​The​ ​right​ ​to​ ​a​ ​clean​ ​and​ ​healthy​ ​environment.

•​ ​​The​ ​right​ ​to​ ​read,​ ​study​ ​and​ ​sleep​ ​in​ ​an​ ​environment​ ​free​ ​from​ ​undue​ ​interference​ ​and

noise.

•​ ​​The​ ​right​ ​to​ ​privacy​ ​and​ ​freedom​ ​with​ ​personal​ ​activities.

•​ ​​The​ ​right​ ​to​ ​expect​ ​that​ ​a​ ​roommate​ ​will​ ​respect​ ​your​ ​personal​ ​belongings.

•​ ​​The​ ​right​ ​to​ ​free​ ​access​ ​to​ ​your​ ​room​ ​without​ ​pressure​ ​or​ ​intimidation​ ​from​ ​your

roommate.

•​ ​​The​ ​right​ ​to​ ​expect​ ​reasonable​ ​and​ ​cooperative​ ​use​ ​of​ ​room​ ​shared​ ​equipment​ ​and

materials​ ​(internet,​ ​electricity,​ ​etc.).

•​ ​​The​ ​right​ ​to​ ​host​ ​guests​ ​with​ ​the​ ​expectation​ ​that​ ​the​ ​guest​ ​will​ ​abide​ ​by​ ​the​ ​hall​ ​policies

and​ ​respect​ ​the​ ​rights​ ​of​ ​the​ ​roommate​ ​and​ ​other​ ​residents.

•​ ​​The​ ​right​ ​to​ ​have​ ​conflicts​ ​resolved​ ​quickly.

Housing​ ​Staff

The​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Students​ ​oversees​ ​the​ ​placement​ ​of​ ​students,​ ​supervision​ ​of​ ​the

Housing​ ​Managers,​ ​and​ ​all​ ​Student​ ​Life​ ​staff.​ ​The​ ​Housing​ ​office​ ​can​ ​be​ ​reached​ ​after​ ​hours​ ​and​ ​for room​ ​lock​ ​outs​ ​at​ ​918-360-4384.​ ​Problems​ ​or​ ​questions​ ​can​ ​also​ ​be​ ​directed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Housing​ ​Office

at​ ​housing@bacone.edu​ ​to​ ​resolve​ ​any​ ​concern​ ​that​ ​may​ ​arise.

Housing​ ​Managers

The​ ​Housing​ ​Manager​ ​is​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​the​ ​overall​ ​administration​ ​and​ ​operation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​residence hall.​ ​The​ ​Housing​ ​Manager​ ​works​ ​closely​ ​with​ ​Bacone​ ​College's​ ​facility​ ​management​ ​company​ ​(DTZ) to​ ​ensure​ ​that​ ​the​ ​building​ ​is​ ​clean​ ​and​ ​in​ ​good​ ​working​ ​order.

Campus​ ​Opening/Closing​ ​of​ ​Residence​ ​Halls 

Residence​ ​halls​ ​are​ ​open​ ​during​ ​the​ ​regular​ ​academic​ ​year​ ​from​ ​mid-August​ ​through​ ​mid-May. Official​ ​closings​ ​may​ ​include:​ ​Christmas​ ​Break,​ ​Fall​ ​Break,​ ​Thanksgiving​ ​Break​ ​and​ ​Spring Break.​ ​An​ ​official​ ​closing​ ​means​ ​the​ ​Residence​ ​halls​ ​are​ ​closed.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​the​ ​student’s​ ​responsibility to​ ​notify​ ​the​ ​Housing​ ​Office​ ​if​ ​you​ ​need​ ​to​ ​extend​ ​accommodations. 

Students​ ​who​ ​must​ ​remain​ ​on​ ​campus​ ​during​ ​periods​ ​of​ ​residence​ ​hall​ ​closure​ ​are​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​relocation and​ ​weekly​ ​charges.​ ​Charges​ ​could​ ​range​ ​from​ ​$25-$200​ ​per​ ​week. 

A​ ​list​ ​of​ ​the​ ​holidays​ ​is​ ​outlined​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Academic​ ​Calendar​ ​located​ ​on​ ​the​ ​website, http://www.bacone.edu. 

Halls​ ​are​ ​closed​ ​at​ ​3:00​ ​P.M.​ ​on​ ​the​ ​last​ ​day​ ​of​ ​classes​ ​and​ ​re-open​ ​at​ ​1:00​ ​P.M.​ ​on​ ​the​ ​day​ ​before classes​ ​resume.​ ​Exceptions​ ​will​ ​be​ ​made​ ​only​ ​to​ ​those​ ​approved​ ​through​ ​the​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Students.​ ​Meals are​ ​not​ ​available​ ​on-campus​ ​during​ ​periods​ ​of​ ​school​ ​closing. 

Check-In​ ​Procedures 

1.​ ​Report​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Housing​ ​Office​ ​to​ ​be​ ​cleared​ ​to​ ​move​ ​into​ ​the​ ​Residence​ ​Hall.

2.​ ​After​ ​clearance,​ ​you​ ​will​ ​be​ ​directed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​appropriate​ ​Residence​ ​Hall,​ ​where​ ​you​ ​will meet​ ​your​ ​Residential​ ​Adviser​ ​and​ ​Housing​ ​Manager.

3.​ ​Once​ ​you​ ​reach​ ​your​ ​room,​ ​you​ ​will​ ​be​ ​required​ ​to​ ​sign​ ​the​ ​check-in​ ​form​ ​indicating​ ​your acceptance​ ​of​ ​the​ ​room,​ ​its​ ​contents​ ​and​ ​condition.

Checkout​ ​Procedures 

All​ ​rooms​ ​must​ ​be​ ​left​ ​clean​ ​and​ ​in​ ​good​ ​order.​ ​If​ ​the​ ​College​ ​must​ ​do​ ​extensive​ ​cleaning​ ​beyond normal​ ​maintenance,​ ​there​ ​will​ ​be​ ​a​ ​cleaning​ ​charge.​ ​The​ ​rooms​ ​must​ ​be​ ​swept,​ ​vacuumed and/or​ ​mopped.​ ​All​ ​trash​ ​must​ ​be​ ​taken​ ​to​ ​the​ ​appropriate​ ​dumpster.​ ​Do​ ​not​ ​leave​ ​trash​ ​in​ ​the room,​ ​common​ ​area,​ ​lounge,​ ​hallway​ ​or​ ​stairwell.​ ​The​ ​room​ ​must​ ​be​ ​in​ ​the​ ​same​ ​order​ ​as​ ​it​ ​was during​ ​check-in. 

•​ ​​Close​ ​and​ ​lock​ ​all​ ​windows.

•​ ​​Turn​ ​off​ ​all​ ​heaters/air​ ​conditioners.

•​ ​​Check​ ​out​ ​with​ ​your​ ​Residential​ ​Adviser​ ​and​ ​Housing​ ​Manager.

•​ ​​After​ ​the​ ​room​ ​has​ ​been​ ​inspected,​ ​the​ ​Housing​ ​Manager​ ​and/or​ ​Residential​ ​Adviser​ ​will​ ​either​ ​sign off​ ​on​ ​the​ ​room​ ​or​ ​assess​ ​fines​ ​on​ ​the​ ​checkout​ ​form.​ ​If​ ​damage​ ​has​ ​occurred,​ ​the​ ​resident’s​ ​account will​ ​be​ ​charged​ ​for​ ​the​ ​amount​ ​of​ ​the​ ​damage.

•​ ​​If​ ​you​ ​do​ ​not​ ​check​ ​out​ ​properly,​ ​or​ ​fail​ ​to​ ​check​ ​out,​ ​you​ ​will​ ​be​ ​charged​ ​for​ ​key

replacement​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​for​ ​any​ ​damages​ ​or​ ​cleaning​ ​costs.

Any​ ​personal​ ​items​ ​left​ ​in​ ​the​ ​room​ ​are​ ​considered​ ​abandoned​ ​property​ ​and​ ​may​ ​be​ ​disposed​ ​of

by​ ​the​ ​college.​ ​No​ ​abandoned​ ​property​ ​will​ ​be​ ​held​ ​for​ ​student​ ​reclamation.

This​ ​information​ ​has​ ​been​ ​developed​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​implement​ ​your​ ​success​ ​and​ ​development​ ​in residential​ ​hall​ ​living.​ ​The​ ​following​ ​is​ ​a​ ​partial​ ​list​ ​of​ ​items​ ​and​ ​their​ ​typical​ ​cost​ ​for​ ​any

missing​ ​furniture​ ​or​ ​damages​ ​to​ ​the​ ​room.​ ​(Actual​ ​cost​ ​may​ ​vary).

Repair​ ​Charges

The​ ​following​ ​are​ ​typical​ ​replacement/repair​ ​costs​ ​for​ ​common​ ​items.​ ​(Actual​ ​charges​ ​may​ ​vary and​ ​may​ ​include​ ​labor/installation​ ​charges)

Item​ ​Replacement

Bed​ ​Frame​ ​(bunk​ ​or​ ​single)​ ​$200

Mattress​ ​$125

End​ ​Frame​ ​$125

Dresser​ ​$275

Desk​ ​$240

Chair​ ​$85 

Closet​ ​Door​ ​$125 

Mirror​ ​$50 

Door​ ​(paint/replace)​ ​$60​ ​-​ ​$320 

Smoke​ ​Detector​ ​$125 

Blinds​ ​(replace/repair)​ ​$25 

Floor​ ​(replace​ ​tile)​ ​$9​ ​sq.​ ​Ft. 

Remove/Replace​ ​Carpet​ ​$12.50​ ​sq.​ ​Ft. 

Window​ ​Screen​ ​$25 

Ceiling​ ​Tile​ ​$9​ ​each 

Light​ ​Fixtures/Cover​ ​$50 

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Air​ ​Conditioner/Vents​ ​$40​ ​-​ ​$300 

Outlet​ ​Cover​ ​$5 

Replace​ ​Window​ ​$350 

Door​ ​Jam​ ​Repair​ ​$120 

Door​ ​Stop​ ​$225 

Excess​ ​Cleaning​ ​$100 

Door​ ​Lock​ ​Replacement​ ​$150 

Fire​ ​Extinguisher​ ​—​ ​Replacement​ ​or​ ​Recharge​ ​$100 

Fire​ ​Alarm​ ​Pull​ ​Station​ ​$75 

Fines 

Bacone​ ​College​ ​reserves​ ​the​ ​right​ ​to​ ​fine​ ​students​ ​for​ ​violations​ ​of​ ​hall​ ​policies.​ ​Fines/discipline may​ ​be​ ​assessed​ ​in​ ​the​ ​following​ ​amount,​ ​but​ ​is​ ​evaluated​ ​on​ ​a​ ​case​ ​by​ ​case​ ​basis. 

Removal​ ​or​ ​Relocation​ ​of​ ​items​ ​from​ ​room​ ​or​ ​lounge​ ​areas​ ​$50 

Using​ ​Emergency​ ​Exit​ ​$150 

Excessive​ ​Noise​ ​$10 

Unauthorized​ ​Pets​ ​$250 

Violation​ ​of​ ​Residence​ ​Hall​ ​Agreement​ ​$50 

Damage​ ​of​ ​Furniture​ ​or​ ​Property​ ​$100​ ​&​ ​Cost​ ​of​ ​Replacement 

Unauthorized​ ​use​ ​of​ ​Games,​ ​Equipment​ ​or​ ​Electrical​ ​Appliances​ ​$10 

Smoking​ ​Violation​ ​$50 

If​ ​violation​ ​causes​ ​fire​ ​alarm​ ​to​ ​activate​ ​and​ ​fire​ ​department​ ​to​ ​respond.​ ​Student​ ​will​ ​be​ ​fined​ ​for​ ​the​ ​cost​ ​of​ ​the Fire​ ​Department​ ​to​ ​send​ ​emergency​ ​personnel.​ ​Cost​ ​varies​ ​from​ ​$100-$500 

Alcohol​ ​Violation​ ​$50 

Violations​ ​of​ ​Hall​ ​Safety/Tampering​ ​with​ ​equipment​ ​$250+ 

Unauthorized​ ​Access​ ​(Giving​ ​students​ ​who​ ​are​ ​not​ ​assigned​ ​to​ ​your​ ​room​ ​access)​ ​$100.00 

Use​ ​of​ ​Candles,​ ​Incense​ ​or​ ​Oil​ ​Lamps​ ​$10 

Failure​ ​to​ ​Evacuate​ ​Residence​ ​Hall​ ​for​ ​Fire​ ​Drills​ ​or​ ​Emergencies​ ​$50.​ ​Could​ ​result​ ​in​ ​arrest​ ​if​ ​deemed necessary​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Bacone​ ​Campus​ ​Police,​ ​Muskogee​ ​Fire​ ​Department,​ ​or​ ​any​ ​law​ ​enforcement​ ​agency​ ​on​ ​scene. Unsanitary​ ​Room​ ​$20 

Unauthorized​ ​Room​ ​Change​ ​$100 

Students​ ​who​ ​incur​ ​excessive​ ​fines​ ​per​ ​semester​ ​or​ ​who​ ​exhibit​ ​chronic​ ​non-compliance​ ​with school​ ​policy​ ​may​ ​be​ ​referred​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Students​ ​for​ ​possible​ ​additional​ ​disciplinary 

action​ ​up​ ​to​ ​and​ ​including​ ​suspension/expulsion. 

Residence​ ​Hall​ ​Agreement 

Available​ ​for​ ​review​ ​in​ ​the​ ​housing​ ​office​ ​and​ ​at​ ​www.bacone.edu. 

Removal​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Residence​ ​Halls 

As​ ​stated​ ​in​ ​the​ ​housing​ ​contract,​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​reserves​ ​the​ ​right​ ​to​ ​terminate​ ​a​ ​contract​ ​or​ ​to impose​ ​disciplinary​ ​reassignment​ ​upon​ ​reasonable​ ​notice​ ​and​ ​with​ ​good​ ​cause.​ ​Good​ ​cause refers​ ​to​ ​any​ ​conduct,​ ​which​ ​disrupts​ ​the​ ​order​ ​of​ ​administration​ ​and/or​ ​function​ ​of​ ​the​ ​College and​ ​its​ ​activities.​ ​Suspension​ ​or​ ​withdrawal​ ​from​ ​the​ ​College​ ​automatically​ ​results​ ​in​ ​termination of​ ​the​ ​housing​ ​contract.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​suspended​ ​or​ ​Administratively​ ​Withdrawn​ ​from​ ​Housing​ ​your housing​ ​charge​ ​will​ ​be​ ​forfeited​ ​and​ ​will​ ​remain​ ​on​ ​your​ ​student​ ​bill.​ ​All​ ​Housing​ ​Managers​ ​and Residential​ ​Advisers​ ​are​ ​college​ ​representatives​ ​and​ ​have​ ​the​ ​authority​ ​to​ ​enforce​ ​Residence​ ​Hall Procedures. 

Room​ ​Change​ ​Procedure 

Discuss​ ​the​ ​request​ ​and​ ​reason​ ​for​ ​the​ ​requested​ ​room​ ​change​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Housing​ ​Office •​ ​​A​ ​room​ ​change​ ​may​ ​be​ ​considered​ ​if​ ​the​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Students​ ​approves​ ​the​ ​request.

•​ ​​Before​ ​any​ ​changes​ ​occur,​ ​the​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Students​ ​must​ ​approve​ ​a​ ​Room​ ​Change Authorization​ ​form.

•​ ​Students​ ​are​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​a​​ ​$100​ ​charge​ ​for​ ​student​ ​initiated​ ​room​ ​changes.

•​ ​​Unauthorized​ ​room​ ​changes​ ​may​ ​result​ ​in​ ​a​ ​fine​ ​and​ ​other​ ​disciplinary​ ​sanctions. Roommates

If​ ​you​ ​experience​ ​initial​ ​difficulties​ ​in​ ​adjusting​ ​to​ ​a​ ​new​ ​roommate(s)​ ​or​ ​residence​ ​hall​ ​life, remember​ ​that​ ​you​ ​are​ ​not​ ​alone.​ ​Honesty,​ ​consideration,​ ​mutual​ ​respect,​ ​discussion, compromise,​ ​and​ ​understanding​ ​are​ ​important​ ​in​ ​learning​ ​to​ ​live​ ​in​ ​a​ ​community​ ​setting. Laundry​ ​Facilities

A​ ​laundry​ ​facility​ ​is​ ​available​ ​to​ ​residential​ ​students.​ ​Hours​ ​of​ ​operation​ ​are​ ​posted​ ​on​ ​the laundry​ ​room​ ​door.

Off-campus​ ​Laundromats​ ​are​ ​also​ ​available​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Muskogee​ ​community.​ ​Refer​ ​to​ ​the​ ​yellow pages​ ​of​ ​your​ ​telephone​ ​directory​ ​for​ ​further​ ​assistance.​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​is​ ​not​ ​responsible​ ​for clothes​ ​left​ ​unattended​ ​in​ ​the​ ​campus​ ​laundry​ ​rooms.

Need​ ​to​ ​talk​ ​to​ ​someone​ ​about​ ​a​ ​problem?

It​ ​is​ ​not​ ​uncommon​ ​to​ ​experience​ ​loneliness​ ​and​ ​anxiety​ ​while​ ​at​ ​college.​ ​The​ ​best​ ​thing​ ​to​ ​do​ ​is to​ ​talk​ ​to​ ​someone.​ ​At​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​we​ ​want​ ​to​ ​listen.​ ​The​ ​first​ ​step​ ​in​ ​the​ ​process​ ​of​ ​getting help​ ​is​ ​to​ ​contact​ ​the​ ​Office​ ​of​ ​Student​ ​Life.​ ​Our​ ​staff​ ​will​ ​help​ ​you​ ​determine​ ​the​ ​program​ ​that best​ ​fits​ ​you​ ​and​ ​your​ ​situation.​ ​Give​ ​us​ ​a​ ​call​ ​at​ ​918-781-7344.

Residence​ ​Hall​ ​Visitation

Visitors​ ​are​ ​welcome​ ​to​ ​visit​ ​students​ ​living​ ​in​ ​the​ ​residence​ ​halls​ ​at​ ​Bacone​ ​College.​ ​A​ ​visitor​ ​is defined​ ​as​ ​anyone​ ​who​ ​is​ ​not​ ​a​ ​resident​ ​of​ ​the​ ​dorm​ ​they​ ​are​ ​visiting.​ ​Visitors​ ​must​ ​obey​ ​campus rules​ ​and​ ​respect​ ​campus​ ​personnel.​ ​Hours​ ​listed​ ​apply​ ​to​ ​all​ ​areas​ ​of​ ​all​ ​Residence​ ​Halls. Sunday​ ​-​ ​Thursday​ ​8:00​ ​A.M..​ ​-​ ​12:00​ ​A.M.

Friday​ ​–​ ​Saturday​ ​8:00A.M.​ ​-​ ​2:00A.M.

Visitation​ ​Boundaries​ ​are:

1.​ ​Pod​ ​style​ ​Apartments​ ​and​ ​Conference​ ​Center​ ​—​ ​North,​ ​East,​ ​and​ ​South​ ​parking​ ​lot;​ ​and East​ ​and​ ​West​ ​Roadways.

2.​ ​Posey,​ ​Poloke​ ​Walter​ ​Starr,​ ​and​ ​McCoy​ ​Halls​ ​—​ ​Visitation​ ​rules​ ​apply​ ​once​ ​the​ ​person has​ ​entered​ ​the​ ​patio​ ​area,​ ​parking​ ​area​ ​or​ ​building.

The​ ​following​ ​rules​ ​apply​ ​to​ ​visitation:

1.​ ​Your​ ​guest​ ​must​ ​have​ ​a​ ​photo​ ​ID

2.​ ​You​ ​are​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​the​ ​conduct​ ​of​ ​your​ ​guests​ ​and​ ​must​ ​accompany​ ​them​ ​at​ ​all​ ​times.

3.​ ​Visitors​ ​under​ ​the​ ​age​ ​of​ ​18​ ​will​ ​not​ ​be​ ​allowed​ ​in​ ​the​ ​halls,​ ​unless​ ​accompanied​ ​by parent​ ​or​ ​guardian​ ​or​ ​unless​ ​written​ ​permission​ ​is​ ​on​ ​file​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Housing​ ​Office.

4.​ ​Any​ ​visiting​ ​non-student​ ​who​ ​exhibits​ ​undesirable​ ​behavior​ ​may​ ​be​ ​asked​ ​to​ ​leave campus.

5.​ ​Failure​ ​to​ ​escort​ ​your​ ​guest​ ​at​ ​all​ ​times​ ​or​ ​late​ ​guest​ ​departure​ ​may​ ​be​ ​considered​ ​a visitation​ ​violation.

Quiet​ ​Hours

Quiet​ ​hours​ ​are​ ​from​ ​10:00​ ​P.M.​ ​until​ ​7:00​ ​A.M.​ ​and​ ​apply​ ​to​ ​all​ ​hall​ ​public​ ​areas​ ​and​ ​rooms. Quiet​ ​hours​ ​are​ ​extended​ ​to​ ​24​ ​hours​ ​a​ ​day​ ​during​ ​finals​ ​week.​ ​Quiet​ ​times​ ​are​ ​designed​ ​to​ ​assist you​ ​in​ ​completing​ ​your​ ​studies​ ​and​ ​homework,​ ​or​ ​just​ ​a​ ​time​ ​for​ ​relaxation.​ ​During​ ​these​ ​hours, noise​ ​levels​ ​should​ ​be​ ​low​ ​enough​ ​that​ ​they​ ​cannot​ ​be​ ​heard​ ​outside​ ​your​ ​room.

Excessive​ ​noise​ ​will​ ​not​ ​be​ ​tolerated​ ​at​ ​any​ ​time.​ ​Frequent​ ​violations​ ​may​ ​result​ ​in​ ​relocation, removal​ ​of​ ​sound​ ​producing​ ​items​ ​(stereo,​ ​TV,​ ​musical​ ​instruments,​ ​etc.),​ ​a​ ​fine​ ​and/or​ ​your removal​ ​from​ ​the​ ​halls​ ​may​ ​occur.​ ​To​ ​report​ ​noise​ ​violations​ ​please​ ​contact​ ​your​ ​Residential​ ​Adviser first.​ ​If​ ​your​ ​Residential​ ​Adviser​ ​cannot​ ​be​ ​reached​ ​please​ ​call​ ​the​ ​housing​ ​on​ ​call​ ​phone 918-360-4384.

Room​ ​Inspections 

Bacone​ ​College​ ​retains​ ​the​ ​right​ ​to​ ​enter​ ​and​ ​inspect​ ​rooms​ ​at​ ​any​ ​time​ ​with​ ​reasonable​ ​cause​ ​for purposes​ ​related​ ​to​ ​maintenance,​ ​Campus​ ​Police​ ​and/or​ ​investigation​ ​of​ ​Bacone​ ​College violations.​ ​Without​ ​prior​ ​notice,​ ​Student​ ​Life/Housing​ ​staff​ ​may​ ​conduct​ ​room​ ​checks​ ​for​ ​health and​ ​sanitary​ ​conditions.​ ​If​ ​your​ ​room​ ​fails​ ​inspection​ ​a​ ​fine​ ​may​ ​be​ ​recommended.​ ​Maintenance workers​ ​will​ ​always​ ​try​ ​to​ ​let​ ​the​ ​staff​ ​know​ ​when​ ​they​ ​need​ ​to​ ​enter​ ​the​ ​rooms.​ ​In​ ​any​ ​event, they​ ​will​ ​always​ ​knock​ ​before​ ​they​ ​enter​ ​the​ ​room.​ ​Our​ ​Housing​ ​Managers​ ​and​ ​Residential​ ​Advisers will​ ​conduct​ ​routine​ ​rooms​ ​checks​ ​to​ ​ascertain​ ​needs​ ​of​ ​students​ ​as​ ​they​ ​relate​ ​to​ ​their​ ​campus​ ​living environment. 

Furniture​ ​and​ ​Equipment 

No​ ​couches​ ​or​ ​large​ ​furniture​ ​are​ ​allowed​ ​in​ ​any​ ​of​ ​the​ ​housing​ ​units.​ ​Student​ ​rooms​ ​in​ ​McCoy Hall,​ ​Posey​ ​Hall​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Conference​ ​Center​ ​can​ ​accommodate​ ​a​ ​comfortable​ ​size​ ​chair. 

Common​ ​areas​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Pod​ ​style​ ​Apartments​ ​can​ ​accommodate​ ​one​ ​(1)​ ​futon.​ ​No​ ​excessive amount​ ​of​ ​furniture​ ​is​ ​allowed​ ​in​ ​common​ ​areas​ ​of​ ​these​ ​units​ ​due​ ​to​ ​the​ ​need​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​the entry/exit​ ​clear​ ​in​ ​case​ ​of​ ​emergency.​ ​Darts​ ​and​ ​dartboards​ ​are​ ​not​ ​allowed​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Residence Halls​ ​due​ ​to​ ​potential​ ​wall​ ​damage.​ ​​ ​Weightlifting​ ​equipment​ ​is​ ​available​ ​to​ ​all​ ​students.​ ​The​ ​fitness center​ ​is​ ​located​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Student​ ​Life​ ​Center.​ ​The​ ​fitness​ ​may​ ​be​ ​closed​ ​due​ ​to​ ​scheduled​ ​athletic training.​ ​ ​Please​ ​leave​ ​any​ ​weight​ ​lifting​ ​equipment​ ​larger​ ​than​ ​hand​ ​held​ ​weights​ ​at​ ​home.​ ​Student Life​ ​provides​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​board​ ​games,​ ​pool​ ​tables,​ ​ping-pong​ ​tables,​ ​and​ ​other​ ​sports​ ​equipment​ ​for your​ ​use. 

We​ ​want​ ​our​ ​residence​ ​halls​ ​to​ ​have​ ​a​ ​standard​ ​appearance​ ​from​ ​the​ ​exterior.​ ​For​ ​that​ ​reason, hanging​ ​of​ ​blankets,​ ​flags,​ ​tin​ ​foil,​ ​etc.,​ ​between​ ​the​ ​blinds​ ​and​ ​the​ ​windows​ ​is​ ​prohibited. Extension​ ​cords​ ​are​ ​not​ ​allowed.​ ​Strip​ ​outlets​ ​can​ ​be​ ​used​ ​provided​ ​they​ ​have​ ​a​ ​fuse​ ​or​ ​circuit breaker​ ​within​ ​the​ ​unit.​ ​A​ ​strip​ ​outlet​ ​must​ ​be​ ​plugged​ ​directly​ ​into​ ​the​ ​wall​ ​and​ ​not​ ​into​ ​another strip​ ​outlet.​ ​Small​ ​appliances​ ​such​ ​as​ ​dorm​ ​refrigerators​ ​should​ ​be​ ​plugged​ ​directly​ ​into​ ​the​ ​wall.  

Cooking​ ​and​ ​Dishwashing 

Small​ ​microwave​ ​ovens​ ​may​ ​be​ ​used​ ​for​ ​warming​ ​snacks​ ​or​ ​microwave​ ​meals​ ​in​ ​your​ ​room. Residents​ ​are​ ​required​ ​to​ ​use​ ​disposable​ ​dishes,​ ​as​ ​the​ ​washing​ ​of​ ​dishes​ ​is​ ​not​ ​permitted.​ ​Do​ ​not dump​ ​food​ ​in​ ​the​ ​water​ ​fountain​ ​or​ ​the​ ​bathroom​ ​sinks.​ ​Left​ ​over​ ​food​ ​should​ ​be​ ​disposed​ ​of properly​ ​by​ ​placing​ ​it​ ​in​ ​the​ ​dumpster.​ ​Food​ ​should​ ​be​ ​stored​ ​in​ ​airtight​ ​containers​ ​and​ ​should not​ ​be​ ​left​ ​open.​ ​Inappropriately​ ​stored​ ​food​ ​or​ ​food​ ​not​ ​disposed​ ​of​ ​properly​ ​may​ ​result​ ​in​ ​a fine. 

Candles,​ ​Lamps​ ​and​ ​Incense 

Burning​ ​of​ ​candles,​ ​oil​ ​lamps,​ ​halogen​ ​lamps,​ ​incense,​ ​plug​ ​in​ ​air​ ​deodorizers​ ​or​ ​other​ ​burnable substances​ ​is​ ​not​ ​permitted​ ​in​ ​the​ ​residence​ ​halls​ ​due​ ​to​ ​potential​ ​fire​ ​hazard.​ ​Unauthorized​ ​use of​ ​such​ ​items​ ​will​ ​result​ ​in​ ​a​ ​fine. 

Cable​ ​Television 

Basic​ ​cable​ ​is​ ​provided​ ​in​ ​each​ ​student​ ​room​ ​for​ ​your​ ​entertainment.​ ​If​ ​the​ ​cable​ ​is​ ​not​ ​working properly,​ ​notify​ ​your​ ​Residential​ ​Advisor​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Housing​ ​Office.​ ​Any​ ​resident​ ​who​ ​tampers​ ​with​ ​or splices​ ​into​ ​Cable​ ​TV,​ ​telephone,​ ​or​ ​computer​ ​lines​ ​will​ ​be​ ​referred​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Students​ ​for discipline.​ ​Installation​ ​of​ ​satellite​ ​dishes​ ​is​ ​not​ ​allowed​ ​and​ ​will​ ​result​ ​in​ ​a fine. 

Internet 

All​ ​residential​ ​units​ ​have​ ​a​ ​cable​ ​modem​ ​for​ ​each​ ​resident​ ​in​ ​the​ ​room.​ ​Residents​ ​are responsible​ ​for​ ​appropriate​ ​use​ ​of​ ​the​ ​modems. 

Lounges/Common​ ​Areas 

The​ ​lounges​ ​and​ ​common​ ​areas​ ​are​ ​provided​ ​for​ ​your​ ​comfort​ ​and​ ​relaxation,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​for​ ​all hall​ ​residents.​ ​Furnishings​ ​in​ ​the​ ​lounge​ ​may​ ​not​ ​be​ ​moved​ ​and​ ​must​ ​remain​ ​in​ ​the​ ​lounge. 

Please​ ​be​ ​considerate​ ​of​ ​your​ ​fellow​ ​residents​ ​when​ ​quiet​ ​hours​ ​begin. 

Pets 

No​ ​pets​ ​are​ ​permitted​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Residential​ ​Halls​ ​or​ ​on​ ​Bacone​ ​Campus​ ​in​ ​general.​ ​Pets​ ​are​ ​defined​ ​as​ ​but not​ ​limited​ ​to​ ​the​ ​following​ ​animals.​ ​Dogs,​ ​cats,​ ​birds,​ ​fish,​ ​snakes,​ ​rodents,​ ​etc....​ ​Fines​ ​will​ ​be assessed​ ​and​ ​Animal​ ​Control​ ​officers​ ​will​ ​be​ ​instructed​ ​to​ ​pick​ ​up​ ​any​ ​unauthorized​ ​animal.​ ​Continued violations​ ​of​ ​unauthorized​ ​pets​ ​may​ ​result​ ​in​ ​suspension​ ​and/or​ ​expulsion​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Residential​ ​Halls.​ ​In order​ ​to​ ​have​ ​an​ ​authorized​ ​service​ ​animal​ ​students​ ​must​ ​do​ ​the​ ​following.​ ​Obtain​ ​a​ ​written prescription​ ​to​ ​be​ ​renewed​ ​every​ ​semester​ ​by​ ​a​ ​licensed​ ​medical​ ​professional.  

Your​ ​animal​ ​must​ ​be​ ​a​ ​registered​ ​therapy​ ​animal. 

A​ ​non​ ​refundable​ ​deposit​ ​of​ ​$500. 

Updated​ ​vaccination​ ​records​ ​of​ ​the​ ​animal. 

It​ ​is​ ​the​ ​responsibility​ ​of​ ​the​ ​student​ ​to​ ​pick​ ​up​ ​waste​ ​from​ ​their​ ​service​ ​animal​ ​inside​ ​and​ ​outside​ ​of​ ​the Residential​ ​Halls. 

Damages​ ​from​ ​your​ ​animal​ ​will​ ​be​ ​assessed​ ​to​ ​your​ ​student​ ​account. 

Continued​ ​damages​ ​caused​ ​by​ ​the​ ​service​ ​animal​ ​will​ ​result​ ​in​ ​suspension​ ​and/or​ ​expulsion​ ​from​ ​the Residential​ ​Halls. 

Housekeeping 

Public​ ​Areas: 

All​ ​public​ ​areas​ ​in​ ​the​ ​residence​ ​halls​ ​will​ ​be​ ​kept​ ​in​ ​a​ ​clean​ ​and​ ​sanitary​ ​condition.​ ​All​ ​residents should​ ​assist​ ​in​ ​keeping​ ​the​ ​public​ ​areas​ ​clean​ ​and​ ​clear​ ​of​ ​debris​ ​by​ ​disposing​ ​of​ ​soda​ ​cans, 

pizza​ ​boxes,​ ​trash,​ ​etc.​ ​The​ ​College​ ​provides​ ​routine​ ​cleaning​ ​of​ ​the​ ​restrooms​ ​and​ ​common 

areas​ ​of​ ​McCoy,​ ​Poloke,​ ​Walter​ ​Starr,​ ​and​ ​Posey​ ​Halls. 

Your​ ​Room: 

Each​ ​resident​ ​is​ ​expected​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​his/her​ ​individual​ ​room​ ​in​ ​a​ ​clean​ ​and​ ​sanitary​ ​condition.​ ​Trash must​ ​be​ ​placed​ ​in​ ​the​ ​dumpster​ ​provided​ ​outside​ ​each​ ​building.​ ​Trash​ ​is​ ​not​ ​to​ ​be​ ​placed​ ​in hallways​ ​or​ ​stairwells. 

Pod​ ​Style​ ​Apartments: 

Residents​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Pod​ ​Style​ ​Apartments​ ​are​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​keeping​ ​their​ ​common​ ​areas,​ ​restrooms​ ​and rooms​ ​clean.  

Conference​ ​Center: 

Residents​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Bacone​ ​Inn​ ​are​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​keeping​ ​their​ ​rooms​ ​and​ ​restrooms​ ​clean. 

Trashing 

It​ ​is​ ​our​ ​intent​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​a​ ​clean,​ ​safe,​ ​secure​ ​and​ ​sanitary​ ​residence​ ​for​ ​each​ ​of​ ​our​ ​students. Trashing​ ​includes​ ​the​ ​following​ ​offenses​ ​that​ ​will​ ​not​ ​be​ ​tolerated​ ​and​ ​will​ ​result​ ​in​ ​disciplinary action: 

1.​ ​Throwing​ ​trash​ ​or​ ​garbage​ ​of​ ​any​ ​kind​ ​out​ ​of​ ​a​ ​window.

2.​ ​Leaving​ ​trash​ ​anywhere​ ​in​ ​or​ ​outside​ ​the​ ​residence​ ​halls​ ​(except​ ​in​ ​trash​ ​receptacle).

3.​ ​Sweeping​ ​out​ ​a​ ​room​ ​and​ ​leaving​ ​the​ ​debris​ ​in​ ​the​ ​hallway.

4.​ ​Water​ ​and​ ​shaving​ ​cream​ ​fights/throwing​ ​of​ ​water​ ​balloons​ ​(except​ ​in​ ​planned​ ​student activities).

5.​ ​Excessive​ ​trash​ ​in​ ​restrooms​ ​and​ ​lounges.

If​ ​damages​ ​occur​ ​or​ ​extra​ ​cleaning​ ​is​ ​required​ ​from​ ​these​ ​actions,​ ​charges​ ​for​ ​repairs​ ​and cleaning​ ​may​ ​be​ ​assessed​ ​to​ ​that​ ​pod,​ ​wing​ ​or​ ​building.

Vandalism

If​ ​your​ ​room​ ​or​ ​a​ ​common​ ​area​ ​has​ ​been​ ​vandalized,​ ​notify​ ​Campus​ ​Police​ ​immediately (918-781-7200.)

Students​ ​are​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​securing​ ​their​ ​assigned​ ​room​ ​and​ ​immediate​ ​living​ ​areas.​ ​In instances​ ​of​ ​vandalism​ ​to​ ​a​ ​shared​ ​living​ ​area​ ​that​ ​cannot​ ​be​ ​attributed​ ​to​ ​an​ ​individual,​ ​the​ ​entire floor​ ​will​ ​be​ ​charged.​ ​The​ ​minimum​ ​sanction​ ​for​ ​vandalism​ ​is​ ​the​ ​cost​ ​of​ ​material​ ​and​ ​labor​ ​to repair​ ​or​ ​replace​ ​vandalized​ ​items.​ ​Cost​ ​will​ ​be​ ​assessed​ ​to​ ​individuals​ ​identified​ ​or​ ​divided evenly​ ​among​ ​area​ ​residents.