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OREGON UNIVERSITY SYSTEM,
WESTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY

 

DIVISION 90

ACCESS TO STUDENT HOUSING AT WESTERN
OREGON UNIVERSITY

 574-090-0000

Purpose Statement

Western Oregon University has established this rule to inform the general public of the University's policies and procedures involving access to student housing.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351 & ORS 352
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070
Hist: WOSC 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-94; WOU 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-28-03

574-090-0010

Family Housing Definitions

(1) "Family Housing" refers to all apartments operated by Western Oregon University which are rented to students and faculty/staff in transition who qualify under these rules to rent such apartments, including all grounds and buildings used by said tenants and/or University Residences staff in the operation and administration of the Family Housing program.

(2) "Family" is a couple recognized as legally married under Oregon law, whether or not with dependent child/children, [or] an unmarried person with legal custody of dependent child/children, or a student/faculty/staff member and his/her domestic partner; the components of the family unit must reside together.

(3) "Dependent" is anyone meeting the dependent definitions as outlined in the Internal Revenue Code.

(4) "Domestic Partnership" is defined as a legal or personal relationship between individuals who live together and share a common domestic life but are not joined in a traditional marriage, a common-law marriage, or a civil union.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351 & 352
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070
Hist: WOSC 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-94; WOU 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-28-03; WOU 2-2006, f. & cert. ef. 8-7-06

574-090-0020

Family Housing Access Qualifications

(1) A student is eligible to apply for and maintain residence in family housing if the student:

(a) Is admitted to Western Oregon University with full time status and in good standing;

(b) Is a member of a "family" as defined in OAR 574-090-0010 and who agrees to supply to the University custody papers, birth certificates, marriage license, letters of admission, proof of domestic partnership, and other relevant documents as required;

(c) Has executed the housing contract.

(2) A faculty/staff member is eligible to apply for residence in family housing if the faculty/staff member is in the first year of a transition to WOU as an employee. Family housing for faculty/staff members is limited to a one-year contract.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351 & 352
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070
Hist: WOSC 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-94; WOU 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-28-03; WOU 2-2006, f. & cert. ef. 8-7-06

574-090-0030

Family Housing Space Assignment

Family housing space is assigned:

(1) On a first-come first-served basis to any student, faculty or staff member meeting the Family Housing Access Qualifications outlined in OAR 574-090-0020;

(2) As vacancies become available.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351 & 352
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070
Hist: WOSC 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-94; WOU 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-28-03; WOU 2-2006, f. & cert. ef. 8-7-06

574-090-0040

Family Housing Access Termination

(1) For student occupants, termination of family housing access will be in accordance with the housing contract.

(2) For faculty/staff occupants, termination of family housing access will be one year from the date of check-in. Exceptions to this guideline must be filed by petition with the Office of University Residences.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351 & 352
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070
Hist: WOSC 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-94; WOU 2-2006, f. & cert. ef. 8-7-06

574-090-0050

Residence Hall Eligibility

(1) During the regular academic year, room assignments are contingent upon the applicant being accepted for admission to the University.

(2) The applicant must be registered as a full time student in good academic standing to remain eligible to live in the residence halls.

(3) Priority for room assignments will be as follows:

(a) First priority is given to first-year-out-of-high school freshman applicants based upon the date the application and required fee are received by the WOU University Residences Office;

(b) Second priority is given to currently housed residents returning for an additional year who have signed up for a room during the advertised period; and

(c) Third priority is given to other new resident applicants based upon the date the application and required fee are received by the WOU University Residences Office.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351 & ORS 352
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070
Hist: WOSC 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-94; WOU 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-28-03

574-090-0060

Residence Hall Housing Contract

(1) Each applicant for residence hall accommodations shall be required to sign a Housing Contract before occupying a room.

(2) Upon petition, a resident may be released from their Housing Contract without a penalty, at the discretion of the University. The criteria used in the exercise of such discretion includes:

(a) Health reasons, verified by a licensed physician and/or Western's Student Health Services;

(b) Marriage; upon receipt of a copy of the marriage certificate;

(c) Student teaching, practicums and other University academic programs requiring the student to live in another community;

(d) A qualifying replacement is found to take over the contract, i.e., a student who meets the eligibility requirement and who has not previously contacted the WOU University Residences Office to make arrangements to live in the residence halls.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351 & ORS 352
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070
Hist: WOSC 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-94; WOU 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-28-03

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