The mission of the Georgetown College Residence Life Office is to provide safe and comfortable living options within a community that emphasizes leadership opportunities, as well as exposure to social, recreational, and educational programming. By doing so, the College seeks to provide physical facilities and services, which create an environment for and promote living experiences that will assist students in making lasting friendships, developing self-reliance, and fostering a sense of responsible citizenship.
The main college campus has 14 traditional residence halls including nine social organization halls. All residents are expected to respect other individuals’ rights to privacy, safety, and health, and to demonstrate common courtesy so that on-campus living is a positive part of the total “Georgetown Experience.”
Residence hall facilities are the property of Georgetown College. As such, the College reserves the right to assign students, non-students, off-campus groups, and other campus guests and visitors to its residence halls, and utilize these facilities in other appropriate ways as schedules and space permit. Students are expected to be familiar with the terms and conditions of residential living found in this Handbook and the current College Catalog.
In order to provide a safe on-campus living environment and to protect students’ personal belongings, access doors to the private areas of residence halls are to remain locked and entered using residents’ room keys only. Propping doors open, loaning room keys or other actions that jeopardize the safety and security of other residents and their property are violations of College housing policies. It is a reasonable expectation that students lock their doors when they leave their room as such students are responsible for any activities that may occur in their room whether or not that student is present.
Students are required to promptly advise their Resident Director if an infectious disease is contracted. In such cases, students may be isolated or removed from the residence hall if, in the judgment of the Dean of Students, the protection of the health of others requires that action. Information concerning a student’s health may be shared among College officials when, in the judgment of the College, a medical risk exists.