Marymount Manhattan

Policies

As a resident at MMC, you are a member of an academic community. Your living environment is a community, as well. We each play a role in making our community safe and welcoming.

Building Community

Our staff is here to help you build community and to support your educational experience imageoutside of the classroom. As such, we hope you choose to share aspects of yourself by participating in a variety of experiences and group events. Being part of the residential community will allow you to learn a great deal about yourself and others. 

Each individual in our community has the responsibility to behave in a manner that does not interfere with the rights of others. In exercising your personal rights with respect for others, you can help to create a positive environment.

Making good choices

To a significant extent, your success will depend on your ability to understand and balance the rights and responsibilities of your college experience.

We place a lot of trust in our students, and we want to provide you with the freedom to make good choices in college. The college staff does not assume the role of campus parent, and you will seldom be told what to do or what not to do with regard to your personal behavior. The obvious exception, as with society at large, is when individual behavior threatens the health and safety of others, the community, your personal well being, or begins to disrupt the legitimate pursuits of others within the residence halls.

 

Our Policies

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In order to maintain a safe community in our residence halls, we do have policies by which our residents must abide. All of our policies and procedures can be found in our Resident’s Guide to Community Living.

It is your responsibility to read and understand our policies, and to ask for clarification if something is unclear. By joining our community, you agree to follow our policies, respect your fellow residents, and help us build a strong and positive community.

 

 

Ludlow Residence 

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In addition to our policies in the Resident’s Guide to Community Living, residents at the Ludlow Residence must also comply with the policies in the Ludlow Residence Hall Handbook 2014-2015.

The policies are in line with MMC’s policies. This handbook explains how to file maintenance requests, ways to get staff help, and provides important information about the residence hall. 

In all cases, residents should follow MMC policies in this location. 

 

 
Policies FAQ

  • Are the residence hall policies online?

    We’re happy you asked! Yes, you can and should read all of our policies prior to your arrival. The current version of our policies can be found on our policies page in The Resident’s Guide to Community Living. The policies are updated each year, so be sure to check out the current version for each academic year, which is released just prior to check-in.

  • What are the withdrawal and refund policies in the contract?

    If a resident withdraws on or before the term start date, he or she is eligible for

    • 75% of the housing fees paid, not including the $500 deposit
    • 85% of the remaining balance on his/her meal plan
    • Forfeits damage deposit

    If a resident withdraws during the first week of the term, he or she is eligible for

    • No refund of the housing fees
    • 85% of the remaining balance on his/her meal plan
    • Forfeits damage deposit

    If a resident withdraws after the first week of the term, he or she is eligible for

    • No refund of the housing fees
    • 50% of the remaining balance on his/her meal plan
    • Forfeits damage deposit
  • What is the alcohol policy?

    We recognize that throughout your college years you will be exposed to alcohol use. It is our hope to educate you to make responsible choices. We also abide by state and local laws regarding drinking. Please make good choices and please be aware that we are here to help you accomplish this. Below is our Alcohol Policy:  

     

    Alcohol Policy: No alcohol may be possessed or consumed in the residence halls.

    Part 1: 

    • The possession, use or display of alcohol paraphernalia is prohibited (including but not limited to funnels, beer bongs, empty containers).


    Part 2:

    • No individual, regardless of age, may possess, consume, and/or be in the presence of alcoholic beverages in or around the residence halls.
    • Deliveries of alcohol from liquor stores or an outside source to the residence halls is not permitted.
    • Residents aware of alcohol or alcohol paraphernalia in the residence halls, whether consuming alcohol or not, may be in violation of this policy.
    • Residents who invite guests (whether it is a resident or non-resident) who bring alcohol into their apartment/room will be in violation of this policy. 

     

    Good Samaritan Provision

    Whenever a student assists an intoxicated individual in procuring the assistance of local or state police, security staff, residence life staff, or other medical professionals, neither the intoxicated individual, nor the individual who assists will be subject to disciplinary action (such as probation or removal from the residence hall) with respect to the alcohol incident. This provision does not preclude disciplinary action regarding other violations, such as theft, sexual harassment/assault, vandalism, etc. Individuals who are combative or not cooperative with the student, staff member, or medical professionals assisting will not be eligible for this provision.

    This provision offers a health-related response to the incident rather than a disciplinary consequence and does not excuse or protect those individuals who deliberately or repeatedly violate the Alcohol Policy.

     

    In order for this policy to apply, the intoxicated student(s) must agree to timely completion of alcohol education activities, assessment, and/or treatment depending on the level of concern for student health and safety. Serious or repeated incidents will prompt a higher degree of medical concern. Failure to complete recommended follow-up may result in disciplinary action and could prompt the imposition of a medical withdrawal.

    The Good Samaritan provision does not limit the authority of law enforcement personnel or Residence Life staff to act as required at the time of an alleged violation.

     

     

  • Are pets allowed?

    No. All pets, including fish, are strictly prohibited in all of our residence halls. Pets that are found by Residence Life staff will be confiscated.

  • Are mini-refrigerators and microwaves allowed?

    Refrigerators and microwaves are provided at both the 55th Street and 1760 Residence Halls, so personal mini-refrigerators and microwaves are not necessary or permitted.

  • Can I bring extra furniture?

    Extra furniture such as couches, chairs, and futons are prohibited in all of the residence halls. Plastic storage bins are allowed. 

    To see examples of what to bring and what not to bring, visit our Pinterest boards.

  • Can I have guests?

    Yes! We welcome your guests. Please see our guest policies page for full information on how to have day or overnight guests.