Student Housing Contract
Haskell Indian Nations University – Student Life/Residential Life
Contract Terms and Policies
The status of Haskell Indian Nations University as a residential academic community and each student’s position
as a citizen in that community requires regulations concerning the protection and promotion of learning activity,
maintenance of order, and control of behavior affecting the freedom and privacy of others. Persons who have a criminal
record involving a felony offense are not eligible for University Housing. The Department of Resident Life hires staff
that participates with residents in conflict resolution, document incidents, and initiate appropriate actions in response.
Students who sign a student housing contract agree to the following policies and regulations in the Haskell Indian
Nations University Student Code of Conduct. The university has the authority, pertaining to all university housing, to
establish and enforce rules and regulations developed within applicable statutes. In accordance with federal law, no
assignment is made on the basis of tribe, race, religion, color, age, disability, national origin, ancestry, and, to the extent
specified by law.
Policies Governing Occupancy
Every occupant must register with the residential hall staff of the living unit upon initial occupancy and when
permanently vacating the assigned room.
Only a regularly enrolled student may occupy a room in university housing. An assigned room should be used for
personal residence only.
On rare occasions, a resident may be required to move to accommodate another individual with unique physical
needs or to address an unforeseen maintenance concern. Other unpredictable situations may also result in occupancy
changes. The University retains the right to enter living areas under conditions as outlined in the Student Code of
Conduct. Each student’s right to privacy will be respected while living in student housing units.
Occupancy changes initiated by residents may be completed during the semester if all residents involved agree
and if approved by the Director of Student Life. An administrative fee may be assessed in certain instances. Residents
may be required to move to an existing vacancy for the purposes of space consolidation. Failure to move or refusal of a
roommate assignment by a stated deadline may result in cancellation of the housing contract, revocation of future guest
privileges, and/or other consequence when the contract is cancelled by action of the Department of Resident Life.
Guidelines for Residential Halls
(As outlined in the Residential Student Handbook & Code of Student Conduct)
Damage to Property / Personal Insurance
Residents are held financially responsible for any damage they cause in public or private areas of student housing
units. Academic records at Haskell Indian Nations University will be withheld for nonpayment of obligations such as lost
keys, broken or missing furniture, and other debts due the Department of Resident Life. Residents agree to provide for
their own protection against loss or damage to property and/or for personal liability.
Violation of University/Residential Housing Policies or Regulations
Violation of these policies or regulations by a resident, or failure of a resident to independently manage daily life
functions associated with being a student, may result in cancellation of the housing contract, revocation of future guest
privileges, and/or other consequence including. If a contract is cancelled for violation of a policy or regulation, the student
may not reapply for student housing for a period of one calendar year from the end of the contract period in which the
cancellation was effective.
Resident Life employees have the responsibility to investigate incidents that might endanger the life or property of
residents or the university. Contract cancellation and/or disciplinary action by the department may occur if the resident
fails to abide by and conform to all applicable rules and regulations of the university and/or the Department of Resident