S5.16 College Property and Residence Hall Damage

Effective Date: June 20, 2023
Last Reviewed: June 20, 2023

Stonehill College expects all students and guests to respect College facilities and property and does not tolerate any form of damage. While the College’s Community Standards includes the “attempted or actual theft, damage or vandalism to property of the College or others” as a violation of college policy, resident students have particular accountability for the area or residential community in which they live.

Damage is defined as the unauthorized use, abuse, destruction, or theft of any College property. Damage may be accidental or intentional. Residence Hall damage is defined as damage to a residence area beyond what would be expected from normal wear and tear. Normal wear and tear is defined as deterioration or depreciation in value that occurs by ordinary and reasonable use of the property in the manner it was intended to be used, without negligence, carelessness, accident, or abuse. Normal wear and tear does not include uses that intentionally, maliciously, or accidentally damage property or uses that disregard College policies, building codes, fire codes, or other municipal or state laws.

Procedures regarding this policy shall be reviewed periodically by the College and published on the Residence Life website.