17Judicial ProcessMission Statement: The purpose of the Residential Services Judicial Process is to provide students with an opportunity to accept responsibility for their behavior and actions and to understand its impact on the residential community. Each resident is responsible for reading his/her housing contract and Guide to Campus Living. This will ensure that s/he is fully aware of the expectations associated with residing in our residence halls, as well as the policies and guidelines set forth and established by the Office of Residential Services. Residents are responsible for the actions of their affiliates and guests. When a resident or guest of a resident is suspected to be in violation of a policy, a staff member will document the situation via an Incident Report, which is submitted to the Assistant Director of Residential Services for Community Development (ADRSCD).The Judicial ConferenceResidents who have been involved in certain incidents in TC residence halls are required to meet privately with a Residential Services Coordinator (RSC) or the Assistant Director of Residential Services for Community Development (ADRSCD) as the first step in the disciplinary process. The purpose of this meeting is in part dependent on the details of the incident, but generally its purpose is to: verify the details of the situation as articulated in an Incident Report, to explain the disciplinary process and procedures to the resident, to determine if it is necessary to refer s/he to the conduct board, and to discuss the resident's conduct and its impact on both himself/herself and the residential community. The Appeals Process:Residents have the right to appeal a decision rendered in a judicial conference.All appeals must be in writing and submitted to the Assistant Director for Community Development within 48 hours of the judicial conference. The Director of Campus Services/Associate Director of Residential Services and Card Services has five business days from the receipt of formal appeal to render a decision, which will be communicated to the student in a letter that may be retrieved in the Residential Mailroom.Removal from Teachers College Housing:Depending on the nature of an incident, the Director of Campus and Auxiliary Services may deem it necessary to take the appropriate action to remove resident(s) from College on-campus housing. Violations which may cause removal from university housing may include but are not limited to:. Continued disruption of day to day activities of residents: Disturbances to normal sleep and study habits, disregard of other resident's rights and privileges to their room.. Behavior which presents a continuing health problem to the residential community.. Criminal or civil offenses which may pose a threat to residents (i.e., drug or alcohol possession, theft, assault, vandalism) of which can be sufficiently substantiated.. Repeated or flagrant violation of published College rules and regulations as stated in the Guide to Campus Living, TC Student Handbook, and/or the resident's housing contract.
18KeysAdditional KeysTo maintain secure buildings for our residents, the duplication of any key is not permitted. In addition, additional locking devices may not be installed on any bedroom, suite or apartment door. Residents in family housing designated units in Bancroft, Grant or Sarasota may request an additional key (3rd key) through the Office of Residential Services. Mailbox KeysAll residents are issued one mailbox key per unit. Note: The apartment key for 517 West 121st will also grant access to the student mailbox.Lost KeysIf any key is lost, residents should proceed to the Office of Residential Ser-vices and complete a Lost Key Form. The Lost Key form may also be filled out electronically under the housing tab on the MyTC portal. The loss of a key will require the locking core to be replaced and new key(s) to be issued to the resident; residents will be charged a replacement fee of $125 per apartment/suite/bedroom lock and $20 per mailbox lock Broken KeysResidents will be charged $20 for replacement of a bent or broken key pro-vided that the damaged key is presented at the time of the request.LockoutsYou may obtain a loaner room/suite key by showing your TC identification at the security desk that serves your area. A loaner key will only be checked out to the resident of that unit or a registered affiliate. Loaner keys should be returned to the front desk within thirty minutes. If the loaner key is lost or is not returned in the allotted time frame, the replacement of the unit's locking core will be necessary. In this circumstance, the resident will be charged the appropriate replacement fee as outlined in the section above. If a staff member has to open a unit for a resident or a guest of a resident, a $25 charge will be applied to the resident's student account. A loaner key may not be checked out to guests.