576 016 Student Family Housing

Policy No. 576-016

STUDENT FAMILY HOUSING

576-016-0000

Purpose

The purpose of this rule is to set out the eligibility requirements for residence in University student family housing.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070
Hist.: OSU 1-1995, f. & cert. ef. 2-7-95

576-016-0010

Definitions

(1) "Student Family Housing" means all houses and apartments operated by the Department of University Housing and Dining Services which are rented specifically and only to students who qualify under these rules to rent such houses and apartments, and all grounds and buildings used by tenants and the Oregon State University Department of University Housing and Dining Services for the operation and administration of student family housing rental units and programs.

(2) "Student Family Housing Agreement" means the rental agreement offered by the Department of University Housing and Dining Services for residence in student family housing.

(3) "Dependent" means a child 18 years of age or younger.

(4) "Tenant" means a student who has signed a student family housing agreement and who is occupying a student family housing unit.

(5) "Domestic Partner" means a person who meets current University eligibility requirements for domestic partner status.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070
Hist.: OSU 1-1995, f. & cert. ef. 2-7-95; OSU 1-1998, f. 6-12-98, cert. ef. 7-1-98

576-016-0020

Student Family Housing Eligibility

(1) To be eligible to apply for residence in student family housing, a student must:

(a) Be admitted to the University;

(b) Complete an application for student family housing with the Department of University Housing and Dining Services;

(c) Pay a non-refundable eligibility screening fee, as established in OAR 576-010-0000; and

(d) Meet the requirements for residence in OAR 576-016-0050.

(2) At the time of application and at the signing of the rental agreement, the student shall present evidence of eligibility.

(3) An application for student family housing will be cancelled:

(a) If the applicant does not enroll at the University for the term for which he or she was initially admitted;

(b) If after the initial term of enrollment, the applicant does not register at the University for each term of the academic year, excluding summer.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070
Hist.: OSU 1-1995, f. & cert. ef. 2-7-95; OSU 1-1998, f. 6-12-98, cert. ef. 7-1-98; OSU 5-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-99

576-016-0030

Eligibility for Residence

To be eligible to reside in student family housing a student must meet the eligibility requirements for application in OAR 576-016-0020 and must be enrolled in the University and meet the minimum qualifications for satisfactory academic progress as specified in current Oregon State University academic regulations.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070
Hist.: OSU 1-1995, f. & cert. ef. 2-7-95; OSU 1-1998, f. 6-12-98, cert. ef. 7-1-98

576-016-0040

Residency Requirements

(1) If the student's status or the family status changes in a way that affects eligibility for student family housing, the student's tenancy will be terminated as provided in the student family housing agreement. The student is responsible for notifying the Department of University Housing and Dining Services promptly of any change in status.

(2) Tenants are eligible to reside in student family housing for a maximum of four calendar years from the date on which they sign a student family housing agreement, plus the balance of any academic term which has commenced at the time the four-year period ends.

(3) A tenant's eligibility to live in student family housing shall end thirty days after the end of the month in which the tenant completes his or her undergraduate or graduate academic program at the University.

(4) As long as one of the adult members of the family named on the original rental agreement is a student, tenancy can extend to the maximum of four years, as defined in section (2) of this rule.

(5) All tenancy in student family housing shall be on a month-to-month basis.

(6) The student and the student's qualifying/eligible family members must reside with the student in the rental unit.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070
Hist.: OSU 1-1995, f. & cert. ef. 2-7-95; OSU 1-1998, f. 6-12-98, cert. ef. 7-1-98; OSU 5-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-99

576-016-0050

Priorities

(1) Students who are single parents with one dependent have first priority for assignment to single bedroom units. Students with a spouse or domestic partner and without dependents have second priority for assignment to single bedroom units. Single graduate students without dependents have third priority for assignment to single bedroom units.

(2) Students with dependents have first priority for two bedroom units. Students with a spouse or domestic partner and without dependents have second priority for assignment to two bedroom units. Single graduate students without dependents have third priority for assignment to two bedroom units.

(3) Students with three to five dependents have first priority for three bedroom units. Students with two dependents have second priority for assignment to three bedroom units.

(4) Each unit is limited to a maximum of two adults. One bedroom units are limited to an overall occupancy of two persons. Two bedroom units are limited to an overall occupancy of four persons. Three bedroom units are limited to an overall occupancy of six persons.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070
Hist.: OSU 1-1995, f. & cert. ef. 2-7-95; OSU 1-1998, f. 6-12-98, cert. ef. 7-1-98; OSU 5-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-99

576-016-0060

Exceptions

The Director of University Housing and Dining Services, or his or her designee, may make exceptions to these rules based on the following:

(1) Exception to academic enrollment requirements for up to three months due to family emergency, medical condition (including pregnancy of eligible student), extreme financial or personal circumstances, or special academic situation (non-enrolled status for internship, research, thesis) in order to:

(a) Maintain application status under OAR 576-016-0020; or

(b) Continue residency under OAR 576-016-0030 in student family housing.

(2) Extension of length of tenancy under OAR 576-016-0040 for up to six months for completion of academic degree program or for family emergency, medical conditions, extreme financial or personal circumstances, or special academic situation.

(3) Upon a determination that to do so would be consistent with the intent and purpose of these rules.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070
Hist.: OSU 1-1995, f. & cert. ef. 2-7-95; OSU 1-1998, f. 6-12-98, cert. ef. 7-1-98