Campus Housing Policies & Resources

Housing Policies

Code of Student Conduct

The Code for Student Conduct is comprised of rules and regulations designed by SUNY Old Westbury to meet its particular needs and expectations. The Code for Student Conduct informs members of the College community of the conduct expected, prohibited conduct, disciplinary procedures and consequences applicable for violations of this Code. This Code for Student Conduct is applicable to all students of the College. Download the complete Code for Student Conduct

Guide to Campus Living 

The Guide to Campus Living is comprised of rules and regulations designed by SUNY Old Westbury to meet its particular needs and expectations. The Guide to Campus Living informs members of the residence hall community on the rules, regulations and guidelines for living in the residence halls. Download the complete Guide to Campus Living 

Housing License Agreement

All students living in residence halls are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of the Residence Hall Licence Agreement for Room and Board at SUNY Old Westbury. Download a copy of the Housing License Agreement.

Resources

Mold Prevention & Reporting

The changing nature of our region’s climate over the past several years had led to the potential for a recurring condition – the development of mold. Visit the Mold Prevention and Reporting section of this website to for information on how the College deals with this challenge, and details on what students should be prepared to do.

    Kerry Rose Fire Sprinkler Notification Act

    Old Westbury has long been committed to maintaining a comprehensive fire safety program for all members of the Old Westbury community.

    The Woodlands residence halls have a sprinkler/standpipe system which includes 100% of resident rooms.  All residence halls have a smoke detection system with automatic alerting to the fire department and University Police.  Residence halls with burning gas also have Carbon monoxide detection, in full compliance with Amanda’s Law. The college prohibits dangerous items from residence’s rooms such as candles, high wattage appliances, and extension cords; a full list is available within the guide to campus living on our website. Residence halls are all equipped with fire extinguishers and emergency lights.

    The Academic Village residence halls have an automatic smoke detection system with automatic alerting to the fire department and University Police.  0% of resident rooms has sprinkler coverage.  Residence halls with burning gas also have Carbon monoxide detection, in full compliance with Amanda’s Law. The college prohibits dangerous items from residence’s rooms such as candles, high wattage appliances, and extension cords; a full list is available within the guide to campus living on our website. Residence halls are all equipped with fire extinguishers and emergency lights.

    Old Westbury is concerned about the safety of every individual on campus and therefore has very strict fire safety regulations. Students who do not observe these regulations jeopardize the safety of others on this campus and therefore will be subject to disciplinary action.  Fire and life safety programs must receive community-wide support in order to be effective. Cooperation from all students any time a fire alarm sounds is expected.

    Students who misuse, tamper, or otherwise disturb fire safety equipment, including smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, pull stations, and fire doors are subject to disciplinary action which may include the cost of restoring the equipment. These students will be referred to the Student Conduct Process.

    General questions relating to Fire Safety as well as access to the Campus Fire Safety Report can be directed to the University Police Department at (516) 876-3333.