Campus Housing Policies

Below please find summary statements regarding some important policies concerning campus life and community living.  This list is not comprehensive and a copy of the Guide to Campus Living which is available to the campus community under the Forms and Resources page.

2015-16 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 College at Old Westbury. 

Download a copy of the 2015-16 Housing License Agreement.

Code of Student Conduct

The Code for Student Conduct is comprised of rules and regulations designed by SUNY College at 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.

Alcohol Policy

Possession, sale, consumption, forced consumption or other use of alcohol beverages on College property or at College-sponsored or supervised functions, regardless of age, is prohibited. (Refer to Code of Student Conduct 4.B.6).  Alcohol bottles or containers for decoration are not allowed in the Residence Halls.

2.0 GPA Requirement

All students living in residence halls at SUNY College at Old Westbury are required to earn and maintain no less than a Cumulative Old Westbury 2.0 grade point average while on campus.  This includes Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer sessions. 

Policy on Harassment and Discrimination

It is the policy of the College to ensure equal treatment without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. The College prohibits and will not tolerate any such discrimination or harassment. 

Download a copy of the College's policy on harassment and assault

Quiet Hours Policy

Quiet hours are observed during the hours of 10:00 p.m. through 8:00 a.m.  Twenty-four (24) hour quiet hours are strictly enforced in the Twenty-four hour residential community. During examination periods, all residential halls strictly enforce the Twenty-four hour quiet hour policy.

Residents are expected to monitor their own noise levels and to initiate and respond to requests for noise reduction in a courteous and respectful manner. When others fail to reasonably respond to the request for the lowering of noise, the resident should seek the aid of a Resident Assistant. Disruptive or loud behavior or playing loud music in or around the residence halls is not permitted.  Repeat violators of quiet hours will be subject to disciplinary action, including but not limited to the possible confiscation of the equipment associated with the violations

Visitation and Overnight Guest Policies

Residents wishing to host an overnight guest must obtain an Overnight Guest Pass from the Office of Residential Life. The pass must be completed and returned to the Office of Residential Life no later than Noon on Friday.

  1. All requests for Overnight Guest applications are subject to the host’s roommate’s signed approval. 
  2. Approval of the RHD must also be obtained before the issuance of the pass.  Once registered, the guest’s name will be provided to University Police for placement on the Overnight Guest List. 
  3. An overnight guest is required to carry the Overnight Guest Pass at all times and must produce the pass upon request for any member of the University Police or Residential Life Staff. 

It is our intent to limit the use of overnight passes.  There will be no overnight guest passes from Sunday through Thursday.

An overnight guest is permitted ONLY for Friday and Saturday nights by obtaining an Overnight Guest Pass.  An overnight guest is defined as a non-resident who is in student’s room after 12:00 a.m. Residents are limited to one overnight guest per night. The maximum number of overnight guest visitations per resident is two per week, not to exceed six passes per month.