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    Table of Contents

    Welcome to Raider Village Student Housing! .............................. 4

    Section I: Raider Village Student Housing Overview ................. 5

    Staff Information ......................................................................... 5

    Emergency Procedures ............................................................... 7

    E-mail as Official Form of Communication ............................. 7

    Building Entry, Room Keys, & ID Cards ................................. 7

    Dining & Meal Plan Information ............................................... 8

    Services & Amenities .................................................................. 8

    Disposal of Trash ....................................................................... 11

    Parking ....................................................................................... 11

    Suite Furnishings ....................................................................... 11

    Expectations of Students ........................................................... 12

    Expectations for Attending Classes ......................................... 12

    Student Success.......................................................................... 13

    Overview of Policies .................................................................. 13

    Section III: Student Conduct ...................................................... 19

    Prohibited Actions ..................................................................... 19

    Prohibited Items ........................................................................ 20

    Campus Smoking Policy ........................................................... 21

    Student Conduct Process Overview......................................... 22

    Section IV: Living Successfully at Raider Village ..................... 27

    Residency Requirement ............................................................ 27

    Room Assignments .................................................................... 28

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    Holding of Room Assignments ................................................. 28

    Tripling of Rooms ..................................................................... 29

    Room Rates ................................................................................ 29

    Room Change Policy ................................................................. 29

    Room Selection .......................................................................... 30

    Roommates’ Bill of Rights ........................................................ 30

    Tips for Successful Communication with Roommates &

    Suitemates .................................................................................. 31

    Reporting Problems .................................................................. 32

    Damage to Suites ....................................................................... 32

    Common Area Usage ................................................................ 33

    Common Area Damage ............................................................ 33

    Vandalism .................................................................................. 34

    Building Closings ...................................................................... 34

    Check-out/Withdrawal/Suspension/Expulsion ....................... 34

    Refunds ...................................................................................... 35

    Section V: Personal Security/Safety Information ..................... 36

    Security Tips for Personal Property ........................................ 36

    Avoiding Theft ........................................................................... 37

    Personal Safety Tips ................................................................. 37

    Fire Safety Tips ......................................................................... 37

    Security Cameras ...................................................................... 38

    Section VI: Legal Issues ............................................................... 39

    Search & Seizure ....................................................................... 39

    Search Incidental to Arrest ...................................................... 41

    Search by Warrant ................................................................... 41

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    Search by Consent/Inspections/Repairs .................................. 42

    Inspection vs. Search ................................................................. 42

    Service of Warrants and Other Papers ................................... 42

    Confiscated Items ...................................................................... 43

    Section VII: Campus Resources ................................................. 43

    Office & Department Locations ............................................... 43

    Raider Village Resources .......................................................... 44

    Campus Map.............................................................................. 45

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    Welcome to Raider Village

    Student Housing!

    The Residence Life Staff of Raider Village Student Housing

    (RVSH) at Fulton-Montgomery Community College extends a

    warm welcome to you! We are glad you’ve chosen to live on

    campus with us and each of us are here to provide help and

    support throughout your time at FM. Please don’t hesitate to

    seek us out for assistance with any questions or concerns you

    may have during your time here.

    This handbook contains important resource information as well

    as the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures for living

    successfully at Raider Village. You are responsible for

    familiarizing yourself with all the information contained in this

    handbook. Resident Assistants, fellow students who work in

    housing, will also schedule meetings with all students residing

    on their floors to further explain the contents of this handbook.

    Becoming a residential student at Raider Village provides an

    opportunity for you to take responsibility for your learning

    outside the classroom environment. You will meet students

    from various cultures with diverse backgrounds, interests, and

    values. As you become acquainted with your classmates and

    participate in campus life activities, you will learn from,

    appreciate, and contribute to the diversity of the student body.

    This diversity is one of the things that makes FM a very special

    place.

    We wish you a happy, healthy, and productive 2019-2020

    academic year.

    -Raider Village Student Housing Residence Life Team-

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    Section I: Raider Village Student Housing

    Overview

    Raider Village Student Housing is made up of three residence halls.

    Fulton Hall and Montgomery Hall each contain 18 suites, housing

    72 students per building. Raiders Hall contains 36 suites that house

    144 students. The Residence Life Services Center (RLSC) has

    offices for the Director of Residence Life, the RVSH Maintenance

    Supervisor, a laundry facility, a WEPA Print Center and the Central

    Residence Life Office. In Raiders Hall there is an office for Public

    Safety (Raiders Lobby), another laundry facility, the Raider Village

    Mailroom, and common area lounges where many programs are held.

    Full-time professional staff are available during day time hours in the

    Central Residence Life Office located in the RLSC. RA’s are

    available during evening hours in the Central Residence Life Office

    and there is one RA that resides on each floor in each residence hall.

    Staff Information

    Director of Residence Life – ext. 8820

    The Director of Residence Life is responsible for developing and

    leading the implementation of the vision for the Residence Life

    department. The Director supervises the professional staff members

    and provides leadership for the department as a whole. The Director

    works collaboratively with all staff members to identify and meet the

    needs of the residential student population. The Director is the

    primary decision maker for the department, serves on a number of

    committees at the college, and represents the department to other

    constituents within and outside of the campus.

    Clerical Assistant – ext. 8821

    The Clerical Assistant supports the daily operations of the

    Department of Residence Life by serving as the primary point of

    contact for students and others across campus. The Clerical Assistant

    provides support to all professional team members by answering

    telephones, scheduling appointments, filing, and performing other

    clerical duties as needed.

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    Resident Assistants – ext. 8821 OR (518) 774-4734

    Resident Assistants (RA’s) are student leaders who serve their fellow

    students as a mentor, role model, and friend. RA’s work to keep the

    residential environment sa

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