Residence Cleanliness Standards

Residence Cleanliness Standards

Residence students are expected to maintain an acceptable level of cleanliness in all living spaces, shared or personal. The Department of Residences will conduct regular inspections of all student living areas in residence to ensure that all areas are kept clean and tidy so that damages and health issues do not arise due to lack of proper cleaning or hygiene.

Inspections will be conducted approximately five (5) times throughout the academic year. Students will receive email notification to their Brock email account from the Residence Facilities Team the week prior to inspections. The dates will also be published in advance on the website in the “Important Dates to Note” section.

Issues of cleanliness can be documented at anytime including but not limited to: fire extinguisher checks, preventative maintenance and maintenance calls, Winter break shut down, or anytime a Brock staff member identifies an issue when they are in a unit or bedroom. For those students living in Townhouse residences, cleanliness expectations are outlined in the Townhouse Manual (available on line and all students living in a townhouse will also receive a hard copy of the manual at check in). Cleanliness standards are also outlined on line and on inspection forms for student reference.

All residents share equal responsibility for the cleanliness of common areas. Roommate conflicts WILL NOT be considered as justification for cleanliness issues. All areas will be assessed and given a ranking from 1 (health concern)-10 (excellent). Any ranking 5 or below will be considered a failure. A ranking of 6 will be considered as a marginal pass wherein conditions must be improved prior to the next inspection. Areas that are consecutively at a level 6 will receive a 5 at the second ranking.

Students receiving a failure may expect the following consequences:

First Failure
Students who fail their first inspection will be subject to a$50 unit administration fee to be shared among all occupants of the townhouse (plus a $10 per bedroom fee for bedrooms that fail which will be assessed to the occupants of that bedroom only). The unit will be re-inspected approximately 7-10 days later and units that still fail will be cleaned by university custodial staff (who will be accompanied by Department of Residences staff member) at the students’ expense. In addition, students will receive 1 disciplinary point, and will be given a warning regarding cleanliness standards.

Second Failure
Students who fail their second inspection will be subject to a $50 unit administration fee to be shared among all occupants of the townhouse (plus a $10 per bedroom fee for bedrooms that fail which will be assessed to the occupants of that bedroom only). The unit will be re-inspected approximately 7-10 days later and units that still fail will be subject to a $50 re-inspection fee and will be cleaned by university custodial staff (who will be accompanied by Department of Residences staff member) at the students’ expense. In addition, students will receive 1 disciplinary point, and will be placed on probation.

Third Failure
Students who fail their third inspection will be subject to a $100 unit administration fee to be shared among all occupants of the townhouse (plus a $10 per bedroom fee for bedrooms that fail which will be assessed to the occupants of that bedroom only). In addition, students will receive 2 disciplinary points, (one for violation of the cleanliness standards and one for failure to comply with staff due to the repeated violation) and will be suspended from residence for an amount of time not to exceed 1 week.

Fourth Failure
Students who fail their fourth inspection will be subject to a $150 unit administration fee to be shared among all occupants of the townhouse (plus a $10 per bedroom fee for bedrooms that fail which will be assessed to the occupants of that bedroom only). In addition, students will receive 3 disciplinary points, (one for violation of the cleanliness standards and two for failure to comply with staff due to the repeated violation) and will be evicted from residence for the remainder of the year.

Please note: Student bedrooms in both townhouse and traditional residences are also required to maintain a minimum standard of cleanliness. Bedroom inspection failures will be subject to a $10 administration fee and subsequent re-inspections. Students who are unable to maintain minimum cleanliness standards in their bedrooms will be subject to disciplinary and educational sanctions.

a typical Village unit

a typical Village unit

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