Community Standards

Non-Housing & Residence Life issued air conditioning (A/C) units are prohibited in all residence halls. Follow these steps to ensure proper functioning of your unit and to avoid air quality issues.

  • Minimum 18” clearance around A/C units
  • Keep A/C units operating between 70°-74° F (21°-23° C)
  • Leave the A/C units on when away for extended period of time or upon check-out

Please reference the Alcohol Policy (#3) in the Honor Code. Only those who are at least 21 years of age are permitted to possess and consume alcohol according to Florida State laws. An individual who chooses to drink retains the responsibility for their behavior in the residence halls.

  • Classification
    • Beer, ciders, wine, and malt beverages are the only types of alcohol permitted on campus.
    • Hard liquor of any kind is prohibited at Embry-Riddle.
    • Common-source containers of alcohol are prohibited (ex. kegs, beerballs, etc.)
    • Participation in drinking games (e.g. beer pong) and other binge drinking behaviors are dangerous and prohibited. Additionally, simulated drinking games (e.g. water pong) are prohibited.
  • Possession & Consumption
    • Residents who are at least 21 years of age and have roommates who are younger than 21 are permitted to possess and consume alcohol in their assigned spaces.
    • According to the laws of the state of Florida, persons of legal drinking age may not supply alcohol to those under 21 years of age.
    • Alcohol can only be consumed and stored in bedrooms, suites, and living rooms.
    • Alcohol is not allowed in public/common areas, including but not limited to, lounges, study rooms, hallways, stairwells, courtyards, and/or other areas outside of the residence halls.
    • Alcohol cannot be manufactured anywhere on University-owned property.
    • Paraphernalia is not permitted and is defined as items used in conjunction with unsafe/binge/communal drinking practices. Items included but are not limited to:
      • Beer bongs
      • Drinking game equipment
      • Alcohol containers used for decoration is prohibited from all residence halls, regardless of resident’s age and type of alcohol bottle.
  • Confiscation
    • Housing & Residence Life professional staff members and Campus Safety & Security personnel reserve the right to confiscate and dispose of alcohol if it is in violation of any of the aforementioned policies.
    • Additionally, residents may be asked to pour out any alcohol and dispose of the containers properly.
    • Flight and AMS students, ROTC, and athletes are bound to additional regulations;  you are responsible for knowing and adhering to each policy as you may face violations beyond the Honor Code (e.g., per the FAA, flight students found in violation of any of the alcohol policies will be grounded immediately upon the alleged violation and may be grounded for a minimum of three months)

Housing & Residence Life provides furnished rooms and common areas for all residents living in campus housing. The following guidelines are to be followed regarding residence hall furniture, or residents may face fines or referrals.

  • Room furniture cannot be altered in any way or moved from one room to another.
  • Common area furniture cannot be removed from its location or brought into suites and/or bedrooms.
  • Residents may not bring their own bed (frame and/or mattress).
  • Beds may only be lofted to the height of the highest rung on the bed end and can only be adjusted/lofted by University staff.
  • Residents cannot elevate their beds using purchased loft kits, cinder blocks, or any other means.
  • Additional locks may not be added to any doors within the residence halls. All doors must be accessible in case of emergencies.
  • Pets
    • Non-predatory fish are the only pets permitted.
    • Fish tanks cannot exceed ten gallons.
    • Fish are not permitted to be left in the residence halls during break periods.
  • Service & Assistance Animals
    • Individuals requiring a service or assistance animal must register with, provide appropriate documentation to, and be approved by Disability Support Services prior to bringing their animal onto campus.

Bicycles are not permitted to be stored in the residence halls. Bicycles can only be stored/locked onto provided bike racks adjacent to most residence halls and campus buildings. If a bicycle is locked onto something other than a bike rack (e.g. light pole, bench, stair rail, etc.), it may be removed by Campus Safety & Security. Housing & Residence Life encourages that all bicycles be registered (free service to all students) with Campus Safety & Security via Parking on ERNIE.

Lease-A-Lock Program: Campus Safety & Security allows you to lease the safest motorcycle and bicycle locks possible for a one-time $36 fee, refundable upon return of undamaged lock. You can also choose to buy the lock for the same price. Additional information is available in the Safety Services Office in the Student Center.

It is the responsibility of the resident to maintain a clean and healthy environment in their assigned room and bathroom, additionally supporting the community by respecting one another and keeping common areas and lounges clean when in use. Custodial services provided by the University are meant to maintain the facility and are there to augment daily cleaning by the residents.

Residents must immediately report any suspected case of communicable or contagious illness to Health Services. Residents diagnosed with a communicable disease that poses to be a health threat to other residents may be relocated to an alternate room on campus until determined to no longer be contagious. Staff will make every effort to maintain privacy of a resident who has knowledge of testing positive for any communicable disease. The temporary relocation process may be initiated by University staff or by resident disclosure.

Courtesy hours are defined as times when noise of any kind is disruptive to a resident and/or community outside of designated quiet hours. Any reasonable request from a fellow resident or staff member must be honored. Quiet hours are defined as a time when all residents must keep the volume of all noise to a minimum, so as not to disrupt fellow residents and/or the community. There are specified quiet hours for evenings and weekends and special study/quiet hours during exam times:

  • Sunday-Thursday: 10:00 p.m.-8:00 a.m.
  • Friday-Saturday: Midnight-10:00 a.m.
  • Exam Week: 24/7 quiet hours starting at 10:00 p.m. on the night of the last day of classes through 8:00 a.m. of the day after the final examinations period

Destroying, damaging, or tampering with property on University housing owned or leased properties or property of any other person is prohibited. Residents may be held responsible (financial or otherwise) for damages to University property. Note: Publicity items created by staff members, including but not limited to, bulletin boards, materials on bulletin boards, and signage are University property.

Residents are encouraged to add personal touches to their rooms such as posters, pictures, and other decorations. However, they must abide by the following:

1.) No items are allowed to be hung from the ceiling, sprinkler heads, exposed pipes, or smoke detectors.

2.) Windows cannot be covered and items cannot be placed in windows.

3.) Painter’s tape & damage free adhesives are less likely to damage walls. Use of stickers, decals, putty, nails, screws, hooks, or adhesive foam pads on walls or ceilings often yield facility damage.

4.) Painting of any residence hall or University property is not allowed.

5.) Due to potential fire hazards, no items may cover or obstruct light fixtures. Lights must be kept free from any/all materials.

6.) When posting decorations in common areas (e.g. outside of doors), use good judgment. Embry-Riddle reserves the right to remove any materials that it deems inappropriate.

7.) No live cut trees are permitted in the residence halls.

Any behavior that can be deemed excessively loud, lewd, indecent, obscene, disruptive or disrespectful conduct and/or disturbing the peace is not acceptable within the residence halls and University community. Please report any acts of disorderly conduct to your RA or Campus Safety & Security.

  • Mini-refrigerators that do not exceed 4 cubic feet are permitted with no more than one per resident (in addition to the one provided)
  • Microwaves that do not exceed 1000 watts are permitted with no more than one per resident (in addition to the one provided)
  • Freezers (stand-alone/ice chests, not attached to refrigerator) of any kind are prohibited
  • Extension cords/power strips
    • Cannot exceed 10 feet in length
    • Must be a UL-approved three pronged extension cord
    • Cannot impede safe traffic
    • Must have a built in circuit breaker and surge protector
    • Only one outlet strip may be used per outlet and cannot be plugged into another power strip

Housing & Residence Life reserves the right to ask residents to remove electronics if they prove to be a burden on the electrical system.

See the Honor Code #10 Failure to Comply policy. Housing & Residence Life student staff, including Resident Advisors and Hall Tour Ambassadors, acting in an official capacity are considered University officials.

Residents who set off the fire alarm system are subject to be charged with violating this policy and the Honor Code #13 Fire/Emergency Equipment & Procedures policy.

Residents and their guests are required by state law to evacuate a building in the event of a fire alarm. Residents must adhere to directives of University officials and/or emergency personnel and report to the designated area(s). During an evacuation, the building is not to be reentered until proper authorization is given.

Residents are responsible for informing their guests about the Housing & Residence Life Policies and the Student Honor Code since guests are subject to Embry-Riddle rules and regulations. Hosts will be held accountable for any violations of Housing & Residence Life and/or Honor Code policies by their guests.

  • A room/suitemate’s right to privacy, sleep, and study take precedence over the rights of a host to have a guest.
  • Overnight guests are not allowed during break times or during the first or last two weeks of each semester.
  • All guests in the residence halls must be at least 18 years of age, unless the guest is an underage student currently enrolled at Embry-Riddle. (Requests for exemptions/approvals can be requested from Housing & Residence Life.)
  • Housing & Residence Life staff reserve the right to ask guests to leave if the number of people exceeds fire safety requirements and/or guests begin to pose a community disruption.
  • Residents cannot provide their key(s) and/or Eagle Card to their guest(s).
  • Cohabitation by anyone other than the individuals assigned to that suite and/or room is prohibited. This includes residents and non-resident guests.
  • Doolittle: Guests must use the single use restrooms in the first floor lobby.

Reference and review the Honor Code #15 Harassment policy.

Residence halls and other facilities on the Daytona Beach campus are the property of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Therefore, the University reserves the right to enter and/or search residence hall rooms and common areas for the purposes of inventory, fire protection, sanitation, health and safety, maintenance, and enforcement of policies and regulations. Inspections for sanitation, health and safety, or maintenance are done routinely and may be done with or without advance notice.

Residents alleged to have violated or found responsible for violating the Honor Code #17 Illegal Drugs & Other Substances or Paraphernalia policy are subject to dismissal or suspension from University housing without refund.

Keys must be in your possession at all times and can never be given to anyone else for any reason. All room keys are the property of Embry-Riddle; therefore, no resident may duplicate keys. Residents are responsible for the security of their room.

  • Lost keys are to be reported to Housing & Residence Life and a $50 fee will be assessed per lock changed.
  • Lockouts:
    • $15 fee is assessed per lockout
    • Business Hours: Go to the Housing and Residence Life
    • Afterhours and weekends: RA-on-Duty
  • Doors:
    • Exterior doors (including Chanute front doors) are never to be propped.
    • Tampering with card readers is prohibited. Those alleged to be violating this policy are subject to the student conduct process.
    • Doolittle: Bathroom doors are never to be propped

Students who reside in University managed housing are subject to certain missing student notification procedures. Anyone suspecting that a student has been missing for the past 24 hours must immediately notify Campus Safety & Security. An officer will respond to any report and begin an immediate investigation. Campus Safety & Security’s response will include notification to the Daytona Beach Police Department if the investigation confirms the subject is missing. If the missing student is under 18 years of age and not emancipated, Embry-Riddle will notify the custodial parent or guardian.

As a residential student, you may identify a contact person(s) who the institution will notify if you become missing. The University will notify this person if we determine you are missing. This contact person information is communicated to Housing & Residence Life as a part of your housing contract application process. The information provided will be kept confidential by the department and will be accessible only to authorized campus officials and law enforcement involved in the missing person investigation.

Musical instruments may be played as long as they are not distracting to others and the player is abiding by the courtesy/quiet hours policy.

Residents are prohibited from using store bought insecticide as it counteracts the insecticide used by the campus. If in need of assistance, contact the Housing & Residence Life office (during business hours), submit a Housing Maintenance Work Request form (located on ERNIE), or contact the RA-on-Duty.

  • All signs, posters, and other advertisements must be approved by Student Engagement & Student Union and Housing & Residence Life offices prior to posting and/or distribution.
  • Organizations can bring their pre-printed and pre-approved (must have the Student Engagement & Student Union approval stamp) material(s) to the Housing & Residence Life office for dispersal in the residence halls.
  • Solicitation of any kind is not permitted in University owned or leased properties.
  • Alcohol and other drug paraphernalia (see Alcohol & Illegal Drug policies)
  • Ammunition, including airsoft
  • Candles, incense, and any item with an open flame; candles used for religious practices are permitted by first obtaining permission from Housing & Residence Life
  • Cooking appliances with open heat source/element, excluding Apollo, Chanute, O’Connor, and Stimpson Halls
  • Darts and dart boards
  • Explosives, including fireworks
  • Flammable substances, including gas and oil
  • Fog/smoke machines
  • Freezers (stand alone, not those included in approved mini-fridges)
  • Halogen lamps
  • Home theater systems, including subwoofers
  • Hookas/sheesha
  • Hoverboards, smart boards, and self-balancing boards
  • Lasers outside of a classroom environment
  • Live-cut trees
  • Personal space heaters
  • Shopping carts
  • Slack/tension lines
  • Toxic materials (chemicals, fuel, lighter fluid, etc.)
  • Toy guns, including Nerf and water
  • Vaporizers, vaporizer fluids, and any electronic smoking devices
  • Weapons
  • Wireless routers, switches, and network hubs (permitted in Chanute Complex)
  • Please note: Housing & Residence Life professional staff and Campus Safety & Security reserve the right to confiscate any item(s) or substance(s) that are in violation of Housing & Residence Life policies and the Embry-Riddle Honor Code.
It is prohibited to videotape, audio record, or take pictures of persons using any current or future technologies without their knowledge and/or consent when there is a reasonable expectation of privacy and/or confidentiality.

Residence halls and other facilities on the Daytona Beach Campus are the property of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Therefore, the University reserves the right to enter and/or search residence hall rooms and common areas for the purposes of inventory, fire protection, sanitation, health and safety, maintenance, and enforcement of policies and regulations. To preserve the resident’s privacy, other than routine room inspections, searches are conducted only when reasonable belief has been established that a Housing & Residence Life regulation/policy or state/federal statute has been violated. These regulations and policies may include, but are not limited to, alcohol, drugs, sexual misconduct, theft, and weapons. After reasonable belief has been established, the procedure for searching a room is as follows:

  • The resident will first be asked to cooperate with the room search. If the resident refuses and reasonable belief has been established, the University will proceed and conduct the search without the consent.
  • An attempt will be made to have a resident of the room present in order to carry out the search. Any resident(s) present will be informed of the purpose of the search.
  • The search will be conducted by members of Campus Safety & Security with Housing & Residence Life staff members present during this time.
  • Rooms/suites will only be searched with the residents assigned to the space.
  • Illegal substances or other contraband materials found during the course of the search will be confiscated, inventoried, and stored with Campus Safety & Security. These items may be used as evidence in an administrative judicial process on the campus and/or criminal prosecution in the local community.
  • In incidents of imminent danger or extreme emergency, the preceding procedures may be suspended. For further information, contact Housing & Residence Life, Campus Safety & Security, and/or the Dean of Students Office.
  • Information and instructions will be communicated to you from the University via RAVE alert system, campus outdoor siren, University email, and/or ERNIE/Embry-Riddle website.
  • Shelter-in-Place: Shelter-in-place is used for any type of emergency where it is safer to secure yourself in the current location. The situation may be weather-related or because of a hostile situation. If in the residence halls, safely and quickly proceed to an area without windows/glass (typically interior halls and bathrooms) until the advisory is lifted and communicated by the University.
  • See the University Safety Quick Reference Guide for more information.
Smoking in and/around University owned and leased housing properties is prohibited. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recognizes the need to ensure an educational and work environment that is reasonably free from various health hazards. In keeping with our core value of making our environment safer for everyone, the University prohibits the use of any tobacco product whether in the form of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, dipping/snuff, smokeless cigarettes, electronic cigarettes/vaping, hookahs, or chewing tobacco. It is the policy of the University that tobacco products will not be allowed anywhere on University owned or leased property (including buildings, parking lots, personal vehicles, etc.). This includes the use of electronic smoking devices. Those alleged to have violated this policy are subject to the student conduct process. Review the Honor Code Tobacco Use #26 policy. 
Due to the potential damage caused by these items, residents are required to use these items in an appropriate outdoor space. Items with wheels, including but not limited to, bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades, and/or scooters may not be used anywhere in the residence halls. Additionally, balls, racquets, hockey sticks, flying-disc, remote-controlled devices, and similar items may not be used anywhere in the residence halls.

Housing & Residence Life professional staff and Campus Safety & Security officers reserve the right to confiscate these items if they are used inappropriately.

Unless otherwise indicated all rooms are double occupancy. If after the room change and consolidation period a vacancy exists in a room, the Department considers that bed space available for use. It is imperative that vacant spaces are kept clean, empty, and move-in-ready to welcome a new resident. This includes leaving the other bed, dresser, and desk vacant and clear of belongings. When possible the Department will notify residents of new roommates, however there may be times when notification does not occur. Residents may not deliberately intimidate, reject, and/or discourage potential roommates from occupying the vacancy.

Possession of weapons and weapon replicas, including but not limited to, firearms, BB guns, air guns, knives, swords, machetes, blow darts, spears, compound bows/arrows, Tasers (conducted electrical weapons), brass knuckles, slingshots, martial arts devices, dangerous chemicals, incendiary devices, and/or other explosive substances including fireworks are banned from University property. This policy includes ammunition, any device capable of firing or launching a projectile or other objects classified or used as weapons with potential for danger or harm. Any item used in conjunction with the intentional attempting harming of oneself or others will be considered a weapon under this policy.

Residents alleged to have violated or found responsible for violating the Honor Code # 29 Weapons policy are subject to dismissal or suspension from University housing without refund.
Residents cannot remove rivets/pins and/or screens from windows. Rivets are provided for safety and security reasons. Entering/exiting via windows, hanging items outside of the window, throwing or disposing of objects through the window, and using a window for anything but its designed intent is prohibited. Decorations cannot cover and/or be placed in windows.