Moving into an off campus apartment for the first time is a very exciting time in a student's life. It also brings a lot of responsibility. The people living in your community could be fellow students or families who have lived there for a number of years. It's important to be respectful to your neighbors living in your community. UIC strongly encourages students to build good relationships with their surrounding community. We expect students to uphold the Student Disciplinary Policy while living in their off campus apartments as well as any federal, local or state laws and ordinances to create a safe and peaceful community.
Helpful tips on being a good neighbor:
All pets should be enclosed in your own yard. Pet owners should make sure to pick up after their pets. Be mindful of your pet's noises, such as barking, as not to disrupt your neighbors.
Residents should abide to all parking ordinances as well as making sure their guests abide as well. Make sure you are parking in your own assigned spot, if assigned and you are not blocking any of your neighbor's driveways.
Make sure you are disposing of your trash properly and in the appropriate bins. Your yard should be kept clean and maintained. If it is your landlord's responsibility to maintain your yard, make sure your landlord is aware and getting it done.
It is natural for a student to want to invite friends over and host a social gathering. It is when more and more un-invited guests are showing up which can lead to a disturbance. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when hosting a social gathering:
As a member of the UIC community, you are expected to act in accordance
with the policies, rules, regulations, laws, and requirements of UIC, local
municipalities and counties, the State of Illinois, and the United States.
You should be aware that you are responsible not only for the intent behind
your behavior, but also for the impact of your actions.
Expectations for student behavior, both on and off campus, are outlined in the Student Disciplinary Policy. We recommend that you take a moment to review the policy at http://go.uic.edu/DisciplinaryPolicy. This policy also outlines the student conduct process and procedures in the event you are alleged of a violation of the Standards of Conduct in the future.
If you are having an issue with members of the surrounding community, in the event of an emergency, contact the UIC Police Department at (312) 355-5555. If the incident is not an emergency situation, we still recommend that you first contact UIC Police Department’s non-emergency number at 312-996-2830 in order to document the incident. You may also contact us in the Office of the Dean of Students at 312-996-4857 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our office is located in the Student Services Building, 1200 West Harrison Street, Suite 3030.
If you are a community member who is experiencing difficulty with a UIC
Student, please contact UIC Police Department, in the event of an
emergency, at (312) 355-5555. If the incident is not an emergency
situation, we still recommend that you first contact UIC Police
Department’s non-emergency number at 312-996-2830 in order to document the
incident. You may also file a formal complaint through the Office of the
Dean of Students at http://go.uic.edu/ConductIR.
For additional questions or concerns about UIC Students within the Community, please contact us at 312-996-4857 or email us at email@example.com. Our office is located in the Student Services Building, 1200 West Harrison Street, Suite 3030.