The Residence Life department is committed to providing students with a residential experience that enhances and extends the educational mission of the University.
Please take a look at the following information concerning Residence Life:
Keiser University Latin American Campus is committed to forming mature professionals in a community environment. Our goal also for incoming students is to provide a university experience that encourages academic success and a better integration into the life of the university. Therefore, full-time undergraduate students aged 16 to 17 must live in the university residence halls. If students turn 18 while living in the dorms, they are still required to live on-campus until the end of that semester. Only students 18 years of age and above or students who reside with parents, in the local area are permitted to live off-campus. In special circumstances, exceptions to this policy may be granted. These are considered on a case by case basis and the decision of the Student Life Department is final; therefore, there is no appeal process. Students who do not abide by this policy will not be allowed to register.
Living on campus at KULAC allows students to immerse themselves in an environment of community and to take full advantage of the many services and opportunities offered by the Center for Academic Excellence and the Student Life Department. Dormitory residents are able to live in an atmosphere of mutual respect and dignity and grow in the areas of academics, faith, community, and leadership through sharing in a family like environment.
Director of Residence Life
The dormitories are presided over by a Director of Residence Life. The Director of Residence Life, assisted by a staff of student Resident Assistants (RA’s), is responsible for overseeing the life of the hall, fostering a good living environment, addressing the needs of the residents and maintaining order and enforcing rules. Each semester the Director of Residence Life will hold a minimum of two mandatory meetings for all the dormitory residents. Failure to attend these meetings will result in a fine of $25.00. Additionally, there will be a fine of $5.00 for students who arrive late to these meetings. The purpose of a mandatory meeting is for the Director of Residence Life and the Resident Assistants to communicate certain rules, regulations and other important information verbally to all the dormitory residents.
Each dormitory floor has at least four RAs who are responsible for assisting and advising students, planning activities for resident students, and enforcing dormitory rules and regulations. The RAs on each dormitory floor reside in rooms marked with their names and titles. They have key sets to assist students who are locked out of their rooms. In the case of a medical problem, the Resident Assistants may accompany the student to the Health Clinic where a First Aid Kit is available.
Students residing in the dormitory are expected to cooperate with the instructions of the RAs. If a RA observes a student failing to adhere to the rules and regulations specified in this Residence Life Manual, a verbal warning and/or written incident report will be issued to the student in question. Failure to respect the authority of the Residence Life team is considered a serious breach of the code of student conduct and will result in disciplinary action to include fines and other measures detailed in the Student Handbook.
Every night, one male and one female Resident Assistant are on duty from 9pm until 12am midnight and on call from 7am, to provide basic security and ensure that the dormitories are quiet and conducive to community living. Resident Assistants are also available to assist students with questions and problems relative to dormitory problems and student life. The Director of Residence Life is available during the day.
Students who are 17 years old or younger are on a curfew, therefore whenever they go outside campus for particular or personal reasons; they need to be back by 11:00 pm on weekdays and 12:00 am (midnight) on weekends. A list of students who are minors is kept at the university’s gate for security guards to check their time of entrance. Security guards may also ask students to show an ID or even sign their check-in time. Minors may also be required to sign-in with a Resident Assistant at the hour of curfew to verify their presence on campus.
Students, who neglect to be back on campus at the appointed time or leave after curfew time, are written up and called to a meeting with the Director of Residence Life for the first occurrence. Any occurrence after the first one would be considered an infraction and as such penalties apply.
Residence halls are specifically for those students who reside in the dorms. Therefore, persons who do not reside in the dorms should not enter; otherwise, they will be fined and required to meet with the Director of Residence Life.