All Spindler Hall residents and their guests are responsible for conducting themselves in a manner that does not infringe on the rights of others or interfere with the educational functions of Western Michigan University. The Community Living Expectations specifies the community and behavioral standards that are expected and also identifies the rights and responsibilities of residents. Spindler students deserve to live in an environment free from harassment, intimidation or emotional distress. The Community Living Expectations balance the rights of the individual and the rights of the community.
Anyone violating the Community Living Expectations or WMU Student Code or abusing the facilities is subject to disciplinary actions, prosecution, conduct review and replacement fees as deemed appropriate by University officials. Residents may also be subject to disciplinary action due to the misconduct of their guests.
View the Community Living Expectations policy book in PDF format.
Important policy highlights
The following highlights do not cover all policies and information in the Community Living Expectations. Residents are expected to review the publication.
Alcohol: Alcohol may not be consumed outside of you room.
Drugs: Use, possession, exchange, manufacturing, or distribution of marijuana (including medical marijuana), heroin, narcotics, other controlled substances and/or paraphernalia is illegal, except as permitted by law.
Fire safety and appliances: You may not have candles or incense in your room, even if they are only for decoration. Spider lamps are not permitted. Coffee makers and electrical tea pots must be equipped with an automatic shut-off feature and fully enclosed heating element (eg. Keurig-style) to be allowed in your room. Irons must have an automatic shut-off feature. Other appliances like George Foreman grills, toaster ovens, hot plates, and so on are not permitted in your room due to fire safety reasons.
Guests: No more than two guests per resident are allowed at any one time. You are responsible for your guests’ behavior. Guests must use the appropriately designated bathroom. Check out keys for your guest at the Spindler Hall office.
Hall safety: Entry and inner security doors are not to be propped.
Pets: The only pets permitted are aquarium fish, whose tanks may not exceed 20 gallons. (This policy does not apply to service animals approved by Disability Services for Students.)
Quiet and courtesy hours: Quiet hours are in effect Sunday to Thursday 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. and Friday to Saturday 1 to 8 a.m. Courtesy hours are in effect 24 hours a day. Please be respectful of your neighbors; keep noise levels to a minimum at all times.
Smoking: Spindler Hall is smoke free. You must be 100 feet away from the building to smoke.
Weapons: The possession, use or storage of any type of weapon is prohibited on campus. For more detailed information, please view the WMU Weapons Policy.