Community Standards and Expectations

It is the mission of the Residence Life Office to provide an on-campus environment which produces the Christian lifestyle of scholarship and personal growth. All students should familiarize themselves with the information provided in the University Student Handbook.

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Drugs & Alcohol

Campbell University is a drug and alcohol-free campus. It is our endeavor to provide a safe environment. Any student found in violation will be subject to the disciplinary process of the University as well as State sanctions.

Firearms & Fireworks

Weapons, fireworks, and explosives are not permitted in the residence halls.

Fire Safety

Residence Halls

In the interest of safety, the University reserves the right to inspect and regulate the use of electrical appliances in residence halls. Students will be required to remove appliances that are determined to represent a potential hazard. Electrical appliances which contain resistance heat systems such as hair dryers and hair curlers are to be unplugged from electrical power sources when they are not in use. Only heavy-duty power cords and surge-protected power strips may be used to connect other appliances to wall outlets. Power cords and surge proctors may not be run under carpeting, attached to wall or floor surfaces or attached to each other. Thin brown/white extension cords are not allowed.

Halogen lights, electrical heaters, toasters, toaster ovens, George Foreman grills, kerosene heaters, incense, candles, and other items generating extreme heat or requiring flames for operation are NOT permitted in the residence halls. They are considered fire hazards and are prohibited.

Apartments/Bob Barker Hall Suites

In the apartments and Bob Barker Hall Suites, students are to follow the same safety standard as set forth above for residence halls with the exception of toasters and George Foreman grills which will be allowed only in the kitchen areas.

Hallways & Entrances to Buildings

All common areas must be kept free from clutter and objects (bicycles, scooters, trash cans, boxes, etc.) that would interfere with the entrance and exiting of the building.

Guest Hours

Guest Hours, formerly known as Open House, is a designated  time during which members of the opposite sex may visit the apartments and rooms of other residential students. Guest Hours are daily from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (noon to midnight). Guest Hours will be conducted in accordance with the following guidelines:

  1. Supervision of open house is the responsibility of the Resident Directors and Resident Assistants.
  2. Guests must remain with their host while visiting. 
  3. Members of the opposite sex may not use hall and room bathrooms. Public restrooms are in the lounges of each residence hall.
  4. All participating hall members and guests must be dressed appropriately during open house.
  5. All Student Code Articles remain in effect during open house. Students will be expected to follow the University’s institutional policies concerning displays of affection.

Guest Hours may be terminated or canceled at anytime deemed necessary by the Residence Life Office. Emergencies, disruptive behavior and/or inappropriate conduct are all sufficient causes to cancel Guest Hours. Failure of residents and/or visitors to comply with the Guest Hours guidelines may result in the forfeiture of Guest Hours privileges for the entire hall and may result in disciplinary action taken against the individuals involved.

Overnight Guests

Residence Halls

Overnight guests of the same sex are permitted in the residence halls on Friday and Saturday nights with permission of the Resident Director. Guests must register with the residence hall staff and non-students must check in with the Campus Safety Office to obtain a visitor’s parking pass. Hosting a guest without the consent of the Resident Director may result in disciplinary action.

Apartments/Bob Barker Hall Suites

Overnight guests of the same sex are permitted in the apartments and suites. Any guest staying over two consecutive nights must have permission from the Resident Director. Failure to gain permission to host a guest may result in disciplinary action.


Pets are not permitted in the residence halls, except fish in tanks not to exceed 10-gallon total capacity.

Quiet Hours

Quiet hours are set daily from 10 p.m. to 10 a.m. Quiet hours will be enforced by residence hall students and staff. It is your right as well as your responsibility to let offenders know if their activity is annoying you. Stereos, radios, TVs, musical instruments and conversations must be kept to levels that will not interfere with the study or sleep of other residents. This time recognizes the right of all students to have an environment which supports academic success. Any amplified sound or other noise reaching beyond the limits of an individual room is considered an infringement on others’ personal space and may be addressed through the disciplinary process. If you encounter a noise problem, bring it to the attention of the offender. If the problem persists, contact your RA or the RD on duty.

Room Changes

Campbell Residence Life and Housing will not approve any room changes between August 1st and September 5th.  As we prepare for the arrival of new and returning students for the fall and spring terms, we will not be able to approve room changes until 10 business days after classes have begun.

Smoking Rule

All Residence Halls and Apartments are smoke-free facilities. This includes all common areas, such as laundry rooms, breezeways, suite and hallways and floor and lounges. Students need to move 50 feet away from the building while smoking to prevent endangering the health of others.

Other Policies

Because of the potential for damage to lives and property, the following behaviors are prohibited: throwing or dropping any object from a balcony, breezeway, window or roof; propping open exterior hall doors; unauthorized entry into any restricted, locked, or closed residence hall space; failure to provide proper ID when requested to do so by a university official; interfering or tampering with safety/security systems; and engaging in sports (Frisbee, golf, soccer, riding skateboards, or bikes, etc.) within the residence halls.

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