AU's Policy Regarding Off-Campus Behavior

From the Aurora University Code of Conduct:

Off-Campus Housing - Community Disturbance:

Unreasonably disrupting or interfering with the rights of neighbors at off-campus locations, including, but not limited to, failure to abide by applicable University regulations and policies as well as local, state and federal laws.

Off-Campus Housing - Dereliction of Property:

Failing to maintain an off-campus residence according to city ordinance including, but not limited to, improper disposal of trash, inadequate maintenance of lawn and landscaping, and illegal parking.

Enforcement of Off-Campus Housing Policies:

The Department of Campus Public Safety is a police department recognized by the State of Illinois.   The Office of Campus Public Safety (CPS) has the right to conduct criminal investigations involving off-campus behavior of Aurora University students and/or Aurora University property.  The department is committed to the safety and well-being of the Aurora University community.  The department is also committed to be a good neighbor with those that live in the neighborhood surrounding Aurora University.

Neighborhood Contact:  CPS will be asking residents of the university neighborhood to contact them directly with concerns related to neighborhood disturbances and/or dereliction of property involving current AU students.  Upon receiving information, CPS Officers will respond and contact the AU students implicated to attend to the concern and investigate as necessary.

CPS Patrols:  CPS officers will be conducting routine patrols of the immediate university neighborhood.  When CPS officers observe activity or are informed of an activity that may be in violation of the City of Aurora ordinances, Illinois State law and/or Aurora University policy, contact will be made with those present at the address.  Examples of this include, but are not limited to:

  • Noise complaints
  • Possible underage drinking
  • Criminal damage to property
  • Domestic calls/complaints
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Any other circumstances which would prompt a CPS officer who is on patrol to make contact with an off-campus AU student

Sanctions for Off-Campus Housing Policy Violations

Community Disturbance (Unreasonably disrupting or interfering with the rights of neighbors at off-campus locations, including, but not limited to, failure to abide by applicable University regulations and policies as well as local, state and federal laws. A small gathering is generally defined as 20 students or fewer.  Categorization of the incident is also subject to circumstances and documented behavior.)

AU STUDENT/TENANT SANCTIONS

Documented underage drinking - NO

Documented underage drinking - YES

1st offense

in either column

Probation; attendance required at the next Good Neighbor presentation (with an additional $100 fine if student chooses not to attend)

Probation; AlcoholEdu; $100 fine per tenant present; attendance required at the next Good Neighbor presentation (with an additional $100 fine if student chooses not to attend)

2nd offense

in either column

Probation to suspension; $100 fine per tenant present; Parental notification; attendance required at the next Good Neighbor presentation (with an additional $100 fine if student chooses not to attend)

Probation to suspension; $200 fine per tenant present; Parental notification; attendance required at the next Good Neighbor presentation (with an additional $100 fine if student chooses not to attend)

3rd offense

in either column

Suspension to expulsion; $200 fine per tenant present; Parental notification; attendance required at the next Good Neighbor presentation (with an additional $100 fine if student chooses not to attend)

Probation to suspension; $400 fine per tenant present; Parental notification; attendance required at the next Good Neighbor presentation (with an additional $100 fine if student chooses not to attend)

AU STUDENT/NON-TENANT SANCTIONS

Contributed to community disturbance

Documented underage drinking

1st offense

in either column

Admonition; attendance required at the next Good Neighbor presentation (with an additional $100 fine if student chooses not to attend)

Admonition; AlcoholEdu; $100 fine; attendance required at the next Good Neighbor presentation (with an additional $100 fine if student chooses not to attend)

2nd offense*

in either column

Probation; $100 fine; Parental notification; attendance required at the next Good Neighbor presentation (with an additional $100 fine if student chooses not to attend)

Probation; $150 fine; Parental notification; attendance required at the next Good Neighbor presentation (with an additional $100 fine if student chooses not to attend)

3rd offense

in either column

Probation to suspension; $150 fine; Parental notification; attendance required at the next Good Neighbor presentation (with an additional $100 fine if student chooses not to attend)

Probation to suspension; $200 fine; Parental notification; attendance required at the next Good Neighbor presentation (with an additional $100 fine if student chooses not to attend)

4th offense

in either column

Suspension to expulsion; $200 fine; Parental notification; attendance required at the next Good Neighbor presentation (with an additional $100 fine if student chooses not to attend)

Suspension to expulsion; $300 fine; Parental notification; attendance required at the next Good Neighbor presentation (with an additional $100 fine if student chooses not to attend)

*  A second offense for either tenants or non-tenants will result in the student being restricted from serving in a leadership capacity on campus (e.g. team captain, executive board of a student organization, peer advisor, etc.)

Dereliction of Property (Violation of the City of Aurora ordinance, article IV. Property Maintenance, regarding property maintenance including):

      AU STUDENT/TENANT SANCTIONS

Improper disposal of trash, including but not limited to, garbage, inoperable vehicles, junk and trash, rubbish, and weeds.

  • 1st Offense:  Good Neighbor violation ticket issued; 24 hours to comply with ordinance
  • 2nd Offense:  Good Neighbor violation ticket issued; 24 hours to comply with ordinance
  • 3rd and Subsequent Offenses:  Good Neighbor violation ticket issued; 24 hours to comply with ordinance; $50 fine per tenant

Inadequate maintenance of lawn and landscaping including, but not limited to, weeds exceeding a height of eight inches.

  • 1st Offense:  Good Neighbor violation ticket issued; 48 hours to comply with ordinance
  • 2nd Offense:  Good Neighbor violation ticket issued; 48 hours to comply with ordinance
  • 3rd and Subsequent Offenses:  Good Neighbor violation ticket issued; 48 hours to comply with ordinance; $50 fine per tenant

Parking illegally including, but not limited to, parking in prohibited areas, e.g. grass or dirt; parked vehicles in excess of the number allowed for single-family and two-family residential purposes.

  • 1st Offense:  Good Neighbor violation ticket issued; 24 hours to comply with ordinance
  • 2nd Offense:  Good Neighbor violation ticket issued; 24 hours to comply with ordinance
  • 3rd and Subsequent Offenses:  Good Neighbor violation ticket issued; 24 hours to comply with ordinance; $50 fine per vehicle

Other residential ordinances as described by City of Aurora Code

  • 1st Offense:  Good Neighbor violation ticket issued; 24 hours to comply with ordinance
  • 2nd Offense:  Good Neighbor violation ticket issued; 24 hours to comply with ordinance
  • 3rd and Subsequent Offenses:  Good Neighbor violation ticket issued; 24 hours to comply with ordinance; $50 fine per tenant