Policies & Code of Conduct
Like any living community, the Residence Halls have standards of behavior designed to create a positive living environment. Mars Hill’s Student Conduct Code as well as state and federal laws apply to all students who live in university owned and operated housing. Additional policies and guidelines have also been established specifically for the residence halls. These policies are designed to ensure that each resident is respectful of their obligation to a communal living situation. There are three guiding principles or community interests that residential policies and guidelines are designed to support.
View the current 2022-23 Student Handbook here, which lists all Residence Life policies as well as the Student Code of Conduct.
Each resident is responsible for asking himself or herself if a behavior falls under one of these principles and then regulating their behavior accordingly. Residence Life staff may confront residents about any action if the staff member believes this action may go against one of these four principles: Health and Safety, Property Loss and Damage, Maintenance of a Healthy Living and Learning Environment.
If any resident is alleged to have violated the Student Code of Conduct, which includes any violation of Residence Life policy, he/she will be subject to the Student Conduct process. You can find more information on this process in the Student Handbook.
In order to be released from the on-campus residency requirement, one of the following criteria must be met:
- Student must reside with a parent or legal guardian at their legal permanent address in one of the following counties: Buncombe, Burke, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, Mitchell, McDowell, Transylvania, Yancey, and Unicoi in Tennessee;
- Student must be legally married and be able to produce a valid marriage certificate;
- Student must be a single parent or legal guardian with custody of a child under the age of 18 and be able to produce documentation demonstrating this responsibility (court order, power of attorney, etc.);
- Student must be a veteran of more than 180 consecutive days on active military duty;
- Student must be 21 years of age or older by the first day of Fall semester classes; or
- Student must be of Senior status or higher with 90 earned credit hours.
Commuter students will need to complete the 2023-24 Commuter Student Application in our MHU Housing Portal. The link to the application is sent directly to your email. If you have any questions, please contact Residence Life at email@example.com.