Drury University is a safe, education-oriented and community-minded campus that maintains an academic and social environment conducive to intellectual and personal development of students and promotes the safety and welfare of all members of the campus community. Drury University prohibits the abuse of the guest policy by its students, employees and citizens. Drury University will cooperate with authorities in the enforcement of all applicable laws.
A guest/visitor is any person invited to visit the residence of or take part in a function organized by a Drury citizen, department or organization.
The abuse of the guest policy by Drury students, university employees or Drury citizens is prohibited on university-owned or -controlled property, in conjunction with university-sponsored or -supervised activities, or at any activity or event that an observer would associate with Drury students, university employees or Drury citizens.
This policy has been established to protect the integrity of the educational experience, encourage positive behavior and enhance the community commitment of Drury students, university employees or Drury citizens.
General Guest Information
Drury students and student organizations are permitted to have guests present on campus. All university policies are applicable to visitors and guests. Each individual is liable for his/her actions at all times regardless of his/her mental or physical state.
- Guest Behavior: Students are responsible for the behavior of their guests, and must be escorted at all times.
- Responsibility: Students are responsible for any policy violations of their guests and are judicially and financially liable for damage to facilities/grounds caused by their guests.
- Guest Escort: Guests must be escorted at all times in all campus housing (includes apartment-style housing and fraternity houses). Students must not loan, transfer, or give possession of their room keys or access cards to anyone.
- Event Attendance: Guests who wish to attend an event sponsored by an individual or group, may be required to be accompanied by a Drury representative with a valid Drury ID card. Non-university guests may be required to show a valid driver’s license or other form of picture ID upon request. Adequate procedures for enforcing this policy should be in place for the duration of the event. The individual or group sponsoring the event will be responsible for assisting guest compliance to this policy.
Guest Information Relating to Campus Housing
- Length of stay for all housing locations: Guests may not stay more than four consecutive days and three consecutive nights in a 7-day period. A resident hoping to have a guest stay for a longer period must contact the Housing Office for approval at least one week prior to the visit.
- Apartment-style & fraternity house guest allowances: Apartment-style and fraternity house residents may have up to two guests per resident at any time, as long as they follow the aforementioned rules. All residents are encouraged to get their roommate's/suitemates' permission before they have guests stay over to reduce the possibility of conflicts.
- Residence hall guest allowances: Residence hall residents are allowed guests after open hours provided they meet the following requirements:
- Residence hall guests are restricted to the open-hours policy, which allows visitors from 10 a.m. to midnight, Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Guests may visit bedrooms only during the approved hours; however, guests are allowed in secured main lounges 24 hours a day. The Director of Residence Life may make exceptions to this rule.
- No more than two guests per resident.
- The occupancy of the room may not exceed three times the number of its contracted occupants.
- Guests may not stay more than four consecutive days and three consecutive nights.
- In the residence hall, the After-Hours Guest Check-In Form should be completed in its entirety in the presence of a Residence Life staff member no later than the end of open hours. This form requires the signature of both the host and his/her roommate.
Guest Policy Violation Sanctions
Drury students, university employees and Drury citizens are responsible for the behavior of their guests. Drury students, university employees or Drury citizens that have guests who are violators of this policy will be subject to the appropriate sanction listed in this handbook based on the nature and severity of the incident. Sanctions could include official letters of warning and reprimand to disciplinary suspension from the university, according to the severity of the offense.
Guest Hours Violations: 1st Violation
- Fine: A minimum of $50 fine assessed to student account
Guest Hours Violations: 2nd Violation
- Fine: A minimum of $100 fine assessed to student account
Guest Hours Violations: 3rd Violation
- Fine: A minimum of $200 fine assessed to student account