University Housing Appeal Policy

 
Last reviewed:
October 14, 2020
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Policy Statement

Southeastern Louisiana University is committed to providing a quality living environment for students. To enable the University to fulfill this commitment and to be in compliance with the Fair Housing Act, it is necessary that a policy be implemented to give students the opportunity to submit a housing appeal if they do not meet eligibility requirements.

 

Purpose of Policy

To be eligible for University Housing, a student must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours and have a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Any student who does not meet the academic standards for housing has the right to appeal to the Housing Academic Appeals Committee.

 

Applicability

This policy applies to all University Housing residents who fall below a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

 

Policy Procedure

Any student who does not meet the academic standards for housing has the right to appeal to the Housing Academic Standards Appeals Committee. However, to be considered for an exception to these standards, the student must provide convincing evidence of potential to meet the academic standards in the future and to make satisfactory progress toward the degree. The appeal should also convey a commitment to an academic focus as well as identify the circumstances that may have prevented them from meeting the specified requirements.

Academic appeals for University Housing must be submitted to the University Housing office on or before the Wednesday after finals. Appeals received after this date will not be considered for the upcoming semester.

 

The Academic Standards for Housing are as follows:

Initial and Continuing Eligibility:
To be eligible for University Housing, a student must be enrolled full-time and have either a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or a 2.0 semester GPA on 12 or more hours during the most recently completed fall or spring semester. Beginning freshmen are eligible for housing when they are admitted but must meet the GPA requirements at the end of the first semester in order to maintain eligibility.

Regaining Eligibility:
Students who do not meet housing eligibility requirements may become eligible by raising their cumulative GPA to 2.0 or by earning a 2.0 semester GPA on 12 or more hours during the prior regular fall or spring semester.

 

Completing the Housing Appeal Process:

To appeal a housing decision, read the instructions provided and complete the Academic Standards for Housing – Appeal for Exception form at: http://www.southeastern.edu/admin/housing/resident-info/acad_standards/appeal/index.html.