General Housing Information
Room & Board
What To Bring / What Not To Bring
Dormitory Floor Plans
Residence Hall Directors/ Residence Advisors
Check-In / Check-Out
Litter / Damages
Living Off Campus
Clarendon College operates five air-conditioned residence halls on the main Campus. All students who are not residents of Donley County and are not (a) 21-years-old or older; or (b) married; or (c) living with nuclear family members (grandparents, parents, and/or siblings) who are Donley County residents, are required to live in on-Campus residence halls as long as space is available. Permission to live off-Campus must be approved by the Dean of Students.
On-Campus residents are expected to furnish their own personal items including: sheets, pillows, pillow cases, blankets, towels, soap, etc. Coin-operated washers and dryers are available to each residence hall. Neither the Pampa Center nor the Childress Center currently offers on-Campus housing for students.
Advantages of On-Campus Living
Students who live on Campus are:
43 percent more likely to finish college than those who never live on Campus.
More than likely to do graduate work.
Likely to have a higher GPA in undergraduate and graduate work.
Improved self-confidence and ability to speak in public.
More satisfied with undergraduate experience.
More interpersonal contacts with faculty and peers.
Increase in artistic interest.
Greater increases in interpersonal self-esteem.
Greater participation in outside class activities.
Experience greatest change in philosophy, values, political views and career goals.
Source: What Matters in College: Four Critical Years Revisited by Alexander Astin. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1993.
During the registration process, each student will be given a student ID card - a Bulldog Scratch Card. This card must be presented at meal times and should be carried on the student at all times while on campus. The ID card is property of Clarendon College and must be presented to a college official upon request. Failure to produce proper ID may result in disciplinary action or the removal from campus until proper ID can be presented.
General Expectations of Conduct
Resident students are expected to conduct themselves as adults, to respect the rights of others, and to take care of and respect the facilities and equipment provided by Clarendon College. Students are also expected to conduct
themselves according to the Clarendon College Code of Student Conduct, to conduct themselves according to the acceptable standards of the Clarendon College family, and to accept individual responsibility for their actions, as an important aspect of group living. Consideration for others is the basic principle that will be followed by all residents.
Each resident possesses individual rights, which will be respected. These rights carry a reciprocal responsibility in that each resident will respect these same rights for all others in return.
As adults, all residents are individually and collectively responsible for their behavior and are fully accountable for their actions. Lack of knowledge of specific policies will not be an excuse for breaking Clarendon College or State of Texas policies or laws. Such behavior may result in disciplinary action, which can include but is not limited to, warning or reprimand, specified restrictions, monetary fines, community service, disciplinary probation, suspension, and/or expulsion. These restitutions are not for the gain of the College, but for the acknowledgement that certain actions will not be tolerated, on or in representation of Clarendon College and its campuses. For additional information concerning student conduct, see the sections in this Handbook on Student Rights and Responsibilities, Student Code of Conduct, Student Discipline, and Student Appeals and Grievance Procedure.
Health And Safety Checks
The College reserves the right to enter assigned rooms of residents in the performance of legitimate functions, including, but not limited to; maintenance, emergency situations, possible violations of college policy, civil or criminal law violations, and to ensure that safety and sanitation standards are being observed.
Clarendon College reserves the right to implement regular health and safety checks of its residence halls as is deemed necessary by college officials. The purpose of the health and safety check will be to provide a safe
environment for all residence hall occupants. The check will consist of, but is not limited to, the cleanliness of the room, inspection of all outlets to insure that they are not overloaded, and/or inspection for other fire hazards.
Room Appearance / Sanitary Living
Rooms must be kept clean and orderly. Waste must be removed regularly and placed in the appropriate trash dumpster located near each residence hall. Students should not leave trash in hallways, laundry rooms, or outside of
buildings. Students should keep dirty clothes in laundry containers. Remember, room inspections may be conducted without notice and unsanitary living conditions will be immediately addressed.
Clarendon College assumes no responsibility for loss or damage of personal property as result of theft, fire, vandalism, or maintenance failure. Each student is encouraged to carry personal property insurance or be covered
under his/her parent's home owner's policy (students should have their parents contact their insurance companies for more details).