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The mission of the International Student House (ISH) is to offer international and U.S. students an opportunity for an in-depth experience in international living and learning, and to create better understanding, cooperation, and friendship between people from different cultures, countries, races, religions and political systems. Accordingly, ISH wishes to provide the supportive environment that will enable residents to succeed in their endeavors and make the most of their American experience. To achieve this, ISH offers long-term residency to about 100 international students, scholars, and interns. There are three buildings in the ISH complex: The Main Building, the Van Slyck Building, and Marpat Hall. Residents come together during meals and participating in a variety of programs and activities organized for the residents are part of the goal of building community. Residents interact with each other and with staff forming lifetime relationships. To fulfill the purpose of ISH, every resident must make three basic commitments: 1. 2. 3. To show consideration and respect for others in behavior, language, dress, and care of one’s room; To participation in the life and programs of the House; To comply with the administrative policies and regulations necessary for the welfare of the whole community. These policies and regulations are described in this handbook.
Alterations to Living Space You may use two-sided poster tape to attach posters and pictures to your walls. No other alterations to living spaces are allowed. If you have questions regarding alterations to your living space, please contact the Resident Manager. Bicycle Parking Bicycles are stored in the garden and must be registered with the Resident Managers. Bikes cannot be stored inside any of the buildings. Your front door key will open the garden gate. When the alarm is on, between 11 PM and 7 AM when the alarm is turned on, you should bring your bicycle in through the front door. Bicycles left in other areas
Before moving out of ISH. residents must complete a checklist indicating that they have paid all their outstanding bills and returned their keys to the office.usps. The House is not responsible for any personal items left in the rooms or public areas. The key is numbered and must be in your possession when entering the building and must not be given to anyone else. New residents are issued one key to the outside entrances of the International Student House.M on departure day. Residents must give at least thirty days notice of departure. ISH does not collect mail after departure. Payment of final bills must occur during Monday-Friday office hours. or they will pay for 30 days from the day on which they give notice. Van Slyck alley door and Marpat back door also provide 24-hour access. Plan to use the garden door only between 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM. so the housekeeping staff can prepare it for occupancy by a new resident. 2. possibly the same day. Checkout Procedures Residents will receive a letter describing the checkout procedures about two weeks prior to their scheduled departure. and visitors. Items left for ISH or for charity can be bagged and left with the Resident Managers. The room is to be vacated by that time. The procedures below must be followed for a successful check-out: 1. There is a $40 fee for replacing the key. or at a local post office branch. 2 . 5. Charges may be assessed for loss or damage to premises. in writing. Write or e-mail the Director as soon as you know your departure date. If residents are unable to leave by 10:00 A. Doors to resident rooms use a keypad. leaving only the furniture you found when you arrived. Luggage may be left in the lobby until departure time.may create a safety hazard and will be removed.com. or in some cases charged to the credit card during or after check-out. They are responsible for the key and must be careful not to lose it. Building Access The front door of the Main Building serves as the main access for residents. which can be done online at www. or for failure to properly clean your room. The delivery door and emergency doors are for emergencies only. 4.M they will be billed an extra day. push button combination lock. Departing residents will need to make their own forwarding arrangements with the US Post office. Remove all personal items and discard trash. Damage charges can be subtracted from the deposit at check-out. Please properly store bicycles-hang or store in rack with front wheel up. You must be out of your room by 10:00 A. 3. equipment or furnishings for which you are responsible. staff.
If you move furniture in the Great Hall. parties are not permitted in Burling Hall. The family atmosphere at ISH ordinarily calls for comfortable clothes. etc. You must not remove anything from Burling Hall. but it is expected that residents will dress appropriately in the common areas and for special events. hang bath mats to dry. tapestries. Computer Area (3rd floor of Main Building) – This is the main computer area. Please leave the bathroom clean and orderly. This area is a designated quiet zone and no 3 . Please use special care to protect the fine fabrics and antique furniture. and carpets. 4. For non-emergencies. repairs. Public bathrooms will be spot-cleaned once daily and thoroughly cleaned once a week. it is not to be used. There are cleaning supplies in the housekeeping closet on each floor. If there are emergency plumbing problems. A vacuum cleaner is available in each building. Please respond to our knock if you are there or we will open the door.Please leave these facilities clean and dry.Cleaning and Maintenance 1. playing the piano. Bathrooms. which is located at the front desk. notify staff. please take care to return it to its original position. paintings. Showers. 3. If something needs to be repaired or you have comments. or to show the room to a prospective resident. except on weekends. Burling (formerly the Great) Hall.Available for quiet time. and Toilets. Common areas Quiet hours at ISH are 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM. discussions. to inspect damage. 2. Pick up papers and towels. Occasionally Burling Hall and Library are used by the ISH Board of Directors and other groups and may be temporarily unavailable for resident use. Staff reserves the right to enter any room without notice for maintenance. Footwear and shirts are required at all times in the common areas. leave an “Out of Order” note and report the problem in the “House Book”. Please report it if this is not the case. To enhance service and to help assure the comfort of all residents there are a few rules. All the public rooms. Residents have access to this room 24 hours a day. Music and piano playing are not permitted after 11 PM. Private bathrooms will be cleaned thoroughly once weekly. please come by the Resident Manager’s office or write a note in the “House Book” by the reception desk. We read your comments week day mornings and try to take action promptly. A vacant bed in your room should be made up and the area cleaned by staff within 24 hours after your roommate leaves. We read your comments daily and try to take action promptly. please write a note in the “House Book” by the reception book. Residents are responsible for cleaning their own room and emptying trash from their room. visiting. There is a $35 set-up fee charged to the resident if the bed has to be redone. Except for official events. Once this bed is made up and the area cleaned. If something needs to be repaired or you have comments. the garden and the roof deck are for your use and enjoyment.
plates. utensils. printers and laptop connections are available for resident use. Bring your own disks and paper.Coffee and tea are always available. ISH requires that quiet be observed every day after 11 PM. Food left in the garden attracts insects and rodents. Dining Room. Do not bring dining room chairs to the garden. Garden.eating or drinking is permitted. recyclables. The kitchen area is off-limits to residents. If you put food in the refrigerators. Sunbathing is not permitted in the garden. There are refrigerators in the serving and coffee area in the dining room and in Marpat Hall where residents can keep personal food items. etc. Van Slyck Basement Recreation Room. Return all trays. Leave the workplace clean. you must complete a party form no later than 48 hours before the event and submit it to the Executive Director for approval.Table tennis. games.The garden is always open. Computers. Several refrigerators and a microwave are available for use. you are responsible for rinsing your own dishes and cleaning the table (see “Meals and Kitchen Policy”). If you are planning a party. Turn off all lights if you are the last to leave. after your finish your meal. and dishes and leave the garden tidy. Used for television and video and small group discussions. but is permitted on the Van Slyck roof deck. Quiet hours for the Van Slyck basement are: Sunday through Thursday Friday and Saturday 11 PM to 7 AM 1 AM to 7 AM 4 . Refrigerators are cleaned out weekly and all unlabeled food is disposed of. Pick up your cans. Smoking is not permitted in the basement or anywhere in Van Slyck Hall. Please do not remove the cushions from the room. cups.Located in the Main Building next to the Library. Smoking is permitted in the garden. newspapers. Please be sure to use ashtrays. The choice of programs and videos is to be made by compromise and consensus. Television Lounge. be sure to label each item with name and date. Never bring out ISH plates and utensils except during meal hours. but loud music and excessive noise are discouraged at all times. and large screen TV are located in the basement. Because we are located in a residential neighborhood. Except at regular meal times.
These facilities are to be used for study and research purpose only. printers. Roof Deck. 5. you may ask a staff member to open it. 6. Residents have access to this room 24 hours a day. and Toilets. printers and laptop connections are available for resident use.Please leave these facilities clean and dry. hang bath mats to dry. Please respectfully cooperate with all staff members and employees sent to close the roof. If the roof deck has not been unlocked. It is inconsiderate to leave items at the tables or desks when you are not using the space. There is a refrigerator for use in the basement. Showers. 2. If there are emergency plumbing problems. 5 . Please do not leave study materials or laptop computers unattended in the library. Remove all trash when you are finished. ISH is not responsible for personal material left in the library. 4. A microwave is available to heat snack food. Turn off all lights if you are the last to leave. This area is a designated quiet zone and no eating or drinking is permitted. Do not sit or climb on the surrounding wall. Because of insurance concerns staff will close the roof if the following safety regulations are not observed: 1. and two laptop stations. Pick up papers and towels. and in sections of Van Slyck Hall. if left unattended in the library.Wireless access to the internet is now available to those who have properly equipped laptop computers. leave a note not to use the facility and note in the “House Book”. and watching TV.Marpat Lounge.Available for visiting with friends. Access is in all of the Main Building and Marpat Hall. No smoking on the roof at any time. Stay on the decked terrace at all times. Residents should not use the library as a shortcut into other areas of the building. Computers. Library. For other uses. Wireless Internet Access. Leave the workplace clean. ascend to the computer room on Burling Hall balcony. Such material. may be confiscated. Stay off the unprotected roof. Burling Hall Balcony.This is the main computer area. day or night. For non-emergencies. The library has two computer workstations. Bring your own disks and paper. playing games.May be opened until 10 PM Sunday through Thursday and until 11 PM Friday and Saturday at the discretion of the staff member on duty. Bathrooms. Absolutely no alcohol is allowed on the roof. preventing other residents from using it.Quiet study at any hour. 3. notify staff.
you must register with the Business Manager. A duplicate copy of the key or combination must be registered with the Business Manager. To rent a locker. but residents pay a monthly fee for laundry use. especially in the shower. Please report lost items to the Resident Manager. Suggestions include turning off lights and TV whenever you leave a room and cutting back on the amount of water you use. We hope you will include energy and water conservation in your daily routines. Residents are encouraged to clear their mailboxes and the area around it. Lost and Found Items that have been misplaced and found by other residents or staff members are located in the office of the Resident Manager. across from the Van Slyck recreation room. This room is available 24 hours a day. Please wipe off any equipment that you use after working out. Lockers Lockers are available for rent for $5-$15 per month. and any other information that would be helpful in locating the item. Exercise Room The exercise room is located on the fourth floor of Van Slyck Hall. Washers and dryers are located in the basement in Marpat Hall and in the basement. residents are urged to wash and dry only full loads. Washers and dryers are available for resident use only. adjacent to the top floor of the Main Building. You are also required to provide your own combination or key lock. Often a lost item may not be turned in after several days. depending on the size of the locker. Mailboxes are arranged alphabetically and mail is distributed alphabetically in the appropriate box by surname. Laundry Laundry rooms are available 24 hours a day. Your mailing address is: (Your name) International Student House 1825 R Street NW 6 . Check for lost items more than once. Mail Mailboxes are located in the lobby of the Main Building. when and where the item was lost. The equipment is not coin operated. In the interest of energy conservation.Energy and Water Conservation ISH encourages each of you to take an active role in environmental issues. The report of the lost item should include an exact description of the item. Ironing boards and irons are available in Van Slyck and Marpat Halls. and always clean out the lint filters in the dryers. Other energy saving tips: wash clothes in cold or warm water instead of hot.
etc. Put silverware into container to soak. Here are some ways you can help: 1. except dinner on Saturday. is located in an alcove south of Dupont Circle on 20th Street NW between M and N Streets.Washington DC 20009 Packages A slip with your name and the delivery date will be posted on the bulletin board above the mailboxes when you receive an overnight or special delivery package. Eat as much food as you need. located at the reception desk. Maintenance Requests Routine maintenance requests (light bulbs. and cups neatly. Packages delivered by regular postal service are placed in the cupboard below the mail slots. Meals are eaten only in the dining room or in the garden. 6. Please take your tray and dishes to the dishwashing area as soon as you finish your meal. Please write the nature of the request. If you take too much. stack dishes. 4. Another convenient post office. return them to the basket near the kitchen door. Breakfast and dinner are served daily. 7 . plates. If the pot is empty. and is open the same hours. 7. and is open Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM. Newspapers are supplied for your use in the dining room. but please remember that only 100 servings are prepared. others may not have a portion. and stay within a budget that will keep rates affordable. 5. turn the burner off or make another pot of coffee. Do the same if you are eating a late dinner. 3.) can be made by writing your request in the “House Book”. your name and room number in this book. Post Office The closest US Post Office is located on Florida Avenue near T and 19th Street. A collection box for outgoing mail is located at the reception desk. Extra food for snacks or later consumption may not be taken from the dining room. Please note that an authorized employee may enter your room in order to respond to your request. 2. After the kitchen is closed. use disposable paper or plastic products for food or drink. The maintenance staff checks this book each morning and tries to respond the same day to your request. Sometimes there may be a sign suggesting portion size. satisfying foods. the Twentieth Street Station. Our goal is to prepare hearty. When finished reading the newspapers. Stack dirty trays below dish receiving area. Remove trash from the tray. Overnight and special delivery packages must be picked up during office hours. please notify the Resident Manager. Never return an empty coffeepot to the burner. Meals and Kitchen Policies ISH hopes that you enjoy the meals that we prepare for you. room repairs. ISH counts on your cooperation and feedback in helping us achieve our goal. If your request is not urgent and has not been responded to within 72 hours.
coffee cups. When you come into the dining room for Sunday dinner. cutlery. especially around the coffee bar area. Sunday dinner is served “family style”. 13. please inform the Resident Manager. please stand behind your chair until the staff host signals everyone to be seated. please wipe it. The moment of silence before this meal serves to recognize that ISH is a community and to recall the Quaker founders of ISH. DC. A second offense may result in dismissal from the House. Please sign up for late dinners by 4 PM each weekday. 2. 12. please let the Resident Managers or Supervising Chef know. Residents receive a monthly bill for room and board. Staff members should not be asked to take care of office matters outside of office hours. A drop box is located near the mailboxes. or glassware from the dining room. Please clean up after yourself. If you invite a guest to breakfast or dinner. be sure to list them on the guest meal form. If you have comments about the food service. If you use a table after the kitchen has closed. We will add $5 for breakfast and $7. If you have a problem in meeting deadlines. An additional 5% penalty is added to bills if the bill is not settled within five days of the late notice. Please complete this form fully and return it to the receptionist or Resident Manager. Medical Treatment and Forms ISH requires that each resident carry medical insurance. 10. but do not leave cash payments. 9. We are cooking for you and want to hear your comments. A discount is offered to those who pay several months in advance. 14. A medical information form is included in your welcome packet. Cleaning materials are near the sink to the left of the dishwasher. Check payments. 8 AM-5 PM Friday. Check your insurance policy to see which coverage is available to you in Washington. A 5% surcharge is added to bills not paid by the 10th of the month. 8 . please speak with the Executive Director. 11. Those signed up for late dinners will not be served during regular dinner hours that day. Office Hours are from 8 AM-8 PM Monday through Thursday. which means everyone comes to the table together at 1:00 PM sharp and sits down together. and are expected to pay by the first of the month.50 for dinner to your account. Plastic and paper products are available. Comments may be left in the suggestion box in the dining room or in the House book. Please do not take food out of the dining hall. or clean them up before someone is injured. It is requested that residents conduct business during these hours. forms and notes may be left there. Anyone caught stealing another person’s late dinner will 1) be subject to a $50 fine. Please report spills to the kitchen staff. Office Procedures and Payments 1. only if your work or studies require you to be away during dinnertime. Do not remove china.8. If you have a serious medical condition or need ongoing care by medical personnel. Meals are already included in the rate for overnight guests. 15.
3. and you should prepare your room for fumigation. flour. etc. roaches.e. Wash clothes and bed linen regularly. crackers. cookies. Pest Control While pests are not always avoidable. You will be notified when the pest control procedure will occur in your room. The rooms and common areas of ISH are sprayed on a regular. and newspapers in the appropriate container. If a room is not prepared properly. 1. The fee is 25 cents per page. Make sure food items are properly labeled when stored in the dining room refrigerators. Mice and other problem pests must have food. Residents renting a parking space must leave a spare set of car keys with the Business Manager. Faxes are either posted on the bulletin board or placed in your box. Keep the bathroom as dry as possible. which ranges from $35-60 per day depending on the type of room available. 2. rotating basis. or less than three months during the summer months. sugar. Regular trash removal is a necessary step in eliminating ants.3. press #9. press the “Start” button Parking Limited parking is available for a monthly fee. i. Guests are not allowed to park at ISH unless authorized by a staff member. and other pests. Dial the fax you are calling. All resident automobiles must be registered at the Business Office and have an ISH permit posted on the driver’s side windshield or risk having the car towed. It is extremely important to clean up promptly after a meal or snack. 4. If it is necessary to have your room fumigated because of pests. Residents who stay less than four months during the academic year. Always report leaky plumbing fixtures to staff. The fax number is (202) 387-4115. in the provided dining room refrigerators or in sealed plastic containers. cans. the requested service cannot be performed.. pay a 10% surcharge over the length of their stay. mice. you can take steps to modify the surrounding environment to make it a most unattractive place for pests to live. A photocopier is available during office hours. enter your telephone code. Recycling ISH provides recycling containers in all buildings. There is a separate daily rate for residents who stay less than a month. Please place all bottles. 5. To send a fax use the lobby fax machine and follow these steps: • For local calls press 9 • For long distance: press the speaker button. Please note that plastic or paper bags cannot 9 . Bed linen should be washed once a week to avoid bedbugs and other pests. Failure to secure authorization could result in towing at the resident’s expense and paying a parking fine. Store open staple items. The cost is 10 cents per page. press #80. please speak to the Resident Manager. Residents can receive faxes from the fax machine in the office.
pull the nearest alarm box. If you can easily put the fire out with a fire extinguisher (available on each floor). 7. they should immediately notify staff. or ultimately any staff member. walk with a friend at night and always walk in well-lit areas. and make a photocopy of it. and should be placed in a normal trash receptacle. Never leave money or other valuables in clear view. should always be closed tightly. Keep your passport in a safe place. The Dupont Circle area is generally safe during the day. If you sense a potential threat. and a resident assistant is at the reception desk throughout the night. the area becomes less safe. Do not jog or run alone at night and never wear headphones. both in front and in back of the buildings. with several sidewalk shops and restaurants 2. 5. No outsiders should be allowed into the House at any time without identifying themselves and explaining the reason for their visit in the guest sign-in book in the front hall. Whenever residents notice someone or something suspicious around the House. DC is a large urban city. Residents should keep their rooms locked and doors closed at all times. If not. Roof Access (See “Common Areas”) Security Washington. When outside the buildings. observe as much as possible about the robber.be recycled. Give up your valuables calmly. Never leave your possessions unattended in public places. several of which are located on each floor of each of the three buildings. 3. call the front desk immediately and have them call 911. Do not block fire escapes or hallways with personal or any other items. Windows on fire escapes must be locked at night. 6. The House is not responsible for resident’s belongings. do not resist. lockers of various sizes can be rented at $5-$15 per month. At night. You should take an active role in ensuring your own safety and that of your community. walk away firmly and call the police. If you see a fire. It is recommended that residents obtain personal insurance. 10 . A security check of the entire House is conducted every night. In their absence contact a staff member living in the House. If you are accosted or robbed. go to a well-lit public place and call the police. not the recycling receptacles. Persons who do not live or work in the House are not allowed into the residential areas unless accompanied by a resident. All entrance doors. In case of emergency the Resident Managers should be contacted immediately. 4. Emergency phone numbers are listed in the blue book at the reception desk. For additional security. 1. Be aware of your surroundings when walking and riding the bus or metro. particularly east of 14th Street and north of U Street. Connecticut Avenue from Dupont Circle north to Columbia Road is usually a good place to walk after dark. do so.
sanitary and non-hazardous living environment.along the way. Solicitation As a protection to residents. wash your linens regularly. it is in your best interest to keep these areas clean and sanitary at all times. A personal code number is required for long-distance calls. if the caller enters the three-digit extension (1 + the room number) directly upon hearing the beginning of the message. ISH does not permit salespersons. and keep your living space clean. It is your responsibility to clean and vacuum your bedroom. There is a telephone inside each room. especially at night in the downtown area and in the NE and SE areas of the city. Vending Machine A soft-drink vending machine is located in the Van Slyck basement recreation room. Instructions for how to use the phone are included in the welcome packet. Use of the metro (subway) after dark is normally safe. Empty trash from your room regularly. or agents in the residences. Storage Other than the rented lockers. Walking north to Adams Morgan at night is best done in groups. share it with your new roommate or post-it by the telephone for the new occupant. peddlers. as is walking to and from the north (Q Street) exit of the Dupont Circle metro station. Residents are urged to keep their luggage in their rooms. If you use a password for the voice mail. 2. Telephones 1. there is no storage space at ISH. and in Marpat don’t hang clothing from fire sprinkler piping in your 11 . 3. ISH does not permit unauthorized advertising in the buildings. 4. Towels and Linen Residents are billed a one time fee for linen set-up prior to arrival. Although bathrooms and the common areas in your building are cleaned periodically by the housekeeping staff. ROOMMATE INFORMATION Room Cleaning Residents are responsible for maintaining a clean. or are available from the receptionist. Towels may be provided by the resident or purchased for a fee at the desk. Conditions around other metro stations vary widely. There is a monthly fee for telephone use. Incoming calls are automatically transferred to each room’s extension.
assuming the dates are available. ask a staff member for help. doubles.room. COMMUNITY STANDARDS Alcohol The possession. in shared rooms individuals who are from the same country or use the same language as their mother tongue are not assigned to the same room. In the relations between men and women. but not stay overnight in each other’s rooms. Generally. or in interactions of all kinds. Chances are that if something is bothering you. distribution or consumption of alcohol by persons under the age of 21 is prohibited and illegal under both state and federal laws. and flexibility are keys to successful living in a group environment. whether within or outside their current room. this is not always possible. if there is an available room. Room assignments for new residents are made in the order we receive the room deposit. ISH makes every effort to assign you the type of room you have expressed a desire for on your application form. you may want to consider changing rooms. a $20 administrative room change fee is assessed when a a resident’s location changes. They may visit each other. we will assign you a room as close as possible in price and features as the room you originally requested. tolerance. Normally. Assignments Most rooms in the three buildings of ISH are shared. Always strive to keep communication channels open. sale. As ISH is nearly always full and demand is heavy. manufacture. If you are finding it difficult to express your feelings or are frustrated by the responses that you are getting. Be honest and tactful when discussing your feelings with your roommates. it is bothering your roommate as well. Rooms are singles. and quadruples. If all other avenues have been tried and there is no resolution. Men and women live in separate quarters. Cleaning supplies are available in the housekeeping closets on each floor in Van Slyck and on the first floor of Marpat Hall. triples. Violators 12 . If your first choice is not available. English is the language of communication at ISH. and residents are expected to speak English in the common areas. understanding. Living with Roommates Communication. the Executive Director will decide whether a room change is appropriate. Students in shared rooms should not change beds in the same room without staff authorization. it is of the utmost importance to take the varying cultural and religious sensibilities into consideration Room Changes If you and your roommate(s) are having difficulties you cannot resolve and problems persist.
Large quantities include kegs. 3. or residue of controlled substances. to terminate the occupancy of the individual(s) without notice. is prohibited. funnels. Controversies In the case of unresolved controversies among residents that threaten the security of ISH and its residents. below). Those who are terminated are not allowed to return to live at ISH in future years and are not allowed to return as a guest to ISH. sale. manufacture. distribution or consumption of illegal and/or dangerous drugs is prohibited and illegal under both District and federal laws. transportation or consumption of open containers is discouraged in the common areas of all three buildings. Individuals who are terminated must pay room and board fees for an additional two weeks from the date of termination. The inability to care for one’s safety or the safety of others in whole or in part while being under the influence of a controlled substance is considered a violation of policy. 2. use. Cans and bottles should be placed in the recycling containers. criminal prosecution and imprisonment. or for events for which a party form has been submitted (see “Parties”. Violation of any other policy while under the influence of a controlled substance is considered an additional violation. Individual possession of large quantities of alcohol is prohibited. Residents in violation of any of the above drug policies could be subject to disciplinary action and dismissal. The inability to exercise care and judgment for one’s own safety or the safety of others due in whole or in part to alcohol consumption is considered a violation of policy. Possession of paraphernalia containing controlled substances. even if the termination is immediate. tap systems. trashcans. A resident who is at least 21 years of age and elects to consume alcohol in his or her own room may do so with the door closed. 5. and similar large volume containers. at his/her discretion. 4. Any disruptive or abusive behavior or damage resulting from the use of alcoholic beverages is a violation and will result in disciplinary sanctions or dismissal from ISH. It is unlawful to sell. such as the Halloween and Valentine’s Student Council parties. criminal prosecution and imprisonment. the Executive Director has the authority. Controlled Substances Possession. 13 .are subject to disciplinary action. Residents under 21 must sign an “Alcohol Use Restriction Form” included in the welcome packet. Possession. furnish or provide alcohol to a person under the age of 21. Exceptions the consumption of alcohol in the common areas are made for organized events. 1. and approved by the Executive Director.
and comfort. discarded cigarettes. repairs. Hot plates. If visitors cause any disruption or disturbance. security. Duty to Follow Directives of ISH Staff Each resident is required to follow all directives of ISH staff and act in an appropriate and civil manner. damage. inventory. Any damage to property or any charges accrued shall be the sponsoring resident’s responsibility. Visitors should not use bathrooms in the residential areas. People of the opposite sex may visit in rooms if roommates agree. and the burning of any materials or other flame emitting articles. or as deemed necessary by ISH. telephones. TV. 4. Failure to cooperate with reasonable requests of staff members and/or Resident Assistants will result in disciplinary action. the following rules should be observed: 1. please visit in the common rooms. emergency. which initially can take the form of monetary fines. and other electric heating and cooking appliances of any kind are also prohibited from use in resident rooms and all common areas. the matter is then referred to the Executive Director for resolution. 14 . music. If you are asked to quiet down or leave by a staff member (or a Resident Assistant) you must cooperate. There are public bathrooms in the Main Building and Van Slyck Hall. rice cookers.) that result in complaints from your neighbors. This includes. If it is inconvenient for your roommate(s). not even former residents. toaster ovens. The receptionist or RA will call you and you must come to the entry area to escort visitors in the House. If a resolution cannot be reached at these levels. and to show rooms to prospective residents. service. In your absence. Guest Policy Your relatives and friends are welcome at ISH. Halogen lamps are equipped with high intensity light bulbs that can be flammable and are therefore prohibited. Entering Resident Rooms ISH staff or contractors may enter resident rooms as allowed by law and during normal working hours for cleaning. No visitors. or dismissal fro the House. Flammable Items No open flames are permitted in the rooms. plumbing problems. Threats. 2.Most controversies that arise are initially referred to the Resident Managers or other designated staff member. can be allowed in residential areas unless accompanied by a resident. Visitors must come to the front door on R Street to be admitted by a receptionist. ISH staff may enter your room to silence noise (alarms. harassment and any other mistreatment of staff are grounds for dismissal. but are not allowed to stay overnight. Your visitors are your responsibility while they are at ISH. 3. inspections. incense. etc. but is not limited to candles. Cooking appliances are available for use in the dining room. For safety. they will be asked to leave. or in the garden.
The individuals responsible for the party are fully responsible for adhering to these rules. Loud music and excessive noise are discouraged at all times out of respect for fellow residents and because we are located in a residential neighborhood. in its many forms. Parties in the dining room are not permitted without prior approval of staff. ISH strives to create an environment that fosters the values of mutual respect and tolerance and is free from discrimination based on race. regular mail. in certain contexts. including weekends. Residents may be allowed to have guests overnight depending on the availability of rooms. religion. abusive name-calling. your fellow residents and guests are expected to resolve differences in a mature. the fee will be billed to the resident for his/her guest’s stay. Certainly harassment. Unless another arrangement is made. or sexual orientation harassment. Harassment Physical harm or the threat of physical harm to any person-including sexual assault. As a general rule. disability. with the exception of the Van Slyck basement. Rules for parties are clearly defined on the form. telephone. This includes threats. While ISH is committed to the free exchange of ideas and the full protection of free expression. and other personal characteristics. Private parties in rooms are not permitted. Parties may be held in the Van Slyck Basement but must be approved at least 48 working hours in advance of the party by the Executive Director. etc. but there are restrictions. sexual orientation. outside gatherings in the garden or elsewhere must be quiet from 11 PM. but rather injure and intimidate. If you are asked to quiet 15 . prank phone calls. works against those values and often corrodes a person’s sense of worth and interferes with one’s ability to participate in ISH programs and activities. For their overnight guests. sex. Parties Parties and celebrations are an occasional occurrence at ISH. and physical fight-will result in disciplinary action. which is open until 1 AM Friday and Saturday only. Party approval forms are available in the slot above the mailboxes. fax. ethnicity. sexual harassment. There is to be no harassment of any person. malicious pranks.5. ISH also recognizes that words can be used in such a way that they no longer express an idea. may be regarded as harassment or intimidation. residents must read carefully and complete the Overnight Guest Policy Form for details. assault/battery. parties are not allowed in Burling Hall unless approved by the Executive Director. gender. ISH policies prohibit a variety of conduct by residents that. Guests of the opposite sex are not allowed for overnight stays. You. constructive manner. please complete the form and bring it to the office at least 72 hours in advance of the guest’s arrival. which includes meals. and racial. or at the front desk. Visitors are charged a daily fee. If you expect a guest. On all days. thus undermining the ability of residents to participate fully in the ISH community. the internet. This also includes abuse and/or harassment that is nonverbal or communicated through e-mail. ISH requires that quiet be observed from 11 PM every night.
For security reasons guests must be listed at the reception desk before the party. and both TV Lounges. Pets Residents are not permitted to have animals of any sort in the building at any time. and choices. library. but not limited to: written materials. and be liable for any costs incurred by ISH for damages. Smoking is allowed in the resident rooms in Marpat Hall only if your roommate approves. Smoking is permitted in the garden. Smoking Smoking is prohibited throughout the Main Building and Van Slyck Hall. If a visitor’s name is not on the list. call 911 and say. Postings All postings must be approved by the Resident Manager. If you want to report to the police. “I want to report an assault. You may not post or advertise open parties. or in case of social events. If you are not sure what you want to do. Smoking is not allowed in the hallways or common areas of Marpat Hall. Posting materials on resident room windows is prohibited including. 16 . No smoking is allowed anywhere in the Main Building or Van Slyck Hall. If your roommate does not approve.” You will need to give your name and other information. call the DC Rape Crisis Hotline at (202) 333-7273. Violators will be responsible for the cost of any necessary repair or cleaning to rid areas of lingering smoke or other damage. fumigation. carpet shampooing. 4. Sexual Assault Information As we live in the center of a major urban area. by the Program Director. A limited number of guests are welcome at ISH parties. including the resident rooms. Residents violating the pet policy will be subject to disciplinary action. Call a friend or someone else to be with you.down or leave by a staff member (or Resident Assistant) you must cooperate (see “Duty to Follow Directives of ISH Staff”). or any type of lighting or lights. or furniture repair. then you must go quietly to the garden or outside the building to smoke. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted. rights. Get to a safe place. it is important that you be aware of your surroundings at all times when outside the House. the guest will not be admitted unless met by and escorted by a current ISH resident. You can also call the Resident Manager for advice or referral at extension 201 or 141. or any event where alcohol is part of its advertising or display offensive pictures or illustrations. 2. decorations. Burling Hall. You do not have to give your name. here are some procedures to follow if a sexual offense occurs: 1. Residents who are offended by materials posted in common areas are to consult with the Resident Manager. computer area. pictures. 3. The advocate will talk to you about your options.
including but not limited to vending machines. or police officer. is prohibited and subject to disciplinary action. and criminal charges may be filed. please contact the Resident Manager immediately. and misuse of personal or ISH property. instruments which pose a risk of damage or injury. Weapons Firearms. locks. tampering. martial arts equipment. Vandalism Vandalizing or damaging residential facilities including. or other areas where it was originally placed.Theft Theft. staff member. the library. naphtha.org Main Reception……………………………….. locks.Extension 201.Extension 202 Business Manager……………………………. removal of signs. and toxic chemicals are strictly prohibited and a violation of law. If a theft occurs in your room.. 141 (apt. or discharging any firearms on International Student House property. the garden. DC (202) 232-4007 (202) 387-4115 (fax) info@ishdc. Furniture cannot be removed or relocated from lounges. DIRECTORY International Student House 1825 R Street NW Washington. benzene. An uninvited individual may be instructed to leave either by a resident.) Executive Director…………………………….Extension 200 or 0 Resident Managers……………………………... furniture. A report will be taken. or laundry equipment. Trespass An individual may be charged with criminal trespass if he/she knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in or upon the premises of another resident’s room or is found in any restricted area of the buildings. Residents are prohibited from maintaining. fireworks. gasoline. but not limited to misuse of individual or common area furnishings. and leaving excessive messes is prohibited and subject to disciplinary action or dismissal from ISH. TV lounges.Extension 203 17 . ammunition. the dining room. even dismissal from ISH. knives having a blade longer than 5 inches. storing. Burling Hall. RA.
..Extension 200 Staff Cell Phone……………………………….Program Director……………………………….Extension 206 Late Dinner Line……………………………….(202) 833-3234 AIDS Info Line…………………………………..Extension 113 Supervising Chef and Kitchen………………….....311 Metro Transit Police…………………………….Extension 205 Maintenance Supervisor……………………….Extension 208 Resident Assistants (after 5 PM..(202) 244-7711 Gay and Lesbian Crisis Hotline………………….(202) 313-5286 Emergency Numbers Front Desk………………………………………Extension 200 Emergency………………………………………911 DC Police.(202) 962-2121 DC Rape Crisis Hotline…………………………(202) 333-7273 DC Institute of Mental Health…………………... 2007 18 ..(202) 332-2437 Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Hotline…(800) 662-HELP (4357) Revised September 10.. non-emergency……………………. weekends)….Extension 204 Program Coordinator………………………….
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