NCK Tech has eight housing units (Dorms) available on campus in Beloit. Each housing unit has four apartments capable of housing four students in each apartment. Each apartment contains:
· Two bedrooms (2-extended twin beds in each bedroom) with a built-in dresser and two closets
· Living room
· Kitchen and dining area (includes refrigerator, cabinets, sink, table and 4 chairs)
· Separate heating and air units
· Phone, internet and cable TV service
All utilities and fees are included in the housing and food-service contract. A coin-operated laundry facility is available on campus. Students would need to provide their own linens, toiletries (including a shower curtain), and cooking appliances, and cleaning supplies. A deposit of $250 is required to reserve an apartment.
Due to the limited amount of on-campus student housing available to students, and in keeping with NCK Tech’s Drug-Free School Policy’s prohibition of the possession or use of alcohol on campus, it is the policy of the College to limit its on-campus student housing opportunities to students who are under the age of 21. Housing is available on a first come first serve basis, eligible students should apply as soon as possible. Additional information about this policy is available under General Housing Rules.
NCK Tech has a full-service cafeteria on campus that serves three meals a day Monday through Thursday and two meals on Fridays (breakfast and lunch) during the school year. The cafeteria is not open on weekends or holidays. Students signing a dorm contract automatically participate in the 14 meal-a-week food service plan. Students living off-campus may participate in the 14 meal-a-week plan, or buy a 25-meal ticket, or pay per meal.
On Campus Housing Application
General Housing Rules
All Campus- Housing students are bound by the policies outlined in the NCK Tech Student Code of Conduct. Particular attention should be paid to the prohibitions of alcohol, drugs, firearms, firecrackers, and explosives on the campus. Physical violence and all forms of harassment are also covered by college policies. The policies stated below deal specifically with Student Housing life and the requirements of community living.
Age Requirement- Due to the limited amount of on-campus student housing available to students, and in keeping with NCK Tech’s Drug-Free School Policy’s prohibition of the possession or use of alcohol on campus, it is the policy of the College to limit its on-campus student housing opportunities to students who are under the age of 21. Housing is available on a first come first serve basis, eligible students should apply as soon as possible.
A student who is 21 years of age or older, or whose 21st birthday falls during a term in which he or she would prefer to live in College-provided housing, may file a written request to live on campus to the Dean of Student Services. The request must identify a hardship or other extraordinary circumstances as the basis for living in College-provided housing. The Dean of Student Services, in his/her discretion, may grant or deny the request, and the decision will be based on the reason for the request, available space (if any), and any other issues deemed relevant. The Dean of Student Services’ decision may be appealed under the NCK Tech Complaint and Grievance Policy.
Alcohol- The NCK Tech Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy prohibits both the possession and consumption of cereal malt beverages (beer), and alcoholic liquor on NCK Tech property. The NCK Tech Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy is in full effect in all Student Housing Units. To prevent any possible misunderstandings, no alcoholic beverage containers of any type are allowed on NCK Tech property. Students under the influence of alcohol on campus may be disciplined as an alcohol violation.
Amplified Instruments- Residents may not play amplified instruments in their rooms.
Bicycles- Bicycles or motor scooters may not be stored in rooms. No bicycles may be left in any interior or exterior stairwell because of the danger imposed in an emergency.
Candles & Incense- No candles or incense may be burnt in rooms.
Damages- Each student shall be responsible for damage to college property caused by that student or which is within or part of an apartment in which the student resides. The cost of damage within an apartment will be divided among all students residing there unless it can be determined specifically who is responsible for the damage. It should be noted that nails should not be driven into the walls. Decorations should be hung with tape or tacky putty.
Additionally, damage caused to public areas will be prorated among all residents of that building when the specific individual or group responsible cannot be identified. Each resident pays a $250 deposit at the beginning of the contract year. Individual and prorated common damage charges will be charged to the resident’s damage account as they occur.
Documentation- If a student witnesses a violation of the regulations or damage to property, they should document any information related to the incident and immediately contact the Housing Supervisor or Dean of Student Services.
Fire Equipment- Residents are to respect fire equipment within all Student Housing, including fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and alarms. Any tampering with such equipment or the setting of false fire alarms will result in severe penalty.
Fire Hazards- No materials, liquid or otherwise, of an explosive or combustible nature shall be kept on the premises of any NCK Tech Campus housing unit. Candles, incense, or any other open flame decoration are fire hazards and are prohibited on the premises of any student housing unit.
Firearms, Weapons, & Fireworks- In the interest of health and safety, firearms, weapons, ammunition, and explosives are prohibited on the premises of any NCK Tech student housing unit. Hand loading, and the storage of components used in the manufacture of ammunition is also prohibited.
Improper Check-Out- Students who do not check out with the Housing Supervisor before leaving will forfeit their dorm deposit; students will be responsible for any additional fees/cost assessed by the College. Students are not allowed to move to other rooms on campus without first obtaining permission from the Housing Supervisor.
Keys- Only keys issued by the Housing Supervisor are permitted. Unauthorized keys will be confiscated and the student will face disciplinary action. Lost keys must be reported to the Housing Supervisor immediately. They will be replaced at the following costs: Apartment = $15; Mailbox= $2.
Missing keys will be handled on an individual basis regarding the decision to change room locks. The resident should contact the Housing Supervisor to request such a lock change. Any resident requesting a lock change will be billed for the costs involved.
Locks- No additional locks shall be placed upon any door of the building without written consent of the college. Safes and lockboxes must be opened for inspection upon request by the Housing Supervisor.
Maintenance & Repairs- No student shall interfere in any manner with any portion of the heating and lighting apparatus in or about the dormitories nor about the building containing the same. Residents may initiate routine maintenance by submitting a completed Work Order Request to the Housing Supervisor.
Pets- Pets of any kind are not allowed in or around NCK Tech housing units.
Quiet Hours- Quiet hours are from 11 pm until 8 am. During quiet hours, no noise is to be heard outside a student’s room (door, ceiling, walls, floor) which might interfere with others who may be studying or sleeping. During the daytime, or when quiet hours are not in effect, students are expected to be courteous and concerned with noise which might be annoying to others around them.
Room Entry & Search- Officials and/or employees of NCK Tech reserve the right to enter student rooms to:
1. conduct health and safety inspections,
2. to make repairs or conduct maintenance on college owned property,
3. to enforce state and federal laws,
4. to enforce College regulations and policy,
5. to take action as may be necessary in any emergency, or
6. to maintain order and an appropriate living environment.
Residents should be advised that officials and/or employees of NCK Tech have the right and obligation to conduct searches when there is a reasonable expectation, not probable cause, that a law has been broken. In such cases, a search will be conducted regardless of the presence of the residents.
Signs, Possession of- Residents may not have signs in their rooms/apartments, which are intended for use in other places, such as regulation traffic signs, construction barricades, NCK Tech Campus signs, etc. State law forbids the possession of road signs.
Smoking – Smoking, chewing tobacco is not allowed in any building on campus including the Campus Housing. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
Trash- It is the responsibility of the resident of student housing to regularly dispose of their trash and refuse in a designated trash disposal container or bin. Improper dumping of trash will not be tolerated and will result in disciplinary action.
Unauthorized Entry- Unauthorized entry of a student’s apartment or room by another student is not permissible and will be dealt with in an appropriate manner including contacting the proper law enforcement agency if such entry is determined to be a violation of law.
Vehicles- Campus housing residents shall have only one vehicle on campus. No vehicle repair work shall be performed in the housing unit parking areas.
All traffic laws and regulations are in effect on the College campus. Students should be aware of one-way streets and make themselves familiar with the posted speed limits. Students are reminded that it is unlawful for passengers to ride in the bed of pick-up trucks.
Only street legal vehicles shall be operated on campus.
Vehicles will be operated on streets only. Driving on campus lawns, fields, or any other areas not designated for vehicle traffic is forbidden and may be disciplined.
Visitation- No guests under the age of 18, except those accompanied by parents, shall be in any housing unit or in the parking lot adjacent to the housing units, without first obtaining permission from the Dean of Student Services, his designee, or another Administrator of NCK Tech. Visiting hours for off campus visitors are from 8:00 am through 11:00 pm Sunday through Thursday, and 8:00 am through 1:00 am Friday and Saturday.
No overnight guests without permission. Overnight guests must first be approved by the Dean of Student Services or the Housing Supervisor. A form must be completed that gives the college identification information. The overnight guests must be over the age of 18. Co-habitation is strictly prohibited.
Window/Screens, Misuse of- Windows and screens may not be removed or altered from their normal operating position. A maintenance fee will be assessed for installation of window screens, and the cost of any damage to the screen will be added to the student’s bill. Anyone tampering with windows or screens will also be subject to disciplinary action. Nothing may be thrown out of windows and residents should not exit through windows nor be on roofs. Breakage or damage to windows will be charged to the resident(s).
Resident Responsibilities & Roommate Relations
Living on campus may represent the first “contractual” agreement you have ever signed, if not the most important to date. As a resident on campus, you have a right to an appropriate environment in your housing facilities. You are responsible for contributing positively to that environment.
Upon moving into the on-campus housing, you are responsible for the following:
1) The rules and regulations of the State of Kansas, North Central Kansas Technical College, and the on-campus housing. You are responsible for knowing these rules and adhering to them at all times.
2) Activities that occur within your room. Even if you’re not present or involved in the policy violation, you may be held responsible.
3) Your guests and their conduct while present in the housing units. Residents may be subject to disciplinary action because of their visitor’s behavior.
The purpose of this section is to provide you with assistance in building a positive roommate relationship. No one can do it for you, but at the same time, it’s impossible to accomplish alone. The relationship can only be successful when you and your roommates agree to work together. Learning to live successfully with your roommates may be one of the best opportunities you will ever have to learn the skills needed to live successfully with anyone.
The Roommate Contract
The secret of being successful roommates is being able to talk with each other about “things”…especially the “things” that are important to each of you. There is no substitute for knowing and understanding someone. To do that, it’s important to keep the lines of communication open. Talking about these “things” in advance won’t guarantee you’ll be compatible roommates, but your chances of getting along and avoiding problems before they start will be greatly increased. There are several questions you can ask each other to start that important communication process. If you take the time to get to know each other and help each other, you will be able to make the most of campus housing life. Also, the roommate agreement is a tool that you can continue to revise and refer to in order to help living together be more compatible.
Personal Style & Habits
This section is designed to give you a chance to find out what is important to your roommates. You may discover that you have things in common and that there are also areas of disagreement. Your purpose is to gain understanding and insight about one another, not to judge who is right or wrong. You may want to discuss the roommate agreement.
1) This is how I feel about people borrowing my things…..
2) The time I usually go to sleep is…..
3) The time I usually wake up is…..
4) I prefer to study (where?)…..
5) I prefer to study (when?)…..
6) You will know I’m angry when…..
Things to Remember
Getting to know people takes time. Don’t expect to be best friends overnight; or if you are already best friends, don’t expect too much. The way to be good roommates is to share information about yourself, your background, attitudes, habits and moods, and to hear what your roommates are telling you about the same things. Remember, be honest and try to remain open in future discussions.
Dorm Internet Access
For students living in the dorms (Beloit campus only); a secured 802.11n wireless Internet connection is available for computers, tablets, and gaming consoles; (Xbox, Wii and Play Stations).
In order for the Internet at the dorms to function properly and at it’s best, the following rules MUST be followed:
• Each resident is allowed up to 3 devices to connect to the Dorms wireless network.
Examples: 1-Computer, 1-Tablet, 1-Gaming Console, or a Smartphone.
• No wireless routers are allowed in the dorms.
• No wireless access points or repeaters are allowed in the dorms.
• Smartphone or other Hotspots are discouraged throughout the college in order to reduce unnecessary and potentially disruptive wireless traffic.
• All dorm residents are encouraged NOT to share their unique dorms wireless network key.
• All dorm residents are expected to read, and follow NCK Tech’s Dorms Acceptable Use Policy.
Note: Visitors to NCK Tech may join our “NCK Tech Guests” wireless network for free Internet access which is located in our Student Union and Administration Building on the Beloit campus, or in our Administration Building on the Hays campus. Additionally, visitors may also use any of our guest computers in our Beloit campus Student Union or Hays campus Administration Building.
Note: The Dorms and NCK Tech Guests wireless networks are provided for your convenience and are to be used, AT YOUR OWN RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY and SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED SECURE. All wireless networks are provided as is; without guarantee of service or support. The college cannot and will not guarantee the privacy or security of your data or communications while connected to one these wireless networks. All wireless network activity is logged and may be monitored for misuse or misconduct without notice.
A Parent’s Guide to On-Campus Housing at NCK Tech
Frequently Asked Questions
1) Who should my student call if something is not working properly in the room?
The student can visit the Housing Supervisor and fill out a Work Order Request which is then given to the Dorm Maintenance Supervisor.
2) What if my student and his/her roommates can’t get along?
The first step is to ask your student to discuss the concerns with his/her roommate(s) and try to resolve the conflict together. Many times, clarifying communication and expectations between roommates is the first step in successfully navigating a roommate conflict. If the conflict remains unresolved, your student should ask their Resident Assistant (RA) for advice/guidance in the situation. If issues persist, and the student does not feel that they are able to work with their RA, they are asked to talk with the Housing Supervisor, and together as a team they will work out a solution.
Remember that this is probably your child’s first time living on their own away from you. They need time to grow and make adjustments in order to be successful adults. It is best that as parents you strive to have your child handle these situations as described above and not by having you call the school. Legally, after your child turns 18 and moves onto our campus, we are not allowed to discuss with you anything without their permission.
3) What laundry facilities are available?
There is a laundry room on the north side of the Housing Supervisor’s house for on-campus students to use. It is equipped with coin-operated washers and dryers that only accept quarters. The student will need to also furnish their own laundry detergent and other laundry supplies. There is also another self-service laundry mat in downtown Beloit.
4) How long does the housing contract last?
The housing contract lasts from the first day of school until graduation. These contracts are legally binding.
5) Can students redecorate their rooms?
Students may not nail fixtures to the walls, floors, ceilings, or furniture; drill holes or affix decals; or tamper with electrical or telecommunications wiring. In addition, students cannot paint their rooms. Your student should contact the Housing Supervisor for details.
6) What type of bed linens are needed?
Your student can bring any type of personal linen. The beds are extra long twin.
7) Where can my student receive mail?
Mail is delivered in the area right outside of the laundry room on the east side of the dorms. Each room has a mailbox and each student will have their own mail key. Use the following address to send mail to your student…
2000 Campus Lane
Student’s apartment number (ex. 3A)
Beloit, KS 67420
8) Should my student purchase renters’ insurance before arriving on campus? What happens if personal belongings are stolen from the room?
Although precautions are taken to maintain adequate security, the college cannot assume responsibility for the loss or damage to student possessions from any cause whatsoever. Students are encouraged to carry personal property insurance. This is often available as a rider on the parent’s homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy. If personal items are stolen or missing, your student should contact their RA and Housing Supervisor immediately. Students are encouraged to always lock their doors and close their windows when they are gone.