Dial 5000 from any campus phone or press the button on the “BLUE LIGHTS” placed throughout campus and in parking lots. Fire, police, and ambulance services can be better directed to the exact location of an emergency through security. Emergency assistance is also available by dialing 9-911 from any campus phone. All RAs/CAs have a landline phone. There are also house phones in each hall. Please familiarize yourself with these locations. The RA, CA, or RD/AC on duty can also provide assistance in an emergency.
Please help save energy by shutting off lights and unneeded appliances. Keep your thermostat at a moderate temperature and adjust for personal preferences in temperature with clothing, blankets, etc. We ask you refrain from opening windows in the winter. This not only wastes energy, but it is also possible that your window may freeze open, resulting in damage. Check here for tips regarding conservation of energy http://www.csbsju.edu/csbfacilitiesmanagement/energy/conservation.htm
Do not leave boxes, bikes, or other items in the hallways or in front of the doors of your building, residence hall, or apartment. Exits and windows cannot be blocked as this poses a threat to safety. Do not hang anything from fire sprinkler heads or pipes as this may cause the sprinklers to malfunction and cause damage to college property as well as personal items of campus residents. Also, please refer to the "appliance" section of this handbook for information on appliances prohibited in campus housing . Failure to comply with this policy can result in fines and official follow-up in the conduct process.
An emergency evacuation plan is located on the back of every residence hall room, apartment, and house door. Know the appropriate escape route. Fire drills are conducted each year. Your cooperation is expected and appreciated. Failure to evacuate in the event of a drill or actual fire may result in fines and follow-up with the conduct process. Tampering with fire safety equipment such as smoke detectors and fire extinguishers may result in fines and follow-up with the conduct process.
The sale, possession and use of some non-explosive and non-aerial consumer fireworks are permitted in Minnesota effective April 30, 2002; however, all fireworks are still prohibited on the private property at the College of Saint Benedict campus. Any fireworks found on the College of Saint Benedict campus will be confiscated and are non-returnable. Person(s) in violation of campus policy or Minnesota law are subject to campus or criminal sanctions.
Due to the damage caused by grills on balconies of residence halls and apartments and the risk of fire, students are not permitted to possess or store personal grills. There are grills available for apartment residents’ use located near Luetmer, McDonald, Idzerda Commons, and West Apartments.
As part of your Roommate or Living Group Agreement, we expect you and your roommate(s) will agree on some standards for hosting guests. Roommates and living groups should determine what hours you wish to host male guests within the time frames established by Open House Hours for the residence halls and the apartment/houses. Out of consideration for the women who make their home on campus, male guests are not permitted in campus residence areas except during open house hours. At no time are male guests permitted to stay overnight in any campus residence hall, apartment, or house. Non CSB/SJU guests are not permitted to remain in a residential area without a host present in the building. We ask that you register your overnight female guests with your RA, CA, or RD/AC in the case of an emergency.
A responsible host will have spoken to all roommates prior to inviting any guest and will understand she is responsible for her guest and his or her behavior. Should problems between roommates or a living group arise as a result of conflicts over guests, please contact your RA, CA, or RD/AC for assistance.
Guests are permitted on a limited basis during break periods for students who remain on campus.
Residents wishing to host a social event in their residence hall, apartment, or house must abide by all college and residential life policies regarding number of guests, noise, alcohol, etc. Social events with alcohol are permitted only in the campus apartments and houses. Social events with alcohol cannot take place in any residence hall or the lower level West apartment residence hall rooms (Smith, Sohler and Schumacher). Students who wish to host a social event, with or without alcohol, should contact their RA, CA, or RD/AC to make the appropriate arrangements.
Apartment or house residents wishing to host a social event with alcohol should familiarize themselves with the Alcohol Policy http://www.csbsju.edu/benniebook/student.htm. Prior to receiving approval to host a social event, students will be asked to complete a Social Event Registration and a Responsible Hosting Agreement. Contact your RA, CA, or RD/AC for additional information.
Please keep in mind when planning your event that the total number of people in the apartment/house cannot surpass the fire code limit:
Two person apt:
Four person apt:
Six person apt:
CSB campus houses:
Due to the potential for damages to facilities, personal injury, and disruption of the sleep/study atmosphere in the residence halls and apartments, the playing of sports within the residence halls, apartments and houses are strictly prohibited. This policy specifically includes but is not limited to: playing ball, in-line skating, bowling, throwing Frisbees or other objects, water/food fights, etc. Residents are encouraged to use the Haehn Campus Center field house, the Warner Palestra at SJU, and local parks/recreational fields for these activities.
Any calls that are threatening, harassing, repetitive, or unusual should be reported immediately to Security at ext. 5000. These calls may not seem dangerous but should be reported nonetheless.
The College of Saint Benedict ("CSB") and Saint John's University ("SJU") are committed to creating and maintaining an environment in which all members of the community are aware of and respect the rights and human dignity of every other member. Discrimination and harassment based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, or other legally protected category or characteristic are reprehensible and are antithetical to the mission of these institutions. CSB and SJU have zero tolerance for unlawful discrimination and harassment.
The complete Joint Human Rights Policy can be found online in the Bennie Book by accessing http://www.csbsju.edu/benniebook/student.htm. For more information or to file a complaint, please contact Brandyn Woodard, Student Human Rights Officer, at ext. 3799 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every CSB student is issued an ID card. This card is your access to your meal plan, security doors on campus, and library privileges. If you lose your ID card, the replacement fee is $25. If your ID card is lost or stolen, please report it as soon as possible to Security. New ID cards can be obtained from the Security Office. For your safety and security, do not allow anyone to use your ID card.
Incense is not permitted in any residence area. Students who have incense in their rooms, suites, houses, or apartments will be required to take it home. Students who do not comply with this policy will have their incense confiscated until the end of the semester and will receive an automatic College disciplinary warning. Individuals wishing to use incense for religious purposes are asked to contact Campus Ministry to make appropriate arrangements.
For your safety and security, do not give your keys to anyone. If you find yourself locked out of your room, please contact the Department of Security for assistance, they have temporary room keys that can be issued to you on a short term basis to allow you to access your room. If you lose your key, report it to the Residential Life and Housing Office immediately. A new lock and key will be ordered for you. There is a charge for any lost room key. Failing to report your lost key could jeopardize your own safety and that of your roommate(s).
Washing machines and dryers are located in each residential hall/area for resident use. The fees for using the machines are included in the cost of the housing contract for each semester. In many halls there are also ironing boards, irons and drying racks available for resident use. Please use only HE (High Efficiency) detergent in all front loading style washing machines to ensure they work properly for you and all of the residents.
Laundry Facility Locations:
All residence areas have community lounges to provide residents with a common gathering area and a place to relax and study. Lounges are furnished with couches, chairs, and other amenities. If you would like to reserve one of these spaces, please contact the RD/AC at least one week in advance.
Student mail is delivered to campus and distributed to student mail boxes Monday through Saturday. Student mail boxes are located in Mary Commons. You may also mail letters in Mary Commons (mail is picked up in the afternoon). Stamps are available for purchase at the CSB Bookstore.
The following address format should be used when giving others your mailing address:
CSB Box # _ _ _ _
37 S. College Ave.
St. Joseph, MN 56374
Please note you must present your student ID when picking up packages.
The work request service called “MySchoolBuilding.com” is used to request maintenance service at CSB. This service allows you to submit work requests directly to our Maintenance Department via the Internet.
Your password to submit work requests is: saint
You can create a shortcut to access your new work request from two ways. To do this, follow the directions below:
Option 2 (Best for Mac Users)
Between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7 a.m., if you’re submitting a work request that you feel is an emergency, please also contact the Security Department at ext. 5000 (only if it is an actual emergency). For after-hours repairs that need attention immediately (e.g., broken locks or pipes, no heat in the winter), call security at ext. 5000. It is important that you report repair needs in a timely fashion. This will save time, money and possible wear and tear in the long run.
The Mary Commons Information Desk is located inside the main doors to Mary Commons. While the primary function of the desk is to serve as the college telephone operator, it also provides information regarding directions, campus activities and happenings. The desk has cards, checkers, chess, Chinese checkers, dominoes, Mancala, Scattergoiries, Scrabble, UNO, Stacko, Yatzee, and other games available for check out and use in Mary Commons (campus ID needed to check out games). You may also check out billiards cues, air hockey pucks and paddles, and foosballs for the tables in Mary Commons from the Desk.
By providing a 24 hour space in Mary Commons, students who have guests and would like to continue their visit past open house hours in the Residence Halls and lower levels of West Apartments may do so by utilizing the Commons Area. Saint John’s students who remain on the CSB campus after the last bus to visit or study with CSB students in the Commons will need to have alternative transportation arranged to return to SJU. The Mary Commons 24 hours space is meant to provide extended services to students, allow for a secure area for extended open house hours, and provide a possible location for late night programming.