FG(LEGAL) - STUDENT HOUSING

Residential Tenancies

Temporary Housing Assistance for Certain Students

  1. Have been under the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services or its predecessor in function on the day preceding:
    1. The student's 18th birthday; or
    2. The date the student's disabilities of minority are removed by a court under Family Code Chapter 31.
  2. Be enrolled full-time at the institution during the academic term immediately preceding the period for which the student requests the housing assistance;
  3. Be registered or otherwise have taken the actions required by the institution to permit the student to enroll full-time at the institution during the academic term immediately following the period for which the student requests the housing assistance; and
  4. Lack other reasonable temporary housing alternatives between the academic terms described above, as determined by the institution.
  1. Provide a stipend to cover any reasonable costs of the temporary housing that are not covered by other financial aid immediately available to the student for that purpose; or
  2. Provide temporary housing directly to the student for the applicable period.

Discrimination on the Basis of Sex

Students with Disabilities

Criminal Background Check

Restrictions on Registered Sex Offenders

  1. The person is assigned a numeric risk level of one based on an assessment conducted using the sex offender screening tool developed or selected under Code of Criminal Procedure 62.007; and
  2. The institution approves the person to reside on the institution's campus.

Residential Advisor Overdose Awareness and Response Training

Definitions

Education Code 51.9362

Missing Student Notification Policies and Procedures

  1. Indicate a list of titles of the persons or organizations to which students, employees, or other individuals should report that a student has been missing for 24 hours;
  2. Require that any missing student report must be referred immediately to the institution's police or campus security department, or, in the absence of an institutional police or campus security department, to the local law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction in the area;
  3. Contain an option for each student to identify a contact person or persons whom the institution shall notify within 24 hours of the determination that the student is missing, if the student has been determined missing by the institutional police or campus security department, or the local law enforcement agency;
  4. Advise students that their contact information will be registered confidentially, that this information will be accessible only to authorized campus officials, and that it may not be disclosed, except to law enforcement personnel in furtherance of a missing person investigation;
  5. Advise students that if they are under 18 years of age and not emancipated, the institution must notify a custodial parent or guardian within 24 hours of the determination that the student is missing, in addition to notifying any additional contact person designated by the student; and
  6. Advise students that the institution will notify the local law enforcement agency within 24 hours of the determination that the student is missing, unless the local law enforcement agency was the entity that made the determination that the student is missing.
  1. If the student has designated a contact person, notifying that contact person within 24 hours that the student is missing;
  2. If the student is under 18 years of age and is not emancipated, notifying the student's custodial parent or guardian and any other designated contact person within 24 hours that the student is missing; and
  3. Regardless of whether the student has identified a contact person, is above the age of 18, or is an emancipated minor, informing the local law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction in the area within 24 hours that the student is missing.

Fire Safety

Annual Report

  1. The fire statistics described below.
  2. A description of each on-campus student housing facility fire safety system.
  3. The number of fire drills held during the previous calendar year.
  4. The institution's policies or rules on portable electrical appliances, smoking, and open flames in a student housing facility.
  5. The institution's procedures for student housing evacuation in the case of a fire.
  6. The policies regarding fire safety education and training programs provided to the students and employees. In these policies, the institution must describe the procedures that students and employees should follow in the case of a fire.
  7. For purposes of including a fire in the statistics in the annual fire safety report, a list of the titles of each person or organization to which students and employees should report that a fire occurred.
  8. Plans for future improvements in fire safety, if determined necessary by the institution.

34 C.F.R. 668.49(b)

Fire Statistics

  1. The number of fires and the cause of each fire;
  2. The number of persons who received fire-related injuries that resulted in treatment at a medical facility, including at an on-campus health center;
  3. The number of deaths related to a fire; and
  4. The value of property damage caused by a fire.

34 C.F.R. 668.49(c)

Fire Log

34 C.F.R. 668.49(d)

Blinn College

FG(LEGAL)-LJC

UPDATE 37

DATE ISSUED: 12/16/2019