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EXPLO Chicago RULES + STANDARDS

STUDENT RULES AND STANDARDS: p 1-10 RESIDENTIAL LIFE: p 11-13 GENERAL SAFETY: p 14 ILLINOIS TECH AND CHICAGO: p 15-16

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CONTENTS

STUDENT RULES + STANDARDS

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NOTE TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS AND GUARDIANS

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MAJOR RULES

OTHER RULE INFRACTIONS

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FINAL DAYS’ RULE

DISCIPLINARY STATUS AND FUTURE ENROLLMENT

STATE AND FEDERAL REGULATIONS EXPLO’S POLICY ON LANGUAGE USE EXPLO’S POLICY ON SEXUAL BEHAVIOR

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SELF-DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR

1.10 SANCTUARY POLICY 1.11 STUDENT DRESS CODE

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1.12 STATEMENT ABOUT THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY

1.13 PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION POLICY

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1.14 BUS RULES

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1.15 INCLEMENT WEATHER 1.16 PROGRAM ATTENDANCE

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RESIDENTIAL LIFE

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ROOM CHANGES

2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9

RIGHTS OF ROOMMATES OR SUITEMATES

VISITING OTHER RESIDENTS SLEEPING IN YOUR OWN ROOM RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGE

CLEANING

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WINDOWS AND ROOFS

QUIET HOURS

LAUNDRY

2.10 CARS 2.11 CURFEW

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2.12 RIGHT OF ENTRY 2.13 ROOM SEARCH 2.14 DAILY CHECK-INS GENERAL SAFETY

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EXPLO IDS

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ACCESS CARDS AND KEYS

PROGRAM BOUNDARIES YALE UNIVERSITYAND NEW HAVEN

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FACILITIES

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CLASSROOM SPACE ILLINOIS TECH RULES SAFETY ON CAMPUS

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ILLINOIS TECH POLICE AND SECURITY

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CONTACTING EXPLO CHICAGO: August 2, 2019 - June 24, 2020 EXPLO Norwood Office 781.762.7400 June 24 - August 8, 2020 EXPLO at Yale Office 203.432.1777 Chicago@explo.org

SUMMER SESSIONS: Session One Residential June 28 – July 18, 2020 Day June 29 – July 17, 2020 Session Two Residential July 19 – August 8, 2020 Day July 20 – August 7, 2020

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WELCOME!

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to EXPLO! EXPLO Chicago: Rules + Standards explains and clarifies the philosophies, experiences, and best practices that guide us in creating a community that lifts us towards our goals of learning and sharing. All communities have rules and policies that keep their members safe and allow them to pursue those things that make them happy and thrive — so it is here at EXPLO. It is extremely important that all students are familiar with these rules and policies, and we encourage families to go over this information with students prior to the summer. While members of the EXPLO community come from many backgrounds, we have found that the vast majority of parents, guardians, and students agree on many basic principles. For example, we agree that our students should not steal, or lie, or destroy others’ property, or use illegal and harmful substances. We agree that we should not show disrespect for others based on their race, religion, sexual orientation, physical abilities, gender identity, or gender. Other rules speak to the need to respect privacy and remind us that our public behavior should not make others uncomfortable. As we say elsewhere in our literature, EXPLO not only forms a relationship with our students, but also with the parents/guardians of our students. Since the enclosed rules and policies are the standards to which we will hold students, parents, and ourselves, it is important that students and parents/ guardians read this document carefully — perhaps together — and resolve any questions before the Program begins. Please call us if we can help clarify any rule or policy. We look forward to having not only an exciting Program filled with fun and learning, but also a safe Program where, as our mission statement says, “EXPLO inspires students and teachers to explore the world of people and ideas, and to experience the joy of learning in pursuit of purpose and meaning.” Thank you for helping to make that possible.

Sarah Ruter Head of Programs EXPLO Chicago

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STUDENT RULES + STANDARDS

All members of the EXPLO community are expected to follow the Program’s rules and procedures and treat others with honesty and respect. For the safety of all community members and the harmony of the Program, students and parents/ guardians must understand and commit to the following rules and standards. The Program makes every effort to address student life issues in a proactive manner. We deal with disciplinary issues fairly, consistently, and as quickly as possible. The staff and administration handle each case individually, keeping in mind the circumstances of the violation as well as the best interests of the larger community. Although consistency is desirable, it will not always be the governing principle in settling disciplinary issues. Disciplinary action will be taken when the Program deems that there is a preponderance of evidence that a rule or standard of the Program has been violated. Our Student Life Office strives to keep parents/guardians informed of their child’s disciplinary process. 1.1 NOTE TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS EXPLO not only forms a relationship with the students who attend the Program, but also with their parents/guardians or guardians. Our experience has shown that our students are best served when parents/guardians and the Program have a positive and open working relationship. For the Program to be most effective for our students, parents/guardians must be able to support our policies and procedures. EXPLO reserves the right to dismiss a currently enrolled student if the student’s parents/guardians are not cooperative and/or compliant with EXPLO policies and procedures. In addition, EXPLO reserves the right in subsequent summers to deny enrollment for similar reasons. EXPLO also reserves the right to dismiss a student if parents/guardians have misled the Program about their child’s history, including, but not limited to, behavior, physical and emotional health, and/or school experience. 1.2 MAJOR RULES A student who violates a Major Rule can expect to be dismissed. Please note that if a student is knowingly and willingly in the presence of a Major Rule violation, it is as if they are breaking the rule themselves. When a student is dismissed, parents/guardians must make arrangements for the student to be taken home immediately and at the parents/guardians’ expense. Claims for partial tuition reimbursement may be made through EXPLO’s tuition insurance Program in the event of any early departures, including withdrawals and dismissals.

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In addition to the examples cited below, behaviors, whether on or off campus, that violate local, state, or federal law, or that are deemed by the Program to jeopardize the welfare of the community or bring the name of the Program into disrepute are considered Major Rule violations. 1 Students are expected to conduct themselves with honesty and integrity. Therefore, lying, cheating, and deceitful behavior (falsification of permissions, absences without appropriate permissions, forgery, telephone fraud, computer violations, etc.) are violations of the Program’s standards. 2 Students are expected to act with respect for the well-being and rights of others. Behavior that is deemed to be injurious to the Program, individual students, or the larger campus community is unacceptable. Therefore, impinging on the rights of others through harassment and/ or hazing is a breach of such standards. Such behaviors include, but are not limited to: sexual assault or harassment; physical or verbal assault or threats (including those based on gender, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity); behaviors intended to intimidate or humiliate others, or those that may cause emotional distress or physical harm; cyberbullying, and/or other harassing, intimidating, or threatening behavior or language communicated over the internet or phone/text; abusive physical behavior (including hitting, punching, slapping, kicking, biting, etc.); soliciting or eliciting sexually explicit content or communications (also known as “sexting”); and the use of abusive language. 3 Students are expected to respect both community property and the property of others. Theft, the possession or use of stolen property, or the deliberate destruction or abuse of personal or community property, are violations of this standard. 4 In order to respect each other’s privacy, students must adhere to the following Program policy governing single-gender spaces within the residence halls: It is a violation to be in the entryway, hallway, room, or any part of a residential space of a student of another gender, or to be with a student of another gender in any residential building. Program rules on authorized spaces within dormitory buildings, such as the student lounge, classrooms, EXPLO’s health office, and administrative offices will be spelled out in detail for students at the Program and noted on entrances to buildings. Students violating this policy are subject to dismissal. 5 For reasons of safety, a student may not give away or sell their EXPLO ID, lanyard, keys, access card or anything else that would identify a person as an EXPLO student or grant access to campus rooms or facilities.

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6 Students are expected to maintain a safe environment. Examples of violations of this standard are: possessing or using fireworks, firearms or other dangerous weapons, items, or substances (including pocket knives); using the fire extinguishers or setting off fire alarms (except in an actual emergency); and engaging in other behaviors the Program deems dangerous. Because a possible fire exposes so many EXPLO community members to extreme danger, the burning of anything or the use of an open flame indoors (candles, matches, lighters, incense, tobacco products, etc.) is a violation of this standard. 7 For reasons of safety and accountability, the Program has stated policies regarding where students can be throughout the day and evening and all students are expected to uphold any policy concerning their whereabouts. For example, students who are outside of their living group or dormitory building area after final evening check-in would be in violation of this policy. Furthermore, any student who leaves the designated Program boundaries, either on-campus or on a trip, would also be in violation of this policy and are subject to dismissal. Parents/guardians should understand that if a student leaves the Program without using the established sign-out procedures, essentially “running away,” that student will no longer be able to participate in the Program. EXPLO cannot guarantee the safety of a student who is not compliant with our whereabouts rules, and will not take responsibility for a student once they have left the Program in an unauthorized fashion. 8 Students are expected to abide by the rules of the Program as well as the public laws governing the use of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs. Therefore, it is not acceptable to: possess, use, distribute, provide, or cause to be brought on campus any illegal drug, controlled substance, tobacco product, anabolic steroid, alcohol, or any related paraphernalia (including tobacco, marijuana or hashish pipes or papers, vaping devices, e-cigarettes, and alcohol containers); misuse prescription or over-the- counter medications or chemical substances; or return to the Program showing evidence of having been smoking, drinking or using illegal drugs. (Also see Sanctuary Policy, described later in this Handbook.) Students who knowingly remain in the presence of a tobacco, drug, or alcohol violation are themselves in violation of this policy. 9 Students are expected to be positive and cooperative in all of their dealings with the Program. If a student repeatedly breaks Program rules, does not abide by the written or verbal directives of the Program, or does not follow Program procedures, they can expect to be dismissed for the accumulation of such incidents.

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1.3 OTHER RULE INFRACTIONS Failure to abide by other Program rules makes a student liable to be placed on probation or, in some circumstances, dismissed from the Program. Such violations include, but are not limited to: Keeping unauthorized medications in rooms. Certain types of medications must be kept in the EXPLO Health Office and may not be kept in a students room. Students taking medications not approved for self-administration by a students physician, parent, or the Head Nurse, may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal. Unexcused absences from any required event (for example, check-ins, courses, trips, etc.). Inappropriate physical contact (touching, public displays of affection, tripping, pushing, etc.), or unwanted/non-consensual physical contact. Bringing in, or being with, an unauthorized person, on or off campus at any time. Inappropriate use of technology such as downloading or receiving suggestive or explicit pornographic content or illegally procured “bootleg” content on computers, tablets, or mobile phones. (see also major rules 1.2.2) The misuse of, or damage to, personal or community property. (see also major rules 1.2.3) Being in unauthorized areas such as fire escapes (except in emergencies), balconies, roofs, and ledges. Hitchhiking or use of transportation other than that provided with permission of the student’s family and EXPLO. Failing to follow Program rules, refusing to comply with reasonable staff requests, and/or showing an uncooperative and harmful attitude. (see also major rules 1.2.9) If the Program deems any of these infractions to be egregious, or if a student accumulates a number of such infractions, they will result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. A student who is on probation may be dismissed if there is a subsequent rule violation, regardless of the gravity of the second violation.

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1.4 FINAL DAYS’ RULE During the final four days of the Program, any violation of any Program rule can result in immediate dismissal. It is important to maintain an atmosphere that is orderly and safe in the final days, and we do not want to encourage students to take behavioral risks that would result in leaving prematurely, missing the culmination of the Program, and causing them to be ineligible to return to EXPLO in subsequent summers. 1.5 DISCIPLINARY STATUS AND FUTURE ENROLLMENT If a student has been placed on probation, they should expect that this status can affect whether they will be allowed to return to any of the Programs in subsequent summers. A conversation with the Head of the Program will be necessary to discuss whether returning is appropriate. If a student is dismissed from the Program, they will not be allowed to enroll in subsequent summers. 1.6 STATE AND FEDERAL REGULATIONS While the guidelines described reflect EXPLO’s own philosophy and mechanisms for dealing with breaches of our rules and standards, we are also obligated to adhere to all applicable local, state and federal ordinances and laws. Thus, should we become aware of certain types of incidents — such as child abuse (current or in the past, illegal sexual behavior, hazing, theft, underage use of alcohol or tobacco, use of controlled substances or misuse of prescription medication, improper use of technology (such as “sexting”), and some forms of harassment — we are required to report them to outside authorities, including the local police and/or the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. 1.7 EXPLO’S POLICY ON LANGUAGE USE EXPLO recognizes the power of language to impact the tone, quality of interpersonal interaction, and feelings of safety in our community. As a result, the use of profanity, obscene language, or disparaging language and remarks that demean, attack, or threaten someone is prohibited at EXPLO. This includes, but is not limited to, remarks based on race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religious practice or belief, and physical or mental ability. Violations of this policy will be addressed, with emphasis placed on educating students about the detrimental effects of such usage on our community and the hurtful consequences for the receiver. As noted above, disciplinary response may also be a consequence of such violations.

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1.8 EXPLO’S POLICY ON SEXUAL BEHAVIOR EXPLO believes that it is usually in the best interest of adolescents to delay having sexual relations until they are physically and emotionally more mature. We recognize, however, that sexual feelings are a normal and natural part of the maturing process. The Program does not punish students for sexual behavior per se, but initially addresses the behavior as a teaching opportunity. If students are engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior (which may include technology-based behaviors) they will have a conversation with a faculty member to discuss the physical and emotional health implications of their actions. In addition, parents/guardians may be notified. In cases involving inappropriate use of technology and “sexting” with or without the transmission of images, students are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal. Students will also be reminded that the Illinois Tech campus should be a comfortable space for the entire EXPLO community. Engaging in sexual behavior that is inappropriate for public spaces (including rooms, lounges, and outdoor areas) causes many members of the community to feel threatened and uncomfortable. If a student is found engaging in sexual behavior that is inappropriate for public spaces, the student will be subject to disciplinary action because of the negative effect such behavior has on the community rather than because of the actual sexual activity. There are instances when the state of Illinois requires a more serious response. For example, under Illinois law, the age of consent is 17 years old. If EXPLO discovers that anyone under the age of 17 has engaged in sexual intercourse, EXPLO may be obligated to report the incident to state authorities.

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1.9 SELF-DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIORS Eating disorders, cutting, burning, suicidal gestures or ideation, and other similar behaviors are profound and potentially life-threatening. These types of behaviors require the treatment and attention of specialists. EXPLO is not able to provide such specialized treatment for these behaviors. Therefore, if a student engages in any of these types of behaviors during the Program, they must go home to ensure their safety and the well-being of others. If a student has exhibited these types of behaviors before the start of the Program, EXPLO will need to consult with the student’s treating physician or mental health professional regarding the student’s ability to participate in the Program without harm to themselves or others. This consultation will be considered as a recommendation only, as EXPLO reserves the right to decide whether Program attendance is in the best interests of the student and/or the Program. EXPLO may also require a contract that will specify behavior and permit EXPLO to monitor the student’s compliance. 1.10 SANCTUARY POLICY EXPLO’s priority is to maintain the safety of our students. Therefore, we have implemented a Sanctuary Policy to encourage students to seek assistance should they or their fellow students find themselves in a drug- or alcohol-related crisis. The policy is as follows: Any student who fears that their or another student’s health or safety is in danger may approach any staff member in the community to request help in obtaining medical attention for the use or overdose of any drug, including alcohol. When approaching the staff member, the student should make it clear that they are seeking help through the Program’s Sanctuary Policy. A student who has used these substances and has sought medical attention, or the student who has requested medical attention for someone else under the Sanctuary Policy, shall not be subject to disciplinary action for possession or use of drugs or alcohol. However, the parents/guardians of all students involved will be notified regarding the incident, and appropriate counseling will be required. It is important to note: Sanctuary will not be granted if the effects of drugs and alcohol are already apparent to a staff member, or have been apparent in a public situation in the presence of staff members prior to making the request. Sanctuary will be granted to those seeking help for others, even if those seeking help for others have broken a Program rule. Sanctuary may be sought as necessary, even if it has been granted before. However, the Head of the Program and/or the Office of Student Life may conclude that the student’s use is a serious health problem, and send the student home for medical reasons.

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1.11 STUDENT DRESS CODE While dress is generally informal, the Program has community standards to ensure that appropriate student dress provides a comfortable environment for all. Students should expect corrective action, if they wear: Clothing that is too revealing (clothing that allows exposure of undergarments or those areas typically covered by undergarments) will not be permitted. Clothing with offensive wording, logos, designs, etc., including those containing alcohol and drug references, will not be permitted. Clothing that is inappropriate or unsafe for a particular activity, such as wearing open-toed shoes or shorts in a science lab, flip-flops on a hike, or other items that could cause injury or unsafe conditions will not be permitted. 1.12 STATEMENT ABOUT THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY Student use of telephones and computers is subject to all rules and standards governing student behavior. Behavior that is in any way disrespectful, harmful, or deemed inappropriate will not be tolerated. Parents/guardians should be advised that the Program cannot assume responsibility for monitoring all student activity on the Internet, and that some sites may contain material that is pornographic, discriminatory, violent, or otherwise objectionable. Any student found to be accessing, downloading, posting online or distributing such material will be violating guidelines for student behavior at the Program and will be subject to disciplinary action. Students should be careful not to give out personal information over the Internet, such as dorm location or phone number, to people whom they do not know. The use of cell phones, music and video players, video games, and laptop computers outside of class or project work time is discouraged because of their tendency to prohibit engagement with the community. If used, they must be used responsibly, and in compliance with all local, state, and federal laws. Mobile phones, cameras, tablets, and/or any other device capable of taking photographs or recording video may not be used to take photographs or video without the knowledge of the subject of those images, or in any other manner that would violate the privacy of others. The use of these devices at the Program is considered a privilege rather than a right. Parents/guardians are encouraged to allow their children space to be independent and immerse themselves in the Program. Too much phone and text interaction between parents/guardians and students, or students and friends from home, can have a detrimental effect on a student’s EXPLO experience. We encourage students to problem solve, become self-advocates and seek assistance at the Program when needed, and appreciate parents/ guardians’ partnership with us in this endeavor.

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1.13 PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION POLICY Since students will be riding public transportation (the “L”) into downtown Chicago for class projects and weekend and evening trips, it is important that all students be familiar with EXPLO’s rules relating to public transportation. Students will be issued an “L” pass at registration. Students who lose their passes must replace them at cost (amount to be deducted from Trips + Sundries Accounts). Students must only ride the “L” during designated times unless with a staff member for a special event, class visit, or field trip. Students who ride the “L” on designated days for shopping and recreation must do so only during those days and times and must check out with a staff member at the on-campus “L” and in with a staff member on the receiving end of the “L” station. Students must follow EXPLO and “L” staff instructions and show courtesy to the conductor, other students and staff, and other passengers on the train. Students must keep arms, feet, head, and shoulders inside the train and may not throw objects out of the windows. Students may not yell, scream, or play loud music inside the train. At times, an EXPLO staff member may have to assign seats, and students are expected to cooperate regarding these assignments. Once a student is in their assigned seat, they must stay in it until the train comes to its destination. Students must be respectful of others’ personal space on the train and must not leave trash or items behind on the train. All other EXPLO rules are in effect while students are riding the “L” or any other form of public transportation. 1.14 BUS RULES Since many students will be riding buses for trips it is important that all students be familiar with EXPLO’s bus rules: Students must follow the bus driver’s instructions and show courtesy to the driver and other students and staff. Students must keep arms, feet, head, and shoulders inside the bus and may not throw objects out of the bus windows. Students may not yell, scream, or play loud music inside the bus, nor out the windows of the bus. At times, a faculty member may have to assign seats, and students are expected to cooperate regarding these assignments. Once a student is in their seat, they must stay in it until the bus comes to its destination. Students may not walk around while the bus is moving. Students must help keep the bus clean. This includes removing one’s own trash and anything else left behind by other students.

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All other EXPLO rules are in effect while students are riding EXPLO buses.

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1.15 INCLEMENT WEATHER In the case of inclement weather, for the safety of all members of the community, students are expected to follow all directions issued by EXPLO faculty. In the event of severe weather, students will be required to remain indoors (this includes academic facilities, dining halls, and dormitories) until they receive further notification from EXPLO faculty. 1.16 PROGRAM ATTENDANCE Please ensure that your child will be able to attend the entire session. EXPLO has an overall curricular plan that includes courses, activities, electives, and trips, as well as residential and day student life. Since each session of the Program is only 2-3 weeks long, it is not appropriate for a student to miss whole days, or part of each day at the Program, whether at the beginning, middle, or end of each session. Depending on timing and whether the student can be replaced, there may not be a refund granted. If you have a conflict, please call to speak with the Head of the Programs to ascertain whether registration or attendance is appropriate and/or whether an exception is warranted.

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RESIDENTIAL LIFE

2.1 ROOM CHANGES There will be no room or suite changes except under exceptional circumstances, and then only when authorized by the Office of Student Life. We make every effort to help students work through issues that arise with roommates and hallmates in the spirit of the pre-college experience, and we will exhaust all other possibilities before a room change is even considered. Each student must sleep in their own room. 2.2 RIGHTS OF ROOMMATES OR SUITEMATES Many students have never lived with a roommate or suitemates before, so compromise and communication are key. Respecting each other’s rights, possessions, and space is essential. Our residential staff are trained to work with students to help in this process. Students may seek help from the Dean’s Office in resolving roommate/ suitemate difficulties. 2.3 VISITING OTHER RESIDENTS A student may visit the dorm or suite or room of another student only if they are both of the same gender (as defined and agreed upon in the housing process). Students may not enter the suite or room of another student without that student’s permission and must respect the rights of that person’s roommate (if applicable) and suitemates. (see also major rule 1.2.4) 2.4 SLEEPING IN YOUR OWN ROOM For safety reasons, students must sleep in their assigned rooms and may not sleep Student rooms are inspected and maintenance requests are made prior to student arrival. However, any pre-existing damage should be noted by students when they move in and repair requests should be made through the Student Life Office. Damage incurred during the Program will be deducted from the student’s Damage Deposit. Parents/guardians will be billed for any amount exceeding the Damage Deposit. Damage to other university facilities or damage attributed to more than one person may be charged to the Damage Deposits of a class, room/suite, or living group. Disciplinary action may result from willful/intentional destruction of property; (see major rule 1.2.3) in the living group lounge, a friend’s room, etc. 2.5 RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGE

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2.6 CLEANING Students are expected to keep their rooms and suites clean and to help maintain their halls, residential lounges, classrooms, activity spaces of the Program, and the campus in general. The Office of Student Life and Residential Advisors will conduct room walkthroughs periodically to ensure reasonable cleanliness. When each room is inspected at the end of a session, a cleaning fee will be deducted from a student’s Trips and Sundries account in those cases where Illinois Tech custodial services charges the Program for extra cleaning. 2.7 WINDOWS AND ROOFS Students may not hang or lean out of the windows, regardless of floor. Students may not be on roofs or ledges at any time and may not throw items out of windows. Additionally, students must not tamper with window screens, which are there to keep out bugs/pests, and for safety and security. 2.8 QUIET HOURS Quiet hours are from 10:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. daily. While there is no official “lights out” at the Program, students must respect the rights of others to turn in early, even before the final evening check- in. Students who disrespect others’ right to quiet and privacy and who are excessively loud during Quiet Hours will be brought to the Office of Student Life. 2.9 LAUNDRY There are laundry facilities for students and faculty to use in the residential halls. Students are expected to keep the laundry facilities clean so that we can continue to use them. Students are responsible for doing their own laundry. The laundry machines are free to use. 2.10 CARS Residential students may not have cars at the Program. Day students may drive to and from the Program only; they may not drive during the Program day and may not give rides to other students.

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2.11 CURFEW After the 10:30 p.m. final nightly check-in, students must remain on their Living Group’s floor(s). By 11:30 p.m., all students must be in their own rooms, and remain there until 7:00 a.m. unless attending an early morning EXPLO supervised activity. Students are not allowed out of the dorms after the 10:30p.m. check-in, except in a medical emergency. Students who need to go to the Health Office during the night should contact their Residential Advisors or Residential Directors to be taken there. Students who are out of their dorms after 10:30 p.m. are subject to dismissal from the Program. 2.12 RIGHT OF ENTRY EXPLO reserves the right to enter a student’s room at any time for health, safety, or maintenance reasons and to ensure that use of the room is within the Program’s and the University’s regulations. 2.13 ROOM SEARCH EXPLO will conduct a room search for health or safety reasons, and/or if there is reasonable belief that there may be drugs, alcohol, or stolen property, or that a student is in possession of any materials that are in violation of EXPLO’s rules and standards. In the interest of security and safety, EXPLO reserves the right to search a room without the student or students being present. 2.14 DAILY CHECK-INS Students must be present at and on time for all daily check-ins and for all courses. Please see the Daily Schedule on EXPLO’s website for additional information about check-in times.

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3.1 EXPLO IDS EXPLO picture IDs and lanyards, issued at Registration, must be worn at all times. Students are required to wear their lanyards at ALL times except when it would be unsafe to do so (showering, playing sports, swimming, and sleeping). Students who give away or sell their EXPLO IDs or lanyards are subject to dismissal from the Program. 3.2 ACCESS CARDS AND KEY S Students are issued cards (for entry into campus buildings) and room keys at Registration. Students must keep their access cards and keys on their person at all times and may not trade or “lend” such cards and keys to anyone in order to keep the dorms secure. If a student loses their prox or key, they must report it to thier Residential Advisor or the Main Office immediately so that lost cards may be deactivated and replacements may be issued. Students will be charged for lost keys and access cards according to Illinois Tech's replacement policy. 3.3 PROGRAM BOUNDARIES For the most part, EXPLO Chicago students have full use of many areas of the Illinois Tech Mies campus. Certain areas will be off-limits to students and will be marked and pointed out to students as such. Students may be permitted to be on certain areas of campus at designated times only (e.g., gym hours, access to student lounge and recreation spaces) when there is staff supervision. Students may not leave campus without a staff member (with a few exceptions as noted below). During designated times, students will have the opportunity to travel by “L” to a shopping area close to campus. Students may not travel outside the boundaries of this area (we will go over these when students arrive on campus) and must check in with a staff member when leaving campus to go to these designated areas and when they return to campus. On evening and weekend trips, students may have free time to explore a discrete/particular part of the city in which the trip is located. Staff members will go over specific trip boundaries on each trip so that they are aware of where they are allowed (and not allowed) to go.

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4.1 FACILITIES EXPLO is fortunate to use the superb facilities of Illinois Tech's Mies van der Rohe and downtown campuses— from the state-of-the-art athletic facilities and outstanding classrooms to the impressive dorms, laboratories, studios, and performance spaces. We are privileged to be on the campus during the summer and we expect students to appreciate this opportunity and understand the responsibility that each of us bears in maintaining and respecting these facilities. 4.2 CLASSROOM SPACE Illinois Tech faculty and graduate students are often working during the summer and their offices are adjacent to many of EXPLO’s classrooms. Students are expected to move quietly through and around classroom buildings. Running, shouting, playing music, skateboards, in-line skates, scooters, and roller skates are not permitted in classroom buildings. Students who engage in loud and disrespectful behavior in Illinois Tech's classroom spaces are subject to discipline. Students in a class often share that space with another class or workshop that will be there during another time of the day. All students are expected to keep the classrooms clean and refrain from touching or damaging any projects that may be left in the room by another class. Food and drinks are not permitted in any of the Illinois Tech classrooms EXPLO uses. 4.3 ILLINOIS TECH RULES There are specific policies governing the use of recreational facilities at Illinois Tech. Please read and follow posted rules at each location and comply with reasonable requests made of you by Illinois Tech personnel. If you have any questions about these rules or requests, please ask a member of the Office of Student Life.

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4.4 SAFETY ON CAMPUS While Illinois Tech is a fairly insular campus, it is a working campus during the summer, and you will likely interact with non-EXPLO people as you go about your day. Illinois Tech students, graduate students, professors, fellows, and potentially other students are often present on campus and in all campus buildings. Please be respectful of everyone you meet and please use caution in interacting with people who are not a part of the Program, as we cannot “vouch” for them in the same way we can for our students and staff. You should expect that anyone interacting at length with students at the Program will have an EXPLO ID and an EXPLO lanyard. Students must wear their EXPLO ID and lanyard at all times. The Illinois Tech Mies Campus includes city streets. We require all students to use designated crosswalks and obey all local traffic signals. 4.5 ILLINOIS TECH POLICE + SECURITY Illinois Tech Police and Security officers are a constant presence in and around campus. You will see officers coming by Program activities on bikes and/or on foot. Please introduce yourself and get to know them, as they will be key people in helping to ensure the safety and well-being of all members of the EXPLO community. The emergency number from any on or off-campus phone is 911.

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EXPLO’S MISSION EXPLO inspires students and teachers to explore the world of people and ideas, and to experience the joy of learning in pursuit of purpose and meaning.

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