Covenant speaks to a relationship between persons. When we enter into a covenant, we go beyond mere contractual obligations. We establish relationship.
We ask that all residents of the Wesley Foundation establish and live within a covenant relationship with fellow students as well as with the Wesley community. Housing is a part of the ministry of the Wesley Foundation, and as a part of that ministry, our resident students as far more than renters. They are leaders and ambassadors living in a covenant relationship.
The intent of this covenantal living is to create an atmosphere of mutual support and accountability so that residents may live in an environment that is both safe and enjoyable. Wesley Foundation Housing cultivates a Christian atmosphere in which students may deal with the spiritual, intellectual and social challenges of college life. Programs are intended to create a sense of community and provide a forum in which students may wrestle with difficult issues and find support during challenging times. We are a diverse community committed to learning, sharing, and serving. Residents need to be open-minded and respectful of others.
EXPECTATIONS OF PARTICIPATION
Residents are required to be active members of the community and full participants in the ministry of the Wesley Foundation. Living in community is an integral part of Wesley. Ministry and service both within and outside of Wesley to the broader University campus is equally important. It is absolutely crucial that Wesley residents want to experience community life and servant ministry to others.
Residents are required to attend community housing meetings as called by the Director to discuss community problems, share concerns, and get to know each other. For excused absences, residents must secure written permission of the Director in advance.
Residents are required to help with Wesley Community cleaning, which may include sweeping, mopping, mowing, yard work, dusting, setting up for programs, dishwashing, or other Wesley community needs. Each resident will have a specific weekly assignment.
EXPECTATIONS OF BEHAVIOR
Residents will refrain from the use of tobacco of any kind inside the buildings, which includes smoking, dipping, chewing, spitting, and vapor.
Residents will refrain from the use or possession of alcohol, drugs, firearms, fireworks, weapons, or paint guns on Wesley property or at Wesley events.
Residents will refrain from violent and abusive behavior both physical and verbal in nature.
Residents will refrain from sexual activity on Wesley property or at Wesley events. Overnight guests are permitted provided that the student has obtained permission from your roommate.
Residents will respect quiet hours, which are established and reviewed by the residents at housing meetings. Visitors of the opposite sex are allowed during times established by the Wesley student community and Director.
Residents are responsible for cleaning, sweeping, and mopping their own rooms. Any unsealed or open food of any kind must be disposed of in the lobby trash and NOT in the room. Rooms may be inspected at the Director's discretion. Upon checkout, residents must clean their room thoroughly for a deposit refund. Details for cleaning will be provided by the Director.
Residents may arrange and decorate their room as they wish with some restrictions. Restrictions include no painting, dismantling the furniture, nails in the wall or tape on walls. Residents may be asked to remove inappropriate symbols or posters at the sole discretion of the Director.
Agents of the Wesley Foundation, including the Director and approved maintenance persons may enter any dorm room for the purpose of maintenance, inspection or emergency. Advance notice will be given whenever possible.
There is a $150 fine for wrongfully pulling the fire alarm or wrongfully using fire extinguishers. This is a criminal offense in Alabama. The authorities will be contacted.
Cooking is allowed only in the main kitchen.
Residents must respect the property of others and the physical property of the Wesley Foundation. Residents are expected to report to the Director any misuse of the property as well as behavior that misuses the rights and property of others.
Residents may house certain pets in the dorm at the discretion of the Director. Allowances for pets will be made on an individual basis to ensure the appropriateness of the animal and compatibility with the roommate and other members of the community.
Failure to comply with any part of the community covenant will result in eviction from the Wesley dorm. If a student is not able to live in the Wesley Community and abide by established rules, he/ she will be asked to leave, and will forfeit the remainder semester fee and their housing deposit.
Negativity, apathy, unwillingness to serve, and absences from organized Wesley events are grounds for disciplinary action and/or being asked to leave the Wesley dorm.
I agree to abide by the Wesley Community Covenant.
I understand that I am entering into a financial agreement with the Wesley Foundation, and I agree to pay the rental amount in full for both the fall and spring semesters. I understand that rental payments are due in four equal installments per semester and that the due dates are September 1, October 1, November 1, December 1, January 5, February 1, March 1, and April 1. I agree to make rental payments on time, and I understand that there will be a $25 late fee applied to payments received more than 5 days after the due date.
I understand that any housing scholarship that I may have been awarded will be applied at the end of each semester as a rebate to my rental payments. I further understand that I must meet the expectations set forth in the scholarship in order to receive the rebate, and if I lose the scholarship because I do meet the expectations set therein I understand that I am obligated to pay the full rental rate.