Chapter Five:  Fiscal Affairs

Procedure Title:  Faculty and Staff Housing
Based on:  Board Policy
Procedure Number:  5.34
Date Adopted/Revised:  February 3, 2014

In certain instances, for the convenience of the College and as an immediate assistance to the effectuation of its functions, the interest of the College is furthered through assigning or allowing College personnel to reside on campus in College dwelling unit facilities.

At times, such dwelling units offer temporary residency for new full-time faculty and/or non-classified professional staff; however, residents are requested to relocate as soon as possible. The maximum time allowed for occupancy of faculty and/or non-classified professional staff is two years from the move-in date. At other times, such dwelling units are utilized relative to particular job assignments or functions for the College which will be facilitated by affected personnel living on campus.

A limited number of dwellings are maintained by South Arkansas Community College for these purposes. The College is not obligated to provide housing for any employee. Employment appointments do not include any right to College owned housing. Children are not allowed to reside in dwelling units. Smoking and pets are prohibited in the dwelling units or on the College premises.

Where a dwelling unit is assigned to a College employee, the tenancy is for a month-to-month period only. All agreements for such housing shall provide that the College has a right to terminate the agreement and to retake possession of the facility upon giving advance notice of thirty (30) days. The maximum time allowed for occupancy of faculty and staff housing is two years from the move-in date unless approval has been granted resulting from the following.

    1. The employee is required by the President or his/her designee to reside on campus and provides certain benefits to the College while on campus.

    2. The employee may submit an appeal to the Executive Cabinet justifying his/her need to reside on campus more than two years and explain how the College will benefit.

Requests for such dwellings shall be made in writing to the Vice President of Fiscal Affairs who will maintain a list of requests and assign housing as it becomes available. Dwelling unit rental agreements shall be executed prior to taking possession of the facility. All notices of termination of housing assignments shall be initiated by the President or his/her designee.

The President or appointed designee will determine whether a request shall be granted or denied. Dwelling rental agreements shall be executed prior to taking possession of the facility. All notices of termination of housing assignments shall be initiated by the President or his/her designee.

Faculty and non-classified professional staff are required to pay rent for College-owned housing through payroll deduction. The employee is responsible for utilities.