SGA votes to end curfew

by Jake Hawkins
Managing Editor

Transylvania University’s Student Government Association unanimously approved a proposal last night that seeks to eliminate curfew for all campus residence halls, save for first-years who opt into a curfew policy.

The proposal, which will be sent to members of the administration, seeks to align Transy with other benchmark institutions by eliminating curfew while maintaining designated quiet hours and preventing cohabitation.

Cohabitation is defined by the proposal as a “student who is not assigned to a room (that) occupies the room for successive nights,” when a roommate or member of the residential community complains or whenever a visitor is storing property in a room.

The proposal also recommends quiet hours begin at midnight on weeknights and 2:00 a.m. on weekends, and it suggests similar measures to enforce quiet time that exist currently.

Senior Josh Edge, SGA president, expects the proposal to be approved by administration with no problems.

“All the major players support this, so it will happen,” Edge said during last night’s SGA meeting.

SGA acknowledged in the proposal that a curfew makes it easier to reduce noise and cohabitation, but it requested that the university address those issues “directly, rather than simply avoiding the issue with a curfew restriction.”

The proposal recommends that the policy change go into effect for the 2012-2013 school year.

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