About IGC Housing

Housing Violations and Sanctions

A notice will be given to the student, student’s resident advisor, and appropriate university official. The notification of the violation will be delivered to the student’s university e-mail address or housing application email. Students have the right to receive immediate notification of the housing violation.

The notification of violation should include information about meeting with a University and/or IGC Housing official to discuss the violation in person and possible sanctions. The meeting should be scheduled within 14 calendar days of the housing violation notice. Failure to respond to the violation will result in admitting guilt and acceptance of the sanction.

Notification of the sanction will be given after meeting with university and/or IGC Housing official or failure to respond to the violation within 14 days. Sanctions are determined by the University after consultation with the IGC Housing Office and can include one or more of the following:
  • Apology Letter
  • Community Service with IGC Housing Office
  • Financial restitution (In case of Housing Property Damage)
  • Semester eviction
  • University Hold on your account
During the time period of the housing violation, students are allowed to stay in the Housing unless their presence constitutes an immediate threat to themselves or others.

Criminal Behaviors

• Assaults (including sexual assault), burglary, gambling, possession/ distribution or use of illegal/illicit drugs

• Outrageous, disturbing or violent behavior

• Smoking (including electronic pipe) in the building

• Intentionally providing false information (ex. apply/live in dorm with other’s name, duplicating and/or transferring ID card, altering or fabricating application Information, etc.)

Serious Housing Violations

Housing violations that are criminal behaviors (according to Korean law) or extreme cases may result in more severe sanctions that can include, but not limited to, a multiple semester ban from IGC Housing or University sanctions. IGC and the university reserves the right to make it a permanent ban depending on the severity of the violation.

The sanction for allowing or entering the other gender’s room or floor will be a one (1) semester eviction from living on IGC housing while they are a student at IGC.

Repeated Housing Violations

Students will be subjected to a “3 strikes” policy. For each housing violation, students will receive one strike. After three (3) strikes, students will be prevented from living on IGC housing for a period of one semester while they are a student at IGC.

Appeals Process

Students are entitled to due process and are given the right to appeal a sanction. Notification of appeal to IGC and the University must be given within 5 days.

All appeals will be handled individually by the university. If the university has their own way to handle student behavior misconduct, their process will be recognized instead of following the procedures stated below.

For schools that do not have a student behavior misconduct process. An appeals committee will be gathered that is comprised of at least one member from each of the following groups: University, IGC, and student representative. The appeals committee will be chaired by an official from the University or IGC. Students have a right to have support people present during the hearing, but the student is the only person allowed to speak. All decisions by the appeals committee will be considered final.