Statement of Purpose
The IEP House and the TI House are the administrative and residential center founded to support the goals and activities of the International Engineering Program. Together they are known as the Heidi Kirk Duffy Center for International Engineering Education and are a home for students, from the U. S. and abroad, seeking to prepare themselves for leadership careers in the contemporary global workplace. They represent a partnership among faculty, students, and all persons in the public and
private sectors who are committed to the goals of a global technical education.
The IEP House and the TI House are models for responsible residential living, based on the philosophy that students with similar academic and career goals, regardless of their national background, race, or creed, will be supportive of one another and benefit mutually in a common living environment.
House Care & Maintenance
All students are responsible for the care of their rooms and the general upkeep of the house. Residents agree to maintain the building in good condition and to take on a “chore” amounting to 1-2 hours per week. If a resident(s) or their guest(s) causes damage, the resident(s) will be billed for repairs. Damages include, but are not
limited to: holes in the walls, burns, scratches, stains, broken furniture, etc.
The IEP and TI Houses are part of an administrative center for the International Engineering Program as well as a place of residence. Be respectful of others’ needs by keeping noise at reasonable levels. Do not loiter in the hallways.
Day guests are allowed as long as they do not infringe upon the rights of residents. Residents are responsible for their guests and any action or disturbance caused by a guest will be considered an action or disturbance caused by the resident. The International Engineering Program/Texas Instruments Houses hold the right to ask any guest to leave and/or not return.
Overnight guests are permitted, with your roommate’s permission, for a maximum of three consecutive nights, not to exceed 8 nights total per month. You must register your guest with the IEP Office if they are staying longer than one night. Guests must pay for any food consumed in the dining room at posted rates.
Rhode Island law prohibits the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages by persons under the age of 21. Students of legal age may have alcoholic beverages in their rooms. In all cases, the consumption of alcohol or possession of an open container of alcohol is prohibited in any area outside of a student’s room. In accordance
with Rhode Island law, purchasing alcohol for anyone under 21 is illegal. Any infractions with regards to alcohol will be handled through the University’s disciplinary procedures.
The use of any illegal drug in the house is forbidden. If a resident or his/her guest uses or possesses any illegal drug or drug paraphernalia (as defined by the URI Student Handbook), in the house or on property, the IEP reserves the right to evict that resident. With eviction, the student rent is forfeited.
Meals are provided by the IEP chef and hot meals are served during the week. The kitchen is closed on the weekends but left-overs and food staples are provided. Please note, there may be times when the IEP is unable to provide food (i.e. power outages due to inclement weather or acts of God). On these rare occasions it will be up to
the individual student to seek out and obtain their own food. The IEP is not responsible for providing food when its facilities are inoperable.
No animals or pets, with the exception of fish in properly maintained aquariums of 20 gallons or less, are permitted in the house.
Smoking is prohibited from all areas inside the houses. As per Rhode Island law, persons are prohibited from smoking within 50 feet of the buildings.
Safety & Security
All residents are responsible for reading and observing all University fire safety guidelines. Residents are expected to take reasonable measures to protect their own property by locking their room door and exclusively retaining their assigned keys. Outside doors must remain securely closed at all times. The University and the
International Engineering Program do not take any responsibility for personal items.
Violations of any house rules are subject to university disciplinary procedures.
All IEP House residents must agreee to the following:
- I have read and concur with the IEP House Statement of Purpose. I understand that the IEP House is a residence facility with high standards of behavior and academic expectations. As a resident in the IEP House, I pledge to maintain these goals and standards.
- I have read the rules and regulations for the IEP House and will abide by them and encourage fellow residents to do the same.
- I understand that the IEP House is self-sustaining. I will actively support the programs of the house and will share actively in keeping the house clean and in good order.
- I accept responsibility for any damages to the IEP House caused by myself or my guests, and will pay any costs associated with the repair of such.
- Upon acceptance, I will submit a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of $250 for the 2014-2015 academic year and agree to pay $5,680 (IEP & TI) for a single, or $5,330 (IEP & TI) for a double by September 2, 2014, covering the period of Sept 2, 2014 to December 31, 2014. Every payment other than the deposit ($250) will be charged to my e-campus bill.
- I agree to pay an additional $5,680 (IEP & TI) for a single, or $5,330 (IEP & TI) for a double, covering the period January 1 through May 12, 2015 by the first day of the spring semester, January 21, 2015.
- I understand that the meal plan and high speed internet/cable service are included in the fees above.
- I understand that I am legally committed to the payment amounts in items #6, and #7. In the event that I do break the contract, I understand that, if I remain enrolled at the university, the following sum will be still be due:
a. Prior to initial move-in: $250 non-refundable deposit
b. Within the first ten days of classes: 40% of room and board semester charges
c. Between eleven and twenty days of classes: 80% of room and board semester charges
d. After twenty days of classes: 100% of room and board semester charges
e. After 6 weeks of the first day of classes of fall semester: 75% of room and board
charges for spring semester.
f. Between semesters: 80% of room and board charges for the following spring semester.
9. If a student withdraws from the university during the academic year, except for the $250 nonrefundable deposit, refunds will be issued in accordance with University withdrawal refund policy.