1. In accepting a place at the Colegio Mayor Universitario San Agustín, the resident acquires the rights and obligations specified in these Internal Regulations and in the Financial Conditions established for each academic year (See Services and Financial Conditions).
2. Residents of this College are entitled to the following:
a) Board and lodgings in the College as specified in the services and financial conditions.
b) Appropriate use of the College facilities.
c) Membership of the College Chapter.
d) Participation, cooperation, attending and advancement of religious, scientific, academic, cultural, social and sporting activities run or sponsored by the College.
e) To present any written initiatives, suggestions, petitions or complaints that he sees fit, to the Management, either directly or through the Residents’ Council.
f) To be informed of any matters that have an effect on his stay at the residence.
3. The resident must behave with respect and consideration for the staff and other residents of the College.
4. “Initiation rituals”, understood to be coercive behaviour towards new residents, or a lack of respect for their personal dignity, are totally prohibited.
5. All residents will observe correct dress code, behaviour and personal hygiene in the communal areas of the College, especially in the dining hall and cafeteria. Swim or sports wear may only be used in the swimming pool and gardens.
6. Alcohol may not be consumed or possessed in any of the College premises except in the cafeteria with prior approval of the Management.
7. No visitors are allowed in the room wings without Management Permission, with the exception of the Residents’ direct family.
8. Male residents may not access the female room wing, nor may female residents enter the male wing, without specific permission from the Management.
9. Residents will allow access to their rooms when requested by the Management or staff of the College, for the purposes of discipline, cleaning or maintenance.
10. Any resident wishing to stay out for the night must complete the checking out and in form.
11. Any resident returning to the College after 01 o’clock in the morning, must complete the night entry form.
12. Non-residents may only access the foyer and cafeteria area. If they wish to make use of other facilities or remain in the College after 2300 hours they must request permission from the Management.
13. Residents must leave their room key at Reception when leaving the College.
14. Food trays or sandwiches will only be prepared for academic reasons or others authorised by the Management.
15. As university students, residents have a moral obligation to have a responsible attitude to their studies, and to attend classes in their Schools or Faculties regularly. This point is an important condition for being allowed to remain a resident in the College.
16. Group conversations, shouting, music or films with the volume on high or any other activity that interferes with other residents’ studies or sleep, in the room wings, are prohibited, especially between 2300 and 0800 hours.
17. Silence must be maintained in the library, study rooms and surrounding areas. No food or drink other than water may be taken into these areas.
18. It is not possible to reserve a place in the library or study rooms nor may personal belongings be left there at the end of the day.
19. Official Functions are official acts of the College and as such all residents are obliged to attend. Residents may only be absent with prior permission from the Management. The functions are: academic year opening and closing ceremonies, for which a formal suit must be worn because of their formal academic nature; College Chapter and other acts that may be designated as such when they are announced.
20. The Commissions coordinated by a resident proposed by its members and confirmed by the Management have the following functions:
a) Organising the appropriate activities.
b) Sourcing the means to achieve the objectives established, and managing the budget approved by the Management.
c) Encouraging maximum participation and competence of the residents in all programmed activities.
d) Taking care of the items that belong to the Commission.
e) Handing in a report on activities done, before the end of the academic year.
21) Each resident must participate in two Commissions. Participation will be taken into account when renewing the resident’s place.
22. The College provides Christian education with special reference to Augustinian spirituality, whilst respecting the individual resident’s freedom of religion.
23. The Eucharist is celebrated on Sundays and religious holidays in the College chapel, which is open to all residents. The College will cater to the religious requests of the residents and will offer appropriate pastoral care for each academic year.
24. Any use of the name, emblem or image of the College by the residents must be specifically approved by the Management.
25. Residents shall use all furniture, services and facilities in an appropriate manner and shall keep the facilities clean.
26. Smoking is not allowed in the College buildings, particularly not in the rooms.
27. Management permission is required to put anything on the College notice board.
28. Residents are responsible for the care, cleanliness and tidiness of their rooms and furniture. They are also liable for any punishable offence that takes place in their rooms.
29. Microwave ovens, barbecues or electric grills, sandwich makers, radiators or electric heaters or similar are not allowed in the rooms.
30. Animals are not allowed in the rooms.
31. Only drawing pins may be used to put posters on the walls inside the rooms. No other adhesive may be used.
32. Cleaning of the room is mandatory and the resident must vacate the room while it is being cleaned.
33. Residents must respect the regulations of the facilities, which have their own specific rules that are displayed on the premises.
34. Any act or behaviour that breaches these Regulations and which is not classified as an offence, shall be considered as a petty offence.
35. The following actions, as well as others that may be determined by the Management depending on the circumstances, shall be considered as offences:
a) Not respecting the Management, staff or other residents of the College.
b) Taking part directly or indirectly in initiation rituals, and in acts or demonstrations, whether inside or outside the College, that might affect its reputation or good name.
c) Not submitting, or forging any documents required by the Management: academic qualifications, night entry or exit and entry forms.
d) Not attending official functions.
e) Intentionally damaging College furniture or facilities.
f) Improper use or abuse of the electronic media, computers or telephones provided for residents’ use.
g) Not opening the door to the room when requested by College staff for the purposes of discipline, cleaning or maintenance of the facilities.
h) Being inebriated on the College premises, or possessing or consuming alcohol outside the cafeteria area.
i) Repeating petty offences within one academic year.
36. The following shall be considered as serious offences:
a) Acts that are classed as a crime or misdemeanour in the Criminal Code.
b) Any act that puts the personal safety of the people in the College in danger.
c) Possessing or consuming drugs in the College.
d) Stealing money or objects from residents or from the College.
e) Entering the wrong room wing without permission from the Management.
f) Repeating offences.
37. After hearing the statement of the resident in question, offences shall be punished as followed:
a) Petty offence: verbal or written warning.
b) Offence: written warning with copy to the resident’s parents, and possible academic sanction.
c) Serious offence: temporary or permanent expulsion. Once the resident is informed that he/she is expelled, he must leave the College within the time given.
38. The Management may inform the parent or guardian of the resident whenever it considers it to be appropriate.