You are on the job 24 hours a day; you work from 5 pm on Sunday until 4 pm on Friday each week. You get every weekend off. You must attend all activities, and you’ll tutor in 2 elective classes. You will get 1-2 mornings off a week.
You will be in charge of enforcing program rules. You will see some examples of these on the following page. You will get extensive training on our program rules and behavioral expectations of our students. During our staff training week (May 29- June 1) you will be prepared for every aspect of this job. You will be told about all the legal requirements of this job; you will be given a brief course on counseling/mentoring students and when to pass something up the chain of command, and you will be certified in CPR & First Aid. Any questions you might have about our rules or program operation will be answered then. You will get extensive training before you supervise students.
This section is a summary of the majority of rules that residence hall staff must enforce all summer long. If you are hired these will be explained in more detail, but these are provided to you now so you will be able to answer specific questions in your interview about rules and student behavior. *NOTE* - despite the fact that there are a number of rules listed here most (75% or more) of our students do not get into any trouble during the summer. Rules are there to keep students safe and preserve order!
ISSUES RELATED TO SIGN IN or SIGN OUT (SISO)
Upward Bound uses as SISO system to keep track of students. Students should be able to be located in less than 5 minutes anytime they have free time (unscheduled time throughout the day – SAs monitor this and ensure that students are following the rules).
LATE FOR CURFEW AND BED CHECK
Students must be in their residence hall every evening by 10 pm, on their floor by 10:30 pm and in their room with their lights off by 11 pm every day. SAs supervise students to ensure that this happens.
FAILURE OF ROOM INSPECTION
SKIPPING or TARDY TO CLASS/ACTIVITES
FAILURE TO COMPLETE HOMEWORK
SLEEPING IN CLASS
FAILURE TO ATTEND EVENING/WEEKEND FUNCTIONS/MEALS
DISRUPTIVE OR RUDE BEHAVIOR INVOLVING UPWARD BOUND STUDENTS, STAFF OR UNIVERSITY PERSONNEL (This includes but is not limited to profanity.)
VIOLATION OF BOUNDARY LINES
Students have boundaries that they must stay within at all times. These boundaries change throughout the day (depending on time), and students must be in bounds at all time.
RIDING IN A VEHICLE WITHOUT PERMISSION
RUDE OR DISRUPTIVE USE OF PHONES or USE OF or VISIBLE CELL PHONE DURING CLASS (This includes “texting”)
PUBLIC DISPLAYS OF AFFECTION (The ONLY allowed behavior: holding hands, arm around shoulder or waist, hugs)
USING/TAKING SOMEONE ELSE’S BELONGINGS WITHOUT PERMISSION (food, CDs, clothing, etc.)
USE OR POSSESSION OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS OR SMOKING
LITTERING - (Including on campus, in the residence hall, on the bus, while on trips or any time you are representing the UB program)
USE OF PROFANITY
ACCESSING INAPPROPRAITE MATERIAL (This includes pornography or other inappropriate materials in the residence halls, classrooms, computer labs, off-campus or anywhere you are representing the UB program. This also includes inappropriate magazines or videos.)
EVADING STAFF MEMBERS (This means if a staff member tells you to come to them, whether you are breaking a rule or not, you are to report to them immediately. Running from staff members endangers you and staff.)
INAPPROPRIATE USE OF COMPUTERS IN CLASS (This includes not staying on task when your class is using a computer lab or computer classroom. Examples include being on MySpace, Facebook, email, IMing, playing games or otherwise being off task to be determined by SA or instructor.)
BEING ALONE OUTSIDE AFTER 8 PM (Students MUST be walking with at least one other person after 8 pm.)
In addition to the above rules we have six "big" rules. Any student found to be violating any of these rules will be immediately dismissed from Upward Bound.
These rules are:
1. Possession and/or use of alcohol or illegal drugs
2. Sexual misconduct
3. Physical or verbal abuse of staff or another student
4. Possession and/or use of weapons or fireworks
5. Stealing or shoplifting
6. Intentional damage of property: public, personal or private