Policies

Young Writers Institute

A violation of the following will get you sent home at your parents/guardians’ expense:

  • Smoking or other use of tobacco
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Drug use
  • Cohabiting in unassigned rooms
  • Damaging of library materials
  • Damaging College property
  • Threatening others verbally or physically
  • Violating dorm curfew
  • Leaving campus without staff permission
  • Using a cell phone during lectures, writing or reading time

Life In The Dorm

  • Be respectful to other men and women. We assume that most people are attending GAC-YWI to improve as a reader and writer. If this is not true for you, DO NOT make it difficult for others to sleep or work. If you are a problem, consequences will result.
  • You should be on your dorm floor at 9:30 pm and in your rooms and have lights out at 10:00 pm, unless noted on the schedule. It is imperative that you get adequate sleep. Failure to arrive on time each morning will not be tolerated.
  • Please respect dorm property, hallways and lounges. Should you make a mess, clean it up immediately. I know the head custodian very well, and trust me; you DO NOT want to upset her!
  • You may be on the dorm floor of the opposite sex from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
  • Should you lose your dorm key(s), you will be responsible for paying to replace the key(s) at $100 per key!

Classroom Buildings

  • Please be respectful of non-Institute persons who may be working in offices, labs, and/or classrooms.
  • Rooms must be reasonably clean at all times. We do not want to create an impression of being messy.
  • No liquid is allowed in cans—only in bottles with screw tops. Should you spill something, clean it up immediately.
  • Buildings will be locked at 11:00 pm.

GAC-YWI staff will strictly enforce the above policies. Failure to comply with GAC-YWI policies will result in a friendly reminder and even a not so friendly second reminder. Failure to correct a behavior will result in being sent home at your parents/guardians’ expense. A serious initial infraction could result in immediate removal.