To receive housing at Seton Hall University, returning students
participate in the open room selection process… A student’s outcome in
this process is largely based upon the number of Priority Points they
earn. Read on to find out how your involvement in the University
can earn you Priority Points.
The Department of Housing & Residence Life will simply take each
student’s cumulative grade point average as of the time of point
calculation, usually on or about March 1st annually. Students
attempting to have grades changed need to know that we cannot consider
grade changes unless they are completed by the calculation date.
The higher the student’s cumulative grade point average the more
Priority Points they earn.
|Less than 1.80
Freshmen who have a 1.99 or lower will have the opportunity to
submit a mid-semester progress report from Freshmen Students to earn an
extra point in this category. These requests will be considered only
after consultation with the Freshmen Studies department.
Spring Term Transfer students may submit a transcript from their prior
Judicial status is based on the student’s current disciplinary record
as of the time Points are being calculated. It is the student’s
responsibility to know and understand the policies and procedures of
the Department of Housing & Residence Life, and of the
University. Behavior consistent with those of policies and
procedures will result in good judicial standing, and in turn the
ability to earn credit toward more Priority Points.
|Current Sanction Level
|No Disciplinary Record
|More than 1 Disciplinary Reprimand
|Probation I for 1 semester
|Probation I for 1 academic year
|Probation II ||1|
|University or Res. Life Suspension||0|
|University or Res. Life Expulsion
Students who have any questions about their disciplinary status are
encouraged to meet with their Residence Hall Director (RHD) and/or
Community Development prior to submitting their housing application for
Room Selection. Current disciplinary sanction that is final by
the date the housing room selection process begins will affect the
Priority Point totals in this category.
RESIDENCE HALL CITIZENSHIP
Residence Hall Citizenship is taking a role on the floor and building
in which you live. Every resident has a responsibility to the
residence hall community, and those who are most involved in fulfilling
that responsibility will benefit the most. Not only will those
students enjoy the residence halls more, they will be rewarded with
more Priority Points in the category.
Residence Hall Citizenship Points reflect attendance at residence hall
programs and activities ( in their entirety), including non-mandatory
floor meetings, participation in Hall Council, assisting with planning
and coordination of floor or hall activities, as well as any other
sustained participation in the residence hall community. Based on your
level of citizenship throughout the academic year students can be
awarded up to 10 Priority Points in this category.
Students who demonstrate model citizenship by showing care for their
community and responsibility for obligations will be eligible for
Points under the Hall Council & Citizenship part of this category.
These points will be awarded at the discretion of HRL staff.
(based on number of HRL programs attended)
|Hall Council & Citizenship
(based on participation in Hall Council and demonstrating model
WHAT IS ACTIVE AND REGULAR INVOLVEMENT?
We define that as participation on a weekly basis. That
participation may be attending a hall council meeting, going to a
program, helping a resident assistant with a bulletin board, organizing
your fellow residents to go to a movie, volunteering for a service
project or more.
HOW WILL THIS BE MEASURED?
Attendance will be recorded during residence hall programs and
activities, including but not limited to hall council, hall socials,
hall service projects, floor meeting, etc. Points will be awarded
based on the average number of programs attended by residents of each
hall. In other words, the more programs you attend, the more
credit you’ll earn towards Priority Points.
WHAT IF A STUDENT ISN’T ABLE TO ATTEND MANY PROGRAMS?
Students can be involved in various ways outside of program
attendance. Those students who help their RA in creating and
preparing for programs, or who are actively involved in Hall Council
and students who take part in their community building process can also
earn credit towards priority points in this category.
Active participation in a university club, Greek letter organization,
honor society, varsity or intramural team, campus volunteer experience,
and a campus job as well as regular attendance at Pirates’ on-campus
athletic events will enable students to earn Priority Points in this
category. The maximum number of points awarded in this category
is 10 and participation in the activities must be continuous throughout
the academic year.
Clubs/ Organizations: These activities are highly regarded based on our
acknowledgment of the direct impact clubs and organizations have on the
student development closely related to the mission of the University of
Servant Leadership and volunteerism.
|Executive Board Position
||up to 5 points
| High Involvement
||up to 4 points
| Average Involvement
||up to 3 points
| Low Involvement
||up to 2 points
All students are highly encouraged to be certain that Executive
Board members comply with the submission deadline for Campus
Involvement rosters set by Housing & deadline for Campus
Involvement rosters set by Housing & Residence Life. Any club
or organization which fails to submit correct documentation on time
will not have its membership counted towards priority points. No
exceptions will be made.
Intramurals* These points are awarded to students who participate in
sports activities as recognition of their involvement in University
sponsored activities, and their contribution to building a strong
|Team Captain or participation in at least 80% of scheduled
| Participation in less than 80% of scheduled
*Applies only to teams actively participating as of March 1st of
each academic year.
Athletic event Attendance * Showing support to our varsity Pirates and
attending athletic events held on-campus can earn up to 2 Priority
*Does not include games played off-campus, at The Prudential Center, or
Student Employment* : These Points are awarded as a recognition of the
student’s commitment to the campus community by working on campus
rather than an off campus site; while considering their time commitment
is compensated monetarily.
|Employment Fall & Spring Semesters
|One Semester Only
*Employment must be before March 1st.
November 6, 2008