Policies and Procedures
The Student Center policies and procedures are designed to keep the Student Center operating smoothly. They are established to assist you in program planning. Click on the links on the navigation bar for specific information about the policies.
All emergencies must be reported to the Student Center Main Office. Please call the office at (973) 655-7548 during regular business hours and (973) 655-7546 in the evenings and on weekends. In regard to medical or related emergencies, call University Police at (973) 655-5222. Regardless of the area or severity, please contact the Student Center offices in all emergencies.
During a fire alarm or other emergency, please exit quickly and orderly through the nearest exit. All exits are clearly marked and emergency lighting is provided. Move away from the building and surrounding areas. Do not use elevators. Cooperate with University Police and Building Staff.
The Building Management staff does not become directly involved in any financial transactions or arrangements. Under no circumstances will staff members accept responsibility for money or deposits.
Organizations that are required to deposit their profits from a function must make prior arrangements with either the SGA, their department, or the Center for Student Involvement prior to the event.
In this state, the sale of alcoholic beverages is expressly prohibited unless under the authority of a license or permit. The use of alcoholic beverages on this campus will be limited to the Student Center and University premises eligible under the Alcoholic Beverage Commission Special Permits. All participants must be at least 21 years of age. Proof of age must be shown.
At those activities where a permit to serve alcohol has been granted, Dining Services is responsible for the above regulations. Alcohol is restricted to the licensed area only. In general however, the Program Coordinator is responsible for monitoring of this policy throughout the building and will work with the Dining Service Manager where appropriate.
On occasion, when someone brings liquor into an area where alcohol is not permitted, the Program Coordinator will inform the individual of the University's alcohol policy and present the alternatives. That person has the option of leaving the facility with the alcohol or surrendering it to a staff member for disposal. However, if the person appears incoherent or inebriated, assistance from University Police and/or supervisor, will be sought.
Montclair State University is a smoke-free campus. No smoking is permitted inside any building, including the Student Center and the Annex.
Any items that are lost or found in the Student Center are forwarded to the official University Lost and Found. The official Lost and Found is located in University Police Headquarters, (973) 655-5222. The Student Center does not accept responsibility for lost items. All lost and found items may be turned over to staff at the Information Desk. The staff at the Information Desk turns in all items to University Police on a regular basis.
Keys for Student Offices are distributed and managed by the SGA. Keys to administrative offices are distributed and managed by the Associate Dean for Student Life.
Key requests for student organization offices must be forwarded to the SGA Vice President. Key requests for administrative offices must be forwarded to the Associate Director for Student Life after appropriate approval of respective supervisor. All requests will be processed within 7 working days.
Regarding lockouts, all persons who need to have admittance to an area will have a key. Therefore, it is not Student Center policy to admit persons locked out of an office. Student groups must contact the Student Government Association; they have keys to all student organization offices.