See also the Student Handbook for additional details regarding student conduct on and off campus.
- La Mirada city ordinance requires quiet from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will issue citations on campus to offenders of this ordinance.
- After 10 p.m., the right to quiet supersedes anyone's right to make noise.
- Drums and other loud instruments are permitted for a maximum of two hours per week, but only as approved on a case-by-case basis by Housing and Residence Life staff.
- During evenings residence halls and apartments should be quiet enough that study and sleeping conditions are not disturbed. If any noise can be heard outside of a student’s room or apartment, it is too loud.
- Loud conversation in the hallways, on decks or in courtyards may be disturbing to others and should be avoided.
- Students who are disturbed by noise have the responsibility to confront the offenders. Should the offense continue or be repeated, the student should speak with Housing and Residence Life staff.
- Housing and Residence Life staff has the authority at all times to take steps they deem necessary to maintain a quiet atmosphere in the residence halls and apartments.
- Residents responsible for excessive noise and/or disruptive behavior may be subject to disciplinary action, including at least a $25 fine, and they may be asked to remove sound systems or musical instruments from their rooms or apartments. Residents who continually disrupt their neighbors may be subject to dismissal from housing, as well as further disciplinary action.
- Because of the great potential for injury, damage and disturbance, the playing of any and all sports in the residence halls and in or around the apartment buildings is prohibited.
- Violators will be fined at least $25 and will be financially responsible for any damage resulting from their activities. Damage unreported by those responsible will be automatically charged to the occupants of the room, apartment, suite or floor involved.
Hazing & Raids
- Biola supports and enforces federal and California state law which prohibits hazing. See the Biola University Student Handbook's section on Hazing.
- Raids of any kind are prohibited because of the potential for injury, damage and/or disturbance.
Dissent & Disruption
- In certain circumstances, when a student’s presence or conduct on campus may cause a disruption of the educational process or be considered a threat to individuals, to the community or to university property, the university reserves the right to remove a student from university housing temporarily or permanently, and to restrict a student’s access to campus.
- Students have a right to ask questions, seek information and assistance, or to express dissent, but this right must be exercised in a manner consistent with the Standards of Conduct. It must not be practiced in a way that violates the rights of others and the educational mission of the university.
No solicitation of any kind is allowed in residence halls or apartments. Solicitors or anyone of a suspicious nature should be reported immediately to Campus Safety at (562) 903-6000. See the Student Handbook's policy details.