Housekeeping Inspection Policy

Effective Date

Monday, October 19, 2015

Office of Primary Responsibility

Office of Greek Life

Office(s) of Secondary Responsibility

Office of Student Life

Affected Parties

Undergrads in Residence

Policy Statement

  • All exits and walkways must be free of snow and ice
  • The exterior and all grounds must be free of litter by 8 a.m. every day 
  • All exits, fire escapes & hallways must always have clear egress 24/7
  • Common areas and bathrooms must be clean
  • Basement must be clear of trash, cleaned and mopped
  • Basement cleaning: walls and ceilings have to be cleaned


If the Housekeeping Inspection Policy is violated, the following sanctions will occur on a termly basis:

  • First offense: If an organization fails a Housekeeping Inspection, the organization will be notified by the Assistant Director of Residential Operations and receive a warning. A re-inspection will occur within a 72-hour period. It is an expectation that an organization pass the re-inspection. If the organization fails the re-inspection, a plan of action for keeping the house clean must be submitted to the Assistant Director of Residential Operations
  • Second offense: The organization will be assessed a $200.00 fine
  • Third and subsequent offenses: If the organization fails another Housekeeping Inspection during the term, the organization will automatically receive two weeks of social probation including no alcohol in the common areas


GLOS Housekeeping Inspections Process

  • Housekeeping inspections will occur from 1:30 to 3:30 on Monday and Friday afternoons
  • The House Manager or a designated officer for the organization listed after each date should accompany the Assistant Director of Residential Operations on the inspections
  • Meet in the basement of North Mass at 1:30 p.m.
  • Each house manager will go out on two inspections per term
  • Each house will be inspected two or three times per term
  • It is mandatory that you attend inspections
  • It is your responsibility to find a substitute, or switch to another date if you have a conflict on the date you have been assigned
  • There is a $25 fine if you miss an inspection