2014 Honors Institute: Policies

Check-out Procedures
The Honors Institute officially ends on Friday night, June 20, following the final seminar meeting. All participants must vacate their dorm rooms by 11:00 am on Saturday, June 21. Participants will be charged $200 if the room is not vacated by 11:00 am. Since key cards do not need to be returned to the university, no formal check out is necessary.


The Honors Institute is open only to Phi Theta Kappa members, advisors and alumni. Family members or guest of participants cannot be accommodated in residence halls, at Institute meal functions, or at any Institute events.

Lost and Found
Lost and found items should be turned in at the Phi Theta Kappa office located in Ursa's Fireside.

Lost Keys
Each program participant will receive one building/suite/room key card at check-in.  The key card will serve as entrance into assigned buildings, sleeping room and as the participant's meal card. There is a $5.00 charge for lockouts or replacement key cards during office hours, 9:00 am – 12:00 am, Monday through Friday and 12:00 pm – 12:00 am, Saturday and Sunday. There is a $25.00 charge for lockouts or replacement key cards outside of office hours. During business hours please contact the Summer Housing Office in Umrath House, 6616 Shepley Drive, Suite 1950. After hours, contact campus police.

Non-Smoking Policy
Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside campus residential buildings.

Meal Card Value and Budgeting
Each Honors Institute participant will receive a pre-paid meal card for use in the food court in Dains Dining Hall, located in Danforth University Center. Cards will cover dinner on Monday night; breakfast, lunch and dinner on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and breakfast on Saturday.

Each card starts with a balance of $93.50 for meals, which may be used at the participant's discretion. However, once the money on the card has been exhausted, the participant will be responsible for paying for any remaining meals. To help participants manage the funds on the card, we recommend allotting the following amounts for each meal: breakfast: $7.50, lunch: $8.50 and dinner: $9.50.

Personal and Property Safety
Please note that neither Phi Theta Kappa nor Washington University can be responsible for the safety of any items left in the residence hall rooms or in any campus building. Neither Phi Theta Kappa nor Washington University can accept any responsibility for any mishap or incident occurring off-campus on R&R Day, or at any other time.

Recording Speaker Presentations
Recording general sessions or seminar meetings with guest speakers is prohibited. General Session speaker presentations will be available for viewing on ptk.org after the 2014 Honors Institute.

Speakers' Views
The views expressed by the Institute speakers do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society or Washington University.

Zero Tolerance Policy
The use of alcohol or illegal substances will not be tolerated during the Honors Institute on the campus of Washington University. Institute participants found using these substances will be required to leave the Honors Institute at their own expense and college officials may be notified of their expulsion.