Cultural Practices

Residence Life welcomes all belief system expressions and offers dedicated spaces for students utilizing candles, incense, or burnt offerings as an element of their worship. 

RESERVE A SPACE

Residents who would like to reserve the designated space in their hall or apartment area can download the corresponding form below and speak with their Hall Director or Complex Manager.

University Village, Niskanen Residence Hall, Niskanen Expansion Apartments

Bison Court Apartments & Residence Halls (with the exception of Niskanen Hall)

DESIGNATED SPACES
Residence Hall           Dedicated Space/Room
BurgumBasement kitchenette / Lounge
Churchill2nd floor huddle room
DinanLaundry room (behind dryer wall)
JohnsonBasement lounge
MLLC EastSmall classroom 126
MLLC WestSmall conference room 118
NiskanenNiskanen community center
PavekBasement conference room
ReedBasement kitchenette / Lounge
SeimBasement TV lounge
SevrinsonBasement kitchenette
Stockbridge1st floor kitchenette
ThompsonBasement kitchenette


Apartment


Dedicated Space / Room
Bison CourtEast Bison Court 1st floor conference room
Niskanen Expansion    Niskanen Community Center
University VillageNiskanen Community Center

 

WHO CAN USE A DESIGNATED PRAYER / CULTURAL SPACE? 

Residents of NDSU residence halls or apartments can utilize this policy. Requests are not approved/denied on the basis of religion, but requests may be denied based on space availability, improper prior use, staff availability, or substantial safety concerns. Students who do not live in a residence life facility may use the space if they are escorted as a guest of one of our residents. All space reservations requests must be submitted by a hall or apartment resident.

STORAGE OF CANDLES AND INCENSE

Since open heating elements such as candles and incense are not allowed in NDSU residence halls and apartments we have designated storage space in each residence hall, a space in Bison Court Apartments, and a shared space for the rest or our apartment areas. Speak with your Hall Director or Complex Manager for more information.

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

To help ensure the safety of all parties involved, each space has a fire extinguisher available for use. Additionally, each reservation is assigned a residence life staff member who will check the condition of the room before and after use.

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