Goals and Principles
It is the policy of the New York University School of Law to allocate housing in its residence halls under policies that do not discriminate on the basis of the race, religious creed, color, national origin, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, handicap, or marital or parental status of any housing applicant.
All Family Housing applicants taking part in the Housing Lottery and Room Draw must submit a notarized Affidavit for Family Housing.
Obligation to Pay Rent
The obligation to pay rent for families residing in Law School residence halls will be the sole responsibility of the licensee of the family, and the School of Law will look solely to the licensee of the family to fulfill that obligation. No relief from the obligation will be available for the licensee if his or her status in the family changes during the license period.
To be eligible for family housing at the Law School, the applicant for such status must demonstrate that the individual(s) with whom the applicant/licensee is applying share a qualifying family relationship. Qualifying family relationships under this policy are thos relationships that evidence a significant emotional commitment on the part of the members of the relationship. Qualifying relationships do not include, however, a relationship with a lineal ancenstor or sibling, other than a minor sibling for whom an adult member of the family is the legal guardian.
Evidence of Family Status
In determining whether the applicants constitute a qualifying family relationship, the following shall be acceptable evidence of such a relationship:
- In the case of any family, an affidavit from both adult members of the family, declaring that the applicants share a qualifying family relationship, evidenced by a significant emotional commitment on the part of the adult members of the family; and
- In the case of a minor child, a birth certificate, adoption papers, or evidence that an adult member of the family is the minor child's guardian. Each applicant for family housing is obligated to inform the Office of Residential Life of any change in the applicants status that occurs after application is made and before the completion of the license period.
Review of Eligibility
All applications for family housing will be reviewed by the Associate Director of Residence Life before being approved.
The student member/licensee of the family is solely responsible for the behavior of the family members, and the family members' guests, while residing in NYU School of Law housing. All family housing residents (those not the licensee) must obtain an NYU ID card and are not provided with ResNet or Coles/Palladium access. All new students who will be attending the Law School should also refer to the information available on the Affidavit for Family Housing.