V: Assignment of Spaces

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A. Rooms shall be granted to members and applicants, in the order listed below. Priority shall be determined on the basis of seniority first, and application number second. The priority categories only give priority in initial placement into the BSC; for purposes of transferring between units the below categories are not used. Members in each unit shall have priority for that unit as long as all application deadlines are met.

1. Old members returning who have points who wish to either transfer or remain in the same unit.
2. Members who have resided in the BSC for more than the last four weeks of the previous contract period.
3. Students participating in a University (or other academic institution) authorized program to aid underrepresented or economically disadvantaged students (including but not limited to Undocumented Students Program, transfer students, and E.O.P.) or students with disabilities.
4. Members who have boarded in the BSC for at least 70 days continuously.
5. International students in the University of California's Education Abroad Programs
6. Current or prior members in good standing of student cooperatives which either a) are affiliated with the BSC or NASCO, or b) offer (or are considering offering) reciprocal priority for current or prior members in good standing of the BSC.
7. Other new applicants.

B. When all available spaces have been accepted, the Housing Department shall establish the remaining applications as a Waiting List.

C. BSC room and board contracts shall be non-transferable. Violation of this covenant shall result in immediate forfeiture of the entire deposit, the contract shall be terminated, and the member shall be liable for room and board charges until replaced.

D. Apartment sublets shall not be allowed. Violation of this covenant shall result in immediate forfeiture of the entire deposit, the lease shall be terminated, and the member shall be liable for rent charges until an eligible replacement assumes his/her contract.

E. A person in a room and board house may exchange contracts with another person in a room and board house at any time during the term provided the following conditions are met:

1. The workshift managers of both houses are informed.
2. Both members notify the BSC Housing Department prior to the move.
3. They will not have their points activated until four weeks after checking into the new house.
4. A transfer fee of $25 is paid
5. All transfers shall be done according to current policies.
6. Gender parity in units must be maintained.
7. Members who transfer between houses must keep their traded contracts for at least 30 days; otherwise the trade will be rescinded.

F. Studio / one-bedroom apartments at apartment complexes may not be exchanged.

G. No room and board member can get a room-only contract during the academic year

H. Preferred Theme House Placement for Wilde House:

a. Current BSC members will have the ability to retain their space for the following contract period.
b. Current BSC members who intend to transfer should be familiar with the Wilde House theme and thus, may choose to self-select into Wilde.
c. Applicants, New members, current members wishing to transfer into Wilde outside of the normal contract renewal process, and non-current/returning BSC members who rank Wilde House first on their housing application preferences will be given first priority after remains and transfers.

I. Preferred Theme House Placement for African-American Theme House:

a. Current BSC members will have the ability to retain their space for the following contract period.
b. Current BSC members who intend to transfer should be familiar with the African-American Theme House and thus, may choose to self-select into African-American Theme House.
c. New members, current members wishing to transfer into the African-American Theme House outside of the normal contract renewal process, and non-current/returning BSC members who rank African-American Theme House first on their housing application preferences and declare themselves as African-American Studies or Ethnic Studies (Chicano/Latin Studies, Asian American Studies or Native American Studies) declared/intended Majors or Minors; or declare themselves affiliated with a social organization that is allied with African-American Theme House will be given first priority after remains and transfers.
d. New members, current members wishing to transfer into African-American Theme House outside of the normal contract renewal process, and non-current/returning BSC members who rank African-American Theme House first on their housing application preferences list and do not declare themselves as any of the aforementioned categories will be given priority over applicants who do not rank African-American Theme House first on their housing application preferences.

J. Preferred Theme House Placement for Cloyne Court Academic Theme and Substance Free House:

a. Current BSC members will have the ability to retain their space for the following contract period.
b. Current BSC members who intend to transfer should be familiar with the Cloyne Court Academic Theme and Substance Free requirements and thus, may choose to self-select into Cloyne Court.
c. New members, current members wishing to transfer into the Cloyne Court Academic Theme and Substance Free House outside of the normal contract renewal process and non-current/returning BSC members who rank Cloyne Court first or second on their housing application preferences will be given priority after remains and transfers.
d. Applicants must also meet all eligibility requirements of Cloyne Court, including registration as a full-time student at UC Berkeley, signing and complying with the Academic Theme and Substance Free Agreement, for contract periods 2017 and before, and not having lived or boarded at Cloyne for any time between Fall 2011-Spring 2014.

K. Preferred Theme House Placement for Person Of Color Theme House:

a. Current BSC members will have the ability to retain their space for the following contract period.
b. After remains, up to half of the remaining available spaces each contract period may be made available to current BSC members interested in transferring into the Person of Color Theme House for the following contract period. (The only instance in which there would not be half available would be if there was not enough demand from current members).
c. Current BSC members who intend to transfer should be familiar with the Person of Color theme and thus, may choose to self-select into the Person of Color Theme House.
d. After current members select through the normal renewal process (ie, remains and transfers), the remaining available spaces will be assigned to new BSC members.
e. New members who rank the Person of Color Theme House first on their housing application preferences will be given priority.
f. Current members wishing to transfer into the Person of Color Theme House outside of the normal contract renewal process, and non-current/returning BSC members who rank the Person of Color Theme House first on their housing application preferences will be given priority.