This isn’t a kid who accidentally broke the rules and promised never to do it again. I’d say the school should ban him from student housing.
"Undeterred, the student is still actively campaigning for his right to post his room on Airbnb. His current Facebook profile picture shows him and two friends wearing T-shirts that read ‘Life. Liberty. Airbnb.’ and ‘We came. We saw. We stayed. (At Jack’s).’ "
I’m surprised no one is addressing the safety issues with allowing random strangers access to residence halls. His classmates won’t be quite so supportive when their property is damaged or stolen or someone gets assaulted.
Also, the petition is totally misleading – all student handbooks have boilerplate regarding “penalties up to and excluding expulsion” – the kid was fined $150. If he keeps letting strangers stay in his room, they’ll kick him out of housing. Expulsion is not on the table.
Got to admire the student’s entrepreneurial spirit, but I don’t think security on any campus would tolerate strangers in their dorms. Maybe the kid should get some wheels and do Uber gigs in his spare time. He could still be part of the sharing economy!
Quite funny but it most definitely cant be allowed since the legal liability of any untoward incident would only fall on the university’s shoulders not this misguided kid. Anyone who supports this kid should consider what you might say if your teenaged son were to rent out his room at the family home to some random dude while he goes to a college dorm.
Honestly, while he did neglect student policy when making his choices, and he still is, I do not believe he should be expelled from the university. Such measures should be reserved solely for large breaches in safety or large disruptions. I think that he should still be allowed to go the university; however, if he is still crusading against their policy and is not adhering to rooming rules, he should be removed from the housing unit (not for the entirety of his student career, but maybe for this school year or something).
@jackisawesome ahahaha! you are in that ad where the kid comes home during summer break and the parents are proudly showing off how they renovated the house and he realizes his old bedroom is now as small as a closet!