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Senior Sam Chaney raises concerns about  unregulated off-campus housing and dreadful living conditions. He believes that landlords need to be held accountable and provide better housing.

Commentary: Regulations must be placed on landlords

By Sam Chaney March 21, 2023
Landlords and property managers in the Ithaca area are not being held accountable by any governing body for the quality and safety of their properties
Ithaca College students have turned to Facebook to post and find listings for off-campus housing in Ithaca. Some Facebook groups look specifically for students looking to sublease.

Students find housing and communities on Facebook

By Hannah Fichter, Staff Writer January 31, 2023
In order to fill off-campus housing vacancies some students have taken to Facebook to post ads in specific groups run by sources outside of Ithaca College.
In an email to current juniors, Dean of Students Bonnie Prunty and Rosanna Ferro, vice president of the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life, announced the launch of the Senior and Graduate Housing Community, which will be located in Eastman Hall. Seniors and graduate students can live in the community for either one semester or both during the 2022–23 academic year.

New housing option available to seniors and graduate students

By Caitlin Holtzman, News Editor November 17, 2021
Ithaca College seniors and graduate students will have the opportunity to live on campus at a reduced-cost beginning in the 2022–23 academic year.
From left, sophomores Noel Foster and Andrew DeGeorge are currently roommates and had hoped to live in an on- or off-campus apartment for the 2021-22 academic year.

Rising juniors frustrated by housing process

By Arleigh Rodgers, Senior Writer April 29, 2021
Following Ithaca College’s decision to eliminate the 2021–22 off-campus housing approval process, many rising juniors are frustrated by the housing process.
The college’s residency policy states that off-campus availability can vary for juniors because over-occupied residence halls can negatively affect the community. Seniors will still be allowed to live off campus for the 2021–22 academic year. 

Students respond to housing changes for 2021–22

By Jay Bradley, Contributing Writer April 15, 2021
Lower enrollment projections at Ithaca College have resulted in the elimination of the off-campus application process for juniors for the 2021–22 academic year.
Steve Catlin, director of strategic partnerships at Rent College Pads, said Rent College Pads officially partnered with the college and created a website for students to use to find roommates, subleases and look at different housing options. 

SGC passes three bills and discusses off-campus housing

By Syd Pierre, Staff Writer February 9, 2021
The Ithaca College SGC passed three bills, provided updates on bills and confirmed one member to the Appropriations Committee at its Feb. 8 meeting. 
The Student Governance Council passed four bills at the first meeting of the Fall 2020 semester.

SGC passes four bills at first meeting of Fall 2020

By Syd Pierre, Contributing Writer September 15, 2020
SGC passed the Fall 2020 Tuition Transparency Request Bill, the 60 Calendar Day Title IX Recommendation Bill, the Rent College Pads Recommendation and the Constitutional Resignation Policy Amendment.
Fifty-one percent of rising juniors were accepted to live off campus for the 2020–21 academic year, as stated in an email from the Office of Residential Life sent to all applicants.

Sophomores raise concerns over off-campus housing

By Ryan Bieber, Staff Writer November 14, 2019
According to the Office of Residential Life and Judicial Affairs, approximately 238 juniors were accepted to live off campus, and 470 applied.
Editorial: Housing selection raises student concerns

Editorial: Housing selection raises student concerns

November 14, 2019
The college has a responsibility to make a stressful process like housing selection as effective and straightforward as possible.
The housing development is being developed by Modern Living Rentals and Visum Development Group, two Ithaca-based real estate companies. The building will be made up of 66 apartment units and 153 total beds.

New housing development aimed towards students to be built

By Alexis Manore, Assistant News Editor November 6, 2019
A housing development aimed at Ithaca College students to provide an alternative to on-campus apartments, is going to be built.
The City of Ithaca’s Common Council passed five resolutions to enact stricter guidelines on landlords in an attempt to improve housing conditions for off-campus college students.

City council passes stricter guidelines on housing rentals

By Matilde Bechet, Staff Writer April 24, 2019
Housing issues in the areas around Ithaca College and Cornell University pushed the City of Ithaca’s Common Council to pass legislation.
New York state officials agreed to the Ithaca Tenants Union (ITU) and the Tompkins County Workers’ Center (TCWC) request to halt evictions during the COVID-19 outbreak. The photo shows housing on South Hill.

Zoning laws prevent building of student housing on South Hill

By Laura O'Brien, Staff Writer December 6, 2017
The overlay zoning district prohibits properties in South Hill neighborhoods from constructing buildings that are usually rented out by students.
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