Collegiate Housing's Bad Practices
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, INDIANA -- My son is a student at Lincoln College of Technology where he lives in Collegiate Housing. After my sister, who co-signed for his housing received a letter stating he had a warning for loud music, I called Collegiate. Upon talking to one of the employees, I was given several different stories about how my son and his roommates were having parties and making loud noises on a regular basis in which the police were called seven times. My son and his roommates said the cops came three times, the first time was warranted, but even the cops didn't know what to make of the fact that my son and one other roommates were just playing the video game.
Needless to say, she began to tell me that my son and his roommates had to move out of the apartment by the weekend..it was Wednesday. My son had no clue he was to be moving. I had no notice and neither did he. They were going to move all four of the boys into a much smaller, dirtier, and dangerous apartment which had no smoke detectors and an uncovered electrical outlet, among other things.
I told her in no uncertain terms that these boys were not moving into this apartment in three days..not in this condition. Her story about the music, the amount of times the police were out..everything she said, she contradicted herself. She was clearly lying, which lead me to believe these boys were being railroaded. I immediately left for Indianapolis, where I had a long conversation with Collegiate Housing. She and her co-worker finally admitted that they rented the apartment to other students while my son and his roommates still occupied the apartment and without their knowledge. I'm not entirely satisfied with the end result. I know there's something that can be done, though. The Attorney General, Governor, Mayor..they have to know of these practices. The one thing they said to me that keeps ringing in my head is, "it's legal"! If that's true, then it's sad, and I've got a lot of work to do. I'm not going to take this lying down. They're smart..but not that smart!