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ERIC Number: ED207655
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
P.O.P./E.Y.E. (Point Ownership Program/Earn Your Environment: A Program for the Effective and Humanistic Management of Residence Facility Damage).
Krzyston, Gregory L.
Institutional responses to vandalism and anonymous damage seldom deal with the apparent lack of respect for people and property and the failure to accept responsibility for one's environment which are at the root of the problem. The Point Ownership Program/Earn Your Environment (POP/EYE) effort at the State University of New York at Delhi attempts to control vandalism and anonymous damage by requiring students to earn the privilege of living in residence facilities. POP/EYE uses a point system which gives high priority for a return to residence halls to students with low point totals. Each resident student begins with zero points. Points are assigned to student groups for anonymous damage done in their residence hall. Points are not assigned for assessable damage, which is billed to the individuals responsible. This method encourages students to accept responsibility for themselves and generates positive peer pressure to be a "good citizen of the community." The program also allows students to earn the right to live in the halls by receiving point credits for significant contributions to the quality of life on campus or in the residence hall. Such contributions include completion of a long-term project which improves residence hall appearance, participation in governance, or implementation of a nonalcoholic program. POP/EYE seems to be working, as Delhi has seen a decrease in facilities damage and in the workload of campus maintenance. (KL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Delhi. Agricultural and Technical Coll.