University Apartments is a new residential facility constructed for the exclusive use of Delta State faculty and staff. The facility consists of two separate units, each containing sixteen apartments. The units are separated by a landscaped courtyard. The primary entrance to the apartments is directly off Canal Avenue across from the new campus fitness trail. Parking is provided. Each unit is fully equipped with contemporary, energy-efficient appliances. The apartments are conveniently located near dining and recreational facilities.
Delta State University Apartment and Residence Policy
The University’s primary purpose in owning rental property shall be to provide transitional housing to faculty and staff unable to obtain affordable housing in the Cleveland community. The secondary purpose of owning rental property shall be to improve the attractiveness of the property on or near the campus.
First priority for open residences and apartments shall be given to new faculty. Residence and apartment assignments shall be for a two year rental period. After the five year period expires, renters will be expected to move into housing in the community. Residence and apartment rental periods will be initially staggered so that approximately one-half of the units will be available each fall for new faculty.
Residence and apartment assignments may also be made to faculty and staff unable to find housing due to a late appointment or other extraordinary circumstances. In general, these assignments will be limited to one year.
Rental rates for university housing will be adjusted annually for inflation or other market factors. All rental income will be reinvested in order to maintain and improve the structures. Delta State will sell or raze unattractive residences which cannot be maintained in good condition without considerable investment.
Faculty and staff renting residences or apartments will be required to sign rental agreements. A refundable deposit will be required. Failure to pay rent or comply with other terms of the rental agreement may lead to eviction.
Application for University Housing