Housing

Prerequisites: Independent Living Skills

Individuals interested in attending EGTI are expected to be independent in many of the skills listed within the prerequisites document below. They should receive specific instruction and training on these skills before applying. Strategies and supports should be in place to address any of the skills that remain a challenge.

Room Types

Students can choose to have a single room or a double room with a roommate. A single room
may have a king bed or two queen beds depending on availability of hotel rooms, and a double
room will have two queen beds.

For those who require assistance for physical or medical reasons, a connected or adjacent
room will be reserved to provide space for support personnel (please see available support at the end of this section).

For more hotel images, please click here: Courtyard Muncie

All single rooms will have the following amenities:

  • One king bed
  • Side chair
  • Closet (minimal hangers provided)
  • Storage cabinets
  • Two bedside tables – with one small drawer eachking room
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Bed linens
  • Lamps
  • Alarm clock
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker, coffee, tea, sweetener and cream
  • Ironing board
  • Iron
  • Bathroom
  • Blow dryer
  • Towels, wash cloths, hand towels and bathroom mat
  • Basic shower toiletries (shampoo, conditioner and soap)
  • Housekeeping service

All double rooms will have the following amenities:

  • Two queen beds
  • Closet (minimal hangers provided)room interior
  • Storage cabinets
  • One bedside table – with one small drawer
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Bed linens
  • Lamps
  • Alarm clock
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker, coffee, tea, sweetener and cream
  • Ironing board
  • Iron
  • Bathroom
  • Blow dryer
  • Towels, wash cloths, hand towels and bathroom mat
  • Basic shower toiletries (shampoo, conditioner and soap)
  • Housekeeping service

Items not allowed: 

  • DVD player that connects to the TV
  • Candles, wax burners and plug-in scents
  • Decorative rugs
  • Items placed on walls or doors
  • Pets

Students are welcome to bring other items to personalize their space.

Policies

The following housing policies are put into place to promote safety and the overall well-being of
EGTI students and staff, hotel and restaurant staff, and guests of Courtyard Muncie. Should any of
these policies be violated, EGTI staff will follow the protocol listed in the behavior policies section
of the Student Handbook.

Two staff will be on duty during evenings and weekends and one overnight staff to support students.
These individuals will provide general support to all students, but they will not provide one on
one supervision as students will be unsupervised during periods of time. Should students need
additional support, please see available support at the end of this section.

  • Students must pass levels one and two on the Community Access Checklist
    to leave the hotel alone.
  • All students must check-out prior to leaving the hotel and must sign-in upon return.
  • Sunday – Thursday curfew is 10 p.m. and Friday – Saturday curfew is midnight.
    Exceptions may be made if special events are scheduled.
  • Rooms must be picked up (i.e., items off floor and bed) so hotel staff can clean.
  • Hotel room doors may not be propped open.
  • Music must be played at an appropriate level to respect guests in nearby rooms.
  • Room cards may not be loaned to anyone.
    • If students lose their room card, they are to contact EGTI staff immediately.
  • When someone knocks on a student’s room door, he/she should look through the peep
    hole before opening. If the student does not know the individual or does not see anyone,
    they are not to open the door. Call to notify the hotel’s front desk if knocking persists.
  • Cars are not allowed.
  • In case of severe weather conditions, students are required to follow all instructions
    given by EGTI staff or hotel management.

Alcohol

EGTI staff do not prohibit students from consuming alcohol if they are of age, behaving
appropriately, and not taking medications that could cause harm when combined with alcohol.
Although a student may be of age, alcohol is not permitted in student rooms. Depending on the
student’s status on the Community Access Checklist, EGTI staff may be required to attend the
event where alcohol is being consumed to ensure the student remains safe. In these
circumstances, EGTI staff are working and not consuming alcohol alongside the student.

Hotel Room Damage

Students may be responsible for costs associated to room damage unrelated to normal wear and tear.
Hotel management will make this determination based on hotel policies followed for all hotel guests.

Mailings

Students are able to receive mail throughout the course of their program. All mailings should follow the format below.

Erskine Green Training Institute
Attn: STUDENT’S NAME
601 S. High Street
Muncie, IN 47305

Security Box

Individual security boxes are not provided within the hotel rooms. A safety deposit box, permanently located behind the front desk, may be checked out and utilized at no cost.

Laundry

Washers and dryers are on the second floor of the hotel and are available to students and hotel guests. Quarters are required to access both. Laundry detergent is not provided by the hotel.

Housing Exemption Policy

Please see the Student Handbook for details.

Visitation Hours

An assigned roommate and immediate family members (guardians, siblings, grandparents, and
children) are the only individuals allowed in student rooms. Students may gather as a group for
activities in The Hangout within EGTI.

Visitation hours:
3:30-9 p.m. on Monday-Friday & 9:00 a.m.-9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

Guest Policies

Guests are permitted but may not stay overnight in a student’s room. Guests who choose to
stay overnight may purchase a room through the hotel. Should a student choose to stay in their
guest’s room, an Overnight Guest Request Form is required. All guests are the responsibility of
the student and are expected to adhere to EGTI policies.

Medications, Illnesses and Emergencies

Upon acceptance into EGTI, students or guardians are required to fill out an Insurance and Medical Information Form. This will provide EGTI staff with important information in the event of a medical emergency.

A health station within EGTI will be staffed with a part-time nurse Monday – Friday on an as
needed basis. The nurse will consult with EGTI staff on student ailments and provide guidance
on care needed.

Students are expected to independently manage medications; however, the nurse will work with
EGTI staff to complete weekly medication checks. If medications are not being taken or refills
are needed, the nurse or EGTI staff will communicate with the student or guardian to determine
a plan. If possible, we ask that students bring enough medication to last the entire training
session to avoid arranging refills. If this is not an option, please communicate when the
medication needs to be called in on the Insurance and Medical Information Form so staff can
assist in ensuring this is done.

Should a student contract an illness during his/her time at EGTI, the nurse will consult with EGTI
staff on recommendations for the student. Arrangements to make and attend a doctor’s
appointment will be the responsibility of the student or guardian. In the event of a medical
emergency, the student will be transported to the closest hospital or the hospital listed on the
Insurance and Medical Information Form.

Available Support

Two staff will be on duty during evenings and weekends and one overnight staff.
These individuals will be responsible for overseeing and supporting all students.
If more individualized support is needed, students should access resources through Medicaid
Insurance or their Medicaid Waiver (Indiana residents only): Family Supports Waiver,
Community Integration and Habilitation Waiver, Aged and Disabled Waiver, and TBI Waiver.
If the student receives services through Medicaid Insurance or a Medicaid Waiver – from a
service provider outside of Delaware County – please contact your case manager or Medicaid
case worker upon acceptance into EGTI. A service provider serving individuals in Delaware
County must be chosen while the student attends EGTI.

Packing List

Please see the Student Handbook for details.

Technology

Students will be provided an iPad to use during their time at EGTI. iPads will be stored in the
classroom unless a student needs one to study or complete classwork. A check-out system will
be followed in this case. Students may be financially responsible for a lost or damaged iPad.

Materials Needed

  • All students will need the following classroom materials:
  • Three one-inch, 3-ring binders
  • Planner (unless student prefers using the planner on his/her cell phone)
  • Three notebooks
  • Writing utensils
  • Clipboard – Healthcare programs ONLY
  • Box Cutter – Supply Chain: Inventory Distribution ONLY