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).

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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 patrons of Courtyard Muncie. Should any of these policies be violated, the staff will follow 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. 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 refer to the available support in this section.

  • To leave the hotel alone students must pass the Community Access Checklist.
  • 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.
  • Alcohol is not permitted in hotel rooms.
  • Unless you are an assigned roommate, hanging out in student rooms is not allowed. Students may gather as a group for activities at The Hangout within EGTI.
    *Exception applied to married students who are both EGTI students sharing a room.
  • 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 a student loses a room card, he/she is to contact staff immediately.
  • When someone knocks on a student’s room door, he/she should look through the peephole 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 immediately.
  • Cars are not allowed unless it has been determined by the staff that it’s necessary in order to continue a job back at home.
  • In case of severe weather conditions, students are required to follow all instructions given by the EGTI staff or hotel management.

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.

Visitation Hours

An assigned roommate and immediate family members (guardians, siblings, grandparents, and children) are the only individuals allowed in student rooms.

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.

Available Support

Two staff (one male and one female) 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 Support 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.