Babysitters Club: NYU Student Angry Over School Policy That Allows Her Roomate’s 4-Year-Old To Live In Their Dorm Room

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NYU Student Complains About Having To Share Dorm Room With Roommate’s Toddler

A third-year NYU student is having a hard time coping with the fact that the University’s housing policy allows her roommate’s 4-year-old child to live in the dorm room for an extended period of time.

While she says she doesn’t have any beef with her child bearing-roomie, she says she also wasn’t prepared to be rooming with a toddler.

via Huffington Post

Shasten Snellgroves, a junior at New York University, was stunned that she was made to share her downtown dorm room with a toddler.

In an email to the Huffington Post, The Media, Culture and Communications major complained, “You can imagine my shock at the revelation that my new roommate for the spring semester is the mother of a four-year-old, and that according to NYU Housing, the child is allowed to stay overnight for a maximum of six nights per month in accordance with the guest policy.”

NYU’s policy applies equally to guests of any age, and Snellgroves points out that her roommate’s child could occupy the room as a short-term guest every day so long as her child doesn’t stay overnight. She said she has no problem with her roommate and is sympathetic to her roommate’s situation. She simply doesn’t see why she’s facing consequences related to her roommate’s “life decisions” or why NYU’s housing policies shouldn’t change.

The student also points out that she pays $8,340 in tuition, room and board per semester for the on campus housing and would not have entered into the contract if she knew she’d be rooming with a child.

Room, board……and babies? Aint nobody got TIME for that.

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