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The ACT Ally membership year runs from July 1 – June 30.  Applications for membership to ACT Ally 2018– 2019 will open June 12, 2018

Note: Friday, June 29th, 2018 is the deadline for Members and Affiliates to join or renew and qualify to attend the Texas State Off-Campus Living Expo and the Texas State Off-Campus Living Flier Fair.

Membership Categories:

Member

Member – An operating multi-family community located within the San Marcos city limits. A newly constructed property is eligible to submit an application to join ACT Ally no sooner than six months from the issuance date of the Temporary Certificate of Occupancy.

Affiliate

Affiliate – A product or service business that supports the rental housing industry. Examples are property management, locator services, furniture rental, utility bill management, insurance companies, storage, movers, etc.

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  • Renewing participants – Your completed application and the following criteria are reviewed on an annual basis.

    • Active engagement in the ACT Ally program during the previous program year.  This includes attendance at ACT Ally Quarterly meetings, inclusion of ACT logo on websites, printed materials, displaying the ACT membership logo at the business and no use of the abbreviation “TSU” to represent Texas State University.
    • Marketing strategies and events have not promoted excessive alcohol consumption or disruptive behavior.  Alcohol not furnished by management or staff at on-site gatherings and events.  Promotional materials exclude red cups, bottle openers, ping pong balls, shot glasses, alcohol logos, and the like. 
    • Property management has responded to San Marcos Police Department noise violation notices and taken action as needed.
    • No significant event or practice that has brought discredit on the ACT Ally program, Texas State University, and/or the City of San Marcos.
    • Collaboration with ACT, Texas State, City of San Marcos and/or Central Texas Dispute Resolution Center to resolve disputes.
    • No pattern or unresolved complaints of unfair or inequitable business practices, including treatment of lease holders displaced by any delay in new construction or renovation.
    • Legitimate complaints addressed in a timely manner.
    • Tenants provided with the ACT Ally Tenant Education Disclosure Page at the time of lease signing. 
    • Compliance with university policy for solicitation on campus.
    • Property scored at least 80% compliance on crime prevention survey.  

    The application will be reviewed and you will be notified within two weeks.   

  • New participants - Your completed application and a history of the following is reviewed:   (Note: A newly constructed Member property must have a minimum six month operating track record from the date of issuance of a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy to be considered for membership.)

    • Marketing strategies, advertisements, websites or social media postings have not included excessive alcohol consumption or behavior disruptive to other tenants or neighbors.
    • Cooperation with City of San Marcos and/or Texas State resolving noise violations, complaints or conflicts. 
    • Compliance with university policy for solicitation on campus.
    • No pattern of unresolved complaints of unfair or inequitable business practices, including treatment of lease holders displaced by any delay in new construction or renovation resulting in a property not being ready for occupancy on an agreed upon date. 

    The application will be reviewed and you will be notified within two weeks.  Following acceptance, new participants must participate in a 30 minute orientation session. A crime prevention survey will be scheduled for a Member property and does not apply to Affiliates.

Application Forms

The Member and Affiliate applications are online starting June 12, 2018. 

Only online applications are accepted (no paper or scanned copies).

The Member application is to be completed by the general or acting property manager. In addition, a Corporate Support Form must be submitted by a regional or corporate level manager to ensure understanding and support of ACT Ally.

The Affiliate  application must be completed by an owner or representative of the business.

Friday, June 29, 2018 is the deadline for Members and Affiliates to renew or join and qualify to attend the Texas State Off-Campus Living Expo and the Texas State Off-Campus Living Flier Fair.

Membership Fees

The participation period begins July 1, 2018 and ends June 30, 2019. Member fees are based on the number of beds or rooms in each complex. Affiliate fees are flat rate. Dues are not pro-rated.

 

Membership Category

Member:

Annual Dues

0 – 150 beds/rooms

$500.00

151 – 299 beds/rooms

$1,000.00

300 – 499 beds/rooms

$1,750.00

500 – 699 beds/rooms

$2,500.00

700-999 beds/rooms

$2,750.00

1,000- above beds/rooms

$3,000.00

Affiliate:

 

Flat Rate

$750.00

Payment Process

Once your application is approved, payment can be made via check or money order payable to Texas State University and

Mailed to:

Department of Housing and Residential Life

Attention:  Margaret Yackel

601 University Drive

San Marcos, Texas 78666

Or delivered in person to:

Margaret Yackel

Department of Housing and Residential Life Office

515 N. Comanche St.

San Marcos, Texas 78666

Payments will be accepted beginning June 12, 2018 8:00AM.

Completed Application Process

Your application is considered completed when

  • Member or Affiliate application submitted and approved
  • Corporate Support Form considered completed for a Member property
  • Crime prevention survey passed (new Member)
  • Payment submitted
  • ACT logo is on website homepage

Removal from ACT Ally

As an ACT Ally Member or Affiliate, it is important to understand participants are viewed as a select group to help students and parents make more informed decisions when choosing off campus housing and services.  A Member or Affiliate may be involuntarily removed if they are found to have significantly violated any expectation, evaluation criteria, or are responsible for an event or situation that brings discredit to the ACT Ally program, Texas State University, and/or the City of San Marcos.

Documents to Join or Re-New ACT Ally

ACT Ally 2018-2019 Program Package