off campus is a rite of passage for most students – another step on
their road to independence. At The South Duff, our goal is to make
that transition as easy as possible for you and your
Professional Management and
Duff offers professional on-site management and 24-hour emergency
maintenance. Our staff lives and works on site and annually
participates in extensive customer service training to make your
student’s living experience a memorable one.
Our local Executive Director is supported by a skilled and
experienced team focused on resident services, maintenance, and
Residents who need assistance can meet with team members in the
office or fill out work request forms
online for added convenience.
Individual Leases & Financial
Duff, we offer individual leases by the bedroom (not the full
apartment). This is different from a joint and several lease in one
significant way: You and your child are only responsible for your
rent. You are never responsible for paying a roommate’s rent, even
if they graduate or transfer.
As part of the lease agreement, South Duff requires each student to
have a “Guarantor,” (a person 25 or older who is a resident of the
U.S. that will vouch for the financial responsibility of the
lease). If a Guarantor is not available, a “Self Guarantor Fee” is
an alternative and requires 1 and a half installments of prepaid
rent used for the final 1 and a half lease
your child out on their own can be expensive. At South Duff, we
support families with many student-friendly amenities that are
included in the overall rent to help ease the financial burden.
There is no additional charge for Internet, cable TV, 50" Smart TV
provided in all units, full-size washer/dryer, fitness center,
computer lab, study rooms, printing, tanning, shuttle to commuter
lot, or monthly social events.
Duff is a member of the Iowa Crime Free Housing
Duff is a social community with a vibrant residential life program
focused on social, physical, charitable and educational activities
– and many free food events, too! Residents are active participants
in a variety of monthly events hosted by our team of dedicated
community assistants and managers.
Charitable activities have included Toys for Tots and food drives.
Educational activities could include everything from crime-free
housing awareness to tutoring support. And South Duff regularly
offers popular social events such as pizza parties,
breakfast-on-the-go, and other fun ways to meet new friends and
create lasting college memories.
Every year, many students vie for the
opportunity to become South Duff Community Assistants (CAs). CAs
are assigned to groups of residents, and offer peer guidance and
support during a student’s transition to off-campus housing. CAs
contact residents weekly, and assist them with everything from how
to use appliances to roommate problem-solving.
The CA position provides students with valuable resume-building
experience through their work as a community leader, problem
solver, event planner, sales associate, and
South Duff is owned
by Pierce Education Properties, a San Diego-based owner, manager
and developer of student housing and education-based real estate.
Pierce owns and manages a national portfolio of approximately
12,500 beds of upscale, purpose-built, off-campus student apartment
communities serving students and universities throughout the