Residence Life

Rights and Responsibilities of Residential Living

Since our residence halls are made up of groups of individuals in living-learning environments, each person possesses certain rights and responsibilities that are held in high regard. Mutual respect and consideration coupled with awareness of and sensitivity to the needs of other individuals must be the standards for group living. This statement is intended to define minimal expectations of rights and responsibilities of all residents to enjoy their freedom without placing constraints upon the rights of other residents. These include:

The RIGHT to read, study, or sleep free from undue interference in or around one's room.

The RESPONSIBILITY to conduct oneself in a manner that does not infringe on the rights of others and to initiate action should circumstances warrant.

The RIGHT to appropriate recreation in and around the residence hall.

The RESPONSIBILITY to modify recreation so that it does not interfere with the rights of others in and around the residence hall.

The RIGHT to personal privacy.

The RESPONSIBILITY for the College to maintain an environment which protects personal privacy and for students to assist in this effort.

The RIGHT to a physical environment that is clean, healthy, safe, and orderly.

The RESPONSIBILITY for the College to maintain such an environment and for students to assist in this effort.

The RIGHT to recourse according to prescribed judicial procedures against anyone who unduly infringes on one's rights or properties.

The RESPONSIBILITY to conduct oneself in a manner that does not infringe on the rights of others and to initiate actions should circumstances warrant.

The RIGHT to participate in the process of self-governance.

The RESPONSIBILITY to actively voice one's opinions and ideas.