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Residence Hall Student Rights

Living in a residence hall and with a roommate can be very a very rewarding experience, but does not come without its inherent occasional problems. You, as a student living on campus, have several very important rights that are to be respected at all times during your residence hall experience. You are also expected to respect these rights as related to your roommates and neighbors.

All residence hall students have the right to:

  • Sleep and study free from undue interference in one’s room. Unreasonable noise, guests, and other distractions inhibit the exercise of this right.
  • Expect that a roommate will respect one’s personal belongings.
  • A clean environment in which to live.
  • Free access to one’s room and facilities without pressure from a roommate.
  • Privacy.
  • Be free from fear of intimidation, physical and/or emotional harm.
  • Expect cooperation in the use of “room-shared” appliances and a commitment to honor agreed upon payment procedures.
  • Be free from peer pressure or ridicule if one’s lifestyle choices differ from a roommate’s.
  • Have redress of grievances.

Last updated: 12/21/2023