Rights and Responsibilities of a Resident

Rights of a Resident:

  • The right to access one’s room and facilities at all times
  • The right to feel secure in one’s living space
  • The right to live free from physical, emotional and mental abuse
  • The right to clean living space
  • The right to sleep during the night undisturbed
  • The right to privacy
  • The right to study in one’s room free of noise and distractions
  • The right to have one’s belongings respected by others
  • The right to be listened to and to be heard 

Responsibilities of a Resident:

  • To respect oneself, others, staff, community, and property
  • To respect the rights listed above of every community member
  • To understand and abide by University and residence hall policies and procedures necessary for community living
  • To be open and responsive to reasonable requests of community members
  • To be open, responsive, and cooperative with residence hall staff members