One of the best aspects of being a residential student is the opportunity to live, learn, and grow in a community of peers. Successful community life involves talking with your roommates and neighbors about acceptable standards of behavior and living. It is our hope that you will share the values of the residential community and use them as tools to define the standards that are important to you:
At the beginning of each semester, residential students will be expected to participate in a floor/suite/quad Community Standards Meeting, facilitated by a RA, to set an agreement concerning how the floor/suite/quad community will relate to and treat each other. This document is a living document created through dialogue, compromise, and commitment, and may be edited, as needed, by the community.
An important aspect of community standards is discussing and deciding how to enforce the agreements. Community standards define mutual expectations for how the community will function on an interpersonal level, subject to applicable University policy as outlined in The Source.
Community Standards should positively affect the quality of the residential living and learning experiences in several ways: