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Roommate Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

  1. The right to read, study, and sleep free from undue disturbance by roommates and guests, and the responsibility to afford the same courtesy to one’s roommates.

  2. The right to expect that one’s personal property will be respected and that reasonable security of one’s room will be maintained, and the responsibility to afford such respect and security to one’s roommates.

  3. The right to a reasonably clean environment and the responsibility to do one’s fair share in maintaining such an environment.
  4. The right to free access to one’s room and the responsibility to afford the same courtesy to one’s roommates.

  5. The right to a reasonable level of personal privacy and the responsibility to respect roommates’ privacy.

  6. The right to host guests in accordance with residence hall rules and regulations and the responsibility to ensure that one’s guests and oneself demonstrate respect and courtesy for roommates.

  7. The right to expect that residence hall rules and regulations will be followed in the room such that no person is put at risk of harm and the responsibilities to follow rules oneself and report violations appropriately.

  8. The right to be free from pressure, intimidation, physical or emotional harm, and behavior that demeans or disrespects one’s identity and the responsibility to not to engage in any such behavior toward others.

  9. The right to address grievances and needs constructively, privately or with the assistance of hall staff, and the responsibility to participate in norm-setting or conflict resolution measures whenever necessary.

  10. The right to expect compromise in the negotiation of standards and the settling of conflicts and the responsibility to demonstrate compromise.

  11. The right to timely, respectful communication of any concerns and the responsibility to respond in an open, approachable manner.

  12. The right to experience and to appropriately articulate one’s feelings when desired and the responsibility to respect others’ feelings.

  13. The right to make mistakes and the responsibilities to be honest about those mistakes and to work to learn from them.