Respect and Freedom
The primary challenge of living in a residence hall is to live together with a wide variety of people. For individuals to live together, respect for each other and a commitment to certain standards is required. The standards are based upon this respect for the rights of others and exist to provide the most freedom for the most people. Every resident in every hall has the right to an environment conducive to academic pursuit and personal growth, the right to some measure of privacy, and the right to belong to the community. Along with these rights go responsibilities to oneself, to one’s roommate, to the residents of the building, and to other members of the university community.