Roommate’s Bill of Rights

One of the biggest concerns residents anticipate is the relationship they will have with their new roommate(s). Open and honest communication helps maintain a positive relationship with one’s roommate(s). Residents are faced with the challenge of working on skills such as compromising, negotiating, and making adjustments that will affect other aspects of their personal and professional lives.


Following is the “Roommate’s Bill of Rights,” which is made available to every resident when he or she moves into the residence halls:


Reasonable undisturbed study time


Reasonable undisturbed sleep time


Respect for my belongings


A reasonably clean, healthful environment


Free access at all times to my building and room


Personal privacy


Guests who respect my roommate’s rights


Reasonable use of shared equipment, such as the telephone, lights and windows


Freedom from physical and emotional assault


Self-expression free from guilt or intimidation

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