Rights and responsibilities

Rights of a resident

  • The right to sleep and study free from undue interference, such as unreasonable noise and other distractions in one's room.
  • The right to a clean environment in which to live.
  • The right to free access to one's room.
  • The right to privacy.
  • The right to host guests with the requirement that guests adhere to residence policies and respect the rights of the host's roommate and other residents.  The person whom the guest is with is ultimately responsible for their guest's actions.
  • The right to a fair discipline process.
  • The right to be free from harassment and fear of intimidation, physical and/or emotional harm.
  • The right to expect reasonable cooperation in the use of shared items such as the fridge and shared living quarters (lounges/kitchens/washrooms/study rooms)
  • The right to equitable treatment when behaviour is in question.
  • The right to enjoy individual freedoms in regard to race, gender, nationality, ability, age, religion or sexual orientation.

Responsibilities of a resident

  • To understand and know the policies of the residence system and to follow these policies.
  • To maintain reasonable cleanliness of your room, as well as shared living quarters, lounges, halls, kitchen, study lounges, and residence property. 
  • To respect residence property.
  • To report violations of rules and suspicious activity to the appropriate staff immediately.
  • To be responsible for your actions and accept responsibility for personal and community safety.  (Not letting unknown people into residence, giving out your key, etc)
  • To cooperate with the Residence Life Staff and University Staff members and respond in a timely manner.
  • To monitor and accept responsibility for one's guest.
  • To avoid breach of sanctions and contracts put in place to enhance the quality of residence life.

Residence Life community mandate

"We will strive to foster a safe, comfortable, fun and accepting home for students.  To create an environment conductive to a safe and healthy learning environment and will provide you with the opportunity to learn how to communicate and interact within a community while growing and developing as an individual with mutual respect for each other and a responsibility for community life."