Student Rights and Responsibilities

Residential living provides an atmosphere that is conducive to personal growth, social interaction, and a supportive academic environment. As a member of this community, you have the following rights and responsibilities.

  1. You have the right to live in a safe and clean facilities. You are responsible for keeping your room secured by locking your door and keeping the building secured by not propping doors and letting people you do not know into the hall. Additionally, it is your responsibility to keep common spaces clear after you use them.
  2. You have the right to live in an environment that is conducive to the sleep and study needed for academic excellence. You have the responsibility to maintain that environment and ask others to do so as a good neighbor.
  3. You have the right to influence your living environment and comment on policies and procedures though your participation in floor meetings, leadership ambassadors, and the Residence Hall Association.
  4. You have the right to be free from discrimination based on race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, religion, ability, sexual orientation, marital status, age, and veteran status. You retain the rights afforded to you as a resident of New York and the United States of America.
  5. You should always consider the rights of fellow residents. Your actions should not interfere with another’s rights or the University’s attempt to manage and maintain residential facilities in accordance with University or residential policies or maintenance.
  6. You are expected to participate in community or floor meetings. Each resident shares responsibilities for adhering to and enforcing community rules and expectations.
  7. You are responsible for knowing and adhering to the rules outlined in this guide, the Residential Life and Housing Services contract and policy list, your area handbook, and The College’s Student Code of Conduct.
  8. You are responsible for your actions and the actions of your guests, and for accepting the consequences associated with those actions.