As a member of our community, you have important rights that are outlined in the Roommate Bill of Rights:

  • The right to read and study free from undue interference in one’s room. Unreasonable noise and other distractions inhibit the exercise of this right.
  • The right to sleep without undue disturbance from noise, guests of roommate(s), etc.
  • The right to expect that a roommate(s) will respect one’s personal belongings.
  • The right to a clean environment in which to live.
  • The right to free access to one’s room and facilities without pressure from another roommate(s).
  • The right to privacy.
  • The right to have guests with the expectation that guests are to respect the rights of the host’s roommate(s) and other residents of the floor and hall.
  • The right to correct problems. Residence hall staff is available for assistance in settling conflicts.
  • The right to be free of fear and intimidation, physical and/or emotional harm.
  • The right to expect reasonable cooperation in the use of “shared” appliances (microwave, refrigerator, etc.) and a commitment to have agreed-upon payment procedures.
  • The right to be free of peer pressure or ridicule regarding your personal choices.

If you are concerned that your rights are not being honored, please discuss your concerns with your roommate, and seek assistance from your RA if necessary.