Roommate Bill of Rights
Each roommate pair/group should come up with an individual "Bill of Rights." The following list of rights is what you and your roommate should consider when working out disputes. These are each resident’s basic rights.
- The right to read and study free from undo 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 a roommate, etc;
- The right to expect that 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 a roommate;
- The right to privacy;
- The right to have guests with the expectation that guests are to respect the rights of the host's roommate and other residents of the floor or hall;
- The right to confront the situation if any rights are taken away. Residence Life staff is available for assistance in mediating and resolving conflicts;
- The right to be free of fear and intimidation (physical and/or emotional);
- The right to expect reasonable cooperation in the use of "room-shared" appliances and a commitment to have agreed-upon payment procedures;
- The right to be free of peer pressure or ridicule regarding personal choices.
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