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Community Expectations

As a member of the ASU residential community, you play an active role in helping to create a safe and inclusive community.

All residents are expected to contribute to the community and adhere to the following:

Attend and actively participate in floor meetings, hall programs, and community development activities.

  • Consider the rights of other residents at all times. Your actions should not interfere with another’s rights as stated under the section titled “Resident Rights” (see below). In addition, your actions should not interfere with the university’s attempt to manage and maintain an educational environment within the residence hall system.
  • Share equal responsibility for adhering to and enforcing community expectations. Each student is equally involved in developing his/her floor’s community. Not only are you expected to refrain from anything that disrupts your community, you also are expected to assist in maintaining the standards of your community. You should report disruptions in order to maintain such standards.
  • Be responsible for your own actions and those of your guests. You must accept any consequences associated with a violation of University Housing policies, Student Code of Conduct and applicable law.

Understand the policies

As a resident, you are responsible for reviewing the University Housing policies handbook and Student Code of Conduct. The handbook contains University Housing policies developed to maximize your learning experience. All residents are responsible for reviewing policies on their own. Direct all questions to your hall staff.

Roommate Expectation

One of the primary and most dynamic residence hall relationships exists between roommates. This relationship will require personal adjustments in learning to live with another person in a limited space. You and your roommate are responsible for resolving conflict that arises. Remember, a good roommate relationship needs continual attention and care. Key components to a successful roommate relationship are:

  • Communication
  • Understanding
  • Honesty
  • Mutual Consideration
  • Respect
  • Compromise

All roommates are expected to complete and revise as necessary, a Roommate Agreement available from your Community Assistant/Community Mentor. Situations in which conflict resolution attempts have been unsuccessful may require participation in mediation, specifically if you are requesting a room transfer/change.

If you are struggling with communication or relationship issues with fellow residents, please alert the hall staff. There are several options that may support you. If at any point mediation attempts have failed and all parties involved fail to come to a compromise, University Housing staff reserves the right to relocate ALL occupants.

General and pertinent information about residence hall conditions may be shared with University Housing staff.

Resident Expectations and Rights

The purpose of the residence halls is to offer a living environment focused on achievement, engagement and responsibility. The living community is an integral part of the educational experience at Arizona State University and can offer a program that can be socially, personally, culturally, and educationally enriching for all residents.

  • Residence hall students and the university will work together to create a safe, clean, and well-maintained facility. Reasonable concerns and grievances will be reviewed in a timely manner.
  • Residence hall students and the university will work together to create a quality learning environment that is conducive to academic and social pursuits. Such an environment should permit you to sleep, eat, and interact socially as well as offer the freedom of academic inquiry and discussion essential to personal development.
  • Residence hall students have the opportunity to participate in the development of policies through participation in the Residence Hall Association, and floor meetings.
  • All students have the right to be free from unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, disability, religion, national origin, veteran status, color, citizenship, sexual orientation or other identity.

Review the ASU Student Code of Conduct and learn more about how the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities supports a safe and inclusive environment for you and your peers. 

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