Roommate Bill Of Rights
Each roommate has…
- The Right to read and study free from undue interference in one’s room.
- The Right to sleep without undue disturbance from noise, guests of the roommate(s), etc.
- The Right to expect respect of each other’s personal belongings.
- The Right to a clean environment in which to live.
- The Right to free access of one’s room and facilities without pressure from a roommate.
- The Right to privacy.
- The Right to host guests with the expectations that guests are to respect the rights of the host’s roommate.
- The Right for redress of grievances.
- The Right to be free from the fear of intimidation, physical and/or emotional harm.
- The Right to expect reasonable cooperation in the use of the telephone and other shared items.
Here at IWCC we feel that residents are adults, and they should be able to overcome their own obstacles. Our staff provides support to help residents achieve their goals. If during the year you and your roommates are having difficulties and have attempted to resolve on your own and you feel you have exhausted all means and are not able to resolve the conflict(s), you should meet with your RA. Your RA is able to assist you to resolve conflicts and develop new ways to approach a problem that exists. If no progress is made, your RA will recommend the situation to the Residence Life Coordinator. Room changes will only be granted in extreme cases or situations that do not improve or worsen after all means are exhausted. No room changes will be allowed under any circumstances before the second week of each semester or during “dead week” or finals.
The Roommate Agreement Form
Because we know roommates will have differences, we have developed a tool to help you identify those differences and discuss compromises with which everyone can live. We call it the “Roommate Agreement” and believe it will help you resolve problems proactively. Your RA will distribute these at the beginning of the semester.