Student Bill of Rights

Each resident student possesses certain individual rights and responsibilities that must be held in high regard. Each resident also must respect the rights of other students. This document defines the rights and responsibilities of resident students, in actualizing their freedoms without placing constraints upon such rights of other residents. The basic rights of a resident student include:

  1. The right to read, study and sleep in one’s room as well as utilize any residence hall or apartment area for its intended purpose, free from undue interference (i.e., unreasonable noise and other distractions) that inhibits the exercise of this right
  2. The right to expect that a roommate will respect one’s personal belongings
  3. The right to a clean environment in which to live
  4. The right to free access to one’s room and facilities without pressure from a roommate
  5. The right to privacy
  6. The right to host guests with the expectation that guests are to respect the rights of the host’s roommate and other residence hall students
  7. The right to redress grievances free from fear of intimidation, physical harm and/or emotional harm, including the right to due process
  8. The right to expect reasonable cooperation in the use of “room-shared” appliances
  9. The right to expect properly functioning facilities and equipment within the residence halls that have been provided for residence halls usage, as well as timely maintenance of these facilities and equipment when problems arise

These rights are subject to review by University Housing. Process of mediation involving students and residence hall staff is the primary process by which conflicts are resolved. Nothing in the Residence Hall Student Bill of Rights and/or its implementation shall deny any individual her/his basic rights guaranteed under the United States Constitution nor deny other alternatives for redress of grievances that are available under the individual’s status as a student and as a citizen of the state of Michigan.

Oakland University House Policy Committee Residence Halls Association.