Resident Responsibilities and Rights

As a member of the residence hall community, you have an obligation to that community and to the preservation of individual rights. You must balance your needs and desires with the rights of others. As a result, some actions may be found to be unacceptable because they interfere with the rights of other residents. Within the residence hall community, you are expected to adhere to the following principles:


  1. 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.
  2. 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 not do 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.
  3. Be responsible for your own actions and those of your guests. You must accept any consequences associated with a violation of residence hall policies, the ASU Student Code of Conduct, and applicable law. 


Resident Rights


The purpose of the residence halls is to offer a living environment focused on the education, the individual, and the involvement of all residents. 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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Residence hall students have the opportunity to participate in the development of policies through participation in Hall Council, Residence Hall Association, Behavior Education Council, and floor meetings.


All students have the right to freedom from unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, disability, religion, national origin, veteran status, color, citizenship, and/or sexual orientation.