following outlines your rights and responsibilities as a resident of Hendrix
College’s residential facilities. These rights and responsibilities have been
created for all residents to enhance the community of their apartment complex,
house or hall. Your ability to enjoy life in the residential facilities will
depend on the thoughtful consideration that you demonstrate toward others.
Basic rights of a resident include:T
- The right to read, study, and relax free from undue
interference in one’s room due to unreasonable noise and other distractions.
- The right to sleep without undue disturbance from guests of
roommate(s) and/or other residents.
- The right to expect that a roommate will respect others’
- The right to a clean living environment.
- The right to privacy.
- The right to host guests with the expectation that guests
are to respect the rights of the host’s roommate(s) and other building
- The right to be free
from fear of intimidation and physical and/or emotional harm.
Basic responsibilities of a resident include:
The responsibility to address grievances in an appropriate
and timely manner.
- The responsibility to communicate concerns in the event of
roommate or resident difficulties.
- First, address your concerns with the person(s) involved
and try to resolve the problem. If that is unsuccessful, contact your RA and/or
your Area Coordinator.
- The responsibility to cooperate in a reasonable manner
regarding the use of items shared within a living space.
- The responsibility for the behavior of guest(s) as well as
others within the living space.
- The responsibility to act as a mature adult.
- The responsibility to
allow free access to one’s room and facilities without pressure from
roommate(s) and other residents.