Student Handbook

6.06 Your Rights and Responsibilities

The following is a listing of your rights -- what you are entitled to as a resident living in one of Northeastern’s residence halls; and your responsibilities -- what is expected of you as a member of a residence hall community.

You have the right

  • to enjoy individual freedoms without regard to race, sex, national origin, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.
  • to be free of intimidation or harassment.
  • to have free access to your living accommodations.
  • to live in a clean and secure environment.
  • to expect a competitive price on housing accommodations and food service.
  • to receive written copies of college housing rules and regulations, or individual building policies which govern individual and group behavior.
  • to the respect and safety of personal property.
  • to study without interruption or interference.
  • to express yourself creatively within established guidelines.
  • to direct access to staff that provides assistance, guidance, and support as needed.
  • to host guests, within established guidelines.
  • to equitable treatment when your behavior is in question.
  • to participate in student government and residence life committees.
  • to individual and group educational and developmental opportunities in your living community.

You have the responsibility

  • to read the information provided for you by the Northeastern Residence Life staff, especially your Residence Hall Contract--Terms and Conditions, and your Student Handbook (located on-line).
  • to adhere to rules and regulations.
  • to comply with an official request of a Residence Life staff member or College official.
  • to monitor and accept responsibility for the behavior of your guest(s).
  • to report violations of rules and regulations to appropriate staff.
  • to respect the rights of others.
  • to express yourself individually or by association with groups.
  • to notify a staff person of maintenance or personal problems in a timely manner.
  • to meet expected room and board payment schedules.
  • to participate in floor meetings and share responsibility for adhering to and enforcing community policies and guidelines.