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Community Standards

Our community standards are in place to ensure a positive experience both socially and academically for all residents. 

Rights and Responsibilities

As a residence student, it is expected that community standards will be followed at all times and that students take responsibility for their behaviour. The rights and responsibilities established below help maintain the community standards that are based on mutual respect and understanding.

  • You have the right to sleep and study free from undue interference, such as unreasonable noise and other distractions in one’s room.
  • You have the responsibility to treat other residents with respect and consideration.
  • You have the right to a safe and secure living space.
  • You have the responsibility not to engage in activities that could interfere with personal and community safety (e.g. refrain from misusing safety equipment, losing keys, damaging property, etc.).
  • You have the right to a fair residence conduct process.
  • You have the responsibility to avoid breach of community standards and individual sanctions designed to enhance the quality of residence life.
  • You have the right to privacy.
  • You have the responsibility not to infringe on the privacy of others.
  • You have the right to live in a clean environment.
  • You have the responsibility to clean up after yourself and share communal living responsibilities.
  • You have the right to a voice within your community and to speak confidentially with Residence Life staff.
  • You have the responsibility to be responsive, respectful and co-operative within your community and in all meetings with Residence Life staff and university staff members, and to respond to their requests in a timely manner.
  • You have the responsibility to understand all policies, including the Wilfrid Laurier University Non-Academic Student Code of Conduct and the standards outlined in this Guidebook.

Quiet Hours

  • Sunday to Thursday, 11 p.m. to 10 a.m., and Friday and Saturday 1 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • No excessive noise in rooms or common areas.
  • Quiet hours are extended during the fall and winter exam periods, as well as during the fall and winter reading breaks.
  • Quiet hours will be extended in the quiet living community, and will commence at 8 p.m. every night of the week.

Consideration Hours Are Always in Effect

  • You must maintain an atmosphere conducive to study and sleep.
  • Sound producing equipment must not be audible in the hallway. 
  • Sound equipment must not be audible outside of the building.
  • Earphone use is encouraged at all times.
  • Sub-woofers, bass-bins and amplifiers are prohibted.
  • Shouting from windows is prohibited.

Pranks

Initiating and/or participating in activities that are disruptive or cause a nuisance to the residence community or residence staff are prohibited. Students will be held financially responsible for any damages caused by pranks.