Resident Rights & Responsibility
One of the best recommendations that can be offered to any resident to help insure the successful growth of the community is to have the mutual respect and consideration for others. Before you act, consider the impact your behavior may have upon the lives of your fellow community members. As a part of the Loyola University Chicago residential community, each Loyola University Chicago resident who abides by University Policies and Procedures has the following rights and responsibilities that are intended to help students develop healthy community living arrangements.
Rights of a Resident:
- The right to access to one’s room and facilities at all times;
- The right to feel secure in one’s living space;
- The right to live free from physical, emotional, and mental abuse;
- The right to a clean living space;
- The right to sleep during the night undisturbed;
- The right to privacy;
- The right to study in one’s room free of unreasonable noise and distractions;
- The right to have one’s belongings respected by others;
- The right to be listened to and to be heard.
Responsibilities of a Resident:
- To respect oneself, others, staff, community, and property;
- To respect the rights listed above of every community members;
- To understand and abide by university and residence hall policies and procedures necessary for community living;
- To be open and responsive to reasonable requests of community members;
- To be open, responsive, and cooperative with residence hall staff members.
Student Conduct Procedures
All issues pertaining to possible violations of the Community Standards, as listed in the Student Handbook, will be handled according to the procedures outlined in the Student Handbook under the section “Student Conduct Procedures.” Below is a small excerpt from that section: The following procedures represent the steps that may be employed to reach a resolution in cases of alleged misconduct by students or student organizations. Questions concerning these procedures should be addressed to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR). Please note that each case is handled individually and that some of the procedures outlined below may not be necessary in every case. In this section any references to “student” or “students” can also be understood to mean “student organization” or “student organizations,” when applicable. A “respondent” is defined as a student who is alleged to have violated the Community Standards. A “complainant” is defined as the individual responsible for submitting a written report alleging a student violated the Community Standards. Proceedings conducted pursuant to the Student Handbook shall be informal, fair, and expeditious. The procedures of criminal and civil courts do not govern conduct proceedings. In these proceedings, formal rules of evidence shall not be applicable, nor shall deviations from prescribed procedures invalidate a proceeding or decision, unless significant prejudice to a student or to the university may result. In any hearing the person (university or accusing party) bringing the complaint shall bear the burden of establishing the occurrence of a violation of the code by the standard that the violation was more likely than not to have occurred.