University Housing is an integral part of the University of Michigan academic community and, in many respects, the greater Ann Arbor community. We are committed to providing an environment conducive to the educational, psychological and social development of our residents. We nurture this environment by encouraging respect for the rights of the individual balanced by the rights and interests of the community as a whole. We expect that all members of the University Housing community—residents, staff and visitors—act in a manner that demonstrates respect and consideration for those around them. Further, all students at the University of Michigan are obligated to adhere to the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities (the “Statement”).
The University of Michigan and University Housing believe very strongly that each member of the University Community must take ownership of the Statement and the CLS. Supporting and defending these standards means that students must accept them and act in good faith to see that all members of the community adhere to them. Community members are expected to report violations of the Statement and the CLS, whenever and wherever they may occur. Community members must also act in good faith at all times to ensure that they and others are not placed in situations that contradict the spirit or letter of these standards.
Residents who choose to act in ways that violate the Statement and the CLS will be subject to a student conduct process. Non-resident students who engage in inappropriate behavior in University Housing facilities may be referred to the Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR). University Housing students who engage in inappropriate behavior may be referred to the HSCR conduct process, as explained below.
Any question of interpretation regarding the Community Living Standards shall be referred to the Director of University Housing or designee for final determination.
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