Community Living at Michigan (CLAM) is a legally binding adjunct to your Housing contract. Signing your contract signals your agreement to abide by the rules, policies, and regulations presented in the CLAM and this document, the Martha Cook Handbook. Failing to meet the house service expectations, may result in a student conduct process.
It is important to understand that Martha Cook is a place full of diverse needs, identities, and interests. Residents are expected to engage and work together in multiple capacities amongst differences. Residents will learn about the process of Restorative Practice as a community foundation. Restorative Practice (RP) represents a philosophy and a process that acknowledges that when a person does harm, it affects the person(s) they hurt, the community and themselves. When using restorative justice measures, an attempt is made to repair the harm caused by one person to another and to the community so that order is restored for everyone. The Housing Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (HSCR) Process has been developed with this philosophy in mind. The process strives to resolve conflicts by promoting the understanding and appreciation of the community standards, encouraging residents to take responsibility for their own actions, and engaging all the affected community members in the resolution. With the participation of community members, a resident who has violated the standards is helped to identify the harm caused to the community, find a way to “make it right” and make better choices in the future. In accomplishing these goals, the resident can be reintegrated into a restored community.
Any resident who is documented with a CLAM violation will be required to meet with a professional staff member in University Housing, to discuss how to move forward. Below are several highlighted expectations from the CLAM based on previous inquiries with pertinent information about how they 6 are operationalized in the House. For additional information about the Housing Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution process, please refer to the Community Living at Michigan (CLAM) document.