To facilitate a harmonious living environment, we encourage you to talk to your roommate and try to resolve problems between each other first. If roommates cannot resolve their conflict, residents are encouraged to inform their Resident Advisor, Graduate Assistant or Residence Education Coordinator. The Resident Advisor (RA) lives in the area with the students, while the Residence Education Coordinator (REC) and/or Graduate Assistant (GA) supervises the building and staff. Your RA is the best person to begin discussions with and then you can engage the REC and/or GA if the RA cannot resolve the issues.
The following are steps our residential staff will take to assist in creating an agreement if one does not exist:
- The staff member will review the Living Agreement or assist in creating an agreement if one does not exist.
- The staff member will assist the roommates in a mediation process to open the lines of communication and attempt to come to a compromise or agreement.
- If students cannot arrive at a compromise after going through the previous steps, a room change is possible depending on space availability and room "freeze" dates.