The cornerstone of the student life program is developing a sense of community, which necessitates consideration for others and responsibility for one’s actions. The residence halls are communities that are bound by shared beliefs and ethics that offer as a core value an appreciation of the diversity of many individuals living there. A residence hall experience will further one’s education and personal development and will offer challenge and support. Living in a University residence is a privilege offered to students and carries with it the responsibility for fulfilling the terms of the Housing Contract. The University expects students to become familiar with the policies, to take responsibility for their actions, and to be sensitive to and considerate of the community in which they live.
These policies are based on respect for others, the environment, the mission of the University, and the rights and responsibilities of community living. All residents are accountable for any behavior in the residence halls that infringes on individual or group rights or jeopardizes the health and safety of individuals and property. Students should also be mindful of their energy use and practice sustainability in residence hall living.
The policies are set forth in writing in order to give students a general notice of expectations and prohibited conduct. The policies should be read broadly and are not intended to define misconduct in exhaustive terms. Violations of these policies also constitute violations of the Student Code of Conduct and may be referred for student conduct action. These policies are subject to change based on emergencies that may affect the health and safety of the campus community. The most up-to-date Residence Hall Policies and Procedures can be found at the Office of Student Life.
If you have questions about these policies and procedures, you may refer the Loyola University Maryland Community Standards (PDF)
or contact the Office of Student Life