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Current ResidentsResolving Roommate Conflicts:
The Student Role

Living with a new person for the first time is not always easy, and disagreements are bound to happen. Some conflicts can be resolved with a simple conversation, while others may need help from an RA. Resolving a roommate conflict is a process, and Residence Life is here to help and support you through it.

If you and your roommate are having a conflict, here are some things you can do to help the situation.

  • Talk to your roommate to discuss your concern directly and respectfully. If the issue concerns items already agreed upon in the roommate agreement, be sure to address what was agreed upon. Remember, your roommate may not know that they are doing something that bothers you unless you talk with them openly and honestly.
  • Seek help from your Resident Assistant if the conflict persists. Your RA is trained and available to assist in the mediation process, and conflicts can often be resolved at this point. All students need to bring the spirit of communication and compromise during the mediation process.
  • If additional assistance is still needed, seek out help from your Hall Coordinator. Each community has a Hall Coordinator who is a professional staff member. Hall Coordinators are fully trained and available to assist with these types of issues.

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