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Current ResidentsResolving Roommate Conflicts:
DHFS Residence Life Staff Role

As part of our mission, Residence Life is committed to providing a positive living environment in which all students are welcome, productive, and feel safe. However we recognize roommate conflicts do occur and resolving them is a shared responsibility between students, parents, and housing staff. When working with students on a roommate conflict, we will:

  • Take a proactive approach to roommate relationship building by providing the Roommate Agreement as well as programs that incorporate useful life skills designed to encourage students to communicate in an open and respectful way.
  • Provide trained Resident Assistants and professional staff to assist with the mediation.
  • Assess if any policies have been violated and if so, hold students accountable via the conduct system.
  • Advise about room transfer process so that students are fully aware of their options.

Residence Life understands that a stressful living environment can affect a student's college performance, and we are proactive in our approach to roommate conflicts. The student's RA or HC are always available to help work through a conflict.

DHFS Room and Roommate Processes: Placement, Mediation, and Transfer
Room & Roommate Assignments
Roommate Agreements
Resolving Roommate Conflicts-The Student Role
Resolving Roommate Conflicts-The Parent/Guardian Role
Resolving Roommate Conflicts-DHFS Residence Life Staff Role
Resolving Roommate Conflicts-If All Else Fails...

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