Resident Rights and Expectation
Roommate Bill of Rights
Residents and their roommate(s) have the right to:
- Remedy and file grievances
- Be free from fear, intimidation, and physical or emotional harm
- Read, study, and sleep in one’s room without unreasonable disturbance
- Seek mediation assistance from University Housing staff during disputes
- Free access to a clean and safe living environment that offers independence and privacy which does not negatively impact residential life
A roommate can be a tutor, advisor, and friend with whom residents will share experiences full of fun, anxiety, and everything in between. University Housing hopes that the relationships that residents build with roommate(s) will outlive the years spent studying at Lawrence Tech.
Living with a roommate can be a unique situation. Most issues that arise can be resolved by keeping an open avenue of communication with roommate(s). It is important to remember that roommate(s) may have feelings or opinions different than other roommates. It will take effort to resolve issues and come to compromises and common understandings. University Housing urges residents to develop these lifelong skills. However, it is strongly advised residents contact their Resident Assistant, Residence Hall Coordinator, or the Director of Residence Life if roommates are unable to work through a conflict.
For residents wishing to have co-ed living situations must sign the Co-Ed living agreement.