- Set guidelines to determine what is expected of each other
- Communicate openly and honestly to create a comfortable environment
- Accept and celebrate diversity in differences, backgrounds, and choices
- Compromise and co-operate to ensure safe and positive living spaces
- Address issues face-to-face when they arise
- Respect privacy and personal belongings
Be prepared to share your perspectives on the following topics with your roommate(s):
|Guests & Parties||
|Safety & Security||
We have listed the appropriate steps you should take when you need extra help:
Step One: Talk to your roommate(s) - the first step in resolving conflict of any kind is to address it as soon as possible. As roommates, it is your responsibility to work through challenges together. Upon move in, you will receive a roommate guide, which you can refer to for information on how to effectively address conflict with your roommate(s). Start by setting up a time to communicate openly and respectfully. Be patient – sometimes working through conflict takes time.
Step Two: Contact your RA – RAs are available to support you in preparing to discuss a concern with your roommate or when these discussions have been unsuccessful for you. The RA will listen and plan to assist you with discussions by attending, or involving the appropriate resource. Additionally, the RA may/can initiate the next step in the process in the event that the concern is unresolvable.
Step Three: Connect with your coordinator – if the roommate resolution process has been unsuccessful or the situation has become more challenging, you may contact your coordinator to discuss other options including applying for transfer. In the event that you are feeling unsafe and/or in distress, your coordinator, student life will assist in providing alternate living arrangements, when possible.
|Roommate Concerns||Complete steps from the previous section (demonstrate reasonable effort toward resolution)- Seek approval from your coordinator, student life to apply for a transfer||
The following is applicable to all transfer requests (including roommate conflicts):
|Room Concerns||Access and complete the transfer form available online- Contact the Residence Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (306) 966-6775 for more information|
In the case of extenuating circumstances such as finding yourself in an unsafe or distressing situation, please contact Residence Staff or Protective Services immediately. We will do our best to assess and make alternate temporary and/or permanent arrangements when availability permits.