Community Standards

As members of the residential communities at Johns Hopkins University, you are expected to take responsibility for your own actions. You are expected to take an active role in safeguarding the overall needs of the community by working to encourage others to conduct themselves reasonably. Johns Hopkins and the Office of Residential Life enforces several policies designed to allow you to live, study, and socialize together in harmony and comfort. These policies are outlined both in the Student Conduct Code and the PDF Document: Living at Johns Hopkins Guidebook. Please read them thoroughly and contact appropriate staff if you have any questions.

Community Standards of Residential Life

You are expected to abide by the following community standards throughout your years as a member of our community.

  • Respect the rights of others and behave in a fashion that is considerate of others.
  • Help to foster a strong residential community by making reasonable efforts to discourage other residents from engaging in inappropriate or abusive conduct.
  • Be aware of and comply with the Student Conduct Code and other University policies and procedures governing student conduct.
  • Cooperate with and respect Residential Life and other University staff. Failure to comply with the request of staff members acting in the performance of their duties will result in disciplinary action.
  • Seek help and assistance from Campus Safety and Security or a member of the Residential Life staff if you or a member of our community is in a hazardous situation. The safety and well-being of students is our primary concern, and we should all play a role in ensuring the well-being of all members of our community.
  • Provide proper identification upon request.
  • Be aware of and comply with relevant local, state, and federal laws.
  • Appropriately use positive, assertive communication.