Community Standards & Residential Policies

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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. The Office of Residential Life, in conjunction with the staff of On Campus Living, Campus Safety & Security, and the Office of Student Conduct, will offer resources and assistance in a myriad of circumstances if a member of our community is in a hazardous or compromising situation.

Residents are expected to respect the rights of others by behaving in a fashion that is considerate of others; further, residents should take responsibility for their own actions. It is important to be aware of and comply with the relevant local, state, and federal laws as well as the Student Conduct Code and other University policies and procedures governing student conduct. All residents are to cooperate with and respect Residential Life and other University staff members, as they are responsible for enforcing the policies and procedures designed to allow residents to live, study, and socialize together in comfort and community.

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 in the Student Conduct Code . Please read them thoroughly and contact appropriate staff if you have any questions.

Below are both the outline of the Residential Conduct Process and an unexhaustive list of guidelines to follow related to our Community Standards.

Residential Conduct Process

Students are responsible for adhering to all residential policies as outlined on the Living at Hopkins website, the Student Conduct Code, and other University policies and procedures, including without limitation those available on the University Policies Website. For additional assistance, please contact a Residential Life staff member or the Office of Student Conduct. For updated information regarding policies and procedures, please visit the links provided.

Students who are alleged to have violated Residential Policies or University policies or procedures (i.e. the respondent) will be afforded the process specified in the Student Conduct Code. Conduct administrators within Residential Life include but are not limited to the Residence Directors, Assistant/Associate Director, and the Director of Residential Life.

Sanctions & Corrective Measures

The Office of Residential Life uses progressive sanctioning and corrective actions for resolving violations of the Living at Hopkins policies, the Student Conduct Code, or other University policies and procedures.

Please refer to the Student Conduct Code for more information.

Record Keeping

When a student accepts responsibility or is found responsible for violating the Student Conduct Code, a disciplinary record is created and maintained as outlined in the Student Conduct Code.