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Rights and Responsibilities

Underlying Northwestern's residence hall policies and procedures are three basic assumptions:
  1. Certain understandings and rules are necessary to guarantee each student the opportunity to take full advantage of the academic and co-curricular programs of Northwestern.
  2. Most residents are mature rational adults, and will use common sense and consideration in their dealings with others.
  3. Rules are necessary to ensure the physical and psychological security and safety of all residents.

As a result, our residence halls have very few rules and regulations and rely heavily on your judgment and your willingness to cooperate with the hall staff and fellow residents. However, the rules we do have are important, necessary, and will be enforced. It is essential that you understand and abide by the regulations which follow. Failure to do so can jeopardize your housing privilege.

As a resident in University Housing, you hold the following rights:
With rights come responsibilities. As a member of the residential community at Northwestern University, you agree to the following responsibilities: