Welcome to Student Housing

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Mission Statement

The mission of Burlington College Student Housing is to foster individual growth and community learning that both complements and expands upon educational experiences offered at the College. This is achieved by providing safe, secure and inclusive housing that prepares students to manage future living situations within the broader community.

Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities

Each student is entitled to the right:

  • To read, study and sleep in your room without undue interference
  • To live in a reasonably quiet, clean and safe environment
  • To utilize all public spaces within your apartment/house
  • To have your concerns and needs heard and addressed by the Director of Student Services and/or the Resident Advisor
  • To challenge prejudicial treatment and comments
  • To have guests visit as long as said visit does not disturb others and is in accord with the Guest Policy
  • To decorate a room as long as the decoration does not violate fire or safety agreements
  • To have requests heard by your housemates
  • To ask for advice and/or help from others
  • To be yourself while respecting the rights of others

It is the responsibility of each student:

  • To become familiar with the Burlington College Housing Policy and Contract and the Burlington College Academic Catalog
  • To utilize student housing as a means to support your academic endeavors
  • To become familiar with all fire safety guidelines and procedures
  • To keep your residence clean
  • To respect the privacy of your housemates
  • To listen to the requests of your housemates and respect their needs
  • To communicate openly and honestly with your housemates about your needs
  • To report ongoing issues to the Director of Student Services and/or the Resident Advisor
  • To make an effort to know the people with whom you share your home, the Resident Advisor and the Director of Students, as a means of broadening your community
  • To be open to different lifestyles, beliefs and values