Residence Community Living Standards

The residence community is a place that promotes a safe and peaceful environment that supports the academic success of Residents as well as their personal and social development. We aim to ensure that it is inclusive, responsible, and respectful. The Residence Community Living Standards (RCLS) has been created in consultation with students and staff at colleges and universities across Canada to ensure the residence environment achieves this goal.

Within the RCLS, the following items are discussed and defined:

  • Overview of Residence Community Staff
  • Scope & Application
  • Authority
  • Protection of Privacy
  • Residents’ Rights
  • Residents’ Responsibilities
  • Residents’ Privileges
  • The Point System
  • Violations
  • Sanctions
  • Primary and Secondary Contacts
  • Principles of Natural Justice and Procedural Fairness
  • Standard of Proof
  • Incident Reports and Judicial Meetings
  • Communication between Resident(s) and Residence Staff
  • Residence Emergency Procedures
  • Appeal Procedures & Process
  • Eviction Procedures & Process