Residence Community Guiding Principles (RCGP)
Welcome to your new home in residence at Brock University! The Department of Residences works hard to facilitate the successful “sleep, study, and social life” of approximately 2,400 residence students. To do this, we must balance residents’ needs to ensure that high quality of life and academic success are the goals we reach by the end of students’ time in residence. By knowing and adhering to our Residence Community Guiding Principles, residents make a significant contribution to these goals. The privilege of living in residence comes with the responsibility of abiding by Federal, Provincial, Regional and Municipal laws, following residence rules, and upholding community standards.
Please note: in order to apply for residence on line, all students must first “electronically” sign that they have read and agree to abide by these Guiding Principles.
Why Do We Have Guiding Principles?
The residence community is a unique environment and these Guiding Principles have been created to benefit both students and staff by clearly outlining behavioural expectations for residence students. This Guiding Principles document defines unacceptable behaviour, outlines the levels and types of infractions, and describes in detail both the manner in which infractions are enforced and the kinds of sanctions applied.
Residents are expected to have read and be aware of the information contained in this document. The goals of the Guiding Principles are as follows:
- To provide students with clear information about what is expected of them while living in residence
- To provide Department of Residences and Residence Life Staff with a resource that outlines specifically the course of disciplinary action for any unacceptable behaviour
- To illustrate to students the importance of cooperation while living in the residence community