Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and ResponsibilitiesGeorgia Tech is an academic community in which all persons share responsibility for the community’s growth and continued welfare. As members of the Housing community, residents can reasonably expect the following:

  • Residents have the right to freedom from unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual/affectional orientation, age, religion, creed, political affiliation, and national origin.

  • Residents may have the opportunity to participate in the formulation of policy directly affecting residents through membership on appropriate committees as determined by administrators, or other recognized constitutional groups within the Institute.

  • Residents should have accurate and plainly stated information regarding Housing policies, procedures, and requirements.

  • In all instances of general student conduct action, the student has the right to fair and impartial treatment. As members of the Housing community, residents have the responsibility to

As members of the Housing community, residents have the responsibility to:

  • Keep room/suite/apartment and buildings safe by locking doors, not allowing strangers into the building and helping to identify unsafe areas.

  • Respect the rights of others to study and sleep by observing noise policies.

  • Communicate wishes and preferences about sleep, studying, and guests/visitors with roommates and set a room standard within housing policy guidelines.

  • Know and abide by Institute and Housing policies, and local, state, and federal law.

  • Notify staff members of concerns and cooperate with them to find solutions.

  • Read Housing Community Guide, Residence Hall Community Policies, the Student Code of Conduct, Housing Contact, and the Department of Housing and Residence Life web page.