During the first community meeting, student staff members will facilitate the development of a community agreement where students will decide, as a community, the standards to which they will hold each other within the context of College policy. This agreement will be revisited as needed throughout the academic year.
Sharing a living space with another person can be challenging. Students must learn to communicate their needs to each other and agree to established rules as a way to manage their environment. Student staff members have access to roommate agreements which all students should complete as a way to manage roommate relationships. First-year students will also engage in a conversation with their staff member regarding their roommate agreement.
Roommates having difficulties are encouraged to speak first with their roommate, then with their student staff member, and then, if needed, a Residential & First-Year Programs professional staff member.
Residential & First-Year Programs staff members are available for emergencies that may occur in the halls. During the day, you should find your student staff member or contact the Office of Residential & First-Year Programs (717-337-6901) or the Department of Public Safety (717-337-6911). The Department of Public Safety is open 24-hours, seven days a week.
For problems or emergencies, students should contact the Department of Public Safety at 717-337-6911. Public Safety can either address the issue or connect students with the appropriate on-call professional (student, administrator, or counselor).