Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles for Residence Community Living

Residence Life creates a community environment where our students can feel a sense of belonging, build resilience, and be academically successful. We encourage the personal development of our community members by holding individuals accountable for violations of the residence behavioural expectations.

Residence Life creates a community environment where our students can feel a sense of belonging, build resilience, and be academically successful. We encourage the personal development of our community members by holding individuals accountable for violations of the residence behavioural expectations. The Residence Rules and Regulations (ResRules), as a part of the overall residence experience, are designed to:

  • Create connection and belonging within a safe and respectful residence community.
  • Challenge residents to think critically, accept responsibility for their actions, and learn and grow from their experiences.
  • Emphasize the rights, responsibilities, dignity, and academic pursuits of all residents.

Rights and Responsibilities While Living in Residence

Residence Life is responsible for balancing the needs of the community with those of the individual. Residents are expected to uphold a high standard of respect for all members of the community, including Residence and University staff members.Residence Life is responsible for balancing the needs of the community with those of the individual. Residents are expected to uphold a high standard of respect for all members of the community, including Residence and University staff members.

  • Residents are responsible for reading and familiarizing themselves with the ResRules Handbook, Queen’s Student Code of Conduct, and all relevant provincial and federal laws;
  • Residents have the right to a safe, secure, and inclusive residence community that is free from harassment, intimidation, discrimination, and is respectful of the need for a quiet environment in which to study and have adequate sleep;
  • Residents are responsible for reporting any incidents of misconduct where there may be a risk of harm, a possible violation of the ResRules, or a negative impact on the dignity of any other resident;
  • Residents have the right to be heard when voicing a concern;
  • Residents are responsible for checking their Queen’s email frequently, responding to all meeting requests, attending scheduled meetings or hearings, and completing any assigned sanctions.