Student Behavior in the Residence Halls

Students living in the residence halls accept their responsibility to adhere to the Honor Code

Students accept their shared responsibility to act in accordance with the Honor Code, treating each other, the community and the campus with mutual trust, respect and concern.

2. Social
Our community’s social relationships are also based on mutual trust, concern and respect. We must consider how our words and actions, regardless of the medium, may affect the sense of acceptance essential to an individual’s or group’s participation in the community. We strive to foster an environment that genuinely encourages respectful expression of differing values in honest and open discussion. We recognize that acts of discrimination and harassment, including, but not limited to, acts of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, ableism, discrimination based on religion or political ideology, and discrimination based on national origin or English capability are devoid of respect and therefore, by definition, violate this Code. Upon encountering actions or values that we find degrading to ourselves and to others, we should initiate dialogue with the goal of increasing mutual understanding.

Section 3.05 Community Standards
As part of the Haverford community, we are obligated to reflect on our own actions as well as the actions of those around us in light of their effect on the community and confront others when their conduct disturbs us. We must also report our own breaches to Honor Council if it becomes clear through self-reflection or through expressions of concern by others that our academic or social conduct represents a violation of community standards. We are obligated to report ourselves even if doing so may result in a trial and the possibility of separation from the college.

When conflicts do occur, it is important to remember that the Honor Code requires students to try “to resolve conflicts by engaging others in dialogues that yield greater awareness for all parties involved.” Students are reminded that resources are available if guidance would be helpful or is needed. These resources include but are not limited to Dorm Resource Persons (DRP), members of the Honor Council, members of the Residential Life Committee, Graduate Assistants, and the staff in the Office of Residential Life.

Last modified: August 28, 2015