Residential Living Handbook & Code of Student Conduct
In addition to the Contract Terms and Conditions, which outlines contractual requirements, there are other established guidelines to help students live together successfully.
We encourage students to download and review The Residential Living Handbook before arriving on campus, as it provides:
- strategies for a safe and secure environment
- a guide to residence hall policies
- campus resources
In addition, The Ohio State University details student rights and responsibilities, as well as disciplinary sanctions in the Code of Student Conduct.
A Note on Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and Social Responsibility are at the cornerstone of community life at The Ohio State University. University Housing defines diversity as an inclusive mixture of all the differences that make individuals at OSU unique. Further, social responsibility encourages individuals to not only think about how they act, but also the impact of those actions on others. Through opportunities for critical thinking, social interactions and discussion within our residence halls and larger university communities our goal is to empower students, staff, faculty and friends to learn from the wide array of human similarities and differences in an increasingly interconnected world.
Through the pursuit of the following goals, we intend to facilitate personal development and to create positive experiences for all those who are part of Ohio State University residence hall communities:
Increase sensitivity to differences through shared experiences, dialogue, and personal reflection
Encourage students to address thoughtlessness that may impact the campus climate and the student experience
Actively develop communities that are committed to diversity and inclusion
Support and empower students who experience bias and discrimination