Student Housing and Residential Life

Student Housing & Residential Life - Community Standards

Our staff is excited to have you as a member of our on-campus living community. As a student at CSU Monterey Bay, not only are you a member of the larger university community, but also a member of the community that exists within your residence hall, suite, apartment, or court. Student Housing & Residential Life Community Standards and university policies are designed to provide a clear picture of what is expected of you as a student housing resident.

Living in close quarters with others who are new to you is not always easy. Every person comes from a different background and brings a different set of experiences and expectations for living here in campus housing. Student Housing & Residential Life Community Standards and university policies are intended to give you, your roommate(s), and your neighbors a common set of expectations by which you can all live and learn together in order to achieve academic success, develop lasting friendships, and continue to build your skills so you are well prepared for life after graduation.

It is the responsibility of each individual to know and abide by these Community Standards, in addition to the CSU Monterey Bay Policies and Regulations and Student Code of Conduct. In order to carry out its work of teaching, research, and public service, CSU Monterey Bay faculty, staff, administrators, and students have an obligation to maintain conditions under which the work of the university can proceed freely. This is done in accordance with the highest standards of quality, institutional integrity, and freedom of expression, with full recognition by all concerned, of the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of those who comprise the university community. Each member of our community shares the responsibility of maintaining an environment conducive to the achievement of the university’s mission.

Being a member of a community means understanding and adhering to Community Standards, policies, regulations, and procedures, as well as being an active participant in the positive development and well-being of that community.

One community expectation is to ensure Community Standards are upheld. As a community member, you are responsible for your (and your guests’) behavior and the choices you make. It is our hope you will choose to abide by all university and Student Housing & Residential Life policies and regulations, as well as Student Housing & Residential Life Community Standards. Student Housing & Residential Life has a conduct system in place to confront and address policy and Community Standard violations.

Appealing a Conduct Decision:

Students have a right to appeal a decision made by the Conduct Meeting Officer. If students choose to appeal the results of a conduct meeting decision, they must complete the online appeal form within five business days from the date this decision is sent by the Conduct Meeting Officer.

Conduct meeting decisions may be appealed on the following grounds:

  • New relevant information has come forward which was unavailable for presentation at the time of the original conduct conference;
  • Specific information to support the allegation that the decision is not consistent with the nature of the policy violation or incident;
  • Specific facts to support the allegation that the decision was prejudiced with respect to facts of the conduct case and individuals involved.