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Campus Life & Student Affairs

Rules, Regs & Rights

Check the 2014-2015 Student Handbook to learn the College's rules and regulations and your rights as a student.

Bias incidents are taken very seriously by the College. Learn more about the Bias Incident Response Protocol.

Living on Campus

The Office of Housing and Residence Life, with the collaboration of other student affairs departments and student governance bodies, strives to maintain an environment where the following expectations are met:

  • Students are able to study within one’s room without undue interference.
  • Students are able to enjoy a quality of living which enhances the learning process.
  • Students have access to judicial processes that allow for the appropriate redress of grievances.
  • Students have the right to personal privacy and the ability to host guests, provided these do not interfere with either the institution’s mission or degrade the quality of residential living for other resident students.

Residence life staff also works with students to create a living and learning environment that:

  • enhances and supports both Keuka’s unique academic mission and the learning experience of each student;
  • recognizes, supports, and celebrates the varying values and beliefs of each resident student; and
  • fosters the appropriate development of individual responsibility and empowered collective governance.

Residence life staff includes the director of housing and residence life, and residence directors and resident assistants for each building.

The director of housing and residence life is responsible for the administration of the campus-wide residence life program, including supervising the residence life staff and coordinating all housing placements.

Each residence hall is staffed by a residence director (RD), who are professional staff members that reside in the residence halls. The RDs are the direct supervisors for student staff members and responsible for maintaining the safety and learning environment within their building.

Resident assistants (RAs) are student members of the residence life staff who supervise a residential area (hall or floor). Each residence assistant is trained to ensure that the guidelines for residential living are maintained and that the residential environment is conducive to meeting the living/learning needs of students.

Download the Exception to Residency Requirement Form (PDF).