Residence Hall Policies 

We want you and the rest of the university community to flourish and thrive. That won't happen unless we set up policies and limitations on what can occur on campus. We expect you to uphold and maintain the highest of standards. You've accomplished a lot by becoming a student at Mason, so we believe in you.

When you become a resident, you sign our Housing Agreement (PDF). Take a moment to read it, as it contains the terms and conditions that you're expected to follow while you live here.

We also have a Residential Student Handbook (PDF). If you have a question, talk to a Housing & Residence Life Staff Member, such as your Resident Assistant or Community Assistant.

These policies are in place for the benefit of everyone, so we don’t take them lightly.

Policy Violations

Violations of the Student Code of Conduct or Residence Life Standards in the Residential Student Handbook may be referred to the Student Conduct Office or the Residential Adjudication Board (ResBoard) for adjudication. Mason has a process in place to resolve conduct cases. To learn more about the Conduct Process, we encourage you to go to the Office of Student Conduct’s website. There you will learn more about the Conduct Process and the appeals process.


Residential Adjudication Board

The Residential Adjudication Board (ResBoard) is a unique leadership opportunity for students to serve the community by promoting safety, trust, accountability, and respect within our residence halls. Board members resolve allegations of misconduct within the residence halls through determining whether a student is responsible for a violation of residential policies, and recommending educational sanctions. Through this initiative, the ResBoard positively influences community behavior, and upholds a climate of integrity in George Mason University’s residential communities. For more information about the ResBoard,  here.

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