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Policies

This is the part where we say, "No."

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

There are some things that residents on campus are not allowed to do. We don't take these rules lightly; these decisions are made for the benefit of everyone.

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 Resident Student Handbook (PDF). Most of the time, you can find what you need by checking the table of contents. If you have a question, talk to your RA.

If You Receive a Violation

Violations of the Student Code of Conduct or Residence Life Standards in the handbook may be referred to the Student Conduct Office and the Residential Adjudication Board (ResBoard) for adjudication. Mason has a process in place to resolve cases. Be smart; familiarize yourself with what's going to happen. If you aren't satisfied with the outcome, we also have an appeals process in place.

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.

Additionally, members facilitate community outreach and educational presentations on courteous and responsible living. Through these initiatives, 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, click here.