Floor Community Standards
Like roommate contracting, community standards are agreements made by floor members concerning how they will interact and treat each other. Floor community standards are established at the start of the academic year and are revisited throughout the year and as problems arise. The goals of floor community standards are to:
The Floor Community Standards process creates an environment conducive to learning; it:
Floor Community Standards most often focus on issues of respect, courtesy and personal responsibility. They do not replace health and safety and law-based policies.
"Floor Standards are the agreements made by the floor residents concerning how residents will relate to and treat each other...While Floor Standards can be seen as a product - a list of agreements, Floor Standards is a process by which individuals begin forming a community through dialogue, compromise and commitment. Floor Standards evolve, and therefore the Floor Standards process is never finished. Because Floor Standards evolve, they should not be thought of as a task to be completed, but as a means by which community interactions occur."