Community Standards

Welcome to the Bengal Village community at LSUE!  As a member of the Bengal Village community, you are responsible for contributing to a positive living environment that is conducive to personal growth and academic success.

Each on-campus student has the right to live in an atmosphere of positive encouragement and mutual respect. Each resident is entitled to the following:

  • To sleep, study, and socialize in his or her room without disturbance;
  • To live in a secure, healthy, and clean environment;
  • To be an active member within a supportive and stimulating community; and
  • To have access to campus programs and services.

To demonstrate your commitment to being a participating member of the Bengal Village community, your individual responsibilities are to:

  • Accept responsibility for your actions;
  • Become involved in the community by participating in activities both within and outside of University Housing;
  • Consider the needs of other residents and balance them with your own needs;
  • Promote individual safety and community security;
  • Hold yourself and others to the highest standards of academic, personal, and social integrity;
  • Maintain open lines of communication with Residence Life staff;
  • Respect the opinions of others; and
  • Respect the environment and the property of others and of the university.

In order to achieve these community-wide goals, objectives, and responsibilities, it is necessary to implement rules, regulations, and policies for each student resident and their guests. The guidelines within the Living On Campus Handbook are in addition to those described in your Housing Contract, the Student Code of Conduct, and other university policies governing student conduct and responsibilities.

Your Resident Assistant (RA) is an junior or senior student who lives on the residence hall floor to serve as the primary resource for building community and to help students to know each other and LSUE. Your RA will work to build a positive community on your floor and within the hall, assisting residents with both personal and academic concerns, knowledge and upholding of university policies, and serving as a resource and/or liaison for the university.

Roommate Bill of Rights

Residents of Bengal Village are entitled to the following rights:

  • The right to free from undue interference (noise, guests, etc.);
  • The right to sleep free from undue disturbance;
  • The right to expect the respect of personal belongings;
  • The right to a clean and tidy living environment;
  • The right to free access to one’s room and facilities without pressure from roommates;
  • The right to expect one’s roommate will not violate terms of the Residence Life Handbook;
  • The right to be free from harassment and discrimination;
  • The right to expect that any and all disagreements will be discussed in an atmosphere of openness and mutual respect, and that it is acceptable to confront one’s roommate when the roommate is not fulfilling mutual agreements; and
  • The right to live in a smoke-, drug-, and alcohol-free environment.

If you believe any of these rights are being infringed upon, contact your Resident Assistant who will guide you on the necessary steps to resolve the issue(s).