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Commuter Student Services & Off Campus Living

Responsibilities of a
Community Member


First Impressions:

  • Introduce yourself when you first move in.
  • Exchange contact information and encourage your neighbors to call you if they are having any problems (loud music, litter, etc). For a pre-made contact card, click HERE.

Clean and Tidy:

  • Take pride in the appearance/landscaping of the place in which you live. Keeping your residence clean is a neighborly thing to do.
  • Follow Garbage Removal Proceedure: cover pails to keep pests away, do not tie lids to cans, properly bundle all waste items to avoid loose garbage).

Noise Levels:

  • Keep noise to a minimum.
  • Neighbors have the right to alert the police of a noise disturbance. A noise disturbance is defined as sounds that may endanger the safety or health of any person, or endanger property. Respect your neighbor's right to enjoy their peaceful surroundings.

Hosting Guests:

  • Tell your neighbors of your plans, if you plan on hosting a party.
  • Remind your guests to be considerate of your neighboors.
  • Remember that you are responsible for the actions of your guests.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Social Host Law.

Pet Patrol:

  • Be a responsible pet owner.
  • Keep your pet on an appropriate leash when walking around the neighboorhood.
  • Ensure that your pet wears an identification tag with your proper contact information.
  • Spray or neuter your cat if it goes outdoors.
  • Maintain a clean environment for your pet, both inside and outside your home.
  • Have a pet related emergancy?  Click HERE for authority contacts.


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