ERIC Number: ED022199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun-12
Reference Count: 0
Student Governance in Residence Halls.
The role of students in residence hall governance should be that of total student control where student conduct is concerned, including legislating rules, apprehending violators, and adjudicating penalities. A framework of role definitions for trustees, faculty, students, and administrators was proposed. The general goals and present problems of dormitory governance and student conduct must consider the dormitory as an unrestricted place to live and learn, with student power over student conduct. Dormitory restrictions should be only those absolutely necessary for maintaining order. Power to enact rules should rest entirely with those who must live with them. Apprehending violators must be handled by students, removing and freeing counseling staff from disciplinary duties. Adjudication procedures must guarantee the civil rights of the offender, with the penalty system applied by elected student judicial bodies. Students should also have a major voice in setting other long-range dormitory policies unrelated to student conduct. Excerpts from the Supreme Court's May 15, 1967 decision guaranteeing adult rights to juvenile are included. (WR)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Association of Women Deans and Counselors, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.