What do we do about roommate conflicts?

If your student is experiencing a conflict with their roommate, they should first talk with their RA and determine if there is a way they can work through the disagreement or issues. RAs are trained in conflict resolution. If the conflict persists, the Area Coordinator is the next person to speak to. The Area Coordinator is also trained in conflict resolution and can help where the RA could not, or if necessary, help the student find another living situation. No roommate changes may be made within the first two weeks of each semester. It is generally best that students take ownership of the problem and try to work through it themselves—it provides a great sense of independence and autonomy and helps the student prepare for relationship negotiations later in life.