Roommate Bill of Rights & Responsibilities

Sharing a room with someone is similar to other relationships - to be successful it requires openness, flexibility, respect, and compromise. Right from the beginning, it is very important to communicate openly with your roommate. Learning to live with another person, to acknowledge and respect each other's differences, and to allow one another the space to grow is one of the most valuable parts of the residence experience. Your basic responsibilities include the following:


  • To privacy
  • To respect
  • To open communication
  • To mutually clean living quarters
  • To personal safety and security of possessions
  • To comfortable sleep and study conditions
  • To be asked before their possessions are used
  • To stay true to their on values
  • To agree and disagree
  • To ask residence life staff for assistance when needed
  • To be treated civilly
  • To comfortable living space
  • To get their messages in a timely manner
  • To a room free of policy violations


  • To respect one another's privacy
  • To respect themselves and others
  • To communicate openly with their roommate and discuss potential conflicts before they get out of hand
  • To keep their living space neat and clean
  • To lock doors and maintain personal/possession safety
  • To maintain a comfortable environment for sleep and study purposes
  • To treat one another's possessions with care and ask before borrowing personal items
  • To respect differences
  • To compromise
  • To enlist the help of residence life staff when a difficult roommate issue arises
  • To be kind and civil with no intent to harm
  • To check with one another before having overnight guests
  • To pass on messages to their roommate in a timely manner
  • To abide by all residence hall rules and regulations

This declaration outlines basic rights and responsibilities that will help healthy roommate relationships develop.

Pet Life

Pet Life

Eckerd College is unique in allowing resident students to have pets on campus.

Beta, Delta and Zeta Lounge Renovations

Zeta Lounge

With the success of the recently renovated Zeta Lounge, the lounges of the Beta and Delta complexes have also been renovated, featuring an enhanced kitchen area, flat screen TV with surround sound and ample study and meeting space along with new couches, chairs and barstool seating.