Health & Safety (Sanitation)
When students come to college, they may not have had the experience of having to keep areas outside of their own bedroom clean and sanitary. They may become caught up in studying and in the many activities available to them here and allow the condition of their living space to deteriorate to an unacceptable level. When this happens, it can create unsanitary conditions for the student and for other members of the community. It also can attract pests into the living area where they will thrive and be difficult to eradicate. Finally, dirt build-up can cause damage to the room, ultimately resulting in costly repairs.
We have an expectation that students will observe at least the minimal level of sanitation in his or her living space. We do inspections of the residence hall rooms three times a year. If unsanitary conditions exist, we follow up to make sure that the problem is addressed. We understand the demands of a Hopkins education, but know too the importance of learning about how to care for your space and we expect that students should be able to meet our standards. We will do our best to help them do that.