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Good Neighbor Policy
RISD occupies an urban campus
whose buildings and facilities intermingle with residential neighborhoods. A
significant number of RISD students live off campus in the greater Providence community.
As a student working and living in this community, your conduct reflects
directly not only on yourself, but also on the college. RISD expects students,
whether on or off campus, to behave in a manner consistent with the standards
of the Code of Student Conduct.
Students living off campus
should understand and appreciate that most of their neighbors have made a
long-term commitment to their neighborhoods, while students are often transient
members of the community for relatively brief duration. Families living in the
neighborhoods around our campus have the right to enjoy a reasonable level of
peace and quiet. As students, your academic and personal schedules often
conflict with the more routine schedules of families. Students should exercise
good judgment and be sensitive to the needs of their neighbors. Large parties
and other such gatherings in residential neighborhoods often lead to conflict
when music and other noise impacts neighbors. Providence has established noise
ordinances, and the Police Department will respond to complaints and issue
citations. In addition, RISD will review complaints made by neighbors and may
implement formal conduct procedures when violations of the Code of Student
Conduct are evident.