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Community Living Principles

Create a Just and Supportive Community
We are a community committed to civic responsibility. Become the kind of community member that people can count on to keep individuals and the community safe. Contribute to the development of a healthy community by considering the balance between your rights and responsibilities. Demonstrate integrity. Become the kind of community member that people can count on to fulfill promises and agreements, abide by the rules and expectations of living on campus, help those in need, and hold others accountable for their actions.

Seek to Understand and Honor Others
We all have different experiences, needs, and hopes for our time at UMBC and the future. These differences create opportunities for learning and for conflict, and we are a community committed to making an effort to see things from others’ points of view and make the most of our relationships. Be a community member who honors other’s identities and experiences. 

Foster a Community of Learning
We are a community committed to learning in and out of the classroom. Learning is collaborative. Be the kind of community member who builds relationships celebrates the success of others, and assists others in their learning. Being a community member means that just as you will benefit by having the help of others when you need something, there will be times when others need you to pitch in.

Engage in the UMBC Experience
We are a community committed to co-creating our experiences. It is our choices to actively participate that show who we are, in addition to our academic abilities. Get involved!  Positive contributions strengthen community and enhance the overall educational experience.