Residence Community Standards outlines the standards of appropriate conduct expected by those who reside in Lakehead University Residence. These standards complement municipal, provincial and federal legislation and University policies. The Community Standards can be found HERE
Lakehead University Residence strives to provide students with a clean and safe home, where academic success and personal growth are promoted. It is our goal to provide a community and environment that is rich and diverse. Residence provides a wide range of opportunities that are social, educational and recreational. If you want a comprehensive experience as well as to expand your horizons, this is the place for you!
Did you know?
- The Residence Life Team consists of 2 Residence Area Coordinators, 20 House Presidents, 20 Resident Assistants, 1 Sports Coordinator, 1 Media Coordinator. Get involved! Competition for positions start early winter semester!
- Residence students are actively involved in numerous different charitable causes on campus and within the city. Talk to your House President or Resident Assistant for more information.
- During the academic year Residence students have the opportunity to participate in over 50 events!
Residence Life Team
Our Residence Life team is made up of Resident Assistants, House Presidents, and Coordinators who are here to provide a wide array of programs and learning sessions for students within residence. Click on the tabs below to find out more about our team members!
Resident Assistants works in co-operation with the house members to create an atmosphere of responsibility, consideration and respect. These are the people who unlock the doors when students have locked themselves out, listen to students if they need to talk and will point students in the right direction if they have any questions about the University. RAs also provide students with valuable and fun programs to give a balanced experience while here at university.
Resident Assistants address confidential, personal, social, medical, financial or academic concerns. They are extremely knowledgeable and enjoy helping and are a friendly face to go to with any problems.
|The House President (HP) is responsible for organizaing and running House events and keeping the House informed of events and activities that are taking place throughout the year. HPs will organize House events at various locations around the City, House dinners, bonfires, movie nights, and much more. HPs also hold a seat on the Residence Council and uphold the House members' best interests. Each House President also chairs a committee within the council. The HPs work really hard to ensure that students have a great year as a part of the residence community.|
|There are two coordinators that are involved in Residence Life: Sports Coordinator and Media Coordinator. Each Coordinator heads up their committee with the assistance of the Council representative and members from each House. The Sports Coordinator is in charge of Residence sports as well as planning different sporting events such as Super Saturday. The Media Coordinator helps promote community in residence through creatively engaging using social media and the television screens in and around Residence.|
|Planning For Success|
Our Residence Life staff provides a variety of programs and learning sessions that assist students in finding a balance among their academics and the many other facets of their lives.
The following sections outline examples of common challenges students, in general, may face throughout the academic year, as well as the various programming responses that take place.
Students are both welcome and encouraged to get involved in any of the following committees and groups. Get involved, have fun and meet people!
Residence Community Standards
Residence Community Standards outlines the standards of appropriate conduct expected by those who reside in Lakehead University Residence. These standards complement municipal, provincial and federal legislation and University policies.
The objective of these standards is to enhance the academic experience. The accountability for behaviour is emphasized and individual choice warrants individual effects. A reasonable effort is made to investigate all Residence Community Standards infractions in a timely and effective manner. Full cooperation with staff is expected.
Actions by an individual(s) which interfere with the rights of other individual(s) to the enjoyment of his/her space or time in residence. Any and all items deemed inappropriate will be confiscated and/or disposed of and the appropriate authorities will be contacted.
Actions by an individual(s), which creates a significant disturbance to an individual or community in Residence. Any and all items deemed inappropriate will be confiscated and/or disposed of and the appropriate authorities will be contacted.
Actions by an individual(s) which endanger the safety and security of themselves or other individual(s); and/or compromise personal or university property; compromise the integrity of an individual(s) and/or contravene the laws of the land. Any and all items deemed inappropriate will be confiscated and/or disposed of and the appropriate authorities will be contacted.
|Consequences for Accumulated Demerit Points|
Community Standards and Appeals
|Rights and Responsibilities|
The issue of rights and responsibilities is particularly important in Residence. Being placed in a House or, for that matter, in a room with a complete stranger can be a very difficult adjustment in some cases. The establishment of a residence community also involves the question of rights and responsibilities. Uppermost in your mind should be respect for, and responsibility to, the community and its members. You are offered a unique experience in Residence. Take advantage of it.
You have the right to:
You have the responsibility to:
Residence Community Standards outline the standards of appropriate conduct expected by those who reside in Lakehead University Residence. These standards complement municipal, provincial and federal legislation and university policies.
The objective of these standards is to enhance the academic experience. The accountability for behaviour is emphasized and individual choices warrant individual effects. A reasonable effort is made to investigate all community standards infractions in a timely and effective manner. Full cooperation with staff is expected.
|The Community Standards Process|
|1. Incident Occurs|
2. Documentation by member of Residence Community
3. Documentation evaluated by a member of the Residence Life Management team (including meeting with witnesses and offenders if required)
4. Determination of Offence and Sanction by a member of the Residence Life Management team
5. Communicate Decision to resident by email (sent to Lakehead University email account)
6. Resident may appeal to Director of Residence Services within 3 business days
|Residence Appeals Process|
A student has three (3) business days from the time they are officially informed of their sanction (via email) to submit an appeal. Please ensure that you outline your grounds for appeal.
Safety in Residence
Welcome to the Residence services that work to provide you peace of mind. Whatever the situation, we are here to assist, support and ensure the safety and well-being of everyone in Residence.
|Fire Safety in Residence|
Fire Alarm Procedures
It is an offense under the Criminal Code of Canada to cause a false fire alarm. This is an indictable offense that is liable to an imprisonment term.
For Bartley, Prettie, Halliday Hall, & the Apartments
Manual fire alarm stations are located throughout Bartley Residence, Prettie Residence, Halliday Hall, and the Apartment Complexes. It is the responsibility of each resident to be familiar with the location of alarm pull stations and fire exits throughout Residence.
The fire alarm is a continuous loud ringing of a bell or a pulsating alarm horn. Upon hearing the alarm, all residents are to leave the building via the nearest safe exit.
Resident Assistants have received special fire safety training and will act as Fire Wardens. All rooms will be checked in the area where the alarm has sounded. Any person(s) found remaining within the affected Residence will be liable to a fine of up to $200.00. Assisted by the University Security staff, the Thunder Bay Fire Department will respond to all fire alarms and their personnel will be in charge of the situation. Once the "all clear" is given, residents will be allowed to return to their rooms.
If you detect a fire, activate the nearest pull station, call out to persons around you and proceed to the closest safe phone to call (807) 343-8911. Provide Security Services with all the particulars about the emergency.
Evaluate the area and take refuge in the designated safe area for your residence.
If you detect a fire call (807) 343-8911 from the nearest safe area/place or from the emergency phone located in the laundry room. You can press the "hotline" button on any Nortel phone to reach Security Services directly.
Designated Safe Locations when fire alarm is sounded
Periodically fire drills will take place throughout the Residence buildings. There will be no prior notice given for this very important safety activity. Upon hearing the fire alarm you are required to exit the building immediately and go to the appropriate safe area as specified for your building or alternate bad weather location as directed by Residence Life Staff. Failure to leave the building goes against Residence Community Standards and actions will be dealt accordingly.
For safe area locations, please see the notice on the back your unit or bedroom door.
As Residence is home to approximately 1200 people during the academic year, the University strives to make Residence a safe place to live. As such, Resident Assistants must make regular safety inspections of their respective houses/townhouses/apartments. At this time any inappropriate items will be removed.
|General Safety Tips|
| Creating a safe environment starts with you! Here are some tips on how you can prevent becoming a victim of crime in Residence:|
In addition to the above tips, you can also help keep campus safe by becoming actively involved with the "Campus Watch Program".
For your safety and the safety of others, the following protocols were created. Failure to comply with these and the Residence Community Standards will result in the appropriate disciplinary action.
Please note that the University does not carry insurance on the property of any student. View the "Residence Insurance and Liability" policy. You are strongly encouraged to arrange for coverage of your belongings with an insurance company.
The University is NOT RESPONSIBLE for lost, stolen, or damaged items, however caused.
Phone: (807) 343-8569
Lakehead University Security Services are located on the main floor of the University Centre (UC), just down the hall from the Agora. Security operates twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week all year. Your Security department patrols the grounds and responds to service calls and emergencies.
Please contact Security if you have a security related question or are interested in helping with the development and delivery of crime prevention programs.
|Student Health, Counselling and Wellness|
Health & Counselling Services for Students Attending Lakehead Campus
Phone: (807) 343-8361
The team of medical, nursing, and counselling professionals at the Student Health, Counselling & Wellness Centre can support your physical and mental health needs while at University. All services are confidential. We encourage you to call or visit the Centre if you need to see a physician or counsellor or are just unsure where and how to access health care in our community.
If you have a concern such as a sore throat/cough, urinary tract infection, depression or diabetes, or you require birth control information/prescriptions or STI testing - book an appointment with a physician in one of the Centre's medical clinics. Like your family doctor's office, the clinics use provincial (i.e. OHIP) or international health plans for most visits.
The Centre offers free counselling services that can address stressors you may face as you adjust to university life. These stressors can range from minor workload stressors, to family and relationship concerns, to complex mental health issues. Everyone is encouraged to talk to someone sooner rather than later.
Throughout the academic year, the Centre also offer health education events. All students are invited to attend or access information. If you are unable to attend, please visit the Centre website for health information, resources and services.