Rights and Responsibilities:
Our daily encounters with one another are critical to a healthy lifestyle and positive quality of life, for ourselves and those around us. Civility, and being a good neighbor, matters to our emotional, physical, and community health. On-campus, you have a built-in social network of the residence halls and campus apartments. Off-campus, your web of communities expands into the greater neighborhoods and downtown.
Mahatma Gandhi said, "Be the change you want to see in the world." As a student at Central Washington University, you are being prepared for responsible citizenship, responsible stewardship of the earth, and an enlightened and productive life. An important part of that life is your daily interactions as part of the larger community - and being a good neighbor.
Once you move off-campus, you have responsibility to be a respectful member of two communities, Central Washington University and Ellensburg. It is important that you understand that while living off-campus you still need to adhere to the Student Conduct Code and all local, state, and federal laws or ordinances. CWU will hold students responsible for off-campus as well as on-campus violations. We hope the following information and suggestions will help you to quickly make connections and feel right at home.