The prevailing goal of the residence life program is to develop communities within the residence halls that foster informal learning. The most crucial factor in this effort is the human element, that is, being responsible members of the community. As members of this community, students are given certain rights and privileges, and with these come a number of responsibilities. Students residing in the residence hall setting will be living in a community that is comprised of people with diverse backgrounds, interests, concerns, opinions, and standards. In order to make this kind of community livable, enjoyable, and conducive to academic pursuits, a set of standards that defines what is and what is not acceptable behavior is necessary.