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All members of the Dickinson College community are expected
to respect the rights of students and area residents to live in an environment
free from excessive noise pollution, thereby enabling all community members to
pursue their academics free from harassing noise and excessively boisterous
activities. Although students should expect that some events and activities
will entail music and noise, they also have a right to expect that the level of
noise will be reasonable and appropriate to the time and place. Responsibility
for providing an environment free of excessive noise falls ﬁrst upon
individuals and groups who are expected to regulate themselves.
Any persons who object to the time, place and level of noise
have the right to request that the noise be eliminated. When the complainant
and the person or group responsible for the music or noise cannot agree
concerning a reasonable level, the appropriate procedure is to ask a third
party to mediate the problem. Appropriate third parties include: Resident
Advisers, Community Advisers, House & Apartment Managers, Student Life
staff, and Public Safety Ofﬁcers.
In those cases where a third party is involved, disciplinary
action may be initiated through the college conduct system. Sanctions for
violations of the noise policy will be drawn from sanctions found in the
Community Standards, individually or in any combination.