To provide peer-to-peer accountability for all residential students at UMBC by modeling behavior and offering opportunities for personal development and reflection in order to foster responsible citizens.
The Peer Review Council upholds UMBC’s mission goal of social responsibility by ensuring that all residential students are in alignment with Residential Life’s “Community Living Principles.”
Citizenship: Residential students are members of a shared community; therefore, it is their responsibility to make positive contributions by respecting the principles.
Integrity: Every person is responsible for their actions. By being honest, trustworthy, and sincere; the residential community will be stronger.
Respect: Care and concern for ourselves and the residential community will foster a culture of acceptance, mutual understanding, and freedom.
Civility: Every residential student deserves dignity. Courtesy and compassion for differences will help show this to community members.
Living and Learning: Every moment can be used as an opportunity to learn and share our learning experiences with others.
PRC Member Duties & Eligibilty
- Protect the rights and responsibilities of students living in the UMBC residential communities.
- Uphold the Residential Life policies, rules and regulations as outlined in the Rights and Responsibilities Guide.
- Hold each member of the community accountable for their actions through a restorative adjudication process.
- Ensure that each student receives a fair and impartial hearing.
- Dedicate approximately one hour a week to attend hearings and meetings with Council advisors.
- Arrive early to hearings in order to prep for cases.
- Maintain strict confidentiality concerning all parties in Council hearings.
- Be familiar with Residential Life rights and responsibilities.
- Be professional and responsible members by notifying advisor in advance when you cannot attend a hearings, dressing professionally, and having a friendly demeanor.
- Must be a current residential student at UMBC.
- Must maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
- Must be in good academic and judicial standing with UMBC and maintain this status throughout the tenure as a member.
- Must be able to commit at least one hour a week during the semester in addition to trainings.