Welcome to the Neighborhood

Roanoke College values its' long standing positive "town-gown" relations with the citizens of the City of Salem. The College and its' students have been an integral part of the local community since 1847. It is the responsibility of all members of the College community to preserve and promote this important tradition for current and future students. Students who live in off-campus houses or apartments can have an impact, either positive or negative, on "town-gown" relations. We want that impact to be positive. Therefore, the College encourages all students to be good citizens of their neighborhoods. This involves being considerate and helpful neighbors to permanent residents and students who live nearby. It also involves being knowledgeable of and abiding by applicable laws and city ordinances. The College has established Good Neighbor Guidelines to help students understand and fulfill this important obligation. The institution may take disciplinary action against students whose off-campus behavior impedes or disrupts the College/community relationship, and/or undermines or threatens the welfare of the College or members of the College community.