We are all part of a diverse community at Western. In the residences, our philosophy embraces acceptance and appreciation of all people, regardless of race, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, affectional or sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, spiritual practice or disability, or any other dimension of personal lifestyle.
We work and live together while maintaining an environment of mutual respect and interpersonal curiosity, and strive to engage in positive interactions. We, as persons and students, can learn from one another and become citizens with a greater understanding of, and appreciation for, our fellow person.
We believe that we are responsible for our actions. We will behave in ways which model our values about the respectful treatment of each member of our community, while expecting others to do the same.
We agree not to subscribe to attitudes or actions which degrade or hurt another person on the basis of age, physical ability, national origin, race, sexual orientation, gender, religious affiliation, or the like. Any form of harassment, verbal or written abuse, threats, intimidation, or violence does not conform to our philosophy and will not be tolerated. Likewise, we will not accept ignorance, anger, and alcohol or substance abuse as a valid excuse, reason, or rationale for such negative behaviour. We believe that society is strengthened by human diversity and the progressive growth fostered by an inclusive community.
We believe that each and every person has equal worth and should be treated accordingly with dignity and respect.