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I was just browsing a forum on the Worcester Polytech site and noticed a mom complaining about how dirty her kid's dorm was. It sort of bugs me, because while I think kids need to be responsible for their messes, I also think that when you have 100 kids living in the same building, well, you've got to have good custodial services! That's just the reality of it.
Then I read someplace else that at Rose-Hulman the custodial staff actually vacuum the kids' rooms. That may be overboard.
My son's dorms at Denison are not fancy (at all - ha). But they are quite clean! (Not his room, of course, but the common areas.)
I think kids treat places with more respect if they are cleaned on a regular basis.