Why is Simon in trouble for having a girl in his room if the dorm is co-ed? Unless it's because she isn't registered to that room, but that's more of a technicality than anything else. Also, a resident administrator doesn't report directly to the dean of students. Presuming Simon attends a campus of 10,000, about state university size, a minor housing dispute would go from an RA to the dorm hall director, then *maybe* to Residence Life. If a serious enough infraction, which this doesn't seem to be, the associate dean of judicial affairs is brought in. It'd definitely never reach the ears of the dean/university president. A few rungs got skipped on the college hierarchy ladder here.