Living on campus serves an integral part of students’ education by fostering the development of the individual and enriching his/her academic experience. The Division of Campus Residences is a complex organization the purpose of which is to meet the wide range of needs represented within a diverse student population in the context of residential life.
In order to accomplish this mission, it is essential that the Division provide facilities which are clean, safe, comfortable and affordable, and which are managed effectively and efficiently. This requires integration of new technologies, keeping abreast of current trends, and development of strategies for responding to changing student needs.
Guiding the efforts to enhance the development of the individual resident are the principles of preparing the individual to make a positive contribution to the campus and in society. By challenging residents to examine their value systems, and by teaching and modeling such characteristics of citizenship as interdependence, acceptance of difference, and pride in and responsibility for one’s community, the Division contributes to the educational mission of the University.
Personal attention in a caring environment should characterize the quality of the residential experience, and should shape the direction and efforts of the Division of Campus Residences.