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About Department of Residential Programs


retreat shotThe staff of the Department of Residential Programs believes that  education is a collaborative process  involving students, faculty and  staff who are committed to designing a residential experience that  enhances  student learning. As educators, creating an ethos of learning is our most fundamental purpose.

The keystone of the Department's philosophy is for our community  of learners to explore the wide variety of educational opportunities  available at the University as a means to better understand and  appreciate the unique qualities that all members of this community  have to offer. Our purpose is to create a stimulating environment that continually challenges and supports students pursuing academic excellence. 

In striving to achieve this goal, the Department of Residential Programs offers many opportunities that enhance the educational experience of the whole person. These experiences will eventually contribute to a person's intellectual, interpersonal, spiritual, physical and identity development and will help the individual understand and fulfill their responsibilities to the community at large.

Our Programs by the Numbers

9,842 Residential Students 
270 Resident Assistants 
34 Residence Hall Directors 
6 Undergraduate Colleges
8 Residential Quads/Areas
10 Fitness Centers
8 Computing Centers
6 Undergraduate Colleges
3 Apartment Complexes
3 Residential Tutoring Centers


Core Values


The fundamental cornerstone of our work will be integrity. We will be ethical and honest in our work and our professional conduct. We will keep the organization’s mission and the best interest of the members of the campus community at the forefront of our minds at all times. We will be role models for our students with respect to this value.


We believe we should strive for the highest quality performance in all that we do and should encourage this value in our students. We shall not be content with the status quo when we know that there is more we can do. We will do this through self-reflection, objective assessment and emphasizing the unique strengths of our community members.


Both individually and as a collective entity, the members of our staff will be responsible for the expectations placed upon them and for which they volunteer. Our staff members will be held accountable for the results of their efforts, as well as for the level of effort shown. We value service to others – individuals, groups, the department, division and university. We will work to foster an understanding of this value in our students.


Within a context of mutual support we will seek to cooperate with others as we seek to achieve our common goals. We will foster team spirit and an ethic of collegiality. We will offer myriad opportunities for group work and we will offer support and encouragement to others as they work towards individual goals.

Esprit de corps

We place value on the morale of the staff. We seek to develop a united feeling of direction, conviction and enthusiasm for the work that we do. We will foster fun, creativity and an enjoyable work environment.

Lifelong Learning

Our commitment to fostering a love of lifelong learning in our students and staff is manifested in many ways. Among these are: high expectations for educational goal attainment, staff participation in the academic lives of students, continuous professional development and support for personal development of staff and students.

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