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Mission & Values

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Housing and Residence Life is to cultivate development through purposeful and innovative programs, practices, and services provided in a safe and inclusive residential environment.


Health and Safety : We value residential facilities both on and off campus that are safe, secure, and healthy for students and staff while educating students to live safely and make responsible life choices.

Scholarship : We value scholastic environments and opportunities that enhance academic success.

Citizenship : We value personal responsibility, community involvement, and acting for the public good.

Student Development : We value the personal growth and development of students.

Diversity : We value civility, respect, appreciation, and an in-depth understanding of diversity including the ability to put knowledge into meaningful action.

Responsible Business Practices & Services : We value ethical business practices and sound decisions that reflect excellent stewardship of funds.

Staff Development : We value the personal and professional development of staff.

Support of the Division’s Mission

The Department of Housing and Residence Life’s mission and values are supportive of the Division of Student Affairs commitment to the 5 C's of Character, Community, Citizenship, Civility, and Commitment. The 5 C's are infused throughout our values and goals.