The college provides on-campus housing facilities for registered students. Four
residence halls for women and three for men provide home away from home for boarding
students. Each residence hall is administered by a director who is responsible for
management and supervision, programming, advisement, emergency intervention, and
counseling. Resident assistants help the directors with the coordination of residence
The purpose of The Office of Residence Life is to design and implement a holistic
program of services and activities with academic opportunities, which enhance the
individual growth and development of students. This purpose will be implemented
through living & learning residence halls.
In order to meet the purpose of The Office of Residence Life, we endeavor to fulfill
the following goals:
- To recruit, hire, train and develop a staff of individuals who have been determined
to be those necessary for success of students living in the residence halls.
- To research, plan, develop and implement a program of activities and services addressing
the personal, social, and educational needs of students living in the residence
- To develop and provide an environment within each hall that affords maximum opportunity
for interpersonal communication among residents.
- To provide, and disseminate information that is pertinent, relevant and accurate
to the academic, personal and social needs of students.
- To provided resident with social & civil engagement and impacting the community
- To provide opportunities for accurate interpretation of policies, regulations and
procedures that have been implemented to ensure order and to encourage self-discipline
in a group living situation.
The programs planned and coordinated through residence life will
be based on five program dimensions. The programs offered will utilize standard
residence life curriculums.
- Civic Engagement - Dimensions of Outcomes: Sense of Civic
responsibility; commitment to public life through communities of practice; engage
in principled dissent; effective in leadership
- Cognitive Complexity - Dimensions
of Outcomes: Critical thinking, reflective thinking, effective reasoning, intellectual
flexibility, emotion/cognition integration, identity/cognition integration
and Interpersonal Competence - Dimensions of Outcomes: Realistic self appraisal and
self understanding; personal attributes, such as identity, self-esteem, confidence,
ethics and integrity, spiritual awareness, personal goal setting; meaningful relationships;
interdependence; collaboration; ability to work with people different from self
Knowledge Acquisition, Integration, and Application - Dimensions of outcomes: Understanding
knowledge from a range of discipline(acquisition); connecting knowledge to other
knowledge, ideas, and experience(integration); relate knowledge to daily life (application);
pursuit of lifelong learning; career decidedness; technological competence.
and Academic Achievement - Dimensions of Outcomes: Learning skills; bridge programs,
peer mentoring; faculty and staff mentoring; supplemental instruction-tutoring;
orientation programs; academic advising; financial aid; disability support services;
parents’ programs; child care services.