Residence Life Mission & Outcomes
The Department of Residence Life is committed to our Franciscan values of community, learning, reverence, and service. Our philosophy is intentionally grounded in these values to support individual growth in and out of the classroom. By developing dynamic living-learning communities, we are committed to preparing students to become active members of their communities.
According to the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education, The formal education of students consists of the curriculum and the co-curriculum, and must promote student learning and development that is purposeful and holistic. Each program in Student Life must provide evidence of its impact on the achievement of student learning and development outcomes. Relevant and desirable outcomes include: intellectual growth, effective communication, realistic self-appraisal, enhanced self-esteem, clarified values, career choices, leadership development, healthy behaviors, meaningful interpersonal relationships, independence, collaboration, social responsibility, satisfying and productive lifestyles, appreciation of diversity, spiritual awareness and achievement of personal and educational goals. Learning Outcomes for the Department of Residence Life include the following:
- Students will learn to interact with other students of diverse backgrounds.
- Resident Assistants will learn to become better leaders.
- Students will learn to live independently.