“ Residences are much more than convenient places to live! Taking advantage of the opportunities and diversity within them allows for richer learning, enhanced development and memories that will last for a lifetime”
ASCA Ethical Principles and Standards of Good Conduct (www.theasca.og)
Examples of Standards of Practice Seattle University
Housing and Residence Life Vision Statement
Our residential communities empower leaders for a just and humane world by fostering learning, development, and community living. We contribute to a vital and engaged university community by offering student-centered programs and services.
Housing and Residence Life Mission Statement
Using the University's core values as our guiding principles, we strive to provide safe, secure, and well maintained residential facilities with diverse living options that support the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual growth of our students by collaborating with students, staff, and faculty to create a seamless learning experience inside and outside the classroom.
Examples of Standards of Practice University of Maine
Through collaborative efforts and continuous transformation we seek to be a model of excellence in serving our students.
Residence Life intentionally fosters communities that create a sense of belonging and provides active learning environments that enhance our students' engagement in their own development and academic success.
“ The amount of training that you would need to be prepared for all of the possible issues that come up in residential life and housing is so extensive that it is not possible. You just have to do the best that you can and stay calm and logical when problem solving.”
- Noelle MacNair, Assistant Director of Residential Life & Housing at Concordia University
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