Housing and Residence Life Mission and Values
What guides our work
In May-June 2021, we set out to reestablish our mission and foundational values. All areas of our department, including full-time, part-time, graduate and student staff, engaged in a reflective and generative effort over multiple weeks to develop our new mission and values. This participatory process laid the groundwork for our mission and foundational values to guide our work, decisions, interactions and reflections.
We strive for every prospective, current and former student living on campus to resonate, feel and live our mission and values. Every HRL team member, regardless of position, will see themselves and their work represented, shaped and supported through our mission and values.
HRL mission statement
We create a welcoming and vibrant residential experience where students connect, explore and belong.
How we do this
Through safe well-maintained facilities, excellent service, engaging programs, and meaningful staff interactions, we invest in the transformational growth, personal responsibility, and academic support of our students.
HRL foundational values
Our four foundational value areas guide us in all we do and how we do it – our interactions, approach, priorities, decisions, services, staffing, resources, processes, policies, reflection and navigation of complex situations. These values interrelate and work in concert to provide this critical, integrated and comprehensive lens.
This summer we will continue to add definitions of each of our foundational values:
- Community and connectedness
- Care and support
- Equity and inclusion
- Learning and development
We will provide additional context through examples of how we use our values in our work, and how our values drive our departmental strategic plan and annual goals.