The Residential Life program provides multiple community environments within reasonably safe and clean facilities. Our focus is to help students understand how they impact others, provide opportunities for interaction with differing people, and to develop important life skills. We strive for an environment that supports academic pursuits and enhances the out of classroom experience. Department activities and decisions are based on the principles of community, safety, personal attention, development of our students, and integrity. We function in collaboration with other College offices to facilitate residential students' successful adjustment to and subsequent transition through their college experience. The overall concern of the Residential Life staff is the welfare of the residents: each member of our community is important.