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Mission, Vision, & Values

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The Department of Housing and Residential Education (DHRE) takes pride in providing services to students in a safe, well-maintained, inclusive residential community that supports student success through their academic, personal, and professional goals by fostering a healthy living and learning environment and opportunities for holistic growth and development. 


The Department of Housing and Residential Education will prepare students for living and thriving in an increasingly diverse society through the following:

  • Integrating diversity and inclusion knowledge into co-curricular initiatives that enrich the classroom experience.
  • Addressing social justice issues facing our residential population through open and honest dialogue.
  • Supporting staff members as they invest in the development of their own capacities by making the value we place upon diversity visible, practical and purposeful.
  • Becoming a national model for diversity and inclusion based on best practices.
  • Practicing the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce.
  • Providing a safe space and access for underrepresented students and to encourage growth, learning, academic persistence, and success.
  • Providing diversity and inclusion initiatives that contribute to our mission and strategic direction to facilitate a powerful learning experience for all students.
  • Introducing diversity into the systems and culture of the Department.
  • Providing leadership on diversity and inclusion related matters.
  • Fostering an inclusive environment that welcomes and celebrates all expressions of diversity and identity, creating communities unburdened by discrimination and oppression.

Core Values

  • Care
  • Empowerment
  • Leadership
  • Transformation
  • Excellence
  • Transparency
  • Stewardship


  • Service
  • Student Learning, Engagement, and Success
  • Diversity and Inclusivity
  • Sustainability
  • Safety and Security
  • Professional Development