Office of Residence Life
The Office of Residence Life is dedicated to the Jesuit tradition of holistic education outside and inside the classroom. Residence Life will serve The University of Scranton student by:
- Providing a safe, secure, and academically supportive environment.
- Promoting independence, interpersonal skills, and healthy relationships.
- Cultivating acknowledgment of responsibility to oneself, The University of Scranton, and the global community.
- Developing transferable skills and leadership abilities to foster lifelong learning.
As a result of their on campus living experience and participation in leadership positions, living learning programs, activities and services provided by the Office of Residence Life, students will:
- Develop more meaningful interactions with faculty members in the residence halls.
- Develop their understanding of theology and explore their personal beliefs related to faith as individuals in a group.
- Identify with the Jesuit values and University mission.
- Make a positive impact on the University community.
- Become aware and knowledgeable of local, domestic and international justice issues.
- Identify their personal goals related to leadership development and begin to make progress achieving these goals.
- Increase self-awareness and develop their ability to clearly communicate their individual identity, motivations, values, beliefs and ideas.
- Develop an understanding and appreciation for eight dimensions of wellness.
- Understand their leadership role as Residence Life staff members and develop confidence in their ability to be and effective student leader.
- Develop their conflict resolution skills.
- Identify University resources and support services and engage purposefully with these departments to promote academic and personal success.
- Identify University policies related to their behavior.
- Challenge their concepts related to alcohol and drug use.
- Engage in an integrated residential experience that supports their learning in and out of the classroom.
- Cultivate intentional, healthy and enduring interpersonal relationships.
- Promote peer accountability.
- Attain the professional and functional skills to transition to post-Scranton experiences.
- Recognize the continued development of self and acknowledge that process as required for maturation.
- Foster an appreciation of global perspectives, ecological awareness as well as an understanding of one’s civic responsibility.
- Appropriately model and maintain high peer expectations for healthy and responsible alcohol consumption.
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