The Mission of Residence Life at Westminster College
The mission of the Residence Life program at Westminster College is to contribute to the development and education of students by creating inclusive communities in which students can:
- feel safe to explore new ideas
- be challenged to relate to others with respect and compassion
- be supported in self discovery
- be supported to solve problems autonomously
Rooted in the Westminster College mission, the mission of the Residence Life program supports the academic endeavor of students. Further, the Residence Life program supports the quest for excellence that Westminster College espouses for all students. To this end, the following are learning outcomes for students involved in the Residence Life program:
Knowledge acquisition, integration, and application
Students will learn life skills and will be able to connect classroom learning to real life experiences.
Civic Awareness and Engagement
Students will learn to contribute to and affect positive change within individual communities and the world at large.
Students will learn about self through reflection, learn about others through collaboration, and develop communication skills to connect the two.
Diversity Awareness/Cultural Competence
Students will discover that their unique experiences, beliefs, values and culture affect the way they see the world and others in it.
Students will participate in programs, processes, and leadership opportunities that assist in the development of their sense of spirituality, purpose, worldview, and authentic identity.
EXPERIENCE PEOPLE - CHALLENGE PERSPECTIVES - DISCOVER PURPOSE