Residential Life & Housing at VCU will be a premier urban, public on-campus community providing a one-of-a-kind residential experience.
Residential Life & Housing at VCU provides safe, inclusive, and well-maintained facilities where we build intentional communities to empower residents in their academic excellence, citizenship and personal growth.
Guiding this mission is a set of departmental values, which complement the core values of the institution:
We value the exchange of ideas and solutions through internal and external partnerships. This value is exemplified through the enhancement of the residential experience through training, community building, policy development, and integration of services.
Inclusion & Diversity
We value celebration, exploration, and understanding among people, ideas, and culture. This value is exemplified through creation of a safe environment for all students to explore identities of self and others; and promoting a life-long commitment to successful living in a global community; and ensuring that policies, programs, and services are inclusive and reflect the diversity of our community.
We value and recognize that our residents are at the core of our mission and practices. This value is exemplified in our commitment to encouraging and promoting the student voice and providing opportunities for comprehensive student learning, student development, and student leadership.
We value academic and personal success for all students. This value is exemplified through our emphasis on engagement and education outside the classroom and ensuring a dynamic residential setting where discovery, innovation, challenge and support, and respectful discourse are paramount to the on-campus experience of the student.
We value the individual and collective pursuit of exceptional practice in our work and relationships. This value is exemplified through high expectations of our staff and students in the residential community. Staff and students are continually seeking ways to contribute to the future of the department, division, institution, and profession.
We, as individuals and as a collective, are committed to building communities that are welcoming for all cultures, backgrounds, beliefs, and abilities. We create exceptional residential learning communities that value all of our members regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, political affiliation, veteran’s status, sexual orientation or disability. These communities provide a safe space for students and staff to explore their multiple identities while learning and growing with others.
We demonstrate our commitment to diversity and inclusion in tangible ways, including: