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About Us - Housing & Residential Life

Res. Life About us

Mission

Residential Life provides students with opportunities to grow personally, become globally aware, succeed academically, and realize answers to their questions in a residential campus setting.

    Vision

    By implementing an innovative residential curriculum responsive to students’ interests and needs, South Dakota State University Residential Life will foster engagement in a community of learning, success, inclusion, and safety.

    Values

    • Excellence in student learning, discovery, and engagement
    • Passion for creating an intentional residential experience integral to student success
    • Improving the quality of connection students have with each other, the university, and the global community
    • Appreciation for individual and collective achievement at all levels across the residential communities
    • Curiosity and innovation in applying contemporary approaches to our practice and decisions
    • Acceptance and embracement of diverse cultures and perspectives
    • Civility, integrity, and trustworthiness
    • Transparency in decision-making and information-sharing
    • Fiscal and programmatic accountability
    • Economic and environmental sustainability

    Student Learning Outcomes

    • Students who engage in the University Housing and Residential Life community will practice and apply interpersonal problem solving skills in a safe, supportive environment.
    • Students who engage in the University Housing and Residential Life community will develop positive, meaningful relationships in the residence halls.
    • Students who engage in the University Housing and Residential Life community will articulate their own developing values, beliefs, and identities.
    • Students who engage in the University Housing and Residential Life community will be able to identify key campus resources that aid in their social, personal, and academic success.
    • Students who engage in the University Housing and Residential Life community will transition to campus and build a personal connection to South Dakota State University.