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Mission, Vision and Values

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 community
  • 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.