Residence Life and Campus Ministry Philosophy Statement

Saint Xavier University strives to create an experience of residential community living that supports the development of the whole person. To this end, the Office of Residence Life and the Office of Campus Ministry staff the residence halls.

The Office of Residence Life works to enhance the overall living experience of students who reside in University housing. Trained professionals (assistant directors and residence directors) and student paraprofessionals (resident assistants and community advisors) work to create an environment that facilitates healthy living, academic advancement and social interaction.

Campus Ministry seeks to nurture the religious, spiritual and personal growth for all students. By serving students directly in the residence halls, hall ministers and student peer ministers provide outreach and support in these areas and work collaboratively with Residence Life to further the goals of student development while in college.

Though operating from different frameworks, Residence Life and Campus Ministry live and work side by side with residents and share the gift and responsibility to create an inclusive community that fosters mutual respect and group responsibility through listening, caring and challenging resident students.

Rooted in Saint Xavier’s core values and encompassing the Catholic and Mercy identity of the institution, these individuals use their talents and resources to enhanced personal, spiritual, social and educational development of students.

Approved, 2007

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