Rutgers Residence Life creates a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment where student learning, development, and individuality is championed and supported.  Our commitment to student-centered programs and organizational development will enhance the student experience.  We achieve this by encouraging critical thinking, ethical responsibility, and academic excellence while cultivating a residential experience that is intentional, exploratory, and reflective.

We believe:

  • Residents are our first priority.
  • Success in our work can only be achieved through on-going assessment and improvement.
  • Partnerships with the University community, including students, faculty, other University departments, and the families of students, are critical for our work to be successful.
  • Living on campus is an opportunity for students to gain life experiences in a supportive environment, sometimes learning through trial and error.
  • The residential experience provides students with unique personal interactions and the opportunity to develop life-long friendships.
  • Every staff member contributes to the student experience and should be afforded the opportunity to learn and grow in his or her position.
  • Staff are most productive when treated fairly, with respect, and involved in decision-making.