Every semester all complexes on campus plan and organize programs. The Resident Director and the Resident Assistants work as a team to put these programs together and encourage student participation. Resident Assistants plan and organize individual smaller programs targeted to develop a closer personal interaction with the residents.
Philosophy of Programming
Our philosophy of programming is to stimulate the broader development of students outside the academic classroom. As you continue to grow and learn through daily experiences we hope that your home away from home provides you with ample opportunities to experience the world better. The following goals are kept in mind for our programs:
- Establish healthy relationship with parents
- Establish personal identity (especially sexual identity and self confidence)
- Clarify a personal value system
- Develop interpersonal skills and intimacy in close friendly relationships
- Explore vocational opportunities to decide a career
- Manage personal emotions and opinions
- Learn to govern oneself independently
- Establish a sense of belonging
- Prepare for life after college
- Topics that expand one's point of view (Other cultures both domestic and international)
- Community Development Model
There are Five Programming Categories of the Community Development Model that have been established to provide a framework for the residence hall programs. They are:
1. Open Community
Where freedom of expression is protected but which has a civility that respects the dignity of all. Program Examples: Current Events, Human Relations, Multiculturalism.
2. Responsible Community
Commitment to heterogeneity and diverse opportunities in the curriculum and social activities, and an honoring of the individual person. Program Examples: Hall Government, Social Activities, Relationships Development (roommates & friends), Assertiveness and Health & Safety Issues.
3. Disciplined Community
Individuals are guided by standards of conduct for academic and social behavior and governance procedures that work for the benefit of all. Program Examples: Character Building, Alcohol Education, Stress Management, Time Management, Study Skills, Sexuality, Decision Making, and Values Clarification.
4. Caring Community
Supports individual well-being through positive relationships, sensitivity, and service to others. Program Examples: Servant Leadership, Community Service, Teambuilding.
5. Purposeful Community
Faculty and students share intellectual goals and values. Program Examples, Life Planning Workshops, Career Planning, Job Search Strategies, Interviewing Skills, Setting & Achieving Life Goals.
Community members will enhance their character by getting involved in quality programs and services that promote personal growth, foster the understanding of human diversity, and encourage academic success.