Residence Life Handbook

Living as a Community Member in MSM Housing

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The Office of Residential Life & Housing provides services to the residential population to enhance the on- campus living experience. We want to ensure that all members of the community are informed about what they can expect from this office, and in turn, what this office expects from the residential community.

Students Can Expect that Residence Life Will:

  • Respect each individual’s perspective;
  • Communicate in an open, thorough and timely manner
  • Provide opportunities for personal development within a diverse residential setting that is continually growing and developing;
  • Provide trained staff who are available 24/7 to provide support and guide students, and respond to all emergency situations;
  • Foster a safe and welcoming residence hall environment;
  • Collaborate with students and student groups to provide learning, leadership, and community development opportunities.

Residence Life Expects that Students Will:

  • Demonstrate respect for all members of the campus community;
  • Become positive, active, and involved members of the residence hall and campus community;
  • Be accountable to oneself, to other community members and to all residential policies and procedures;
  • Efficiently communicate with and respond to communications from Residence Life;
  • Take advantage of the resources and support that our staff provide;
  • Possess an understanding that our office focuses on individual students at the same time we focus on the overall community, and that at times, the needs of the overall community may be greater than those of the individual.

We welcome all opportunities to collaborate with students to create and maintain a community where everyone can thrive.