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Housing & Residence Life

Mission Statement

The Department of Housing and Residence Life’s mission is to provide a safe, secure, and
inclusive learning environment for our residents. Produce innovative programming and effective
operations and services that (a) attracts and retain diverse, world-class talent; (b) create a collaborative
environment open to the free exchange of ideas, where research, creativity, innovation, and
entrepreneurship can flourish; and (c) ensure opportunities so that students can thrive to meet their full

Vision Statement

To create avenues and opportunities for residents to transform their lives, attitudes, beliefs, value
judgements and interpersonal skills by encouraging C.A.R.E. This simply means for our
students living within our residential communities to:

1.Connect to the people, places, culture and the purpose of Bethune Cookman University.

2. Advocate for peers from different backgrounds

3. Reflect personally, interpersonally and collectively upon our rich heritage and university

core values.

4.Engage actively in residence halls, maintaining community development which leads to a

thriving community.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

To create and maintain clean and quality housing for all students and residential communities,
while creating a format for transparency, transformative leadership, and equitable relationships
between students, staff and faculty.

Value Added Statement

Though the HRL mission, vision, and diversity and Inclusion statements will add value to the
Division of Student Affairs by: (a) It will help synthesize housing and residence life policies/
procedures and provide a clear roadmap for staff and students to follow and emulate, (b) it will
assist in clarifying our departmental trainings, program evaluations, and assessment feedback. (c)
It will increase our visibility and departmental marketing and housing recognition efforts
throughout the university, (d) it will help add more community and civic engagement to continue
relationship of university stakeholders.

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