The Office of Housing and Residence Life supports education beyond the classroom by providing students with inclusive, well-maintained, and secure living-learning environments.
OHRL strives to:
- Provide facilities that are secure, clean, accessible, and inclusive.
- Connect students to campus and community resources that strengthen their academic, personal, spiritual, and professional aspirations.
Residents will participate in communities that bring together stakeholders with a large variety of social identities. We expect that our facilities be a space that respects all individuals and groups, and we encourage residents to engage in formal and informal multicultural education through exploration of their own identities and the identities of those around them (including but not limited to age, gender, biological sex, religion, race, ethnicity, physical and mental abilities).
Residents will have the opportunity to make a difference in their community through meaningful service. We strive to create lasting connections with our community and help our students become engaged, informed, and socially responsible citizens in the residence halls, our host city of Camden, and beyond.
Community members will be able to gain a greater understanding of sustainability through participation in departmental initiatives- from passive education efforts – including trash and recycling streams that all community members contribute towards – to active education efforts, including the Green Team. We strive to educate ourselves and our residents to promote decision-making that is socially, economically, and environmentally beneficial to our community.