University Housing is dedicated to fostering a quality living and learning environment.
University Housing seeks to be a progressive organization that creates an engaging living and learning environment and will be recognized for providing quality customer services.
Statement of Values
In addition to the shared values of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, University Housing values the following:
- Engaging students in active learning
- Helping students develop coherent values, ethical standards, and social awareness
- Setting high expectations for students and staff
- Using systematic inquiry to improve student and departmental performance
- Providing leadership and efficient use of resources to help achieve the institution's mission and goals
- Establishing educational partnerships
- Building supportive and inclusive living and learning communities
Statement on Diversity
University Housing is committed to engaging students in educational experiences in an open, civil, and respectful climate that will prepare them for global citizenship and lifelong learning.
University Housing fosters an environment that promotes opportunities for students to become civically, socially, and academically responsible individuals who are engaged members of their current and future communities.
As a result of living in University Housing, each student will understand:
- To be a successful member of the SIUE community, students need the help of a network of caring people. In order to gain and keep social support students need social skills. Civility expounds the essential skills that allow us to live well among others (Forni, 2003).
- Sustainability is the ability to provide for the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability for future generations to meet their needs (World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987). University Housing embraces the triple bottom line of sustainability: healthy environments, social justice, and strong economies.
- Academic Achievement
- Students who thrive academically strive to embrace the 4-3-2-1 formula for success: graduate in four (4) years; maintain at least a 3.0 (3) grade point average; spend at least two (2) hours of prep time for every credit hour enrolled; and engage in one (1) campus or civic activity.
- Student will develop a realistic self-appraisal and self-understanding; personal attributes such as identity, strengths, values, interdependence, meaningful relationships (Learning Reconsidered, 2004).