The Office of Residential Life provides a residential experience that supports the academic and personal development, and co-curricular experiences of students. We regard students as maturing individuals and expect them to accept responsibility for their academic, personal, and social lives.
The Office of Residential Life supports students as they navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by community living experiences. We provide multiple housing options and serve as a resource for students. We foster personal development and accountability by implementing the Residential Education Model, maintaining community standards, and intentionally training and mentoring Resident and Unit Assistants.
The Office of Residential Life supports the campus community and respects individual identities based on, but not limited to, the following sociocultural characteristics:
• Ability • Gender identity and expression •
Religious and spiritual expression
• Age • Learning style • Sexual orientation
• Ethnicity • National origin • Socioeconomic status
• First language • Race
Residential Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to...
- Develop their personal identity.
- Establish their independence through the development of life skills.
- Experience the role residential living plays in a liberal arts education.
- Maintain personal accountability for their actions.
- Navigate interpersonal relationships in a mature, responsible, and creative fashion.
- Participate in the Skidmore community.
- Pursue academic excellence.
- Recognize their role in a diverse society.