Philosophy

The Office of Residential Life provides a residential experience for the enhancement of academic achievement and personal development.  We regard students as maturing individuals and expect them to accept responsibility for their personal, academic, and social lives.

Mission

The Office of Residential Life at Skidmore College is committed to creating a supportive living environment.  We help students learn from the challenges and opportunities of campus life.  We provide multiple housing options and serve as a resource to students living on and off campus.  We foster personal development through the residential education curriculum and accountability through the student conduct process.

Diversity Commitment

The Office of Residential Life strives to build a campus community that respects individual identities based on, but not limited to, the following sociocultural characteristics:

    • Race                                            • National origin                        • Ability
    • Ethnicity                                       • First language                         • Socioeconomic status
    • Sexual orientation                         • Age                                       • Learning style
    • Gender identity and expression       • Religious and spiritual tradition

We expect students to dialogue through the complexity of their individual and social identities.  We encourage students to gain new insights by actively engaging in efforts to develop productive relationships in their living spaces.

Department Values

Residential Learning Outcomes

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