Student Services and Resources
Residence Life Office
The residence life program is an integral part of the educational program and the academic support services of the college. In the conviction that significant learning takes place outside of the classroom the college strives to educate students through positive, challenging and supportive residence life experiences. The residence life staff is committed to promoting a healthy living/learning environment in which this education takes place through and emphasis on providing educational, cultural, recreational, social and spiritual opportunities for growth; a commitment to the development of sensitive and responsible individuals; and the enrichment of life-long friendships.
One of the major roles of the residence life staff is to help foster the development of community within the residence halls and across campus. The residence life staff seeks to promote a feeling on cooperation and understanding, enhance open communication, and provide structured and unstructured opportunities for group interaction. The residence life staff is also responsible for helping to develop and awareness and sensitivity to the expectations and standards around which communities are formed and educate through positive confrontation and dialogue.
It is through the combined efforts of the entire residence life staff and that the out-of-class experiences of St. Olaf students are brought into partnership with the academic area in the education of the whole person.
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