The Department of Residence Life embraces the University’s commitment to a diverse, inclusive community of belonging, and we believe this is essential to accomplishing our mission. We recognize the unique experience of living, learning, and working in a residence hall community. The residence halls are places where people of all backgrounds, experiences, skills, and perspectives must interact and cooperate. We affirm the essence of all individuals and the qualities that make each person whom they are.
We are committed to creating communities of respect, care, and support where all members are celebrated and welcomed, in all aspects of life, including ability, age, color, cultural identity, educational level, ethnicity, family structure, gender identity or expression, nationality, physical appearance, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, spirituality, and veteran status. We will build and nurture inclusive spaces that promote belonging, learning, and enjoyment, where each person is validated and appreciated for their uniqueness and contributions. We will actively promote anti-bias practices and will support those who identify with historically marginalized communities.
Within our communities and places of work, civil dialogue will be supported and intended to deepen our understanding of one another. However, we will not accept acts of harassment, hatred, bias, and prejudice; and will investigate and respond to reported or observed incidents. Global citizenship, social activism, anti-racism, advocacy for others, and active contributions to community and society will be fostered. Our communities will be places where each person can learn about themselves and develop their own unique identity.
This statement of commitment will guide our actions and provide the foundation of how we, the Department of Residence Life, will serve students, staff, and the UWRF community. We recognize our society is ever changing, and we pledge to continuously educate ourselves on important issues related to human diversity. Our commitment will be evident in our organizational structure, policies, staff, goals, and vision.