Residence Life Educational Priority
Residence Life’s Educational Priority is to offer students the opportunity to build their character during their tenure in the residence halls. Residence Life uses this Educational Priority to guide the staff when planning and providing educational initiatives to all residents.
Responsibility for Self
The Office of Residence Life will educate students about issues relating to how their personal behaviors can impact their experiences at Penn State as well as their personal and/or professional futures. Specifically, staff will address issues related to residents’ health, safety, time management, financial aid, and personal and academic character.
Responsibility for Community
The Office of Residence Life will educate students on issues relating to living in a community both in and outside the residence hall. Specifically, staff will address issues related to respect for others, communication and sustainability.
Learning Objectives for 2016-2017
Objective: Residents will know the consequences of drinking on campus.
Outcome: Residents will list two consequences of drinking on campus.
Objective: Residents will take responsibility for the escort policy.
Outcome: Residents will identify one reason for the escort policy as related to safety.
Objective: Residents will recognize different cultures represented in the hall.
Outcome: Residents will indicate three resident students from a country of origin different than their own.
Objective: Residents will be able to demonstrate strategies to reduce resource consumption.
Outcome: After living on campus for one semester, residents will identify at least three strategies to reduce resource consumption.