Through intentional relationship development with residents, we work to influence students to develop habits of intellect and imagination that will prepare them for learning and leadership throughout their lives.
Residential Life & Housing, as a member of the Colorado College community, shares a commitment to..
..honor the life of the mind as the central focus of our common endeavor.
Residential Life and Housing believes that learning outside of the classroom is a large part of a student's college experience. We put on events & programs and have specialized living learning communities to promote the idea of community learning outside of the classroom.
...value all persons and seek to learn from their diverse experiences and perspectives.
Our communities are designed to allow people to live around others with unique experiences. We have several special communities, including our language houses, the Glass House, Synergy, substance free housing, and the living learning communities, that allow students to connect based on their experiences with a particular culture or life experience.
...practice intellectual honesty and live with integrity.
We encourage students to live with others in their community in a way in which they value and respect themselves and each other. Our goal is to give students the tools and resources to make good decisions and establish responsible behaviors that will follow them beyond CC.
...serve as stewards of the traditions and resources of Colorado College.
Colorado College offers many unique living experiences. We have everything from traditional halls, to small houses, to apartments. This allows us to take advantage of existing structures and their beauty. In addition, we encourage students to utilize campus resources wisely and to pay it forward with their experience on campus.
...nurture a sense of place and an ethic of environmental sustainability.
We pride ourselves on projects and renovations with the future in mind, and we encourage students to utilize resources wisely on campus. Each of the rooms in our residence halls and small houses comes with a recycle bin or an area in the community for recycling. Colorado College also encourages environmental sustainability through several different living communities, such as the Local LLC and Synergy House.
...encourage engagement and social responsibility at local, national and global levels.
Through their residential experiences, students have the opportunity to learn about being socially responsible through their peers, programming, and our living environments. Students have the opportunity to interact with students from all over the world...as well as many opportunities to engage right here in our own backyard!
...seek excellence, constantly assessing our policies and programs.
Our department is continuously looking for feedback from our students through focus groups, surveys, and other interactions. We are always evaluating our policies and procedures to see if they are the best fit for our students at the time. We thrive with a solid assessment plan, and always welcome any feedback you may have!