Housing and Residence Life Call to Action

  • Black Lives Matter. Housing and Residence Life has a responsibility and a desire to address and dismantle barriers oppressing our Black students and colleagues. We commit to a departmental action plan that will be informed by direct input from the communities we serve. We approach this long-term work with open minds and open hearts; injustice and inequity cannot have a home with us. Our Black community and all community members with marginalized identities unequivocally deserve affirmation, respect, and equity.


Housing and Residence Life is deeply invested in our students and their experiences. We believe in taking action and working for safe, inclusive and equitable communities.


As we look to who we want to be and where we want to go, three key concepts guide us.

  • Safety
  • Education
  • Inclusion and Access


We include and value all members of our community.

We insist on a culture of respect, and recognize that words and actions matter. The absence of action and words also matter.

We appreciate and acknowledge our differences.

We treat all people with dignity, open-mindedness and esteem.

We respect that each of us is at a different place in this process.

We believe that our community is strengthened when everyone has a voice and is encouraged to contribute.

Call to Action Plan

Yearly Progress