SCU Resident Life Program

SCU believes in a total educational experience that encompasses learning that takes place outside the formal classroom setting.  The residence halls are an integral part of the learning process designed to provide a challenging and supportive environment.  Residence hall programs, staff and policies are all intended to promote personal and social growth, as well as support the pursuit of academic goals.

 

Residency Requirements

All freshmen and sophomore dependent students and dependent students under the age of 20 are required to live in resident housing unless they are married or living with their parents or grandparents.  Resident students must be full-time and maintain full-time status (enrolled in 12 or more hours) throughout the semester.

 

All requests to live off campus must be submitted to the Vice President of Student Development for approval three weeks prior to the start of the semester. The Student Development Department will review and approve any recommended exceptions.

 

Resident Director (RD)

The Director of Residence Life (RD) is the administrative member of the SCU staff concerned with the management of all aspects of the resident living areas.  The Director supervises all day-to-day activities within the residence halls, including the resident assistances and resident chaplains when appropriate.  The Resident Director lives in one of the resident halls.

 

Resident Assistant (RA)

Resident Assistants live within each residence hall for behavioral role modeling, encouraging faith development, building community, acting as a student advocate and resource, and confronting individuals who exhibit behavior that is contrary to the community standards.  Resident Assistants will typically assume more community responsibilities than Resident Chaplains.

 

Resident Chaplains (RC)

Resident Chaplains support the Office of Spiritual Life on SCU’s campus.  Other Resident Chaplain responsibilities include: live within each residence hall for behavioral role modeling, encouraging faith development, building community, acting as a student advocate and resource, and confronting individuals who exhibit behavior that is contrary to the community standards.