Mission, Vision and Code of Ethics
Residence Life Mission
The Mission of the Department of Residence Life is
to support the mission of the Division of Student Affairs by providing
a living-learning environment for students that supports their
academic endeavors and fosters the growth of the whole person.
Residence Life promotes student development by encouraging the student
to live cooperatively in community, demonstrating good citizenship
and character, and to become involved in the activities and leadership
opportunities in the halls.
Residence Life Vision
The Residence Life program at Bellarmine University
seeks to educate our residents in the ways of community. In keeping
with the catholic tradition of Bellarmine University, the Residence
Life program upholds the fundamental dignity of each resident.
Residents are expected to treat each other with respect and concern
and to be engaged, productive members of the community.
Code of Ethics
The Department of Residence Life adheres to the Standards of
Professional Practice set forth by the Association
of College and University Housing Officers- International (ACUHO-I).
Six Principles of Community
Community is defined as a body of people living
together in the same place for a common purpose. The Bellarmine
Community is defined by the individuals who live within it and by
their relationships to each other. Residence Life creates a positive,
learning community in which the individuals are able to develop their
skills, values, and identity. Residence Life provides the structure
for an effective community through quality programming and meaningful
leadership opportunities within the halls. Residence Life also
provides community members the tools to hone their skills as life-long
learners. Each community member is asked to individually contribute to
the community to reach the holistic principle of a strong, positive
- To contribute to a community that is conducive to
academic pursuits and encourages all members to meet their individual
- To contribute to a safe community for all members by
adhering to safety protocols, demonstrating care and concern for your
fellow community members' safety and taking steps to ensure personal
- To contribute to a clean community by keeping not
only your personal space clean but also assisting in the residence
halls' overall appearance of the common areas and the grounds
- To contribute to an orderly community where members
as individuals and as a collective group strive to adhere to the
policies and procedures set forth by the administration.
- To contribute to an open community that promotes
treating others with respect and dignity; valuing diversity in all
aspects; and developing self-worth and personal identity.
- To contribute to an environment that promotes
cooperation and collaboration amongst its members while exploring
individual values and standards.