Philosophy of Residence Life
The Student Development Approach serves as a guide for the Residence Life Program at Fayetteville State University. The philosophy of our residence halls is educational. The learning environments in the residence halls support the educational mission of the institution. The Department of Residence Life is committed to providing residents with a well-rounded experience through non-classroom learning experiences. Therefore, the residential setting can and does play a significant role in the development of the "whole" student. These are the elements that contribute to a positive educational environment. This student development approach is characterized by the following:
1. Acceptance of the belief that individuals develop in stages that are sequential, cumulative, increasingly complex, and qualitatively different.
2. Acceptance of the student as the principal agent for change.
3. A belief that the role of the residence hall staff is to assist students in accomplishing goals that they have set for themselves.
4. Recognition that one must consider the development of the whole individual, intellectually, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Department of Residence Life Mission Statement
The Office of Residence Life works diligently to provide a comfortable and safe environment structured to enhance the academic climate at Fayetteville State University. We are dedicated to integrating education and out of class learning, while providing opportunities for leadership, citizenship and campus involvement.
The Office of Residence Life employs over 70 staff members to assist in creating a memorable residential living experience. In addition, Residence Life includes a quick-response maintenance team, custodial team, and administrative support staff. Each person plays a key role in making your stay at Fayetteville State rewarding.
The main purpose of the live-in staff is to assist you while living in the residence hall. They are there to help with any problems you may encounter, answer questions regarding policies and procedures, and ultimately build community. Below you will find a brief description of some of the individuals you may encounter during your residential living experience.
Resident Assistants: RA’s are undergraduate students who have been specially selected and trained to assist professional staff with building community within the residence halls.
Graduate Assistants: Graduate Assistants are graduate students who assist the building managers in the daily functions of the residence hall.
Building Managers: Buiding Managers are professional staff members who are dedicated to maintaining a well-balanced setting in the residential community.