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Housing and Dining

University Housing & Campus Dining

Mission Statement

The Office of University Housing and Campus Dining is dedicated to excellence by fostering a healthy, supportive, and sustainable community living-learning experience through encouraging and educating our students and staff to: adapt to an evolving society; grow personally and academically; make decisions ethically and intentionally; and recognize their impact as inclusive and responsible global citizens.

University Housing supports this mission through the emphasis of our core values:

    Community is where individuals develop relationships and each member feels valued and included in an environment that is safe to share ideas, thoughts, and common goals.

    Communication is a process utilizing verbal methods, non-verbal methods, and active listening techniques in which participants impart information, ideas, and thoughts as well as create and share meaning.

    Sustainability is simultaneously meeting environmental, economic, and community needs by using, developing, and protecting resources at a rate and in a manner that enables us to meet current demands while ensuring that future generations can meet their needs.

    Support is offering students the resources needed to succeed in and out of the classroom through student employment, leadership opportunities, affordable living, community engagement, interaction with caring staff, and striving to meet personal needs.
    Inclusion is understanding, valuing, and actively engaging differences in views, approaches, styles, and aspects of individuality (e.g. gender, culture, sexuality, race, socioeconomic status, etc.) that add multiple perspectives to a group's activity. (Based on Exploring Leadership, by Komives, et. al.)

    Learning is the enduring passion and ability for self-discovery and the acquisition of new skills and knowledge through experience, study, and dialogue.

    Wellness is intentionally creating opportunities for physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional health and self-improvement through education and programming.


University Housing 503-838-8311 | or e-mail: housing@wou.edu

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