We are a department of caring and talented educators
who strive to challenge and support our students' holistic development.
Our collegiate structure furthers the academic mission of the University
by providing a seamless learning environment where we value
the diversity of our students, staff and faculty.
Our quality programs and services seek to meet the ever-changing needs
of our students and develop them as the engaged global citizens of tomorrow.
We recruit, select and train talented professional, paraprofessional, Faculty Master and support staff members who demonstrate their skill through their previous employment, education and leadership experiences. As talented educators we celebrate our accomplishments and share them with the entire campus community. To achieve this, we collaborate with other departments and take advantage of educational moments to challenge our students to grow. We foster our staff members' realizations of their personal and professional goals.
In support of BU's inclusive community, the Office of Residential Life values diversity in all aspects of our work. We hire a diverse staff, facilitate ongoing diversity trainings, and support our student population. The department challenges our students to think beyond their own personal background and experiences to foster an environment of mutual learning and respect.
Meeting Changing Needs
The department is committed to making student processes as seamless as possible. We strive to evolve with technology and meet our students' needs for access to information and resources while maintaining a personal connection. As we look to the future, we assess our current facilities and practices to plan for the needs of tomorrow.
Our collegiate structure creates a small school feeling at a mid-size university. This structure is comprised of our six residential colleges/communities. Each of these has a Faculty Master and Faculty Fellows who bridge academic and student affairs. The living-learning environment includes distinct course offerings which afford students the unique opportunity to take classes with their fellow residential college/community members.