Unit achievements • The Living Learning Community (LLC) has strengthened faculty and staff involvement in the residential halls. One of the immediate outcomes was two new LLC’s – International and Computing, Engineering and Science.
Mission Statement The offices of Housing and Residential Life at Eastern Washington University, in accordance with, and as an essential part of the institutional mission, are committed to:
• One of the key goals with which the department achieved some success was collaboration with other areas of student life. Areas of outreach that produced some great collaboration included working with Health and Wellness Prevention Services to program both in the halls and on campus. The victim advocate also made it into almost every hall this year and many halls more than once. There was great success in working with Student Activities in developing the first six weeks of programming and in partnering to support the Leadership Conference. A successful clothing drive was held at the end of the year through efforts of collaboration with Career Services. In addition, a close relationship with Campus Recreation resulted in assistance in purchasing LASER Tag.
• affordable, comfortable, clean and secure living environments, which enable students to achieve their curricular and co-curricular goals; • continuous program of development and recognition for the staff and community members; • efficient administrative management that ensures the cost-effective and educationally supportive use of students’ payments toward room activities.
Services and Programs
• Residential Life had great success of increasing the quantity and quality of students participating in the Community Advisor selection process. There were additional efforts toward identifying and inviting established student leaders to participate in the CA selection process, resulting in a 10 percent increase in numbers in the class and a much larger pool of unplaced candidates, heading into the fall, from which to replace any vacancies.
• Health and safety assurance • Holistic and comprehensive educational programming • Behavioral intervention • Academic support programs • Teaching and leadership opportunities for residential students
• The department refined the early returner process. EWU has over 300 employed students needing to return to the halls early fall quarter to assist with opening. We improved the process of identifying these people, pre-contacting them, and refining the arrival process, which has improved our relationship across campus with various departments.
• Living Learning Communities • Opportunities for student employment • Hall and floor specific activities • Peer and professional mentoring and counseling
Eastern Washington University, Office of Student Affairs Annual Report 2009-2010