About Housing and Residence Life

Mission Statement

The Department of Housing and Residence Life at the University of North Florida supports the educational mission of the University through the creation of a positive living and learning community with the best facilities, services, programs and customer service for our students. Our responsive staff strive daily to enhance student academic and personal development by fostering a sense of respect for self, others and the community, placing an emphasis on diversity, encouraging personal and civic responsibility, while providing opportunities for leadership development.

 

Philosophy

The primary purpose of the residence halls is to support the educational mission of the University of North Florida. The Department of Housing and Residence Life actively strives to help each resident grow and develop personally, allowing each resident the opportunity to experience a variety of ideas, personal lifestyles and diversity of human experience. Keep in mind that on-campus residences no longer mean "dormitories" — they are living-learning centers for today's students. Your residence hall will be your home, a place to relax and enjoy yourself. It is important, however, that an atmosphere for studying be maintained. You will find living on campus unlike any experience you have had, because you must be cognizant of what you are doing and how it may affect others who are living around you. Your acceptance and respect for the diversity found among your peers and your regard for standards of good citizenship will assure that this positive community is achieved.

Read More: UNF Taylor Leadership Institute.

 

Community Standards

To enhance the quality of student life and providing a safer campus by holding students accountable for their actions and treating students with consistency, fairness and understanding. We administer hearings, provide educational sanctions to reinforce community standards.

 

Diversity Statement

At the University of North Florida we are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. While embracing these concepts including our obligations under affirmative action regarding race, ethnicity and gender, the University is equally committed to ensuring that educational and employment decisions, including recruitment, admission, hiring, compensation and promotion, are based on the qualifications, skills and abilities of those desiring to work, study and participate in our University community.

To accomplish the intent of this regulation, we shall not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin or veteran status in any educational, employment, social or recreational program or activity offered by the University. Similarly, we will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who complains of discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of this regulation.

Read More: UNF Equal Opportunity Programs: Opportunity and Diversity Regulations.