Residential Life

Educational Priority

Students will engage with learning centered environments that promote self-authorship, connection, and intellectual curiosity.

Residential Life Learning Goals


Self-authorship describes the personal growth which occurs in students as they begin to understand themselves and their values. This continual growth towards self-discovery and understanding enables them to find the freedom to express themselves openly within University Residences, Purdue University, and global society. Residents will explore their passions and future career aspirations through reflection and conversations with peers resulting in their ability to articulate their story.


Residents will develop a sense of belonging by living in University Residences and experience and participate in inclusive excellence. Through intentional relationships with peers, staff, and faculty, residents will create lasting relationships and recognize the value they and others bring to the University.

Intellectual Curiosity

Residents will experience an academic environment where taking risks and challenging the norm are encouraged where they live. Engaging with faculty and staff about their learning in the classroom and how it impacts the world they live in will be commonplace. As beginning learners, residents will have the opportunity to refine their own views and learn from the views of others.