2017-2018 Student Handbook

Page 23 of 107 Updated 1.25.17 Mabee Complex Equipment Various recreation equipment may be checked out by students, faculty, and dependents with HSU Student ID Card only. Equipment may be checked out by office personnel during daytime office hours and by those on duty in the foyer during other times. Residence Life Residence Life Mission Statement As partners enacting the mission of Hardin-Simmons University, Residence Life is dedicated to the learning experience of students through on-campus living. We cultivate a Christ-centered, diverse, and transformative living-learning environment, developing whole persons who are growing in their capacity to be responsible participants in their communities, faithful citizens of God’s Kingdom, and agents of change in the world. We accomplish this through a vibrant residential program where we intentionally connect our students to God and each other. Residence Life Staff The Director of Residence Life (DRL) is a full-time administrative staff member who provides overall leadership to the Residence Life and housing programs. The DRL provides supervision for the Residence Directors. The DRL strives to develop a Residence Life program that integrates faith, living, and learning. The Associate Director of Housing is a full-time administrative staff member who provides oversight for housing details including building maintenance, housing improvements, housing occupancy and house demands. The ADH focuses on the overall living experience of students. Residence Directors (RDs) are full-time, ministry-oriented, professional staff who live on the Hardin-Simmons campus. They provide informal counseling, programming, mediation, emergency on-call services, and leadership for a designated living-learning area. The RDs also provide leadership and supervision to a team of Resident Assistants, manage living area facilities and services, and assist students with integrating responsible living and learning in a Christian community. Resident Assistants (RAs) are para-professional student staff members who undergo rigorous training that prepares them to serve the residential community by providing intentional programs and services. Their duties include cultivating community, enforcing university policies, and building purposeful relationships with residents to foster a sense of belonging. Each RA has been selected based on their demonstrated desire to share their knowledge and experience with others, while encouraging residents in their personal and spiritual growth. Chaplains in Residence (CiR) are graduate students living in our halls whose purpose is to deepen the spiritual lives of our residents. They accomplish this by hosting Bible studies, being available for individual mentoring, and promoting spiritual formation. Assistant Chaplains (ACs) are para-professional student staff who provide leadership in spiritual formation. They are trained in spiritual conversations and disciplines. Their service includes providing weekly Bible studies, connections with local churches and ministries and promoting a place within the residence halls for the discovery of God.