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    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.

    Learning Outcomes

    Community Engagement

    • Residents will learn to actively seek out connections, engaging other students on their floors, in residence halls, and across the HSU community as a whole.
    • Residents will learn to view their environment missionally.

    Nurturing a Sense of Belonging

    • Residents will take ownership of their living areas and campus environment.
    • Residents will understand the unique culture and history of Hardin-Simmons and view the campus as their home.

    Interpersonal Development

    • Residents will develop tools and strategies for healthy interactions with others while at HSU.
    • Residents will explore other perspectives and engage in conflict with restoration in mind.

    Spiritual Formation

    • Residents will explore what it means to follow Christ and how to live their lives according to His calling.

    Identity & Goal Development

    • Residents will gain a better understanding of who they are, who they desire to be, and develop action steps toward those goals.
    • Residents will grow in their ability to critically think about situations; problem solving more effectively and reframing challenging situations for future success.

    Cultivating Diverse Perspectives

    • Residents will learn to see the value in themselves and others, treating all people with dignity and respect.
    • Residents will learn, experience, and gain an appreciation for different cultural customs.

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