Residence Life

resident lifeThe Office of Residence Life is committed to providing a quality residential experience that values and recognizes individuality and builds a cohesive residence hall community. Recognizing the potential for learning that takes place outside the classroom, Residence Life provides opportunities to educate the whole person.

Residence Life staff work to provide a safe, secure, well-maintained, and positive environment where you can learn, develop, and become independent as you prepare for life after their college career. The residence hall environment is where you’ll relax and interact socially with one another, and there’s plenty of support as you pursue their academic program. Residence Life is committed to providing leadership opportunities through the Resident Assistant Program, as well as the Residence Hall Association. Residential facilities are available for full-time matriculating students in the Women's College.

Mission & Philosophy

Residence Life is about creating a “home away from home.”  We want to provide a safe and secure community conducive to learning, growing, and social interaction. Living in the residence halls is also an experience that promotes academic success, social responsibility, character development and personal growth.

The Mercy core values (respect, integrity, compassion, justice, service) are an integral part of what it means to live in community at GCU.  Consequently, both staff and residents work together to ensure a high standard of community living by taking an active role in being responsible and accountable for shaping and fostering a positive living and learning environment.

Our Focus

• Civility
• Personal Growth
• Community Engagement
• Leadership Development
• Lifelong Learning
• Spirituality


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