Mission Statement

Approximately 1,500 students are housed in several residence halls, apartments and a grouping of six small cottages on campus. The buildings are staffed with well-trained residence directors and community advisors (CAs), who work to create a positive, pleasant and safe climate in the halls. They offer assistance to students, implement educational and social programs and manage the facilities.

Mission Statement

The Office of Residence Life is committed to creating an inclusive, safe and engaging residential environment that supports the academic, social, personal and spiritual growth of all resident students. Through the application of the Community Standards model, we provide opportunities for students to take ownership of their communities and to develop abilities in the areas of service, civic responsibility, inclusiveness, personal responsibility, and respect for self and others.

We strive to create and assess student focused initiatives that provide opportunities for growth and learning with a special focus on Niagara University’s core values of spirituality, knowledge, creativity, integrity and compassion.

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

Niagara University offers a campus that brings together students, faculty and staff with diverse backgrounds, life experiences and complex identities. Each member of this community is unique and valued. The Office and Staff of Residence Life seeks to create a safe atmosphere based on respect and understanding within the residence halls and beyond. We believe that all members of the Niagara Community should have an equal opportunity to learn about themselves and others within an environment that both respects and appreciates differences. We strive to ensure that individuals are not marginalized based on their sex, race, ethnicity, nationality, affectional/sexual orientation, religion, expression of gender identity, class, ability, age and/or veteran status.

The Office of Residence Life is committed to:

  • Creating and supporting a campus environment that is safe, inclusive and welcoming.
  • Ensuring that our policies, procedures and practices are based in the values of fairness and equality.
  • Promoting opportunities for students, faculty and staff to engage in both self-reflection and open dialogue in order to foster learning and growth related to diversity and mutual understanding.