The college provides on-campus housing facilities for registered students. Four residence halls for women and three for men provide home away from home for boarding students. Each residence hall is administered by a director who is responsible for management and supervision, programming, advisement, emergency intervention, and counseling. Resident assistants help the directors with the coordination of residence hall activities.
The purpose of The Office of Residence Life is to design and implement a holistic program of services and activities with academic opportunities, which enhance the individual growth and development of students. This purpose will be implemented through living & learning residence halls.
In order to meet the purpose of The Office of Residence Life, we endeavor to fulfill the following goals:
- 1. To recruit, hire, train and develop a staff of individuals who have been determined to be those necessary for success of students living in the residence halls.
- 2. To research, plan, develop and implement a program of activities and services addressing the personal, social, and educational needs of students living in the residence halls.
- 3. To develop and provide an environment within each hall that affords maximum opportunity for interpersonal communication among residents.
- 4. To provide, and disseminate information that is pertinent, relevant and accurate to the academic, personal and social needs of students.
- 5. To provided resident with social & civil engagement and impacting the community of Augusta.
- 6. To provide opportunities for accurate interpretation of policies, regulations and procedures that have been implemented to ensure order and to encourage self-discipline in a group living situation.
The programs planned and coordinated through residence life will be based on five program dimensions. The programs offered will utilize standard residence life curriculums.
- Civic Engagement - Dimensions of Outcomes: Sense of Civic responsibility; commitment to public life through communities of practice; engage in principled dissent; effective in leadership
- Cognitive Complexity - Dimensions of Outcomes: Critical thinking, reflective thinking, effective reasoning, intellectual flexibility, emotion/cognition integration, identity/cognition integration
- Interpersonal and Interpersonal Competence - Dimensions of Outcomes: Realistic self appraisal and self understanding; personal attributes, such as identity, self-esteem, confidence, ethics and integrity, spiritual awareness, personal goal setting; meaningful relationships; interdependence; collaboration; ability to work with people different from self
- Knowledge Acquisition, Integration, and Application - Dimensions of outcomes: Understanding knowledge from a range of discipline(acquisition); connecting knowledge to other knowledge, ideas, and experience(integration); relate knowledge to daily life (application); pursuit of lifelong learning; career decidedness; technological competence.
- Persistence and Academic Achievement - Dimensions of Outcomes: Learning skills; bridge programs, peer mentoring; faculty and staff mentoring; supplemental instruction-tutoring; orientation programs; academic advising; financial aid; disability support services; parents' programs; child care services.