Statement of Purpose

Statement of Purpose

The Office of Housing and Residence Life at Ferris State University is committed to establishing inclusive and educational communities of citizen scholars which support the Mission and Core Values of the University. The following initiatives are the foundations of our work.

Academic Initiatives - The Office of Housing and Residence Life supports and embraces the academic initiatives of the University through intentional student interactions and programming.

  • This foundation embraces Ferris State University's Core Values of Collaboration, Excellence, Learning and Opportunity.

Living Environment - The Office of Housing and Residence Life provides safe and maintained living environments conducive to building community and fostering outside-of-classroom learning.

  • This foundation embraces Ferris State University's Core Values of Diversity, Ethical Community, Learning and Opportunity.

Holistic Development - The Office of Housing and Residence Life challenges and supports students as they explore and take ownership of their individual growth and development.

  • This foundation embraces Ferris State University's Core Values of Collaboration, Excellence and Opportunity.

Recognize & Embrace Diversity - The Office of Housing and Residence Life champions acceptance and celebration of all individuals through role modeling and educational programming cultivating a diverse learning community.

  • This foundation embraces Ferris State University's Core Values of Diversity, Ethical Community, Learning and Opportunity.

Global Awareness - The Office of Housing and Residence Life assists students while they explore their responsibilities as active participants in a global society.

  • This foundation embraces Ferris State University's Core Values of Collaboration, Diversity, Ethical Community, Excellence, Learning and Opportunity.

These foundations provide focus and direction for our department
fostering the University’s Mission, Vision and Core Values.