The LSU Department of Residential Life is committed to the academic success and personal growth of the campus community. The world-class facilities, scholars, and programs available at residents’ doorsteps consistently prove their value with on-campus first-year students having higher retention rates to second year, higher GPAs, and higher graduation rates than their off-campus peers.
The on-campus experience gives close to 6,000 students the best of both worlds – a supportive environment to grow personally and academically along with enjoying the convenience and majesty of living among LSU’s stately oaks and broad magnolias.
Assessment of our performance as a department is achieved through a number of mechanisms including an annual resident satisfaction survey through Skyfactor Inc., internal surveys, statistical reports, and data collected through both qualitative and quantitative research. The collection/reporting methods used have been categorized according to the departmental strategic plan, available below, which centers around five main goals and targeted performance indicators within those goals: Learning, Communication, Sustainability, Development, and Improvement.
Provide dynamic student-focused learning communities that support development and academic success in clean, safe, and sustainable facilities that meet the needs of the campus community.
Be a premier residential life program that embodies the highest standards of campus housing
Community – Create spaces for residents to be connected, comfortable, and empowered through a transformational experience
Courage – Exhibit confidence and tenacity to make bold decisions despite challenges or difficulties and accept full responsibility for the outcomes
Inclusivity – Establish a respectful community that seeks multiple perspectives and embraces individual differences
Integrity – Abide by the highest standards of our profession to instill trust with community members by creating an environment of mutual respect, openness, and truthfulness
Stewardship – Utilize resources responsibly and creatively to benefit present and future members of the community
Teamwork – Collaborate to achieve common goals through communication, commitment, and support