Residential Mission and Staff

Residents Life Staff

Our Campus Mission and Values

At CCU, we think life on campus is a valuable part of your total college experience. That’s why we make it our mission to provide you with the best personal service possible.

Our on-campus apartments house over 600 students and provide a living and learning community that helps students work together to integrate their studies with their faith in Christ. Residence Life is designed to enhance and complement the academic goals of the University by promoting the growth and development of each student.


The Department of Residence Life seeks, through quality residential programs, facilities, and services, to create a vibrant, healthy, God-centered student community exemplified by service, learning, spiritual growth, and leadership development.

To accomplish our mission, we seek to build community; provide learning outcome based programming in the residence halls for both educational and spiritual growth; deliver an outstanding student satisfaction environment; provide excellent facilities and services; develop campus leaders; and care well for students experiencing emotional, physical, social, and disciplinary difficulties.

Core values

The Department of Residence Life is committed to upholding and enacting these values on a daily basis as they guide our work for and on behalf of students.

Personal relationships

We develop authentic relationships with our students and staff, treating each one as an individual with unique needs and concerns, being available and seeking deep interactions and good communication, and supporting each one in their journey in following Christ. (See I Thessalonians 2:8.)


Realizing our work is worship, we do everything to the glory of God, exhibiting professionalism, integrity, and quality. (See Colossians 3:23.)


In an inviting and lively environment, we enthusiastically encourage students to have fun, create memories, and live full lives. (See John 10:10.)


Recognizing God’s generous provision, we effectively and efficiently cultivate and channel our collective resources to serve students while modeling good stewardship of our time, talents, and treasure. (See I Corinthians 4:1-2.)


With purpose and passion, we live our collective heart for students and actively pursue our departmental mission and goals in everything we do. (See Ephesians 5:15.)

Residence Life staff

The Residence Life staff plays an important part in CCU's efforts to offer supportive, yet challenging, living environments. Each residence hall has an assigned resident director (RD) and resident assistants (RAs) who serve the students living there.

Resident directors

Resident directors (RDs) are professionals who are responsible for the overall administration of their residence halls.

An RD’s responsibilities include providing structure, direction, and support to their residential communities. They are valuable resources to their residents for mentoring and discipleship, crisis intervention, and upholding University living standards.

RDs are one many student resources on campus for those struggling within their residential community. To make an appointment to talk with an RD you may email them or call them from the directory information published in the Student Handbook, or stop by the Residence Life office to set up a meeting.

Resident assistants

Resident assistants (RAs) are upperclassmen student leaders who are selected to lead and serve their peers in a specific residence hall.

The RA's primary responsibilities are to be available to the students living in their community, model appropriate behavior, build and encourage community, act as a student advocate, facilitate resolution to student issues, and assist their resident director in maintaining an atmosphere that will enhance personal growth and academic success.