The Office of Residential Life and Housing is committed in providing quality living, programs and services that support the academic mission of New College of Florida.
The Office of Residential Life and Housing is responsible for maintaining student residences that support the educational mission statement of New College of Florida. Our aim is to strengthen the learning experience for all students by providing living and learning opportunities for intellectual and personal development that complement those within the classroom setting.
Members of our staff strive to foster personal responsibilities, civic engagement, and leadership though programs and activities consistent with the values of the College’s mission. Finally, the Office of Residential Life and Housing strives to develop students who are:
The Office of Residential Life and Housing is committed in providing quality living, programs and services that support the academic mission of New College of Florida. In order to carry out this mission, we believe in the following principles:
The Office of Residential Life and Housing celebrates and recognizes that the New College of Florida community is comprised of persons who represent diversity on many levels … diversity of thought, belief, race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation etc. All members of the campus community are appreciated for their difference and accountable to each other.
In a community of scholars, there is no place for behavior which marginalizes, ridicules, or demeans others. Therefore, the Office of Residential Life and Housing embraces the following principles:
Our departmental programming model incorporates several different elements adopted from student involvement theories by Astin, Tinto and Maslow. Our program is flexible and evolving continuously with the needs and demands of our campus community.
Alexander Astin’s I-E-O Model and Theory of Involvement (1985)
Theory Overview: College outcomes are viewed as functions of three sets of elements. Theory of Involvement explains the dynamics of how students change or develop. Core Concepts:
Tinto’s Model of Institutional Departure (1993)
Tinto’s Model of Institutional Departure states that “. . . to persist, students need integration into formal (academic performance) and informal (faculty/staff interactions) academic systems and formal (extracurricular activities and informal (peer-group interaction) social systems” (Tinto, 1993).
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (1943)
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (often represented as a pyramid with five levels of needs) is a motivational theory in psychology that argues that while people aim to meet basic needs, they seek to meet successively higher needs in the form of a hierarchy.