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Residence Life Guide to Living

Welcome to Residence Life at Linfield University. The entire Residence Life Staff is pleased that you are joining us. It is our intention to provide an environment in which you and learn and grow. We work hard at it, but we need your help in creating positive living learning communities.

This handbook gives you specific information about Residence Life as well as various policies and procedures. It is your responsibility to be familiar with the information and policies outlined in this handbook, as well as the information and policies in the housing contract and the Linfield Student Handbook.

We hope you will take advantage of all the opportunities and programs offered this year through Residence Life. The keys to a successful living learning environment are communication and mutual respect. This handbook has been designed to promote discussion and understanding. Please feel free to call upon your Resident Advisor, Residence Life Assistants, Area Director, or myself for assistance or clarification.

Have a great year!
D. Jeff Mackay

Dean of Students
110 Melrose Hall

Living and Learning at Linfield University

As a result of their experience in University Housing, we want our student to grow in: Cultivating a Healthy Community, Advocating Inclusivity, and Demonstrating Introspection and Growth.

  1. Cultivating Healthy Community looks like affirming the worth of others and advancing the health of a community through actions, and contributing to environments that promote health and reduce risk.
  2. Advocating Inclusivity looks like demonstrating respect of cultural and human differences and understanding one’s own identity and the identity of others, culture, and social background and how it influences their lives.
  3. Demonstrating Introspection and Growth looks like engaging in behaviors of healthy, autonomous, and interconnected adults such as reflecting on and articulating personal skills, values, growth areas, and rationale for behavior.

Guide To Living (PDF)

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