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Office of the Vice President of Campus Life
Fax: 202-885-1769
Butler Pavilion, Room 400

Monday-Friday 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Office of the Vice President of Campus Life
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8127

The Mission of Campus Life

The mission of the Office of Campus Life is to integrate students into a diverse learning community; promote their intellectual, social, and spiritual development; and, in collaboration with the faculty, prepare students for lifelong learning and global citizenship. The Office of Campus Life is committed to providing the foundation for a student-centered environment that is supportive yet challenging. Click the links to the right to find out about Campus Life's commitment to a student-centered environment.

Qualities of a Student Centered Environment

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The Office of Campus Life is committed to providing the foundation for a student-centered environment that is supportive yet challenging. A student-centered environment is characterized by these qualities:


It’s Personal.

  • We strive for meaningful relationships with students and colleagues.
  • We model civility in our interpersonal relationships.
  • We pursue opportunities for personal growth.

It’s Learning-Focused.

  • We engage in reciprocal learning, recognizing that each of us is both teacher and learner.
  • We intentionally link students' educational experiences in and out of the classroom.

It’s Values-Based.

  • We are guided by institutional values as we develop and administer policies, programs and services. These values include a commitment to service, equity and equal access, responsibility and good citizenship, appreciation for human diversity, environmental protection, social justice, individual freedom, and human rights and dignity.
  • We make the connections between our activities and institutional values explicit.

It’s Collaborative.

  • We work across departmental lines to create and enhance university programs and solve problems.
  • We identify and consult with stakeholders in our decision-making.
  • We volunteer our assistance where we think we have contributions to make.

It’s Quality-Driven.

  • We consult with students and colleagues to understand their needs.
  • We integrate services to provide easy access for users.
  • We streamline service delivery to enhance efficiency.
  • We evaluate services and programs for continuous improvement.