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About WKU Housing & Residence Life

Mission of WKU Housing & Residence Life

The Department of Housing & Residence Life, in partnership with the student and the university community, will provide a premier living/learning experience that promotes student success. 


  • Each person is unique;
  • Each person has intrinsic value;
  • Each person has the capacity to learn;
  • Each person has the capacity to be successful;
  • Each person is responsible for his/her own decisions;
  • Each person influences environments, environments influence each person.


Our residential students will actively engage in living learning experiences relevant to their individual success.


We will:

  • Maintain and continually improve our facilities;
  • Continually develop and strengthen our organization's human resources to embrace continual change and improvement and pervasive leadership;
  • Foster students' learning by intentionally promoting and providing educational experiences;
  • Partner with others in the university community to enhance the academic mission;
  • Enable students to declare a vision of their success;
  • Create and implement a targeted marketing plan that educates and attracts students to our on-campus experience;
  • Recognize and celebrate success.

The Western Creed

Western Kentucky University is a community dedicated to learning, where ideas are offered, examined and discussed.

As a member of this community, I have both a personal and shared responsibility to participate actively in university life by:

  • Practicing personal and academic integrity;
  • Seeking unity by respecting the dignity of all persons;
  • Celebrating and embracing diversity;
  • Encouraging freedom of expression;
  • Acting in accordance with basic principles of citizenship;
  • Preserving and appreciating the natural beauty of the campus;
  • Enriching all aspects of life through the educational process; and by
  • Embracing the ideals expressed on the University seal: "Life More Life" and "The Spirit Makes the Master," by pursuing personal growth and a life of excellence.

The Department of Housing & Residence Life is a member of the WKU Division of Student Affairs

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 Last Modified 8/23/17