Our Mission

University Residences engages students in diverse and inclusive, healthy, safe and sustainable communities that foster academic success and personal growth.

University Residences supports and is guided by the:

  • University Mission and Strategic goals
  • Division of Enrollment and Student Services Mission and Areas of Key Strategic Focus
  • Board of Trustees Guiding Principles for the Western Washington University Housing and Dining System
  • 10 Year Capital Plan
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCC) recommendations of the 2008 Comprehensive Evaluation Committee Report
  • Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) professional standards for higher education
  • Association of College and University Housing Organization-International standards and guidelines

Department Principles

  • Student Centered
  • Collaborative Partnerships
  • Culture of Evidence
  • Customer Service
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Safe and Secure Residential Communities
  • Stewardship
  • Technology
  • Work Environment