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Part of what makes Whitworth University unique is its dedication to educating
both mind and heart. As residence life professionals, we are here
to help your son or daughter learn inside and outside the classroom. There
are many opportunities to enhance your student's Whitworth education, whether through Prime
Time activities in the residence
halls, through learning
how to live in a community, or through learning to deal with conflict. Please
encourage your student to take responsibility for resolving his/her problems
using our staff as a resource. We believe that students who learn to deal
with problems on their own become more confident individuals who are better
able to face challenges that come with emerging adulthood.
Each of our residence halls is overseen by a resident
director (RD). These staff members are full-time professional employees. They, and the student resident assistants (RAs), are trained
in student development, in ways to build a strong community, in counseling, and
in conflict mediation. Other student leaders include small-group coordinators
(SGC), medics, cultural-diversity advocates (CDA), and residence hall
senators. To learn more about these positions, click here.
You may notice some differences in your student as he/she
negotiates the transition to college. To find out more about what your
son or daughter is experiencing at Whitworth University, consider attending
the parent programs during Orientation Weekend and/or Parents'
Weekend (which usually takes place in October).