Housing and Residence Life
Our mission statement
Serving students so that they may serve others, the Office of Housing and
Residence Life at Saint Martin’s University acts as a catalyst for the
formation of a community in which members support and encourage one another
by sharing their gifts and challenge each other to recognize and fulfill
their full potential.
Resident students at Saint Martin's University will be engaged members of
the campus community, benefitting from the services, mentorship, guidance,
and leadership opportunities provided by the Office of Housing and Residence
Life. They will be empowered to take ownership of their Saint Martin's
experience and will attain a sense of personal growth and enrichment in
doing so. The environment in the residence halls will be physically and
psychologically safe, cooperative, celebratory, and respectful. Residents
will be encouraged to express themselves while at the same time embracing
differences and adhering to Saint Benedict's axiom, "Listen and attend with
the ear of your heart."
Honoring the freedom of the individual and respecting the rights of the
group, we are guided by the principles of community living outlined in the
Rule of Saint Benedict, which states, "All must be given its due, but only
its due. There should be something of everything and not too much of
anything." To this end, residents will learn to value moderation,
stewardship, humility, and hospitality as the fundamental hallmarks of their
Saint Martin's experience. By focusing on these universal principles and
investing in each student individually, the Office of Housing and Residence
Life will equip residents with the skills necessary to live in a community
and inspire them to serve those who share in it.
All aspects of on-campus living accommodations are coordinated through
the Office of Housing and Residence Life. The residence hall staff consists
of the Director of Housing and Residence Life, two live-in Residence
Director, and a staff of Resident Assistants. Office hours are from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. An RA will be available at the Spangler and
Parsons front desks from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. each night.
The RAs live in all four residence halls. RAs are on-call from 5 p.m. to
8 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Sunday. In
addition, they organize and provide resources for programs and activities,
act as arbitrators in cases of interpersonal conflicts, and along with the
Residence Life professional staff, enforce all University and Housing