The Philosophy of Residence Life

The purpose of the Residence Life department is to provide learning environments which educate students through developmental events, intentional conversations and meaningful interpersonal relationships.

Our Values

Relationships: Cultivating deep interpersonal relationships

Nurturing students as whole persons (academic, physical, spiritual, emotional) through intentional events and conversations.

Particularizing: Uniquely recognizing each student

Helping students discover the unique ways God has created them, their vocations, and God’s personal calling on their lives.

Deepening: Challenging students to grow

Providing opportunities for students to be mentored and to go further in their development and maturity.

Education: Educating the whole person

Being an active and important part of the education of students at Vanguard and directing them toward a life of leadership and service.

Invitation: Inviting students into the spiritual life

Creating an environment where students are challenged to examine their lives and to pay attention to the work of the Holy Spirit.