Accomodation - Pratt Institute School of Art and Design
The mission of the Office of Residential Life and Housing is to provide quality housing in an environment that challenges and supports students to:
Enhance self-understanding Value community responsibility
Learn from their experiences
To that end, the Office of Residential Life and Housing holds the belief that student development and learning goes on outside the classroom, as well as inside the classroom. The policies, procedures and programs which are established and encouraged by the Office of Residential Life and Housing are those which enhance student learning and involvement outside the classroom. This means the department takes its role very seriously as guarantor of a residence hall atmosphere conducive to work and study. We also strive to provide an atmosphere in which students are encouraged to make informed decisions on their own, take responsibility for their actions, and learn from their experiences. We offer leadership development opportunities to students in the residence halls through participation in Residence Hall Councils, the Residence Hall Advisory Committee (a student advisory committee to the Office of Residential Life and Housing) and various ad hoc committees formed throughout the year. Participation in these activities exposes students to other departments at the Institute while gaining leadership skills. Our goal is to educate. When it becomes necessary to levy sanctions as a result of a violation of policy or regulation, we bear in mind that the judicial process is not just punitive, but an opportunity for education and personal growth.
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