Santa Clara University

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Welcome to the Office of Residence Life. Each year we continue our efforts to provide our students with a remarkable community living/learning experience. We do this by helping our residents develop connections in their experiences; connections in their community; connections to their learning; and connections across campus.

As a department, we are committed to the Jesuit principle of "Cura Personalis" where we actively support, care for, and encourage the development of each student as a whole person. In addition, we are committed to supporting the university's mission of faith, social justice, leadership and service. Myself and the professional and student staff are here to help students succeed, find connections, and learn from one another and our different and shared experiences. We pride ourselves on our respectful, open, and engaged communities, with student development at the central focus.

Each professional staff position has the opportunity to shape the vision and direction of their respective community while at the same time providing great opportunities to partner with faculty and campus colleagues in overall program development and on a number of campus initiatives and committees. The positions are the best of both worlds where staff have the opportunity to work autonomously and yet have many opportunities for collaborative leadership and program development.If you are looking for a position that will be continue to challenge and inspire you, SCU may just be the place for you!

Heather Dumas-Dyer
Director, Office of Residence Life