Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Residence Hall Living
What is Residence Hall Living Like?

PRINCIPLES OF COMMUNITY
During your time at Millikin, you will undoubtedly hear the word “community” often. Throughout campus, and in particular the residence halls, great emphasis has been placed on creating community and ensuring students are learning to be responsible citizens within the community. The six principles of community, established by Ernest Boyer in his work, Campus Life: In Search of Community, may give you a better understanding of the environment Millikin seeks to foster.

A PURPOSEFUL Community
A residence hall floor is an educationally purposeful community, a place where students share academic goals and work together to strengthen learning on the campus.

An OPEN Community
A residence hall floor is an open community, a place where freedom of each person is honored and where diversity is aggressively pursued.

A JUST Community
A residence hall floor is a just community, a place where sacredness of each person is honored and where diversity is aggressively pursued.

A DISCIPLINED Community
A residence hall floor is a disciplined community, a place where individuals accept their obligations to the group and where well-defined governance procedures guide behavior for the common good.

A CARING Community
A residence hall floor is a caring community, a place where the well being of each member is sensitively supported and where service to others is encouraged.

A CELEBRATIVE Community
A residence hall floor is a celebrative community, one in which the heritage of the institution is remembered and where rituals affirming both tradition and change are widely shared.

 

 
 
Millikin University - Decatur, IL
 
Millikin University - Decatur, IL