UIW Residence Life Handbook (PDF Download)
The Residence Life Handbook is intended to assist and inform all residents regarding the policy upheld within each Residence Hall that supports the mission and policy of UIW. Residents are responsible for becoming fully educated on the policies listed in the Student Code of Conduct (which includes the Residence Life Policy Addendum). The Residence Life Handbook should be referenced in conjunction with the Student Code of Conduct. The Student Code of Conduct can be found at http://www.uiw.edu/campuslife/judicial.html.
Living within a community offers a significant contribution to the holistic educational development of each student. The Residence Life program seeks to establish an atmosphere that stimulates growth, encourages individual responsibility in decision-making, and provides for acceptances of others as persons of worth. Developing good citizenship, learning and accepting the meaning of responsibility, and recognizing the rights of others are goals of UIW Residence Life living.
The Resident Assistants provide programming and activities, which allow the residents to take an intentional journey at UIW utilizing the Journey Seeker Community Development Model. Each month, the RA Team will focus on themes important to residents at all level. The monthly themes include the following: motivation, engagement, skill setting, civility, spirituality, identity, diversity, community service, career planning, and reflection. Our primary goal is to create various opportunities for all residents to develop both communally and personally. In addition, our hope is that through this experience, residents will broaden their horizons and increase their human understanding.
Our residence halls are an excellent place to meet new friends, participate in numerous activities, develop new interests, and learn to live and grow in a community extremely rich in diversity. We are committed, passionate and enthusiastic about sharing this experience with each resident as our journey continues!
Group living offers a significant contribution to the total educational development of each student. Harmonious living, broadened horizons, and increased human understanding are all desired goals of the residence experience. The Residence Life program seeks to develop an atmosphere that stimulates growth, encourages individual responsibility in decision-making, and provides for acceptances of others as persons of worth. Developing good citizenship, learning and accepting the meaning of responsibility, and recognizing the rights of others are goals of UIW Residence Life living.
Through programming for residents, we provide an exploration of the Six Dimensions of Wellness that can foster growth and development in their lives. The emotional, intellectual/multicultural, occupational, spiritual/service, physical, and social dimensions are all part of our community on campus, and resident swill learn outside of the classroom as much as in the classroom.
The residence halls and apartments are an excellent place to meet new friends, participate in numerous activities, develop new interests, and learn to live and grow in a community extremely rich in diversity.
The first Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, three young French women motivated by the love of God and their recognition of God's presence in each person, came to San Antonio in 1869 to minister to the sick and poor. Their spirit of Christian service is perpetuated in the University of the Incarnate Word primarily through teaching and scholarship. Inspired by Judeo-Christian values, the University aims to educate men and women who will become concerned and enlightened citizens.
The University is committed to educational excellence in the context of faith in Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word of God. It promotes life-long learning and fosters the development of the whole person. The faculty and students support one another in the search for and the communication of truth. The University if open to thoughtful innovation that serves ever more effectively the spiritual and material needs of people. The curriculum offers students an integrated program of liberal arts and professional studies that includes a global perspective and an emphasis on social justice and community services.
The University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic institution that welcomes to its community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good.