The development of the whole individual is our priority within
the foundation of our residence life program. The goal of the
Residence Life program, in addition to providing a place to sleep,
is to supplement learning and provide a variety of educational,
social and recreational activities.
Becoming a member of the St. John’s residential community
involves students in the special opportunity to live, learn and
grow together. This necessitates the creation of set expectations
and community standards in order to develop a respectful,
thoughtful and educational environment. Our community is a place
where a developed sense of integrity and the ability to make good
decisions is highly esteemed. It is a place where we celebrate
diversity and expressly repudiate discrimination. Also, we are
interdependent for the fulfillment of certain needs, and therefore,
living in the St. John’s residential community asks each of us to
adopt an active understanding of the Residence Life Policies.
The policies are designed to create an optimal environment for
every member of the community and those who visit. The policies
establish clear and consistent behavioral expectations. Infractions
of these policies will be documented and adjudicated in order to
preserve and protect the integrity of our community.
The community values set forth are reflective of the Vincentian
Mission of the University. St. John’s University strives to promote
justice, instill personal and moral values and create a healthy
learning environment. In the event that a student is found
responsible for violating a section or sections of the Residence
Life Policies or the Code of Conduct, a sanction may be assigned.
Sanctions imposed through the judicial process are intended to
facilitate the aforementioned goals. The judicial process is an
essential part of the educational setting, as it stresses personal
accountability and respect for others.
The Office of Residence Life at St. John’s University is
committed to the safety and well being of all community members. We
strive to create an environment that is free of acts of violence,
harassment, and infringement of rights of privacy and property. The
Office of Residence Life is one of many service offices in the
University that assists students. As a staff, we will support
students by identifying resources which, based on personal needs,
will further support them.
The residence program is comprised of students that come from a
wide variety of geographical locations and cultural
backgrounds. Experiences with students will enhance one’s
learning while exposing them to different perspectives, stressing
tolerance and acceptance, respect for others, and regard for the
standards of good citizenship.
The Director, Assistant Director, Residence Directors, Resident
Assistants and the Office Support Staff are responsible for
administering the entire residence hall program which includes, but
is not limited to, assigning rooms, helping students with
interpersonal conflicts and training staff.
Office of Residence Life
35 Arlo Road
Staten Island, NY 10301
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.