Our Community Values

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
718-390-4080

Hours of Operation
Fall/Spring Semester
Monday - Friday  8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.