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Office of Residence Life

The CAP Model

The Office of Residence Life bases its programming efforts on the CAP Model, which, simply put, focuses on the development of your living community as well of as your academic and personal development. “C” stands for Community Development, “A” stands for Academic Support, and “P” stands for Personal Development.

The CAP Model encompasses:

  • Programmatic efforts
  • Residence Life leadership development initiatives
  • Student Development practices
  • Residence Life policies and procedures
  • Staff training
  • Funding

The Residence Life CAP Model is utilized by:

  • Professional Staff
  • Resident Assistants
  • Community Advisors
  • RHAA, CAB and Community Councils
  • You as a resident in on-campus housing (when you either attend or help develop a program)
  • Collaborative efforts of campus professionals and community members

Developing you as a student and as a person through programming is one of our main priorities as a department. Here is a sample list (inclusive, but not limited to) of the types of topics we address in programming:

  • Adjusting to College
  • Life skills
  • Study skills and study habits
  • Academic Advising and help choosing a major
  • Socializing activities/meeting others in the community
  • Becoming involved in campus life
  • Open forum talks and debates
  • Learning about diverse backgrounds, cultures, and lifestyles
  • Careers, internships, and job searching

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