Our Mission

The Office of Housing and Residence Life creates a safe living environment which promotes holistic learning and personal growth among residents. This environment fosters independent thinking and accountable personal-decision making. Through our programs and services, we challenge students to be engaged, community-minded and academically successful.

Our Core Values

    • Provide residents with the support and resources to foster personal and academic success.
    • Ensure that students are civically aware and engaged by providing opportunities for involvement with East Georgia State College and the greater Swainsboro community.
    • Encourage students to understand, appreciate, and promote awareness of diverging views, opinions and differing backgrounds through intentional programs and educational conversations.
    • Promote an ethic of teamwork that connects our department with others in support of the mission of East Georgia State College.
    • Collaborate strategically and closely with the College Police Department, Corvias, IT Services, and Plant Operations to ensure that student residences are safe, secure and well-maintained.

Our Outcomes

    • 90% of new residential students will report that they agree or strongly agree that housing met or exceeded their expectations prior to move-in.
    • 90% of residential students will report that housing staff members contributed to their overall student success.
    • 90% of residential students will indicate that they agree or strongly agree that housing made them aware of, and connected them with, resources on campus.
    • Continue a 0% cancellation rate for reasons of student dissatisfaction and reduce overall cancellations for non-hardship reasons by 50%.
    • Students who participate as resident assistants for an entire year and/or as members of the residence hall association will retain at higher rates than non-participants.