Each residence hall is divided into small groups of 14 to 22 students, peer led by a Resident Assistant (RA). Resident Directors (RDs), professional staff living on campus, work with student leaders and resident students to foster a living-learning environment that promotes individual and group development. Our residences at Trinity Western are not just a place to sleep at night, but are viewed as an important location to develop students in the fulfillment of our University's mission. Through daily interactions, Community Life staff encourage students to reflect on what they are learning about themselves through their university experience. Time management, conflict resolution, accountability, tolerance and respect for differences are but a few learning outcomes gained from living in community.
Other special services, programs and opportunities for residence students include:
- Floor Meetings
RAs lead weekly small group meetings for residents that focus on social, spiritual, relational, accountability and academic issues
- Social Outings and Activities
Students enjoy regular outings and activities with residents from other floors and buildings through 'dorm dates', 'all stars' and other grass roots social activities both on and off campus
- All Campus Meetings
Every couple of weeks, invited guest speakers come in and share their life experiences with resident students, often connected to other programs held at the university
- Small Groups
Besides floor meetings, students can become a member of a discipleship (D-Group) or personal support groups, focused on a wide variety of topics (e.g. eating disorders, depression, low self-esteem, relationships, career goals, study skills, etc)
- Student Leadership Opportunities and Experiences
Student Life Office, Reimer Student Centre
For information regarding TWU's Community Covenant and Housing Policies, please refer to the Trinity Western University Student Handbook.