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About the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining

The Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining (OHRLD) provides well-maintained residential and dining facilities, supported by a highly trained staff who promote the growth of students through opportunities for engagement and autonomy within an inclusive community of learners.                   

Vision

The Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining strives to:

  • Integrate the dining and living environment to support IUP’s academic mission
  • Provide learning and developmental growth experiences for students living within their residential facilities
  • Manage the seamless delivery of dining and residential support services

Our office is composed of individuals from differing backgrounds, cultures, abilities, and lifestyles who value the following:

Developing character and citizenship by providing learning opportunities which enhance the classroom experience

Our residential communities provide individual members with the opportunity to share experiences, goals and belief systems. Students are encouraged to demonstrate respect for themselves and others as well as take responsibility for their own actions. We support students as they make important life decisions and become productive members of their communities.

Encouraging responsive, respectful, and inclusive communities

We believe diversity enriches and empowers the lives of all people. Therefore, we strive to develop civil, dynamic communities which celebrate individuality and commonality while affirming human dignity and integrity.

Providing ethical management and responsive service

We believe the ethical practice of sound management principles is paramount. Thus, we endeavor to provide housing and dining services which are high-quality, reasonably-priced, and responsive to the needs of the community.

Our staff promotes these core values in the following three interdependent areas:

Facilities Management/Operations:

We provide cost-efficient residential and dining programs which are responsive to the needs of the community and promote a safe, sanitary and comfortable environment. Our ongoing goals are to: provide clean and well-maintained facilities; meet accessibility requirements; and promote safety and security.

Administrative Programs and Services:

We provide efficient administration of all aspects of the housing and dining programs to meet institutional and residential needs. Our ongoing goals are to provide: a housing program that offers a variety of living options; a dining program that offers a variety of high-quality and nutritious options; and work experiences that enhance skills, teach responsibility, and assist students with their financial obligations.

Residential Education:

We provide programs and services that prepare students to be responsible and productive community members. Our ongoing goals are to encourage students to: embrace intellectual and personal challenges; accept responsibility for their actions; and develop problem-solving and decision-making skills.

  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Summer: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.