Resident Life (a.k.a. dorm life) may be best known for late-night trips to Taco Bell or friendly Hall rivalry. It also is a place where men and women develop life-long friendships as they walk through the joys and trials of each other's lives.
Each resident hall is under the care of a Resident Assistant. The RAs are student leaders who provide guidance, support and accountability to the students on their hall. These RAs are available for conversation, cough drops, or anything else that the students on the floor might need.
Dorm devotions, led by the RAs, are held weekly and provide on-campus students with another way to lift each other up as they worship and pray together. Whether they are splitting a tray of nachos or helping each other study for tomorrow's history exam, Corban students have this in common: they are pulling for each other. This is the kind of community that is a result of eating, living, and studying with the people who are your neighbors, your classmates, and your family-away-from-home.
Resident Life Staff
Director of Community Life & Student Programs
Assistant Director of Community Life
Assist Director of Student Programs
Casey Van Dyk
Prewitt/Van Gilder Halls
Community Life Team
Where Deep Gladness and Deep Hunger Meet
"The kind of work God usually calls you to is the kind of work that you need most to do and that the world most needs to have done… The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet." - Frederick Buechner's definition of vocation from "Wishful Thinking"
To create community building opportunities that enable students to experience an intersection between their passions and another's needs
Who: Student leadership team consisting of upperclassmen living on campus
What: Interest groups are divided into five categories (referred to as Endeavors):
- Activities that engage in the arts and creative expression (HEART ENDEAVORS)
- Activities that develop healthy bodies and practices (HABIT ENDEAVORS)
- Activities that stretch the mind and intellect (HEAD ENDEAVORS)
- Activities that strengthen the heart and spirit (HOPE ENDEAVORS)
- Activities that practice citizenship and stewardship (HAND ENDEAVORS)
When: Endeavors may be offered weekly, bi-monthly or monthly depending on the specific event.
Where: Some Endeavors help student to get closer connected to the Corban campus, others focus on Salem and beyond.
Why: To complement the RA and ASB efforts by creating community building opportunities (Endeavors) based on specific interests
How: Learn more about the current semester's Endeavors by viewing the Community Life bulletin board on the second floor of Schimmel Hall.