We believe our role in human development involves ensuring that all community members have the support and motivation to manage their challenges and opportunities.

We believe it is our duty to provide a high standard of care for students, community members, colleagues, and ourselves.

We believe engagement in the residential experience contributes powerfully to the completeness of a liberal arts education resulting also in an affinity for the institution, a heightened value for the community, and a thirst for lifelong learning.

We believe our vision will be achieved when we lead with integrity and transparency. We succeed when we engage our community, embrace differences, act generously and humbly, and pursue only excellence.


Embrace your passion. Unleash your potential.

Vision Statement

Emory Campus Life, a community recognized internationally for advancing education into action and delivering world-class programs and services, promotes a healthy and sustainable environment where students live what they learn and learn what they live for self and society. ECL catalyzes a distinctive, caring, inquiry-driven, ethically engaged, polycultural, and socially just community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, families, and visitors who imagine and lead positive transformation in the world.

Mission Statement

Emory Campus Life cultivates a welcoming and dynamic community committed to developing skills necessary for lifelong success and positive transformation in the world.

Key Concepts

Advancing education into action

Knowledge being applied to the work; utilization of experiential learning to enhance classroom learning.

World-class programs and services

Best in class offerings; exceeding expectations and national standards.

Healthy and Sustainable environment

Commitment across the university in developing wellness and useful personal and life skills; engagement in practices that contemplate the needs of the present generation without compromising the needs of future generations.

Live what they learn

Maximization of the lived experience in the application of formal learning.

Learn what they live

Reflection on learning that occurs through the lived experience; 360-degree learning.


Compelling individuals and groups to significant action.


Recognition and appreciation of the multiplicity and intersectionality of our identities; the reframing of multiculturalism to view culture as dynamic and thriving

Socially just

Acknowledgement of the divergent social realities inherent in our community; equal and equitable access to campus services, programs, and resources driven by empathy and compassion.

Cultural humility

Community-based reciprocal relationships that foster a community of concern, understanding, compassion, and respect; intercultural exchange, self-reflection, self-critique, openness to new ideas, and institutional accountability.