The Office of University Housing and Campus Dining is dedicated to excellence by cultivating a healthy, supportive, inclusive and sustainable living-learning experience.


We aspire to be the preferred choice of housing and dining for all students attending Western Oregon University. We will achieve this vision by empowering our residents to:

  • Adapt to an evolving society

  • Grow personally and academically

  • Make decisions ethically and intentionally

  • Recognize their impact as inclusive and responsible global citizens

  • Thrive personally and academically


We support our mission through the emphasis of our core values in all that we do.

Not surprisingly, the first of which is Community.

Community is where individuals develop relationships and each member feels valued and included in an environment that is safe to share ideas, thoughts and common goals.

The remaining core values that shape and support our mission are listed below. We look forward to interacting with you while you live on campus. It is our hope that these values will provide the framework to make your experience at Western Oregon University a positive and lasting one.

Communication is a process utilizing verbal methods, non-verbal methods, and active listening techniques in which participants impart information, ideas, and thoughts as well as create and share meaning.

Inclusion is understanding, valuing, and actively engaging differences in views, approaches, styles and aspects of individuality (e.g. gender, culture, sexuality, race, socioeconomic status, etc.) that add multiple perspectives to a group’s activity. ( Based on Exploring Leadership by Komives, et. al.)

Learning is the enduring passion and ability for self-discovery and the acquisition of new skills and knowledge through experience, study, and dialogue.

Support is offering students the resources needed to succeed in and out of the classroom through student employment, opportunities for leadership, affordable living choices, community engagement, interaction with caring staff, and striving to meet personal needs.

Sustainability is simultaneously meeting environmental, economic, and community needs by using, developing, and protecting resources at a rate and in a manner that enables us to meet current demands while ensuring that future generations can meet their needs.

Wellness is intentionally creating opportunities for physical, spiritual, mental , and emotional health and self-improvement through education and programming.