Mission Statement

The Office of Residence Life is committed to providing a comfortable and nurturing community conducive to students' pursuit of scholarship, celebration of differences great and small, and assisting students with their social and personal development. Members of the residence life staff at Cumberland University will:

  • Support a safe and comfortable living environment where all students are recognized and valued
  • Test students to discover more about themselves and others through introspection, examining personal values, personal beliefs, and their awareness of issues surrounding them
  • Empower students to pursue personal growth while making being active in the community and providing service to the University and local community
  • Encourage the exploration of knowledge, the development of skills, and the understanding of sensitivity and respect as integral parts of the interactions between individuals and groups
  • Produce life experiences and classroom activities in a dynamic environment

Living on campus provides an experience that is more than just a place to sleep, study and watch TV. It is a place where students come and are challenged and changed. Living on campus provides a place where Cumberland memories begin and where the relationships developed form friendships that last a lifetime.