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Mission, Vision & Values


The Mission of Housing & Residential Life at CCA is to support the College and Student Affairs’ missions by creating a vibrant living environment that encourages mutual respect, celebrates diversity, fosters student connections within and outside of the department, and enhances the educational experience of our students by promoting personal growth and development of the creative-citizen in our residential communities.


To provide a supportive and excellent residential experience for CCA students that honors the whole student and fosters community building.


Community Responsibility - fostering a sense of personal and community responsibility where students understand their roles around individual responsibility, community membership and accountability to both self and others

Education/Co-Curricular Learning - our Residential Curriculum is the vehicle that we use to offer students the opportunity to expand their ideas, beliefs, values, relationships, skills and purpose. The programming though the Residential Curriculum is offered to guide students to become artist citizens who shape culture by cultivating innovation, engaging their communities, and enhancing social and environmental responsibility.

Engagement - fostering student participation in activities that support the development of our residents knowledge, skills and competencies to become better artist-citizens.

Diversity & Inclusion - acknowledging the diversity of our community through the creation of a safe & inclusive environment for all students to explore identities of self and others.