Welcome to Residence Life, your residential community and home away from home. A community is a group of people sharing a common purpose, who are interdependent for a fulfillment of certain needs. These individuals who live in close proximity and interact on a regular basis mutually define expectations for all members of the group and assume responsibility for meeting these expectations. In a community, people must be respectful and considerate of the individuality of the other persons within the community.
A sense of community includes the feeling of cooperation, commitment to the group welfare, and willingness to communicate openly. Living in a community requires a responsibility to and for others as well as oneself. Residence Life is a place where you should feel comfortable to be yourself. Take pride in it.
Residence Life Mission Statement
Odessa College’s Residence Life’s primary purpose is to provide a safe and comfortable residential environment, which is student-centered and conducive to learning. The residential environment is designed to support development of the total student by fostering out-of-class learning in the areas of diversity, interpersonal relations, community living, and personal self-development for residents.
Residence Life Office
The Residence Life office coordinates and facilitates residential assignments, maintenance, and a positive community-living experience. The Director of Residence Life, Housing Records Specialist, and front desk assistants comprise the main office staff. This office works with all aspects of the Residence Life program, including applications, facilities, budgets, services, appeals/exemptions, cancellations, programming, discipline, and security. Office hours during fall/spring semesters are 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday. Summer hours begin the Monday after hall closing of the Spring semester and are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday only. Campus offices are closed on Fridays during the summer. The office phone number is (432) 335-6300.
This information is provided by the Residence Life Office for internal use at the College. The Residence Life Resident Handbook serves as a supplement to the Residential Agreement and Odessa College Student Handbook. The student will be held responsible for knowing and abiding by all information and policies located in this and any of the aforementioned documents.
The Office of Residence Life reserves the right to change policies and procedures located in this handbook as needed, with the proper notification to the residents.
Odessa College Residence Life Office Non-Discrimination Statement
Odessa College Residence Life does not discriminate on the basis of sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, or age.