Residential Life & Housing Office

We want to make you as comfortable as possible while you are living on our campus. If we can ever assist you in some way, just let us know. 

Residence Life & Housing Goals

  1. Contribute to residential academic environment by achieving higher retention rates
  2. Increase efficiency & effectiveness of the Res Life Office operations through cross-training of essential operations and streamlining processes
  3. Upgrade our on-line registration process to include the self-assigning function
  4. Implement a new Community Building programming model to meet student needs, prevent high-risk behavior & to increase program attendance
  5. Improve housing amenities (painting, lighting, furniture, bulletin boards, murals, etc.
  6. Continue to develop and support the full-time Housing & Residence Life staff


     Stop by our office in Room 211 of the Frame-Westerberg Commons. Or, you can all us at 814-362-7630 or e-mail one of our staff members:

    Dr. Ron Binder, Associate Dean of Students

    Emilee Yormick, Assistant Director of Residence Life

    Ryan P. Coll,  Assistant Director of Residence Life  

    Denise Perkins, Administrative Assistant

    Our Vision, Mission & Values Statement  

    Vision:  We aspire to cultivate a highly desirable and inclusive residential experience that/which prepares students for life’s challenges and opportunities in a global society. 

    Mission:  To provide safe, affordable, and well-maintained living and learning environments that enhance the holistic development of students through intentional programs and services. 

    Values:  Balance, Academics, Student Development, Innovation, Community, Safety

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