Community Expectations

Students arrive at ACU from every state and from over 60 nations world-wide, providing a diverse and radical life-altering experience. At its best, living in community encourages the collision of new ideas, student development, dialogues, and personal growth. Each ACU student is challenged daily to balance their personal heritages, life stories, experiences, and beliefs with those of other individuals and the greater community.

It is here that students are pushed, stretched, moved, inspired, and called to the transformative life of following Christ in community. We take residential living and learning seriously: learning to respond to conflict with humility and maturity, developing integrity and taking responsibility for ones actions, balancing the strenuous demands of university life with inherent responsibilities from God, family, friends, and life, and through faith, overcoming adversity.

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We believe in the Five Pillars of Community

Advocacy

We commit to treat people with respect and equality and ensure that each individual receives the same basic rights and is celebrated for their unique identity free from discrimination of any kind.

Safety

We commit to providing living conditions that exceed resident expectations and provide exceptional living spaces for community, self care, and learning.

Intentionality

We strive to provide an experience that is thoughtful, relevant and aware of the residents living in these spaces, which includes how we program events, write policy, and equip residential spaces.

Belonging

We believe that every student living in our halls should be known and have a place at the table. We believe no student should ever be alone or without support, and in everything we do as a community, we are inclusive of each member.

Spirituality

We believe in demonstrating the love of Christ and upholding His commandment to love your neighbor as yourself. As a residential community, we work to hold one another accountable for the way we love one another and we strive to humble ourselves to learn from those who are different from us.