Colorado School of Mines’ Department of Residence Life is a featured program.
Colorado School of Mines is a public STEM and applied science university with approximately 5,673 undergraduate and graduate students in Golden, Colorado. The university is a highly selective university with no Bachelor of Arts degrees conferred, only Bachelor of Science along with an array of graduate degrees ranging from Masters to PhD’s. Admitted students in 2013 were of the top 10% of their graduating class, had an average high school GPA of 3.8 and an average ACT of 31. For the first two years CSM, students follow a prescribed core curriculum, which aims to augment fundamental computational, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Like many STEM and applied science universities, the school is predominately male with 30% of the undergraduate population identified as female. The school is also racially homogenous with 18.5% undergraduate population identified as a member of an underrepresented minority; an additional 8% are non-citizen, international students from 44 foreign countries. First-year students are required to live on-campus. Additionally, first-year students are placed in an intensive structured core curriculum that allows most first-year students to take similar classes for the first two years of academic course work. Moreover, all first-year students are required to take a first-year success seminar (CSM 101) to support student transition, retention, success, development, and satisfaction.
The Residence Life department has just over 1,800 beds available to accommodate the campus housing population, of which approximately 1,100 beds are designated, in three various styles of residence halls environments, for first-year and upper-division students. Moreover, 486 beds are available to apartment style housing at Mines Park along with 200 more beds available to Greek Life. Over the past 5 years, the department has built 2 residence halls, renovated 2, and has plans to renovate 4 more residence halls and the apartment housing area. Additionally, the department has gone from 3 professional staff to 10 professional staff. View our organizational chart. (pdf)
We are department that focuses on the development and service to others across the community. We promote a servant leadership development model through our professional and student staff in all areas we operate in. The staff within the department has chosen to have the following mission statement:
- “Colorado School of Mines Department of Residence Life is dedicated to student success through a superior living and learning experience that recognizes the unique challenges and opportunities our students face in their Oredigger experience. Our staff is committed to providing intentional learning through quality services and facilities, student support, as well as a safe, secure, and academically-focused environment. We believe campus living, in collaboration with the Mines community, fosters personal growth and development, encouraging students to become critical thinkers and civically engaged leaders in a diverse global community.”