The Mission of the Department of Residential Life is to provide a high quality residential living experience and to promote co-curricular living-learning environment for Tougaloo College students. Concerned with all aspects of campus living at Tougaloo College, the Department of Residential Life achieves its mission by providing an opportunity for group living, academic achievement, and social maturation in a democratic and diverse community. The extent to which students benefit is largely dependent upon their levels of involvement in the planning and implementation of campus and residential activities. The department supports the principle of initiative, which acknowledges that students must accept personal responsibility for their development.
Residential Life personnel are responsible for the development and implementation of programming that fosters an effective living and learning environment. The goal is to enhance the social, educational, cultural and personal growth of each student. A positive climate in the residence hall promotes self-discipline, self-direction, and participation in the community.
The residence halls provide an opportunity for group living, academic achievement and social adjustment in a democratic environment. The degree to which a student benefits depends on his/her participation in the planning and implementation of activities and his/her acceptance of personal responsibility for growth and development.