Housing

Living on campus is part of being fully engaged in college life. We provide a home away from home with new friends and old friends and allow you to learn where you live. Campus life is both spiritual and social. Our Resident Assistants are there to guide and mentor you; residence halls are there to make you feel safe and comfortable. Being a part of the OKWU family means establishing friendships that last a lifetime.

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Residence Halls for Women

  • Susanna Wesley Hall — A traditional residence hall-style living arrangement with a community bathroom on each floor. Wesley Hall has laundry facilities available.
  • Phillippe Hall — A modified suite-style arrangement where three rooms share one bathroom. Phillippe Hall includes a kitchenette.
  • C.B. and Mabel Colaw Hall — A suite-style arrangement where two rooms share a private bathroom. Colaw Hall has a study room, kitchenette, laundry facilities, workout room, prayer room, and a large private lounge.

Residence Halls for Men

  • Scott Hall — A traditional residence hall-style arrangement with a community bathroom on each hall. Scott Hall has laundry facilities available.
  • Wert Hall — A quad-style arrangement in which four rooms share a lounge and bathroom. Wert Hall has laundry facilities available.
  • Allen Chapman Hall — A suite-style arrangement in which two rooms share a private bathroom. Chapman Hall has a study room, kitchenette, laundry facilities, and a private lounge.

Eagle Village

In addition to our traditional Residence Halls, we offer several houses on or near campus as options for Honor Students. All houses have full kitchens and access to back yards. All residential standards of conduct are observed by students living in the houses.

  • Zeta: A 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom house with full kitchen, 2 living areas and on-site laundry. Zeta is reserved for men this year.
  • Eta: A 6 bedroom, 2 bath house with full kitchen and on-site laundry. Eta is located on-campus next to Colaw and Wesley Halls. Eta is reserved for men this year.
  • Theta: A 5 bedroom, 2 bath house with hardwood floors, a large living area, full kitchen and on-site laundry. Theta is reserved for men this year.
  • Iota: A 3 bedroom, 2 bath house with hardwood floors, granite countertops in the kitchen and on-site laundry.  Iota is reserved for women this year.
  • Kappa: A 3 bedroom, 2 bath, split-level house with full kitchen, large living area, on-site laundry and a large back yard. Kappa is reserved for women this year.
  • Lambda: A 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house with full kitchen, large living room and on-site laundry. Lambda is reserved for men this year.
  • Rho: A 3 bedroom, 2 bath house with full kitchen, living room, study area and on-site laundry. Rho is located directly across from the chapel and is reserved for women this year.
  • Sigma: A 3 bedroom, 2 bath, two story house. Sigma features large living areas both upstairs and downstairs, a screened back porch and on-site laundry. Sigma is reserved for men this year.
  • Tau: A 3 bedroom, 2 bath house with two living areas, kitchen, on-site laundry and a large back yard. Tau is reserved for women this year.
  • Phi: A 3 bedroom, 1 bath house with a cozy atmosphere and on-site laundry. Phi is reserved for women this year.
  • Chi: A 4 bedroom, 2 bath house with a game room, large living area, full kitchen and on-site laundry. Chi is reserved for men this year.
  • Omega: A 3 bedroom, 2 bath house with large living area, full kitchen and on-site laundry.  Omega is reserved for women this year.
  • Eaton: A 4 bedroom, 2 bath house with hardwood floors, granite countertops in the kitchen and on-site laundry.  Eaton is reserved for women this year.

Residential Life Staff

Residential Life staff members are responsible for the overall administration and operation of the residence halls. Professional staff members hire and train RAs, formulate and implement policy, place residents, and discipline. They assist students in their growth and development, and model appropriate practices and policies. They establish residential policies to insure consideration for the time, privacy, well-being and the value of each resident

Residence Hall Administration

Resident Assistants

The Resident Assistant (RA) supervises and mentors residents within the halls. RAs are students who have completed a selection process, demonstrated their commitment to serving fellow students, and have been trained in helping skills. The RA is a “helper” whose primary responsibilities involve developing relationships, implementing programs, dispensing information (or referring a student to someone who can help), offering personal advice, and confronting violations of community standards. There is one RA assigned to each section of the residence hall. RAs keep duty hours in the evenings on campus, and at least two RAs will be available in the residence halls each evening.

Assistant Resident Directors

The Assistant Resident Directors (ARD) supervises and mentors residents within OKWU’s Eagle Village. ARDs are Graduate Assistants who have completed a selection process, demonstrated their commitment to serving OKWU student and have been trained in helping skills. The ARD is a “helper” whose primary responsibilities involve developing relationships, implementing programs, dispensing information (or referring a student to someone who can help), offering personal advice, and confronting violations of community standards. There is one ARD assigned to each house in Eagle Village.

Resident Directors

The Office of Residential life has two professional staff members residing on-campus. The Men’s and Women’s Resident Directors are available to foster OKWU community and serve as first responders in case of residential emergencies.

The Resident Director (RD) supervises the Resident Assistant (RA) staff and all activities within the men’s and women’s residence halls. Their primary responsibilities include supervising and mentoring the RAs, being the point person for any issues that arise within the residence halls and following through on administrative tasks related to on-campus living. The Resident Directors for 2012-2013 are Chris Breiland and Sheresa Grate.

Resident Directors contact information ~ call: 918.397.3504 or email: reslife@okwu.edu