Mission & Values


The mission of Housing & Residence Life is to provide inclusive communities that engage students in exceptional living and learning experiences within safe, affordable, and well-maintained environments. 


Professional Excellence: We aspire to be exceptional in all that we do and characterize ourselves through actions that endow and add to the future of our university and our profession.

Respect: We cultivate an environment that treats all students, staff, faculty, and visitors with acceptance, compassion, and authenticity.

Inquiry: We challenge ourselves and our students in the attainment, application and development of new knowledge that contributes to a culture of lifetime learning.

Diversity: We strive to promote diversity and the uniqueness of each individual and are committed to learning from each member of the university community.

Empowerment: We encourage students to become informed and active members of the university community and to exercise personal responsibility for their decisions and actions while understanding their impact on others. 


The mission of the University of North Alabama is to be: Innovative. Inclusive. Engaged. Evolving. Global.

Learn more about the 2019-2024 University of North Alabama Strategic Plan.


The members of the University of North Alabama community maintain a culture that: 

  • Adheres to personal academic and intellectual integrity;
  • Embraces the diversity of cultural backgrounds, personal characteristics, and life situations represented in this community;
  • Values an environment for the free expression of ideas, opinions, thoughts, and differences in people; and
  • Respects the rights, dignity, and property of all.

The members of the community of the University of North Alabama, will promote an atmosphere free of discrimination based on but not limited to the following: age, culture, ethnicity, gender, nationality, national origin, political affiliation, physical ability, physical attributes, race, religion, sexual orientation, and/or socio-economic status. All members of the University community recognize that we are an integral part of the community and will respect, honor, and protect the freedom and dignity of all individuals.