Our Mission

The Department of Residence Life (DRL), including the Alaska Native & Rural Outreach Program (ANROP) and Cama-i Room, seeks to create a safe and inclusive environment that supports personal and educational growth, leadership, wellness, and citizenship through intentional programming and outreach.  In partnership with students, faculty, staff and the greater Anchorage community, we provide opportunities to empower residents as community members and as evolving individuals who contribute to society. 

DRL collaborates with all Division of Student Affairs (DSA) departments and the greater campus community.  We adjudicate approximately 350+ conduct cases annually, work with the Residence Hall Association (RHA), employ 60+ student leaders/employees, and provide 24-hour crisis response/care and safety for on-campus students. 

In addition, DRL hosts the Cama-i Room, a social gathering place and study center, focusing specifically on the needs of Alaska Native, Native American, and rural ?students and Anchorage community members. In partnership with University Housing, we comprise On-Campus Living (OCL), working closely together to ensure that all aspects of the residential student experience, from housing applications to room maintenance, and from community involvement to student progress, are addressed.