Residential Life Co-Curriculum

Growth. Interaction. Engagement.

The Residential Curriculum offers access to customized programming which is designed to enhance your Soka University of America educational experience through a diverse series of stimulating community challenges and opportunities leading to the acquisition of knowledge, skills and values - ultimately, your preparation for university and life.

Four Areas of Focus:

Community Building and Student Development Programs

Programs are designed to support residents:

  • To become active citizens in the residence hall community
  • To further develop a sense of individual identity
  • To develop life skill sets
  • To engage in the process of becoming a global citizen 

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Community Service Program

Faculty In Residence Program

Programs are designed to support residents:

  • To practice global citizenship through group participation in civic projects and activities
  • To understand the inter-connection of learning and community engagement 

The co-curriculum model directly reflects the educational missions of Soka University of America and the Office of Residential Life with the expressed intention of building internal and external relationships and in fostering the overall development of global citizens.

Residential Life student learning outcomes are:


  • To develop awareness and understanding of local/ regional/global issues
  • To recognize the importance of social responsibility
  • To use their leadership to participate in the building and support of community, through service

Student Development

  • To develop foundational skills and attitudes critical for life-long learning


  • To develop their cultural competency by identifying their individual biases, embracing human diversity, and valuing differences 

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