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Programming at River Crossing

Mission Statement

The programming model is to provide the resources and structure to aid the Resident Assistants in growing the housing community to better provide an environment where the community can live, learn, and grow together.  Although this model contains requirements and suggested guidelines, this model is based upon the needs of the community, in which case, Resident Assistants must adapt themselves to function depending on the needs of their residents. 

Defining Community

A community is a collective group of individuals who live, learn, and grow together within the same environment.  Due to communities generally being an accumulation of diverse people from every walk of life, conflict is always a possibility.  It is our goal to build a community, which develops by learning from each other’s differences.  By building such a community, we can better strengthen not only ourselves, but those around us.  One such method of building community it to utilize programs.

Defining Programs

At River Crossing, we strive for educational fun through programming.  A program can range anywhere from a large-scale pre-planned event to setting up an informational booth – anything that can benefit your residents!  With programming, imagination is your limit. 

There are two different categories that your brilliant ideas may fall into: Required Programming Medium (RPM) and Voluntary Programming Medium (VPM). 

Programming Themes:

  • Sustainability
    • Discussions on environmental awareness, long-term economic balance, reusable, and renewable principles.
  • Financial Literacy
    • Discussions on debt consolidation, wise spending, investments, and other fiscal endeavors.
  • Health and Wellness
    • Discussions on physical, emotional, and mental health (i.e. diet and exercise duh).
  • Career Planning
    • Discussions on résumé building, navigating the application process, making meaningful connection now for later, and interview success. 
  • Academic Success
    • Discussions on time management, group studying, resources and tools, and test taking tips.
  • Alcohol Awareness
    • Discussions on the dangers of, responsibilities of, satire of the concept, alcohol education, and practical application.
  • Sexual Assault
    • Discussions on signs of abuse, statistics, self-defense programs, and environmental awareness.
  • Diversity and Inclusiveness
    • Discussions on understanding cultural variance, breaking through cultural bias, how to hold events for all, patience in the midst of diverse issues, and seeing the world through others eyes.
  • Leadership
    • Discussions on how to tell others what to do, attributes of a great leader, practical leaders in society, motiving those around us, and living as examples.
  • Healthy Relationships
    • Discussions on dating tips, compromise, roommate disagreements, intentional interaction vs passive aggression, and knowing love languages.
  • Self Awareness
    • Discussions on depression, confidence, how you appear to others, self-bettering tips, and personality.
  • Safety and Security
    • Discussions on monsters under the bed, avoiding dark alleys, how to become a kung-fu master, seriously all this is covered under sexual awareness, the do’s and don’ts of appliances, and a locked door is a safe door.