Citizenship Pillars

Residence hall living is a vital component of Gettysburg College's educational experience. The residential life program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn about themselves, others, and how to be engaged citizens on campus.

Students work closely with professional and student staff to develop vibrant communities and to capitalize on the “teachable moments” that emerge through the residential experience. The First-Year and Sophomore Community Learning Plans are intended to prepare students to be active leaders who take purposeful action in service of the community.

Be Curious

Ask questions, think critically, and be creative; opening yourself to new opportunities as you pursue knowledge and self-understanding.

Own Your Experience

Design your journey, make decisions and take personal responsibility for all dimensions of your life.

Engage Difference

Commit to experiences that challenge you to step out of your comfort zone and examine your current perspectives, in order to expand your understanding of others and contribute to the advancement of our inclusive community.

Make an Impact

Translate your values into practice through thoughtful interactions that contribute to the life of the community.