Campus life at DeSales is deeply rooted in our Salesian values and the principles of Christian Humanism.
We consider campus life at DeSales to be an essential part of the development and education of the whole person. All of our community members are blessed with individual gifts and talents and are expected to serve as active and engaged citizens who promote respect for their peers. Living on campus will help you to learn self-awareness, self-advocacy, accountability, communication, trust, cooperation, perseverance, love, patience, hope, and forgiveness.
Because communal living requires self-sacrifice, open-mindedness, maturity, and commitment, it is a truly rewarding experience that often builds students of great integrity and character who are prepared to be engaged citizens on campus and beyond.
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By Choosing to reside at DeSales, you'll actively live the teachings of St. Francis DeSales:
"Let us be who we are and be that well."
"Be patient with everyone, but above all with yourself."
"Bearing with the imperfections of our neighbor is one of the chief characteristics of our love for him."
"Do all by love and nothing by force."
"Consider what God is doing and what you are doing."
"Don't lose heart, be patient, wait, do all you can to develop a spirit of compassion."
All University policies and regulations serve to ensure a high quality of daily life and prevent behavior that is an infringement on the rights of others, is detrimental to personal growth and the common good, or is in basic discord with our University mission.