Rochester Christian university

Student Life

Community LIFE

At Rochester Christian University, you’ll join a tight-knit on-campus community of like-minded students with similar goals. Within this community, the Department of Community Life is creating an environment that supports and affirms students to discover and foster their unique strengths and abilities and strives to create a premier living-learning community that’s recognized for innovative programming and excellence. Whether you’re a residential or a commuter student here at RCU, we welcome and encourage you to participate in a deeply connected educational environment you can call home.


The mission of the office of Student Success and Well-Being is to enhance the overall student experience by supporting and empowering students to become self-reliant members of the Rochester Christian University community and maximize their educational experience while pursuing their degree. Through the use of targeted programming and services, and collaboration with on and off-campus partners, the office will cultivate a positive transition, instill productive habits, and equip students for success.


Rochester Christian University is committed to continuing its efforts in creating a diverse, and welcoming community for all students, staff, and faculty to thrive. Intercultural life is aligned with our institutional mission, and our Christian identity. Students will participate in structured programs, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities to gain a broadened sense of intercultural understanding. Through collaboration with other members on campus, campus leaders, and area churches, the hope is to offer educational experiences that provide cultural support for historically underrepresented students.


Rochester Christian University recognizes and charters student organizations that reflect the diverse interests of our students. The department of Student Engagement encourages students to consider joining and forming organizations that connect students of similar interests.

Mission & Values

The Center for Student Life exists to provide opportunities for our students to continue learning and growing outside of the classroom through extracurricular and co-curricular programming. Our four areas of focus include Community Life, Student Engagement, Student Success & Well-being, and Intercultural & Spiritual Life.
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Steadfast with the mission and Christian identity of RCU, the Center for Student Life empowers our diverse student body through intentional programming to cultivate an environment and experience that nurtures personal, relational, and spiritual formation in service to God’s world.


    We approach our work and interaction with students and campus partners with care, trustworthiness, and integrity reflecting our commitment to faithful stewardship of God’s creation and gifts.
    We value and honor the unique individuals, created in God’s image, who make up our community. To embody this, we are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and collaboration.
    We demonstrate zeal for our work as an expression of gratitude for the ability to partner with God’s work in the world and the lives of our students.