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Know Yourself, Check Yourself, Be Yourself

So, what is Marshall Residential Life about?

Living at Marshall as a “Scholar and Citizen”, you’ll enjoy and appreciate the value of being a unique part of a diverse community while you build life-long quality relationships. Our Residential Life team will support you in creating your community here at Marshall College, and our philosophy will encourage and support you in: getting to know yourself, learning how to check yourself, ultimately so you strengthen your confidence to be yourself.

What does this mean for you and your new community? You’ve made a huge jump from the familiarity of your background--where you come from, what you know and what is comfortable-- to a new place of unfamiliarity. This can be an extremely rewarding and positive time in your development and journey towards self-determination, especially if you utilize and understand our "know, check, be" philosophy.

Know yourself

You are now interacting with a community of others who don’t know who you are, where you come from or what you know. This is why it is so important for you to know who you are and what you are about. Contemplate where you've been and where you’re going. Know your values and what is important to your core.

Consider where you are with:

  • Self-awareness & Social Identity
  • Equity Mindedness & Social Justice
  • Personal Wellness & Balance
  • Connection to Personal Interests, creativity and innovation
  • Sense of Security
  • Self Respect

Check yourself

Along your journey you will encounter new opportunities, experience personal growth, and stumble upon few bumps along the way. Take a look at the person in the mirror and introspect, especially when you feel challenged. 

You’ll need to challenge yourself in:

  • Knowing your limits
  • Personal & Physical Safety
  • Responsibility & Rights
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Awareness of local and global issues

Be yourself

Being yourself will become incredibly important in your transition to your new home at Marshall College. We hope to inspire you towards building a new community with your neighbors that allows each of you to feel empowered to be yourself, safe enough to be yourself, and feel appreciated in being yourself.

So consider how you will "be yourself" with:

  • Transition & Adjustment
  • Self-Determination & Value-Based Decision Making
  • Independence of Peer Influence
  • Inspirational Leadership and Practical Activism
  • Enjoyment of Life, Laughter and Love in your Community