The Office of Residence Life cultivates a living-learning environment where students can flourish within the structure and support of our university community. It is our intent to challenge our students and provide opportunities through consistent and collaborative efforts so that they may reach their fullest potential. We embrace the unique and diverse qualities and cultures each student brings to our community. To this end, we strive to guide and mentor our students to become successful, contributing, and interdependent members of the DelVal community.

Residence Life Staff

Professional Live-In Staff - Professional full-time staff members living in the residence halls, who supervise the Resident Assistants, support the community development to help students feel a sense of belonging and be academically successful, serve as a resource and support for students and manage the day-to-day operations of the residence halls. 

Resident Assistant (RA) – Selected upper-class students The RA’s serve as mentors and re- sources, assist with personal, social, and academic issues, model and uphold community standards, and sustain an environment that encourages interaction and learning.

Residence Hall Policies

A safe and welcoming environment that supports students’ academic success and fosters personal achievement is the goal of the residential experience at Delaware Valley University.  All students play an active role in their residential experience and are ultimately responsible for their actions. The residence hall policies support the above goal. Students concerned about their conduct in the residence halls should refer to the University’s Student Code of Conduct


Delaware Valley University (DVU) has been reviewing reports of fires and other safety concerns associated with hoverboards. Due to these concerns, the University has decided to prohibit the use, possession, and/or charging of batteries, of any hoverboard-type device within any DVU owned building. This prohibition includes all self-balancing boards/scooters and other similar battery powered equipment.
The hoverboard prohibition will remain in effect until safety standards and manufacturing practices have met the requirements of the CPSC and Underwriters Laboratories (UL). The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is currently conducting a safety investigation of these devices, and DVU will follow their progress and future recommendations. Hoverboard batteries produce intense heat when they catch fire, which can lead to injuries or larger structure fires. DVU is committed to the safety of its campus community and has determined that prohibiting these items from all DVU buildings until further notice is the most prudent course of action.

Click the headings below to see policies for each section.
Housing Assignment Policies and Procedures
Personal Belonging and Furniture Policies
Safety and Emergency Policies and Procedures
Community Behavior Standards
Emotional Support Animals in Student Housing