PROVIDENCE — Providence College announced on May 4 that the College has been chosen as a winner of the 2020 Association of Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities (ASACCU) awards for mission integration. PC was named the winner in the category of Residential Life Dean of Students for a program entitled, “Enhancing our Hall Identities through the Saints and Hall Chaplains.” In existence since 2018, the program utilizes the presence of residence hall Chaplains to introduce residents to the lives of the saints, and to inspire students to grow into their own faith and values. Judges found the program
s to be particularly effective in establishing curricular and co-curricular learning outcomes and linking these to mission and identity.
These awards, made annually for the past nine years, recognize excellence in student affairs programming that integrates Catholic identity and mission. Submissions were judged on six criteria including demonstration of at least one of ASACCU’s principles of good practice. Award winners will be recognized at the 2021 Annual ASACCU Conference at Villanova University in Pennsylvania.