Preliminary Guide to the Residential Program Review Records, 1958 - 2002
The Residential Program Review began in 1998 to focus on residential improvements for upperclass students at Duke University. This administrative group oversaw the building of a new dormitory, the West-Edens Link, on Duke's West Campus, and continues to be involved in improving residential life on campus. Types of materials in the collection include reports, architectural drawings, proposals, surveys, correspondence, and minutes. Major subjects include architecture, living and social space, fraternities and sororities, residential policy, and residential issues of concern on the campus, such as alcohol abuse.
- Residential Program Review records, 1958 - 2002
- Duke University. Residential Program Review.
- 3.5 Linear Feet , 3500 Items
- University Archives, Duke University
- For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
Collection includes reports, memoranda, correspondence, clippings, transparencies, and other materials related to residential planning at Duke University. Topics include architecture, living space, social space, fraternities and sororities, contemporary residential life issues, and surveys of student opinion. The items listed for each box are not folder titles, but instead offer a broad description of each box's contents. The files appear to be alphabetized but the collection is only preliminarily processed. Some materials are restricted.
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The Duke University Residential Program Review began in 1998 when Judith White, a former Special Assistant to the President, was appointed to direct the group. The Residential Program Review has focused on improving residential life on the West Campus for Duke's upperclass students. Their most important accomplishment was overseeing the completion of a new dormitory, the West-Edens Link, in 2002. The building offers housing, meeting and study rooms, and dining facilities. The Residential Program Review continues to work on improving other West Campus dormitories.
On the Residential Program Review website, <www.duke.edu/web/rdr>, the organization describes its mission as follows:
1. Provide residential space on Duke's historic West campus which is sufficient in amount and which has been maintained and upgraded in keeping with standards for comfortable, safe living quarters.
2. Create a climate for upperclass residential life consistent with the principles that have been articulated in all of our residential plans since 1994. Those principles are:
- support for intellectual and personal growth of our undergraduates;
- equity of access and variety of experiences in the residential program;
- building one diverse university community; and
- respect for Duke traditions of continuity and change, achieved by honoring past generations of students and faculty while preparing to serve students of the future.
- College students -- Alcohol use -- North Carolina -- Durham.
- College students -- Alcohol use -- Prevention -- Planning.
- Dormitories -- United States.
- Duke University -- Administration.
- Duke University -- Buildings.
- Duke University. Residential Program Review.
- Duke University -- Students -- Attitudes.
- Duke University -- Students -- Social life and customs.
- Greek letter societies -- North Carolina -- Durham.
- Fraternities and Sororities collection (University Archives, Duke University.)
- Living Groups collection (University Archives, Duke University.)
[Identification of item], Residential Program Review Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Residential Program Review Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 2000 (Accession number: A2000-45); 2003 (Accession number: A2003-4).
Processed by Valerie Gillispie
Completed May 27, 2003
Encoded by Valerie Gillispie, May 27, 2003
This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.