What are the PH Apartment values? Why do they matter?
The values at PH Apartments make us a special place to live, a place students can thrive. Your education involves more than just attending classes. During college you will build life long friendships, learn what is important to you, and who you want to be. You have an opportunity to encounter people from different walks of life and places all around the globe. Learning, at its best, happens both inside and outside of the classroom. The PH Apartment values set the tone for a residential community where learning and growth are optimized. We strive to be a place where students can embrace:
The primary purpose for being at the university is to focus on learning.
We strive to create an environment that develops our ability to take responsibility for the decisions we make and the things we do.
We respect one another and make decisions based not only on what is good for ourselves, but for the community and our roommates.
We desire to develop healthy lifestyle choices.
We discourage actions that create undue distress in the household.
We celebrate old friends and welcome strangers, for strangers may become as friends to us.
We treat one another as members of one household regardless of beliefs, ethnicity, or gender.
We celebrate diversity.
We respect privacy, but discourage isolated living.
We encourage personal spiritual exploration.
We desire spiritual exploration in the context of the community.
We acknowledge that spiritual exploration is a life-long journey.
We respect each other’s choices when it comes to faith issues.
Where are you going to live next year?!
The Microcommunity has been a great opportunity. Being a college student it is difficult to eat healthy, but through reading “In Defense of Food” and the support of the members of the group we have all been able to be more conscious about what we are eating. Maggie got some cookbooks and we got to experiment with some of the recipes. One of my favorites was from the “100 healthy pizzas” cookbook; we made a basil mozzarella pizza. It is a great way to get to know people who are all interested in …
I would say it is totally worth living in PH Apartments: quality apartments, great community, best customer service ever. I complain about something today and it is fixed by tomorrow. This is probably one of the best apartments I’ve ever lived in. The recently started drop-in dinners are just awesome. I can go on but overall 10 on 10!
Being in a Microcommunity is a great way to meet other people in PH Apartments. I really like how it is student-led because it gives us an opportunity to explore and discuss topics we are all interested in.
Living at PH has been a great experience for me. I felt that I connected with my neighbors more than I would have living elsewhere on campus. The PH Scholars program has given me a home within home experience and has allowed me to connect even more with the individuals I live with.
Before I came to UW there was a guy in Madison who owned a house. He used to always rent out to vets, so they could live together and have a place that was theirs. It seemed like everybody knew about it, whether you lived there or not. When he died that property got sold, I guess. I’d love to have people know there is a place where vets can live together and get support. That’s why I decided to live here and help start this program.
The apartments have given me a place I can settle in comfortably. I’ve lived here for years, and would love to stay.
I’ve talked to guys who were living in a small studio apartment, sleeping on the floor in a sleeping bag. I tell them, ‘Just because you slept on a dirt floor in the service doesn’t mean you have to live like that now.’
The PH Apartments Microcommunity program has allowed me to expand upon my leadership and communication skills in a topic I am passionate about! This has been a tremendous opportunity for me and the rest of my group!
I lived in a dorm my first semester here. I didn’t really know anyone and had no idea what I was going to do for housing. I met Paul at a ‘Vets for Vets’ meeting. He told me about this program and I jumped on it. It was like a blessing out of the sky for me. The thing I like the most is how cohesive we are as a group. Maybe it is our military background; we share the same values, we all pitch in around the apartment and we all get along really well.
The PH Apartments Scholars is a small group with big ideas. The best way to get to know your community!