The main campus of the Cornell campus is located in the town of Mount Vernon on the edge of the city in Iowa, a historic campus dotted with trees, often referred to as Hilltop. Some campus buildings are grouped on top of the hill, while sports facilities and some residential buildings are located on the hillside further northwest of the campus. The Cole Library combines the functions of a traditional library and a teaching center, creating extraordinary opportunities for the college and the community. The mission of the Cole Library and Teaching Center is to involve students in exploring ideas. The university has cultivated among students the skills and personality to acquire, evaluate, use, and exchange information to solve problems, make decisions, and generate new knowledge. Students can participate in many activities on campus, such as music, drama, dance, athletics, service projects, spiritual practice, visiting writers, guest lectures, clubs, and organizations. Students can build relationships and find communities. The Office of Residential Life is committed to promoting the growth of students by providing an inclusive community and a safe living environment to promote personal growth and focuses on happiness, interaction with others, and academic success.