Drostdy hall has implemented four main values that we all try to live by, these are: Community, Integrity, Excellence and Balance. Each residence tries to live up to these values respectively.
Community engagement is an important part of the life in Prince Alfred House and Drostdy Hall as a whole, as highlighted in our values. Students of Drostdy Hall have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of community engagement options such as the Little Flower Day Centre initiative as well as the Hall Veggie Garden implemented by the hall wardens and coordinated by the Environmental representatives in the different residences. In 2013 the Little Flower Fun Day was a great success for the hall and for the children, who came to the hall to play on the jumping castle, play soccer, drawing and painting.
In 2014 the Prince Alfred ladies have been involved in various community engagement projects made available to them. The ladies have participated in clothing drives in the first semester and some clothes were donated to the Voice of Glory society. The ladies have also been very consistent with maintaining the Veggie Garden, watering their plants and weeding when necessary. Prince Alfred also participated in the Give5 Campaign at the beginning of 2014. The residence was awarded a plasma tv as the winning residence raising up to R4000, which is an improvement from the R1 500 raised in 2013. The ladies in Prince Alfred are enthusiastic and willing to take part in community serving projects.
Community engagement not all exposes the ladies to the Grahamstown community but helps strengthen relationships within Drostdy Hall itself. The hall was awarded a certificate of appreciation by the Give 5 campaign after coming second place.