Fast Facts

History

People

  • Full-time Village Director, Graduate Teaching Assistant, and undergraduate Village Mentors
  • Average of 100 Village residents per academic year

Facilities

  • Housed in Lee Residence Hall (beginning August 2022) on west campus, with proximity to Fountain Dining Hall and central campus
  • The EcoVillage Office is located in Lee Hall Suite 109
    • This is where the Director and Graduate Teaching Assistants’ offices are located, along with two 24-hour study rooms exclusively for Village participant study, meetings, and Village programming
  • EcoVillage residents are assigned to suite-style accommodations on the second floor of Lee Hall (August 2022), with double occupancy rooms, a shared suite bathroom, and entry door located off of an open-air breezeway

Activities

  • Community Service & Service Learning – EcoVillage members are required to complete a certain number of service hours per semester, with service learning projects and transportation provided throughout the year by Village staff
  • Programming & Trips – residents experience several types of educational programming about sustainability provided by Village staff, campus partners, and guest speakers, along with exclusive overnight trips to learn about the unique ecological features of North Carolina, and an award-winning spring break trip focused on sustainable urban planning and design
  • Industry Tours – tours of local businesses to learn about topics including, but not limited to, sustainable business practices, sustainable agriculture, energy, and recycling
  • Career Readiness Development – The EcoVillage helps students develop the top eight career competencies that employers are looking for in new employees through our various required course activities and Village programming