EcoVillage LEAD Award

Sustainability Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy, Discovery

The EcoVillage makes earning community service hours and program credits easy! Programs are hosted on a regular basis, and transportation is provided to most staff-coordinated service projects. EcoVillage Expectation-earning opportunities are advertised through our EcoVillage events calendar, communicated through the Mentors and EcoCouncil, and in newsletter emails from the village director.

The following criteria are necessary for villagers to be recognized for their active village membership during an awards ceremony at our year-end celebration:

Half of the Bronze LEAD Award service hour and programming criteria for the full academic year must be completed by the end of fall semester* for village members who wish to:

  • Live in EcoVillage again for the following academic year (participate in the second-year program)
  • Be hired as an EcoVillage Mentor for the following academic year
  • Go on the EcoVillage Spring Break trip
  • Be a candidate for the Spirit of the Village Award
  • Be a candidate for any other kind of year-end recognition
  • Earn their village winter gift
    • A long-sleeve t-shirt for first-year village members
    • A sweatshirt for second-year village members

Bronze LEAD Award

  • 12 EcoVillage sponsored or supported programs (six per semester)
    • includes four mentor group activities (two per semester)
  • 16 EcoVillage staff-approved community service hours (at least eight per semester; at least eight hours completed on EcoVillage service projects)

Silver LEAD Award

  • 14 or more EcoVillage sponsored or supported programs (eight per semester)
    • includes four mentor group activities (two per semester)
  • 18 or more community service hours (eight per semester)
  • One or more of the following achievements
    • participation in the Spring Break trip OR
    • participation in at least one overnight trip OR
    • participation in at least one industry tour

Gold LEAD Award

  • 16 or more EcoVillage sponsored or supported programs (more than eight per semester)
    • includes four mentor group activities (two per semester)
  • 20 or more community service hours (eight per semester)
  • One or more of the following achievements:
    • participation in the Spring Break trip OR
    • participation in at least one overnight trip OR
    • participation in at least one industry tour
  • Service in a leadership role for EcoVillage (EcoVillage Mentor, RA, Ambassador, Hall Council, active committee member) or on campus (State Steward, club officer, etc.)

 

EcoVillage Mentors help their residents track their EcoVillage Expectations by updating this spreadsheet throughout the year. Please note that only current EcoVillagers with access permission will be able to view the tracker.

Residents can submit requests for program credits outside of EcoVillage by completing this Google Form