Spring Connect… to EcoVillage!

A Village Experience for Spring Connect Students

EcoVillage is excited to announce a brand NEW opportunity open to all Spring Connect students beginning in Spring 2020!

The EcoVillage Living and Learning Village is piloting a non-residential EcoVillage cohort, meaning that Spring Connect students can have an EcoVillage experience even if there are no vacancies available within EcoVillage spaces in Bragaw Residence Hall.

On-campus Housing within specific residence halls and Living and Learning Villages can be limited for Spring Connect students. Spring Connect students may also have already signed apartment contracts for the duration of the spring semester. EcoVillage wants Spring Connect students to have the opportunity to participate in a Village, without having to worry about securing Housing within limited Village spaces.

Spring Connect 2020 EcoVillagers receive the following opportunities & benefits:

  • Immediate inclusion into a small (~100 students), tight-knit, and passionate group of students and a community that helps to make NC State’s population of 35,000 feel a little bit smaller and more welcoming;
  • Opportunity to join a sustainability small group for the spring semester and work toward earning an EcoVillage LEADer in Sustainability Award at the end of the year, for which they would be recognized at our end-of-year award ceremony and celebration and looks great on a resume;
  • Opportunity to make an impact on campus by completing service learning in the EcoVillage required course, USC 116 “Introduction to Sustainability for EcoVillage,” all while earning 1 credit hour of Interdisciplinary Perspectives GEP credit towards a degree;
  • Development of critical career readiness competencies sought after by major employers;
  • Access to the EcoVillage communal study rooms in the EcoVillage Office, Bragaw Hall Suite 116 (on the same halls as EcoVillage residents live);
  • Have their GoTriangle bus passes purchased for them by EcoVillage, to aid in participation of off-campus Village activities and promote the use of public transit;
  • Opportunity to participate in our exclusive-to-EcoVillage spring break trip to Seattle, WA;
  • Opportunity to participate in either our Piedmont Ecology overnight trip to Falls Lake in February or our Coastal Ecology overnight trip to Carolina Beach in March;
  • Opportunity to return to extremely limited on-campus Housing for the next academic year by applying to participate in the EcoVillage 2nd Year Program, which you can only do as a current EcoVillager

If you are interested in participating in our non-residential Village experience for the Spring 2020 semester, please contact EcoVillage Director Meghan Teten at melobsin@ncsu.edu with a personal statement introducing yourself and why you are interested in the non-residential Spring 2020 EcoVillage Experience!