Village Expectations

The following are the base expectations held for ALL EcoVillage members

Expectations for First-Year Villagers

In addition to the general EcoVillage expectations above, 1st Year Villagers take a one (1) credit hour required course together in the Fall semester entitled “Introduction to Sustainability for EcoVillage.” Participants will be automatically enrolled in this course. Participation in the University’s Common Reading Program is a requirement of the course (required “textbook”), as well as completion of a group service learning project (outside of designated class meeting times).

Expectations for Second-Year Villagers

Returning 2nd Year Villagers hone their sustainability leadership skills by committing to completing the University’s Center for Student Leadership, Ethics, and Public Service Leadership Development Certificate. As returning EcoVillage students, 2nd Year Villagers are expected to stay active in the Village, and have the opportunity to positively impact incoming first year Villagers while receiving such benefits as:

  • Returning/reserved on-campus housing for the following academic year in a community that they love
  • First priority EcoVillage program and trip registration
  • Completion of a resume-building professional development experience

Spaces for returning students are extremely limited. The EcoVillage 2nd Year Program requires completion of at least the EcoVillage Bronze Sustainability LEAD Award during the first year (half of all Bronze requirements due by end of Fall semester), an application to return through University Housing’s Village application on MyPack Portal, and approval to return from the EcoVillage Director based on student participation and contributions to the EcoVillage community during the first year.