Village Expectations

The following are the base expectations for ALL EcoVillage residents

  • Live in the EcoVillage residential spaces in Bragaw Hall (first and second floors on the north side of the building)
  • Follow the Code of Student Conduct and University Housing Community Standards
  • Attend EcoVillage Orientation at the beginning of each semester
  • Reserve time in their schedules to gather on varying evenings and weekends for group project work times, committee meetings, social events, communal meals, activity-based programs and trips, and guest speakers

Expectations for First-Year Villagers

In addition to the general EcoVillage expectations above, first-year and transfer students must complete the following:

Expectations for Second-Year Villagers

Returning second-year villagers hone their sustainability leadership skills by committing to completing the University’s Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement’s Leadership Development Certificate.

As returning EcoVillage students, second-year villagers are expected to stay active in the village, take on a voluntary leadership role within the Village, and have the opportunity to positively impact incoming first-year and transfer Villagers, all the while receiving such benefits as:

  • 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 EcoVillagers are extremely limited; approved returning residents will not be able to request a non-participating preferred roommate. Approved returning villagers may select another approved returning village participant to room with or may room with a Village Mentor.

Admission to the EcoVillage second-year program requires active membership during their first semester in the EcoVillage, as well as an application to return through University Housing’s general Housing application and completion of a Village application. Final approval to return comes from the EcoVillage Director, based in observation of student participation and contributions to the EcoVillage community during the student’s first year.