Sustainability Community

This housing is for students who are committed to a more environmentally-conscious lifestyle, issues such as social justice and sustainable agriculture, and related activism. Students selected will have an exciting experience testing new sustainable-living retrofits and showcasing the upgrades for campus guests.

To be considered for the Sustainability Community, students must submit an application expressing their interest in sustainability-related issues. The application is currently offline for the fall 2014 school year.


Only students who have reached sophomore status or higher will be considered for placement in this community. Applicants should be prepared to live with someone who may identify with a gender different from their own. Applicants should have experience living a low-impact lifestyle by regularly recycling, composting, and conserving water, heat, and electricity.

Resident Expectations 

  • Attend the Sustainability Community retreat during fall quarter, and the winter renewal at the beginning of winter quarter.
  • Residents will be in charge of planning, planting, and maintaining a garden.
  • Host quarterly open house events (the costs of open houses will be covered by RAD Services).
  • Provide tours of your living space to campus and community guests during open houses.Participate in requests for formal feedback (i.e., surveys, evaluations, focus groups, etc.).
  • Respond to questions from RAD Services staff (student and full-time) about the conditions of your space and provide constructive feedback on ways the space can be improved. Seek out RAD Services staff when you have ideas, thoughts, and comments. 


As a community, partner with RAD Services and with your resident assistant to plan educational, social, and service programs for the residential community and your community.


Our goal of creating additional eco-friendly MOD units depends on residents creating and maintaining active relationships with fellow community members as well as RAD Services staff. With ongoing input, effective communication, and active participation, we can keep the momentum going for sustainability projects for future residents.