Residents who do not fulfill their EcoVillage Expectations may not be considered for EcoVillage residency the following year and may not be considered for the Alternate Spring Break trip.
EcoVillage Expectations for ALL EcoVillagers
- Live in Bragaw Hall.
Residents must uphold the Student Code of Conduct, University Housing Rules and Community Standards and remain in good academic standing (GPA of 2.0 or greater)
- Attend 2 mandatory Village meetings after classes begin in both the Fall and Spring semesters.
- Participate in EcoVillage retreats and field trips.
- Attend and participate in Early Move-in Kick Off activities and programs to help build community.
- Complete at least 16 hours of a sustainability-related service project(s) per semester.
Pre-packaged service projects will be offered, however residents have the option of developing a community service project that they are passionate about as an alternative.
- Attend at least 10 weekly Sustainability Monday programs per semester (Mondays from 7:30pm-9pm in the Bragaw Activity Room).
EcoVillagers reserve time in their schedule to gather once a week for social events, activity-based programs, guest lecturers and Village-planning focus groups. These programs help transition new students to the University, build community within the EcoVillage and its residents and provide fun and interactive opportunities to add to a more sustainable lifestyle.
Expectations for First-Time EcoVillagers
- In addition to the EcoVillage Expectations for ALL EcoVillagers, during the fall semester of their first year in the EcoVillage, residents complete a 1-credit hour (USC) Sustainability Bootcamp for EcoVillage course.
- During the spring semester of their first year in the EcoVillage, residents assist with a returning EcoVillager’s Capstone Project or help plan and run the EcoVillage Earth Day/Week/Month event or project.
Expectations for Returning EcoVillagers
- In addition to the EcoVillage Expectations for ALL EcoVillagers, returning residents stay involved with the EcoVillage by planning and implementing a Capstone Project.
These projects are designed to sustainably improve the local community (Bragaw Residence Hall, NC State University campus, or the greater local community) and will require year-long mentoring and check-ins by EcoVillage staff, faculty, and/or University staff. Capstone projects can either be individual initiatives or group projects if several residents have interests in the same project.
- Help EcoVillage Mentors plan at least one Sustainability Monday program for all of the EcoVillage to attend throughout the Fall and Spring semesters.