The EcoVillage, located in Bragaw Hall welcomes students from all majors, thereby creating an interdisciplinary educational experience that prepares students for life-long sustainable living! Students go beyond the classroom to lead, serve, create, problem-solve and engage in complex issues facing the local and global energy and environmental challenges of society to advance sustainability.
The EcoVillage focuses on uniting students around the central goal of sustainable living and awareness. The EcoVillage broadly defines sustainability to include everything from agriculture and energy consumption, to transportation and recycling.
The EcoVillage provides unique experiences allowing students to face the energy and environmental challenges of society. Beyond the classroom, members of the EcoVillage engage with faculty, facilities staff and Sustainability staff to explore local, regional and global approaches to advance sustainability.
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Apply for the EcoVillage Online
Interested students should fill out a University Housing application first, and then complete the EcoVillage Housing application. Both applications are necessary to be considered for the EcoVillage, and both may be accessed through MyPack Portal > Student Services > University Housing.
Benefits of Participating in EcoVillage
- Live within a supportive community of students with similar interests and goals for a more sustainable lifestyle
- Learn to balance the challenges of incorporating sustainability into an already busy lifestyle involving academics, social life and healthy living
- There is always something going on in the EcoVillage! Village programs and social events coordinated by students, Upper-class EcoVillage Mentors and Bragaw Resident Advisors happen throughout the year
- Gain service learning experience through sustainability-related hands-on community service opportunities and projects improving the sustainability within the campus and local community
- Academic support is provided through the opportunity to create course study groups at the beginning of every semester, as well as 24-hour use of the EcoVillage Study Room, complete with whiteboard and flat panel TV with laptop connections for group work
- Upper-class EcoVillage Mentors help transition new students into the University
- Alternate Spring Break and other field trip opportunities for residents who complete participation expectations in the Fall semester
- The EcoVillage is centrally located and features easy access to classes, dining, the Student Cinema and the Student Health Center
- EcoVillage allows its residents to have a non-Village roommate, space permitting.
Interested in becoming part of the sustainability initiative on NC State's campus and in our world? Join the EcoVillage this fall! Learn more about the EcoVillage Expectations and the requirements for being part of the Village.
Upper-class mentors support EcoVillage students by enhancing academic and co-curricular success and involvement at NC State. Through the foundation of sustainability, mentors help support students' transition to the University and continue to provide support for personal and career development.
EcoVillage Director, Bragaw Hall
Assistant Director, Bragaw Hall