University housing eco-reps
live green & lend a hand
EcoReps are passionate, green-minded individuals who are committed to bringing sustainability to University Housing. EcoReps serve as leaders that promote, advocate and encourage sustainable and environmentally-friendly living in University Housing. EcoReps serve on the hall councils for each community and are responsible for serving as environmental stewards by encouraging hall councils to make environmentally responsible choices during meetings, programming and everyday residence hall life.
Students work closely with a mentor to complete a capstone project and build strong professional connections outside the classroom.
Students plan and implement applied projects, conduct and receive peer reviews, and publicly present learning outcomes.
Capstone projects address an identified need in the Athens community, providing meaningful experiential learning and professional development for students.
“Participating in the Eco-Rec program has helped me develop leadership skills and educate members of my community. I’ve gained a comprehensive understanding of sustainability, and explored motivations of others.
The Eco-Rep program has allowed me to take on projects in my community that have real impact. Whether I was learning to adjust my electricity usage or conserving water, I know these skills will help me make a smaller footprint when I am living on my own.”
A part of the Division of Student Affairs, University Housing is home to more than 8,300 students who live in nine residential communities comprised of 22 residence halls, University Village apartments, and Health Science Campus townhomes as well as four Greek Park houses.
University Housing connects to the university’s mission by providing comfortable, affordable and secure on-campus housing options in residential communities where the academic success and personal growth of residents are encouraged and supported. As a result, research indicates students who live on campus perform better academically than their off-campus peers.
University Housing fosters a supportive and challenging inclusive environment through staff selection and training, community programming and contact with staff and students. Residents are part of a community that values and appreciates diversity and where individual rights and differences are recognized and respected.
University Housing provides comfortable, affordable and secure on-campus housing options in residential communities where the academic success and personal growth of residents are encouraged and supported.