A: “Sustainable Living Facility” Agreement
Students who are participating in the SLF Program are expected to abide by all Office of Residence Life policies, procedures and housing requirements. For your reference, please refer to the Guide to Community Living and Student Handbook, which is listed on the Residence Life Website. In addition to the regular Housing agreements, students applying to live in the SLF also agree to:
- commit to living in the SLF for the entire academic year (Fall and Spring semesters)
- sign and follow the SLF Contract.
- take the required course (INTD 250 for first-time SLF students, SOSC 105 for second-time SLF students). (Contact Professor Rainforth for additional information, including substitution of courses for the SLF seminar.)
- Students wishing to withdraw from the course must also withdraw from the SLF housing. Students would either be withdrawn from campus housing completely, or administratively moved to another on-campus vacancy.
- Complete SLF Contract
Significant violations of this Agreement will result in ineligibility to live in SLFs in future semesters.
B: Selection Criteria and Process
- Students will apply to the SLFs by March 1st of the preceding academic year.
- Applications will be reviewed by representatives from the SLF Committee.
- Students must submit the following information (in addition to the regular housing form):
- Sustainability Resume: applicant’s name, major, overview of Sustainability Actions on campus and off campus, future plans for sustainability involvement.
- Narrative: paragraph (175 words max) describing why the applicant wishes to participate in the SLF.
- At least one letter of recommendation (e.g. from a faculty member)
- List of students they would like to have as room-mates
- Criteria for review will include the applicant’s Resume and Narrative, plus:
- Cumulative GPA 2.5 or higher
- Students who are accepted for the SLFs, but whose cumGPA drops below 2.5 in May, may appeal to the selection committee for permission to enter the SLF program in September. The appeal should include documentation stating the student’s plan for improving their GPA. Should the appeal be denied, the student’s space will be filled from the SLF wait-list.
- Judicial review by Residence Life personnel to ensure no major judicial violations.
- Academic review by Office of the Provost to ensure no academic integrity violations.