Sustainability House

Location for 2015-2016: 218 E Nelson Street
Floors:  3
Coed: by Room
Room Types:  Singles and Doubles
Residents:  17
Air Conditioning: No

Mission: To provide a strong living and learning community of students with a common interest in understanding and acting upon a broad range of sustainability-related issues. House members will partner with the W&L community and the greater community to examine their own role - both in a local and global sense - in building a more sustainable world. The House environment will provide opportunities for residents to collaborate, host programs and events, and view films, etc. about sustainability themes. 

The Sustainability Development House has two goals: to live communally and explore ways to minimize human negative impacts on the natural environment, and to offer education and information to the campus community. Residents will be encouraged to sponsor programs and activities within this theme and to collaborate with the Student Affairs Office on the planning and implementation. 

The members of the house aim to learn from each other, recognizing that each person comes from a different background and has a unique view of the world.


  • Active participation and interest in sustainability matters
  • No minimum GPA at this time

Expectations of Residents:

  • Participate and help coordinate monthly programming activities
  • Commitment to respect and learn from fellow residents
  • No smoking
  • Must follow University Alcohol Policies

Sustainability House applications are due by Tuesday, March 10, 2015.
Selections will be made on/before Monday, March 16.
Housing Deposits ($150) are due to the Business Office by 3pm on Monday, March 16.
Residents assigned to the Sustainability House for 2015-2016 will be required to sign Housing Contracts on Thursday, March 19 at 6pm in Commons 116 - BEFORE the Woods Creek Housing Lottery begins.

Questions?  Contact Kim Cowgill, Director of Sustainability Initiatives and Education or Amy Perkins, Director of Residence and Greek Life.