Sustainability Floor

SustainCollins: Live + learn with like-minded students on the Sustainability Floor

SustainCollins, a partnership between Collins LLC, the Integrated Program in the Environment, and Sustain IU, is an action and education-oriented living-learning program dedicated to sustainability and the environment. SustainCollins is open to students of all majors who are interested in gaining professional skills, diving deep into environmental topics, and incorporating sustainability into their everyday lives.

As members of the Collins LLC, SustainCollins residents have access to all the amazing classes, trips, student groups, and resources at Collins. They also participate in unique programming including:

Active participation in year-long, student-directed project (satisfying Q-project requirement, as part of the Q199 course) implementing a sustainability improvement on campus
Enrollment in MINIMUM of one (1) environment/sustainability-focused Collins Seminar class (satisfying Collins seminar requirement)
Completion of 10 volunteer hours per semester (20/academic year) in student-selected community organizations
Engagement with SustainCollins Coordinators (campus sustainability leaders who serve as mentors to SustainCollins residents) and Peer Mentors (Collins upperclassmen who serve as student project leads and plan additional programming for the Floor).

Additional program offerings may include:

  • Speaker series with influential environmental leaders, including visiting scholars and local community leaders.
  • Programs offered through neighboring world-class University initiatives, including the Environmental Resilience Institute and the Food Institute
  • Others, as suggested by residents!

 

Eligibility

SustainCollins is open to students of all majors and disciplines who are interested in gaining professional skills, diving deep into environmental topics, and incorporating sustainability into their every-day lives. To join the program, students must live on Cravens 1 in Collins LLC.

 

Funding

Funding (through a MINIMUM $1,000 housing credit) is available for former Collins residents interested in becoming Peer Mentors. Contact SustainCollins Co-Coordinators Teresa Dunn (trdunn@indiana.edu) and Tanjimul Alam (alamt@iu.edu) for more information, and to apply.

 

Application

Once students have filled out the RPS housing application, answering all Collins-specific questions and indicating interest in SustainCollins, students should request a SustainCollins Resident Agreement from SustainCollins Co-Coordinators (information above) and submit to Co-Coordinators and Collins LLC Assistant Director Lindsay Brown (lbugher@indiana.edu) to arrange placement on the floor.

 

Interested in joining?

Be sure to mark the “Sustainability Floor” option in the Collins-specific questions on your Residential Programs and Services application!

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