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 Mentor(s) (Collins LLC upperclassmen who serve as student project leads and plan additional programming for SustainCollins members).

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!



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 the pre-determined floor in Collins LLC.



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 ( and Tanjimul Alam ( for more information, and to apply.



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 ( to arrange placement within the program.


Interested in joining?

Be sure to mark the “SustainCollins” option in the Collins-specific questions on your IU Housing application!

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