Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 75.93
Liaison Merry Rankin
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2013
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Iowa State University
ER-T2-4: Themed Housing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Merry Rankin
ISU Director of Sustainability
Facilities Planning & Management
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Does the institution have sustainability-themed housing (residential floor or hall, or theme house) where residents learn about sustainability together and to which residents must apply?:

A brief description of the themed housing, including name(s) and descriptions of theme(s):

Iowa State offers various learning communities, which are programs for first-year students with similar majors or interests to live and take classes together. Included is the Science of the Environment and Sustainable Systems Learning Community (SESS), which is offered for the first time in the 2012-2013 academic year. This learning community is open to all majors, and offers interested students the opportunity to study sustainability concepts with their peers and faculty and participate in community service projects through an introductory course and seminar in environmental studies. Students are further exposed to sustainability issues through lectures and field trips, and they are able to experience green living firsthand. The Science of the Environment and Sustainable Systems Learning Community (SESS) students live together in Larch Hall, one of the residence halls in Iowa State’s Department of Residence. To apply to this learning community, students must sign up for the required course at orientation, as well as register for housing with their housing contract.

+ Date Revised: June 26, 2014

The website URL where information about the themed housing is available:
The total number of residents in themed housing. :

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