Sustainability is integrated into training across the department including UHFM staff, Community Directors, Assistant Community Directors, Resident Assistants, and Desk Managers.
RAs facilitate programs in every Housing community in specific areas including Wellness, Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Competence, Civility, Social Justice, Community Service, Civic Engagement
Three bike fix-it stations are located on University Housing communities in Woodland Hall, Cougar Village, and Evergreen Hall. These fix-it stations are sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration.
University Housing uses technology to avoid using paper when possible:
Evergreen Hall, which opened in fall 2007, was designed and built with sustainability in mind. Some specifics include:
UHFM offers community service opportunities for students who violate Housing policies
University Housing programs and events often raise thousands of dollars throughout a year for local charitable organizations
UHFM purchases products and services from local industries and socially responsible vendors when possible
The American College Personnel Association (ACPA) awarded University Housing the 2009 Excellence in Sustainability in Housing and Residential Life Award. This award is presented to a person, department, or institution that demonstrates outstanding contributions toward sustainability on campus and/or to the housing profession.