Whether you're an environmental activist, an outdoor adventurer, or simply a nature lover, you'll find a warm and welcoming community at Ecology House.
The nearly 100 residents of Ecology House have a variety of majors and backgrounds, but all share an interest in preserving and protecting our natural environment. Residents are dedicated to sustainable practices like recycling, composting, organic gardening, and energy conservation, and organize environmental-education outreach programs such as the widely popular annual "Mission: Wolf" event.
Ecology House offers a wide range of activities, such as regular hiking and camping trips, frequent house dinners, and weekly ice cream and movie nights. Major house events include a weekend retreat in the Adirondacks each fall, with zip-lining, hiking, and canoeing, plus house leadership retreats, and house dances (both formal and casual) in the fall and spring. Another unique perk at Eco House: residents may keep certain types of small pets (in cages or aquariums) if registered and approved by the house's Residence Hall Director.
Ecology House rooms have manually controlled air conditioning.
Associate Professor of Horticulture Tom Whitlow, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences Elizabeth Buckles, Senior Lecturer of the Learning Strategies Center Allen MacNeill, and Associate Professor of Horticulture Taryn Bauerle serve as Ecology House's Faculty Fellows.
In addition to the room rate, Ecology House residents pay a program fee of $60/year to support the many activities and events that define the community.How to apply for residency:
Application instructions and links can be found at Application Process: New Undergraduate Students and Application Process: Current Undergraduate Students.Out-of-House Membership information:
Program Houses offer out-of-house memberships for Cornell community members who want to participate as non-residents. Download an out-of-house member application
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For more information about Ecology House, call (607) 255-1094 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.