Ecovillage is for students who have an interest in and commitment to sustainable living. Through the year residents gain personal and professional skills relating to initiating and implementing sustainable projects. Residents will also be exposed to how VCU is working to become more sustainable through energy and water use reduction, our learn-to-garden program and community engagement/outreach. Lastly, residents will work closely with the VCU Office of Sustainability to identify and improve these programs to better the VCU student experience. Currently this program is housed in Rhoads Hall and is for incoming freshman students.

More information on this, and all themed communities, can be found on VCU Residential Life & Housing's website, here.


Eco Reps

The VCU Hall Council Eco-Rep program facilitates peer-to-peer education and provides leadership opportunities to students through engagement and service.  The Eco-Rep program is dedicated to enhancing sustainability in residence halls and contributing to positive behavior change on campus. Eco-reps actively engage fellow students around sustainability issues such as resource consumption, waste management and other environmental issues.  This program serves as a platform for collaboration between students and administrators, provides a venue for students to express concerns and provides leadership opportunities for students.

Find more information on becoming an Eco-Rep or joining your Residence Hall Council, contact Residence Life at



VCU ASPiRE is a living-learning program promoting community engagement through scholarly initiatives, academic coursework and co-curricular experiences.

The mission of VCU ASPiRE is to enrich and deepen students’ understanding of their capacity to create positive change in communities through coursework, co-curricular experiences and a vibrant residential experience.  Therefore, the areas of primary emphasis for VCU ASPiRE initiatives include community-engaged service, community-engaged teaching and learning, as well as community-engaged scholarship.

ASPiRE co-curricular activity is dedicated to community-based needs in the following areas of impact:

  • Accessible and affordable housing;
  • Community building;
  • Education and workforce development;
  • Environmental sustainability; and
  • Health and Wellness.

For more information on ASPiRE, please visit their website here.