Eco House Learning Community

The Eco House Residential Learning Community is open to students in any major with a preference to those students in the Environmental Studies major.

Residential Learning Communities (RLC) allow you to live with other students sharing the same academic major or special interest. As an RLC member, you have the opportunity to attend social and academic programs with other students, interact with faculty outside of the classroom, and get to know an upper division Community Mentor who shares your major or interest area.

Residential Learning Communities (RLC) are located in one of 10 Freshmen Connection Halls and participants are eligible for priority room selection. Additional information regarding room and roommate selection will be sent to student NAU email accounts if you are accepted into the RLC.

Join this group if you want to:

  • focus on making positive environmental change through environmental research and education, community engagement, and personal
  • study your personal impact on the environment and use this knowledge to promote environmentally sustainable living within the university and Flagstaff community
  • meet other students and study buddies in environmental programs

Priority enrollment

Seats in certain high-demand, major-based classes will be reserved for Eco House Learning Community residents. Your adviser will help you enroll in these courses. Visit Priority Enrollment to find out more about enrollment and advising.

Seats will be reserved in:

Fall semester:

  • FS 121 Livin' the Good Life   Do you ever wonder if you are capable of making a difference in this world? You are not alone. This class will assist you in discovering your own passions and interests while giving you the tools to work with others and make a difference in your community. Through the lens of sustainable living we will investigate issues of environmental and social justice. All theory from this course will be applied in action through campus-based Action Research Teams (ARTs). ARTs are student-led groups that allow for civic engagement and participation in our university and Flagstaff community. This class is tied to the Community Garden and the Weatherization and Community Building Action Team (WACBAT) ART. Each student is required to volunteer with one ART group for an average of two hours per week (or 36 hours per semester) outside of class.