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Oxford Dormitory

Participants in SLE can take advantage of:

  • A community of students interested in sustainability
  • Mentorship from returning students
  • Access to community kitchens
  • SLE programs, events, trips and funding opportunities
  • A unique location wooded residential area across the street from the Nichols Arboretum

Leadership opportunities with SLE include:

  • Championing sustainability pilots and projects
  • Increased ownership of their living space to make it more sustainable
  • Championing justice in sustainability understandings, conversations and activities
  • Development of a deeper understanding of personal and civic responsibility in shaping a more vibrant planet and future
  • Exploration of the ways sustainability ties into academic and career interests
  • Returning to SLE as a Peer Mentor

SLE requirements include:

  • Living in SLE designated halls
  • Taking the 1 credit SLE seminar during both fall and winter semesters
  • Contribute to an inclusive community environment welcoming of all participants and their diverse identities

SLE students are also encouraged to:

  • Live in West Seeley or Noble at Oxford Houses.
  • Participate in community-wide welcome activities at the start of each semester.
  • Be an active member of the community by participating in SLE sponsored programs and events (once per month is the suggested minimum).
  • Design and plan SLE projects and activities
  • Play a role in building a sustainable community and sustainability projects at SLE.

SLE welcomes students regardless of their academic focus.

Questions about the program? Email us at sustainableliving-info@umich.edu, or read more about SLE here.