Office of Residence Life

Environmental Sustainability Special Interest Community

The Environmental Sustainability Special Interest Community is designed for students interested in specialized environmental programming to benefit both the UT campus and surrounding community.

The Environmental Sustainability Special Interest Community is located in Academic House which offers residents a two-person bedroom, computer lab, study lounge, recreation area, meeting space and community bathrooms. Academic House is an air-conditioned complex. View a room layout.

The Environmental Sustainability Special Interest Community offers residents an environmentally friendly lifestyle that is tailored to each student who resides in the buildings. Students have the opportunity to learn about the environment through fun and educational retreats along with taking leadership roles in University-sponsored "green" competitions including BlackoUT and Recyclemania! Service learning projects are a key component of this community and through these experiences residents will be educated on the environmental changes both on and off campus.

As a group, the Environmental Sustainability Special Interest Community shares ideas and sets attainable goals for both the community and each student. It is up to the student to decide how environmentally friendly they wish to be and how much of a commitment he/she wishes to make. Residents build community through participation in student organizations.

There is a $50 per semester programming fee for residents of the Environmental Sustainability Special Interest Community.  View our brochure to learn more.

Last Updated: 6/26/15