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University Housing student organizations
Participating in University Housing events and organizations is a great way to become fully connected to GC. Check out the Resident Student Association or the National Residence Hall Honorary. Talk with your community director to become involved in your hall association.
RSA is the student organization that represents on-campus students. RSA meets weekly in open meetings and has representatives from each hall in attendance.
NRHH is a student organization comprised of the top 1 percent of the on-campus population. The primary objective of this organization is recognition.
Community Council is a group of student leaders in each residence hall that advocate for and represent all residents of the hall community. The Community Council also plan and execute a variety of programs for the residents of their hall.
Find out more information about Joining the Community Council in your hall.
Themed Communities are a way be involved, not only in your hall community, but on campus and in Milledgeville as well. If you are interested in joining one of these communities please contact the University Housing office.
For more information on themed communities click here (pdf).
University Housing Green Initiatives
Going green isn’t just important for the environment. University Housing is committed to using green initiatives to reduce costs. Utilities are one of the largest and most unpredictable expenses for the university. To keep these costs in check, University Housing has taken several steps to improve water and electricity usage. Be sure to learn what you can do to help us in these efforts.
When replacing items such as furniture and mattresses it’s easy to simply throw the old stuff away. University Housing works to identify community partners who can still get some life out of our older furnishings. For example, since 2008 more than 2,100 mattresses have been donated to charitable organizations for a second life and saved from the landfill.
Brita Hydration Stations have been placed in each residence hall to provide students a way to fill reusable water bottles instead of buying disposable bottles.
Through a partnership with Mac-Gray, all washing machines on Central Campus are front-loading High-Efficiency washers which use 50% less water than traditional top-loading washers. In addition, University Housing uses energy-efficient dryers.
University Housing has recently changed out the lights in The Village bathrooms to LED bulbs. These special bulbs use less electricity and a life of more than 15 years.
Water saving toilets
Toilets installed in University Housing facilities use less than 1.6 gallons of water per flush as opposed to the 3.5 gallons needed to flush an average toilet.
Many areas in University Housing, such as study rooms and laundry rooms, utilize motion-sensor lighting so we’re not wasting electricity when no one is in the room.
University Housing made the move to paperless billing, contracts and forms years ago and we are constantly looking for ways to move more forms online to reduce the amount of paper we use.
- Turn off appliances and lights and unplug chargers when you’re not in the room
- Keep windows and blinds closed
- Take shorter showers
- Turn off the water while brushing your teeth
- Use energy efficient bulbs in your lamps (compact fluorescent)
- Recycle paper, plastic and aluminum used in your room
- Be smart when you buy – check out this list of
- Use the printer wisely – ask professors if it’s okay to email in assignments instead of printing