ECO Learning Community


What is ECO?

Environment/Community (ECO) Connections is a community of people committed to education, the environment, adventure, sustainability, leadership, and exploring the limitless opportunities of global citizenship.


What are the benefits?

  • Tailored experiences and activities with RU Outdoors and RU ABLE.
  • Opportunities for special access to the Selu Conservancy and RCPT Outdoor Leadership courses.
  • Priority housing in Stuart Hall with other ECO students.
  • Advance notification of outdoor recreation and sustainability internships and employment opportunities on campus.
  • Leadership and professional skills development that employers want.
  • Experience the best of Southwest Virginia – community, conservation, culture, and adventure!

How do I learn more about ECO Connections?

If you have any questions about ECO Connections, please email Dr. Brock Cutler, Fred Pierson, or Josh Nease.

Anyone interested in joining ECO Connections should also indicate their interest on the Learning Community application after they have received their admission letter.

Click Here to Apply!