Living on Campus
You’ll quickly find that your roommates and your floormates become family in your first semester of college. We help each other navigate through this new experience, and end up with lifelong friendships as a result.
While we all develop a sense of community together, if you want to kick that up a notch, we have a ton of creative, awesome specialty themed floors you can join! We share meals, passions, philosophies and adventures together.
The Sustainable Living Floor is an intentional community that strives to model a sustainable lifestyle that can be implemented at the college level. We define a sustainable lifestyle as leading a life that not only meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs, but also giving more than we take and aiming to have a net positive impact across the areas of natural capital, social capital and financial capital. Floor members have communal dinners, do community service, and work together to hold a campus wide event about sustainable living each semester.
The Creative Arts Living Floor is an intentional living space; here we hope to have members who are fully committed to our experience of loving, supporting, cooking, and dancing together.
The Activism Floor is a co-ed space on the first floor of Moses for students who are committed to learning about and acting on social and environmental justice issues.The focus of this floor is to educate each other and the community on topics pertaining to each member’s interests and the interests of the campus. Our goal is to create an intentional community that promotes the importance of social and environmental justice to the campus. We have a shared bookshelf with books of varying topics, as well as a small zine library featuring contributions by current floor members. The Floor also has a cozy nook at the end of the hall where anyone can read, study, or hang out with friends.
The Adventure Recreation Floor was established in 2002, making it the oldest specialty floor at GMC. Passionate about living life and getting out into the great outdoors, the floor tends to attract individuals in the Adventure Education major (but there have been plenty of other majors on the floor). We adventure and recreate every day; a group of us might go out skiing, while meeting up later with others who went mountain biking, ice climbing or a myriad of other activities. We also get the rest of campus involved in events such as the Gear Sale, Meat Head Films and more.
The S.A.G.E. Hall, Students for Academic and Green Engagement, fosters a place of community learning and environmentally conscious and engaged activities in synchronicity with the Green Mountain College Mission Statement. Through the use of a safe and secure community, SAGE as a whole and its independent residents uphold a high degree of environmental and academic standards, including an average GPA of 3.0 and higher. It is the purpose of SAGE to allow its residents a home environment that is free of prejudice, conflict and general upheaval, where an atmosphere of respect is key and learning is above all else. It is believed that by having this stable center, the residents of Sage will be more productive and proactive in the larger Green Mountain College community.
The Substance Free Floor is dedicated to providing a community for those who wish to avoid substance abuse; this includes both individuals who have experienced substance abuse themselves, and those who desire to maintain a drug free lifestyle. We take part in many different events within the community, such as community service, campus events and floor events, and we are always welcoming new ideas to help strengthen and tighten our bond together.