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Residence Life

Community Facilitators (CF) and Neighborhood Representatives (NR) engage their residents in sustainable behaviors, create sustainability-themed programs, and facilitate campus-wide residence hall initiatives including the Energy Challenge, Swap for Good, and waste diversion during move-out.

The Residence Life Sustainability Liaison program empowers Santa Clara University Community Facilitators (CFs) and Neighborhood Representatives (NRs) to implement the University's Strategic Plan by fostering Justice and Sustainability programs among campus residents. Liaisons model and engage their residents in sustainable behaviors in order to develop a culture of sustainability among the student body at SCU.

Benefits of Being a CF/NR Sustainability Liaison:

  • Receive Sustainability SWAG indicating your role as a CF Liaison (CFL) or NR Liaison
  • Receive a Sustainability Hotspot badge 
  • Extra support and resources from the Center for Sustainability 
  • Opportunities to learn more about sustainability issues, community-based social marketing, behavior change theory, and more 
  • CFLs and NRs will be eligible for the SCU Sustainability Champion award
  • Opportunities to connect and collaborate with students, faculty, and staff members working on sustainability initiatives at SCU 
  • Resume-building experience

Residence Life Sustainability Liaison Responsibilities:

  • Attend one 1-hr meeting each month. These meetings are focused on a different topic each month. Liaisons bring questions and ideas for an engaging discussion. Liaisons take away action items for programs and bulletin boards. Two of the three meetings each quarter will be open to the campus community while one meeting will be soley with this cohort.
  • (CF/NRs) Post one sustainability-related bulletin board each quarter. 
  • Organize and implement one event related to sustainability each quarter.
  • Encourage residents and other Residence Life staff to live more sustainably. 
  • Provide feedback to the Center for Sustainability. Liaisons are a channel for two-way communication between campus residents and the Center for Sustainability. Liaisons bring questions, concerns, and ideas to the Center for Sustainability as well as share new information and upcoming events with their residents.
  • Duration: we ask Liaisons to commit to an academic year term.
*CFs/NRs who want to become a sustainability liaison must have their Resident Director's approval.
Javier Ramirez CF Alpha Graham
Riley Pendergast CF Cyphi Swig
Lindsay Taylor CF Communitas Campisi
Tommy Syta CF da Vinci Casa
Michelle Heckert CF Loyola Sobrato
Luke S.Miller CF MP Dunne
Lauren Brennan CF Unity McLaughlin Walsh
Kaileen Cruden NR NoVillas Nobili + Villas
Maddie H. Nguyen CF Xavier Sanfilippo


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    Resources for Community Facilitators

    From a "100-mile Thanksgiving" to the latest "green technologies," teach your residents about specific issues related to sustainability. Download and print bulletin board "kits" or check out our list of resources to design your own.

Help to educate residents about sustainability with one of these easy, ready-to-go bulletin boards. Simply download a PDF, print, cut and paste!

We try to make each of these bulletin boards as easy for you as possible, while still leaving room for your own creativity and personal style. Each PDF contains text and images to post on your bulletin boards, as well as instructions and/or a sample layout. Also included are tips on how to make a more environmentally-friendly bulletin board, as well as source information for your reference. Please email us with your questions, comments, and suggestions. If you use one of the following bulletin boards, let us know what you think! Email:

The following materials are to be used for educational purposes only. Please do not use the uploaded documents for any purpose other than passive programming in the Residence Halls.

Bulletin Boards by RLC Theme
Seasonal Bulletin Boards
  • Sustainability On the Slopes
    Learn about what you can do to mitigate your environmental impact when you hit the slopes. 
  • Energy Challenge Board
    Learn how the annual Residence Energy Challenge works and discover ways to reduce your building's electricity usage.
  • Move-Out Bulletin Board

    Learn how to have a less stressful Move-Out with a weekly guide that starts you earlier and shows you what goes where!

More Sustainability Bulletin Boards
  • Endangered Species - Tigers
    Learn more about the current status of tigers in the wild, and what the World Wildlife fund is doing to revive the tiger population. 
  • Sustainability 101 at SCU

    Start the year off on a good "sustainability" foot by displaying the Center for Sustainability's programs and annual events, as well as other campus initiatives.

  • Know Your H20 Bulletin Board

    With California in its fourth year of drought, there is no better time to understand our relationship with life's most precious resource. Learn more about how SCU is responding and what you and residents can do to take action in regards to water.