The Eco-Rep Leadeship Program will be accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year from March 18th - April 1st. Open Eco-Rep positions include Hall Eco-Reps, Building Eco-Reps, and Eco-Rep Coordinators. You can review the specific position descriptions in the accordion section below.
Important Application Information
Each applicant must submit a completed online application by April 1st. Partial applications will NOT be considered. In addition, each applicant must also either:
(1) be nominated by a faculty or staff member at Lehigh, or a current Eco-Rep Coordinator - they must send their
nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org (include name, class year, and 1-2 sentence description of why the student
is a good fit) by April 1st at 5:00pm
(2) supply two references as part of the online application
There are three different types of Eco-Reps, all with varying levels of time commitment and responsibility. Please review the positions descriptions below to determine which position you would like to apply to. On the Hall or Building Eco-Rep application, there is a question that asks you to select select your preferred position: Hall Eco-Rep, Building Eco-Rep, or no preference.
All application materials must be received by Monday, April 1st.
Open to all undergraduate students with at least one year remaining at Lehigh
Strong record of academic achievement. (3.0 GPA or higher is recommended)
Passionate about sustainability and desire to improve behaviors
Exceptional skills in interpersonal communication, leadership, and time management
Must be reliable and responsible
Living on campus is strongly preferred, but not always required
Promising candidates will be interviewed as a key component of the selection process. Interviews will be conducted during the week of April 8th. They will be held in STEPS. Candidates will receive more information about the interviews when they are contacted for scheduling. Final decisions will be made the week of April 15th.
Lehigh's Eco-Rep Leadership Program works with a select group of students each year to:
- Build and share knowledge
- Implement behavior change
- Develop leadership skills
- Measure impact
- Be change agents
Learn about sustainable living program topics and develop your skills as a peer educator
Be a change agent by fostering sustainable living among your peers and empowering them to take action
Develop your peer-to-peer leadership skills, communication skills, behavior change, and event planning skills
Measure impact of programs and events - identify areas of improvement and opportunities for innovation
- Part of select group of like-minded, eco-friendly students
- Develop skills in collaboration, communication, behavior change, interpersonal relations, and leadership
- Agents of powerful, positive change on campus - make a difference within a residential hall or Greek house and change behavior campus-wide
- First to know about networking opportunities and events
- Alumni connections and mentorship
- Part of a nationally-recognized leadership program
If you are interested in applying, but want to know more, attend an information session. At this session, you will learn more about the Eco-Rep Leadership Program, what being an Eco-Rep entails, what the rewards are, and you will hear from current Eco-Reps about their experiences in the program. The information session schedule for Spring 2019 is:
Wednesday, March 6 from 12:00pm - 12:30pm in STEPS 102
Tuesday, March 19 from 4:30pm - 5:00pm in STEPS 180
Contact Katharine Targett, Sustainability Program Manager at email@example.com or at 610-758-3692.