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Terms and Dates:

  • Academic Year 2022-23
    September 14, 2022 to May 30, 2022

Cornell Affiliations:

Campus Sustainability Office


Opportunity Description

Residential Sustainability Leaders (RSLs)

Join our exceptional team of students leading sustainable change on campus!

Residential Sustainability Leaders (RSL) is a volunteer program open to all Cornell students who want to learn about climate change, sustainability, and environmental justice. RSLs develop teamwork and leadership skills, and engage peers in building a culture of sustainability across campus. RSLs work in collaboration with the Campus Sustainability Office, Housing & Residential Life, and multiple other departments to identify issues, foster sustainable behaviors, and implement real solutions to advance sustainability within Cornell's residential communities.

How to Apply
Sign-up by completing this short form and attending our first RSL meeting on Wednesday, September 14th, 5:00-6:00PM EST.

You will receive a meeting reminder, along with meeting location, via email prior to the first meeting. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

Important Information

  • Open to all Cornell students
  • We seek to have one or more students serving as RSLs for every on-campus residential community. 
  • RSLs must attend weekly 1-hour meetings on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00pm, starting September 14th
  • RSLs are expected to commit for the full academic year, September 2022 - May 2023. Students can join the team anytime throughout the year.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • RSLs will serve as peer educators for the residential communities where they live, and will assist in implementing initiatives like the Sustainable Room Certification. RSLs who live off-campus will assist with on-campus initiatives and may be designated to serve specific residential communities.
  • Based on your interests, members will participate on project teams, plan & assist with campus events, coordinate outreach & social media campaigns, collect and analyze data via surveys and interviews, and more! 


If you have any questions, please contact us at

About Our Office: The Campus Sustainability Office is a fun, close-knit community where interns and fellows are true members of a team.  Time for professional development, team-building, and campus exploration are a part of our working hours.  Our interns have gone on to work for Google, marketing companies, energy consulting firms, and more. Learn about our team.