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Equity and Engagement Living-Learning Community

Student Population:
Undergraduate transfer and upperlevel students
2 Forest Park Lane

Visit the Collegetown Area Residence Halls webpage!

If you want the experience of living off campus combined with the perks of on-campus housing, the Equity & Engagement Living-Learning Community (EEC) may be the place for you. Located adjacent to the West Campus Houses, the EEC is convenient to classes and on-campus eateries, while also offering an easy walk to Collegetown and downtown Ithaca.

The Equity & Engagement Living-Learning Community assists in fostering a residential community that contributes to the successful education, retention, and identity development of students at Cornell University. The EEC enhances the academic and social experience of all students through outreach, support, cultural exploration, identity development, and social justice education. In keeping with the mission of the University, the EEC works in partnership with Residential & New Student Programs and faculty to promote lifelong learning one student at a time. The EEC offers a variety of programs, discussions and training opportunities on topics such as race, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, ability status, and religion to engage the campus community in dialogue grounded in social justice principles.

Community features:

  • Open to undergraduate transfer students and upperlevel students
  • 35 residents
  • Located on the south edge of West Campus
  • Singles, supersingles, and doubles
  • Lounges, ground floor TV lounge, study rooms, kitchen facilities on the ground floor, and a laundry room in the basement
  • Bedrooms contain, for each occupant: an extra-long twin bed, a closet and a bureau (or wardrobe/bureau combination), a desk and desk chair, a desk lamp, and floor carpeting
  • Wireless Internet access

EEC rooms do not have air conditioning. Hallways and main areas have hardwood floors.

Faculty involvement:

Chaplain of Cornell United Religious Work Rick Blair and Professor & Director of Graduate Studies of Linguistics Molly Diesing serve as the Collegetown area residence halls' Faculty Fellows.

Dining options:

  • Sign up for one of Cornell Dining's four traditional Meal Plan Options if you plan to eat all or most meals on campus (includes Cornell Dining's All You Care to Eat dining rooms, West Campus Dining Rooms, and retail dining facilities)
  • Sign up for the Flex 10/500 Plan or the Off-Campus Value Plan if you plan to eat a limited number of meals on campus (provides meals in Cornell Dining's All You Care to Eat dining rooms and West Campus Dining Rooms, plus tax-exempt Big Red Bucks to be used in any Cornell Dining facility)
  • Use City Bucks for cash-free food purchases if you plan to eat some or all meals at off-campus establishments (you may use City Bucks in addition to, or instead of, a meal plan or debit plan)

Click here for information about all Cornell Dining meal plans.

Questions? Contact us.

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