ResRAP (Residents' Resource Awareness Program) was created in 2007 and was coordinated during the 2007-2008 school year by Kimbrough Mauney as part of her Environmental Education Master's Degree. From the beginning, ResRAP had been funded by University Residences and worked out of WWU's Office of Sustainability. The program now is overseen by two undergraduate Western students, a coordinator and an assistant coordinator.
ResRAP has grown tremendously in its six years of existence; from five Eco Reps in year one to thirty-five in year five. In the fifth year of the program a cap was placed on the number of Eco Reps per building in hopes of increasing the efficiency within the program and the accountability of the Eco Reps. Now every residence hall community (nine total) has at least two active Eco Reps.