A number of campus groups have expressed interest in being involved, Talkington said.
A group from the School for Hotel and Restaurant Administration has discussed the possibility of operating a bed-and-breakfast at the village, she said.
The village is designed to promote interest and discussion about such issues as energy literacy, water conservation and food security, Talkington said. But the primary purpose is to show students how living in a community benefits people.
During last week's announcement, OSU President Burns Hargis said the project is part of the university's effort to break down barriers that separate academic disciplines, creating more dialogue across fields.
OSU officials launched the Institute for Creativity and Innovation to foster interdisciplinary dialogue.
Working across academic disciplines helps faculty members solve problems and make strides that wouldn't otherwise be possible, Hargis said.