2011-12 Online Catalogue
Policies and General Information
Campus LifeMany campus departments and student organizations enrich the student life experience. They include:
The University of Vermont sponsors 16 intercollegiate varsity sports, basic physical education instruction, and campus recreation. For more detailed information, please refer to Vermont Catamounts .
Center for Student Ethics & Standards
The Center for Student Ethics and Standards offers three programs which include: The Civic and Judicial Program, which helps students develop a deeper understanding of the role of the individual within a community and resolves allegations of misconduct under the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities statement and the document: UVM’s Institutional Policies . The Academic Integrity Program, which promotes an intellectual climate, supports the academic integrity of the University and resolves allegations of misconduct under the Code of Academic Integrity; and The Intergroup Dialogue Program which provides undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in facilitated dialogue about the concepts of power, privilege, and oppression. For more detailed information, please visit The Center for Student Ethics & Standards .
Dudley H. Davis Center
The Dudley H. Davis Center is UVM's hub of campus activity. Striving to achieve its core values of social justice and environmental stewardship, the Davis Center offers student-focused programming, local and organic food options, cutting-edge "green" design, centrally-located services, and innovative connections to academic learning. The building houses a number of student organizations, the Student Government Association, the Vermont Cynic (student-run newspaper), WRUV-FM (student-run radio station), a Diversity and Equity Office and lounge, the Bookstore, and numerous spaces to hang out, study, and gather with friends. More information is available at the Dudley H. Davis Center Web site.
Residential Learning Communities
The Department of Residential Life in conjunction with designated faculty offers Residential Learning Communities (RLC) and the Living-Learning Center which are designed to engage the whole student, tying together the intellectual, ethical, and social aspects of college life. By living together with fellow students who share common interests and ideals, the individual student becomes part of a true community, a community that is also tied to the greater world beyond the confines of the university. In addition, students, faculty, and staff are given the opportunity to interact outside the classroom, the lab or the office, thereby encouraging the pursuit of knowledge as a lifetime activity. For more information on RLC's and the Living-Learning Center, please visit the Residential Learning Communities Web site.
Student and Community Relations
The Office of Student and Community Relations furnishes off-campus students with guidance, support, and resources. It identifies issues or problems confronting off-campus students and their neighbors and develops strategies to address them in ways that build community and incorporate personal responsibility. For more information, please visit the: Office of Student and Community Relations Web site.
There are a variety of student leadership opportunities available on campus including:
Student Government AssociationThe Student Government Association serves as the primary student governing organization and assumes responsibility for voicing student concerns and interests in the governance activities of the University Community. More information is available at the Student Government Association Web site.
Graduate Student SenateThe Graduate Student Senate cultivates both the academic and non-academic activities of the graduate student body and enhances all aspects of graduate school life at the University of Vermont. For more information, please refer to the Graduate Student Senate Web site
IRA (Inter-Residence Association)IRA represents students living in UVM residence halls and offers programs, services, and provides leadership for residence hall students. For more information, please visit the Inter-Residence Association Web site.
The work of Student Life encompasses many different programs that enhance the co-curricular experience. These programs include New Student Orientation, Leadership and Civic Engagement, Greek Life, Outdoor Programs, Campus Programs, Student Media, Club Sports, and the Davis Center. More information is available at the Student Life Web site.
University Dining Services
University Dining Services provides food service expertise to the University of Vermont community consisting of, but not limited to, quality resident and retail dining programs; catering services; partnering with university departments on large-scale, campus-wide events, providing accurate nutritional information, and assisting with facility development. For more information, please visit the University Dining Services Web site.