University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Policies and General Information

Campus Life

Many campus departments and student organizations enrich the student life experience. They include:

Athletics

The University of Vermont sponsors 16 intercollegiate varsity sports, basic physical education instruction, and campus recreation. For more detailed information about intercollegiate sports, please refer to: Vermont Catamounts Link out of catalogue site.. For more information about basic physical education instruction and campus recreation, please refer to: Campus Recreation Link out of catalogue site..

Center for Student Ethics and 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 Link out of catalogue site. statement and the document: UVM’s Institutional Policies Link out of catalogue site.; 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 The Center for Student Ethics and Standards Link out of catalogue site. website.

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 Link out of catalogue site. website.

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 Link out of catalogue site. website.

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 Link out of catalogue site. website.

Student Governance

There are a variety of student leadership opportunities available on campus including:

  • Student Government Association
    The 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 Link out of catalogue site. website.
  • Graduate Student Senate
    The 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 Link out of catalogue site. website.
  • IRA (Inter-Residence Association)
    IRA represents students living in UVM residence halls and offers programs and services, providing leadership for residence hall students. For more information, please visit the Inter-Residence Association Link out of catalogue site. website.
Student Life

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 Link out of catalogue site. website.

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 Link out of catalogue site. website.