Policies and General Information
Diversity and Equity Programs
There are a number of diversity and equity programs at the university which seek to create an environment of social justice, inclusion, and equity as well as provide support and advocacy for students. These departments include:
Chief Diversity Office
The Chief Diversity Office’s mission is to help support the university's commitment to multiculturalism, diversity and social equality. A multicultural and diverse learning community promotes life changing and rewarding learning experiences. Therefore, the office actively seeks to provide leadership and direction that will continuously improve university-wide efforts to create and maintain an inclusive and diverse community. More information is available at the: Chief Diversity Office website.
Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity
The mission of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AA/EO) is to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and university policies related to discrimination through:
- The effective development of, and compliance with, an affirmative action plan for recruitment, hiring, and retention of employees;
- Thorough and impartial investigation of all discrimination-related complaints; and
- Campus-wide education and outreach about laws, policies, and goals related to AA/EO and diversity.
More information is available at AA/EO website.
ALANA Student Center
The ALANA Student Center's (ASC) mission is to support the holistic development of ALANA and Bi/Multi-racial students so they attain their goals for wellness, academic achievement, personal growth, identity formation, community building and cultural advancement. More information is available at the ALANA website.
Center for Cultural Pluralism
The Center for Cultural Pluralism's (CCP) mission is to equip faculty, staff and students with the cultural and social justice competencies necessary to function at their best in their intellectual, leadership and pedagogical practices, so the university can provide the highest quality education. For more information, please visit the CCP website.
The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning and Ally Center's (LGBTQA) mission is to join with others at UVM to: inspire personal growth and empowerment; nurture community; educate for social justice; and advocate for liberation—the freedom to live openly in an affirming community—for all people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning, and everyone who aspires to be their advocates. More information is available at the LGBTQA website.
The Women's Center's mission is to support all facets of women's lives—the social, professional, spiritual, physical, intellectual and emotional. The Center empowers women and their allies to become active leaders and global citizens in their communities. The Center advocates, educates and provides direct service and resources in support of gender equity and safety. For more infor¬mation, please visit the UVM’s Women’s Center .