A Note From President Tom Sullivan
- By President Tom Sullivan
At the University of Vermont, we prioritize student wellness because it is so crucial to our educational mission and the quality of students’ overall experience. Promoting health and wellbeing and providing a safe and positive environment clearly helps our students succeed and graduate in four years. UVM staff members create a strong network that fosters student wellness through health, advocacy, personal support, and safety as well as a variety of academic support services.
Campus hubs for wellness such as the Center for Health and Wellbeing and the ACCESS programs provide students with medical assistance, counseling and psychiatry services, living well, and academic success programs. Staff in the residence halls, the Women’s Center, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning & Advocate Center, and Student Life foster personal development, offer emotional support, serve as role models, and connect students to engaging extra-curricular activities. Police Services, physical plant, and custodial services work hard to keep the campus safe and maintain a pleasant working environment for all to enjoy and succeed.
The Career Center and staff working in student services across the colleges and schools facilitate professional and academic development, identify opportunities, advise, and mentor students. UVM is committed to collaborative learning and innovation in order to provide the best services and programs. As part of this effort, on March 12, 2015 the University will host the “Mental Health Matters: Creating a Culture of Care in Higher Education” conference addressing mental health and wellbeing for all our university students.
Many thanks to all staff members who care for our students and promote student wellness on our campus every day!