Our office builds relationships with local  government and community members and state and federal organizations and representatives to share information, create connections and turn opportunities into meaningful partnerships.  Our aim is to provide positive benefits to our students, faculty and staff as well as our community, the state, and beyond.

University Relations seeks opportunities at the national level to advance the goals and the priorities of the University through Congressional or Executive action.  We facilitate a comprehensive, University-wide process to identify, prioritize, and communicate key initiatives for federal legislation and funding.  

Our office works closely with the President and Provost and other senior academic and administrative officers to educate the citizens and leaders of Vermont about the priorities, programs, resources and needs of the University.  We manage a comprehensive process to monitor and influence state legislative and regulatory activity and executive policies affecting higher education and the University of Vermont.  

The University and the City of Burlington share many interests and our mutual success is closely related.  Working together we have made progress in addressing problems and colloborating on strategic initiatives. Neighborhood programs include outreach from Neighborhood Liasons, Catamounts Classes, Off-campus Living workshops, funding for additional police patrols, and neighborhood clean-ups.  Outreach to the community includes lifelong learning, internships, community-based research, technology transfer, arts, athletics, and business resources.

Political Activities Policy FAQ- For information on campaigning and other political activities on campus:  PDF icon Political Activities Policy FAQ

Campaigning on Campus (Solicitation Policy)- More information about campaigning on UVM campus PDF icon Campaigning on Campus (PDF)

UVM Around VT - UVM programs reach out to Vermonters in every part of our state. Check out what's happening in your area!

What UVM resources can the community use?  Educational, cultural, and other opportunites:  PDF icon UVM Community Resources

Community outreach provides countless benefits and resources to the state and local community through research, training, volunteers, athletics, and the arts.