University of Vermont

Center for Cultural Pluralism

Examining White Privilege Retreat:

The ALANA Student Center (ASC) and a dedicated committee of campus colleagues are excited to announce Examining White Privilege: A Retreat for Undergraduate Students Who Self-Identify as White.  It’s a new retreat specifically for white students to engage in building a stronger and inclusive campus community.

Program Description:

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • conceptualize and articulate whiteness from a personal and systematic lens;
  • recognize and understand white privilege from an individual experience
  • as well as the impact of white privilege on the UVM community and beyond;
  • build a community of dialogue and support in taking action against racism.

We will explore questions like:

  • What does it mean to be white? How does whiteness impact you?
  • What action steps can you take individually to interrupt racism? 
  • How can we make UVM a more inclusive community?