University of Vermont

Center for Cultural Pluralism

The Center is under the Division of Human Resources, Diversity & Multicultural Affairs under Engagement & Professional Development. Our partner organizations within the Unit include the Mosaic Center, the LGBTQA Center, the Women's Center and Learning Services.

Affiliates at the University of Vermont

Below you will find a list of UVM offices and student organizations that are affiliated with the Center for Cultural Pluralism.

ACCESS provides Accommodations, Consultation, Collaboration, and Educational Support Services to students with documented disabilities. Among their programs and services, ACCESS offers: exam accommodations, meetings with disability specialists to receive advisement and advocacy around disability-related matters, ebooks, deaf and hard of hearing services, notetaking and adaptive technology.

ALANA Coalition
The ALANA Coalition (ALCO) is a campus wide organization that serves and represents faculty, staff and graduate students of color at the University of Vermont.

Critical Race & Ethnic Studies Program
An interdisciplinary program that is focused on the study of cultures, values, historical and contemporary issues related to people who identify themselves as African American, Latino/a, Asian American and Native American.

Center for Holocaust Studies
The Center for Holocaust Studies at the University of Vermont promotes scholarship, education, and public awareness about the events that brought about, comprise, and continue to issue from the Holocaust.

Community-University Partnerships & Service Learning
The Office of Community-University Partnerships & Service Learning (CUPS) work to create meaningful, sustainable, pedagogically rich opportunities for students to contribute to the community through the skills gained in their academic discplines. They mentor, train and consult; designate courses, and offer grants, TA's and other incentives to support service-learning across campus.

Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program
The Gender Sexuality and Women's Studies Program (GSWS) offers a unique and wide-ranging way of studying and engaging with the world. The program studies concepts such as sex, gender, and sexuality; identities such as female, male, gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, and queer; the intersections of these identities with race, class, (dis)ability and other kinds of differences among people; and academic subjects including women's history, the sociology of the family, race and gender in urban space, queer theory, sex and politics, and biological approaches to sex and gender.

The Interfaith Center at UVM

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Pan, Queer & Questioning, Asexual and Advocate (LGBTQA) Center serves as UVM's point of coordination for activities, community, resources, advocacy, information, and history. Their staff members help people and groups at UVM understand how to meet the needs of people with diverse sexual and gender identies.

Mosaic Center for Students of Color
The Mosaic Center for Students of Color fully supports the holistic development of students of color so that they may attain their goals for academic achievement, personal growth, identity formation, and cultural development.

Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO)

Office of International Education Services (OIE)

Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity, & Multicultural Affairs

President's Commission for Inclusive Excellence

Women's Center


Dismantling Rape Culture Conference
An annual conference run through the Women's Center every April.

Translating Identity Conference
An annual conference sponsored by the Free To Be Student Organization, every October.

Student Organizations

Alianza Latina
A UVM student organization made up of Latin American students, whose primary goal is to provide support to the Latin American community of UVM. As part of the Burlington community, they contribute cultural awareness and facilitate incoming Latin American students' transition to UVM

Asian American Student Union
A UVM student organization that works to to heighten awareness concerning Asian American issues, campus and community wide, and to provide support for Asian students.

Free to Be: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Alliance (GLBTA)
A UVM student organization that actively works on creating a safe space for people of all sexualities/invidualities within ourselves, the GLBTA, and the UVM community.

German House
A Living/Learning Center program that provides students the opportunity to deepen their understanding and appreciation for the German language and culture in ways not commonly possible in a traditional classroom setting and timetable.

A UVM student organization that provides Jewish programming at UVM to all students interested in learning about Judaism. Hillel sponsors monthly Shabbat dinners as well as programs and events for most of the Jewish holidays. Contact: Hillel Director, 802-540-1087

Japanese House
A Living/Learning Center residential program open to all UVM students who are currently studying or have studied Japanese culture or language, and also to Japanese international students willing to share their knowledge and skills.

La Casa Hispanica
A Living/Learning Center program designed to reinforce knowledge of Hispanic language and culture.

La Maison Francaise
A Living/Learning Center program that offers students a community based on their interests in Francophone language and culture, in which they make French the language of their everyday activities.

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