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Heads up!


Who are you thankful for? Send ‘em some love. (hand turkeys not required.)

Say thanks! We’re thankful for everyone who has participated in an LCE program this year!


Woo hoo!

Wow! UVM Next Step Retreat just won the Vermont NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Program of the Year award! LCE is so proud to have been creating space for social justice conversations & intergroup dialogue at UVM since 2003. Feeling grateful to all our past facilitators, advisory board members, and participants. This award is especially timely since we just finished up facilitator training for the 2015 retreat this weekend! Thank you friends and NASPA!


Volunteer Opportunity!

Via United Way of Chittenden County:

Share the joy of reading! The Fletcher Free Library invites community members to participate in the 24th Annual “Books for Children Gift Campaign,” which provides Burlington preschoolers with new, quality books during the holiday season. Choose from our list or make your own selections, then purchase books at participating bookstores for a discount. We distribute the books through the Sara Holbrook Center, the King Street Youth Center, the VNA Family Room, the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS), and Champlain Valley Head Start. “

Click here for full details!


CATALYST - A LeaderShape Program

Calling student leaders at UVM! Check out CATALYST - a LeaderShape Program brought to you by the University of Vermont’s Office of Residential Life!

CATALYST is a one-day LeaderShape program for current student leaders (S/RA’s, IRA and Hall Council members) and emerging student leaders who are interested in challenging themselves to go deeper, wider, and farther out in their definition of who they are and where they can have an impact.

Click HERE for to sign-up and learn more!


UVM Serves - Week of November 10, 2014

The latest edition of UVM Serves has just been released! Check it out for great ways to get involved! 



Heads up!

Have you voted yet? In Vermont, polls are open today until 7PM. See ya at the polls!


Heads up!

Important Halloween PSA from our friends at the UVM Love Project!


"I feel love when you don’t wear racist halloween costumes. It’s a culture, not a costume. Don’t forget, please no homophobic or sexist costumes either, k? thxbai! have fun!” 

Not sure if your costume is OK? This is one of our favorite (humorous) flowcharts about picking a halloween costume


ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center - Volunteer & Intern candidates for Spring 2015.


"Your mission is to educate and delight visitors about the Ecology, Culture, History and Opportunity for stewardship in the Lake Champlain Basin. Volunteer opportunities are available for all interests and abilities in either our Education or Animal Care Departments or in the Lake Champlain Basin Program Resource Room.”

For volunteer opportunities click here:


Interns play an important role at ECHO. They bring experience, leadership skills, and enthusiasm to support our mission to educate and delight our visitors about the Ecology, Culture, History and Opportunities for Stewardship in the Lake Champlain Basin.

While at ECHO, Interns gain hands-on experience to build relevant job skills, craft a competitive resume, and further their individual and/or career goals. Interns receive training in their area of focus, work closely with a staff mentor and work both independently and collaboratively on projects in support of ECHO’s mission.”

For a list of internship opportunities click here:


UVM Serves for the Week of Oct. 27, 2014

Check out this Link

Every other week, the LCE team sends out UVM Serves - our newsletter that brings you all kinds of ways to get involved at UVM! This week we have info on the Next Step social justice retreat, UVMarathon, and the Translating Identity Conference. 



Social Justice 101: Log-on for Social Justice

The social justice conversation is changing. What once took place offline now takes place on Facebook or Twitter.This workshop discusses big questions for the social justice movement in the digital age such as: What does it mean to do social justice on the internet? Has digital technology changed our definition of social justice? Has activism become ‘slacktivism?’ Join the conversation at Social Justice 101!

Located at the Career and Experience Hub (1st floor, Davis Center)

1:45 pm - 4:15 pm