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Great opportunity to help the Chittenden County Humane Society by making blankets for a variety of critters. Did we mention there will be popcorn and candy? 


Heads up!

Nominations Due Friday, March 18th

Dear UVM Community,

Leadership and Civic Engagement is excited to announce the call for nominationsfor this year’s Student Life and Senior Awards. We are even more excited to celebrate and acknowledge the many accomplishments of our students.

The Student Life Awards Ceremony will be Monday April 18th, 2016, and the Senior Awards will be announced at the UVM commencement ceremony on Sunday May 22, 2016.

There are many students on our campus that have done some amazing work and have added to our campus community tremendously. We invite you to nominate students for both Senior and Student Life Awards:

Student Life Awards

The Outstanding Achievement Award
The Patrick M. Brown Leadership Award
The Activism & Commitment to Justice Award
The Environmental Citizen Award
The Spirit of Service Award
The Sustained Commitment Award
The Unsung Champion Award
The Outstanding Advisor Award
The President’s Award for Outstanding Organization

Senior Awards

The Mary Jean Simpson Award
The Kidder Medal
The Class of ’67 Award
The Keith M. Miser Leadership Award
The Elmer Nicholson Achievement Prize
The Katherine Anne Kelly Award

Award information and nomination forms can be found HERE.

Please contact Graham Davis if you have any comments or questions. Email:



This semester, Leadership and Civic Engagement is proud to continue connecting advisors from across campus with Advisor Coffee Hour. This event is a chance for you to network with other advisors at UVM, and enjoy a warm cup of coffee and a bite to eat. 

When***: Tuesday Feb. 9, 2016 from 11 am - 12 pm
Where: Rosa Parks Room (Davis Center, 1st floor - next to Brennan’s)
Why: Meet advisors from all across campus and celebrate the hard work you do!

Please contact Graham Davis ( with any questions.

*** The January 2016 Advisor Newsletter incorrectly listed this event as taking place on February 2nd. 


Request a Workshop

Are you part of a student club at UVM, or do you work with a student organization that needs help with group dynamics, giving feedback, leadership styles, personality types and more, Leadership and Civic Engagement offers workshops at flexible times and dates. Click HERE to submit a workshop request form. 


Heads up!


“I took this photo during school games in Costa Rica. It is the biggest sports game for primary school kids in the region. In the photo, a boy won first place in the 50-meter race and ran to his mom.”

Did you know UVM is one of the top colleges for the Peace Corps? Learn more about UVM’s Peace Corps and the Peace Corps recruiter on their website.


Heads up!

The Majors Fair is a large resource fair for UVM Students. The purpose of the event is to connect students with important academic information, resources, and services.

Students will have the unique opportunity to speak with UVM Faculty and Staff from all 7 Colleges, Career Services, Honors College, and the Office of International Education – Study Abroad.

Get some of your questions answered such as:

  • I’m still undecided. Where can I go to find some help?
  • What kind of job can I get as a ___________ major?
  • How can I study abroad with my major/minor?
  • Can I transfer into a different college?
  • What’s the difference between environmental studies in CALS, CAS, and RSENR?
  • How can I get involved with research?

For questions or accommodations, please contact:

Have some major fun at the 2015 Majors Fair!


Heads up!

For UVM students who identify as white:

Are you struggling to make sense of your place in conversations about race? Eager to make a difference but unsure how? Looking for community and support for making a difference? This retreat is for you!

For the second year, UVM is offering interested students a chance to gather, talk about their white identity and learn from one another in a two-day, two-night off-campus retreat. Join us for a weekend of meaningful conversation, good food and building relationships.

To access the application and learn more about the opportunity, click here!


WORKSHOP: “Take Perspective…Someone Else’s”

Interactive and discussion-based, this workshop will give you valuable skills you can use on your next service project. You will learn how to better understand the perspective of those affected by social problems that you are trying to help. These reflection skills will help you participate in service work that is high-impact and culturally competent.

Friday April 24 at 3 pm in the Career and Experience Hub, 1st floor Davis Center

Click here:


Volunteer This Weekend!


What: LCE will be helping with Dismas House’s ( resource center for former prisoners transitioning back into the Burlington community) annual Perennial Plant Sale.

Who: You! Only 5 spots left, so sign up now!

When/Where: Saturday April 25th from 9 am - 4 pm/Right here in Burlington!

For full details and sign up click here:


Volunteer Opportunity

Holocaust Remembrance Week is happening now (April 13-17). UVM Hillel​ has programs planned throughout the week they’re encouraging member’s of the community to attend. If you’d like to volunteer, please contact Alana Carey, the Hillel Social Justice Intern at 407-547-9580/