University of Vermont

Apply to Next Step

On this page, you'll find the forms to apply to participate in this year's Next Step retreat or to let someone know about Next Step! Each form has its own date of availability and deadline as indicated below. If you have any questions regarding the forms, please email The Next Step Logistics Team. Also if you cannot access the application materials for any reason, please contact Nicole Potestivo at nicole.potestivo@uvm.edu or (802) 656-2060.

How do I Apply?

  • Apply to be a Facilitator

    Next Step facilitators are the glue that holds the retreat together and makes it work. As a facilitator, you will have the opportunity to make an impact on the lives of undergraduate and graduate students while supporting and challenging them in a safe environment.

    Facilitator applications are due by 11:59PM on Wednesay, October 15th. A valid UVM NetID and password are required to log-in to the Lynx system and fill out the application. Please take a moment to familliarize yourself with the expectations of Next Step Facilitators.

  • Apply to be a Participant

    Next Step Participants are made up of roughly 65 undergraduate and graduate students participants who are interested in learning how to become better change agents and activists against racism, sexism, heterosexism, ableism, religious discrimination, classism and other socially constructed oppressions.

    Participant applications are due by Monday, November 10th at 11:59PM. A valid UVM NetID and password are required to log-in to the Lynx system and fill out the application. Please take a moment to familliarize yourself with the expectations of Next Step Participants.

  • E-Mail a Friend

    Do you know someone who would love to be a Next Step Facilitator or Participant? Encourage them to apply by letting them know about the great learning and leadership opportunities available to them through this program.

What does the Selection Process look like?

We're really excited by you're interested in joining our program - it's true! After you submit your application, A small team of Next Step alumni, logistics team, and the advisory committee will take part in the selection process for both facilitators and participants for the retreat.

Please note that any member of the UVM community can apply to facilitate for Next Step, however only students (undergraduate and graduate) can apply to participate.

Anything Else I Should Know?

Applying to take part in Next Step (facilitator or participant) requires a significant time commitment, including before the retreat. We recommend familliarizing yourself with the Facilitator or Participant sections of our site for more information on any dates that you should mark on your calendar so you can plan accordingly.