University of Vermont


Brief history of the LGBTQA Center

In 1999 a committee of students, staff, and faculty envisioned an office at UVM that could serve as a point of coordination for LGBTQ activity and history on campus and to help UVM understand and meet the needs of LGBTQ people and their allies and advocates. The office has grown through the years and today is one of the 6 offices of UVM's Diversity and Equity Unit. Learn more about LGBTQA history at UVM.

Our Mission and Vision

The LGBTQA Center's purpose is to work in collaboration with others to inspire the personal growth and empowerment of all LGBTQA people at UVM; by nurturing LGBTQ community; by advocating for just and equitable policies and practices, and by educating about LGBTQ experiences and perspectives.

Our guiding principle is LGBTQ liberation, defined as the freedom for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning, and their advocates, to live openly in an affirming community. We envision UVM as an inclusive learning community that nurtures LGBTQA individuals and listens to LGBTQA voices. We imagine a liberating university experience that recognizes LGBTQA people as their authentic selves, valuing them as partners in the pursuit of academic excellence, global stewardship, and equity.

Last modified December 18 2013 10:15 AM