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
As the LGBTQA Center, our purpose is to work collaboratively on behalf of all LGBTQ people at UVM to inspire their personal growth and empowerment; to nurture them in community; to advocate for their liberation, and to educate for social justice. We define liberation as the freedom for all people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning, and their advocates, to live openly in an affirming community.
We envision 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 August 23 2013 03:00 PM