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 nurtures LGBTQA* community, advocates for just and equitable policies and practices, and educates people throughout the university about LGBTQA* experiences and perspectives. 

Our vision is a university that inspires the personal growth and empowerment of all LGBTQA* people at UVM. Our guiding principle is LGBTQA* liberation, defined as the freedom for people who identify with sexual orientations and/or gender identities that fall outside the mainstream, to live openly in affirming community. We envision UVM as an inclusive learning community that nurtures LGBTQA* individuals and listens to LGBTQA* voices. We imagine a liberatory academic environment that recognizes and celebrates LGBTQA* people as their authentic selves and values them as partners in the pursuit of academic excellence, global stewardship, and equity.

* LGBTQA includes everyone who identifies with sexual orientations and/or gender identities that fall outside the mainstream

Last modified November 17 2015 10:48 AM