Presidential Commissions


President's Commission on Diversity & Inclusion:

The mission of the President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion is to make recommendations to the President, acting as a catalyst and advocate in furthering the University’s goal of creating a community of mutual engagement for all identity groups. There are multitudes of ways in which we may differ: age, economic class, religion, linguistic history, national origin, physical abilities, and social background, to name a few. The goal of the University is to engage all identity groups to be full members of the campus community. more...

President's Commission on Racial Diversity:

The mission of the President’s Commission on Racial Diversity is to make recommendations to the President, acting as a catalyst and advocate in diversifying and strengthening UVM to be a national model for how racial and ethnic equity can be achieved in a university context. Racial and ethnic diversity contributes to a broader learning environment and stronger campus community for all members of the University. more...

President's Commission on The Status of Women:

The mission of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women is to make recommendations to the President, acting as a catalyst and advocate in enhancing the institutional voice of, and ensuring an environment of equity for, all women at UVM. The full participation of all women within a supportive, safe, and affirming campus community enriches and strengthens the University. more...

President's Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equity:

The mission of the President’s Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Equity is to make recommendations to the President, acting as a catalyst and advocate in ensuring equity for members of the LGBTQA community, and addressing sexual orientation and gender identity issues throughout the University. Ensuring a safe, positive, fully engaging university experience for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, faculty and staff enriches the campus community. more...

President's Commission on Social Change:

The mission of the President’s Commission on Social Change is to make recommendations to the President, acting as a catalyst and advocate in addressing key challenges facing the health and safety of UVM’s campus community. Challenges such as bias, gender-based and sexual violence, and the abuse of alcohol and drugs, impede the University’s goal of academic excellence in an inclusive, welcoming and safe campus community. more...