At UVM, our culture of diversity and acceptance comes only from the active pursuit of it. Please allow us to walk you through the ways in which our administration, staff, faculty and students help to realize a safe and common ground at UVM. Establishing a diverse and inclusive culture is a priority at the University of Vermont. In fact, UVM holds that diversity and academic excellence are inseparable. Read UVM's Why Diversity Statement (PDF) and Our Common Ground Values.


Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strives to make their work accessible, affirming, and action-oriented to help ensure excellence is inclusive of everyone. DEI is leading academic and administrative units across campus in a strategic planning process to ensure policies, programs and strategies are in place to achieve inclusive excellence.

The division offers University-wide programming and educational opportunities that build inclusivity in higher education and also acts as a consultative resource to support the needs of individual units on campus.


Land Acknowledgement

The campus of the University of Vermont sits within a place of gathering and exchange, shaped by water and stewarded by ongoing generations of Indigenous peoples, in particular the Western Abenaki.

Acknowledging the relations between water, land, and people is in harmony with the mission of the university. Acknowledging the serious and significant impacts of our histories on Indigenous peoples and their homelands is a part of the university’s ongoing work of teaching, research, and engagement and an essential reminder of our past and our interconnected futures for the many of us gathered on this land.

UVM respects the Indigenous knowledge interwoven in this place and commits to uplifting the Indigenous peoples and cultures present on this land and within our community.

Initiatives and services that inspire and engage

The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has responsibility for bringing strategic attention to the human and social needs of the institution. We do this through a variety of initiatives and services that engage and inspire the entire UVM community. By integrating diversity and equity and human resource functions into strategically, purpose-driven initiatives and services, we support a culture of excellence at UVM that is diverse and inclusive.

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Dr. H. Lawrence McCrorey Award

The Dr. H. Lawrence McCrorey Award recognizes a faculty or staff member of color who demonstrates a commitment to Inclusive Excellence for those from underrepresented and marginalized backgrounds and whose work shows a legacy of effort toward equity, justice, and inclusion.

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