Discovering UVM

Hello and Welcome!

Greetings from Beverly Colston, director of The Mosaic Center for Students of Color (MCSC), which welcomes all students, but particularly supports the holistic development of African, Latina/o, Asian, Native American, Multiracial and New American students on campus. Congratulations on your acceptance to UVM; we look forward to meeting you and your family. This spring we have a number of events designed for you to meet with faculty, staff, and students, and to see all that UVM has to offer:

I hope you'll stop in and get to know us, and that you'll use the information in this website as you consider UVM. Visit our center's website.

Unlimited resources and support for Students of Color

The University of Vermont is a predominantly (88%) white university, and I can't pretend you won't find challenges here. The MCSC, along with other departments across campus, works hard to promote and celebrate the many cultures found within our community; and our faculty and staff are committed to providing the necessary resources and support for students of color. You might consider involvement in the following groups:

UVM Students of Color perspectives

Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to decide if UVM is the right match for you. Let these students lend their UVM perspectives:

  • Winny

    Hometown: Malden, MA --  Majors: Human Development and Family Studies and Spanish

    Activities: It wasn’t until I got here that I hiked and kayaked for the first time, learned what “crunchy granola” meant, found some of the best running trails around and am now a proud coffee snob, too. Beyond this, some of my most memorable moments include serving as president of the Asian American Student Union, as an intern for the Admissions Office, as a developmental intern for the nonprofit DREAM program, and now, am currently doing my practicum at the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program.

    Why I chose UVM: As a senior living through my last semester and reflecting on my experience here, I can honestly say that I have no regrets. Though I had my hesitations in the beginning, I’m so happy to have challenged myself and to experience what being outside of the city is like. UVM was the perfect distance away from home—it was close enough for me to bus back to Boston, but far enough to explore my individuality away from home.