Enrichment Opportunities | College of Education and Social Services | The University of Vermont(title)

We are excited to offer our undergraduate and graduate students a variety of programs for developing identity, belonging, civic engagement and community. Explore a few of our offerings listed below. Look for these and other opportunities, events and activities we will advertise.

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Adjusting to university life and finding a sense of community can be difficult for many first-time first-year students. CommuniTEA is designed to help students develop a sense of identity, place, civic engagement, and community within CESS, UVM, the Burlington community, and Vermont as a whole.
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Cultivating, examining, and holding on to one's culture and identity can be a challenge for BIPOC students when attending a predominantly white institution (PWI). This program is aimed at centering BIPOC identities and intentionally supporting BIPOC students to feel comfortable and confident.
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CESS First-Gen Collective

The shift from high school to university is a hard transition for many students, especially for students who are the first in their families to do so. The CESS First-Gen Collective is aimed at ensuring that first-gen students develop skills, access resources, and find a supportive community.