Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion believes excellence should be inclusive of the entire University of Vermont (UVM) community and is steadfastly committed to this belief. Every day, our Division strives to make our work accessible, affirming, and action-oriented to help ensure excellence is inclusive of everyone.

Dr. Wanda Heading-Grant is the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of Vermont. She leads units that provide university-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion programs. These programs include educational opportunities to continually support the furtherance of inclusivity in higher education, not only at the University of Vermont but across the nation. The Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion reports to the President and the Provost and advises senior leadership on essential policies, programs, and strategies to achieve inclusive excellence and to ensure that all who are in and a part of the university community receive the support necessary to thrive.

Vice President's Corner

Recent News & University Communications


First Year Convocation

Identity Centers @UVM

Our mission is strongly tied to our desire for a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. The Identity Centers assist in the advancement of diversity, equity and inclusion by providing a sense of community and belonging to students, faculty, and staff, supporting all members of the community and engaging in programming uniquely designed to support UVM. Get connected today!

Identity Centers


Andrew Harris Commons

Programs & Initiatives

In our focus to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion, we are continually supporting and developing programs and initiatives that provide a space for educating, equipping and ensuring these principles guide us at UVM!


Programs & Initiatives


Blackboard Jungle SymposiumSignature Events

The Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion hosts and sponsors a number of Signature Events that move diversity, equity, and inclusion forward at UVM . We invite all members of the UVM community to find out more about each of these events!

Signature Events



Convocation WalkInclusivity Professional Development and Resources

The Office of the Vice President focuses on strategic initiatives that address patterns of inequity at the institutional level. For example, The Office of the Vice President coordinates University-wide implementation of Inclusive Excellence at UVM: A Framework for Building a More Diverse, Inclusive, and Multiculturally Competent Campus and plans and hosts engaging Faculty & Staff Diversity & Inclusion educational opportunities. 

Professional Development & Resources