The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion hosts and sponsors a number of engaging and relevant 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 our special events and programs below.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration & Education Series

January 25, 2024 at 4pm

Faculty, staff, students, and community members are encouraged to gather at the Ira Allen Chapel or online for DEI's annual celebration honoring the life and work of Dr. King. The 2024 Keynote speaker is Rev. Nelson N. Johnson, survivor of the Greensboro Massacre and founder of the Beloved Community Center.

MLK Celebration Keynote

Inclusive Excellence Symposium (formerly Blackboard Jungle)

March 18-22, 2024

An evolution of UVM’s Blackboard Jungle, the Inclusive Excellence Symposium explores what it means to be in community with UVM's Our Common Ground values.

Symposium Deatils

Andrew Harris Legacy Reception

A Celebration for the Community

Named after the first African American graduate of UVM, this annual event honors the legacy and work of UVM community members who have inspired and strengthened diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campus.

2023 Reception Details

Health Equity Summit

October 7-8, 2024

A collaboration between the University of Vermont and the UVM Health Network, this annual event showcases the exciting initiatives being developed and implemented across local and extended communities to dismantle institutional inequities that can lead to poor health outcomes, while improving patient experience, inspiring our communities and advancing health equity.

Health Equity Summit Website