Racial Aikido Retreat
Racial Aikido is an annual free retreat that was created by the ALANA Student Center and the Center for Cultural Pluralism in 2006. The retreat is facilitated by UVM staff of color for self-identifying students of color only. Racial Aikido seeks to prepare students of color with the knowledge and skills to understand their racial identities and learn various ways to combat racial microaggressions.
Examining White Identity Retreat
A Retreat for Undergraduate Students Who Self-Identify as White. It’s a new retreat specifically for white students to engage in building a stronger and inclusive campus community.
Women of Color Leadership Retreat
The annual Women of Color Leadership Retreat's intention is to provide a space for undergraduate, graduate, and professional staff and faculty to explore these questions while also taking time to strengthen our community and nurture authenticity through self-exploration.
Brotherhood provides an opportunity for self-identified men of color at UVM to build connections in a supportive environment. Spring semester dates forthcoming.
Summer Enrichment Scholars Program
The Summer Enrichment Scholars Program (SESP) is hosted by The Mosaic Center for Students of Color (MCSC) at The University of Vermont. The MCSC's mission is to increase the retention of students of color on campus by providing holistic support of their academic achievement, personal growth, identity formation, and cultural development.
Andrew Harris Commons Legacy Breakfast
The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion hosts and sponsors this signature event. The community gathers to honor the legacy and work of our UVM community members who have led the way to inspire and strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus.
The Andrew Harris Commons Breakfast honors the first African-American Graduate, Andrew Harris (1838), and his commitment to equality and justice
A Black Lives Matter Flag Dedication 2020
In 2016, UVM was the first institution of higher education in the United States to fly the Black Lives Matter (BLM) flag. Since then, thousands of other institutions across the country have followed our lead. After the first BLM flag flown was stolen, our community came together to hoist a second BLM flag handmade by former Director of Student Life Pat Brown and his wife Amy Huntington. The BLM flag will be prominently displayed in the University’s Mosaic Center for Students of Color to signify UVM’s continued commitment and dedication to Honoring Black lives.