photo of family at Babysitter Mingler, neighbors on Isham Street, and a cooking class

Our office aims to further the Division of Student Affairs' goal of helping students remain healthy, engaged, and successful during their time at UVM. Read on for more information about how theories like social justice and results-based accountability inform our work as an office.

  • Restorative Practices

    Residents of Fletcher Place standing in an opening circle at their annual block partyIn its most basic terms, we apply Restorative Practices (RP) by doing things “with” people - not “to” or “for” them. We use opening and closing circles at every meeting and event in order to build stronger relationships with partners - as shown in this photo, as residents of Flecther Place meet and get to know one another in an opening circle at their annual block party. When harm is done, we seek to repair the harm and rebuild trust by centering the experience of the person that was harmed. For more information on Restorative Practices, visit