WHAT SETS UVM RESLIFE APART?
For students and staff alike, we use Restorative Practices (RP) as a foundation to help build healthy, engaged, and successful communities, and to inform the way we respond when harm occurs. Most often this takes the form of circles, which are a way of structuring communal time to ensure that all present are able to have their voices included. RP emphasizes the value of building connections individually and as a community. It can be a useful tool for residence halls, towns, neighborhoods, and even families. More about restorative practices.
A REPRESENTATIVE STAFF COMMUNITY.
In our department, social justice and intercultural competence are not merely talking points, but espoused values. Our staff is committed to engaging in the self-work, skill development, and knowledge acquisition necessary to create inclusive communities. This approach enhances our capacity to reach across difference while accounting for the historical and institutional impacts of colonialization, power, and oppression.
STUDENTS LIVE WHERE THEY LEARN.
Our students live and thrive in Learning Communities, which are designed to bring students with a shared interest together. Community is built around a common theme, faculty engagement, and easily accessible events and activities coordinated by a dedicated program staff. In late October, current students complete a housing and meal plan contract for the following year. More about Learning Communities.