Global Connections | Residential Life | The University of Vermont(title)

Building bridges across cultures and perspectives, fostering mutual understanding, and empowering students to become global citizens through meaningful intercultural experiences.

Our Values


We aim to ignite a desire to explore, understand, and connect with diverse cultures through our programming. Curiosity is the first step as we begin to navigate the complexities of global interactions with empathy, respect, and open-mindedness.


We empower students to actively engage in promoting awareness, mobilizing support, and effecting positive change on a global scale. Our programming focuses on collaborative learning, meaningful dialogue, and experiential engagement to bring advocacy to the forefront of our community goals.


Above all, we aim to create a community that thrives on empathy, mutual respect, and appreciation for diverse experiences. Our programming creates opportunities for students to build meaningful connection and learn how to create and uphold community across differing identities.
students getting food at a friendsgiving Students holding traditional fans and decorations associated with Lunar New Year. Students holding a variety of flags representing Hispanic countries.

Signature Events

Friendsgiving: Sharing gratitude! Wonderful company and food supplied by our amazing local partners.

Cultural Celebrations: celebrating Lunar New Year!

Hispanic Heritage Month: Flag raising to represent various Hispanic countries and cultures.

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Ashley Hance

Program Director, Global Connections

Mary Noel Riby-Williams

Program Coordinator, Global Connections

Jasmine Wilkerson

Assistant Director of Residential Education, Athletic Campus

Johnathan Jones

Area Coordinator, Living/Learning, University Heights North, University Heights South

Katie Johnson

Living & Learning Office Manager