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Our mission is to connect the campus and the local community and support proactive, collaborative initiatives to address shared challenges and opportunities.


PDF icon UVM OSCR Initiatives in Neighborhoods  University programs and services include off-campus living workshops, onflict resolution services, fraternity and sorority life neighbor relations sessions, babysitter-minglers, and Town-Gown group.

PDF icon Quality of Life Partnership - New initiatives, data, and progress  University partnership members include the City of Burlington Mayor's Office, Code Enforcement, Burlington Police Department, City Council and Neighbors.  On campus involvment includes Student and Community Relations, Center for Health and Wellbeing, Student Government Association, University Relations, Campus Planning Services, Community Coalition, and the Dean of Students Office.

Community Coalition  University students and staff, City administrators and leaders, and community members collaborating on quality of life issues and partnerships involving students as responsible community members.


PDF icon University-Burlington Annual Report The University provides $1.3 million to the City annually for fire services and other costs related to the it's impact on the City.
PDF icon UVM Resources the Community can use -   University resources the Community can use are plentiful from the University's Communications webpage with the Calendar of Events to Facebook to the University's Libraries- See what is offered!
  • Joe Speidel, Director Local Government and Community Relations

    Joe, 802-656-0299

    Joe has held positions at UVM in Career Services and the Development and Alumni Relations Office (now the UVM Foundation).  He earned a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree at Boston College, and a Master of Education degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs at UVM.  In 2009, he completed the Snelling Center's Vermont Leadership Institute and the Leadership Champlain program in 2016.

    Joe's volunteer involvement has included the United Way of Chittenden County, the ECOS Project, the Parallel Justice Commission, the Burlington Sustainability Partnership, and Vermont Stage Company.



UVM's Student and Community Relations Office Receives Top Award from International Town-Gown Group

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