About Us

The Heart of Vermont

Freedom and Unity — that’s the Vermont state motto and we take it to heart. With the freedom to dig in and explore in the classroom, across our five campuses and additional learning sites, and around the Green Mountains through internships and community learning.  

Vermont State University is as complex and agile as our state itself. Students come first, always. The Vermont State experience is designed to empower students to thrive in their personal and professional lives, and to become facilitators of positive change in Vermont and beyond.  

We Are Better Together

Combining and building upon the history of Castleton University, Northern Vermont University, and Vermont Technical College, Vermont State University will become a single accredited institution on July 1, 2023, pending final approval of NECHE.

From north to south and east to west, Vermont State offers multiple campuses and learning sites to meet students where they are and where they want to be.  

At Vermont State University, we foster a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice and strive to be a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment. Vermont State University does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, national origin, place of birth, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, positive HIV-related blood test results, or any other status protected by state or federal law.