At Vermont State University, we are committed to nurturing a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment where all members of the community are valued and respected.
We acknowledge the variety of perspectives and experiences we each bring to the community, work to understand how our backgrounds influence our beliefs, actions, and interactions with one another, and value our differences for how they challenge our thinking and enrich our community.
Our commitment is expressed partly through the resources we make available to support this vision of community. Below, find ways to receive support and get involved.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Resources
You Belong Here
We’re glad you’re part of the Vermont State community and are confident you will thrive here. We’ve assembled some resources you might find useful as you navigate student life both inside the classroom and beyond.
Vermont State welcomes students from around the world. Find information and resources to support you from application through to graduation.
Military & Veteran Students
We’re here to help you be successful. From admissions assistance to mental health services, we’ll connect you with the support you need to thrive.
You can face unique challenges when English isn’t your first language. We’re here to help you reach your full potential at Vermont State, both academically and socially. Resources include tutoring, language support, cultural literacy, and our Pathway Program for those working to achieve English proficiency requirements for admission to their degree program.
Anti-Racism at Vermont State University
At Vermont State, we want to be active agents of change. That means proactively looking for ways to better understand the dynamics of racism, how we may be contributing to the systemic problems that exist, and what we can do to create a more equitable atmosphere where all can realize the full benefits of the education we provide.
Another way we show this commitment is through our system-wide Diversity Statement. Through it we establish three pillars to the work of DEISJ:
- Personal Knowledge of DEISJ – a commitment to providing opportunities for personal growth and understanding of DEISJ.
- Professional Knowledge of DEISJ – a commitment to providing access to training and education to strengthen knowledge of DEISJ.
- Data-informed Practices – basing decisions and policies we make on data, including the impacts of those decisions on different populations.