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From Involved Students to Dynamic Leaders

Academics are central to a college education, but they are only part of the transformation that occurs during a student’s four years on campus. Research shows that student life outside the classroom directly impacts overall success. At UVM, the Division of Student Affairs encompasses all activities beyond academics that help students be healthy, engaged and successful. We assist students from first-year orientation through graduation and beyond as they secure their first job or enroll in graduate school.

Move Mountains: The Campaign for the University of Vermont will strengthen programs that foster and integrate students’ personal, academic and co-curricular development — better preparing them for their careers and lives. Join us.

Advancing Student Health

UVM has several unique initiatives to support students’ healthy habits and choices. For example, Wellness Environment combines community programming (mindfulness, nutrition, fitness and mentoring) with an innovative classroom experience. We also aim to further programs that contribute to a positive campus environment, including establishing a Men’s Identity and Personal Leadership Center and ensuring broad-based participation in intervention programs, such as those targeting sexual assault, suicide awareness and substance abuse.

Strengthening Student Engagement

We want to provide support for an Emerging Leaders Program for first-year students as well as more comprehensive leadership education for upperclassmen. Campaign gifts could advance successful activities such as the TREK program, which provides freshmen with small group experiences in the wilderness or community organizations before classes start. Other goals include establishing a day of community service, reducing club sport fees and constructing a new Outing Club facility.

Promoting Student Success

Through the campaign, we will invest in a full range of career programs, including our new 4 Year Plan for Career Success. We also hope to expand first-year residential experiences to all seven schools and colleges. Finally, we aim to open a new advising center to provide centralized academic advising; expand the Defining Excellence Award for students with disabilities; and advance the Universal Design for Learning peer tutoring program.