Academic and Student Life Resources

Graduate Teaching Program

UVM’s Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL), Writing in the Disciplines Program (WID), and the Graduate College invite graduate students to participate in the Graduate Teaching Program. Graduate students completing the program can earn formal recognition from the Graduate College.

This program, designed for graduate students who are interested in pursuing teaching in higher education, provides encouragement and feedback in developing teaching philosophies, practices and strategies to prepare you to teach to a wide variety of students, support for preparing a teaching portfolio, a supportive community encouraging professional development.

Graduate Writing Center

The Graduate Writing Center offers free one-to-one and small group consultations for graduate student writers at work on a wide range of projects for academic and public audiences. Staffed by experienced tutors who hail from graduate programs across the campus, the Graduate Writing Center also supports graduate students in their writing through Sunday Graduate Writing Retreats, Friday Forums, and multi-day “camps” for thesis and dissertation writers.

Student Accessibility Services

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) offers: exam accommodations, meetings with Accessibility Specialists to receive advisement and advocacy around disability-related matters, ebooks, Deaf and Hard of Hearing services, notetaking and adaptive technology, as well as other programs and services. For a student with a diagnosis/condition that may be considered disabling, using accommodations and services at SAS could be a resource that helps break down barriers and insures equal access.  In order to be eligible for academic services through SAS, students should provide documentation about their disability and meet with a staff person to discuss their disability and their accommodations. 

UVM Student Research Conference

All UVM students performing research or creative projects under the mentorship of a UVM faculty member are encouraged to participate in the UVM Student Research Conference, which is a full day devoted to presentations by graduate and undergraduate students from all disciplines. This event is sponsored by the Vice President for Research, the Graduate College and the Honors College.

Statistical Software Support and Consulting Services

Located on the first floor of Howe Library in room 115, Statistical Software Support and Consulting Services provides help with statistical methodologies, data analysis, experimental design, and the use of statistical software. Please visit the Howe Library website for additional information.

Graduate Student Senate

The Graduate Student Senate (GSS), composed of graduate student representatives from various graduate programs, provides a forum for discussion of graduate student issues and assists the dean and the Executive Committee in matters affecting graduate students. Issues considered by GSS include academic matters, professional development and student life. GSS sponsors occasional social events and conducts a mini-grants program to support, in part, expenses associated with student travel for professional purposes.

Graduate Student Ombudsperson

The Graduate Student Ombudsperson is responsible for providing independent, confidential, informal and impartial assistance to graduate students on matters affecting their graduate education. The Graduate College ombudsperson is a designated neutral party and approaches each case impartially and without prejudice.  The Ombudsperson is committed to fairness, equity and the humane treatment of all parties.   

GRADNET

GRADNET is an electronic forum where graduate students, faculty, and staff discuss issues, research topics, graduate student life, and announcements that pertain to the graduate community. Subscription is voluntary. Please refer to the Graduate College website for further information and instructions to subscribe.

Interfaith Center

The Interfaith Center is open to all UVM students, staff, faculty, and affiliates for reflection, spiritual practice, conversation, education, and community building. The Center offers a peaceful space to study, pray, meditate, explore resources and talk with others who share a desire to explore faith across cultures. The Center hosts a number of programs throughout the year to bring people together and encourage conversation.

Prism Center

The Prism Center serves the diverse queer and trans communities at UVM. The Center supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students, as well as students whose identities fall in between or expand beyond those categories, and works to create a campus community where people of all sexual and gender identities can thrive. The Center offers opportunities for all members of UVM's LGBTQA+ and allied communities to be together, build community and learn from one another. The Prism Center holds a variety of events, social and educational programs, and training & advocacy opportunities throughout the year for students, staff, and faculty members. 

The Mosaic Center for Students of Color

The vision for the Mosaic Center for Students of Color (MCSC) is to create a diverse and rich community of empowered, engaged, and enthusiastic students of color at UVM. The MCSC is designed to connect students with resources to assist them in their journey and with one another. The Center fully supports the holistic development of self-identified students of color so that they can reach their goals for academic achievement, personal growth, identity formation, and cultural development. The MCSC administers a variety of programs throughout the year.

Women and Gender Equity Center

The Women and Gender Equity Center (WAGE) envisions a diverse and equitable learning environment for all members of the UVM community. The WAGE Center strives to provide programming, education, and events that connect our community through the exploration of the intersections of their gender and other identities.