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 provide statistical software support and general statistical consulting to students.

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 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 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 the University of Vermont. They support and empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students, as well as students whose identities fall in between or expand beyond those categories, and work to create a campus community where people of all sexual and gender identities can thrive.  They are committed to working with all members of the UVM community to create a more socially just, equitable, and inclusive campus through education, advocacy and community building. 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 Mosaic Center for Students of Color (MCSC) fully supports the holistic development of African, Latino(a), Asian, Native American, Multiracial and New American students so that as confident students of color they attain their goals for academic achievement, personal growth, identity formation, and cultural development. The MCSC administers a variety of programs throughout the year.