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Vermont State University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
62 Alumni Dr
Randolph Center, Vermont 05061
(888) 398-8878
School Information
"Across five campuses with additional sites that meet you where you are and where you want to be, we’re more than a university. We’re a vast community as complex, agile, and inspiring as the state we call home. From furniture-making to fractal geometry and football, there’s nowhere your education can’t take you with Vermont State University. (source: "Vermont State offers it all — Small classes with dedicated faculty. A five-campus university with cross-campus opportunities. Accessible and affordable education. So many opportunities to make the personal connections that will help you build your future. (Source:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • Castleton’s NAACP Student Chapter hosted several Black History Month events with the University’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The university president pledged to "Support anti-racism training for staff and faculty."
  • One of the "three pillars" of VSU's diversity statement is "a commitment to providing access to training and education to strengthen knowledge of DEISJ [Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice]."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The university president pledged to "Review our curriculum in order to combat systemic racism and implicit bias."
  • The university president pledged to "Provide co-curricular programming about racism and white privilege."
  • The university hosted the CuSeeMe Convocation, a part of the subcommittee of the Castleton campus Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.
  • Vermont State Colleges trustees instituted an "anti-racism pledge," along with a "racial equity audit."
  • The Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice is "[c]harged with proactively advancing university goals related to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice."
Symbolic Actions
  • Castleton's NAACP Student Chapter re-raised its Black Lives Matter flag in February 2022.
  • VSU links to Vermont State College's "Anti-Racism Pledge" and states the following: "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."
Last updated February 26th, 2024
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