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Spring 2018



A message from the Dean of Students

The health and safety of the University community is a primary concern. As a member of this community, it is important that all students understand the policies that establish community standards and the resources that are available for support. It is our goal that all students be healthy, successful and engaged.

Please review this information carefully and contact the Vice Provost & Dean of Students Office if you have questions or concerns.



Student Health & Safety Policy Notice

Student Alcohol, Cannabis and Other Drug Use Policy

It is essential that the members of this community recognize that the misuse and abuse of alcohol, the use of Cannabis and other Illicit Drugs, and the illicit use of controlled substances constitute a threat to the educational mission of the University, a violation of state and/or federal law and a violation of University policy.

Things to Note:

  • Students 21 or older may consume alcohol on University property or at University sponsored events only in areas where the University expressly allows the sale or consumption of alcohol.
  • No person, regardless of age, is permitted to possess or consume alcohol within the on-campus residential areas of the University.
  • It is against university policy to possess or use Illicit Drugs, including Cannabis.
  • If students are found in violation of the Alcohol, Cannabis and Other Drug Use Policy, interventions and sanctions may be implemented based on the circumstances and severity of the incident, and the student's conduct history.

Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy

This policy articulates an institutional commitment to individual and public safety and to elimination, preventing, and addressing the effects of sexual  harassment and misconduct, which includes sexual assault, relationship violence, gender-based stalking, and sexual exploitation.

Please keep in mind, when a Responsible Employee (including RAs) receives information that an incident of sexual misconduct or harassment involving members of the University community may have occurred, the Employee must notify the university’s Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity for appropriate follow-up. Counseling and Psychiatry Services and the Victim’s Advocate are confidential services that are available in such circumstances.

Important Resources:

To report a crime:
Police Services - 911

For Counseling: 
Counseling and Psychiatry Services (CAPS)
(802) 656-3340

For Medical Services:
Student Health Services
(802) 656-3350

For Victim’s Advocate Services: 
Campus Victim’s Advocate 
Judy Rickstad (located in the Women’s Center)
(802) 656-7892 or (802) 656-9538

To report sexual misconduct and/or harassment: 
Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity
428 Waterman Building Burlington, VT 05405
P: (802) 656-3368 | F: (802) 656-8223


At the University of Vermont, we encourage all students to get involved in and become members of the over 200 organizations, teams, and other groups offered on campus. As you look to get involved, please be aware that when your participation in these groups is linked with involvement in hazing activities, the educational purpose is compromised and can endanger the health and safety of you and/or other university community members.

Hazing means any act committed by a person, whether individually or in concert with others, against a member of the University community in connection with joining, pledging, being initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in, or gaining or maintaining membership in any group or organization that is recognized by the University, including varsity athletics teams, and that is intended to have the effect of, or should reasonably be expected to have the effect of, socially or physically isolating, humiliating, intimidating, or demeaning the individual(s) or otherwise endangering their mental or physical health. Hazing also includes soliciting, directing, aiding, or otherwise participating actively or passively in such acts, and occurs regardless of the consent or willingness of a person to participate in the activity.

Medical Withdrawal

Students who seek to withdraw from the University because of a physical or mental health condition must contact the Dean’s office of their School or College to discuss their intention to medically withdraw. As necessary, the Dean or his/her designee will confer with appropriate campus medical or psychological professionals in order to make a determination regarding the student’s request.

Personal Safety & Security

In a possible or actual emergency situation, students are strongly encouraged to report threats or acts of violence immediately to UVM Police Services.

Discrimination and Harassment

The University of Vermont strictly prohibits discrimination against, and harassment of, its students, employees, and affiliates on the basis of an individual’s membership in a legally protected category as defined in the University’s Equal Opportunity in Educational Programs and Activities and Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policies. Harassment is illegal under both state and federal law. Campus community members found to be in violation of this Policy will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment, suspension or dismissal from the University, and/or referral for criminal investigation and prosecution under applicable law. Complaints about discrimination and harassment and inquiries regarding the University's Discrimination and Harassment policy should be directed to: 

Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity
428 Waterman Building Burlington, VT 05405
P: (802) 656-3368 | F: (802) 656-8223



Student Alcohol, Cannabis & Other Drug Policy

Student Alcohol, Cannabis & Other Drugs Sanction Guideline

Sexual Harassment and Misconduct


Medical Withdrawal

Personal Safety & Security

Discrimination and Harassment 


Students are encouraged to report all alleged policy violations to Police Services or the appropriate University Official at any time. To understand more detailed options for reporting, please refer to the following websites:

Report a Suspicious or Potential Criminal Act

Report a Concern (CARE Form)

Report an Incident of Bias, Harassment, or Discrimination

Medical Amnesty Program


Counseling & Psychiatry Services 

Center for Student Conduct

Vice Provost & Dean of Students Office

Enterprise Technology Services

Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity

Police Services

Student Health Services

Sexual Conduct Education & Resources

Campus Victim's Advocate



Vice Provost & Dean of Students Office
Nicholson House 
41 S. Prospect Street 
Burlington, VT 05405 

(802) 656 - 3380
(802) 656 - 3467
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