Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Students from Vermont Tech's Multicultural Club pose for a group photo

We at Vermont Tech are committed to developing, supporting, and enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion for all members of our community. The Vermont State College system has adopted the following definitions of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This provides a common platform for us to further develop a college that fosters equity, inclusion and belonging for all within our community.

Vermont Tech students lined up for a photo at a Student Life event, Randolph Center campus, smiling


Individual differences (e.g., personality, learning styles, and life experiences) and group/social differences (e.g., race/ethnicity, class, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, country of origin, physical or cognitive abilities, as well as cultural, political, religious, or other affiliations) that can be engaged in the service of learning.


The active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in communities (intellectual, social, cultural, geographical). This engagement with diversity has the potential to increase one’s awareness, content knowledge, cognitive sophistication, and empathic understanding of the complex ways individuals interact within systems and institutions.


Creating opportunities for equal access and success for historically underrepresented populations, such as racial and ethnic minority and low-income students, in three main areas:

  • Representational equity, the proportional participation at all levels of an institution;
  • Resource equity, the distribution of educational resources in order to close equity gaps; and
  • Equity-mindedness, the demonstration of an awareness of and willingness to address equity issues among institutional leaders and staff.

At Vermont Tech we are the “builders,” the “innovators,” and the “doers.”  Together we can take those same Vermont Tech values and build a more equitable, just, and inclusive community.


Each month we will highlight learning opportunities, events, speakers and Heritage Month information. We will also highlight student, faculty and staff who are supporting our efforts to make Vermont Tech a more equitably and inclusive community.

Stay tuned for additional information and our first newsletter.

In the meantime, contact us!
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