Resume Assistance

Start With a Winning Resume Resume Assistance Tools The following downloadable documents provide resume writing guidelines and samples to assist students in their job hunt: Resume Guidelines Making Your Resume Scannable Activities to Include on Your Resume Resume Example 1 Resume Example 2 Other Resume Examples Cover Letter and References […]

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Resume Assistance Tools

The following downloadable documents provide resume writing guidelines and samples to assist students in their job hunt:

Volunteer Opportunities

This page is dedicated to showcasing various opportunities for volunteer work in the Vermont Tech community. Questions? Interested in learning more? Contact: Dana Mitchell Coordinator of Student Activities & Community Service (802) 728-1319 / (802) 318-5995 dana.mitchell@vtc.edu Volunteer Opportunities If you have a volunteer opportunity for Vermont Tech to consider, […]

This page is dedicated to showcasing various opportunities for volunteer work in the Vermont Tech community.

Questions? Interested in learning more?

Contact:

Dana Mitchell
Coordinator of Student Activities & Community Service
(802) 728-1319 / (802) 318-5995
dana.mitchell@vtc.edu

Volunteer Opportunities

If you have a volunteer opportunity for Vermont Tech to consider, please fill out this short survey.

ARTS BUS, INC.

Organization Description

An arts non-profit serving Central Vermont children and families.

Website

http://artsbusvt.org/

Positions

Event Volunteers: Help with setting up events, decorating, serving food, helping children with art projects and cleaning. We also welcome volunteers to bake, provide music, or teach an art technique.

Office Volunteers: Help with preparing mailings and cleaning/organizing the bus.

Tech Volunteers: Taking photographs at events, creating videos for online content, assistance with website and social media campaigns.

Hours

Weekday business hours, three hour afternoon or evening event shifts weekends, and weekday evenings

Location

Kimball Library
Randolph, VT
05061

To volunteer, please contact:

Heather DeLeone
Development Director
developmentdirector@artsbusvt.org
802-274-2908

CENTRAL VERMONT ADULT BASIC EDUCATION

Organization Description

Central Vermont Basic Education provides, basic reading, math, writing, and computer skills to adults and teens. Programs also provide individuals with preparation for earning a GED or high school diploma and help with learning English as a second language.

Website

www.cvabe.org

Positions

Volunteer Teacher, Volunteer Mentor, and Volunteer Reception/office work

Position Descriptions

We need volunteers to teach, mentor, and support students as they work to achieve their various goals.

Hours

Generally M-F 9-5, some evenings too

Location

Six learning center locations in Central Vermont

To volunteer, please contact:

Gale Rome
Volunteer Coordinator
grome@cvabe.org
802-476-4588

CENTRAL VERMONT COUNCIL ON AGING

Organization Description

Central Vermont Council on Aging is the leading expert and advocate in healthy aging for central Vermonters. We respect the wishes of aging persons to age at home, remain healthy, and stay active and connected to the communities they know and love.

Website

https://www.cvcoa.org/

Position

Direct Service Volunteers

Position Description

Our direct service volunteers provide companionship, transportation, computer assistance, grocery shopping and organizing help, or other services. Ideal volunteers are compassionate towards seniors, open-minded, patient, caring and understanding.

Hours

Variable

To volunteer, please

Contact

Sarah Semler
Volunteer Coordinator
ssemler@cvoa.org
802-476-0151

Visit

http://www.cvcoa.org/volunteering.html

CHANDLER MUSIC HALL

Organization Description:

Chandler Center for the Arts is located in downtown Randolph and is committed to the community, bringing arts to them and involving them in community events.

Website:

https://www.chandler-arts.org/

Positions

Night of performance help; various building help; New World Festival; miscellaneous

Position Descriptions

Night of performance help generally involves monitoring the Intermission Bake Sale Table.  Other jobs might include cleaning or maintenance of building, help with particular shows such as mini-mud, mud season variety show, or other events.

Hours

Variable

Location

71 North Main Street
Randolph, VT
05061

To volunteer, please contact:

Marda Donner
volunteer@chandler-arts.org

JOSLYN HOUSE

Organization Description

A shared house for the elderly

Website

https://racdc.com/joslyn-house

Positions

Various

Position Descriptions

Companionship to an elderly person. Help with various kitchen chores.

Hours

9am-7pm

Location

16 Maple St.
Randolph, VT
05060

To volunteer, please contact:

Becky Wright
Resident Manager
dingwright@yahoo.com
802-728-9343

RANDOLPH AREA FOOD SHELF

Organization Description

The Randolph Area Food Shelf is an all-volunteer organization that has been serving our local communities since 1977. Its mission is to provide food to people in need in the towns of Randolph, Braintree, Brookfield, and East Granville.

Website

http://www.randolphareafoodshelf.org/

Positions

Various

Position Descriptions

Must be 18 years or older for most volunteer tasks. Responsibilities vary by position but could include sorting food, stocking shelves, registering and checking out clients, or helping out at special events. Skills related to marketing, graphic design, and data analysis would also be valuable, depending on the position. Familiarity with Microsoft Excel a plus.

Hours

The Food Shelf storefront is open Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 3-5 p.m., Tuesday from 1-5 p.m., and Thursday from 5-7 p.m. Volunteers are needed during these shifts. There are also other volunteer opportunities, including special events and other tasks that do not require the Food Shelf to be open.

Location

12 Prince Street, Unit 3,
Randolph, VT
05060

To volunteer, please visit:

http://www.randolphareafoodshelf.org/Volunteer.php

RANDOLPH SENIOR CENTER

Organization Description

Randolph Senior Center is open four days a week for the public. We package and deliver Meals on Wheels to area residents, serve lunch at the center and encourage adults to come in for different activities.

Position

Volunteer for Tech Support

Position Description

Helping seniors to use their computers, Kindles, smartphones. Drawing up a plan for a multi-media service. Can be once every two weeks.

Hours

5 hours twice a month

Location

6 Hale St.
Randolph, VT
05060

To volunteer, please contact:

Emilie Daniel
Executive Director
randolphsc@gmail.com

SAFELINE

Organization Description

Safeline provides free and confidential services in Orange and northern Windsor Counties for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking.  We have a 24/7 toll free number, and provide emotional support, safety planning, legal and economic advocacy, prevention and education and more.

Website

https://www.safelinevt.org/

Positions

  • Answering Hotline: training provided, flexible shifts, staff back-up always available
  • Community Outreach: tabling at events, putting up posters & displays)
  • Building Maintenance: cleaning, yard work, small building repairs
  • Clerical: copying, collating, mailings, etc.
  • Fundraising: raffles, staffing events, collecting town appropriation signatures or representing Safeline at Town Meetings
  • Board Membership: governing body, legally & financially responsible for the organization

Call them to brainstorm about your skills & interests and how that may match a need for their organization.

Safeline Volunteer Opportunities

Hours

Variable

To volunteer, please

Contact:

Judy Szeg
Educator/Office & Volunteer Coordinator
judy@safelinevt.org
802-685-7900 ext. 307

Visit:

Safeline Volunteer Application

TRIO

The TRIO/SSS program is a federally funded program aimed at helping first generation, low-income students, or students with a disability succeed in college. These grants originated over 50 years ago and are meant to ‘level the playing field’ for students who were historically less likely to succeed in college. Each year, […]

The TRIO/SSS program is a federally funded program aimed at helping first generation, low-income students, or students with a disability succeed in college.

These grants originated over 50 years ago and are meant to ‘level the playing field’ for students who were historically less likely to succeed in college. Each year, usually 75% of incoming Vermont Tech students are eligible under one of these criteria.

The national TRIO motto is “TRIO works”. This is exemplified by the fact that in the fall of 2018, only 4% of Vermont Tech students placed on academic probation were in our TRIO program.

The TRIO/SSS Program offers:

  • Study skills assistance
  • Career counseling and occupational information
  • Transfer counseling and resume assistance
  • Individual tutoring for most courses
  • Personal and academic issues
  • Peer mentoring from a successful Vermont Tech student for first-year TRIO students
  • Learning style assessment so that you study smarter for your style instead of more using a style that is not yours
  • Regular meetings with a professional staff

If you would like to see if you qualify for the TRIO/SSS program, call (802) 728-1396 to arrange for a short interview and complete an application.

Student Code of Conduct

Vermont Technical College’s Student Handbook exists both to protect the rights of all students and to hold students responsible for actions that negatively impact the College and its community. All students are expected to be familiar with their rights and responsibilities as set forth below. Vermont Technical College (VTC or […]

Vermont Technical College’s Student Handbook exists both to protect the rights of all students and to hold students responsible for actions that negatively impact the College and its community. All students are expected to be familiar with their rights and responsibilities as set forth below.

Vermont Technical College (VTC or College) is one of the member institutions of the Vermont State Colleges System (VSCS). Any reference to the policies and procedures of Vermont Technical College incorporates the policies and procedures of the Vermont State Colleges System as well.

A. Rights and Responsibilities

Vermont Technical College is an academic community in which all students, faculty, administrators, and staff have a shared responsibility for the community’s growth and well-being. Students may exercise their rights, as determined by state and federal law, without interference by the College. As members of the community, students can reasonably expect that the College and its associated offices, programs, employees, and organizations will respect their rights.

In return, the College reasonably expects students to be responsible for knowing and complying with all VTC policies, including any modifications to such policies. VTC may amend its policies at any time and for any reason without notice.  Reasonable efforts will be made to post amended policies promptly on the College website. Students are expected to be familiar with applicable policies and any modifications.

All members of the Vermont Technical College community are prohibited from violating the Vermont State College and Vermont Tech policies and procedures.

Questions regarding policies should be referred to the office responsible for implementing and enforcing the policies.

Jason Enser
Dean of Student Affairs
Conant Hall, Randolph Center, VT 05061
Jason.Enser@vtc.edu
(802) 728-1434

Emile Fredette
Director of Public Safety
Admin Building, Randolph Center, VT 05061
Emile.Fredette@vtc.edu
(802) 728-1292

A listing of all College policies may be found on the Portal by going to the VTC Administration section under the My Vermont Tech menu or here.

A listing of the Vermont State Colleges System’s Student Affairs policies may be viewed here.

Additional information about Policy 311 and Policy 311-A, including resources, FAQs, copies of policies and procedures, and information on how to file a report may be found at RESOLVE.

1. Freedom of Expression

The College considers freedom of inquiry and discussion to be part of a student’s educational development. The College recognizes the right of its students to engage in discussions, to exchange thoughts and opinions, and to speak, write, or publish on any subject, in accordance with the guarantees of the United States and Vermont Constitutions, as well as applicable state and federal law.

However, there are recognized constitutional limits on freedom of expression, including, but not limited to: defamation (libel and slander), fighting words, true threats, inciting an imminent lawless action, and certain forms of obscenity. Furthermore, material disruption to the College’s operations and educational mission is not acceptable. The College may place reasonable limits on the time, place and manner in which expressive conduct may occur. (Posting policy)

VSC Policy 311 (Non-discrimination and Prevention of Harassment) provides that:

The VSC recognizes that the protection of free and open speech and the open exchange of ideas are essential to any academic or artistic community, and crucial for the activity of scholars and artists. The VSC also recognizes its obligation under policy and collective bargaining agreements to respect the academic freedom of faculty members. This Policy is meant neither to proscribe nor to inhibit discussions, in or out of the classroom, of complex, controversial, or sensitive matters, including race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, national origin, place of birth, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, or HIV-positive status, when in the judgment of a reasonable person such discussions arise appropriately and with respect for the dignity of others. The VSC is a community of learners and as such recognizes and affirms that free, honest intellectual inquiry, debate, and constructive dialogue are vital to the academic mission of the VSC and must be protected even when the views expressed are unpopular or controversial.

The VSC also recognizes, however, that verbal conduct can be used specifically to intimidate or coerce and to inhibit genuine discourse, free inquiry, and learning. Such abuses are unacceptable. If someone believes that another’s speech or writing is offensive, wrong, or hurtful, he or she is encouraged to express that judgment in the exercise of his or her own freedom of speech or to seek redress when appropriate.

Students are expected to be familiar with and comply with VSC Policy 311: Non-discrimination and Prevention of Harassment and Related Unprofessional Conduct and VSC Policy 502: Computing and Telecommunications Technology Conditions of Use Policy.

2. Assembly and Protest

Students have the right to assemble in an orderly manner and engage in peaceful protest, demonstration, or picketing that does not disrupt the normal operations of the College, threaten the health or safety of any person, damage or destroy property, interfere with traffic on public streets, or otherwise violate VTC’s policies and procedures.

3. Religion and Association

Students have the right to observe their religious beliefs and to associate with religious, political, or other organizations of their choice in College facilities, provided they do so in a way that respects the rights of other members of the community and complies with the Student Code of Conduct, and VTC’s policies and procedures.  Students seeking religious accommodations should contact the Student Affairs Office.

4. Privacy, Search and Seizure

Students have a right to privacy and to be free from unreasonable searches or unlawful arrest on campus property, including in the residence halls on the Randolph Center and Williston campuses. Students also have a responsibility to respect the privacy of other members of the College community in their persons and in their places of residence.

However, College property is not a safe haven for unlawful activity. The College housing contract contains a provision whereby students provide consent to having their rooms searched. If College authorities have reason to suspect a violation of College policy or state or federal law, they have the right to investigate, including entry into rooms in the residence halls, without prior notice or specific consent, and to search for and confiscate evidence of any violation. This includes searching in closed spaces, such as wardrobes, closets, desks, drawers, refrigerators, bags, boxes, knapsacks, etc. Items that may be confiscated include, but are not limited to, alcoholic beverages and empty containers, controlled substances without a prescription, drug paraphernalia, weapons, stolen property, or other items the possession of which violates College policies, state or federal law.

Entry into a room may be prompted by suspicious odors or disruptive behavior. In addition, room entry may occur for the purposes of responding to housekeeping or maintenance requests or to concerns for the health, welfare, or safety of any occupant or College property.

The College may also conduct periodic health and safety inspections of all residential rooms, for which advance notice will be given. The purpose of these inspections is to maintain a safe living environment for all residents. If violations of any College policies or state or federal laws are discovered during such inspections, those found responsible may be sanctioned.

5. Information Technology

Students have no reasonable expectation of privacy when using the College computer network. The network is the property of the Vermont State Colleges and any violation of VSC Policy 502: Computing and Telecommunications Technology Conditions of Use Policy is prohibited. College officials will not access student email accounts or other network locations without probable cause but, if it is brought to the College’s attention that the network is being used in violation of the acceptable use policy or in violation of other College policies, state or federal law, appropriate action will be taken. The College does not actively monitor social media postings but if it is brought to the College’s attention that inappropriate or illegal activity is taking place online, such activity may be investigated.

As part of our commitment to offer a safe educational environment, Vermont Tech prohibits cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is defined as bullying that takes place using electronic technology. The term “electronic technology” includes devices and equipment such as mobile phones, computers, and tablets, as well as electronic communications, such as social media sites, text messages, chat rooms, and websites. Cyber-bullying is considered a form of harassment and will be treated as such under the Code of Conduct and related College policies.

6. Student Safety

In situations where an incident of behavior poses an imminent and/or serious threat to the safety and well-being of others, student(s) may, at the discretion of the faculty and/or staff member in charge at the time of the incident, be excluded immediately and temporarily from the class, building, or College activity.

B. Student Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct applies principally to conduct that occurs on College-owned, leased or controlled property, at College-related activities, programs or events, or on College-sponsored trips, as well as inappropriate or unsafe behavior in clinical settings related to College educational programs. Off-campus conduct may also subject a student to disciplinary or other appropriate administrative action where it is reasonably perceived to pose an imminent threat of harm or safety of the student or others or reflects on a student’s fitness to continue in the academic program in which she or he is enrolled, or is perceived to have an adverse effect on College/community relations. This includes violation of state, federal, or local law.

VSC Policy 311: Non-discrimination and Prevention of Harassment and Related Unprofessional Conduct and VSC Policy 311-A: Sexual Misconduct, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking cover conduct that takes place on College property, as well as conduct that takes place off campus, or through the use of online, electronic or digital technologies, that may have a nexus to any College education program or activity, for example by creating a hostile environment on campus or representing a threat to the safety of members of the College community or the continuance of normal College operations.

The College may work with law enforcement agencies, to the extent permitted by law, and it reserves the right to discipline students charged or convicted of criminal activity.

Impairment due to the consumption of alcohol or other drugs or ignorance of the Code of Conduct or other College policies shall not be a defense to a finding of responsibility.

Although every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information contained in this Student Handbook, laws, rules and policies do change from time to time. This may be due to legislative action, judicial decisions, new and revised regulations at the state and federal level, as well as the adoption of new or revised policies by the Board of Trustees of the Vermont State Colleges System, the Office of the Chancellor, or by the President or President’s designees.  Such changes may alter the information contained in this publication. If there is a conflict between the information in this Handbook and a subsequently amended policy, law or rule, the subsequently amended policy, law or rule will control.

Students have the opportunity to participate in the formulation of policy directly affecting students through membership on appropriate committees as determined by the President or other recognized groups within the College.

1. Definitions in the Code of Conduct

All students are subject to the Code of Conduct, in addition to being responsible for complying with all other College policies. The term “student” refers to all persons taking courses at the College, either full-time or part-time; pursuing undergraduate, certificate, or professional studies; persons who withdraw after allegedly violating the Student Conduct Code; persons who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with the College; persons who have been notified of their acceptance for admission; or persons who are living in College residence halls or apartments, although not enrolled at Vermont Tech.

The term “student” also includes Vermont Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) students. The College reserves the right to notify a VAST student’s home high school of any charges against and/or disciplinary action taken against a VAST student.

The term “behavior” encompasses words (written and spoken) and actions.

The term “member of the College community” includes Vermont State College system trustees, academic, nonacademic and administrative staff, students and other persons on College property or at a College function.

Students who are believed to have assisted others in violating any provision of the Code of Conduct may be charged with violating the Code to the same extent as those persons committing a violation. Attempts to violate this Code, including unsuccessful attempts, are prohibited and shall be treated the same as actual violations.

2. Grounds for Discipline

Disciplinary measures may be taken for the following enumerated reasons. However, the following list does not cover every possible circumstance in which disciplinary action may be taken. In general, any act that violates College policies, impermissibly infringes upon the rights of others, or significantly disrupts the normal operation of the College may result in discipline.

  1. Disorderly, lewd, indecent conduct/expression or other disruptive behavior (e.g., cause alarm, concern).
  2. Obstruction or disruption of any College activities (both in and outside of the classroom) or insult of any person authorized or assigned to address student groups.
  3. Conduct that may jeopardize the safety and well-being of the Vermont Tech community or the operations of the College.
  4. Aggressive physical contact and/or physical abuse of any person; or conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of others.
  5. Presence on campus under the influence of alcohol (for those under 21) or other illegal drugs. For more information on the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, see T313: Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy.
  6. Indecent exposure; elimination of bodily fluids or waste other than in designated receptacles.
  7. Expression that is not protected by the First Amendment, including but not limited to, defamation (libel and slander), obscenity, and fighting words.
  8. Illegal gambling. (Gambling may be permitted in limited circumstances and only with prior College approval as a fund-raising activity for charitable causes.)
  9. Harassment of any person, including harassing electronic communication (texts, emails, Facebook posts etc.) and other forms of cyber-bullying.
  10. Harassment on the basis of a protected category, including, but not limited to, gender, sexual orientation, race, citizenship, religion. For more information, see VSC Policy 311: Non-discrimination and Prevention of Harassment and Related Unprofessional Conduct and the Chancellor’s Implementing Procedures for Policy 311.
  11. Title IX Sexual Harassment: for more information, see VSC Policy 311-A to understand if the specific conduct will be reviewed as Title IX Prohibited Conduct or Non-Title IX Prohibited Conduct.
  12. Sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
  13. Threats or actual nonphysical abuse, including actions that endanger the health of a person, or causes reasonable apprehension of such harm or threat.
  14. Psychological abuse or abusive behavior through verbal or written statements
  15. Hazing, including recklessly or intentionally endangering another person’s mental or physical health or forcing consumption of alcohol or drugs for the purpose of initiation into or affiliation with a group. For more information see VSC Policy 313: Hazing.
  16. Possession or use of alcoholic beverages on-campus at other than approved events or under approved conditions. For more information, see VTC 313: Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy.
  17. Sale, possession, exchange, or use of narcotics or illegal drugs in any form.
  18. Violation of VSC Policy 314:  Tobacco Use Reduction and Prevention. For more information
  19. Theft of, or damage to, College or personal property.
  20. Skateboarding, Rollerblading, Bicycling, or using Hoverboards in buildings or other undesignated areas.
  21. Possession of firearms or any other weapon on-campus and at College sponsored events. This includes but is not limited to: firearms, pellet guns, air pistols, air rifles, tasers, knives, black jacks, metal knuckles, fireworks, explosives, bows or arrows, crossbows, slingshots, throwing stars, swords, biological and chemical agents and chemicals such as Mace and/or tear gas. Replicas and facsimiles of weapons are also prohibited. Hunting weapons may be permitted during the appropriate hunting season but all weapons must be registered and stored with Public Safety. Weapons cannot be stored in vehicle, residence hall rooms or anywhere else on campus. Please see VTC Policy 610: Possession of Weapons for more information.
  22. Trespassing in any form (including but not limited to the fact that the College does not allow windows to be used as a point of entrance to or exit from a building, except in an emergency).
  23. Dishonesty, such as cheating or plagiarism. For more information, see VTC Policy 107: Cheating and Plagiarism.
  24. Falsifying information to the College, such as forgery, alterations or intentional misuse of College documents, records, or identification. For more information, see VTC Policy 107: Cheating and Plagiarism.
  25. Failure to comply with directions given by College employees, including resident assistants, acting in the performance of their duties.
  26. Refusal to comply with the reasonable directions of faculty members.
  27. Breach of peace on college property or at College-sponsored events.
  28. Willfully inciting others to commit any of the acts herein prohibited.
  29. Reckless, inappropriate or negligent behavior during an off-campus, College-sponsored activity or course.
  30. The act or threat of retaliation, intimidation, or coercion toward another individual for participating in a College process or procedure.
  31. Non-compliance with the 2021 Health Contract to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

3. Student Conduct Procedures

Students accused of violating the Code of Conduct or other College policies will be provided with written notice describing their alleged offense(s), as well as the date and time of a hearing at which they will have an opportunity to respond to the allegations and provide their side of the story. Students will be given a fair opportunity to present a response to the allegations at the hearing. Students will be notified of the hearing officer’s decision and will have the opportunity to appeal any decision finding responsibility and the sanctions imposed.

The hearing officer assigned to hear a case will have five (5) business days, after the incident is reported, to contact the individual charged. Business days do not include College breaks.

The College’s disciplinary process is not equivalent to a criminal prosecution. The College uses the “preponderance of evidence” standard and, accordingly, must determine whether it is “more likely than not” that the violation occurred. If the evidence presented meets this standard, then the student will be found responsible.

NOTE: The investigatory and adjudicatory process for alleged violations of VSC Policy 311: Non-discrimination and Prevention of Harassment and Related Unprofessional Conduct is set forth at Chancellor’s Implementing Procedures for Policy 311.  Similarly, the adjudicatory process for alleged violations of VSC Policy 311-A; Sexual Misconduct, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking are set forth at Chancellor’s Implementing Procedures for Policy 311-A. Please review an overview of the investigatory procedures for Policy 311 and Policy 311-A. See generally RESOLVE website for the most recent information on Policy 311 and Policy 311-A.

Email Correspondence.  College email is considered the official avenue for all written correspondence relating to student conduct. Students are responsible for checking their College email accounts regularly and responding to messages in a timely manner.

Student’s Rights and Responsibilities in Disciplinary Proceedings

Each student has the right to tell his or her side of an incident before a sanctioning decision is made, unless the student resists all reasonable and good-faith efforts of the College to obtain the student’s participation in the disciplinary process.

In those circumstances where a student presents an imminent threat to the health or safety of the student or others, a student may be placed on interim suspension from the residence halls or College pending a hearing. Such decision will normally be made by the Dean of Student Affairs, or his/her designee, in consultation with appropriate college officials.  In such cases, the hearing will be held as soon as reasonably possible.

When confronted about a potential policy violation, students are encouraged to respond politely, provide identification promptly upon request, and comply with the directions of the College officials involved. Failure to cooperate in an investigation into an alleged Code of Conduct or policy violation may be taken into consideration during sanctioning.

Students are expected to respond promptly to any request to meet with or provide information to a College official. Failure to comply with a direction from a college official, or providing false information in connection with an investigation, may result in a fine of $25 per occurrence. Failure to appear at any disciplinary hearing may result in a fine of $25.

Sanctions

Students found responsible for violating the Code of Conduct or other College policies may be subject to the imposition of sanctions. Nursing students should see the Nursing and Allied Health Student Policies & Procedures as additional sanctions may apply (see here). The College generally applies progressive discipline, whereby a student’s past disciplinary history and the severity of any violation is taken into consideration in determining the appropriate sanction(s).

Once a student has been found responsible for violating the Code of Conduct or other College policy, the hearing officer may consider both mitigating and aggravating circumstances in deciding on the appropriate sanction. The following factors may be considered. This is not an exhaustive list and consideration may be given to other factors appropriate to the particular circumstances.

  • Prior offenses.
  • The nature and severity of the offense and any resulting damage or injury.
  • The student‘s honesty, or lack of thereof, and level of cooperation with College officials during the investigation of the incident and the disciplinary process.
  • Potential threat posed to the campus community.

Disciplinary Sanctions in Order of Severity

Sanctions can be assigned individually or in combination, as appropriate. Disciplinary sanctions are cumulative and remain on a student’s records throughout their attendance at Vermont Tech.

  1. Verbal Warning: A formal warning of the consequences of continuing a behavior. No other specific action is taken unless further misconduct occurs.
  2. Written Warning: An official written notification that a student‘s behavior has violated College policies, including expectations for future behavior. Further misconduct may be treated with more serious sanctions.
  3. Educational Sanctions: Educational sanctions may include, but are not limited to: a formal apology, in writing and/or in person; mandatory counseling; a public presentation; reading books; watching videos; or a reflective essay or research paper on a designated topic.
  4. Fines: Financial compensation for damage caused or for violations of College policies, including the Code of Conduct.  Fines are payable to “Vermont Technical College.”  Damage fines pay to replace or repair the damage. Administrative fines are used to fund student-related programs and activities. See below for a list of fines.
  5. Monetary Restitution: When appropriate, a student may be required to pay restitution for damages or other expenses incurred as a result of the student‘s actions. Monetary restitution may be required to the College, a specific department, or an individual.
  6. Community Restitution: Sanctions may require performance of a specified number of community restitution hours. This sanction may be fulfilled either on or off campus. In some cases, the College may require the student to perform Community Restitution hours with a specific program or in a specific place, as a type of Educational Sanction.
  7. Mandated Assessment: Student may be required to participate in an assessment (typically with a counselor) to help determine the student’s ability to remain in school, and/or any special conditions that may be placed on his/her continued attendance
  8. Restriction: Denial of access to classrooms, residence halls, computer labs, campus activities, and/or the elimination of other privileges.
  9. Residence Hall Probation: An indication that a student is no longer in good standing in the residence hall community. Further violations may result in immediate loss of eligibility to live in or visit the residence halls. Probationary status is issued for a stated period of time and may include specific restrictions on the student (educational sanctions, fines, etc.)
  10. Disciplinary Probation: If a student on disciplinary probation commits additional violations within the probationary period, the student may be subjected to more severe sanctions up to and including suspension or dismissal from the College. Probationary status is typically issued for a stated period of time and may include specific restrictions on the student (educational sanctions, fines, etc.)
  11. Suspension from the Residence Halls: A student may be prohibited from residing in or visiting any College residence hall on either a temporary or a permanent basis. The student may reapply for housing to the Dean of Student Affairs after the stated period of suspension. Specific restrictions on access to residence halls during the period of suspension may be invoked. Suspension includes forfeiture of any fee rebate for the remainder of the housing contract.
  12. Disciplinary Suspension from the College: Suspension separates the student from the College for a specified period of time. While under disciplinary suspension, students are prohibited from entering the College grounds or buildings or attending any classes or College-sponsored events of any kind. The student may not register and/or enroll until the stated period of suspension is completed, and all other requirements are met. Suspended students will receive no refund of tuition, room, board or other fees as a result of their suspension.
  13. Disciplinary Dismissal: Dismissal separates the student from the College. Dismissed students will receive no refund of tuition, room, board, or other fees. Dismissal is also noted on a student‘s transcript. If dismissed, a student may not return for two years, and only then upon formal appeal, and after meeting with the Dean of Student Affairs.
  14. Expulsion: Student is permanently dismissed from the College and may not re-enroll.

The College official who assigns any sanction that requires specific action(s) to be taken by the student will follow up to ensure completion. Non-compliance will result in a hold being placed on the student’s records, including those of graduating seniors, until the requirements are satisfied. In extreme cases, this may result in suspension/expulsion.

Fines: This is a list of standard fines for typical violations of the College Code of Conduct. In addition to the fines set forth below, students may also be charged for damages, repair costs or other costs, such as recharging of fire extinguishers.  Fines may also be combined with other sanctions as listed above.

Offense 1st Offense 2nd & subsequent offences
Failure to comply with a college official $25 (same)
Providing false information $25 (same)
Failure to appear at a disciplinary hearing $25 (same)
Failure to complete assigned community service $10/per missed  hour (same)
Assault, physical or nonphysical abuse $100 $150
Possession of fireworks $50 (same)
Possession or use of an incendiary, chemical, or explosive device $100 $200
Unauthorized possession of a weapon $100 $200
Disconnecting a smoke alarm $75 $150
Misuse of/tampering with fire safety equipment $250 $500
Failure to exit a building during a fire alarm $25 (same)
Possession/use of prohibited appliances $25 $50
Propping of fire/emergency exit doors $250 (same)
Guest policy violation $25 $50
Restroom violation $25 (same)
Possession/use of flammable items in residence hall $25 $50
Smoking violation $25 $50
Entering/exiting a building through a window $50 (same)
Prank telephone calls $25 (same)
Reckless skateboard/bicycle use $25 (same)
Pet policy violation $50/per day (same)
Hall sports $25 (same)
Noise policy violation $50/per day (same)
Alcohol policy violation see below see below
Supplying alcohol to a minor see below see below
Misrepresentation of age by a minor $100 (same)
Drug policy violation $75 $150 for 2nd; $300 for 3rd
Improper use of ID card $50 (same)

Confiscated Items

Any items, such as weapons or prohibited appliances, confiscated by Residence Life or Public Safety may be claimed by the student at the end of the semester, unless an exception is granted by the College official who confiscated it. It is the student’s responsibility to claim the item. Items that are illegal to possess in the State of Vermont will not be returned.

4. Fines and Penalties for Alcohol Offenses

The following are typical sanctions for alcohol policy violations. The College can, at its discretion, report offenders to the Liquor Control Board or State Police. The College may also increase or lessen these sanctions based on aggravating or mitigating circumstances.

During disciplinary proceedings, empty alcohol containers are counted the same as full or partially-empty containers. This includes cans and bottles collected for return to a redemption center.

Failure to comply with sanctions may result in a suspension/dismissal hearing. The nature of the offense and sanctions will be delivered in writing to the student and fines will noted on a student’s bill as an alcohol violation. Students may be responsible for the costs of individual meetings with the substance abuse counselor. Community service must be completed within the specified time and, as noted above, additional penalties may be imposed for failing to do so.

First Offense: Fine of $75; five hours of community service; parental notification; mandatory alcohol awareness course. A first offense which requires medical transport and/or law enforcement response may be elevated to a second offense at the discretion of the hearing officer.

Second Offense: Fine of $150; ten to fifteen hours of community service; individual session with a licensed counselor, whose recommendations must be followed; parental notification; disciplinary probation.

Third Offense: Fine of $300; minimum of fifteen hours community service; individual session with substance abuse counselor, whose recommendations must be followed; parental notification; disciplinary probation, possible housing suspension or expulsion from the College.

Supplying Alcohol to Minors

Counts as a second offense, with the following additional disciplinary action: notification to the State Liquor Inspector; possible criminal prosecution; additional fines of $100 for the host and $50 per guest.

5. Appeals

Advisors

During the appeal process, students may have an advisor of their choosing present at any hearing or meeting. Advisors may advise the student privately during hearings and/or meetings and students may request a brief recess to consult with their advisor. However, advisors cannot participate as speaking advocates at any hearings or meetings and may not ask questions directly of anyone, attempt to present evidence, or speak on behalf of the student.  A presiding officer may ask any advisor who fails to comply with these instructions to leave the meeting or hearing.

Grounds for Appeal

A student may appeal on one or more of the following grounds:

  1. Procedural error where the error prevented fundamental fairness.
  2. Discovery of previously unavailable evidence that could significantly impact the outcome of the case.
  3. The determination is arbitrary and capricious.
  4. The sanction is substantially disproportionate to the findings.

Appeal process

  • Appeals must be submitted, in writing, to the Dean of Student Affairs.
  • Appeals must be submitted within two business days of receiving the sanction.
  • Appeals not based on the above-listed grounds for appeal will be denied.

Appeals will typically be heard by the Dean of Student Affairs or his/her Designee, except for those matters involving appeals of suspensions or dismissals.

College Disciplinary Board

Appeals of a suspension or dismissal (whether academic or disciplinary in nature) will be heard by a College Disciplinary Board (Board).

  • The College Disciplinary Board is a five-member board, composed of two full-time faculty or staff members, two students, and one administrator. The Board will select one of its members to act as its spokesperson.
  • The Board has access to all student records and material related to the appeal.
  • Board members with a potential conflict of interest are expected to recuse themselves.
  • The Dean of Student Affairs, or the Dean’s designee, will preside over the hearing as a non-voting member of the Board.

The College Disciplinary Board process is as follows:

  1. The Chairperson of the Review Board shall preside at the hearing as a non-voting member.  The hearing does not follow trial court procedure.
  2. The student has the following rights:
    • to present his/her side of the story;
    • to present relevant witnesses and evidence on his/her behalf (character references are generally not considered relevant);
    • to examine witnesses and the evidence against the student; and
    • to exercise his/her right against self-incrimination.
  3. A transcript will be made of the proceedings, which will be retained in the Student Affairs Office.
  4. The student will have an opportunity to question witnesses who appear against him/her at the hearing.
  5. The student will have the opportunity to respond to the evidence against him/her, including written statements and oral testimony.
  6. The student shall have the right to invite witnesses to support his or her position.
  7. The student must appeal the suspension or dismissal to the Dean of Student Affairs, in writing, within forty-eight hours of receiving notice of the sanction. The student must include a current address at which they can be reached.
  8. The Dean of Student Affairs, or the Dean’s designee, then contacts members of the Board to schedule a hearing. Reasonable efforts will be made to schedule a hearing within forty-eight hours of receipt of the notice of appeal, however, this may not be possible if the College is not in normal academic session or when the circumstances indicate that special expertise is necessary to assure fairness.
  9. No student who has been suspended or dismissed will be allowed to attend classes, be on Vermont Technical College property, or attend a clinical affiliation while the appeal is in process.
  10. The student will be notified by email (at their College email account) of the date, time and location of the hearing. Note: Students are responsible for checking their College email account. Failure to appear at the hearing will result in denial of the appeal, absent extraordinary circumstances.
  11. The student may bring an advisor to the hearing. See above discussion on Advisors.
  12. The Board may request witnesses to appear and testify in order to provide background information.
  13. At the conclusion of the hearing, the student will be excused and the Board will deliberate the merits of the appeal. On occasion, the Board may conclude that additional information is needed and may schedule a follow-up hearing.
  14. Once the Board has reached a decision, its chosen spokesperson will notify the Dean of Student Affairs, in writing, of the Board‘s recommendation(s).
  15. The Dean of Student Affairs is the final arbiter and makes the final determination.  The Dean may accept the recommendations of the Board, accept the recommendations with modifications, or reject the recommendations. The Dean of Student Affairs will send the final determination to the student, with copies to members of the Board, the Registrar, the Director of Financial Aid, and the Academic Dean.
  16. Usually, the student will be notified of the decision by email within three business days of the hearing. A copy of the final determination may also be mailed to the student’s last known home address on file.

C. Drug-Free College

As mandated by the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, Vermont Technical College prohibits the unlawful possession, use, distribution, or manufacture of illegal drugs, controlled substances and alcohol by employees and students on College property, in any College owned or leased facility, or as part of any College employment or activity. See  T313: Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy.

Individuals convicted of drug law violations may lose all financial aid, and any loans can become due in full immediately upon conviction.

Improper possession, sale, distribution and use of controlled substances, including but not limited to prescription drugs, is prohibited. Possession of drug paraphernalia is also prohibited.

Alcohol Policies

Vermont Tech is committed to sustaining an academic environment that respects individual freedom; promotes the health, safety, and well-being of all members of the community; and is free from the abuse of alcohol and drugs. Misuse and abuse of alcohol, and the use of illicit drugs, constitutes a threat to that wellbeing and so compromises the educational mission of the College.

The College alcohol policy applies equally to all Vermont Tech students, employees, and guests during the time they are on campus or at campus events. Questions of interpretation of this policy should be directed to the Resident Director or the Office of Student Affairs, Morey Hall, extension 71212. For more information read the full  VTC Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy, T313.

Alcohol consumption is only permitted in appropriate residential spaces, see Permissible Alcohol Use below, or in the case of specifically approved events or functions where alcohol is available as part of the refreshments by a licensed seller. Consumption of alcohol in public areas of the College is prohibited.

Substance-Free Residence Hall Areas

No possession or use of alcohol is permitted in substance-free designated areas, regardless of the student’s age. It is the student’s responsibility to know whether he or she is on a substance-free designated floor. There are signs on the hall doors of all substance free floors.

Permissible Alcohol Use

Only students over 21 years of age may possess or consume alcohol. Such possession and consumption must be in private residence hall space (not a lounge, hallway, lobby, or other public area) with the door closed, and with no minors present.

Those of legal drinking age may not possess alcoholic beverages in the residence hall room of an underage student or be in the presence of underage students who are in possession of alcohol.

Responsible alcohol consumption requires that a person‘s actions are not disruptive, damaging, or threatening to themselves, others, or anyone‘s property. When alcohol use is permitted, it is always a privilege, never a right.

Allowable Quantities

Each resident, who is twenty-one or older, may possess one of the following:

  • a twelve pack of beer
  • 750ml or one fifth of spirits
  • one bottle of wine

Students are not permitted to possess or use common sources of alcohol or devices intended for the rapid consumption of alcohol including, but not limited to: funnels; kegs; and alcohol misting devices. Such items may be considered aggravating circumstances when considering appropriate sanctions.

Host Liability

When a guest, who has consumed alcohol on a host‘s premises, does harm to him or herself, to a third party, or College or individual property, the host can be held liable. If the host supplies alcohol to a guest, then the host will be held responsible for injuries or damage to the guest or to third parties resulting from the guest‘s alcohol-influenced actions. If the host supplies alcohol to a minor, the host will also be responsible and liable for supplying alcohol to a minor, which is in violation of Vermont State Law.

Consumption and/or Possession of Alcohol by a Minor

Under Vermont State law, no one under 21 years of age is permitted to be in possession of any type of alcohol container. There are serious penalties for anyone under the age of twenty-one who purchases or attempts to purchase alcohol by misrepresenting his or her age or by falsifying identification. Minors may not be present in a room where alcohol is being consumed, even if the minor is not drinking and others in the room are of legal drinking age.

Drinking, Substance Abuse and Driving

Driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs is against the law. Possession of open containers in motor vehicles on campus property is prohibited. Violators are subject to disciplinary action and will be referred to the Vermont State Police. Documented conviction of DUI charges may result in loss of campus vehicle privileges.

Substance Abuse

All community members are encouraged to become informed about substance abuse and its harmful effects. It is a serious problem that may require professional assistance and treatment. Students in need of assistance can seek information and confidential guidance at the Student Affairs office. Staff in this office can also make referrals to outside agencies within the community.

There are significant secondary effects for roommates and friends of those who drink excessively. Roommates and friends report that sometimes they cannot study or sleep because they are worried when a friend gets so drunk that he or she does not return home until the next morning. If a student is worried about a friend, and this concern affects living habits, he or she has the right and responsibility to seek help both personally and for that other person without concern for his or her privacy.

D. Disciplinary Procedures Specific to Cases of Sexual Misconduct, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking

In addition to those policies listed above, the following disciplinary procedures will apply in all cases where incidents of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment or stalking are reported. Reported incidents of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment and stalking will be investigated and adjudicated in a prompt, fair, and transparent manner consistent with VSC policies. Students who believe that they have been discriminated against on the basis of a disability may file a complaint, pursuant to VSC Policy 311: Non-discrimination and Prevention of Harassment and Related Unprofessional Conduct and the Chancellor’s Implementing Procedures for Policy 311, with:

Jason Enser, Dean of Student Affairs
Jason.Enser@vtc.edu
(802) 728-1212

E. Students with Disabilities

The College provides reasonable accommodations when such accommodations are necessary to afford goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations to students with disabilities, unless providing the accommodation would fundamentally alter the nature of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations.  Students with disabilities may request: academic accommodations and non-academic accommodations.  Non-academic accommodations may include accommodations in residence and dining halls; modifications to College policies, rules, and regulations; environmental adjustments such as the removal of architectural, communication, or transportation barriers; and auxiliary aids and services.

The College conducts individualized assessments of each student to determine whether and what accommodations can be made to allow students with disabilities to participate in the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations at the College.

Requests for accommodations must be submitted to:

Robin Goodall, Learning Specialist
Conant 226, Randolph Center
(802) 728-1278
rgoodall@vtc.edu

Students who believe that they have not received the reasonable accommodations to which they are entitled submit an appeal, in writing, to the College’s ADA/Section 504 Coordinator:

Jason Enser, Dean of Student Affairs
Conant Hall, Randolph Center
(802) 728-1212
jenser@vtc.edu

Student Affairs

The Student Affairs Office oversees all aspects of Student Life and the discipline processes. Through the Resident Directors and student Resident Assistants, the Director of Residence Life ensures a quality of residence life consistent with the educational mission of the College by supervising the Residence Hall Staff and acting as […]

The Student Affairs Office oversees all aspects of Student Life and the discipline processes.

Through the Resident Directors and student Resident Assistants, the Director of Residence Life ensures a quality of residence life consistent with the educational mission of the College by supervising the Residence Hall Staff and acting as a liaison to the Dean of Student Affairs, the Associate Dean of Outreach and Support and other offices.

The Resident Directors live in the apartments located in each residence hall and are the professional staff responsible for the general management and administration of their particular buildings. They serve as first line supervisors for the Resident Assistants, respond to emergency situations, and hold office hours on weekdays.

Resident Assistants (RAs) are student staff members who play a key role in developing a successful community on each floor. They act as a resource to students, an objective listener, a leader when activities or programs are planned, and an assistant to the Resident Director when safety issues arise. Resident Assistants will call floor meetings when students first arrive on campus and periodically throughout the semester to keep everyone informed about campus and hall issues.

Office Assistants are work-study student employees and are available at the hall desk to loan equipment and to assist the Resident Director during posted hours.

Residence Life

The Residence Life office manages all aspects of residence hall living. They handle all room assignments and room changes throughout the school year. If you have any questions or problems contact the Office of Student Affairs or your Resident Director or Resident Assistant.

Room and Board Contracts

Student room and board contracts cover their residence hall room and meal plan, and are legally binding for the academic year. Room and meal plan charges are effective from the opening of the residence halls at the start of each semester. The College reserves the right to change or cancel specific room assignments in the interest of health, discipline, security, energy conservation, or the general welfare of the students. In addition, the College may change or alter the living or recreational arrangements in the residence halls when deemed appropriate, impose disciplinary action for the violation of rules, and seek financial restitution for damage or loss of property.

  • Students are not allowed to remain in their rooms over vacations, or to return before scheduled break times are officially over. Returning early without authorization will result in a fine. Please refer to the vacation opening and closing schedule
  • Students are responsible for keeping assigned rooms and common areas in good condition. Damages to individual rooms are normally the shared responsibility of the students assigned to that room, unless one roommate takes full responsibility in writing. In common areas such as hallways and lounges, all residents of that floor or wing are held responsible for damages.
  • All students residing in Randolph Center residence halls are required to purchase a College meal plan. Vermont Technical College requires all students, on the Randolph Center campus, to live in the residence halls two years. Students wishing to  be released from their housing contracts must make a request  in writing to the Dean of Students.
  • To live in the residence halls, students must be enrolled in at least twelve credits, with a minimum of nine credits in classes and labs that meet in-person.

Room Assignments and Changes

Housing contracts are sent to all new students before the start of the school year. Returning students pay a $100 nonrefundable housing deposit, sign up for a room and complete a housing contract at room selection. Living with a roommate and working out differences is a positive learning experience; therefore, there is a room freeze for the first two weeks of each semester. No room changes will be approved until the freeze is lifted. All moves must be reviewed and approved by the Director of Residence Life. Students who change rooms without a formal clearance process are subject to fines.

If you reside in a double room and your roommate moves out you will have two weeks to find a new roommate or, if space allows, purchase your room as a single. The per semester single rate would be prorated, if the semester has begun. Residents who have selected to purchase their rooms as singles can remain in the single room for as long as space allows.

Single Rooms

As space permits, a certain number of single rooms may be offered each academic year. Single rooms carry an additional cost, and are located throughout campus. Student seeking a single room based on an accommodation should contact the Coordinator of Disability services. If a roommate moves out, leaving someone in a single, the student may get a new roommate or, space permitting, pay the extra fee to keep the single room.

Residence Hall Living

Vermont Tech and the Vermont State Colleges consider residence hall living to be a valuable opportunity with many academic and social benefits. The interactions and friendships gained through the residential experience are considered to be an integral part of student development.

In cases where this privilege is abused, especially when it interrupts others in their pursuit of academic goals, the College reserves the right to remove on-campus housing privileges and to impose area billing in cases where damage occurs. The Resident Director or the Director of Residence Life will initiate the necessary action.  Please review our list of recommended and prohibited items for your room.

Fire Safety

Prevention of hazardous conditions is the key to good fire safety, which is the reason for these policies. Fires in residence halls are one of the leading causes of death and injury to college students nationwide. Regulations regarding fire safety are based upon fire safety codes adopted by the state of Vermont and are enforced for your safety. With that in mind, please report any safety concerns to a Resident Assistant or Resident Director. Fire drills will be held periodically, typically near the start of each semester.

  •  Use fire exits during alarm or emergency only
  •  Do not prop open fire doors. Doing so can result in a $250 file for the individual. If the exact culprit cannot be determined, the entire floor may be held responsible.

When a Fire Alarm Sounds:

Leave the building immediately taking keys and clothing appropriate to the weather. It may be some time before you may re-enter the building. Only Public Safety or Residence Life staff can give permission to reenter a building after a fire alarm. This can only be done after they receive the all clear from the fire department.

All rooms are checked to make sure everyone has exited the building. Residents and their guest(s) who fail to exit the building are subject to a fine. Preventing someone from leaving a building during an emergency, or encouraging another person to ignore alarms, is not permitted and could result in disciplinary action. Fire drill evacuation plans and emergency procedures are posted near or on the back of all room doors in each residence hall; please become familiar with them

Improper Use of Fire Safety Equipment

Misuse of any fire safety systems endangers both life and property, is considered a serious offense and can lead to disciplinary action up to, and including, dismissal. Specifically, abuse of or tampering with fire alarms, smoke detectors or extinguisher systems is strictly forbidden. Emergency exit doors are not to be blocked on either side by obstructions of any kind. Falsely pulling any alarm or intentionally setting off a smoke detector is illegal and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. Hallway fire doors must be kept shut at all times.

Permitted Appliances

  • Hot air popcorn poppers
  • On/off switch or rheostat controlled hotpots and coffee makers
  • Refrigerators no larger than 2 cubic feet
  • UL approved power strips
  • Fans

Non-Permitted Appliances

  • Microwaves, toaster ovens, hot plates, crock pots
  • Extension cords
  • Air conditioners
  • Halogen lamps
  • Camp stoves/lanterns
  • Space heaters

Room Decorations

Please use common sense and do not put flammable materials in contact with heat sources such as lights, computers, etc. Nothing may be hung from the ceilings, fire safety equipment, or from conduits. Students, at the discretion of the Director of Facilities, may be required to take down storage arrangements or decorations deemed unsafe. For a detailed information regarding approved room decorations see VTC Policy T-307.

Candles and Other Flammable Items

Candles, incense, or other burning materials are not allowed in the residence halls. Candle warmers are also not permitted because of their heating element. Possession or use of flammable liquids or an explosive of any kind, including ammunition, is not permitted in College buildings. This includes motor parts and engines.

Room Occupancy Limits

Because of Vermont fire safety codes and regulations for the square footage of a residence life area, no more than six people are allowed in a standard double room at one time, regardless of whether the door is open or closed.

Residence Hall Common Spaces

Common areas, such as lounges and kitchens, are open to be used by everyone in the hall. To ensure that the amenities provided stay available to everyone equally, all furnishings (such as couches, chairs, and televisions) must remain in the lounge at all times. Additionally, it is the expectation that the lounge be cleaned and reset after each use. Residents may be held responsible for the cost of cleaning messes left behind. Common spaces are not to be used for storage of personal belongings.

Residence Hall Room Furniture

  • All fixed room furniture may not be disassembled/reorganized for any reason.
  • Lofts are not allowed including free standing units.
  • No item may be anchored to the wall, ceiling, or floor.
  • Nothing shall be attached to any electrical fixture, electrical conduit, sprinkler head, or sprinkler piping.

Securing Possessions

Despite the fact that most students are honest, every year there are some who take advantage of opportunities to steal from others. This is especially noticeable during the last two weeks of each semester. Please help us to keep your possessions safe by:

  • Locking your door whenever you leave your room, no matter how briefly.
  • If you have a car, keep it locked and don‘t leave valuables in it, especially in plain sight.
  • Have a list of your possessions with serial numbers.
  • Take pictures of your possessions.
  • Purchase renters insurance. The college is not responsible for the theft of personal property
  • Report missing items to Public Safety immediately.
  • Report suspicious activity or individuals.

Laundry

Each residence hall is equipped with laundry machines. The machines operate on a card system and the main card dispenser can be found in the lobby of Morey Hall. No off campus students, visitors, or other guests should be using these machines for their own laundry. Laundry cards may be purchased for $5.00 at the main dispenser in Morey Hall.

Mail

All residence halls have mail facilities in their lobbies, and students are assigned a mailbox upon moving in at no charge. Students should check their mail weekly.

The address for letters is:
Student‘s Name
Residence Hall
PO Box 500
Randolph Center, Vermont 05061

All packages are handled at the bookstore.  The student is then e-mailed at their VTC e-mail address to pick up their package.

For packages sent via USPS (United States Postal Service):
Vermont Technical College
Students’s name
PO Box 500
Randolph Center, VT 05061

For packages sent via Fed Ex / UPS
Vermont Technical College
Student’s name
124 Admin Drive
Randolph Center, VT 05061

Phones

There is one phone line in each room. Students must provide their own phone. Each room has an extension and a voice mail box assigned to it. It is the students’ responsibility to set up and regularly check voice mail. Long distance calls may only be made by calling card. Cell phone reception for most carriers is good.

Hall Equipment

Each residence hall has an office stocked with equipment for your use. Board games, basketballs, snow shovels and vacuum cleaners are just some of the available items. You can check them out with the office assistant, Resident Assistant, or Resident Director in the office. Equipment should be returned in the same condition it was in when loaned. The last borrower of damaged or lost equipment will assume the cost of repair or replacement. If the item breaks due to normal wear and tear, return the item to your Resident Director.

College Bookstore

The Vermont Tech Bookstore is operated by Follett Higher Education Group. Available to students are textbooks, course-related and general supplies, reference books, software, and Vermont Tech imprinted clothing and gifts.

At the Manager‘s discretion, and according to the following guidelines, the bookstore may accept the return of merchandise for exchange or return. Textbooks may be returned for refund within 7 business days from the start of classes, or within two days of purchase there-after; Students who drop a class may return textbooks within two weeks of the start of classes. Non-text merchandise may be returned for a refund or exchange within thirty days of purchase.

A receipt is required for any and all returns; any returned merchandise must be in original resalable condition; shrink-wrapped sets or packages may not be returned once they are opened.

Although the bookstore encourages students to wait until they are finished with their final exams to sell their books, they do buy back books every day of the year. The Bookstore will hold an official Buyback period the last week of classes and the week of Final Exams each semester. These are the best times to sell your books; however, the current market value is always available.

Residence Hall Policies

Living with others in a residence hall community takes patience, responsibility and consideration for others. It is important that each resident have an understanding of and appreciation for the rights and interests of others.

Privacy and Room Entry

The College recognizes and values students’ right to privacy in their rooms and with their personal effects. There are times, as noted in the housing contract when authorized College representatives may, without specific consent, enter rooms unannounced. Rooms may be entered for the following reasons:

  • repairs and maintenance.
  • reasonable basis for legitimate concern about the health, welfare, or safety of anyone occupying the room.
  • reasonable basis to believe there is a violation of College policies, rules, or regulations, or of State or Federal laws. An inspection or search of closed spaces may occur for the same reasons.

Over breaks, scheduled safety inspections occur in each residence hall. Residence Life will notify students prior to such inspections, and offer guidelines as to what will be checked.

Guests and Visiting Hours

  • A guest is anyone who is not assigned to live in your room or suite. Guests who live on campus do not need to sign in with Residence Life staff. They are held to the same limitations and responsibilities as off-campus guests, however.
  • Guests who do not live on campus must be signed in with Residence Life staff by 11:00 PM, or they may be asked to leave and the host may face disciplinary sanctions.
  • If a guest is too intoxicated to drive, the host should notify the Resident Director on duty.
  • Guests under eighteen years of age must sign in by 9:00 PM, and the Resident Director on duty must receive permission from the guest’s parent or guardian for him or her to stay.
  • Both the student and the guest must provide identification to the Resident Assistant on duty to sign in. The guest should also provide his or her license plate number to the Resident Assistant to avoid receiving a parking ticket. Failure to sign in a guest may result in lost guest privileges, fines, and possible housing probation.
  • All residents of a room must agree to allow the guest to stay; in some cases, the Resident Director on duty may ask for written permission from a roommate.
  • Residents are responsible for the conduct and whereabouts of their off-campus guests, and for any damage or fines incurred by a guest.
  • Guests are to abide by Vermont Tech policies while on campus; it is the responsibility of the host to inform his or her guest of those policies. Failure to do so could result in diminished or revoked guest privileges, as well as fines and further disciplinary action, depending on the nature of the offense.
  • No guest may stay on campus for more than three nights per seven-day week, and no guest who lives on campus may stay in another room more than three nights per seven-day week. Additionally, no student may sign in any guest more than three times per seven-day week. A student may have up to two guests at one time staying with him/her.
  • Children under the age of sixteen are prohibited from staying overnight in the residence halls, but are allowed to visit during daytime hours as long as they are with a parent or guardian.

Cohabitation Policy

Out of respect for the moral standards and individual rights of all students, the College does not condone cohabitation of residence hall students. At no time should a student cohabitate with anyone against the express discontent of his/her roommate(s).

If a student feels aggrieved against his or her room or suite mate(s) on this matter, he/she should first notify the roommate that the behavior is a problem. If it continues, he/she should contact a Resident Assistant or Resident Director to mediate and attempt to resolve the conflict. If mediation fails, the Dean of Student Affairs or their designee will be notified for further mediation or disciplinary action.

Keys

All room keys are issued from the office of the individual residence hall to which the student is assigned. If a room key is lost and has to be reissued, a charge of $50 is placed on the student‘s account. If the lost key is found and returned within five business days, a full credit is placed on the student‘s account.

Restrooms

Vermont Technical College residence halls do not have co-ed bathrooms. Residents are responsible for making sure their guests abide by this policy.

Pets

For health and safety reasons, the only pets allowed are aquarium fish. Each resident of a room may have a tank, up to 10 gallons each. No other pets are permitted in the residence halls at any time. Students seeking to have an accommodation to have an animal in the residence halls must contact the Coordinator of Disability Services. To view the full campus policy on pets and animals, including emotional support animals, click here.

Bicycle and Motorcycle Storage

Outdoor bicycle racks and designated parking areas for motorcycles are provided. Motorcycles are allowed only in the parking lots, not in the residence halls.

Commercial Activities and Solicitation

Students are not permitted to engage in commercial activities on campus except by approval of the Student Affairs Office. Personal and private items can be sold through the classifieds section of Blackboard, but be advised that selling items in direct competition with on-campus contracted services, Sodexo, Follett Book Stores, is prohibited.

Any organization or individual wishing to solicit funds or engage in the sale or promotion of services or products on College property must receive written permission from the Student Affairs Office.  Student Affairs reserves the right to deny any request or restrict any such activity to particular locations, times, and format.

Noise

Noise disturbances are serious disruptions of the academic environment. Audio and video equipment must be used so as not to disturb anyone. Yelling from windows is not allowed at any time. Campus-wide quiet hours are from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 1:00 am to 7:00 am on Friday and Saturday night.. Quiet hours during final exam periods will be posted.

Hall Sports

Hall sports are not permitted and include, but are not limited to, the following activities: rollerblading, skateboarding, floor hockey, hackey sack, Frisbee, water guns or balloons, nerf guns, soccer, golf, basketball, chair races, wrestling, and throwing of any object. This includes throwing objects between rooms, across the hall.

Food Services

Your dining experience is more than great food. It is community experience centered on culinary expertise, fresh local ingredients, healthy options and a shared sense of environmental and social responsibility.

Our Sodexo Team at Vermont Tech is committed to creating the best possible dining experience. Join us to experience the comfort, convenience, outstanding and inviting atmosphere designed especially for you.

The Student Center has a large screen TV, comfortable seating, and a great view with seating outside, weather permitting and sells beverages, Grab and Go items, snacks, and quick meals. It offers the Vermont Tech community a place to meet, socialize, or study.

For hours and more information, please visit our Dining Services information page.

Travel for Student Events

For an organized event, such as a class field trip or athletic event, students and employees must utilize the fleet vehicles owned by the college and/or secure a rental agreement through the college transportation coordinator. For a sponsored even, such as an optional club trip or conference with only students attending, they may elect to take their personal vehicle(s). However, this travel cannot be coordinated by the college.

At no time shall an employee of Vermont Technical College transport a student using their own vehicle or the vehicle of another employee, friend, etc. when conducting travel to an organized or sponsored event. Employees transporting students to a sponsored or organized event must utilize fleet vehicles owned by the college and/or secure a rental agreement through the college transportation coordinator.

Accident Reporting

In the case of an accident or mishap a call should be placed as soon as possible to the college travel coordinator and public safety any time of the day or night. These numbers shall be provided to individuals renting transportation or signing out college vehicles.

Funding

If the travel is for a club event the club president and advisor must complete the Request for Authorization form. Travel and related expenses such as, but not limited to, airfare, hotel rooms, and registration fees will not be paid for using college funds until this form is completed and returned to the Coordinator of Student Activities.

Student Athletics and Activities

Athletics, Intramurals and Recreation, Exercise Facilities and Clubs

Vermont Tech encourages students to be physically active as a means of improving physical fitness and health, reducing stress and contributing to good mental health. The College provides access to fitness activities in the following ways.

Intramurals

Everyone is encouraged to participate in the intramural program, regardless of his or her ability. Intramurals are open to Vermont Tech students, faculty, and staff. All sports and activities offered are coed. A full schedule and contact information are posted on the athletic website and will be publicized throughout the school year. You may also stop by SHAPE to speak with athletic director, Hillary Linehan or contact her by email at HLinehan@vtc.edu.

Eligibility for Varsity Sports

USCAA Academic Eligibility Requirements

  1. For a student to be eligible for any intercollegiate competition, a member institution must ensure that the student conforms to the following regulations:
  2. The student must be a graduate of an accredited high school or have earned a graduation equivalent degree (GED).
  3. All students must be enrolled in a recognized academic program and be making progress towards a 2/4 year degree at the attending college.
  4. All students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits at time of participation. If a student is enrolled in less than 12 credits, he/she will be considered part-time for eligibility purposes.
  5. Second semester students must have achieved a GPA of 1.6.
  6. After the first two semesters all students must pass 24 credit hours the previous academic school year. If there is a break in attendance the student athlete must pass 24 credit hours the two preceding terms of attendance.

Exception

  1. If a first-year student completes their first semester at an institution and leaves the following semester, upon the student’s return they may reestablish their eligibility by completing the necessary credits to reach 12 during a summer or interim period only.
  2. After accumulating 24-48 credit hours, the student must have achieved a 1.75 cumulative GPA.
  3. After accumulating more than 48 credit hours, the student must achieve a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  4. Summer and inter-term credit hours can be used to satisfy the 12/24 credit hour rule and GPA requirement. Summer credit hours should be attached to the preceding spring term for eligibility purposes. Winter term credits should be attached to the fall first semester.
  5. Each student is limited to four seasons of college competition within the respective sport.
  6. If a student is not enrolled as full-time status for 12 consecutive calendar months, he/she may return to a USCAA member college and be immediately eligible. Upon matriculating to a USCAA member institution following a one-year leave of absence, student-athletes will adhere strictly to all USCAA guidelines, including normal progress requirements.
  7. A student who has not been identified with an institution during the first term does not become eligible to participate for second term until the first day of class.
  8. A student who has graduated from a two-year institution the preceding semester shall be immediately eligible to participate.
  9. Military exemptions will be granted to students whose careers are interrupted by service in the military.
  10. A student athlete in their final semester/quarter may be enrolled in less than 12 (semester) credits, if he/she is taking the credits necessary to complete graduation requirements.
  11. Students with a bachelor’s degree are ineligible for athletic competition with the USCAA.

Exception

Student athletes may complete one of their four total years of eligibility as a graduate student, only if they are participating as a full time student at the institution for which they received their bachelor’s degree and seeking a second baccalaureate or equivalent degree under normal matriculation with no break in attendance at the same institution.

For further information, including the Student-Athlete handbook, please refer to the Athletics link on the college website.

Transfer Requirements

  1. If a student transferring to a member institution has ever participated in intercollegiate athletics, the student must have been academically and athletically eligible had he or she remained at that institution. If the transferring student is ineligible, they are required to complete one full academic year of residence at the certifying institution before being eligible to compete for the member institution. An academic year shall be completed when the student is enrolled in and completed a minimum of 24 credits (semester)
  2. Students transferring into USCAA member institutions during a two semester sport shall be eligible to participate immediately, provided that each institution’s athletic director signs off on the transfer, and that the student was academically eligible at the institution from which he/she is transferring. The transferring athlete will abide by USCAA bylaws Section 24.6.3 which states that the student athlete is not eligible until the first day of classes.
  3. The USCAA does not require an institution to calculate the GPA of a student who has transferred to their institution.

SHAPE (Student Health and Physical Education)

Located on the Randolph Center campus, SHAPE has a six-lane, 25-yard heated indoor swimming pool, gymnasium with two basketball courts, two racquetball/squash courts, climbing wall, free weight room and exercise facility with a variety of strength and cardiovascular equipment and locker rooms for men and women. While all SHAPE programs are free of charge to Vermont Tech students with a current Vermont Tech ID, students are required to show their valid ID to the front desk attendant to gain access to SHAPE

Students must follow posted rules while using SHAPE, especially in the fitness center, such as putting weights away when finished, and refraining from dropping weights on the floor during exercise repetitions.

The SHAPE facility is also used by the local community who pay a membership fee. Please respect the rights and sensitivities of those members by using appropriate language and decorum., Guests must pay the daily fee to use the facility ($5 for the pool/basketball gym or $10 for the fitness center (weight/cardio room). There are several types of recreation/athletic equipment, available to check out free of charge. Items may be checked at the SHAPE front desk. If you are interested in using the gym for athletics, intramurals or recreation, be sure to check in advance with SHAPE staff to avoid schedule conflicts.

Ski Tow

The Vermont Tech ski tow is maintained and operated, weather and conditions permitting, on Sunset Hill near the College‘s farmstead. The slope is lighted for night skiing. Hours of operation are posted in SHAPE, distributed through email as well as at the ski shed on the slope. The tow is free to members of the College community. Individuals using this facility, or any other College facility, do so at their own risk. Only skiing and snowboarding are allowed.

Tennis Courts

There are two lighted tennis courts west of Morrill Hall for use by the College community.

Student Activities and Events

The Resident Directors and Resident Assistants, SHAPE, and the Student Activities Director all offer events, activities, trips and ticket sales to off campus events in order to make college life more fun. Look for semester schedules of activities posted around campus and in emails for awareness about upcoming events. For many off campus events tickets are needed, and ticket sales are often limited and typically sell out quickly

Recreation

There are a variety of recreational opportunities available on campus and in the immediate Randolph area including: bowling at the Valley Bowl, golf at Montague Golf Club and ice skating/hockey at the Randolph rink. In addition, the VAST snowmobile trail runs through campus, and opportunities exist for fishing, canoeing and kayaking on the White River. Cycling, both road and mountain biking are also popular, as are snow shoeing and cross country skiing.

Clubs and Organizations and Student Council

There are a variety of clubs and organizations at the college which include sports clubs such as hockey, MMA, lacrosse, and rugby, professional organizations related to academic programs and other clubs based upon special interests like gaming, anime, outdoor activities and the like. For a full listing of current clubs and organizations go to

Student Council is the organization which oversees the distribution of Student Activity funds to clubs and organizations, campus events and programs and other appropriate areas. Student Council also represents students on college committees and the Vermont State College Student Association. For more information, please look for messages from Student Council on email or through Blackboard and Tech Talk or contact the Dean of Students.Student Affairs Office is open to any interested student.

Student Events Board works with the Coordinator of Student Activities to plan, advertise, and execute events on campus. Board members may choose to be general members or apply for specific duties such technical support or public relations. For more information, please look for messages from Student Council on email or through Blackboard and Tech Talk or contact the Student Affairs Office. Student Events Board is open to any interested student who is in good judicial standing with the college.

WVTC

WVTC 90.7 FM is the official radio station of Vermont Technical College. Operating under the authority of VTC Policy 304, WVTC provides for interested students the ability to learn about radio broadcasting, DJing, and radio production.

College Vehicles

Maintenance oversees a fleet of vehicles for institutional use. For club activities, sporting events, RA programs, and school trips, reservations for these vehicles must be made with Karen Tetreault at campus extension 1264. Drivers must be 21, possess a Defensive Driving Certificate and be registered with Public Safety. Generally, students are not allowed to drive. A Vermont Tech faculty or staff member must accompany travelers in any Vermont Tech vehicle.

Weather and Public Information

School Cancellations, Closings, and Delays Check the Web Follow the directions below to view class cancellation or college closure information. Please note, if your campus has a cancellation line, the information on the phone message may be more current than web announcements. Log on to: portal.vsc.edu Log on: If you do […]

School Cancellations, Closings, and Delays

Check the Web

Follow the directions below to view class cancellation or college closure information. Please note, if your campus has a cancellation line, the information on the phone message may be more current than web announcements.

  • Log on to: portal.vsc.edu
  • Log on: If you do not know your log on identity or password, contact Information Technology at 802-728-1721
  • Select: My Vermont Tech
  • Select: Class Cancellations – Randolph Center (or) Williston

Individual Class Phone Trees

Faculty and commuter students with 8 a.m. classes are encouraged to establish a phone tree to communicate class delays or closures.

Vermont Broadcast Stations

The broadcast stations listed below have agreed to carry announcements regarding campus closures. These stations will not broadcast individual class delays or closures, only campus delays or closures.

WPTZ-TV Channel 5
Channel 31
Williston & Randolph Center
WEZF 92.9 FM Williston and Randolph Center
WDEV 96.1 FM
550 AM
Williston & Randolph Center
WNCS 104.7 FM Williston & Randolph Center
WJJR 98.1 FM Williston & Randolph Center
WHDQ 106.1 FM Randolph Center and Brattleboro
WZLF 107.1 FM Randolph Center and Brattleboro
WWOD 104.3 FM Randolph Center & Brattleboro
WKNE
WKBK
103.7 FM
1290 AM
Brattleboro
WZRT 97.1 FM Randolph Center & Bennington
WEQX 102.7 FM Bennington
WBTZ 99.9 FM Williston
WIZN 106.7 FM Williston
WVXR 102.1 FM Randolph Center
WRFK 107.1 FM Randolph Center

Public Information

The Director of Marketing & Communications is responsible for all news releases, publications, and public relations. News releases reporting on College events and student accomplishments, from sports scores to scholarship and honors announcements, to graduation lists will be sent to hometown newspapers and other media outlets. This office also prints Tech Talk and creates and prints publications for the various programs and divisions of the College.

Timely Warning

The Department of Public Safety, in consultation with the Dean of Students, is responsible for issuing timely warnings in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.

Any individual who notices suspicious or unlawful or dangerous activity or is the victim of such activity should notify Public Safety at ext 1292 or at the office, Admin 122.  As soon as possible after the incident report, the Director of Public Safety, Dean of the College, Dean of Students, and Director of Marketing and Public Relations will meet to determine if and when a timely warning should be issued.  The decision to issue a timely warning shall be decided on a case by case basis in compliance with the Clery Act and will consider all facts available at that time.  The timing of the notification shall be based upon whether the circumstances present a serious or continuing threat to students or employees and the possible risk of compromising law enforcement efforts.

A timely warning will be issued by one or more of the following steps:

Use of the SendWordNow notification system.
Distribution of a campus wide email
Distribution of timely warning flyers around campus
Posting the warning on the College website and Portal

Warnings may include, but are not limited to:

Type of incident
Date, time and location of incident
Suspect information and description

Warnings may be updated as new information becomes available.

Veterans Affairs

Detailed information for Veterans seeking to attend and currently attending Vermont Technical College can be found at Veterans Affairs page.

Vermont Academy of Science and Technology (VAST)

VAST Residential Student Procedure for Overnight Guests Because of the unique nature of the VAST student body, the College invokes a different standard than exists with other VTC students. VAST students under the age of eighteen cannot have guests in their room or be guests in another room between the […]

VAST Residential Student Procedure for Overnight Guests

Because of the unique nature of the VAST student body, the College invokes a different standard than exists with other VTC students. VAST students under the age of eighteen cannot have guests in their room or be guests in another room between the hours of 1:00am and 7:00am. Permission to have guests must be granted by a parent or guardian to the Residence Hall Director on duty prior to 9:00pm on the night the guest will stay over.

In the case that a VAST student‘s roommate is also under the age of 18, the roommate‘s parent(s) or guardian(s) must also grant permission. Any time there is a guest staying overnight in the room of a VAST student under eighteen his or her parent or guardian must give permission.

Parents and Guardians can give blanket permission to allow a VAST student the right to have overnight guests. The permission should be submitted in writing to the Director of VAST.

The Director of VAST and Assistant Dean of Students are responsible for implementing this policy, assisted by the Resident Assistants and Resident Hall Directors. Students who violate this policy will be referred to the Director of VAST who will determine the appropriate action to be taken.

VAST Residential Student Procedure for Overnight Campus Departure

The College recognizes the value of having students remain on campus during the weekend and endeavors to provide social and cultural activities for those students. It also realizes that many students, especially those who live within the State, choose to maintain ties with family and friends by going home for the weekend or occasionally on a weeknight.

All VAST students who choose to leave the campus must sign out with the Resident Director or Resident Assistant on duty. They must sign back in with the Resident Assistant on duty when they return. If the student’s destination is somewhere other than their home, parental permission is required. Students need to notify the Resident Assistant on duty if they will be unavoidably late in returning to campus from a weekend or day trip.

Parents and Guardians can give blanket permission to allow a VAST student the right to depart overnight to a destination other than their home. The permission should be submitted in writing to Director of VAST.

The Director is responsible for implementing this policy, assisted by the Resident Assistants. Students who violate this policy will be referred to the Director of VAST who will determine the appropriate action to be taken.

Student Financial Services

Student Accounts Office The Student Accounts Office is responsible for student billing accounts, the payment of all bills and the cashing of personal checks only (no 3rd party checks can be cashed). Students may cash personal checks up to $25, payable to Vermont Tech with your College Student ID, at […]

Student Accounts Office

The Student Accounts Office is responsible for student billing accounts, the payment of all bills and the cashing of personal checks only (no 3rd party checks can be cashed). Students may cash personal checks up to $25, payable to Vermont Tech with your College Student ID, at the Student Accounts Office. There is a $25 service charge for returned checks and no future checks will be cashed.

The Student Accounts Office is located in room 107 in the lobby of the Administrative Center. Counter service is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer counter hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

Emergency Loan

Per Vermont Tech Policy 306, the purpose of the Emergency Student Loan Fund is to provide short-term financial assistance to students of Vermont Technical College who experience unforeseen “emergency” circumstances. The maximum a student may receive per semester is $100. The amount borrowed must be repaid within 30 days.

Student Accounts

Beginning June 1, the Student Accounts Office will turn our on-line billing system on for the start of the fall semester for your billing statement that includes tuition, fees, room & meals (if applicable). Live billing statements are available to you 24/7 for your convenience on your Self-Service account in the Portal. You are responsible to check your bill for accuracy and payment due dates.

You can make a parent/guardian or other, an Authorized User of your billing account, by signing them up as an Authorized User. Detailed information on setting up an Authorized user, billing, due dates, payment plans, etc. can be found at www.vtc.edu/student-accounts

Bills are posted once a month on the VSCS Bill Payment system, on/around the 10th of each month.

Bill Payment

In addition to financial aid, which may or may not cover all of your semester bill, there are two additional payment options for students:

  • Students can pay semester bills in full or balance due after financial aid based on the due date guidelines found at www.vtc.edu/student-accounts
  • Students can sign up for a payment plan each semester at the VSCS Bill Payment System. Parents/Guardians can also sign up once the student makes them an Authorized User. The plan charges a $30 enrollment fee each semester and offers a 6, 5, 4 or 3 month plan for the fall term and a 5, 4 and 3 month plan for spring semester only. The 6 month payment plan opens in June, the 5th in July, the 4th in August and the 3rd in September. You must have a bill for the semester before you can sign up.Please see the Payment Plans section at www.vtc.edu/student-accounts for more other semester’s payment plans.

Each option takes into consideration financial aid to be received. The student alone is responsible for his/her account and is expected to pay all bills on time. Students may be subject to suspension from class or dismissal from the college for financial delinquency. Financial delinquency includes failing to meet any payment agreement previously approved by the Student Accounts Office or failure to submit any paperwork required and requested by the Financial Aid Office in a timely manner. Students must fulfill all financial responsibilities to the College by the end of each semester. Students failing to do so will have College records and transcripts put on hold, and will not be permitted to register for subsequent semesters, or graduate, see Graduation Requirements in the College catalog. Communication is the key to keeping one’s Vermont Tech student account in good standing. Student Accounts staff are available daily to discuss any unexpected changes in a students’ financial situation and can be considerable help.

Credit Balances

Refund checks are processed and checks are distributed via US Mail on Wednesdays. Checks ARE NOT eligible for pick-up (NO EXCEPTIONS) and will be mailed to the address on file at the time checks are cut.

We encourage you to set up direct deposit to avoid checks being lost in the mail. Typically within 48 hours from your refund being processed on Wednesday, your money is in your bank account. Sign up in the VSCS Bill Payment system. You can only have one bank account for direct deposits.

Financial Aid Office

Assistance and Counseling

Financial aid information and counseling are available at the Financial Aid Office, Administrative Center 110. The staff is ready to assist you and your family with questions concerning the application process, types of aid available, scholarship criteria and college work study opportunities, as well as other general concerns.

Stop by the Financial Aid office during fall registration to learn about work study positions, from office jobs to positions with maintenance, Public Safety, or the farm. The Financial Aid Office may also help you find a community service position at a nonprofit agency or an America Reads position at a local elementary school.

If you or your family’s financial situation has recently been affected by extenuating circumstances such as unemployment, a death in the family, divorce, or excessive medical expenses not covered by insurance, you may write to the Financial Aid Office about your situation. Your file will be reviewed, and adjustments may be made depending on the circumstances.

The Financial Aid website is also a convenient resource for researching financial aid information including work study information and scholarships.  Most scholarships have an application deadline of March 15, so apply early. The main database for scholarships can be found here.

All financial aid awards are estimated. Your financial aid award may change if:

  • The information you provided on the FAFSA changes.
  • Your enrollment status changes. Full-time=12-18 credits; 3/4 time=9-11 credits; 1/2 time=6-8 credits; less than 1/2 time=1-5 credits.
  • Your housing status changes (living on campus/off campus/with parents).
  • Outside sources of aid exceed your calculated financial need.
  • You withdraw.

Office Hours and Location

During the academic year, the Financial Aid Office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Summer hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Financial Aid Office is located on the south end of the Administrative Center. For the answers to the most frequently asked financial aid questions, please visit vtc.edu/financial-aid.

You must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress if you are receiving Federal Student Aid. Please refer to the catalog for details regarding Satisfactory Academic Progress.

College Office and Regular Service Hours

Offices and Services List Academic Dean Green 125 (802) 728-1311 Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30 or by appointment Admissions Admin Center 132 (802) 728-1444 Monday – Friday 8:00 – 4:30 Alumni Admin 211 (802) 728-1258 Monday – Friday 8:00 – 4:30 Athletics SHAPE (802) 728-1382 Monday – Friday 8:00 […]

Offices and Services List

Academic Dean
Green 125
(802) 728-1311
Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30 or by appointment

Admissions
Admin Center 132
(802) 728-1444
Monday – Friday 8:00 – 4:30

Alumni
Admin 211
(802) 728-1258
Monday – Friday 8:00 – 4:30

Athletics
SHAPE
(802) 728-1382
Monday – Friday 8:00 – 4:30

Business Office (Student Accounts)
Admin 107
(802) 728-1254
Monday – Friday 9:00 – 4:30

Campus Center
Campus Center
(802) 728-1317

Career Services
Judd Hall
(802) 728-1320
Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30 or by appointment

Center for Academic Success/TRIO
Conant 222
(802) 728-1396
Monday – Friday 8:00 – 4:30

Class Cancellations
(802) 728-1346

Conference and Planning
Admin
(802) 728-1607
Monday – Friday 8:00 – 12:00, 1:00 – 4:00 or as posted

Dean of Students
Conant
(802) 728-1434
Monday – Friday 8:00 – 4:30 or by appointment

Dining Hall (Morey)
Morey
(802) 728-1883

Facilities/Maintenance
Wilcox
(802) 728-1264
Monday – Friday 6:00 – 3:30

Financial Aid
Admin 109
(802) 728-1248
Monday – Friday 8:00 – 4:30

Health Center (Campus Nurse)
Keenan A105
(802) 728-1270
Monday-Friday 11:00-2:00

Intramurals
SHAPE
(802) 728-1384
Monday – Friday 8:00 – 4:30

Information Technology: Randolph
Morrill 131
(802) 728-1721
Monday – Friday 8:00 – 4:30

Information Technology: Williston
200 Building Room 208
(802) 879-8260
Monday-Thursday 8:00-6:00, Friday 8:00-4:00

Library: Randolph
Hartness
(800) 431-0025
For an updated schedule, please visit their website.

Library: Williston
200 Building
(800) 431-0025
For an updated schedule, please visit their website.

President’s Office
Admin 206
(802) 728-1252
Monday – Friday 8:00-4:30

Public Safety
Admin 122
(802) 728-1292
24 Hour Coverage

Registrar
Admin
(802) 728-1303
Monday – Friday 8:00 – 4:30

Student Affairs
Morey
(802) 728-1212
Monday – Friday 8:00 – 4:30

SHAPE Front Desk
SHAPE
(802) 728-1384
Monday – Friday 6:00-8:00, Saturday, 9:00-6:00, Sunday 10:00-8:00