Diversity and Inclusivity

We are deeply committed to creating a diverse, welcoming community with full and equal participation for all individuals and groups. We work together daily to foster a respectful and engaged community that embraces all the complexity and individuality each person brings to campus. We are dedicated to learning, growing, and becoming our best selves. We believe groups of people from a variety of backgrounds and with differing viewpoints are often more resilient and adaptive in solving problems and reaching complex goals than more homogeneous groups. They coalesce into an effective community that benefits from the talents and identities of each individual. Below are some of the ways we create opportunities for our faculty, staff, and students to connect with each other on campus.

Alliance for an Inclusive Middlebury (AIM)

Composed of faculty, staff, and students, the Alliance for an Inclusive Middlebury promotes a comprehensive approach to issues of diversity, access, and equity on campus.

Anderson Freeman Resource Center

The Anderson Freeman Resource Center provides advocacy, programs, resources, and support for students who have been historically underrepresented or marginalized in U.S. higher education.

Charles P. Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life

Middlebury welcomes students of all religious faiths and the Scott Center offers support for all aspects of religious and spiritual diversity.

Chief Diversity Officer

As chief diversity officer, Miguel Fernández works to promote equity and inclusion in every aspect of educational, residential, and professional life at Middlebury College, including faculty diversity initiatives and student life issues.

International Student and Scholar Services

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) provides advising, programs, and support to international students, staff, and faculty.

LGBTQ

Middlebury has many active and welcoming resources for students identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer—or questioning their identities—and those who support them.

May Belle Chellis Women’s Resource Center

Chellis House is named after Middlebury’s first woman graduate and provides support resources, as well as a forum, for the advancement of women’s and gender issues.

Programming and Events

Our programming aims to expand our collective thinking and to create opportunities for open dialogue and reflection. Special programs, discussions, lectures, panels, performances, and cultural events bring new voices to campus to challenge and stimulate us.

Preferred Name and Pronoun

Middlebury recognizes that some members of our community use names other than their legal names to identify themselves. In BannerWeb, you can indicate your preferred first name as well as a preferred gender pronoun (him, her, them, etc.) and name prefix (Mr., Ms., Miss, etc.).

Resources and Reports

Student Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services provides confidential services and accommodations for students who have special needs affecting their learning, vision, hearing, speech, mobility, and physical and psychological health.