Programs & Services

From advising and mentoring to community-building and celebrating identity, the Anderson Freeman Resource Center provides its students with a variety of offerings to support them in all aspects of academic, social, personal, and communal life.


Alumni of Color Weekend
Annual gathering of alumni of color that takes place during MLK Weekend.

Cafecito Hour
Cafecito Hour is an informal series of presentations and discussions. Cafecito Hour began in 2005 and was inspired by the book A Cafecito Story from renowned author and Middlebury Writer-in-Residence Julia Alvarez '71.

Community Dinners
Enjoy home-cooked food and good conversation at our AFC community dinners. 

Cultural Heritage Months
Each month is nationally designated to celebrate cultural heritages and to examine how these are continually marginalized in society and omitted from history.  While they are designated heritage month celebrations, our hope is to continue to acknowledge the contributions made by all groups of people in the United States throughout the year and not just during the heritage month itself.

The First-Gen Experience
The First-Gen Experience aims to support and celebrate students who are first in their families to attend a four-year college. The goal of the First-Gen Experience program is to support the academic and social transition for first-generation college students, and ensure retention to the sophomore year and persistence to graduation. As part of the First-Gen Experience, First@Midd is a 4 day pre-orientation program that provides support to incoming students.

Martin H. Freeman Lecture Series
The Martin H. Freeman Lecture Series aims to create an inclusive environment bringing faculty and students from STEM disciplines together to learn about other prominent scientists of color who have aspirational careers. The event is also about building community for STEM students of color on campus and beyond.  Presented in conjunction with the STEM departments and the Center for Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity.

The Middlebury Intercultural Leaders Coalition (MILC)
MILC is a cultural org cluster, and works together with the Anderson Freeman Resource Center to facilitate communication and cooperation between student cultural organizations, and offer programs to the campus.

Social Events and Stressbusters
Includes the annual Halloween Party, study breaks, self-care and wellness activities, game nights, and Stressbusters during finals week.

Twilight Scholars Program
Twilight Scholars Program began in 1994 in honor of Alexander Twilight, who was the first African American graduate of Middlebury College. Invited speakers and artists present public lectures, lead workshops, visit classes, and interact with faculty, staff, and students in and outside of the classroom during a 2-3 day residency.

Previous Twilight Scholars have included Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar, Philip Hamilton '82, Kymberly Pinder '87, Houston A. Baker Jr. and Charlotte Pierce Baker, Duda Penteado, Claude Steele, Sonia Sanchez, Scott Page, Junot Diaz, Antwi Akom, Maisha Winn, Tricia Rose, Angela Y. Davis, and Kimberlé Crenshaw.

Verbal Onslaught
Verbal Onslaught is Middlebury's premier spoken word open-mic event, bringing a real, urban, and free vibe to the arts community.

Support Services

  • Student mentoring, advising, and connections to campus resources
  • Self-care and wellness support
  • Counseling (by appointment- please call 802-443-5141 to make an appointment)
  • Support for student cultural organizations and PALANA
  • Peer writing tutoring (Wednesdays 8pm-10pm)
  • Peer career advising (Thursdays 7:30pm-9:30pm)