Diversity and Community


Resources in Support of Diversity and Community

Centers and Places

Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity is an interdisciplinary academic center dedicated to understanding how race and ethnicity affect human relations. The center focuses on the study of race and ethnicity and how these intersect with such aspects of human life as class, gender, sexuality, religion, and migration. The center develops academic programming for the entire community and supports scholarship and research related to these areas of study.

Center for Careers and Internships (CCI) empowers students to apply their liberal arts education and engage the world through their professional pursuits, active citizenship, and life’s work.

Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research (CTLR) aims to design, develop, and integrate resources that enrich learning and teaching at Middlebury and to provide a locus for conversations, both within the Middlebury community and with other institutions, about excellence and innovation in a residential liberal arts education.

Chellis Women's Resource Center is named after the first woman to graduate from Middlebury, in 1886. It provides a welcoming space where women and men can discuss, research, and address gender issues. The center provides academic resources and general information on current events, job and internship opportunities, academic opportunities, and health issues.

Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest promotes sustainability both on campus and around the world, through lectures, campus events. Home to the Dean of Environmental Affairs, the Program in Environmental Studies, and the Sustainability Integration Office, the building also exemplifies Middlebury’s commitment to sustainability with a LEED Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council.

Mahaney '84 Center for the Arts serves as a hub of arts activity on campus. Its primary purpose is to provide an environment for the creation of art, and to invite audiences to experience the work of local, national, and international artists. The MCFA is home to the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the black-box style Seeler Studio Theatre, the dance theatre, and a stunning 370-seat recital hall. The arts extend beyond the walls of the MCFA as well, with film and media culture programs in Dana Auditorium and the Axinn Center, theatre productions in Wright Theatre and the Hepburn Zoo, studio art shows in Johnson, independent student exhibitions in the Center Gallery in McCullough, special events in Mead Chapel, and more.

Old Stone Mill and Annex are spaces for student creators, entrepreneurs and artists of all kinds.

Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs is an internationally oriented resource and research center. It seeks to advance global understanding based in linguistic and cultural competency. The center offers co-curricular programming that enhances opportunities for students and supports faculty in their teaching and professional development.

Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life seeks to promote fruitful interfaith dialogue and foster respect for the religious beliefs and practices of the people who make up the Middlebury community. We offer our support to many different student religious organizations and connect people to a variety of nearby faith communities.

Resources and Services

Student Accessibility Services works with students who have special needs related to their learning, vision, hearing, speech, mobility, and physical and psychological health. We provide reasonable academic and residential accommodations for qualified students with disabilities, and assistive technology is available on campus as well. The services we provide are confidential.

Gender and Sexuality

Human Relations Officer (HRO) is the official designated by the president of the College to receive and process complaints of harassment brought by Middlebury College faculty, staff, and students under the College's Anti-Harassment Policy. Any Middlebury College student, faculty, or staff member or who has reasonable cause to believe that harassment, including sexual harassment, as defined by the College's Anti-Harassment Policy, has occurred or is occurring, or who believes that she or he has been subjected to retaliation for having brought or supported a complaint of harassment, is encouraged to bring that information to the immediate attention of the human relations officer.

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) assist our international students, staff, and faculty by offering advising, programs, and other services. We manage the College's involvement in the U.S. government's Student and Exchange Visitor System (SEVIS) and Middlebury's compliance with related immigration regulations. We offer a variety of programs to support members of our international community with their initial transitions to the College and with accomplishing their goals. We also coordinate with the Friends of International Students host program.

Local Resources

Congregations and Faith Communities