Use this form for single lectures, which are to be sponsored by the Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies and/or Chellis House, the women’s resource center.

We avoid cosponsoring conflicting events. Before submitting a proposal, please check the College Events Calendar (

When choosing a lecture date, please keep in mind regularly scheduled College events such as monthly faculty meetings, midterm recess, and winter carnival. Remember, too, that accommodations can be difficult to secure on Columbus Day weekend, Fall Family Weekend, and at other times when the College is hosting major events. Dates that tend to be crowded for GSFS/Chellis House: The Gensler Family Symposium on Feminism in a Global Context is normally hosted in mid-April; February is Black History Month; November 25-December 10 is the 16 days of activism to end gender-based violence; March is Women’s History Month.

Honoraria have mostly ranged between $750 and $1000. Honoraria may vary if the visitor also visits a class, or renders other services.

Rates for some local accommodations: Inn on the Green, rates below include rooms and meals taxes (non-suite accommodations include continental breakfast for one guest, $5 each additional guest.): Nov. 1-May 31, Sun - Thur: $104.50; Fri - Sat: $151.80 including breakfast for one guest—add $5 for additional guest; Suite all nights (up to 4 guests)$185.90, including breakfast for all guests .  June 1-Oct. 31: All nights $151.80; Suite (up to 4 guests) $185.90 including breakfast for all guests. Middlebury Inn(breakfast not included), rates include VT Rooms and Meals Tax: first week in Nov until last week in May, Sun - Thur: Single $121; Double $132;  Fri - Sat: Single $137.50; Double $148.50. June 1 through October the college rate is 15% off the best available rack rate, which changes daily. All rates are subject to change based on occupancy. Rates apply by request only at the time of booking. 

Ground transportation: Jessica’s Vital Transit, LLC charges $85.00 each way to and from Burlington Airport. Middlebury Transit charges $126.50, which includes 15% gratuity, each way to and from Burlington Airport. Both offer discounts if you allow ride-share with someone else arriving/departing at the same time. Mileage as of 1/1/17 is reimbursed at $.535 per mile.

If you expect attendance over 49 people, you will need a “crowd manager” This in accordance with the new College policy, see Training shall be provided through the Environmental, Health & Safety Department on a regular basis as needed. If you will not be acting as crowd manager, and will be hiring a student as CM, please add $11.09/hr. to your budget.

FILL OUT AN APPLICATION FORM HERE and email it to Laurie Essig ( and cc: Susan Perkins (