At Middlebury, we welcome a diversity of perspectives and create opportunities for all students to participate in critical engagement and thoughtful collaboration as a community.

As we seek to build a Middlebury community that is representative of the world we live in today, we are intentional in our holistic review of applications and fully consider the context of each applicant. We work to ensure access by offering the following:


We create a diverse campus community by partnering formally or informally with community-based organizations all over the world, including the following organizations and more:

  • Posse Foundation
  • QuestBridge
  • College Match
  • Matriculate
  • American Talent Initiative
  • Prep for Prep
  • SEO Scholars
  • SCS Noonan Scholars
  • Schuler Scholars
  • STEP
  • Chicago Scholars
  • Wily Network
  • Ron Brown Scholars
  • One Voice
  • Summer Search
  • Minds Matter
  • Scholar Match
  • Davis United World Scholars
  • Sutton Trust
  • Bridge2Rwanda
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Connect across difference.

What does that look like?

At Middlebury, you will engage meaningfully with people from all walks of life. Our goal is to celebrate and affirm diverse communities starting with the admissions process and throughout a student’s time here.

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PALANA: a living and learning education.

One of several residential social houses on campus, PALANA (Pan-African, Latino, Asian, and Native American) is a long-standing, student-driven space on campus for students with an interest in diversity and intercultural conversation.

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MOSAIC Interfaith House

A residential space for students who are interested in deepening their knowledge and experience of various religions, spiritualties and secular traditions, MOSAIC commits fully to living within difference, and not in spite of it.

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Middlebury Intercultural Leaders Coalition (MILC)

MILC is a cultural organization cluster with the goal of ensuring collaboration and communication between cultural orgs on campus. Groups under the MILC umbrella include Alianza Latinoamerica y Caribeña, Asian Students in Action, Distinguished Men of Color, Womxn of Color, Raisins (radical Asians), Arabesque: The Arab Heritage Club, and Scandinavian Society.

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You can always contact your admissions counselor or a senior fellow. Our Access Intern, Noemi Ponce, ‘26, is an excellent resource on diversity, access and inclusion on campus. 

Noemi Ponce, '26

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Major: International and Global Studies with a focus on Latin American Studies, and Studio Art

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