Middlebury promotes critical engagement, collaboration, and full participation within and across the diverse communities who work, live, and learn together at our institution.

The collective efforts of our various offices, departments, programs and organizations seek to bring together teachers and scholars to explore issues related to identity and culture, to examine the impact of power and privilege, and to celebrate and affirm diverse communities through their heritage, their resistance, and their collective efforts for change.

The goal of this site is to provide institutional resources for the students, staff, and faculty in our greater Middlebury community.

Students having a conversation at the Anderson Freeman Resource Center (AFC) in Carr Hall

Celebrating and Affirming Diversity

Advocacy and Response

Our community-wide goals support institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion through engagement, education, collaboration, and transformation.

Get Involved


Developing awareness and skills to increase access, equity, inclusion, and full participation for members of the campus community.

Learn More

Inclusive Practitioners Program

  • Understanding and Reducing Barriers for First-Generation Students

    This 60-minute workshop explores strategies that faculty and staff can use to reduce those barriers and their impact.

    Thursday, October 24

    11:00-12:00 p.m. in Lib 105B

    View all Workshops
  • Who’s in the Room: Managing Power and Privilege Dynamics

    This 90-minute workshop explores how power and privilege can manifest in interpersonal dynamics, and how an awareness of the way certain behavior impacts others can promote greater equity, inclusion, access, and participation.

    Monday, October 28

    10:15-11:45 a.m. in Axinn 219

    View all Workshops
  • Increasing Access and Assessing Learning: Crowdsourced Notes in the Classroom

    This 60-minute workshop explores the benefits of using crowdsourced notes in the classroom and ways to manage that process logistically.

    Friday, November 1

    3:00-4:00 p.m. in Axinn 229

    View all Workshops
  • Unpacking What’s Happening: Challenging Toxic Call-Out Culture

    This 60-minute workshop explores the dynamics of call-out (or cancel) culture and how to help students reflect on those dynamics and reframe their engagement with others in ways that promote learning and growth while centering social justice.

    Wednesday, November 6

    10:15-11:15 in Axinn 229

    View all Workshops
Student sits at a desk in the Davis Family Library working on her computer, while another student browses a bookshelf behind her

Student Access and Support Grants

“How can I get funded?” We often hear this from students. Many know that there is money out there to help fund internships, fellowships, conferences, emergencies, and more, but don’t know where to start looking. These Student Access and Support grants are a good place to start. Students with questions about available funding options and how to apply can contact Elaine Orozco Hammond ehammond@middlebury.edu, Director of Equity Initiatives.