The Feminist Resource Center serves as an informational, educational and cultural resource for the students, staff, and faculty at Middlebury.

Chellis House, the epicenter of activity for our vibrant program, is located on 56 Hillcrest Road, right behind Proctor Dining Hall. Please stop by.

Google maps and directions

Read about our history.

Alison Fraker Library

The Resource Center also contains a diverse collection of books relating to feminist studies in the Alison Fraker Library. The library is open to any student and offers a quiet place to study. The Center has a living room and is available to any students looking for an alternate place to study, chat, or have coffee with friends.

By serving as an educational and cultural resource, Chellis House aims to provide a forum for the advancement of women’s and gender issues at Middlebury College.

Our Spaces

Organizations that use the space for meetings, workshops and social activities include Queers and Allies (Q&A), Feminist Action at Middlebury (FAM), It Happens Here, Stop Traffic, and the Sister-to-Sister and Brother-to-Brother Programs.

The Living Room

The Chellis House living room is an ideal location for meeting or just relaxing.  The space can also be scheduled for viewing films in the evening.

The Library

The Alison Gwen Fraker Reading Room is located upstairs. It holds our collection of resources on gender as well as an archive of feminist activity at Middlebury.

The Deck

The deck looks over a small back yard. Students meet here for lunch and it is the site of our wonderful end of the year picnic.


Chellis House coffeehouses provide a forum for resident and local singer/songwriters and an opportunity for students to get together informally.

Helpful Links

May Belle Chellis Women's Resource Center
56 Hillcrest Road
Middlebury, VT 05753