Now, more than ever, social justice must be at the forefront of all we do. NVU-Lyndon FAIR works to ensure that everyone in our community is treated with dignity and respect. Our differences–be they social class, culture, race, ability, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age–bring strengths and resources to our community.
In 2014, then-President Joe Bertolino declared that year to be the Year of Social Justice. 2015-16 was the Year of Compassion. 2016-17 was the Year of Courage. 2017-2018 was the Year of Awareness. 2018-2019 was the Year of Relationships.
This year, 2019-2020, we welcome the Year of Inclusion. We believe that inclusion is more than just a seat at the table, important as that is. Real inclusion means that the voices around the table are heard, respected, and acted upon.
Northern Vermont University is committed to social justice work. This commitment is highlighted in the first sentence of the NVU mission statement: “Northern Vermont University fosters the intellectual, creative, and personal growth of every student in a community committed to diversity and inclusion.”