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FAIR

Promoting Fairness, Awareness, Inclusion, and Relationships in Our Community

Purpose and Responsibilities

The purpose of Lyndon FAIR is to serve our community as a resource and catalyst for social justice consultation, advocacy, and activism. We will do so by:

  • Engaging in consistent, open, and honest communication with each other and with all members of our community.
  • Actively collaborating with all members of our community in regard to issues of social justice.
  • Providing consultation and resources to colleagues in our community on issues related to social justice.
  • Advocating for, by working with, disenfranchised members of our community.
  • Coordinating programming which addresses the social justice needs in our community.
  • Creating opportunities for activism in support of social justice in our community.
  • Providing leadership in our community on issues related to social justice.
  • Engaging in an ongoing process of self-assessment and accountability.

2017-2018 YEAR OF AWARENESS AT LYNDON

Over the last three years, there has been a sharper focus on social justice here at Lyndon State College to ensure that everyone in our community is treated with dignity and respect. In pursuit of this goal, President Joe Bertolino declared 2014 the Year of Social Justice, and subsequently 2015 the Year of Compassion, and this past academic year, the Year of Courage.

As we unify Lyndon State College and Johnson State College into Northern Vermont University (NVU), we remain committed to social justice work. In fact, it 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.”

Therefore, in consultation with the Fairness, Awareness, Inclusion, and Relationships (FAIR) Committee, the 2017-2018 academic year will be the “Year of Awareness” at Lyndon. Given all of the change that is happening on our campus, in our community, on the national political scene, and globally, awareness is a necessary precursor to any responsible action. I believe we all will be called to action this coming year in some way with unification, enhancing inclusion and respect on our campus, climate change, and many more issues that impact our lives.

I look forward to raising our collective awareness of these issues with all of you during the upcoming academic year.

Nolan Atkins – Provost, Johnson and Lyndon

 

Members of the Committee

Deb Bailin, Kristi Castleberry, Sam Boss, David Johnston, Erin Rossetti, Jonathan Davis, Benafsha Sohail, Kate Gold, Alexandra Damato, Sierra Hargrave, Henekis Stoddard, and Patricia Shine

» Join our Facebook Group or like us at: Facebook.com/LSCFAIR

 

Sexual and Racial Harassment Contacts

Kate Roy, Deputy Title IX/Policy 311 Co-Coordinator/Associate Director of Athletics
Katherine.Roy@LyndonState.edu
802.626.6439

Kate Gold, Policy 311 Co-Coordinator/Director of Advising Resources
Kathleen.Gold@LyndonState.edu
802.626.4860 

Policy 311 Investigators

Kate Roy, Deputy Title IX/Policy 311 Co-Coordinator/Associate Director of Athletics
Kate.Roy@LyndonState.edu
802.626.6439

Kate Gold, Policy 311 Co-Coordinator/Director of Advising Resources
Kathleen.Gold@LyndonState.edu
802.626.4860 

Sandy Franz, Director of Human Resources
Sandra.Franz@LyndonState.edu
802.626.4865

George Hacking, Public Safety
George.Hacking@LyndonState.edu
802.626.6432

Thomas Anderson, Associate Dean of the Faculty and Academic Programs
Thomas.Anderson@LyndonState.edu
802.626.6497

 

Policies

Title IX and Sexual Assault/Harassment

"I Am Vermont Too" Lyndon exhibit

The “I Am Vermont Too” project began in March of 2014. Modeled after the “I Too, Am Harvard” initiative, the “I Am Vermont Too” photo-story project shines a light on the diversity of identities and experiences of People of Color all across the State of Vermont. It looks to provide an opportunity for reflection and dialogue for majority-white communities who may be unaware of their participation in perpetuating racial stereotypes and harming People of Color. The exhibit was shown at Lyndon and included Lyndon students in the fall of 2017.