- Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) Cottages address the unique needs of students in recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction.The program offers a supportive environment; a community of peers with shared experiences, goals, and values; and accountability from self, peers, and higher education staff. The CRC has a minimum sobriety requirement, a one-credit course requirement, community meals, attendance in recovery support meetings/events, participation in CRC activities, and optional recovery-based housing. Read more about Collegiate Recovery.
Gender-Inclusive Housing (GIH) is an option for students interested in rooming with someone of a different gender. This option may interest transgender students; those in the process of discovering their gender identity; gay, lesbian, or bisexual students; intersex students; those who feel uncomfortable rooming with someone of the same gender, or those who feel they would cooperate better with someone of a different gender. Please note: All program applicants must have a preferred roommate, and both must preference each other on the GIH application.
- Global Neighbors is a mixed-nationality residence hall where students share a floor with residents from around the U.S. and the world. This is a great way to make friends from different countries, share cultures, and have an international experience right here in Vermont! Residents who choose to live in the Global Neighbors community are expected to show interest and excitement for cross-cultural interactions and to approach these situations with an open mind and heart. Community members are encouraged to participate in occasional cultural programs.
- Rainbow Cottage, a program of the LGBTQA Center, is a comfortable housing alternative for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students who come together to create and share a welcoming and actively connected community. Rainbow is housed in a two-story cottage consisting of mostly single, suite-style rooms. Shared space includes a full kitchen, two common areas, and laundry facilities (in a separate building). Off-street parking is also available.
- S.A.F.E. (Substance and Alcohol-Free Environment) is a tightly knit community where residents sign an addendum to their housing contract and agree to be substance- (including tobacco) and alcohol-free for the entire academic year. Residents often enjoy working together on community service projects that promote substance-free lifestyles, such as the Redstone Hall Haunted House in October.
Slade Extension, available to returning students only, is an environmentally friendly, socially conscious community that emphasizes sustainable living. Residents practice a low-consumption life style, including reduction and recycling of waste through composting and re-use. Slade has relocated and is now housed in the Cottages.