2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 26, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

University-Wide Policies

Northern Vermont University adheres to the policies of the Vermont State Colleges (VSC) system, which state:

The VSC is committed to maintaining an educational and working environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment including sexual harassment, sexual assault and misconduct, dating violence, and stalking. Such misconduct will not be tolerated.

All allegations will be investigated promptly and thoroughly, and both the accuser and the accused will be afforded equal rights during the investigatory and adjudicatory process.

Disciplinary sanctions for any member of the VSC community engaging in this conduct can include reprimands and educational sanctions, suspension or expulsion of students, the suspension or termination of employees as well as possible referral for criminal investigation and prosecution under Vermont law.

To learn more about system policies; reporting and/or responding to reports of abuse, rape, harassment, or assault; who to talk to on your campus if you are a survivor or want to support a survivor of sexual assault; and more, visit the Vermont State Colleges System’s RESOLVE website


Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records. The primary rights afforded to each student include but are not limited to the right to inspect and review their education records, the right to amend incorrect records and the right to limit disclosure of information from the records.

In accordance with federal law and regulations issued by the Department of Education, the Vermont State Colleges System (“VSC”) has adopted policies and procedures for each of its Colleges. The Colleges within the VSC are: Castleton University, Northern Vermont University, Vermont Technical College, and the Community College of Vermont. The purpose of this VSC policy is to provide guidance on the rights of inspection and the prohibitions against unauthorized dissemination of educational information. The VSC’s FERPA policy is available on the Portal under VSC Public Info and Data (see VSC Policy and Procedures / Student Affairs / Policy 312) and at the Advising and Registration Center at NVU-Johnson and Student Services at NVU-Lyndon.

More information is available from:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave. SW
Washington, DC20202-4605
Email: FERPA@ed.gov
Telephone: (202) 260.3887
Fax: (202) 260.9001

Federal Clery Act Compliance

In compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Statistics Act [20 USC 1092(f)], NVU’s Department of Public Safety prepares and publishes an annual campus security and fire safety report each October 1 for the purpose of disclosing campus crime and fire statistics, security policies and enforcement. This report includes information about the University’s alcohol and drug policies, sexual-assault education and prevention programs, and procedures for reporting and handling reports of sexual assaults. You may request a printed copy from the Office of Public Safety.

The Office of Public Safety is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. An officer on duty at NVU-Johnson can be reached anytime by calling 802.635.1205 (or extension 51205 from a campus phone), or at NVU-Lyndon by calling 802.626.6452 (or extension 66452 from a campus phone).

Photographs & Videos

Northern Vermont University and its representatives occasionally take photographs and record videos for use by the University in print and electronic media. This statement serves as public notice of the University’s intent to do so and as a release to the University of permission to use such images and recordings as it deems fit. Students may withdraw their consent to appear in photos or videos created by the University and its representatives by completing a form available from the Advising and Registration Center at NVU-Johnson or Student Services at NVU-Lyndon.