Castleton University works collaboratively across many offices and departments to support an equitable, vibrant, and academically challenging environment. Through values including understanding, mutual consideration, and respect, we have created a culture of diversity and acceptance, allowing students to reach their full potential as active members of our community.
At Castleton, we proudly champion the unique experiences of every student, faculty, and staff member. We are committed to sustaining an inclusive environment that acknowledges a multitude of cultures, understands how our backgrounds influence our beliefs, actions, and interactions with one another, and values our differences for how they challenge our thinking and enrich the community.
Castleton’s faculty and staff have a wealth of experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, including international and new American students, low-income and first-generation students, LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities, and many others. Student organizations, like the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, offer organized activities on campus and no matter your religion, the greater Rutland Region is filled with places to worship.
We believe that students who understand the importance of inclusiveness will be better prepared to make a difference in our community and in the world.
"Diversity is an important aspect of holistic education. Unique perspectives enhance a classroom environment and expose students to new and different ways of experiencing the world”
– President Dr. Karen Scolforo
Want to learn more about identity, gender, diversity, and inclusion? Enroll in the public CU/See Me Canvas course.