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THE ANDERSON-FREEMAN CENTER
There are many support resources that exist in the Middlebury College campus. One of them includes the Anderson-Freeman Center, otherwise known as the AFC.
Faculty, staff, students, and alumni reunite to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Anderson-Freeman Resource Center
The Anderson-Freeman Resource Center is a recent resource center that just opened this last fall of 2015. It is a resource center that essentially strives for diversity and inclusivity in the Middlebury community. It was both a memorable and historic moment for Middlebury College “in particular, for students of color; first-generation college students; students from low-income backgrounds; LGBTQ+ students; international students; and other students who have been historically underrepresented or marginalized in U.S. higher education."
Please consider the following to get to know more about the AFC!
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Other general information concerning the AFC please see, go/afc go/afc The historical background of the AFC see, go/afchis (Links to an external site.) The mission statement of the AFC see, go/afcmission (Links to an external site.) Discovering the meaning behind AFC’s name see, go/afcname (Links to an external site.) Learning more about the AFC’s team see, go/afcteam (Links to an external site.) Contacting the AFC team please see, go/afchours (Links to an external site.). The general hours are listed in the go-link and you can feel free to drop by and have a visit! A second option is to see go/afc (Links to an external site.) and click on the tabs to the left side of the screen. It will guide you through all the topics mentioned above and more! Simply scroll down and find "Anderson Freeman Resource Center".
Jennifer Herrera (Associate Director) and Roberto Lint Sagarena (Director) at the Anderson-Freeman Resource Center's entrance lounge
QUEER COUNCELING & SUPPORT SERVICES
For now there exists limited number of support services for the queer and trans community on campus. One of those services include the LGBTQ Counceling and Support Services which include hotlines and calling services, for example. For more information about this service, click here (Links to an external site.).
To learn more about the Parton's Counceling Staff and its General Staff, click here (Links to an external site.).
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AT PARTON HEALTH CENTER
It is important for all to know about the many health and wellness sources that stem out of Parton Center for Health & Wellness. One of these sources include mental health support. For more information about the mental health services at Middlebury College please see, go/mental_health (Links to an external site.). Make sure to scroll down to the 'Counseling' section of the page!
Barbara-McCall is currently the Director of Health and Wellness Education at the college. If you would like to know more information about the health and wellness education at the college, see go/mccall (Links to an external site.) and/ or feel free to contact her with any of your questions!
For more general information about the Health, Wellness Education, and Safety on campus, please click here (Links to an external site.). (Links to an external site.)
CTLR SUPPORT SERVICES
The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research (CTLR) is not only meant to provide academic resources. The CTLR also provides time management help and disability learning services. For more information please click here (Links to an external site.) and/ or contact the Coordinator JoAnn Brewer, also known as "Mama Jo", by clicking here (Links to an external site.). You will never go wrong by going to the CTLR for help and support!
Because Middlebury College is "in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the College does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in any aspect of the employment relationship, and strives to provide reasonable accommodation as required by law to otherwise qualified employees or applicants with disabilities." For more information about the ADA, please see the following link (Links to an external site.).
As of the academic year of 2013-2014, approximately 1 in every 12 students at Middlebury has self-identified as having a disability. Find out what Student Accessibility Services can do for you! If you would like to learn more information about the ADA and the policies and procedures they undertake, please click here (Links to an external site.) and/ or contact Jodi Litchfield, the ADA Coordinator.
THE COMMONS SYSTEMS
"The Commons System (Links to an external site.) was instituted in 1992-93, with the purpose of creating a closer community of students, faculty, and staff, and to enrich the cultural and intellectual environment on campus. There are five Commons or groups of residence halls. Each Commons has a Commons "team" that includes a Commons Head(s), a Dean, a Coordinator, and several residential advisors. The Commons Head(s), in particular, works with students to develop a social and intellectual program for their Commons. New faculty are assigned to a Commons upon arrival and are encouraged to become involved." For more information about the Commons Systems and how they can be of quintessential use for you, please click here (Links to an external site.) and/ or see go/commons (Links to an external site.). It is vital that you become very close with your commons staff especially your common's dean. Your common's dean is at your disposal to support you and your health, wellness, and mental states.
WomenSafe is a support group on campus for those individuals who have or are currently going through sexual and dating violence. For more information about WomenSafe's support group please click here (Links to an external site.).
MIddSafe is a similar support group to WomenSafe, except that it provides the individual the choice of anonymity. According to the website, "MiddSafe advocates are Middlebury College students, faculty, and staff committed to providing a safe and confidential resource for our peers in need of support and information around sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, domestic violence, and other personal violations. Our goal is to exist as a non-judgmental, compassionate, and effective system for individuals in emergency and non-crisis situations. We provide a menu of options to guide students towards medical, legal, and emotional resources on local, state, and national levels. We can help you take steps to understanding what is available to you and to identifying what you need. No matter where you are in the process of dealing with your experience, we are here to listen." For more information about MiddSafe please click here (Links to an external site.).
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Middlebury College is not an exception when it comes the statistics of rape culture in most private and predominantly white institutions. Consequently, the "Green Dot Violence Prevention Strategy is a national program that trains students, faculty, and staff in bystander intervention to help prevent instances of power-based personal violence (PBPV). PBPV is a form of violence where one individual asserts power, control, or intimidation over another to cause harm." For more information about the GreenDot Project and its mission please see, go/greendot (Links to an external site.) and/ or watch the following video (Links to an external site.).
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IT HAPPENS HERE
The student organization It Happens Here (Links to an external site.), is "an anti-sexual violence campaign that collects anonymous student stories to raise awareness to the frequency and severity of sexual violence on college campuses. It Happens Here is about giving power to the survivor's voice." For more information about It Happens Here please contact group leaders, Katie Preston, Kpreston@middlebury.edu & Michelle Peng, Mpeng@middlebury.edu. Remember, you are not alone.