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The Vermont Connection

Abstract

Multicultural centers exist on most predominately white campuses in one form or another as a primary support system and safe space for Students of Color. With an explosion of literature in recent years centering on how white student affairs professionals can be allies in anti-racist work, the question arises, can white staff at such centers be successful in supporting students? The personal experiences of the Director of the African, Latino/a, Asian, Native American (ALANA) Student Center at The University of Vermont and a white graduate student working at the same center provide the backdrop for this discussion.