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General Information
16 Sterling Drive
Craftsbury Common , Vermont 05827-0072

Disability Resource Office

Academic Support Office
16 Sterling Drive
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827-0072
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About Sterling College

Sterling College is a prestigious private university located in the charming town of Craftsbury Common, Vermont. Nestled in the heart of the Green Mountains, this not-for-profit institution prides itself on offering a distinctive educational experience that focuses on environmental stewardship, sustainable agriculture, and outdoor education.

One of the defining features of Sterling College is its commitment to environmental sustainability. With a strong emphasis on ecological thinking and hands-on learning, the campus serves as a living laboratory for students to connect deeply with the natural world. This creates a unique and immersive academic environment, where students are encouraged to actively engage with their surroundings and explore innovative solutions to environmental challenges.

Founded in 1958, Sterling College has cultivated a rich legacy of environmental education and activism. It has consistently been at the forefront of sustainability, making it an ideal choice for students who are passionate about making a positive impact on the planet. The college’s holistic approach to education combines rigorous academics with experiential learning, ensuring that students gain both theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

Sterling College offers a range of undergraduate programs designed to equip students with the necessary tools to address today’s pressing environmental issues. Programs such as Ecology, Environmental Humanities, Sustainable Agriculture, and Outdoor Education provide students with the opportunity to specialize their studies and develop expertise in their chosen fields. The college also offers a customizable self-designed major option, allowing students to tailor their education to their specific interests and goals.

What sets Sterling College apart is its hands-on approach to learning. Students have the opportunity to participate in various experiential education programs, including a unique work program known as “Work Colleges.” This program integrates on-campus work experience into the curriculum, providing students with practical skills and a sense of responsibility and ownership. Students might find themselves working on the college farm, managing the campus woodland, or engaging in sustainable building projects.

The surrounding area of Craftsbury Common adds to the allure of Sterling College. Vermont is renowned for its natural beauty, and the college makes full use of its idyllic setting. Surrounded by picturesque mountains, forests, and pristine lakes, students have ample opportunities for outdoor exploration and adventure. Whether it’s hiking, skiing, or kayaking, the Vermont landscape serves as a playground for those seeking an active and nature-oriented lifestyle.

Craftsbury Common, a quintessential New England town, offers a close-knit community feel that complements the inclusive and collaborative atmosphere of Sterling College. Small class sizes foster intimate learning environments, allowing students to receive personalized attention from faculty members who are passionate about their respective fields. Moreover, the college values a strong sense of community, encouraging students to actively participate in campus life and engage in social and environmental activism.

In summary, Sterling College stands as a beacon of environmental education and sustainability in the heart of Vermont. With its strong emphasis on experiential learning, personalized education, and commitment to environmental stewardship, this not-for-profit private institution offers students a unique and transformative educational experience. Surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Vermont, Sterling College provides an ideal setting for students to immerse themselves in the study of environmental issues and become the future leaders and change-makers that our planet desperately needs.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations