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Saint Michael's College (St. Mikes or Saint Michael's) is a private, Roman Catholic, liberal arts college in Colchester, Vermont. Saint Michael's was founded in 1904 by the Society of Saint Edmund. Saint Michael's College grants Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in over 30 majors to their 1,600 undergraduate students. Housing availability is guaranteed for all four years although about 10% of students, primarily upperclassmen, live off campus.

Saint Michael's College
MottoQuis ut Deus
Motto in English
Who is like God
TypePrivate
Established1904; 117 years ago (1904)
AccreditationNECHE
Religious affiliation
Catholic (Society of Saint Edmund)
Endowment$77.7 million (2020)
PresidentLorraine Sterritt
Academic staff
155
Administrative staff
333
Students1,999
Undergraduates1,600
Postgraduates399
Location,,
United States

44°29′41″N73°09′55″W /44.4947°N 73.1653°W /44.4947; -73.1653Coordinates: 44°29′41″N73°09′55″W /44.4947°N 73.1653°W /44.4947; -73.1653
CampusSuburban, 440 acres (1.82 km²)
ColorsPurple and Gold
AthleticsNCAA Division IINE10 - EISA - NEWHA
NicknamePurple Knights
AffiliationsNAICU
ACCU
Sports21 Varsity Teams
Websitesmcvt.edu

Contents

Old Hall between circa 1930 and 1945

In 1889, priests from the Society of Saint Edmund fled to the United States after widespread anticlericism seized France. In 1904, they opened Saint Michael's Institute with an initial investment of $5,000. Thirty-four students aged 10 to 22 enrolled, with a tuition and board fee of $105. Slowly, the school discontinued its high school program. Gradually, the school transitioned from an academy to a traditional residential college. In 1939, graduate programs were offered for the first time.

Saint Michael's Playhouse was opened in 1947, bringing professional summer theater to Vermont, giving students the chance to work behind the scenes.

Before the 1950s, classes at Saint Michael's were small, just a few dozen Michaelmen in any class. In the 1950s, the college expanded to hundreds of students per class. To manage the influx of GI Bill students after World War II, Saint Michael's acquired temporary housing in the form of military barracks from Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester. In the 1950s, the college began a building program that established the red brick architectural style that permeates campus today.

In the 1950s, freshmen were required to wear a dress shirt, coat and tie to every class and for the evening meal. All dorm students said the rosary before retiring.

Saint Michael's Applied Linguistics Department was started in 1954, focusing on teaching English to students from around the world.

About 130 refugees from the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 came to the college. Most of them, already well-educated, came to learn English.

In April 1970, the Board of Trustees approved a proposal by then-president Bernard Boutin to become a co-educational institution. In 1972, the first four female graduates of Saint Michael's received their degrees.

Presidents

  1. Very Rev. Amand Prével, SSE (1904–1907)
  2. Very Rev. Brandon M. Cohane, SSE (1907–1913)
  3. Very Rev. Edmund M. Total, SSE (1913–1919)
  4. Very Rev. William Jeanmarie, SSE (1919–1931)
  5. Very Rev. Eugene Alliot, SSE (1931–1934)
  6. Very Rev. Leon E. Gosselin, SSE (1934–1940)
  7. Very Rev. James H. Petty, SSE (1940–1946)
  8. Very Rev. Daniel P. Lyons, SSE '26 H'60 (1946–1952)
  9. Very Rev. Francis E. Moriarty, SSE '40 H'88 (1952–1958)
  10. Very Rev. Gerald E. Dupont, SSE '35 (1958–1969)
  11. Bernard L. Boutin '45 H'63 (1969–1974)
  12. Very Rev. Francis E. Moriarty, SSE '40 H'88 (1974–1976)
  13. Edward L. Henry, PhD H'87 (1976–1985)
  14. Paul J. Reiss, PhD H'05 (1985–1996)
  15. Marc A. vanderHeyden, PhD (1996–2007)
  16. John J. Neuhauser, PhD (2007–2018)
  17. Lorraine Sterritt, Ph.D. (2018–Present)
Aerial shot of main campus

The college consists of two campuses, Main (also called South) and North.

The main campus is the original and largest, with most of the classrooms, administration buildings and residence halls. The Quad is anchored by Durick Library to the west and the Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel to the east. The three academic halls, Cheray Hall, Jeanmarie Hall, and Saint Edmund's Hall, along with the McCarthy Arts Center line the Quad to the south. The Alliot Student Center and the four underclass residence halls wall the Quad on the north.

Also located on the main campus are the Doc Jacobs Athletic Fields, Ross Sports Center and Tarrant Recreation Center, Founder's Hall, which houses the administrative offices, and the Hoehl Welcome Center, which houses the Admissions office. Standing at the main gateway of the school, admission interviews with prospective students are held in Hoehl.

North Campus, one mile (1.6 km) from Main Campus, features additional residence halls, some apartments, and the Sloane Art Center, which has studio arts facilities for drawing and painting, the photography darkroom, and some classrooms. Sloane also contains the Knights of the Round Table, a dining hall.

Beginning in 2015, the school began closing many of North Campus's residential areas and sold much of the undeveloped property to University of Vermont's Medical School. This decision reflected the high cost of maintaining the aging housing and high deficits the school was facing. As of Fall 2018 North Campus is partially occupied by small summer programs, but during the fall and spring semesters is used exclusively for parking and art classes.

Demographics

As of spring 2018, there were approximately 1,600 undergraduate students, about 20% of the students are in-state; of the 80% out-of-state, 2% are international. Undergraduate students at the college come from 35 states and 17 countries. Saint Michael's has 155 full-time faculty members; creating a 12:1 student to faculty ratio on campus. There are 439 graduate students who attend the college; over 90 percent are from Vermont.

Sustainability

Saint Michael's has taken many steps towards sustainability over the years. It was named the first fair trade school in Vermont. Along with the initiatives in the cafeteria, Saint Michael's has an organic garden that started in 2008 and has grown into a huge project for students and faculty alike. The garden utilizes student volunteers through the Mobilization of Volunteer Efforts (MOVE)[clarification needed] program and also works with summer interns and crew members to prepare the vegetables for Farm Stands that run from mid-summer through the beginning of fall. The school also provides a free CCTA[clarification needed] commuter pass to all students, staff, and faculty. To improve water conservation, dual-flush handles for toilets have begun to be installed in various buildings around campus. All campus showerheads and sink aerators are low flow. Saint Michael's College also took the St. Francis Pledge, a promise and commitment by Catholic individuals, families, parishes, organizations, and institutions to live their faith by protecting the environment and advocating on behalf of people in poverty who face the harshest impacts of global climate change. As part of the college's ban on bottled water, the Office of Sustainability has installed several water bottle fill stations throughout campus, allowing students to more easily use their reusable water bottles. Saint Michael's College has been recycling throughout the campus since 1989 and also takes steps toward improving energy such as the Light Bulb Exchange Program (switching out standard light bulbs for energy efficient light bulbs) and 3 Degree Challenge (lowering temperatures in residence halls and academic buildings) while working to increase the energy and electrical efficiency of campus buildings. Two most recently constructed campus buildings, The Dion Family Center and Residence Hall Four use geothermal wells to meet the greater majority of their heating needs. Combined with many education programs on energy consumption run by the Office of Sustainability, the college has reduced its carbon footprint by 29% since 2003. Saint Michael's also offers both Environmental Studies and Environmental Science majors and an Environmental Studies minor for those students interested in further focusing on the environment from the perspective of natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities.

Housing

Students at Saint Michael's College live in a variety of different housing facilities. All housing is single-sex by floor or wing.

Main campus

  • Joyce Hall, Ryan Hall, and Lyons Hall are three of the four main quad dormitories. They consist primarily of doubles, and house the entire freshman class. Some wings are reserved for Honors Housing and GREAT Housing, the alcohol-free living option.
  • Alumni Hall is the fourth dormitory building on the main quad, and houses sophomores and juniors.
  • Cashman Hall, Pontigny Hall, and Canterbury Hall consist of four and eight person suites for sophomores, juniors, and some seniors. Many suites are reserved for Honors Housing, GREAT Housing, and Ambassador Housing.
  • Hodson and the newest building on campus, Residence Hall 4, are apartment style housing for juniors and seniors.
  • The Townhouses, numbered in series; 100s, 200s, 300s, and 400s, house seniors in apartment-style living. In the summer of 2008, kitchens were added to the 400s in order to accommodate the senior housing initiative.

Major additions

The Dion Family Student Center is a $30 million structure creating a new 40,000 square-foot student center and 43,000 square-foot residence hall on campus, completed in the fall of 2013. The student center brings new meeting spaces as well as high tech capabilities, Einstein Bros. Bagels, an exercise facility, and a meditation room.

Students gather in a classroom for First-Year Seminar.

The most popular majors at Saint Michael's College are Business, Biology, Education, and Psychology. Classes are small and hands-on learning is emphasized, with a student to teacher ratio of 12:1 Saint Michael's houses the following honors: Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Epsilon Sigma, the Catholic honor society; Pi Sigma Alpha for Political Science; Omicron Delta Epsilon for Economics; Phi Alpha Theta for History; Kappa Delta Pi for Education; Psi Chi for Psychology; Sigma Xi for Science and Technology; Pi Mu Epsilon for Mathematics; Beta Beta Beta for Biology; Kappa Tau Alpha for Journalism and Mass Communication (the only KTA chapter nationwide housed at a small college); and Sigma Beta Delta for Business, Management and Administration. Four Saint Michael's professors have been named the CASE/Carnegie Foundation Vermont Professor of the Year. Saint Michael's College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate programs include over 30 majors and minors, combined with a liberal studies curriculum and experiential learning requirement. Emphasis is placed on independent study, independent research, internships and foreign study. Eligible students can also participate in the College's Honors Program.

Graduate

There are three master's degree programs: Clinical Psychology, Education, and Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language. There are three post-master's certificates and Vermont teacher licensure programs. The master's degree programs in Administration and Management and in Theology and Pastoral Ministry have been phased out.

International students

Special English as a Second Language programs are offered for international students through the Applied Linguistics Department, including a program that assists international students in the transition to college-level course work.

Study abroad

Students may participate in study abroad programs, which cost the same as a semester on campus. Students can choose from over 100 different programs located around the globe and can choose a program by location or language, or from a variety of special Saint Michael's programs. Over a third of students choose to study abroad.

Nearly 100% of students live on campus in residence halls and townhouses. There are over 40 student organizations. There are no fraternities or sororities. Other activities include Saint Michael's Fire and Rescue student volunteer first responders, Student Association, Adventure Sports Program, Campus Ministry, the campus radio station WVTX, club sports, student musical and play productions, the Saint Michael's Chorale, Vermont Gregorian Chant Schola, open mic nights and various instrumental and vocal ensembles. Christmas and spring semi-formal dances are held. Athletics facilities include a fitness room, racquetball and an indoor track and swimming pool. Trails surround the campus for cross-country running or mountain biking.

Athletics

There are 21 varsity sports (10 for men, 11 for women) and over 20 intramural teams. Saint Michael's varsity sports teams are called the Purple Knights. The school colors are purple and gold. Eighteen varsity teams participate in the NCAA's Division II Northeast-10 Conference; Alpine and Nordic skiing are members of the multi-divisional Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA), and women’s ice hockey competes in the Division I New England Women's Hockey Alliance. Approximately 25% of students participate in a varsity sport. For men: Baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing (Alpine and Nordic), soccer, swimming & diving and tennis. For women: basketball, cross country, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis and volleyball. Student-led programs include men's and women's rugby, billiards, ping pong, floor hockey, volleyball and indoor soccer. Tournaments are also scheduled throughout the academic year. Yoga, jazzercise, kick boxing, cardio step and pilates courses are offered weekly. First Aid and CPR training/certification is also offered.

Fire and Rescue

Saint Michael's Fire Department conducting a training on campus.

One of the extracurricular activities at Saint Michael's is the Fire and Rescue program. Entirely student-run, the department provides fire protection and emergency medical treatment to campus and the surrounding community. The EMT program is one of seven college-run EMT programs with a full service area in the country. The fire program is one of the only entirely volunteer student-run departments in the nation.

Saint Michael's Playhouse

Saint Michael's Playhouse is the College's professional equity summer theater. The playhouse is a member of the Council of Resident Stock Theaters (CORST). As a CORST theater company, Saint Michael's Playhouse employs members of Actors' Equity Association, as well as directors from the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and designers from United Scenic Artists.

The playhouse also maintains a Professional Theater Internship Program for college theater students. Acceptance into this program is competitive.

The college provides student access to a Saint Michael's-sponsored Culture Pass to the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts.

The College was also a sponsor of the Vermont Mozart Festival, formerly the state's largest classical music festival.

Clubs and organizations

Saint Michael's offers over 40 different student-run clubs and organizations. Clubs range from the arts (e.g. A cappella groups, Drama Club, Chorale) to community groups (e.g. Common Ground, Food Justice, Student Global AIDS Campaign) to academic clubs (e.g. The Defender, French Club, Onion River Review).

The campus also offers various club sports such as cycling, dance, rugby (men's and women's), ski & snowboarding, ultimate frisbee, and water polo.

Turtle Underground is a student-run program that promotes student art, music, and performance. There are shows on most Saturdays during the semester. These have featured a variety of acts, ranging from DJs to solo singer-songwriters to jam bands.

Student publications include The Defender, a weekly newspaper, and the Onion River Review, a literary magazine.

Volunteer efforts

MOVE (Mobilization of Volunteer Efforts) is the service organization on campus. Over 65 students lead MOVE programs locally, domestically, and internationally under the guidance of the programs director and assistant director. MOVE has the highest participation rate of any organization on campus with over 70% of students volunteering with the program by the time they graduate.[citation needed]

Adventure Sports Center

The Adventure Sports Center (ASC) at Saint Michael's College features hiking, rock climbing, ice climbing, snowshoeing, kayaking and skiing. The ASC also offers a season pass to Smugglers Notch.

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Saint Michael s College Language Watch Edit This article is about the college in Vermont For other uses see St Michael s College disambiguation This article needs additional citations for verification Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed Find sources Saint Michael s College news newspapers books scholar JSTOR July 2018 Learn how and when to remove this template message Saint Michael s College St Mikes or Saint Michael s is a private Roman Catholic liberal arts college in Colchester Vermont Saint Michael s was founded in 1904 by the Society of Saint Edmund Saint Michael s College grants Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in over 30 majors to their 1 600 undergraduate students 3 Housing availability is guaranteed for all four years although about 10 of students primarily upperclassmen live off campus 4 Saint Michael s CollegeMottoQuis ut DeusMotto in EnglishWho is like GodTypePrivateEstablished1904 117 years ago 1904 AccreditationNECHEReligious affiliationCatholic Society of Saint Edmund Endowment 77 7 million 2020 1 PresidentLorraine SterrittAcademic staff155Administrative staff333Students1 999Undergraduates1 600Postgraduates399LocationColchester Vermont United States 44 29 41 N 73 09 55 W 44 4947 N 73 1653 W 44 4947 73 1653 Coordinates 44 29 41 N 73 09 55 W 44 4947 N 73 1653 W 44 4947 73 1653CampusSuburban 440 acres 1 82 km ColorsPurple and Gold AthleticsNCAA Division II NE10 EISA NEWHANicknamePurple KnightsAffiliationsNAICU ACCU 2 Sports21 Varsity TeamsWebsitesmcvt edu Contents 1 History 1 1 Presidents 2 Campus 2 1 Demographics 2 2 Sustainability 2 3 Housing 2 3 1 Main campus 2 3 2 Major additions 3 Academics 3 1 Undergraduate 3 2 Graduate 3 3 International students 3 4 Study abroad 4 Culture 4 1 Athletics 4 2 Fire and Rescue 4 3 Saint Michael s Playhouse 4 4 Clubs and organizations 4 5 Volunteer efforts 4 6 Adventure Sports Center 5 Notable alumni 6 Notable faculty 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksHistory Edit Old Hall between circa 1930 and 1945 In 1889 priests from the Society of Saint Edmund fled to the United States after widespread anticlericism seized France In 1904 they opened Saint Michael s Institute with an initial investment of 5 000 Thirty four students aged 10 to 22 enrolled with a tuition and board fee of 105 Slowly the school discontinued its high school program Gradually the school transitioned from an academy to a traditional residential college In 1939 graduate programs were offered for the first time Saint Michael s Playhouse was opened in 1947 bringing professional summer theater to Vermont giving students the chance to work behind the scenes Before the 1950s classes at Saint Michael s were small just a few dozen Michaelmen in any class In the 1950s the college expanded to hundreds of students per class To manage the influx of GI Bill students after World War II Saint Michael s acquired temporary housing in the form of military barracks from Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester 5 In the 1950s the college began a building program that established the red brick architectural style that permeates campus today In the 1950s freshmen were required to wear a dress shirt coat and tie to every class and for the evening meal All dorm students said the rosary before retiring 6 Saint Michael s Applied Linguistics Department was started in 1954 focusing on teaching English to students from around the world About 130 refugees from the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 came to the college Most of them already well educated came to learn English 6 In April 1970 the Board of Trustees approved a proposal by then president Bernard Boutin to become a co educational institution In 1972 the first four female graduates of Saint Michael s received their degrees 7 Presidents Edit Very Rev Amand Prevel SSE 1904 1907 8 Very Rev Brandon M Cohane SSE 1907 1913 8 Very Rev Edmund M Total SSE 1913 1919 8 Very Rev William Jeanmarie SSE 1919 1931 8 Very Rev Eugene Alliot SSE 1931 1934 8 Very Rev Leon E Gosselin SSE 1934 1940 8 Very Rev James H Petty SSE 1940 1946 8 Very Rev Daniel P Lyons SSE 26 H 60 1946 1952 8 Very Rev Francis E Moriarty SSE 40 H 88 1952 1958 8 Very Rev Gerald E Dupont SSE 35 1958 1969 8 Bernard L Boutin 45 H 63 1969 1974 8 9 Very Rev Francis E Moriarty SSE 40 H 88 1974 1976 8 Edward L Henry PhD H 87 1976 1985 8 Paul J Reiss PhD H 05 1985 1996 8 Marc A vanderHeyden PhD 1996 2007 8 John J Neuhauser PhD 2007 2018 8 10 11 Lorraine Sterritt Ph D 2018 Present Campus Edit Aerial shot of main campus The college consists of two campuses Main also called South and North The main campus is the original and largest with most of the classrooms administration buildings and residence halls The Quad is anchored by Durick Library to the west and the Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel to the east The three academic halls Cheray Hall Jeanmarie Hall and Saint Edmund s Hall along with the McCarthy Arts Center line the Quad to the south The Alliot Student Center and the four underclass residence halls wall the Quad on the north Also located on the main campus are the Doc Jacobs Athletic Fields Ross Sports Center and Tarrant Recreation Center Founder s Hall which houses the administrative offices and the Hoehl Welcome Center which houses the Admissions office Standing at the main gateway of the school admission interviews with prospective students are held in Hoehl North Campus one mile 1 6 km from Main Campus features additional residence halls some apartments and the Sloane Art Center which has studio arts facilities for drawing and painting the photography darkroom and some classrooms Sloane also contains the Knights of the Round Table a dining hall Beginning in 2015 the school began closing many of North Campus s residential areas and sold much of the undeveloped property to University of Vermont s Medical School This decision reflected the high cost of maintaining the aging housing and high deficits the school was facing As of Fall 2018 North Campus is partially occupied by small summer programs but during the fall and spring semesters is used exclusively for parking and art classes Demographics Edit As of spring 2018 there were approximately 1 600 undergraduate students about 20 of the students are in state of the 80 out of state 2 are international Undergraduate students at the college come from 35 states and 17 countries Saint Michael s has 155 full time faculty members creating a 12 1 student to faculty ratio on campus There are 439 graduate students who attend the college over 90 percent are from Vermont Sustainability Edit Saint Michael s has taken many steps towards sustainability over the years It was named the first fair trade school in Vermont 12 Along with the initiatives in the cafeteria Saint Michael s has an organic garden 13 that started in 2008 and has grown into a huge project for students and faculty alike The garden utilizes student volunteers through the Mobilization of Volunteer Efforts MOVE 14 clarification needed program and also works with summer interns and crew members to prepare the vegetables for Farm Stands that run from mid summer through the beginning of fall The school also provides a free CCTA clarification needed commuter pass to all students staff and faculty 15 To improve water conservation dual flush handles for toilets have begun to be installed in various buildings around campus All campus showerheads and sink aerators are low flow Saint Michael s College also took the St Francis Pledge a promise and commitment by Catholic individuals families parishes organizations and institutions to live their faith by protecting the environment and advocating on behalf of people in poverty who face the harshest impacts of global climate change 16 As part of the college s ban on bottled water the Office of Sustainability 17 has installed several water bottle fill stations throughout campus allowing students to more easily use their reusable water bottles Saint Michael s College has been recycling throughout the campus since 1989 and also takes steps toward improving energy such as the Light Bulb Exchange Program switching out standard light bulbs for energy efficient light bulbs and 3 Degree Challenge lowering temperatures in residence halls and academic buildings while working to increase the energy and electrical efficiency of campus buildings Two most recently constructed campus buildings The Dion Family Center and Residence Hall Four use geothermal wells to meet the greater majority of their heating needs Combined with many education programs on energy consumption run by the Office of Sustainability the college has reduced its carbon footprint by 29 since 2003 Saint Michael s also offers both Environmental Studies and Environmental Science majors and an Environmental Studies minor for those students interested in further focusing on the environment from the perspective of natural sciences social sciences and the humanities Housing Edit Students at Saint Michael s College live in a variety of different housing facilities All housing is single sex by floor or wing Main campus Edit Joyce Hall Ryan Hall and Lyons Hall are three of the four main quad dormitories They consist primarily of doubles and house the entire freshman class Some wings are reserved for Honors Housing and GREAT Housing the alcohol free living option Alumni Hall is the fourth dormitory building on the main quad and houses sophomores and juniors Cashman Hall Pontigny Hall and Canterbury Hall consist of four and eight person suites for sophomores juniors and some seniors Many suites are reserved for Honors Housing GREAT Housing and Ambassador Housing Hodson and the newest building on campus Residence Hall 4 are apartment style housing for juniors and seniors The Townhouses numbered in series 100s 200s 300s and 400s house seniors in apartment style living In the summer of 2008 kitchens were added to the 400s in order to accommodate the senior housing initiative Major additions Edit The Dion Family Student Center 18 is a 30 million structure creating a new 40 000 square foot student center and 43 000 square foot residence hall on campus completed in the fall of 2013 The student center brings new meeting spaces as well as high tech capabilities Einstein Bros Bagels 19 an exercise facility and a meditation room Academics Edit Students gather in a classroom for First Year Seminar The most popular majors at Saint Michael s College are Business Biology Education and Psychology Classes are small and hands on learning is emphasized with a student to teacher ratio of 12 1 20 Saint Michael s houses the following honors Phi Beta Kappa Delta Epsilon Sigma the Catholic honor society Pi Sigma Alpha for Political Science Omicron Delta Epsilon for Economics Phi Alpha Theta for History Kappa Delta Pi for Education Psi Chi for Psychology Sigma Xi for Science and Technology Pi Mu Epsilon for Mathematics Beta Beta Beta for Biology Kappa Tau Alpha for Journalism and Mass Communication the only KTA chapter nationwide housed at a small college and Sigma Beta Delta for Business Management and Administration Four Saint Michael s professors have been named the CASE Carnegie Foundation Vermont Professor of the Year Saint Michael s College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education 21 Undergraduate Edit Undergraduate programs include over 30 majors and minors combined with a liberal studies curriculum and experiential learning requirement 22 Emphasis is placed on independent study independent research internships and foreign study Eligible students can also participate in the College s Honors Program Graduate Edit There are three master s degree programs Clinical Psychology Education and Teaching English as a Second Foreign Language There are three post master s certificates and Vermont teacher licensure programs The master s degree programs in Administration and Management and in Theology and Pastoral Ministry have been phased out International students Edit Special English as a Second Language programs are offered for international students through the Applied Linguistics Department including a program that assists international students in the transition to college level course work Study abroad Edit Students may participate in study abroad programs which cost the same as a semester on campus Students can choose from over 100 different programs located around the globe and can choose a program by location or language or from a variety of special Saint Michael s programs Over a third of students choose to study abroad 23 Culture EditNearly 100 of students live on campus in residence halls and townhouses There are over 40 student organizations There are no fraternities or sororities Other activities include Saint Michael s Fire and Rescue student volunteer first responders Student Association Adventure Sports Program Campus Ministry the campus radio station WVTX club sports student musical and play productions the Saint Michael s Chorale Vermont Gregorian Chant Schola 24 open mic nights and various instrumental and vocal ensembles 25 Christmas and spring semi formal dances are held Athletics facilities include a fitness room racquetball and an indoor track and swimming pool Trails surround the campus for cross country running or mountain biking Athletics Edit Main article Saint Michael s Purple Knights There are 21 varsity sports 10 for men 11 for women and over 20 intramural teams Saint Michael s varsity sports teams are called the Purple Knights The school colors are purple and gold Eighteen varsity teams participate in the NCAA s Division II Northeast 10 Conference Alpine and Nordic skiing are members of the multi divisional Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association EISA and women s ice hockey competes in the Division I New England Women s Hockey Alliance Approximately 25 of students participate in a varsity sport For men Baseball basketball cross country golf ice hockey lacrosse skiing Alpine and Nordic soccer swimming amp diving and tennis For women basketball cross country field hockey ice hockey lacrosse skiing soccer softball swimming amp diving tennis and volleyball Student led programs include men s and women s rugby billiards ping pong floor hockey volleyball and indoor soccer Tournaments are also scheduled throughout the academic year Yoga jazzercise kick boxing cardio step and pilates courses are offered weekly First Aid and CPR training certification is also offered 26 Fire and Rescue Edit Saint Michael s Fire Department conducting a training on campus One of the extracurricular activities at Saint Michael s is the Fire and Rescue program Entirely student run the department provides fire protection and emergency medical treatment to campus and the surrounding community The EMT program is one of seven college run EMT programs with a full service area in the country The fire program is one of the only entirely volunteer student run departments in the nation Saint Michael s Playhouse Edit Saint Michael s Playhouse 27 is the College s professional equity summer theater The playhouse is a member of the Council of Resident Stock Theaters CORST As a CORST theater company Saint Michael s Playhouse employs members of Actors Equity Association as well as directors from the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and designers from United Scenic Artists The playhouse also maintains a Professional Theater Internship Program for college theater students Acceptance into this program is competitive The college provides student access to a Saint Michael s sponsored Culture Pass to the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts 28 The College was also a sponsor of the Vermont Mozart Festival formerly the state s largest classical music festival Clubs and organizations Edit Saint Michael s offers over 40 different student run clubs and organizations Clubs range from the arts e g A cappella groups Drama Club Chorale to community groups e g Common Ground Food Justice Student Global AIDS Campaign to academic clubs e g The Defender French Club Onion River Review The campus also offers various club sports such as cycling dance rugby men s and women s ski amp snowboarding ultimate frisbee and water polo Turtle Underground is a student run program that promotes student art music and performance 29 There are shows on most Saturdays during the semester These have featured a variety of acts ranging from DJs to solo singer songwriters to jam bands Student publications include The Defender 30 a weekly newspaper and the Onion River Review 31 a literary magazine Volunteer efforts Edit MOVE Mobilization of Volunteer Efforts is the service organization on campus Over 65 students lead MOVE programs locally domestically and internationally under the guidance of the programs director and assistant director MOVE has the highest participation rate of any organization on campus with over 70 of students volunteering with the program by the time they graduate citation needed Adventure Sports Center Edit The Adventure Sports Center ASC at Saint Michael s College features hiking rock climbing ice climbing snowshoeing kayaking and skiing The ASC also offers a season pass to Smugglers Notch 32 Notable alumni EditThis section needs additional citations for verification Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed October 2012 Learn how and when to remove this template message Moses Anderson 1954 Roman Catholic bishop 33 Tim Arango 1996 Baghdad bureau chief of The New York Times Tom Bowman 1977 National Public Radio s Pentagon reporter 34 Frederick M Skip Burkle Jr 1961 humanitarian assistance and disaster response specialist Tom Caron host of Boston Red Sox coverage on NESN Donald Cook United States Marine Corps officer prisoner of war and Medal of Honor recipient Thomas W Costello 1968 Vermont House of Representatives 35 Ann Cummings MSA 1989 mayor of Montpelier Vermont and member of the Vermont Senate 36 Rudolph J Daley attended Associate Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court 37 Thomas E Delahanty II 1967 Maine Superior Court justice 38 Joseph F Dunford Jr 1977 19th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and 36th Commandant of the Marine Corps James Fallon 1969 neuroscientist 39 Roger Festa 1972 chemistry professor at Truman State University former president of the American Institute of Chemists 40 Michael J Fitzpatrick New York State Assemblyman representing the 7th district in Suffolk County Tom Freston 1967 former president and CEO of Viacom and one of the founders of MTV 41 Robert Hoehl 1963 co founder of IDX Systems Corporation Martin Hyun 2003 author former professional ice hockey player with Deutsche Eishockey Liga 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics Deputy Sport Manager Vincent Illuzzi 1975 youngest person ever elected to Vermont State Senate state senator 1981 2013 42 Brian Kelley CIA officer George Latimer DFL mayor of Saint Paul Minnesota Patrick Leahy 1961 senior U S senator from Vermont 43 Bernard Joseph Leddy former United States federal judge Robert W Parker United States Air Force major general Christina Reiss 1984 federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Vermont 44 Harold C Sylvester attended judge of the Vermont Superior Court Associate Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court 45 46 Richard Tarrant 1965 co founder of IDX Systems Corporation Michael Tranghese former commissioner of the Big East Conference 47 Loung Ung 1993 human rights activist lecturer author of First They Killed My Father Travis Warech attended born 1991 American German Israeli basketball player for Israeli team Hapoel Be er Sheva Michael William Warfel G 1990 prelate of the Roman Catholic Church seventh and current Bishop of Great Falls Billings 48 Robert White president of the Center for International Policy former US Ambassador to El Salvador and Paraguay 49 Notable faculty EditAostre Johnson professor of education John Engels professor of English 50 See also EditList of colleges and universities in the United States List of colleges and universities in VermontReferences Edit As of June 30 2020 U S and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2020 Endowment Market Value and Change in Endowment Market Value from FY19 to FY20 Report National Association of College and University Business Officers and TIAA February 19 2021 Retrieved February 21 2021 ACCU Member Institutions permanent dead link Majors Minors amp Programs www smcvt edu Living at St Mike s Retrieved 26 August 2016 Transformation Rev Ray Doherty SSE Celebrating a Century page 24 2003 ISBN 0 9718323 2 3 a b Burlington Free Press June 14 2009 page 4C Reunion Class of 50 looks back Tim Johnson Celebrating a Century Saint Michael s College 2003 ISBN 0 9718323 2 3 a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p President s Office Retrieved 2016 05 29 First Lay President 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