CAMPUS Policies & Procedures

DRUG-FREE/ALCOHOL POLICY
It is the policy of the Vermont Studio Center to be a drug-free environment. We also ask
that residents consume alcohol responsibly. Abusers of these policies will be asked to leave.

GATHERINGS AND PARTIES
Planned or impromptu gatherings should be held in the dining area or resident lounges so as not to disturb fellow residents or town neighbors. For safety purposes, we ask that there be no parties or alcohol consumption in the sculpture shop.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY
The Vermont Studio Center will not tolerate sexual harassment of or by members of its community. Sexual harassment is illegal and is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment. The Vermont Studio Center is an artists' community that aspires to nurture and support the creative spirit. This mission can be realized only in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. Actions which diminish such an atmosphere will neither be condoned nor tolerated. Any reports of harassment should be directed to Gary Clark or Kathy Black.

SAFETY & SECURITY

At check-in, you will receive keys for your housing and studio. There are rolling lockers available in each studio for your materials; if you wish to lock them, please bring a padlock. 

Although it is generally safe here in our rural community, crime can take place in Johnson just like anyplace else. Please maintain awareness of your surroundings and look out for your fellow residents the same way you would in any metropolitan area: stay alert, walk each other home, and make sure the doors of your studio and housing buildings are locked. 

If you witness or encounter any activity or behavior that makes you feel concerned while out in the Village of Johnson, please contact the Lamoille County Sheriff’s Office at (802) 888-3502 and notify the nearest VSC staff member if possible.

WORK-EXCHANGE ASSIGNMENTS
Most of the work assignments are in food service, with only occasional openings in housekeeping, the office, and the yoga studio (available to certified yoga instructors only).

If you have a preference for shift hours or work assignments, or if you have a specialized skill in a particular area, please let us know in advance. Although we can’t promise a specific duty, we will try to accommodate your preferences. 

If you find that your work-exchange assignment is getting in the way of your studio time, you may buy out at a cost of $150/week. If you think you might want to buy out, please discuss plans with your work-exchange supervisor as soon as possible, since they will need to make arrangements for coverage of your shift.

SMOKING REGULATIONS
By VT Fire Marshall regulations, smoking is not permitted in any VSC building, or in any public building in the state of Vermont. Ashcans are placed outside of all buildings and residences. Please use them.