About Lambda Iota

Lambda Iota Society, the oldest local student society in the nation, stands as a notable part of Burlington's and UVM's history.

The society was formed in 1836 by a group of 13 students in protest of a campus ban on smoking.

Members were Byron-esque poets and fledgling writers--much like the group in the popular movie The Dead Poets Society.

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The Minervan Spring 2014

Read all the news from the Nest and the BOG by visiting the Publications page (login required).

13 Questions With Spencer Baker

Did you read the excerpt in the The Minervan? Watch the full Spencer Baker interview.

MEF Textbook Foundation

Grant Program

The Minervan Educational Foundation (MEF) aims to support scholarship and learning activities at the University of Vermont. This program is open to all full-time undergraduate students at the UVM and is designed to assist select students in the purchase of books and other course materials.

Download an application.

The Owl's Nest Celebrated its Centenary in October 2013!

177th Annual Meeting and Centennial Celebration for 440 Pearl Street: During the weekend of October 4-6, 2013, the Lambda Iota Society celebrated 100 years at 440 Pearl Street with a golf outing, family-friendly activities, and a formal evening event. Owls can log in and view highlights from the event on our "Nest Centenary Celebration" page.