C.A.R.E Program

CARE program

C.A.R.E — Champlain's Achievement, Retention and Excellence — is designed to help students succeed and thrive.

The program combines the best of research on retention and success for underrepresented students, students from our partner programs and first-generation populations, including:

  • Academic support and structure
  • Mentoring
  • Development of non-cognitive variables
  • Providing horizon expanding opportunities
  • Developing a positive identity
  • Developing the capital needed to succeed in college

We invite you to connect and engage with us and allow us to be a resource for you. Whether you were valedictorian in your class or barely made it through, and regardless of where you are on your identity journey, we want to be involved with you! This engagement is not intended to segregate you from the rest of campus; rather, it is designed to provide you a home away from home as well as enable your integration into, and success in, the larger campus community. Think of it as a foundation to help you thrive in college and a base to explore your identity and strengthen the skills needed to for success in college and beyond.

The C.A.R.E success program is a point-based system designed to help you make the most of your college experience. The points you earn in the program are redeemed for tons of fun activities and trips. But it is much more than that! Your points, along with your GPA and other factors, are an important consideration in the renewal of your Champlain College scholarship.

Participation in the pre orientation and C.A.R.E programs is mandatory for students receiving the CHAD, UAI, Vermont First (for VSAC students) or New American scholarships and strongly encouraged for students as well as it will maximize your chances for success during your first year of college.

If you have any questions, concerns or needs, please email alambert@champlain.edu.


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