Champlain has long maintained a commitment to addressing issues of social justice and environmental stewardship in Burlington and beyond. Our community partners tell us they benefit from our support and involvement. We know that students value the experience of making a difference through learning.
Champlain has recognized that more intentional, productive, and educational service can happen when it is integrated with sustained reflective learning. Energized by this insight, the Center for Service and Sustainability will focus primarily on experiential learning and work collaboratively toward a better flourishing world for all generations. The Center for Service and Sustainability will offer opportunities for students, faculty and staff to engage in service, and will oversee Sustain Champlain, Champlain's campus sustainability initiative. The Center will combine community service with academic instruction by immersing students in critical, reflective thinking and integrating their program, Core and extra-curricular learning.