Diversity Strategic Plan

Champlain College will be an institution that harnesses the productive power of difference. A strong climate of mutual respect among all members of the Champlain community will be cultivated, with particular emphasis on cultural differences associated with age, ethnicity, gender, physical ability, race and sexual orientation. Employees and students will live and work in an environment where it is safe to take risks and challenge others. 

  • There will be parity across culturally diverse student and employee groups in terms of satisfaction, engagement and perception of climate as measured by Noel-Levitz SSI and NSSE surveys for students, the Modern Think survey for employees and the Intercultural Development Inventory for employees and students.
  • We will take a proactive approach to preventing bias incidents and a zero-tolerance approach in response to those that do occur, as we seek to reduce the frequency of formal bias complaints.
  • The College will provide multiple opportunities for faculty, staff and students to interact in previously unexplored cultural context.
  • The College will actively celebrate individuals from a variety of individual identities.