Women's & Gender Center Grand Opening on Nov. 2

Champlain College will mark the official opening of its new Women's and Gender Center on Nov. 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Skiff Hall's parking lot, just outside the new center. . This is a momentous occasion and we invite you (and your students!) to help us celebrate!

The Women's and Gender Center focuses on education and support around three major areas: Empowerment & Leadership Development, Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation, and Sexual Violence Prevention and Support. "We encourage you to get involved," Said director Maggie Melvin. 

WHAT: The Women's and Gender Center Grand Opening! Food, music, networking, free t-shirts, logo reveal, drop-in activities, remarks by President Donald Laackman and other student and community leaders, official ribbon cutting, and more.

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 4-6 p.m. Official remarks will begin at 5 p.m.

WHERE: The Women's and Gender Center (Skiff Annex room 102) and the Skiff Parking Lot.

WHY: To celebrate the dedication of countless students, staff and faculty who have worked over the years to make this center a reality; to learn about the Women's and Gender Center and what it offers on campus; to contribute ideas to our mission statement (in addition to other drop-in activities); and to enjoy a fun party!

WHO: Open to all of the Champlain College community! People of ALL gender identities and sexual orientations are welcomed and encouraged to attend this and all Women's and Gender Center events (unless otherwise specified as an affinity group event for a particular identity group).

LEARN MORE: Contact womensandgender@champlain.edu and/or stop by the Skiff Annex Room 102 anytime Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm to learn more.

Watch this video to learn more about the support the Women's & Gender Center provides for students at Champlain College.


Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 90 residential undergraduate and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 382 Colleges: 2018 Edition. For the third year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2018 "America's Best Colleges," and an "A+ School for B Students" and is ranked in the top 100 Regional Universities of the North. Champlain is also featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2018 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain and is a 2018 College of Distinction. For more information, visit  www.champlain.edu.