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Build Your Community

Champlain has many places and spaces around campus designed to foster meaningful connections and create safe environments for everyone. Collaborate, create new ideas, and contribute to your community both on campus and in the greater Burlington area.

From the library to our Centers of Experience, explore new relationships, ideas, and cultures through the many shared spaces around campus. These are the places you’ll remember, where you’ll develop lasting friendships and explore what it means to be part of a community.

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A Caring Community

Champlain is all about being inclusive and welcoming to all students. It’s easy to pop in, say hello, and take part in making our community better. Our spaces are dedicated to the diversity of the student body and providing an excellent on-campus experience.

Spaces that Celebrate & Support You

  • Two students hang out in the Women's and Gender Center, seated below a Rosie the Riveter sign.
    Women’s and Gender Center

    Inclusivity and acceptance are what the WGC is all about. Educational programming around gender identities and sexual orientation is provided and every student will feel comfortable and welcomed when you walk through the door.

    The Women's and Gender Center
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    Office of Diversity & Inclusion

    Get involved with the Champlain community and promote diversity on campus. The ODI is a space for all that serves as an active student voice with a commitment to inclusion.

    Office of Diversity & Inclusion
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    Office of International Student Services

    The Office of International Student Services takes community building global. They provide you with the tools to explore abroad and interact with new cultures. Gaining global perspective is a great way to kickstart your career.

    Office of International Student Services
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    Sustain Champlain

    Sustain Champlain, while not a place, is an initiative to promote sustainability and provide campus-wide information and programs that allow both Champlain and the greater community to take part in creating a greener world.

    Sustain Champlain
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CCM Students Reviewing printer proof at Queen City Printers with Alan Schillhammer
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A group of Game Business students collaborating around a computer

Dedicated to Creativity and Learning

Our Centers of Experience give you access to a variety of facilities to enrich your learning experiences. You can even take advantage of these spaces to gain work experience, intern, or engage with others who share your passions. Regardless of your major, you can develop skills in marketing, graphic design, writing, programming, and more. These spaces help you build your resume while working with on cross-disciplinary teams just like in the real world.

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Miller Information Commons

The MIC houses a laser cutter and 3D printer for use in workshops, events, and even individual print requests.

miller information commons (library) exterior


Located across the street from the Lakeside Campus is Generator, a community makerspace where you can combine art, technology, and entrepreneurship.

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