Champlain's Centers of Experience embody our central value of innovation, and each Center has a distinct identity that connects Champlain to the greater Burlington community and the world through its specific skill set and expertise—turning theory into practice. For students, Champlain’s Centers serve as a bridge between their college experience and their professional lives.
The Leahy Center is a world-class laboratory where students from Champlain's undergraduate programs work alongside professionals on projects involving cybercrime, digital forensics, and information assurance.
The Emergent Media Center (EMC) is an award-winning center of innovation. Through a collaborative, iterative design cycle, the EMC supports the creativity of students in the design and production of games, mobile apps, physical prototypes, video, virtual reality, and other mediated experiences.
The Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) is an incubation lab for student-initiated, start-up businesses. Through CIE, student entrepreneurs connect with a network of established entrepreneurs, lawyers, accountants, and technical experts, among other business professionals who can provide expert advice.
Champlain’s Center for Publishing (CFP) provides students with experiential learning opportunities in book, magazine, and digital publishing—giving them hands-on skills that are applicable for a wide variety of careers in literary, commercial, academic, and independent publishing.
The Women's & Gender Center works to empower students whose gender identities and sexual orientations are traditionally marginalized in our culture. The work of the center addresses three main themes: empowerment & leadership development; gender identity and sexual orientation; and sexual violence prevention.
Housed in our Education & Human Studies Division, the Center for Community and Social Justice fuses Champlain’s expertise in criminal justice, social work, and other disciplines across the College. The Center explores the importance of viable alternatives to current training practices for public safety.
The Champlain College Center for Financial Literacy (CFL) has served individuals and communities across the United States through its extensive research in and advocacy of financial literacy since 2010. Champlain is one of the few colleges in the United States that require undergraduates to take personal finance training.
The Center for Mediation & Dialogue provides mediation, facilitation, and multi-stakeholder consensus-building services for Champlain College, the Greater Burlington community, the state of Vermont, and beyond.
The Center for Service & Sustainability coordinates service learning and volunteer opportunities as well as connects students with the community for activities and trainings in environmental sustainability and social justice.
The David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry is the global Center of Experience in Appreciative Inquiry and strengths-based organizational management.
Located on the Miller Center at Lakeside campus, the Generator Makerspace gives students community access to tools for collaboration on projects at the intersection of art, technology, crafts, and entrepreneurship.
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