Centers of Experience

Champlain's Centers of Experience embody our central value of innovation. Each Center has a distinct identity that connects Champlain to the greater Burlington community—and the world—through its specific skill set and expertise. Our Centers of Experience provide dedicated space for Champlain students to turn theory into practice, building bridges between their college experience and their professional lives.

Centers of Experience

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The Leahy Center for Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity

The Leahy Center is a world-class laboratory where students from Champlain's undergraduate programs work alongside professionals on research and real cases involving cybercrime, digital forensics, and information assurance.

Emergent Media Center

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 technological experiences.

Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) is an incubation lab for student-initiated, start-up businesses. Through the CIE, student entrepreneurs connect with a network of established entrepreneurs, lawyers, accountants, and technical experts, among other business professionals who can provide expert advice.

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Center for Community & Social Justice

Housed in our School of Social Innovation, the Center for Community & 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.

For More Information on Centers of Experience

The Leahy Center at Champlain College is a premier digital forensics laboratory. We have actual cases coming into the Leahy Center from across Vermont and the U.S., and there's a lot of research students work on as well. It's a prime place for students to gain hands-on, real-world experience.

James Kainth, Class of 2020

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