Centers of Experience

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.

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 projects involving cybercrime, digital forensics, and information assurance.

Emergent Media Center (EMC)

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.

Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE)

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.

Center for Publishing (CFP)

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.

Women's & Gender Center

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.

Center for Financial Literacy

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.

Center for Mediation & Dialogue

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.

Center for Service & Sustainability

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.

David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry

The David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry is the global Center of Experience in Appreciative Inquiry and strengths-based organizational management.

Generator Makerspace

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.

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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