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.
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.
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.
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.
Champlain’s Center for Publishing, or Pub Hub, 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 & sexual orientation; and sexual violence prevention.
Housed in our Education & Human Studies Division, 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.
The Champlain College Center for Financial Literacy 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 requiring 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 primary global resource for Appreciative Inquiry and strengths-based organizational management.
Located next to Champlain's Miller Center at Lakeside campus, the Generator makerspace gives students access to all kinds of tools and equipment for projects at the intersections of art, technology, craft, and entrepreneurship. This unofficial Center is a valuable community resource with a close Champlain partnership.
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