Women's & Gender Center
Champlain's Women's & Gender Center (WGC) provides a safe space for students of all identities to gather, make new friends and participate in educational, supportive programs in three focus areas: empowerment and leadership development, gender identity and sexual orientation, and sexual violence prevention.
An Inclusive Space for All
The Center itself serves as an inclusive and comfortable space for the LGBTQ+ population at Champlain, acting as a common area for discussion and support. Additionally, the WGC is a safe space for campus groups, such as INCLUDE, a student-led LGBTQ+ group, and Shades of Me, Champlain's Women of Color affinity group, to meet.
The Women's & Gender Center values, supports and aims to empower students whose gender identities and sexual orientations are traditionally marginalized in our culture, such as women, nonbinary individuals and students in the LGBTQ+ community. The Center also works to educate the community about related topics, including gender pronouns, sexual orientation, consent, gender equity and intersectionality, and partners with Champlain's Women's Empowerment Initiative, which works to cultivate confidence and courage by fostering the achievements of women.