Mental Health Counselors and Health Services Professionals as Confidential Resources for Students:

On-campus counseling services are available 24 hours a day to all students. Students are encouraged to work with College counselors, who will provide confidential counseling or refer students to local police, mental health agencies and other off-campus agencies if appropriate and/or as requested by the student. Please click here for Counseling Center information.

At Champlain College, the professional counselors at the Counseling and Accommodations Services Center and the licensed professionals at the Student Health Center respect and protect confidential communications from students to the extent that they are able to do so under applicable law. This means that in most cases, these confidential resources will not inform anyone of such communications without a student's consent, and the College will not endeavor to take any action in response to such communications. These professionals may have the responsibility to disclose otherwise-privileged information appropriately when they perceive an immediate and/or serious threat to any person or property. In addition, medical and mental health professionals are required by law to report any allegation of sexual assault of a person under age 18.  Students who wish to talk about sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking-related issues confidentially, with the understanding that the College will not take any action based on such confidential communications, are encouraged to contact one of these confidential resources.  In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("Clery Act"), these confidential resources will not report Clery crimes they learn about through confidential communications for purposes of the College's compilation of campus crime statistics.

If an individual who makes a report to a confidential resource and insists that his or her name or other identifiable information not be revealed, the College will be unable to conduct an investigation into the particular incident or pursue disciplinary action against the alleged perpetrator.  Even so, these confidential resources will still assist the individual in receiving other necessary protection and support, such as existing counseling, victim advocacy, academic support or accommodations, disability, health or mental health services, legal assistance, visa and immigration assistance, student financial aid, and other services available to victims both within the College and in the community  and changes to living, working or course schedules or working, living, academic and/or transportation situations or protective measures. An individual who at first requests confidentiality may later decide to file a complaint with the College or report the incident to local law enforcement, and thus have the incident fully investigated.  These confidential resources will provide the individual with assistance if the individual wishes to pursue those options, regardless of whether the individual wishes to pursue a complaint within the College or with outside law enforcement.

Contact information for confidential resources is as follows: 

Counseling Center
Phone: (802) 865-5731

Skip Harris, M.S. Director, Director of Counseling, Health & Wellness
Phone: (802) 651-5961
Fax: (802) 860-2764

Luke Lewis, M.S., LCMHC, Associate Director of Counseling , Alcohol/Drug Educator
Phone: (802) 651-5959
Fax: (802) 860-2764

Eric Petersen, M.A., Counselor and Accommodations Specialist
Phone: (802) 865-5484
Fax: (802) 860-2764

Maggie Riley, M.S., N.C.C., Counselor and Accommodations Specialist 
Phone: (802) 651-5847
Fax: (802) 860-2764

Kara Berg, M.A., Counselor
Phone:  (802) 865-5722
Fax: (802) 860-2764