Safety Tips

Champlain College Public Safety (CPS) encourages you to take action when it comes to your personal safety, keeping the following precautions in mind.

Below you fill find:

  • Actions to take now so you are prepared later
  • Campus Public Safety contact info. When in doubt, call!
  • Tips for staying safe while walking
  • More Champlain resources for you

campus overlooking lake champlain and mountains


1) Add Campus Public Safety's number to your phone contacts:
(802) 865-6465.

2) RAVE Mobile Safety is our emergency alert system. Make sure your contact information and notification preferences are up-to-date.

Update your RAVE info.

3) The LiveSafe safety app is available to all students and employees. It's like having a blue light in your hand at all times—communicate directly with campus public safety, local law enforcement, and peers with just a press of a button.

Download the LiveSafe app.


If you feel unsafe, call CPS immediately. Remember, you can make a difference as a bystander. If you are witnessing a concerning situation, call CPS.

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  • If you are walking alone at night and you are worried for your safety, call CPS for an escort. They can escort you from Point A to Point B on campus, including 194 St. Paul Street.
  • Be aware of your surroundings, especially when walking at night. When possible:
    • Walk with a friend or a group and stay on well-lit and well-traveled pathways.
    • If you have to walk alone at night, we suggest you have your phone readily available, call and talk with someone during your travel, or inform someone when you depart and when you expect to arrive at your destination- let them know when you arrived safely.
    • Do not wear headphones or earbuds when walking alone, especially at night, this interferes with your ability to process your surroundings. 
  • Don't be afraid to change your route. If something strange is ahead of you, you can change directions. Don't necessarily turn around (unless that is the only option). Instead, take a right or a left. Don't walk into a place you don't know.
  • Hold your head high. Be confident when walking. Keep your shoulders back. Don't look at the ground. Don't look away when passing strangers, but rather make brief eye contact while you are passing.
  • Wear light-colored clothes to make yourself more visible in the dark. 
  • Carry a flashlight at night.
  • Consider carrying a whistle or other noise making device.
  • If you are walking to a vehicle, have your keys in your hand ready to go so you can get into your car immediately. Once you are in your car, lock your doors.
  • Trust your instincts!
Link to this FAQ

Find bike safety tips from Champlain's Transportation Office here.

Link to this FAQ
Link to this FAQ