Programming and Education

Champlain College Alcohol & Drug Programming and Education

Champlain College offers comprehensive Alcohol and Drug Education programs and services. The Office of Student Conduct in collaboration with Counseling and Accommodation Services focuses highly on preventative and proactive measures to ensure the safety and well-being of our students. Below is a list of current programming and educational opportunities we offer on our campus.

  • Educational floor programs in residence halls led by Resident Assistants and Peer Health Educators.  

  • Alcohol and other drug (AOD) "On-The-Go" educational programming that Resident Assistants can "check out." Materials regarding the health effects of alcohol and other drugs may be obtained through Peer Health Educators working in the Counseling and Accommodation Services Center. 

  • Each year Champlain College distributes the student handbook electronically to all new students and to all residential students both new and returning. The Champlain Student Handbook contains information about Alcohol and Drug policies. The Champlain College student handbook is updated annually and is made available on the college web site for returning students, faculty, and staff.  Full and part-time commuting students will receive an email encouraging them to review the Champlain College student handbook

  • Residential Life staff conducts an overview presentation to all residential students during the first week of classes to emphasize all of the college's residential policies including the alcohol and drug policy. This information is delivered twice: Initial first day residential meeting and again at the end of the week in more detail. Provide late night alcohol free programming every weekend.

  • Late night alcohol free programming is offered every weekend. Details of late-night programming are found on the Student Activities webpage.

  • Social norms campaigns aimed at targeting negative behaviors associated with drug and alcohol use and promoting healthy replacement behaviors. 

  • Share Our Stories (SOS) speaker series. 

  • Beer, Booze, and Books presentation by Jim Matthews for the entire incoming first year class held during the Fall Orientation. 

  • Drug and alcohol game whow for incoming transfer students held during Spring Orientation. 

  • Students are encouraged to take part in the Conduct Review Board process which often involves making judgements on cases that involve drugs and alcohol. 

  • All of our housing is substance free, but there are specific residence halls that have been designated as a "self-select" option for substance free housing in which students sign a contract stating they will be substance free. 

  • eCHECKUP TO GO alcohol and marijuana online personal reflection modules offered to all students, but often included as a sanction for an alcohol or drug violation. 

  • As part of the student conduct process, students are often encouraged to review educational articles on the effects of substance abuse and write a reflection paper. 

  • Educational events promoting the Good Samaritan Policy. During these events students are encouraged to sign a banner stating that they pledge to uphold the policy

If you have questions about programming and educational opportunities please contact:

Luke Lewis, MS, LCMHC
Assistant Director of Counseling & Accommodations/Alcohol & Drug Educator
Phone: (802) 651-5959
Email: llewis@champlain.edu