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    Blue Light Emergency Phones

    Available at 13 locations across the campus, Blue Light Emergency phones connect directly to the Campus Public Safety dispatch center. Simply press and release the button marked “PUSH” (no dialing is necessary) to be automatically connected. After four rings if the cell phone is not answered, the call is forwarded to the UVM Police Department.

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    Key Cards & Building Security

    Residence halls are locked 24/7 except for specific events such as first year move-ins. Residence halls can only be accessed with a valid key card.

    Administrative and academic buildings are open to the general public during regular business hours. These buildings are locked daily after 5:00 PM.

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    Personal Safety Escort

    If you are worried for your safety, call CPS for an escort any time day or night. They can escort you from Point A to Point B on campus, including 194 St. Paul Street. An escort is also available to provide vehicle transportation to the University of Vermont Medical Center for non-emergency medical attention.

LiveSafe App

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    It’s like a blue light in your hand!

    Champlain College offers a safety app called “LiveSafe” for all students, staff, and faculty.

    LiveSafe enables direct and discreet two-way communication with Champlain Public Safety officers. It also lets you virtually walk your friends and family home with SafeWalk.

    Learn More About the LiveSafe Safety App

   RAVE Alerts   

Students are automatically subscribed to the RAVE Alert system to receive important information via text & email during an emergency.

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Stay Safe While Walking

Champlain College Public Safety (CPS) encourages you to take action when it comes to your personal safety, keeping the following precautions in mind. Take these actions now so you are prepared later.

  • 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!

Bicycle Safety

See the bicycle safety page at the Office of Transportation & Parking.

Bicycle Safety

Resources & Hotlines

In case of emergency, please contact any of the following resources immediately:
Campus Public Safety: (802) 865-6465
Champlain College 24/7 On-Call Counselor: (802) 865-5745
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Free crisis support 24/7): 988

Additional Resources:

Campus Public Safety

Durick Hall
174 South Willard Street
Public safety officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week