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Champlain College prioritizes a culture of wellbeing. Having a good understanding of your own wellbeing is crucial as you navigate life as a college student.

Your personal wellbeing ties directly to your academic success!

Champlain’s Dare to CARE culture provides wellbeing resources to support your academic and personal success. From academic support to counseling and health services, to our fitness center and clubs and activities, there are many interactive ways for you to care for yourself and others. Let’s dig in!

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Dare to CARE

Dare to CARE coordinates educational programs, event promotions, social media, and information sharing so you have the knowledge and resources you need to learn and live well!

Our culture of wellbeing is strengthened by campus partners and students working together to provide timely, effective information that allows us to grow and care for ourselves as individuals and as a collective community.

Learn About Dare to CARE

SMART Space: Academic Coaching & Support

Champlain offers a wide variety of academic support options to ensure every student has access to resources like homework help and one-on-one assistance. The SMART Space houses academic tutoring centers for writing, programming, math, and more.

Learn More About the SMART Space

Seeking out help is a sign of strength!

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Care Team Referral

If you have a concern about a student who is displaying behaviors that may interfere with their ability to be successful in the college environment or that a student’s behavior or wellbeing are negatively impacting people around them, reach out to the Care Team.

Report a Concern

If you or someone you know needs to report a concern on campus, this list will direct you to the right information, forms, and contacts. Submit a report for a student of concern, bias incident, sexual misconduct and Title IX, and more.

Chauncey’s Cupboard Food Pantry

Champlain’s on-campus food pantry is available to all students, staff, and faculty. Stop by for both perishable and non-perishable items, hygiene products, and more!

Kognito Training: Helping Students in Distress

Learn how to handle situations where students may be in distress and when to seek help. This 40-minute virtual training is available to all students, staff, and faculty. Enter a virtual environment and engage in role-play conversations with emotionally responsive virtual humans.

Kognito Training

Stay Active & Get Involved!

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Fitness Center

Come check out the Champlain College Fitness Center! We pride ourselves on keeping our space clean, current, and fun, and we welcome the beginner, intermediate, and advanced-level individual.

Athletics & Recreation

Are team sports your thing? We have a wide range of intramural and club sports from dance to volleyball to esports and more. Whatever your athletic interests are, you’ll have no trouble finding people to team up with, have fun, and stay active!

Clubs & Events

Getting involved and making friends positively boosts your wellbeing. There are plenty of clubs and activities to choose from at Champlain, so find your niche and settle in!

Interfaith Resources

Champlain embraces a community of religious and spiritual diversity. Students will find various interfaith and religious-based organizations on- and off-campus, as well as an Interfaith Room on our Burlington campus.

Go to Our Interfaith Resources
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New Student Experience & Champ 101

Wellbeing is a pillar of our New Student Experience-a holistic approach to your first year of education at Champlain. The combination of Orientation, Core, and InSight—including our Champ 101 program—provides the skills and preparation you need to succeed both personally and professionally while at Champlain and beyond. Transfer students also benefit from our Transfer Connections program.

New Student Experience Champ 101

Did you know? We’re JED Campus Alumni!

Champlain College completed a three-year partnership with JED Campus to evaluate and strengthen mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention programs and systems on campus.

learn more on the JED website
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Meet the Wellbeing Team

Looking to connect? Email us at

Annika HawkinsHilke
Assistant Vice President of Student Health & Wellbeing
Erika Lea
Coordinator of First Year Transitions & Wellbeing Initiatives
Hannah Marton
Clinical Operations and Health Promotion Coordinator
April Mentzer
Clinician and Integrated Care Provider
Emily Merrill
Student Resources and Single Parents Program Coordinator
Kaylee Sullivan
Community Content & Communications Manager

That’s not all…

Our wellbeing team expands across the college. Take a moment to meet our Counseling Center and Student Health Center teams!

Emergency Resources

If you or someone you know is injured or in immediate danger, call 911 or Campus Public Safety at (802) 865-6465.

Champlain Resources

External Resources