Champlain College offers educational programming to students, staff, and faculty to better familiarize our campus community with our policies and procedures, resources, and bystander intervention.
As of Spring 2023, all Champlain students and employees will have access to Get Inclusive, an online prevention and compliance training tool built for higher education.
All sophomores, juniors, and seniors and College employees will be required to complete bystander intervention training in the spring semester. First-year students completed a similar training in August 2022. We want every student to have the knowledge and skills they need to intervene when anyone is observed being harassed or endangered by sexual violence. Students and employees will receive an email in January 2023 with instructions on how to complete the training and when it needs to be submitted by. These instructions will also be outlined on this webpage.
Everyone with a Champlain email address will be able to engage with this resource. Upon completion of the training, students and employees will have a better understanding of sexual misconduct and the resources and processes on campus. Our community will also develop a shared language around terms related to various types of sexual harassment.
New Student & Student Leader Trainings
In Fall 2022, we expanded sexual violence and bystander education for new students as part of the transition to college. This resulted in new students engaging with three education-based resources prior to the start of classes: the online Community and Culture program 'Sexual Assault Prevention,' the interactive Zero Shades of Grey orientation session, and a presentation from the Title IX Office.
Student leaders including Orientation Leaders, Resident Advisors, and the Student Government Association Cabinet, attend training sessions as well.
The Champlain College Women's & Gender Center (WGC) hosts several events throughout the year based on its three themes: empowerment and leadership development, gender identity and sexual orientation, and sexual violence prevention. The WGC works in conjunction with campus stakeholders, including the Title IX Office, to educate the community about bystander intervention, prevention of sexual violence, and resources for survivors. The Center's goal is to provide progressive and appropriate educational programming that helps students prevent sexual violence and understand the resources they have for reporting an incident and/or accessing support.
Signature programs run by the WGC in the past include Sexual Violence Awareness Month programming, How to Help a Friend (who has experienced sexual violence), and Shedding Light on Sexual Violence. The WGC also hosts an annual Sexual Health and Wellbeing Fair during the fall semester, where students can learn about sexual health resources on campus and in the Burlington area, learn about safety and empowerment, and meet representatives from the Title IX Office. Stay tuned to The View Events to see these events advertised, or subscribe to the WGC's newsletter.