Educational Themes

Empowerment & Leadership Development

The Women's and Gender Center aims to empower students whose gender identities and sexual orientations are traditionally marginalized in our culture. We partner with the Champlain's Women's Empowerment Initiative, which works to cultivate confidence and courage by fostering the achievements of women. In addition, we host and collaborate on events that help students succeed academically, personally, and professionally, targeting populations who would benefit the most from this type of support.

Signature Events:

Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation

The Women's and Gender Center values and supports people of all gender identites and sexual orientations. We work to educate the community about topics such as gender pronouns, sexual orientation, and intersectionality. The center itself serves as an inclusive and comfortable space for the LGBTQ+ population at Champlain, acting as a common area for discussion and support. INCLUDE, a student-led groupsLGBTQ+ group, meets biweekly in our space after regular office hours.

Signature Events:

  • National Coming Out Day
  • Lavender Graduation

Sexual Violence Prevention

The Women's and Gender Center works in conjunction with See, Say, Do to educate the community about bystander intervention, prevention of sexual violence, and resources for survivors. Our 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 Events:

  • Sexual Violence Awareness Month
  • How to Help a Friend (who has experienced sexual violence)