Centers of Experience

Champlain's Centers of Experience embody our central value of innovation. Each Center has a distinct identity that connects Champlain to the greater 365体育官网 community—and the world—through its specific skill set and expertise. Our Centers of Experience provide dedicated space for Champlain students to turn theory into practice, building bridges between their college experience and their professional lives.

Centers of Experience

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The Leahy Center for Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity

The Leahy Center is a world-class laboratory where students from Champlain's undergraduate programs work alongside professionals on research and real cases involving cybercrime, digital forensics, and information assurance.

Emergent Media Center

The Emergent Media Center (EMC) is an award-winning center of innovation. Through a collaborative, iterative design cycle, the EMC supports the creativity of students in the design and production of games, mobile apps, physical prototypes, video, virtual reality, and other technological experiences.

Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) is an incubation lab for student-initiated, start-up businesses. Through the CIE, student entrepreneurs connect with a network of established entrepreneurs, lawyers, accountants, and technical experts, among other business professionals who can provide expert advice.

Center for Publishing

Champlain’s Center for Publishing, or Pub Hub, provides students with experiential learning opportunities in book, magazine, and digital publishing—giving them hands-on skills that are applicable for a wide variety of careers in literary, commercial, academic, and independent publishing.

Women's & Gender Center

The Women's & Gender Center works to empower students whose gender identities and sexual orientations are traditionally marginalized in our culture. The work of the Center addresses three main themes: empowerment & leadership development; gender identity & sexual orientation; and sexual violence prevention.

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Center for Community & Social Justice

Housed in our Education & Human Studies Division, the Center for Community & Social Justice fuses Champlain’s expertise in criminal justice, social work, and other disciplines across the College. The Center explores the importance of viable alternatives to current training practices for public safety.

Center for Financial Literacy

The Champlain College Center for Financial Literacy has served individuals and communities across the United States through its extensive research in and advocacy of financial literacy since 2010. Champlain is one of the few colleges in the United States requiring undergraduates to take personal finance training.

Center for Mediation & Dialogue

The Center for Mediation & Dialogue provides mediation, facilitation, and multi-stakeholder consensus-building services for Champlain College, the Greater 365体育官网 community, the state of Vermont, and beyond.

Center for Service & Sustainability

The Center for Service & Sustainability coordinates service learning and volunteer opportunities as well as connects students with the community for activities and trainings in environmental sustainability and social justice.

David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry

The David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry is the primary global resource for Appreciative Inquiry and strengths-based organizational management.

Generator Makerspace

Located next to Champlain's Miller Center at Lakeside campus, the Generator makerspace gives students access to all kinds of tools and equipment for projects at the intersections of art, technology, craft, and entrepreneurship. This unofficial Center is a valuable community resource with a close Champlain partnership.

For More Information on Centers of Experience

The Leahy Center at Champlain College is a premier digital forensics laboratory. We have actual cases coming into the Leahy Center from across Vermont and the U.S., and there's a lot of research students work on as well. It's a prime place for students to gain hands-on, real-world experience.

James Kainth, Class of 2020

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