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3 College Freshman

Diversity: Everyone is very accepting here.

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3 College Student

Diversity: So diversity is sort of odd here. Its a very liberal school so if you are an African American, gay, lesbian, ect. you will be 100% excepted and everyone will love you. At the same time people seem to think republicans are devil spawn. So basically, be prepared to accept everyone 100% and be liberal or get out.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There is alot of diversity at Champlain. You will find many diffrent groups of people here.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Although there is not a huge amount of diversity in terms of race, everyone is VERY accepting no matter your race, sexual orientation, religion, or any other difference. It is more of a talking point if you are somewhat different than anything else. The student body is one of the most inclusive atmospheres I have ever seen.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Champlain is a pretty white school, but it's in Vermont so that's to be expected. There are international students, not so much that it's really noticeable though. It seems most people here and democrats/liberal so I imagine it'd be awkward to be a republican here. There are people of all sexual orientations here.

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The diversity at Champlain is increasing, as fostering an inclusive and diverse community is a part of Champlain's 2020 mission. Vermont is 70 percent white, with the greater-Burlington community having the most diversity as a result of the refugee resettlement program in the neighboring town, as well as the five colleges in the area.

Students at Champlain are very inclusive—no matter one's gender, religion, sexual orientation, political views, race, or ethnicity. For student leaders, there are many workshops on identity, as well as priority and oppression. Other than this, the discussion is kept at a minimum. Most groups are well-represented within the 2,000 undergraduate students, and it will only get better.

Facts & Statistics

African American
2%
Asian
1%
Hispanic
3%
International
1%
Native American
0%
White
69%
Unknown
21%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
84%
Common States of Residence
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 37%
20-21: 35%
22-24: 8%
25+: 19%
Female Faculty
32%
Male Faculty
68%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 1%
Asian American: 0%
Hispanic: 0%
International: 0%
Native American: 4%
White: 85%
Unknown: 8%
Gay Pride
The LGBTQA community at Champlain is supported by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the group INCLUDE. INCLUDE is a network of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning individuals as well as their allies. The group meets to discuss current events, to plan and also attend fun group activities, and to create community awareness projects for the Champlain campus. In the spring of 2012, film students created an online documentary series called, "The Worst Thing About Coming Out," highlighting LGBTQA students, faculty, and staff sharing their stories about coming out. It has had international success and brought the struggle to light at Champlain.
Political Activity
Most students at Champlain are leftists, supporting social change. There are others who are indifferent to change or like to challenge change. There are often deep political discussions in core classes. The biggest political group on campus is the Champlain Student Government Association (SGA). The SGA has the ability to promote change on campus. They also lead all of the school clubs.
Economic Status
Financial aid is tight at Champlain for the average middle-class family, but there are great specialty scholarships for veterans, single parents, first-generation college students from Vermont, and new American scholarships for refugee students. There are also other programs supporting inner-city charter and vocational schools.
Most Common Religions
The most commonly practiced religion on Champlain's campus is Christianity. The only religious meeting offered is bible study. Many students find a church off campus or watch/listen to their church from home online.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Since any minority group on campus is pretty small, there is one international student group that is very close. They welcome both international and American students to mingle and celebrate the various cultures.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 31 responses

  • 19% Progressive/very liberal
  • 29% Liberal
  • 29% Moderate
  • 6% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 3% Libertarian
  • 13% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 41 responses

  • 32% Progressive/very liberal
  • 27% Liberal
  • 12% Moderate
  • 0% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 29% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 41 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 22 responses

  • 18% Republican
  • 32% Democratic
  • 27% Independent
  • 9% Other party not mentioned
  • 14% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 15 responses

  • 87% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 13% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 0% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 0% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 22 responses

  • 68% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 32% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 0% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 0% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 32 responses

  • 66% Very accepting.
  • 34% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 0% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.
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