FLIP (First-Year Leadership and Integration Program)
What is FLIP and what do FLIP Leaders do?
FLIP embraces its mission of helping students integrate into college life by offering programs, outreach activities, and events in all the 3 areas of the FLIP wheel (Health and Community, Academia, and Student Life).
FLIP EVENTS To Date:
- Fall Orientation – FLIP Leaders have an important presence at this event by leading an inauguration ceremony, college tours and peer focused information sessions.
- Parent’s Night (Sept) – FLIP leaders spoke to our parents from the student’s perspective about of the type of parental support they need during this important transition.
- Pack the house – Encouraged first year students to attend a pre-game rally and join the fun!
- Camping Night Out! (Sept) – First years participated in a full night of fun inclusion activities, team-building games, movie showing and to complete the camping experience; sleeping outdoors in tents on campus grounds!!
- Career Exploration Day! (Oct) – In collaboration with Office of the Registrar & CJE (Centre Jeunesse Emplois). Students learn the importance of identifying a career path and available resources.
- Harvest Festival (Oct) – Students were encouraged to participate in outdoor activities and learn about our Community Kitchen where students learn to cook healthy meals on a budget and get to bring the left overs home. This initiative is in collaboration with Health Services and Cafeteria.
- Fear factor (Oct) – In collaboration with the CSA, Flip Leaders encouraged students to challenge themselves and push the boundaries of their comfort zones.
- Procrastination Workshop (Nov) – In collaboration with student services students were offered a workshop on procrastination.
- Open house (Nov) – FLIP Leaders were available to answer questions to potential Champlain students.
- EXAM JAM! (Nov) – We were fortunate to collaborate with the Learning center, Library services, Academic Advisors, as well as faculty to offer students an opportunity to connect with the services available to them.
- Stress Management Workshop (Nov) – Offered during de-stress week.
- FLIP Winter Orientation – Students were personally invited to a winter orientation as it is challenging to integrate into college life half way through an academic year. Students participated in an amazing race of services throughout the college.
- CLUB FAIR – FLIP collaborated with the CSA to promote how students can get involved on campus!
- Valentine’s matching game – Interactive activity aimed at encouraging students to meet other students.
- Time Management Workshop – Offer students strategies to better manage their time.
- Peer Mentoring
Student Life & The Champlain Student Association
All students have the opportunity to participate in any of the multitude of on-campus student clubs, and activities that Champlain College Saint-Lambert has to offer. Participation is an excellent way to use your talents and expand your social network.
The Champlain Student Association (CSA) is responsible for funding student clubs, groups and activities. The CSA also organizes many events each year including Welcome Week, Food Fest, Guest Comedians, Carnival Week, Hypnotists, magicians, BBQ’s and the Multicultural Show. Many of these activities are planned and run by the Activities Committee which is entirely composed of student volunteers.
The CSA also coordinates student club activities on campus. Students who are interested in joining an existing club, or starting a new club up are encouraged to stop by the CSA’s office, located in F-118. The CSA oversees the following clubs:
- Amnesty International
- Anime Club
- Art Club
- Asian Club
- Cham Radio
- Champlain Music Club
- Champlain Theater Society
- Champlain Video Game Club
- Charity Club
- Christian Club
- Comedy Club
- Computer Gaming Club
- Dance Club
- F.A.C.T (Friendship and Community Ties)
- Headline Highlighters
- Investment Club
- LGBTQ Club
- Magic Club
- Mega Greek Club
- Model United Nations Club
- Multicultural Club
- Muslim Student Association
- Reinventing the “F” Word
- Screen Shot Club
- Table Top Gaming Club
- Take Action Club
- Tea Club
- Terry Fox Club
- The Green Team
- The Word (Newspaper)
To find out more about your Champlain Student Association, stop by their office, located in F-118.
The College offers many opportunities for students to actively participate in the organization of campus events and activities. From sports to student clubs to tutoring to assisting fellow students are all possibilities at Champlain. Many graduates have expressed how their volunteer activities gave additional meaning to their classroom experience.
If you are looking for an opportunity to volunteer, either on or off campus, check out our Volunteer Opportunity Board outside of Student Services or see Dave Persons in F-123 for more info. Help make a difference by becoming a volunteer!
Student Involvement Program
“Be proud of what you’ve done and get your involvement included on your official college transcripts!”
This initiative was developed by the Ministère de l’Education, du Loisirs et du Sport in order to recognize student involvement in a range of activities in college by means of an acknowledgement on their official transcript.
Two forms of “student involvement” may be recognized on transcripts:
- Contributory involvement: Students contribute significantly to one or more extracurricular activities that require them to manage responsibilities, take initiative, and show leadership.
- Participatory involvement: Students participate significantly in one or more extracurricular activity in the following categories: social and community involvement, entrepreneurship, science, politics, athletics/sports, educational and academic activities, or cultural and artistic activities.
How do I Get Involved?
Stop by Student Services and speak to David Persons about the various ways to get involved, both on and off campus. Be a part of an activity/team/club/association/organization at school or within the community!
OK, I Got Involved! Now what?
If you are a full-time student, have passed 50% of your courses for that particular semester, and have done 60 hours of volunteer work then fill out a request form and BE OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED for your volunteer activity!
An approved request form for student involvement will generate an official College entry on your student transcript describing the area of involvement, the location and the semester for which it was done.
The SIP forms can be picked up in Student Services.
** Questions, Comments or to get forms see David Persons in Student Services. F-123 **
Benefits of getting involved and being recognized
Getting involved will:
- Enable you to give back to the community and/or individuals.
- Help you create memories and have a sense of belonging and purpose to Champlain St-Lambert and/or to the organization you are affiliated with.
- Help you to acquire another type of learning (i.e. interpersonal skills, leadership, etc.)
- Facilitate your own growth and development as a person.
- Help you to create an overall sense of balance and contentment.
- Help you with time management and focus in regards to your academic studies.
Being Recognized will:
- Signify to universities that your volunteer involvement was genuine as it had to be officially evaluated in order to appear on your transcript.
- Give potential universities and employers a more complete understanding of your competencies and skills.
- Potentially provide that extra edge when seeking admission to a preferred university or dream job.
Guidelines to the S.I.P
- Students must have been involved in an activity for at least 60 hrs over a maximum of two semesters.
- Students must have full-time status and have passed at least 50% of their courses for that particular semester in order to be eligible.
- Paid activities or those activities leading to credits will not be accepted unless the participation has clearly surpassed the credits or monetary compensation received for the activity.
- Activities completed during a semester for which the student was not registered (e.g. summer) are admissible only if they are related to college activities or events.
- Students must fill out and submit a request form provided by the College for each request for recognition.
- Students must provide a completed reference form for each request of recognition.
- It is possible to ask for recognition of student involvement in multiple areas for a given semester, but the time allotted to an activity cannot be recognized more than once.
- Requests for recognition of student involvement must be completed and submitted to the College within three (3) months of the end of the activity.
- Requests related to past semesters are evaluated within four weeks of their reception. All other requests will be evaluated within the first six (6) weeks of the following fall or winter semester.
** Questions, Comments or to get forms see David Persons in Student Services. F-123 **
The College’s nurse, Joanne Poirier, is responsible for health programming at the College and is available, on a part-time basis, in room F-143. Special attention is given to matters of concern to young adults.
Health Services is here to assist you in your efforts to develop better habits and approaches to health-related issues. Information programs and individual consultation are some of the methods employed to reach this end.
Students with a documented disability or condition are entitled by law appropriate services and accommodations during their studies. Such disabilities or conditions include but are not limited to: physical and sensory disabilities involving hearing, vision, or motor skills; organic disorders such as cystic fibrosis; diagnosed learning disabilities such as dyslexia or dysorthographia or conditions due to an accident such as a concussion. Services and accommodations may include extended time and the use of a quiet room for completion of exams, the use of writing software or equipment, or the individualized assistance of another person. Where the request for accommodation is based on pre-existing conditions, the student should typically notify the College before the semester. Supporting documentation signed by a medical or qualified professional must be presented in order to benefit from accommodations.
For more information, please contact Marie Pupo, Learning and Special Needs Specialist, by phone at 450-672-7360, ext. 411, or by at email@example.com.
Eligible students may obtain special passes for reduced bus fare. For detailed information, contact the Secretary in Student Services.
Annually, at the beginning of the Fall semester, the RTL (formerly the STRSM) bus company holds an on-campus bus card photo session.
Student Services normally stocks application forms from the following bus companies:
Réseau de transport de Longueuil
Agence métropolitaine de transport
Société de transport de Montréal
Detailed information on eligibility, fares, schedules, routes, etc. can be found from the above websites. All other forms from individual outer regions must be obtained from the bus company that serves your residential area.
All full-time day students are insured in case of accident while at the College and during college-sponsored activities. This insurance covers students while they are traveling to and from school. For details or claim forms, stop by the Student Services’ office (F-121).
International students must subscribe to insurance provided through the College to gain admission. Application and claim forms are available in Student Services (F-121).
The Lost & Found department can be found in Student Services, F-121. If you have lost anything, stop by and ask Céline if it has been returned. Your Student ID card is required to claim your item.