STUDENT INVOLVEMENT PROGRAM
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 to talk to Scott O’Brien about the various ways to got involved, both on and off campus. Be a part of an activity/team/club/association/organization at school or within the community. There are many Volunteer Opportunities from within Champlain College Saint-Lambert and from within the community at large, so get busy now!
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.
Download the Application Form, fill it out and return it to Student Services with any required documentation or references. If you have any questions, you can download the Student Involvement Program policy, or drop into Student Services. Need help with the forms? Come on in and we’ll help you out!
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 can not 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.