Champlain College St-Lambert is proud to offer 3 different programs that assist in the learning, development and exploration of leadership. Offered through the department of Student Services, the Leadership Program offers workshops, a certificate program as well as professional development opportunities.
Objectives of the Program
- The Program is designed to give participants the self-knowledge, attitudes, strategies and basic skills
possessed by effective leaders.
- Provide participants with strategies to become more task-effective and to manage the stress
associated with a dynamic lifestyle.
- Provide participants with an understanding of their own interpersonal communication “habits” and
information to communicate more genuinely in their relationships and with others.
- Provide tools that permit participants to work in a group environment through better understanding
of conflict resolution and consensus building.
- Provide participants with the opportunity to apply the leadership skills through active learning.
What do I get out of this?
- Discover ways to get involved on campus and in the community.
- Learn by doing, and gain a competitive advantage when applying for jobs, university or post-graduate programs.
- Make a difference on-campus or in your community at the same time!
- Meet great people and have fun!
- Receive recognition on your Champlain transcript.
All Leadership Workshops are open to any and all Champlain College students who would like to attend. Pre-registration is mandatory and students may attend 1 or many of the workshops. Each workshop will concentrate on a special theme.
Workshops in 2011-2012 include:
- Core Competencies for Leadership
- Leading Yourself
- Team Building
- Event Management
- Consensus Building
- Working with Volunteers
Please see Dave Persons in Student Services to register and for all dates and locations of the individual workshops.
The Champlain Student Association & Student Clubs
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 activites are planned and run by the Activities Committe which is entirely composed of student volunteers.
The CSA also coordinates student club activity 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 C-100 (or the Clubs, locations are listed below), Currently, the CSA oversees the following clubs for the 2010-11 academic year:
- Amnesty International F-122
- Anime Club F-116
- Asian Club F-104
- Cham Radio F-124a
- Champlain Music Club F-118
- Champlain Theater Club F-128
- Champlain Video Game Club F-120
- Charity Club F-110
- F.A.C.T F-126
- Headline Highlighters F-112a
- LGBTQ Club F-112
- Mega Greek Club F-104
- Multicultural Club F-112
- Muslim Student Association F-124
- Reinventing the “F” Word F-126
- Screen Shot Club F-112a
- The Green Team F-122
- The Word (Newspaper) F-114
To find out more about your Champlain Student Association, stop by their office, located in C-100.
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 to talk to Dave Persons 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!
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.
It is possible to get recognized for more than one volunteering experience(you must fill out one form for each of your volunteering experiences). It is also possible to fill out forms for past semesters.
** 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 **
Le «French Connexion» est un groupe d’étudiants francophone ayant survécu à leur première année au Collège et qui serait volontaire pour envoyer des courriels aux nouveaux étudiants de leur programme les invitant à poser toutes les questions qu’ils peuvent avoir concernant Champlain, leur programme et à quoi ils devraient s’attendre d’un cégep anglophone. Les bénévoles enverraient un courriel de bienvenue en juin à environ 30 nouveaux étudiants et un autre courriel au mêmes étudiants au mois d’août. Normalement, moins du tiers d’entre eux répondent à votre courriel. Vous aiderez ainsi certains étudiants à partir du bon pied et à diminuer leur niveau d’insécurité lors de leurs premières journées. Si vous êtes intéressé, envoyez un MIO à Veronica Wynne et je vous répondrai au courant des prochaines semaines avec plus d’informations. Merci !
The College’s nurse, Johanne 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 Diagnosed Disability or Condition
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligible students may apply for a reduced fair transit pass (OPUS). Conveniently, at the beginning of each Fall semester, the réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) holds an on-campus OPUS card photo session. Students are informed about the on campus service via their Omnivox account before the first day of classes. Off campus services are available at the transit company of choice as per instructions on their respective websites. Students must present their signed and approved OPUS card application form to receive the student fare and service. Full time students residing locally and serviced by one of the below listed transit companies, can download their personalized OPUS card application form or letter via their Omnivox account. Additional information about eligibility, fares, schedules and services can be found on the below websites.
Réseau de transport de Longueuil
Agence métropolitaine de transport
Société de transport de Montréal
Students who reside outside of the local territory can download a form from the transit company (STL, CIT, AQTIM, etc.,) which serves their residential area. This form must be filled out and brought to Student Services for authentication and will be returned to the student within a few days. Please note that some of the companies, as listed below, may accept the standard form which is already available on your Omnivox account. You can verify this by contacting your local public transportation service.
Société de Transport de Laval (STL)
CIT Vallée du Richelieu
CIT Le Richelain
For any questions relating to the above public transportation information, you can contact Céline Bourgeois in Student Services at extension 355.
All full-time regular day-time DEC 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 or call Céline Bourgeois at extension 355.
All students at Champlain College must provide proof of insurance coverage (RAMQ or other) to be admitted. The same policy applies for an International Student applying to the college. For more information on obtaining insurance coverage for an International Student, please contact Céline Bourgeois at extension 355.
The Lost and Found is located in Student Services. If you have lost an item, you can verify if it was returned there or call extension 355.